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SunLit Literary Festival is a confederation of like-minded literary, cultural, and civic organizations coordinating their individual efforts for the common goal of advancing the enjoyment of books, reading, writing, and the classic art of letterpress printing.
6th Annual SunLit Literary Festival is produced by Keep St. Pete Lit.
Literature represents a moment in time. It is an exploration of our history, an expression of our experiences and of the life that surrounds us. It is a discussion of who we are, how we got that way and what choices we can make to shape our future.
April 1-3, 2022 literary and other arts & cultural circles will intersect during the sixth annual SunLit Literary Festival, a springtime celebration of the written word. It brings together various literary organizations and arts disciplines to celebrate literacy, literature, reading, and writing for days of intoxicating “Litertainment” and just plain fun.

6th Annual SunLit Festival Kick-off Party “Where the Wild Things Are” 

Date/Time: Friday, April 1 (6pm-12am) 

Description: 6th Annual SunLit Literary Festival Kick-off Party! 

Youth programs for reading and writing are so important so we’re going all-in on this party – all proceeds are going directly to the kids.

A $35 ticket pays for one hour of tutoring. Buy 10 beers and that also pays for one hour of tutoring! Remember all the help needed writing those essays? Well here’s your chance to give back.

Come have fun, immerse yourself in big art installations and entertainment inspired by Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Join the bonfires on the island of the Wild Things! This is all for a great cause.

$35 general admission/$55 general admission + Fairgrounds St. Pete ticket/$250 VIP with a table for 4 with waited service in the VIP lounge/$1,000 become a SPONSOR serious about literacy education

Literary awards at 6:30pm

The bands kick off at 7:30pm

– Better Strangers: 

– Eugene Snowden:

St. Petersburg Press will be hosting “Meet the Authors” – an evening with locally renowned St. Petersburg Press Authors. St. Petersburg Press Founder, Joe Hamilton will open with a tribute to the St. Pete Literary Community, followed by the presentation of the 2022 Roy Peter Clark Award to a Local Literary Hero who has made an outstanding contribution to the St. Petersburg Story.

The SunLit Literary Festival brings together cultural organizations, writers, artists, and businesses for three days of “Litertainment.” It runs April 1-3, 2022. 

Cash bar. Proceeds will support Keep St. Pete Lit’s youth programming. Read and Write on!

Contact person: Maureen McDole

Phone number:  727-798-4530

Cost: $35 General Admission/$55 General Admission + Fairgrounds St. Pete ticket/$250 VIP 

Link to event:

Location:  The Factory St. Pete

2622 Fairfield Ave. S. St. Pete

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Apr 01 2022

6th Annual SunLit Literary Festival

Event Details

Event Starts
Apr 01 2022 06:00 PM
Event Ends
Apr 03 2022 09:00 PM
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The Factory St. Pete, 2622 Fairfield Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33712

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