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Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Santa Fe International Literary Festival

For centuries, this maverick city at the edge of the Southern Rockies has been a cultural crossroads, from Native and Hispano peoples whose oral traditions root them in the landscape to a long line of writers whose work imagines and illuminates the American West and the wider world. What better plac

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Santa Fe International Literary Festival
Santa Fe International Literary Festival

Time & Location

19 may 2023, 18:30 – 20:00

Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

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Fri, May 19, 2023

6:30 PM

Colum McCann — Reception and Big Stage Session One of this century’s finest writers and author of the bestselling, transformative Apeirogon and Let the Great World Spin.

VENUE Sweeney

Sat, May 20, 2023

8:00 AM

Morning Meditation and Author Talk with Roshi Joan Halifax Morning meditation and author talk with Roshi Joan Halifax, activist, author of several books, and renowned Buddhist teacher.

VENUE Nambe RoomSold Out

9:15 AM

Jennifer Egan The Pulitzer Prize winning author of the modern classic A Visit from the Goon Squad and its new sibling novel The Candy House.

VENUE Sweeney

11:00 AM

Ed Yong Pulitzer Prize–winning exploratory journalist and author of An Immense World, an ingenious look at the sensory worlds of animals, and I Contain Multitudes, about how the invisible world of microbes shapes our species.

VENUE Sweeney

12:30 PM

Community Stage and Lunch Break A youth poetry slam—and more! Open to the public. Food trucks will be onsite, or pre-order your lunch along with your tickets.

VENUE Courtyard

2:00 PM

David Treuer The bestselling author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Rez Life, and several other much-admired books about the struggles to preserve Native identity and stories in a transformative era.

VENUE Sweeney

2:00 PM

Crime and Punishment, Cops and Journalists, with Sally Denton and Michael McGarrity Investigative reporter and nonfiction author Sally Denton and bestselling crime novelist Michael McGarrity on writing about law enforcement, criminal justice, and more.

VENUE Ballroom BSold Out

2:00 PM

Luis Alberto Urrea The Pulitzer Prize finalist and critically acclaimed author of seventeen books, including Good Night, Irene and The House of Broken Angels, on breaking down borders instead of putting up walls.

VENUE Ballroom ASold Out

3:30 PM

Laila Lalami The Moroccan-born winner of the American Book Award and author of The Moor’s Account and Conditional Citizens, on race, immigration, and much more.

VENUE Sweeney

3:30 PM

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah The author of the New York Times bestseller Friday Black and the awe-inspiring new novel Chain-Gang All-Stars, one of the year’s most anticipated books.

VENUE Ballroom B

3:30 PM

The Village: Writing Northern New Mexico, with Stanley Crawford, Lucy Lippard and Don J. Usner Three authors of classic titles on New Mexico village life—from Dixon to Chimayó to Galisteo—compare notes on the inspirations and challenges of writing about the complex communities they call home.

VENUE Ballroom ASold Out

4:45 PM

Spirits Tasting and Author Talk: Sazón's Spirits of Mexico Join us on a short walk from the Convention Center to Sazón, where we'll join Chef Fernando Olea, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southwest Region, for an adventure into the spirits and tastes of Mexico.

VENUE Spirits Tasting & Author TalkSold Out

6:30 PM

John Irving — Reception and Big Stage Session Literary legend, lifelong voice for social justice, feminism, and tolerance for sexual minorities, and author of seventeen books, including The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, and The Last Chairlift.

VENUE SweeneySold Out

Sun, May 21, 2023

8:00 AM

Morning Meditation and Author Talk with Natalie Goldberg Morning meditation and author talk with Natalie Goldberg, legendary writing teacher and author of Writing Down the Bones.

VENUE Nambe RoomSold Out

9:15 AM

Gillian Flynn The legendary thriller writer and author of Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and the runaway international hit Gone Girl.

VENUE Sweeney

11:00 AM

David Quammen The revered author of Breathless, Spillover, and The Tangled Tree, and The Heartbeat of the Wild: Dispatches from Landscapes of Wonder, Peril & Hope, on scientific and moral thickets of our fast-vanishing natural world.

VENUE Sweeney

12:30 PM

Community Stage and Lunch Break A youth poetry slam—and more! Open to the public. Food trucks will be onsite, or pre-order your lunch along with your tickets.

VENUE Courtyard

2:00 PM

Recuerdos y Respeto: Homage to Rudolfo Anaya, with Denise Chávez and Luis Alberto Urrea A celebration of Rudolfo Anaya, the late New Mexican author of Bless Me, Ultima, godfather of Chicano literature, and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest artistic honor.

VENUE Sweeney

2:00 PM

Ingrid Rojas Contreras The Colombian-born National Book Award finalist and author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree and The Man Who Could Move Clouds.

VENUE Ballroom B

2:00 PM

Beth Macy The journalist and bestselling nonfiction author of Dopesick, the basis for the award-winning Hulu miniseries, and the new Raising Lazarus, Macy’s moving next installment in the defining American disaster story of our time.

VENUE Ballroom ASold Out

3:30 PM

Diana Gabaldon The internationally bestselling author of the massively popular Outlander and the Lord John Grey series.

VENUE Sweeney

3:30 PM

Namwali Serpell The Zambian-born author of the award-winning The Old Drift and the elegiac masterpiece The Furrows, named one of the top books of 2022 by The New York Times and President Barack Obama.

VENUE Ballroom B

3:30 PM

Manuel Muñoz “Master of the Short Story,” winner of three O. Henry Awards, and author of The Consequences, Zigzagger, and What You See in the Dark.

VENUE Ballroom A

4:45 PM

Spirits Tasting and Author Talk: Los Poblanos Farm Shop Norte with Cheryl Alters Jamison Join us on a short walk from the Convention Center to Los Poblanos Farm Shop Norte where we'll raise a glass of botanical spirits with local treasure and James Beard Award-winner Cheryl Alters Jamison.

VENUE Spirits Tasting & Author TalkSold Out

6:30 PM

Yvon Chouinard — Reception and Big Stage Session Patagonia founder, alpinist, activist, and author of several books including Let My People Go Surfing on business, adventure, and giving away your company to help save the planet. Yvon will be in conversation with Jon Krakauer.

VENUE SweeneySold Out

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