What teenagers had to say about LitUp 2018
“I finally feel like I’ve found kids who are like me.”
“This was a super fun festival!”
“Keep this going!”
LitUp 2018, by the numbers
- Twenty-two bestselling, award-winning authors and artists, including Ishmael Beah, Rainbow Rowell, Nnedi Okorafor, and Clare Vanderpool
- More than 500 attendees
- Nearly a hundred volunteers
- 334 submissions to the LitUp Creative Contest, from essays and short stories to poetry and art
- Speakers, book signings, workshops, blackout poetry, origami, and a poetry slam!
- Free food all day (including an ice cream truck!), free transportation, and free books!