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April 5th - April 14th, 2024
kinłání (aka flagstaff, AZ)
a festival of literary art, culture, and community on the colorado plateau with readings, panels, workshops, exhibit, contests, & more

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Fostering literary community through the creation, publication, showcase, and investigation of contemporary literary arts from Northern Arizona, the Colorado Plateau, the American Southwest, and beyond. 


Established in 1997, the Northern Arizona Book Festival (NOAZBF) is a literary nonprofit based out of Kinłání (aka the bordertown of Flagstaff, Arizona). It coordinates readings, panels, workshops, contests, and more that reflect the literary interests and cultural issues that define life in the Colorado Plateau region of Northern Arizona. As part of its regular programming, the NOAZBF includes the Indigenous Writers' Symposium, Young Readers' Festival, Northern Arizona Youth Poetry Council and Flagstaff Off-the-Page,. Throughout the year, the NOAZBF collaborates with and/or supports the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase, the Northern Arizona University MFA Program, Cinder Skies Reading Series, Off the Rails Reading Series, Flagstaff Poetry Slam, Northern Arizona University VisualDesignLab, the McCallister Program for Community, Culture and Environment, Red Ink.,Thin Air Magazine, Carbon Copy, Curios, Eggtooth Editions, Tolsun Books, Salina Bookshelf, Abalone Mountain Press, Outspokin' and Bookish, Poetry Out Loud, Kin'Lani Bordertown Dormitory, the National Park Service, Northern Arizona Museum, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and Bright Side Bookshop. 


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