Free, Performance, Tour

STL LitFest

Organized with literary journal december, STL LitFest is a celebration of writers and reading. The evening will feature activities, an open mic, performances, prizes, refreshments, a fair of literary organizations.

Tabling organizations in the fair include:

  • Boulevard magazine
  • Dorothy, A Publishing Project
  • Lindenwood University
  • Missouri Romance Writers of America
  • Poetry in the Woods
  • Ready Readers
  • River Styx
  • Saturday Writers
  • Sisters in Crime St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Library
  • St. Louis Poetry Center
  • St. Louis Publishers Association
  • St. Louis Writers Guild
  • StoryStitchers
  • The Novel Neighbor
  • University of Missouri–Saint Louis
  • UrbArts and St. Louis Poetry Slam
  • Word Up Open Mic
  • Your Words STL

This event is free and open to the public. All available free General Admission tickets for presale have been reserved. Walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability.


  • 6:00 pm: Event begins
  • 6:00–7:30 pm: Young Writers’ Corner
  • 7:30 pm: Welcome address and reception
  • 8:00 pm: Guided Exhibition Tour of Paul Chan: Breathers with a special focus on the artist’s publishing practice, Badlands Unlimited.
  • 8:30 pm: Readings and performances from Crystal Odelle, Jayluvve, and InnerGy
  • 9:15 pm: Raffle announcement
  • 10:00 pm: Event closes

Presented by december and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in partnership with Missouri Humanities, Saint Louis Poetry Center, and the Novel Neighbor with support from the Missouri Humanities Trust Fund.