Highland Park Literary Festival - About HP Lit Fest
In 1995, the Highland Park Literary Festival was born from a collaboration between interested parents and the English Department of Highland Park High School in Dallas. The goal of the HP Literary Festival is to inspire and encourage students to celebrate language in its artfully written, spoken, and sung forms.
At the heart of the festival are over 60 workshops between students and accomplished novelists, journalists, poets, songwriters, and playwrights. Also, at a student-run open-mic night, students perform their own works. A writing contest and special awards breakfast recognizes outstanding student works of poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction.
Finally, the festival offers an evening of readings and conversation with our keynote speaker that is free and open to the public. Please make plans to hear our 2013 keynote speaker, Markus Zusak, on Thursday, February 21st, at Highland Park High School.
For more insight into the goals and flavor of the festival, please take a look at this video created by our friends at You+Media. Thanks You+Media!
The HP Literary Festival is made possible with the cooperation of the HPHS English faculty and by generous donations from La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, HPHS PTA, HP Arts, and HPISD families
The HP Literary Festival would like to give special thanks to Bandito's Tex Mex Cantina, Chick-fil-A, Corner Bakery Cafè, The Festive Kitchen, Half Price Books, Half Shells Oyster Bar and Grill, KERA 90.1, Lucky Dog Books, The Lumen Hotel, Peggy Sue BBQ, Penne Pomodoro, Short Stop, Union Coffee House, The Writer's Garret, and Zoës Kitchen for participating as Community Sponsors and Partners.