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.

Not everyone can make it onto the New Yorker’s “Twenty Under Forty” list. In fact, hardly anyone does. Our panel of writers in particular hit their literary stride later in life, and did so with style. Hear Steven Wingate, David Rothman, and Gary Schanbacher, talk about what it took to get there and the effects once they did.