We’ve been leading “literary” events for teens and adults since 2013. Fear No Lit is most interested in designing experiences that encourage writers (and creative individuals who may not consider themselves writers) to approach words in diverse and exciting ways. For more information or to discuss collaborations, please email us.

2017

Upcoming: Poems + Postcards featuring Roy G. Guzmán March 24, 2017 @ The Coffee Hag, Mankato, MN.

Bodies of Work: A reading with Sean Knickerbocker and Lissa Horneber January 19, 2017 @ The 410 Project, Mankato, MN.

2016

Ekphrasis for the Masses – October 15, 2016 @ Downtown Mankato, MN.

Poet Lara Mimosa Montes & Open Mic – September 2, 2016 @ The Coffee Hag, Mankato, MN.

OMG! That’s Embarrassing June 17, 2016 @ Envision Lab, Mankato, MN. An evening of embarrassing stories.

Don’t Let Your Literary Event Be Boring! April 7, 2016 @ The Normandale Writing Festival, Bloomington, MN.

2015

To The Quick: A Flash Fiction Reading Series June 16, 2015 @ Zoetropolis, Lancaster, PA. A night of flash fiction storytelling, featuring Edward Mullany and Curtis Smith.

Embarrassed! – June 6, 2015 @ Modern Art, Lancaster, PA. A night of embarrassing stories.

3rd in the BurgApril 17, 2015 @ Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA. A community-wide collaborative quilt project inspired by Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach.”

The Triangle Presents Nick Kratsas, Meghan Lamb, and Alex Domingos – March 25, 2015 @ The Make Space, Harrisburg, PA.

Sip & Snip: A Collage Social Event – March 29, 2015 @ Discerning Eye Center for the Arts, Lancaster, PA.

Stories in Artifacts: A Workshop on Experimental Storytelling April 4, 2015 @  Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster, PA. How to contextualize stories by telling them through new, yet familiar, forms.

Write What You See: When Words And Images Intersect February 2015 @ Fleisher Art Memorial Teen Lounge, Philadelphia, PA. A 4-week poetry workshop focused on visual and ekphrastic poetry with teens.

Fear No Lit Reading Series – February 5, 2015 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster, PA. An open mic night featuring Matthew Kabik.

Pop-up Writing Workshop – February 21, 2015 @ Franklin & Marshall College Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, Lancaster, PA. An MFA-style fiction workshop with editors of Third Point Press.

Grown-up Spelling Bee Fundraiser – January 27, 2015 @ Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA. A grown up spelling bee in a bar. We raised over $1,000 to support 2015 initiatives and projects, including Third Point Press.

2014

Fear No Lit Reading Series – December 10, 2014 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster, PA. An open mic night featuring Kimberly Ann Southwick.

Submit Smarter: How To Find The Right Home For Your Poems & Stories – November 20, 2014 @ The Seed, Lancaster, PA. A hands-on workshop on submitting writing for publication. 

Fear No Lit Reading Series – October 15, 2014 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster, PA. An open mic night featuring Blythe Davenport.

StorySlam Fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Library Association Youth Services Division – September 28, 2014 @ Aussie and The Fox, Lancaster, PA. Storytelling on the theme “It happened at the library.” Over $200 was raised for the Pennsylvania Library Association.

To The Quick! A Flash Fiction Reading September 12, 2014 @ Modern Art, Lancaster, PA. An open mic flash fiction reading.

Fear No Lit Reading Series – August 20th, 2014 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster PA. An open mic night featuring Jamie Mortara.

List Poetry Workshop Station @ Ask Me: A Night of Awkward Speed Dating – June 28th, 2014 @ Fulton Street Arts Cooperative, Lancaster PA. Lancaster Transplant held a speed dating night for singles in Lancaster, PA. At one of 15 stations, daters worked together to write a collaborative list poem.

Fear No Lit Reading Series – June 11th, 2014 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster PA. An open mic night featuring Eric Wilson and Barbara DeCesare.

Oh!etry – May 18th, 2014 @ Zoetropolis Art House, Lancaster PA. Dan Waber projected visual and digital poetry on a movie screen, performed sound poems, and led attendees in creating a crowd-generated live poem. Nick Lantz read from his newest book of poetry.

Fear No Lit Reading Series – April 17th, 2014 @ Dogstar Books, Lancaster PA. An open mic night featuring Michael Czarnecki.

Creative Writing Workshop – April 5th, 2014 @ Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster PA. A generative writing workshop.

Poetry Aloud, Spring 2014 – April 4th, 2014 @ The Ware Center, Lancaster PA. An open mic night featuring Jon Sands and Dr. Amanda Kemp.

Poetry Is Everywhere (If You’re Looking) – March 2014 @ Fleisher Art Memorial Teen Lounge, Philadelphia, PA. A 4-week found poetry workshop with teens.

The Literal Heart Workshop – February 8th, 2014 @ St@rtup Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA. Barbara DeCesare lead participants in a literal study of the heart. Pitched as a pre-Valentine’s Day writing workshop, writers were surprised to find that they were actually invited to dissect real cow hearts.

The Triangle Presents Furniture Press Books – January 25th, 2014 @ Tellus 360, Lancaster PA. An open mic featuring Iris Cushing, Andrew Sargus Klein, Christophe Cassamassima, Daina Savage, and Jenny Hill.

2013

Using Found Poetry to Spark Creativity – November 6th, 2013 @ The Seed, Lancaster PA. A two hour workshop on the art of and approaches to found poetry.

Everything is Illuminati – October 12th, 2013 @ The Seed, Lancaster PA. An open mic night featuring blogger, flarf poet, and activist Steve Roggenbuck.