Writer’s Block Festival

If you’re an aspiring writer—or even if you’re a well-known bestseller—you won’t want to miss this year’s Writer’s Block Festival. 

Organized by Louisville Literary Arts, this year’s annual event will feature everything a writer could dream of — from authors’ talks to panel discussions to writing workshops. Pitch your manuscript to an agent for only $25 or join a group of writing peers in a genre-and-topic-focused workshop, including a simultaneous narrative fiction workshop or a playwriting narrative that will leave you with the first draft of a short play.

The event will include readings from youth writers at the Young Authors Greenhouse, authors from the University of Louisville publication Miracle Monocle, and Writer’s Block faculty. Sponsored by UofL’s Creative Writing Program, the keynote speaker this year is author Garth Greenwell, a Louisville native and National Book Award Finalist for What Belongs to You. There will even be a live recording of the WFPL podcast 5 Things.

The main event is free, while the writing workshops are $50 for non-members and $40 for Louisville Literary Arts members. Doors open at 9am and the event ends at 6pm. It is hosted in the Egan Leadership Center and Spalding University Library.

Saturday, November 16

Spalding University Library and Egan Leadership Center