A Calgary Youth Literary Arts Festival

Discover the literary arts from May 27 - May 31

LitCon returns to the Library for its third year! The literary arts festival is for students in grades K9 and provides exposure to literary artists – fostering creativity, social connections, and skill development.

Classrooms can register for virtual sessions with peers and professional creatives to learn more about the literary arts while individual students can get inspired during in-person programs at select Library locations.

LitCon is presented in partnership with Wordfest.

Sign your class up for a virtual event

Classroom Contests

Look forward to special prize draws for classes participating in individual LitCon school events.

29. Short Story Dispenser

Submit your writing to the Short Story Dispenser Contest

Showcase what you learned at LitCon by submitting your best piece of fiction or poetry. Send your piece to between May 27 and June 7, and you could win the chance to have your work printed on demand by the Short Story Dispenser at Central Library. 

View submission guidelines