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Canadian Book Fairs and Literary Festivals

Ad Astra
Ad Astra is a weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals, held annually in ...
Toronto, ON
Starts: 2021-08-21   [Read More]

Atlantic Book Festival
The festival runs for a full week, with events throughout the Atlantic region. A gala is held the final day of the festival where the Atlantic Bo...
Moncton, NB
Starts: 2021-05-31   [Read More]

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival
We're bringing films and stories of adventure and exploration from around the world to our newly renovated Jenny Belzberg Theatre at Banff C...
Banff, AB
Starts: 2021-10-30   [Read More]

Blue Metropolis Montreal Literary Festival
Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit and charitable organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to...
Montreal, PQ
Starts: 2021-04-24   [Read More]

Bookfest Festival du Livre Windsor
BookFest Windsor is an annual literary festival by Literary Arts Windsor. Join us for a stellar & diverse lineup of authors from across Canad...
Windsor, ON
Starts: 2021-10-14   [Read More]

Cascadia Poetry Festival
The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which seeks to bioregionally animate & culturally construct Cascadia by gathering writers,...
Nanaimo, BC
Starts: 2019-05-09   [Read More]

Eden Mills Writers' Festival
Founded in 1989, the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is a nationally acclaimed literary event, treasured by book lovers and authors, and widely re...
Eden Mills, ON
Starts: 2021-03-15   [Read More]

Edmonton Poetry Festival
The Edmonton Poetry Festival is staged annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hundreds of word artists from Edmonton and across the country come ...
Edmonton, AB
Starts: 2021-10-14   [Read More]

Forest of Reading Festival of Trees
The Ontario Library Association's (OLA) Forest of Reading and the Festival of Trees™ occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literar...
Toronto, ON
Starts: 2021-05-18   [Read More]

Frye Festival
The Frye Festival is Canada's only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The Frye Festival...
Moncton, NB
Starts: 2021-04-17   [Read More]

Galiano Island Literary Festival
An intimate literary festival on a beautiful Galiano Island....
Galiano Island, BC
Starts: 2019-02-22   [Read More]

gritLIT - Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival
gritLIT was established in November, 2004, by Hamilton writer and writing teacher Krista Foss. It started as a small, intimate festival, with rea...
Hamilton, ON
Starts: 2021-11-27   [Read More]

Infusion YA Book Festival
Taking Vancouver over one book at a time! Welcome to INFUSION YA Book Festival. A space where our community of YA Book Lovers can come together a...
Vancouver, BC
Starts: 2021-11-26   [Read More]

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Kingston, ON
Starts: 2021-09-22   [Read More]

Litfest Alberta
LitFest is a celebration, a moveable feast of nonfiction. We don't just sit around and read books (although we do that too). At LitFest, boo...
Edmonton, AB
Starts: 2021-10-14   [Read More]

North Shore Writers Festival
The North Shore Writers Festival is a celebration of Canadian authors brought to you by Vancouver's North Shore public libraries - North Vancouve...
Vancouver, BC
Starts: 2021-04-12   [Read More]

Ottawa International Writers Festival (Fall)
Ottawa's Festival of Ideas since 1997. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy i...
Ottawa, ON
Starts: 2021-10-07   [Read More]

Ottawa International Writers Festival (Spring)
Ottawa's Festival of Ideas since 1997. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy i...
Ottawa, ON
Starts: 2022-05-06   [Read More]

Prairie Comics Market
Prairie Comics Market is a free to attend one-day market in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies! This market will...
Winnipeg, MB
Starts: 2021-05-01   [Read More]

Saskatchewan Festival of Words
The Saskatchewan Festival of Words (established in 1996) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that holds an annual literary festiv...
Moose Jaw, SK
Starts: 2021-07-15   [Read More]

StarFest: St. Albert Readers Festival
STARFest Readers Festival has events and conversations to connect with every reader, with bestselling, award-winning authors bringing comedy, dra...
St. Albert, AB
Starts: 2021-10-12   [Read More]

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Join Canada's longest-running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices, wi...
Sechelt, BC
Starts: 2021-07-04   [Read More]

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Wriers Festival
Each September, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, i...
Winnipeg, MB
Starts: 2021-09-20   [Read More]

Toronto International Festival of Authors
The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable cultural organization. It pres...
Toronto, ON
Starts: 2021-10-21   [Read More]

Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness bril...
Vancouver, BC
Starts: 2021-10-18   [Read More]

Verses Festival of Words
The mission of the Verses Festival of Words is to celebrate the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung; to engage diverse...
Vancouver, BC
Starts: 2022-04-21   [Read More]

Wakefield Writers Festival
Writers Fete is one of the most anticipated cultural and literary events in the region. We work purposefully to build a linguistically diverse pr...
Wakefield, PQ
Starts: 2021-10-27   [Read More]

When Words Collide
When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10...
Calgary, AB
Starts: 2022-08-12   [Read More]

Whistler Writers Festival
This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short se...
Whistler, BC
Starts: 2021-10-14   [Read More]

Word on the Lake Writers Festival
A major literary event bringing together writers, readers, editors and publishers in an exciting & stimulating three day festival....
Salmon Arm, BC
Starts: 2022-05-06   [Read More]

Word on the Street Book Fair Toronto
The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is i...
Toronto, ON
Starts: 2021-09-16   [Read More]

Words Fest
During the first weekend of November each year, Words brings the Southwestern Ontario region together for a celebration of creative ideas, artist...
London, ON
Starts: 2021-11-05   [Read More]

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival
Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival is an intimate three-day celebration of the literary arts. The festival features some of Canada’s most...
Sudbury, ON
Starts: 2021-11-04   [Read More]