LitFest 2024

BOOKS THAT MADE THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Neighborhoods, whether real or fictitious, conventional or boundless, changing for better or worse, bestow an identity; give us a way of seeing things – a way of seeing the world. It’s more than a collection of houses on a network of streets.  A neighborhood could be defined as a collection of people with unique experiences, conditions and desires, who together form something bigger and deeply affecting. People who engender powerful stories together.

“It could be that the neighborhood, not the individual, is the essential unit of social change…when you think in neighborhood terms you see things previously rendered invisible.”
—David Brooks, New York Times

LitFest in the Dena encourages presenters to explore ‘neighborhoods’ as they discuss their own work and the books that have influenced them.

Think about how you can incorporate Books that Made the Neighborhood into your topic for a panel discussion, reading, workshop or literary experience. As you develop your idea, please consider the following areas:

  • Books that challenge common beliefs
  • Books that shape our collective thinking
  • Books that changed me

We’re excited to hear from you!

LitFest in the Dena 2024 is scheduled for
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 4 and 5.

DEADLINE for submissions:
Sunday, February 4, 2024, 11:59 PST.

Click HERE for submission form.