Literary Festivals

Celebrations of literature and reading from around the English-speaking world

1000 Islands Writers Festival

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is our unique celebration of the power of storytelling through words, music and art in the charming historic town of Gananoque, Ontario....

When: October

    Where: Gananoque, ON CA

215 Festival

215 Fest is a literary festival showcasing a wide array of writers, musicians, poets and more from the Philly area and beyond. Previous big-name featured authors include Zadie Smith, George Saunders, and Jeffrey Eugenides. ...

When: May

    Where: Philadelphia, PA US

Abuja Literary and Arts Festival

The Festival program includes a series of workshops (poetry, fiction and screenwriting), a bootcamp for creatives, a roundtable on data availability in the creative space, a poetry grandslam competition, a stage play, an art exhibition and music concerts. ...

When: October

    Where: Abuja, NG

Addi Road Writers’ Festival

The Addi Road Writers’ Festival is an annual literary and storytelling event in Sydney’s Inner West. This is a free, family and pet-friendly day, though some panels may contain content and language best suited to an adult audience....

When: May

    Where: Marrickville, NSW AU

Afterwords Literary Festival

The AfterWords Literary Festival brings the best international, Canadian and Atlantic Canadian writers together in Halifax each October....

When: September

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

AJC Decatur Book Festival

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, autho...

When: October

    Where: Decatur, GA US

Alabama Book Festival

The Alabama Book Festival is an annual event to promote literacy around the state and celebrate local authors.

The annual book festival is a family-friendly, free event that includes book-related activities for all ages. Among the 60-plus exhibitors will be publishers, authors, schools, libraries ...

When: April

    Where: Montgomery, AL US

Alderney Literary Festival

The Alderney Literary Trust promotes the enjoyment of literature on our lovely Channel Island of Alderney. Every year in the Spring, we hold The Alderney Literary Festival, a long weekend dedicated to exploring and enjoying history through books....

When: March

    Where: Alderney, Channel Is GG

Amelia Island Book Festival

The annual Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF)has something for everyone! Whether you are a child, a teenager, a millennial or a boomer, whether you enjoy thrillers, romance, paranormal, crime, sci-fi, mysteries, biographies, fiction or non-fiction, or all of the above, there is something for you at ...

When: February

    Where: Fernandina Beach, FL US

American Writers Festival

The free literary festival will be held at four stages inside the Chicago Cultural Center and one stage at the American Writers Museum, and feature more than 75 beloved contemporary authors, artists and playwrights. Participating writers will address their perspectives on many of today’s most time...

When: May

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival

Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, the annual celebration of literary talent includes author talks and cultural demonstrations....

When: November

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI US

Annapolis Book Festival

The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Join the Key School for activities, music, refreshments, and more. Every year thousands of people enjoy this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The F...

When: April

    Where: Annapolis, MD US

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 Book Awards are given....

When: June

    Where: Moncton, NB CA

Aye Write

Aye Write is Glasgow’s annual book festival, bringing writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond to the heart of Scotland’s largest city....

When: May

    Where: Glasgow, Scotland UK

Baltimore Book Festival

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids...

When: November

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

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 Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. ...

When: October

    Where: Banff, AB CA

Bay Area Book Festival

We’re a world-class literary extravaganza taking place each year over two days in Downtown Berkeley. All our programming—250-300 authors on 15 stages—is accessible with one $15 pass, and our Outdoor Fair, a wonderland of literary vendors, kids’ activities, and family fun, is totally free....

When: May

    Where: Berkeley, CA US

Belfast Book Festival

The Belfast Book Festival is Northern Ireland’s leading literary festival and since its inception in 2010, has grown from strength to strength. Now in its 12th year, the annual June event is a unique, diverse and highly creative mix of events as we celebrate bestselling authors and award-winning p...

When: June

    Where: Belfast, N Ireland UK

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is Australia’s newest literary event. The inaugural Festival was staged in the magnificent environs of the Coffs Coast, Bellingen and Dorrigo from April, 2011. The festival is a celebration of Australian writing in all its forms and will feature many es...

When: June

    Where: Bellingen, NSW AU

Berry Writers Festival

This three-day program includes panel discussions, conversations, performances, author signings, workshops and social events featuring over 40 established and emerging authors....

When: October

    Where: Shoalhaven, NSW AU

Berwick Literary Festival

Berwick Literary Festival – The Friendly Festival in a Walled Town is a celebration of words, written spoken and performed which takes place in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland yearly in October. ...

