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 ‘Let’s Talk About Sex! Literature, Erotica, or Just Plain Porn?,’ Steve Almond, Laura Pritchett, and Joanna Ruocco provide a provocative discussion of sex in literature. Following their talk is an open-mic reading of limericks and sex scenes.