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In-person: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver, CO 

+ Dedicated Virtual Track

August 5-7 2022

"Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance."


- James Baldwin 

Keynote Speakers: K-Ming Chang, Nicole Counts, and Nate Marshall


[margins.] conference is created by and for marginalized writers & creatives of all genres and stages of career. the conference offers 3 primary tracks: writing craft, publishing tools, and community for writers from the margins.

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the festival is free-to-the-public with readings, performance events, and a public book fair. catch authors discussing their work with readings and book signings.



reclaiming the beauty of what we create, centering our souls in imagination, celebrating the reality of our industriousness


Visiting Denver


Denver sits over 5,000 ft. above sea level, creating a unique backdrop to a vibrant city rich in creativity and a blossoming literary scene. Home to this three-day event that celebrates and connects our diverse voices. We will gather ourselves together to welcome and support each other as we share our stories and support the growth of our writing community. 


(Photo: Pieter van de Sande)

Thank you to our co-presenting sponsors:

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Learn more about [margins.] sponsorship

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