When: October

    Where: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England UK

Bibury Literary Festival

Bibury Literary Festival (BibLit) is an annual event that brings authors and book lovers together into the heart of the English countryside. ...

When: April

    Where: Bibury, England UK

BIPOC Book Fest

The annual BIPOC Book Fest is a two-day festival centered on writers of color and a showcase of literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other marginalized communities. Curated by notable writers and readers of color, the festival combines the nostalgia of book f...

When: April

    Where: Houston, TX US

Birmingham Literature Festival

The annual event is a project run by Writing West Midlands, the literature development agency for the region, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation. Taking place every year in October, the Birmingham Literature Festival is a leading festival in the Midlands, showcasing the v...

When: October

    Where: Birmingham, England UK

Black Ink

Black Ink Book Festival’s goal is to promote public awareness of the importance of African American contributions to American literature and public conversation. Authors will present fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, self-help, and spiritual offerings....

When: January

    Where: Charleston, NC US

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival

Blak & Bright is a First Nations Literary Festival based in Melbourne. It's a four-day showcase celebrating the diverse expressions of First Nations writers, covering all genres, from songs to essays, oral stories to epic novels, and from plays to poetry....

When: March

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

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 share the pleasure of reading and writing. The Foundation produces multilingual literary activities, such as the Blue Met International Literary Festival,...

When: April

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

Bluffton Book Festival

Raising literacy levels in the Southeast Region. Bringing awareness to literary talent while raising money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation & The Literacy Center....

When: October

    Where: Bluffton, SC US

Book Lovers Con

Book Lovers Con is an event full of fun and laughter where readers will meet their all-time favorite authors and find new-to-you authors you never knew were missing from your collection! ...

When: June

    Where: Orlando, FL US

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 Canada! Celebrate our 20th year of presenting the best in contemporary literature. All online and easily accessible....

When: October

    Where: Windsor, ON CA

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

A celebration of Southern writing and culture, the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival takes place in and around the charming town of New Iberia, and features authors, social events, panel discussions, and more. The popular annual gathering draws bibliophiles, arts enthusiasts, lovers of Louisia...

When: March

    Where: New Iberia, LA US

Books by the Beach

An exciting in-person event with a fantastic programme of top authors visiting Scarborough. ...

When: June

    Where: Scarborough , England UK

Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas

Festival of Writing & Ideas brings together some of the most intriguing international minds, over a single weekend in June...

When: June

    Where: Borris House, Co. Carlo IE

Boston Book Festival

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city....

When: October

    Where: Boston, MA US

Boston Book Festival

We have a full schedule of events ranging from poetry to chicklit, from children’s books to historical fiction, and everything in between. There’s bound to be something to suit you, whether you are an avid reader, or just read when you are on an aeroplane on your way to the sun. Come and meet th...

When: September

    Where: Boston, Lincolnshire, England UK

Boswell Book Festival

The world’s only book festival dedicated to biography and memoir. Normally held at the magnificent Dumfries House, the Festival has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Scotland and has attracted a host of writers and personalities such as Judi Dench, John Byrne, Ben Macintyre, M...

When: May

    Where: Ayrshire, Scotland UK

Bray Literary Festival

Bray Literary Festival is run by writers for writers. We intend to host a mix of well-known authors alongside emerging talent for a weekend of workshops, competitions, readings and more....

When: September

    Where: Bray, County Wicklow, IE

Bridport Literary Festival

This vibrant annual festival brings a variety of authors to different venues in and around Bridport. Perfect for all book lovers, the festival has a wide literary range, from nationally acclaimed and prize-winning authors, to local gems who represent the creative community of West Dorset. Speakers i...

When: November

    Where: Bridport, England UK

Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival

The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival (BWRF) is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, celebrates creativity and diversity, as well as promoting lifelong learning for the Brimbank community. The 10 day festival program includes workshops, author talks, panel discussio...

When: March

    Where: Brimbank, VIC AU

Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy a...

When: September

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, set up in 2008, is now one of the leading cultural events in Devon and the South West. Set on the stunning Jurassic Coast, we run five days of events in September featuring some of the most exciting writers, thinkers, experts and opinion-formers, as well as ...

When: September

    Where: East Devon, England UK

Bumbershoot

The Seattle Arts Festival always has active coffee houses and a book fair spotlighting literary artists....

