Panels from the 2017 festival included: "Writing in and of The South," "Writing in the Age of Trump," "Intersextion: At the Crossroads of Gender and Sexuality," and "My First Time: Anxiety and Exhilaration."



By tradition, the festival begins at Buffalo Street Books with a series of micro readings. Readings over the next two days took place at Ithaca's Handwerker Gallery. These gave the authors a longer chance to show off their work. 

The 2017 Authors

The 2017 festival featured authors (from left to right): Yewande Omotoso, Chaitali Sen, Lauren Slaughter, Nick Gandiello, Chanelle Benz, Debora Kuan, Allen Gee and Bob Proehl.

The 2017 Festival

Staged Play


Professor Claire Gleitman of Ithaca College and the IC On the Verge team performed a staged reading of playwright Nick Gandiello's The Blameless.

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