a festival of literary art, culture, and community on the colorado plateau w/ readings, panels, workshops, contests & more
APRIL 1-4, 2021
kinłání (aka flagstaff, AZ)
Storm Over the Vermillion Cliffs, Shonto Begay
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, and Flagstaff Off-the-Page (FLG OTP, new in Fall 2021). 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, Juniper House 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, and Bright Side Bookshop.
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