When: September

    Where: Seattle, WA US

Burlington Literary Festival

During this month-long celebration of literature, we welcome authors, celebrate books, and (virtually) visit with local and national literary treasures....

When: November

    Where: Burlington, ON CA

Burnham-On-Sea Book Festival

Expect talks, workshops and readings across several genres, including crime, historical, young adult, children’s, literary and non-fiction. Events will be held at The Princess Theatre and Burnham Library and will include local authors and well-known figures on the literary scene. The festival ...

When: May

    Where: Somerset, England UK

Buxton Festival

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

The festival features the most promising up-and-coming, and also internationa...

When: July

    Where: Buxton, Derbyshire, England UK

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

The Cabot Trail Writers Festival, now in its 11th year, brings together avid readers with exciting and acclaimed writers in an intimate setting in stunning North River along Cape Breton's world famous Cabot Trail. Stunning landscapes, intimate workshops, delicious local food and more make for a...

When: August

    Where: Sydney, NS CA

Cambridge Literary Festival

Cambridge Literary Festival (CLF) began as Cambridge Wordfest in 2003, when we had our first annual Spring Festival. We began hosting Winter Festivals in 2008. Cambridge Literary Festival soon became a much-loved and regular highlight drawing large audiences from Cambridge and the rest of the UK. ...

When: November

    Where: Cambridge, England UK

Capricorn Coast Writers Festival

The Capricorn Coast Writers Festival aims to foster the importance of books and reading by bringing together an exciting mix of authors, editors, publishers and industry professionals from all over Australia and our own community, to share their vast wealth of knowledge and passion. Join us for a ja...

When: June

    Where: Yeppoon, QLD AU

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Our mission is to bring together, in small, intimate settings, authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners, and learners. We are a festival of readers who appreciate discussing the ideas in literature....

When: September

    Where: Burnsville, NC US

Charleston Literary Festival

Since its founding in 2017, the Charleston Literary Festival has become an integral part of the cultural landscape in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. In just a few short years, the festival has gained a reputation for including a diverse range of distinguished speakers, some of wh...

When: November

    Where: Charleston, SC US

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers, while inspiring over 9,000 school children with a love of b...

When: October

    Where: Cheltenham, England UK

Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages....

When: February

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Chipping Campden Literature Festival

A much loved literature festival in the heart of the Cotswolds and only a 20 minute drive from The Old Post Office. Our programme covers fiction, poetry, and non-fiction including biography and memoir, and we have events on royalty, spying, fraud, history, politics, celebrity, journalism, nature, ru...

When: May

    Where: Chipping Campden, England UK

Chipping Norton Literary Festival

ChipLitFest has earned its reputation as one of the friendliest and most innovative festivals, bringing a wide-ranging array of writers, poets, public figures and creative people to the town and drawing large and lively audiences from a wide area....

When: April

    Where: Chipping Norton, England UK

Chiswick Book Festival

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books. The Festival is a non-profit-making community event, raising money for three reading-related ...

When: September

    Where: London, England UK

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

This annual festival celebrates Jewish authors, books and ideas. Featuring books written by nationally and internationally acclaimed authors, participants will hear the stories behind a broad range of topics including Jewish life, historical fiction, Israeli literature, cooking, memoirs and more. ...

When: November

    Where: Beachwood, OH US

Cliveden Literary Festival

Established in 2017, the Festival has featured a stellar international cast of novelists, historians, screenwriters, film directors, actors, spies, generals and politicians. Hailed by Alain de Botton as ‘the most dignified and beautiful literature festival on the planet’ and described by Ian McE...

When: October

    Where: Cliveden,, England UK

Clunes Booktown Festival

In 2007 the first Booktown (Booktown for a Day) was held attracting over 6,000 visitors. Since then a two day festival, Clunes Booktown Festival has been held annually in May. Over 60 booktraders from around Australia bring stock to the town and set up shop for the weekend. Street entertainment, foo...

When: April

    Where: Clunes, VIC AU

Collingswood Book Festival

Every autumn, the thrill of reading blooms when bibliophiles converge in this historic South Jersey town. The Collingswood Book Festival is a big literary event that exudes small-town, friendly ambience. In a typical year, festival-goers have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of the main...

When: October

    Where: Collingswood, NJ US

Colonsay Book Festival

The Colonsay Book Festival is one of the smallest and most remote literary events in the UK, held on the beautiful island of Colonsay in glorious springtime. ...

