About this event
1455 Literary Arts, a nonprofit organization seeking to advance the appreciation of and passion for both creativity and community, seeks proposals for presentations, workshops, craft talks and creative readings for its 3rd Annual 1455 Summer Festival to be held Thursday July 15th—Saturday, July 17th, 2021. To ensure both safety and maximum inclusivity, all programming will be virtual and accessible online. This year’s keynote speaker is Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker Prize winning novel SHUGGIE BAIN, who will be joined in converstion by 1455 Board Member Bethanne Patrick.
The festival will feature a variety of international artists and thinkers, including National Book Award Finalist Deesha Philyaw , award-winning author S.A. Cosby, Egyptian author Ahmed Naji, Edgar Award winning novelist Angie Kim, and author (and industry expert) Jane Friedman. 1455 is act ively seeking a diverse offering of authors, speakers and contributors, from a variety of genders, cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.