The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a theme, along with audience participation.

In the salon ‘Au Naturel: Finding the Provocative, the Deep, the Wild, in Writing About Nature,’ Julene Bair, Gail Storey, and David Rothman, share their difficulties and triumphs making seamless (or at least well-stitched) transitions between what’s “out there” and “in here,” and discuss how, at its best, this meeting of forms breaks the confines and enlarges the territory of both.