The Saugatuck StoryFest is a three-day celebration of writing that combines a town-wide multidisciplinary literary festival with a craft-focused, workshop-based writers conference. It is a partnership between a public library—the Westport Library—and a public school system—the Westport Public Schools.
The festival is a natural extension of the core values of both organizations. For the Library, it is an expression of their deep commitment to the local writing community, and their desire to cultivate the writer in everyone. For Westport Public Schools, it is an extension of their commitment to providing students with dynamic, multilayered educational experiences that cultivate emotional and social awareness, principled leadership and the practice of learning always.
The Saugatuck StoryFest presents a progressive, forward-thinking vision of both organizations, and their evolution in a changing world. Libraries are more than a place for books. Schools are more than a place for lessons. They're dynamic, community-focused institutions that provide innovative ways for people to connect, one story at a time.