Writer’s Block Festival


Hound Dog logo 2013Louisville Literary Arts transformed Louisville’s dynamic NuLu shopping and entertainment district on East Market Street into a writer’s block on October 12, 2013, The next Writer’s Block Festival will be November 15, 2014 in NuLu once again.

The Writer’s Block Festival celebrates literature and the writing craft.  All who love writing and literature are invited to participate in this festival.

The event officially begins with an InKy reading on Friday night before the festival, at the Bards Town Tavern.  On Saturday morning,  participants will attend lectures, readings, workshops and panel discussions by local and national writers in various genres.

This past Writer’s Block Conversation featured Kentucky’s poet laureate, Frank X Walker, interviewed by celebrity interviewer, Gabe Bullard.  Novelist Timothy Gautreaux closed the festival in the evening with the Axton Keynote Reading at the Cressman Center.

The Green Building was host to the festival. The Local Speed hosted the print fair, where small publishers, literary journals and writing programs shared their wares. Various NuLu businesses and restaurants hosted workshops.  INKY and the Writer’s Block events are FREE to the public (except for small workshops), thanks to our sponsors!

Stay tuned for regular updates, as the festival committee confirms plans for our 2014 festival  Cruise the available links below to see the types of offerings in our 2013 festival.  And,  Support our sponsors!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Participating Writers


Special Events


Print Fair

Schedule of Events 

If you have any questions, please contact wefairman@hotmail.com.
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