Through the centuries, the maverick city of Santa Fe located at the Southern Rockies’ edge has served as a cultural crossroads, starting from the era of Hispano and Native people whose unique oral traditions are rooted in the area to the long list of writers whose masterpieces illuminate and imagine not only the American West but also the bigger world as a whole.
With such an interesting history, this makes Santa Fe the perfect place for bringing together passionate readers, and influential thinkers and authors for an event as inspiring and unique as the landscape itself.
What is The Santa Fe Literary Festival?
The Santa Fe Literary Festival will be held over a long weekend from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2022. This highly anticipated festival is set to debut at Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
Numerous events have been scheduled for the festival, including visionary keynote speeches from major figures in the literary world to the smaller and more intimate talks with some of the most exciting global writing talents today.
Some of the authors include Anne Hillerman, Asma Khan, Deborah Madison, George R. R. Martin, James McGrath Morris, John Grisham, Jon Krakauer, Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros, and William DeBuys, just to mention a few.
There are also lunches with the leading food writers and chefs with exciting opportunities to jumpstart the day with meditation in the morning or a guided tour with an expert author that will take you around Santa Fe’s historic streets.
What to Expect at The Santa Fe Literary Festival
The Festival will kick off on a Friday at the Santa Fe Convention Center with the stage to be taken by none other than Colson Whitehead, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. There are going to be two days filled with exciting events on Saturday to Sunday, May 21st to 22nd with the optional Literary Day Trips scheduled on May 23rd, Monday.
You have three options for buying tickets to the event. You can buy the Individual Session Tickets either with or without a book. You can also choose from more than 20 different events as well as free events on Saturday to Sunday on the Community Stage.
All-Access Festival Passes are also available in a limited number. Holders of these passes can create their personalized festival experience, and choose from the following activities:
- A total of 14 author events that each has a book with an overall value of more than $450 and an inaugural bookbag
- Meditation author talks limited to 100 persons on a first-come, first-serve basis
- Two afternoon teas with acclaimed chefs, both with a book
- Two exclusive lunch events with award-winning chefs, both with a book
- 7 big stage talks with the bestselling authors, all of which has a book
- Tequila Tastings and Walk and Talks with a limit of 15 persons per event on a first-come, first-serve basis. The ADA accessibility of the events is not guaranteed because these involve the use of the sidewalks of the City of Santa Fe.