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CAW Writers Conference
The CAW Writers Conference is an exciting event for writers, providing a platform for learning, networking, and inspiration. The lineup includes notable authors and industry professionals speaking on such topics as book launches, in-person sales, and Kick...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature
Taking place in various locations in Fowey, Cornwall’s premier literary festival features a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians, and artists. Organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, it is staged in the beautiful riverside town of Fow...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Raymond Carver Writing Festival
The festival is a free celebration of the art of writing and one of its greatest practitioners. RCWF participants can enjoy a reception, presentations and informational displays, and an outdoor poetry reading. Attendees are invited to attend workshops of...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Maine Romance Writers Retreat
Maine Romance Writers strongly supports our members through education, advocacy, networking, support and recognition of the romance genre. The MRW annual retreat weekend features speakers on a variety of topics related to researching, writing, and self-pr...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. ...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival
A three-day festival comprising over 50 separate events including author talks, workshops, poetry readings and performances, panel discussions and lively conversation. ...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Newark Book Fest
A lively celebration of books and reading in Newark Ohio, third Saturday in May....
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

UPPAA Spring Conference
The conference provides networking opportunities for anyone wishing to learn more about writing, publishing, and book marketing. Informal networking is programmed into the schedule around the lunch break period. An exhibition area will showcase the works ...
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Spring Writes Literary Festival
The Spring Writes Literary Festival is a free, open to the public, literary event featuring over 100 local and regional writers n over 40 literary-themed events, both live and Zoom: panels, readings, workshops, performances and happenings....
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Surrey New Writers Festival
Surrey New Writers Festival is the annual celebration of contemporary writing targeted at Guildford’s vibrant community of readers and writers, as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students from our creative writing programmes....
Ends: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

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CALS unveils author lineup for 2024 Six Bridges Book Festival - KATV
On Friday, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) announced its lineup for the 2024 Six Bridges Book Festival.
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Literary festival, coming this weekend, has ’gotten very big, very quickly’ | santafenewmexican.com
The Santa Fe International Literary Festival, Friday through Sunday, will feature a slew of award-winning authors.
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CALS announces 2024 Six Bridges Book Festival dates - KARK
The Central Arkansas Library System is bringing the Six Bridges Book Festival to Little Rock this fall.
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Ohio University Press Book selected for National Book Festival
The annual festival is a major literary event celebrating books, reading, and literacy. Bringing together authors, publishers, and book lovers, the ...
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Writers Center Is Offering Free Workshop For Teens | Arts & Entertainment | capenews.net
Registration is open for the Cape Cod Writers Center’s free Young Writers ... Conference Center in Hyannis. The program is. ... Conference Center in ...
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Upcoming Events

CAW Writers Conference
The CAW Writers Conference is an exciting event for writers, providing a platform for learning, networking, and inspiration. The lineup includes ...
Starts: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference
Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, non...
Starts: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. ...
Starts: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

Newark Book Fest
A lively celebration of books and reading in Newark Ohio, third Saturday in May....
Starts: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

UPPAA Spring Conference
The conference provides networking opportunities for anyone wishing to learn more about writing, publishing, and book marketing. Informal network...
Starts: 2024-05-18   [Read More]

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Book Awards News

2024 Winners of the Tassy Walden Awards Announced
Picture Book Text-Winner: Chaunell Feliciano, Wilton, All In A Name. Honorable Mention awards to Katherine Wilkes, Madison, You Are A Star.
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Ontario Creates Announces Finalists for 2024 Trillium Book Awards
Among the nominees is Britta Badour, an award-winning artist, public speaker and Kingston raised writer.
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Deadline May 31 for entries in Gulf Coast Writers Association contest
Writers around the world have just under one month to submit their best work into the Gulf Coast Writers Association Annual Writing Contest.
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V.V. Ganeshananthan Wins Carol Shields Prize
... literary prize in the world for women and nonbinary authors. This year’s finalists-Eleanor Catton (Birnam Wood), Claudia Dey (Daughter), Kim ...
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Barnes & Noble Announces Annual Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards Winners
Barnes & Noble announced the winners of their annual Children’s & YA Book Awards at a live event tonight hosted in New York City.
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

Sally Albiso Poetry Book Award
Poets located in Alaska, Oregon, or Washington are eligible for an award honoring the late Sally Albiso, an author of MoonPath Press. Submissions must...
Deadline: 2024-05-19

Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest
Canada’s favorite micro-writing competition. Submit a story and a postcard-the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long ...
Deadline: 2024-05-20

Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
The ethos of America is defined by its immigrants. Their stories have always been an essential component of the nation's cultural consciousness, ...
Deadline: 2024-05-31

St. Louis Literary Award
For more than 50 years, the St. Louis Literary Award has honored many of the most important writers of our time and celebrated the contributions of li...
Deadline: 2024-06-03

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be in English and be the original, unpublished work of th...
Deadline: 2024-06-30

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