Get Involved


Sponsor a Program

Cash and in-kind sponsorships are available for the Emerging Writers Festival.

Benefits depend on the event and size of sponsorship. They could include: business or organization name and logo displayed on the website and in printed materials; name and logo displayed at the event; public announcement of sponsorships; complimentary tickets and special seating, and other exclusive festival benefits.

Partner with the festival

We’re seeking partnerships with local and national community groups, organizations, departments, and agencies to help bring Emerging Writers Festival resources and programming to the readers and writers of Alexandria, and beyond.

Make a Contribution

Contributions to the Emerging Writers Festival go directly towards producing low-cost and free literary arts event programming, as well as funding scholarships for writers in need of financial support.

Please contact Festival Director Ally Kirkpatrick at to learn more about how your business or organization can participate.


Call for Book Fair Participants

The first annual Alexandria Book Fair will take place during the Emerging Writers Festival. If you’re a book artist, literary arts non-profit, small press, or related book community maker or organizer, please contact Book Fair Coordinator Kris Zory King at


Call for Volunteers

Love books, writing, and bringing art to Old Town? We’d love your support bringing the Emerging Writers Festival to life this summer! Complete this short form and we’ll reach out with volunteer opportunity details soon.