A festival for all writers and readers – Join us May 19-21, 2023

The Blue Pencil Café takes place on April 30th 2022. Participating presenters will be available for a 20-minute one-on-one appointment. Participating presenters are listed on the registration form, and also indicated on each presenter’s page.

This is a great opportunity to have a writing professional go over your work with you in an informal and relaxed setting.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Online booking closes on APRIL 10TH 2022

Indicate your presenter-selections in order of preference on your registration form.

You will be contacted in advance of the festival by the Blue Pencil Coordinator. She will inform you of the time, location, and specific requirements for your session; for example, most presenters require work to be pre-submitted (usually by email.) However, be prepared to bring 2 copies of no more than 6 pages of your manuscript to the festival.

Please do not send full manuscripts.

Format: Font name: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Spacing: double-spaced, Margins: standard

Things to think about in advance of your session:

  • Be prepared to discuss the status of your manuscript
  • Ask questions
  • Listen and make notes

Appointment Desk Information:
Friday 3:00 — 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon The Blue Pencil Table will be open in Caritas for appointments if spaces are still open for those presenters don’t require pre-submission of manuscripts.

Blue Pencil Presenters