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Sleepy Hollow LitFest – CANCELLED

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our festival – like the world – has been on an uncertain pause. After much deliberation, we finally decided, with heavy hearts, to cancel the Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest scheduled for this June 13.

Even if we do reemerge by then, we do not expect to fully return to life as usual that soon, and certainly not in the form of gathering in large crowds under tents. Our generous villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow that support our efforts are surviving on new austerity budgets which rule out sponsorship of anything extra. But we do consider this festival and its mission essential so we eagerly look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

We thank you for your patience and support, hope you stay safe and healthy, and welcome any donations/sponsorship to help us return in 2021 on the best possible footing.

In the meantime, we will post below authors who were slated to appear and their bios. Please support them, as well as our local booksellers, if you are able.

Scattered Books

The Village Bookstore

Authors Scheduled to Appear:

Sarah Vap: In Sarah Vap’s seventh book, Winter: Effulgences and Devotions, Vap documents the obstacles to writing a single poem over a twelve-year period. Her account becomes a confrontation with the insidious, radiating, pliant character of late capitalism. She encounters it as a rootless system, an airborne contagion, a toxin in the walls of our homes. Pursuing her distractions across the years, Vap makes certain commitments: to remember the wars that her country is waging, which are meant to be invisible to her; to mourn the deaths of whales by sonar; to hear though she is deaf; to be present for the loss of winter, as she knows it, from earth; and to herself, a profane and multifarious creature who possibly has a soul. Reeling from the nonstop “competition” that sustains the Anthropocene’s profiteers, Vap offers an unapologetic case study of encroachment, susceptibility, tenderness, porousness, and endurance.


June 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States