When: April

    Where: Colonsay, Scotland UK

Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival

Traditionally held at the Cove Burgh Hall, the festival brings renowned authors to a local audience, and usually runs over a weekend in November....

When: November

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK

Crater Literary Festival

Crater Literary Festival celebrates and promotes literature and budding literary creators, with particular reference to South East Nigeria....

When: December

    Where: Enugu, NG

Crickhowell Literary Festival

This annual festival features five days of readings, book launches, workshops and other literary events....

When: October

    Where: Crickhowell, Powys, Wales UK

Dahlonega Literary Festival

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, it is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment....

When: March

    Where: Dahlonega, GA US

Dalkey Book Festival

The Dalkey Book Festival is an annual literature festival held in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, for four days in June. The festival includes 60+ events celebrating Irish and international writing, welcoming some of the world’s leading thinkers to the seaside village. ...

When: June

    Where: Dalkey, co. Dublin IE

Deepings Literary Festival

Deepings Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too. Over three days at the end of April, the Deepings will host a stellar cast of writers of both fiction and non-fiction, storytellers and folk singers....

When: April

    Where: Deepings, England UK

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

Denman Island, a small Gulf Islands community of 1200 people between the coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, hosts the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July every summer. The festival is a four-day event comprised of workshops, evening panels, solo readings and paired readi...

When: July

    Where: Denman Island, BC CA

Deptford Literature Festival

Celebrating the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance, the Festival features a host of talented writers, artists and organisations based in the area. It’s a literature festival with a difference, with the local community at its heart. Everyone is ...

When: March

    Where: London, England UK

Detroit Book City Annual African-American Family Book Expo

Founded in 2017, Detroit Book City Annual A-A Family Book Expo event is Michigan’s largest independent Black book fair. We attracts hundreds of authors across the country and an extraordinary crowd of book attendees during the third week of February in Detroit. It’s an exciting one-da...

When: February

    Where: Southfield, MI US

Detroit Festival of Books

The Detroit Festival of Books is the largest book festival in the State of Michigan. We have vendors from all over the USA and Canada. The Bookfest is dedicated to promoting the joy of reading and the rich culture surrounding it....

When: July

    Where: Detroid, MI US

Dingle Literary Festival

The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and Engli...

When: November

    Where: Dingle, Co. Kerry IE

Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend

A resurrection of Drumshanbo's literary festival from 2009-20011. Two days of talking words. Event includes A Poetry Film Competition/Short Story Writing Class/Read your Own Work Night/Masterclass Conversations....

When: August

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht IE

DSM Book Festival

The DSM Book Festival connects people who love books with people who create them. The Festival features nationally acclaimed authors, hands-on workshops, children’s activities and more....

When: March

    Where: Des Moines, IA US

Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicizing and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors –...

When: November

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Durham Book Festival

The North East’s biggest literary event. Author talks, readings, performances, new commissions and the announcement of the Gordon Burn Prize....

When: October

    Where: Durham, England UK

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is a reader's and writer's festival that showcases some of Canada's best literary luminaries alongside talented local writers, with live events, panel discussions, and workshops....

When: June

    Where: Nelson, BC CA

Ennis Book Club Festival

An annual festival and social literary gathering for book club members and readers running since 2007 in Ireland’s friendliest town. A weekend of events takes place on the first weekend of March annually...

When: March

    Where: Ennis, Co. Clare IE

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival is an engaging weekend of entertainment in the forms of film, books, author presentations, focus groups, and of course, good music....

When: February

    Where: Daytona Beach, FL US

Fall for the Book Festival

Based at George Mason University, the Fall for the Book festival will be held October 12-15. All events and activities are free and open to the public. Our past events have included headlining authors such as Colson Whitehead, Delia Owens, Tim O'Brien, & Rainbow Rowell. Fall for the Book co...

When: October

    Where: Fairfax, VA US

Falmouth Book Festival

Falmouth Book Festival is more than just another book festival. We want to reach out into the local community: into primary and secondary schools, clubs and organisations, and to local businesses - in fact, to anyone who wants to get involved. There will be events with authors in conversation, prese...

When: October

    Where: Falmouth, England UK

Felixstowe Book Festival

A community literary event celebrating Suffolk and bringing together renowned authors and readers. ...

