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2021 Literary Arts

The literary arts program and Literary Arts stages at the 2021 Utah Arts Festival focuses on literary readings and performers by local and regional literary talent with an emphasis on underrepresented voices and communities.

Performers this year come from a variety of literary genres, including poetry, slam poetry, cowboy poetry, fiction, nonfiction, storytellers, hip-hop and spoken word, and scientists.

Featured BIPOC Performers

Utah’s literary arts community has long been animated by an impressive diverse range of poets, authors and performers but this year’s new BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) literary arts program at the Utah Arts Festival emphasizes a presence that informs audiences and readers just how extensively many writers have enlightened and reshaped the region’s literary landscape and the value of seeing its history in a fresh perspective. 

Performers will appear at three festival venues: The Round adjacent to the City Library, Salt Cafe at The Leonardo museum and the Literary Arts stage.

View Featured BIPOC Performer Schedule



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