The Festival offers several social gatherings with food. Some gatherings are included with Festival fees; others are separate. For more details, visit Registration.

  • Thursday, 9.19 @ 5:30 PM: Dedication of Writers' Walk Plaque and brief reception | Washington Island Farm Museum

  • Friday, 9.20 @ 7:30 PM: Dessert Reception and meet and greet with authors and participants | Washington Island Farm Museum

    • Open to all participants of any portion of the conference (free of charge)

  • Saturday, 9.21 @ 6:30 PM: Social Half-hour followed by Festival Banquet and Awards Presentations| Historic Island Dairy

    • Banquet is included in the Saturday Full Festival fee but cannot be purchased separately

  • Sunday, 9.22 @ 9:30 AM: Brunch and Closing Remarks | Hotel Washington

    • Separate registration is required due to limited seating.

“The island is simply beautiful but also somehow haunting and a little bit quirky. Everything I find enchanting about a place….The venues chosen for all the events were just perfect.” - Marion Boyer