When: June

    Where: Felixstowe, England UK

Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, held in historic downtown Brampton. The FOLD provides one-of-a-kind events for kids and adults that engage readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and underrepresen...

When: April

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Fort Collins Book Festival

The Fort Collins Book Fest is a free event that combines in-person, live-streamed, and virtual sessions, including writing workshops, book talks, panel presentations, author readings, family activities, and more....

When: October

    Where: Fort Collins, CO US

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 Fowey, which was home to Daphne du Maurier and S...

When: May

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

The Festival’s aim is to widen and enhance the long-standing friendship that exists between Ireland, France and other French-speaking countries. It welcomes writers in both the English and Irish languages, together with writers of the wider francophone world. Each year the festival presents a cent...

When: April

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Freadom Festival

The Freadom Festival, Portland’s first Black book festival, takes place on Juneteenth weekend, is dedicated to the belief that reading and books should be inclusive and accessible. The event is free and open to all to come learn the importance of Juneteenth, fellowship with a community of fellow b...

When: June

    Where: Portland, OR US

Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. ...

When: May

    Where: Gaithersburg, MD US

Get Lit! Literary Arts Festival

The Get Lit! Festival began in 1998 as a one-day marathon of literary readings sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press and EWU’s Department of Creative Writing. Then The Spokesman-Review lovingly called it the little literary festival that could, and they were right. By 2004, the audience...

When: April

    Where: Spokane, WA US

Glitterary Festival

Glitterary Festival is a queer literary festival with a broad definition of what is literature and what is queer....

When: April

    Where: Oxford, MS US

Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival

The Jewish Book Festival brings a showcase of Jewish authors and books to our community. We strive to enrich and engage the members of our community and provide opportunities to come together for education and social experiences....

When: November

    Where: Naples, FL US

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books (GPFB) showcases Pittsburgh’s historic, vital role on the national and international literary stage. Readers, writers, booksellers, publishers, critics, educators, and neighbors will connect with, learn from, and support each other. With free, diverse pro...

When: May

    Where: Pittsburgh, PA US

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 readings taking place in the Staircase Theatre. Over the past seven years, gritLIT has evolved into a larger-scale and wider-reaching endeavor. It has spread ...

When: April

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

For 2021, the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a two-day gathering of nationally known presenters with Festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great. ...

When: September

    Where: Harbor Springs, MI US

Harrisburg Book Festival

The Harrisburg Book Festival is proudly hosted by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Celebrating the power of storytelling, the festival aims to amplify and promote literature for all ages, and to build a community of readers, writers, and life-long learners in our city. ...

When: October

    Where: Harrisburg, PA US

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts Winter Weekend

The Hay Festival, founded in 1988, offers a fortnight of live and online conversations, debates and performances, and an inspiring, free Programme for Schools. ...

When: November

    Where: Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales UK

Henley Literary Festival

Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals. The 2019 festival was our biggest yet with 170 events for adults and children. The line-up included former Prime Minister Theresa May, comedian Paul Merton, cookery legend Mary Berry, England’s greatest batsman Si...

When: October

    Where: Henley-on-Thames, England UK

Hertford Club Literary Festival

The Hertford Club Literary Festival draws authors and speakers from across the country. Covering a wide range of topics throughout the event, it is certain to be an interesting occasion for all....

When: July

    Where: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England UK

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham Book Festival is a Not For Profit CIC and delivers an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in April/May each year. It has grown significantly since its first Festival in 2006 into an important part of the regional arts calendar. ...

When: April

    Where: Hexham, England UK

High Plains BookFest

Over the last twelve years, the High Plains BookFest has served to praise and define the literary output of a vast and diverse region of the country, growing steadily in the number of books nominated and awards presented to regional authors. ...

When: October

    Where: Billings, MT US

Hot Springs Book Festival

The Hot Springs Book Festival is an annual event produced by the Garland County Library, with the Literacy Council of Garland County and National Park College Adult Education. The festival gathers authors from near and far for three days of book talks, sellings, signings, and more at various venues....

When: April

    Where: Hot Springs , AR US

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is an award-winning 10-day Festival held annually in March. A blended Festival of 50+ digital, outdoor and venue-based events held online and at accessible spaces in Huddersfield, HLF champions accessibility, diversity and under-represented groups....

When: March

    Where: Huddersfield, England UK

International Kolkata Book Fair

The International Kolkata Book Fair is a winter fair in Kolkata. It is a unique book fair in the sense of not being a trade fair—the book fair is primarily for the general public rather than whole-sale distributors....

