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.

Show us a failed writer and we’ll show you—well, a writer. Our esteemed panelists, Jenny Shank, Rachel Weaver, Paula Younger, and Andre Dubus III, offer strategies for coping with rejection and tips on filtering feedback—whether it be from friends and family, teachers, editors, or reviewers.