Second Annual SunLit Festival

Literary and other arts & cultural circles intersect during the second annual SunLit Festival, a springtime celebration of the written word. SunLit Festival 2017 includes 23 events over 16 days bringing together various literary organizations and arts disciplines to celebrate literacy, literature, reading, and writing for days of intoxicating “Litertainment” and just plain fun.

Literature represents a moment in time. It is an exploration of our history, an expression of our experiences and of the life that surrounds us.  It is a discussion of who we are, how we got that way and what choices we can make to shape our future.

Sunlit will raise the profile of our city. It’s a literary smorgasbord. Gorge yourself.

Keep St. Pete Lit is proud to be partnering with St. Petersburg Art Alliance, Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Palladium Theater, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg City Theater, Morean Arts Center, Chihuly Collection, Haslam’s Book Store, Inkwood Books, AIGA Tampa Bay, Literacy Council of St. Petersburg, Warehouse Arts District, Soft Water Studios, Studio @ 620, St. Petersburg Preservation, Todd Bates Creative, Craftsman House Gallery, Unscripted Theater, Tampa Bay Times, TBT Festival of Reading, NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Unger, Ya La’ford, Kristy Andersen, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Wordier Than Thou, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Friends of Main Library St. Pete, Behar + Peteranecz Architecture, Friends of the Mirror Lake Library, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, First Draft Tampa, Black Crow Coffee Roasting, and Calusa Press for the 2017 SunLit Festival.

Thank you to our sponsors: Tampa Bay Times, Chihuly Collection, Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, St. Petersburg Art Alliance, Morean Arts Center, Festival of Reading, Jeremiah Khokhar Photography, Kathleen McDole, Patricia Hubbard, Barbara Poore, Coast Bike Share, and J. Clayton Pruitt Foundation.


Location: various St. Pete venues