When: January

    Where: Kolkata, IN

Iowa City Book Festival

Iowa City is a City of Literature for many reasons: The wonderful writing programs at the University of Iowa, our small presses and magazines, our wonderful libraries, our bookstores, and amenities like the Iowa Avenue Literary Walk. The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESC...

When: October

    Where: Iowa City, IA US

Jewish Book Week

Jewish Book Week is a literary festival in London, held annually in February and March, that explores Jewish literature, ideas and culture. The festival was founded in 1952 and since 2012 it has been presented at Kings Place....

When: February

    Where: London, England UK

John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival

A free annual literary festival celebrating Appalachian authors hosted by Mountain Empire Community College. The Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest and Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest are also awarded during the festival....

When: March

    Where: Big Stone Gap, VA US

Jugiong Writers’ Festival

A unique Writers’ Festival celebrating reading, writing & fun in the picturesque village of Jugiong...

When: April

    Where: Jugiong, NSW AU

Juniper Literary Festival

Inaugurated in 2001, the Juniper Literary Festival showcases exciting new writing and explores issues vital to the literary arts, helping to ensure their vitality, plurality and accessibility....

When: April

    Where: Amherst, MA US

Kansas Book Festival

This event, designed to celebrate the best of Kansas literature, arts and history, will offer a variety of activities for Kansans of all ages, including meet-the-author sessions, panel discussions, book signings and sales, and a special tent with projects for children. This event is free and open to...

When: September

    Where: Topeka, KS US

Kentucky Book Festival

A program of Kentucky Humanities, the Kentucky Book Festival (formerly Kentucky Book Fair) is the first and largest book festival in the Commonwealth. Festival events seek to connect book-lovers and authors, spark engaging conversations, and empower readers by providing access to new books as well a...

When: October

    Where: Lexington, KY US

Kingston WritersFest

Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and other artists for mutual inspiration, education, and the exchange of ideas that literature provokes. Through readings, performance, onstage discussion and m...

When: September

    Where: Kingston, ON CA

Knowlton Literary Festival

The Knowlton Literary Festival, a three to four day festival held each October, involves the community in celebrating English language literature, particularly that written by fellow Canadians. The Festival includes presentations by published writers from across Canada and beyond, including author i...

When: October

    Where: Knowlton, PQ CA

Kyogle Writers Festival

A three-day festival comprising over 50 separate events including author talks, workshops, poetry readings and performances, panel discussions and lively conversation....

When: May

    Where: Kyogle, NSW AU

Las Vegas Book Festival

The Las Vegas Book Festival is the largest literary event in Nevada. Our annual celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word is free and open to the public....

When: October

    Where: Las Vegas, NV US

Lichfield Literary Festival

The Lichfileld Literary Festival is an annual celebration of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. Held in March, Lichfield Literature Festival sees writers of all styles and genres convene in the ‘creative county’ for a series of talks, workshops and other literature-related events....

When: March

    Where: Lichfield, England UK

Life To Paper Book Festival

For the month of November, we transform the Historic Buena Vista East Historic Neighborhood into a book lovers dream. Join us at the Book Festival and browse the market, gather, connect, meet authors, listen and tell stories, enjoy live music, and more. ...

When: November

    Where: Miami, FL US

Literary Women Long Beach Festival of Authors

Started in 1982 the Literary Women Festival of Authors is dedicated to helping balance the field of writers. They seek to share work that may not have the stage to do so. Proceeds go to the Long Beach Public Library to purchase books that will be featured at upcoming festivals. Any bookworm will lik...

When: February

    Where: Long Beach, CA US

LiterASIAN

LiterASIAN is a spotlight on Asian Canadian literature, history, and culture. Readings, workshops, panel discussions, and bookfair....

When: May

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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, books about real life come off the page. Avid readers connect with writers through a series of live events, great conversations, and exciting gatherings for 1...

When: October

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

LitFest Pasadena

Founded in 2012, LitFest Pasadena is the free, community literary festival with over 200 authors, publishers, editors, agents, and poets participating in over 60 panel discussions, readings, and workshops at venues throughout Playhouse Village....

When: May

    Where: Pasadena, CA US

Litquake

Litquake is San Francisco's nine-day literary festival for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings....

