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Tulsa LitFest

Tulsa Lit Fest

April 20-23, 2023

Tulsa LitFest brings together diverse literary artists and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community. The free festival includes events ranging from open mic nights and live readings to a small press book fair and a jazz show, presented in a variety of bookstores, taprooms and museums near downtown. 

A festival by Tulsans, for Tulsans.

Composite photo of LitFest leadership

Presented by the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, Whitty Books, Tri-City Collective, and Fulton Street Books and Coffee.


Open Mics

Calling all writers! Whether you’re an open mic regular or are just gathering the courage to share your work for the first time, we want to welcome you!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday will feature readings with local writers in collaboration with several literary orgs in town. Snaps up for you–we can’t wait to cheer you on!


Small Press Fair

The Small Press Fair is an opportunity to celebrate some of the most innovative work in publishing happening today! From noon to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, head down to Whitty Books to fill up your tote bag. Several local and regional publishers will be present, including:

Tulsa LitFest Leadership


Tulsa LitFest is presented by


With Additional Support from


Our Community Partners


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