Registration for our 2019 festival is now open! Click the button below to purchase tickets from the Trueblood Performing Arts Center website:

Registration News

The following workshops are now full, so registration for these has closed:

  • Jane Hamilton (Friday 9/20)
  • Scott Russell Sanders (Friday 9/20)
  • Luis Alberto Urrea (Friday 9/20)

Sunday's Brunch is also sold out.

Registration Fees for 2019 are as follows. (Islander rates are available for those whose primary residence is Washington Island.)

  • Thursday 9/19 Creative Lab: Free, open to the public. (Free-will donations are appreciated.)

  • Friday 9/20 Workshops: $75 standard / $60 Islander per workshop

    • Please note that you can only register for one workshop per session, and once you have registered, you will not be allowed to switch to a different workshop. (Exceptions were made for those who had signed up for the now rescheduled Makkai workshop.)

  • Friday 9/20 Dessert Reception: Free, open to those who attend any part of the Festival

  • Saturday 9/21 Full Festival with Banquet: $145 standard / $100 Islander (Includes admission to the Saturday Banquet)

  • Saturday 9/21 Full Festival without Banquet: $115 standard / $70 Islander (Does not include Banquet)

  • Saturday 9/21 Half-day: $95 standard / $60 Islander (Choose either the morning or afternoon session; does not include Banquet)

  • Sunday 9/22 Brunch: $30

  • Sunday 9/22 Rescheduled Rebecca Makkai Workshop: $75 standard / $60 Islander

Registration Fees

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Statement of Pricing Principles:  The Washington Island Literary Festival, dedicated to bringing the best literary voices and conversation to Washington Island at a reasonable cost, is a (virtually) all-volunteer organization.  Through our heart-felt efforts, and through generous support from Friends of the WILF, we seek to defray costs as much as possible for our attendees.