When: October

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Little Grassy Literary Festival

Hosted by graduate students from SIU’s MFA creative writing program, the festival provides an opportunity for students and community members to hear from renowned literary authors....

When: April

    Where: Carbondale, IL US

Llandeilo Lit Fest

Literature Festival in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, held every last weekend in April since 2017....

When: April

    Where: Llandeilo, Wales UK

Louisiana Book Festival

The Louisiana Book Festival is a free, nationally recognized literary event that typically takes place live and in-person around Capitol Park in Baton Rouge. The festival offers you a chance to see exceptional writers, find new books to read, and enjoy some thought-provoking presentations....

When: October

    Where: Baton Rouge, LA US

Lubbock Book Festival

This free, two-day long Lubbock Book Festival connects authors and readers through an exciting event to celebrate literacy, creativity, and the written word. We will have book sales, author signings, engaging panels, creative workshops, family-fun activities, and so much more....

When: October

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community.

Each year, the festival brings an array of thoug...

When: May

    Where: Margaret River, WA AU

Marlborough Literature Festival

We celebrate the best of writing and literature during our annual festival held in the beautiful market town of Marlborough.

Over the years we’ve had terrific authors such as Lionel Shriver, Howard Jacobson, Alexander McCall Smith, Fay Weldon and Michael Morpurgo. However its not all about...

When: September

    Where: Marlborough, England UK

Melbourne Writers Festival

MWF brings writers and readers together to be inspired, challenged and thrilled by an intelligent, rousing and diverse program of books and ideas....

When: May

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Mesa Book Festival

An annual book festival produced by the Mesa-based literary non-profit Anthology, Inc. in partnership with the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts. This new exciting event will feature local authors, 100 booths of great reading opportunities and programming for readers of all ages. All events are fre...

When: December

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Midwest Literary Walk

For more than a decade this unique literary event has showcased more than 60 award-winning authors and poets at historic venues throughout downtown Chelsea. It includes author talks, book signings, and is free and open to the public. ...

When: April

    Where: Chelsea, MI US

Milford Readers and Writers Festival

The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire and ignite conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them....

When: September

    Where: Milford, PA US

Mississippi Book Festival

The Mississippi Book Festival, a nonprofit founded by literacy advocates, launched in August 2015 on the State Capitol grounds and continues to draw thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” and book lovers’ celebration. Visit our Replay festival pages for highlights, pictures and videos o...

When: August

    Where: Jackson, MS US

Missouri Book Festival

Put on by Missouri Humanities, the Library of Congress Center for the Book and Reedy Press, the event features a number of festivities that celebrate books....

When: August

    Where: Washington, MO US

Montclair Literary Festival

Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view. Working closely with the Montclair Public Library, Montclair Art Museum, Watchung Booksellers and a team of local volunteers, the festival will a...

When: May

    Where: Montclair, NJ US

Montgomeryshire Literary Festival

The Montgomeryshire Literary Festival celebrates writing in Wales and the Welsh borders, with an annual festival circulating through key locations in Montgomeryshire....

When: June

    Where: Montgomery, Powys, Wales UK

Mountains to Sea Book Festival

**Event cancelled indefinitely due to lack of funding**
The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is a literary festival which is run by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Enjoy a full range of Creative Writing Workshops including two Poetry Masterclasses, Ghostwriting, Writing Online an...

When: March

    Where: Dublin, IE

Mysuru Literature Festival

Mysuru Literature Festival brings together people from all over the country for discussions, talks, and readings about literature, and writing, in English and Kannada....

When: July

    Where: Mysuru, Karnataka IN

Nantucket Book Festival

The Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as a major summer destination for booklovers with impressive and eclectic line-ups of award-winning authors. The multi-day festival offers author readings, panel discussions and social events in an informal atmosphere that encourages conversations ...

When: June

    Where: Nantucket, MA US

National Black Writers Conference

The NBWC is dedicated to the exploration of "emerging themes, trends and issues in Black American literature." It attracts writers, scholars, editors, agents, faculty, students, and the general public. It seeks to address the themes of stereotypes in Black literature, the direction of Blac...

When: March

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

Ness Book Fest

Inverness-based book festival that features emerging voices as well as big names in a free programme of events....

When: October

    Where: Inverness, Scotland UK

New Orleans Book Festival At Tulane

The New Orleans Book Festival will bring the world’s leading authors to Tulane University for a multi-day celebration of their works. ...

When: March

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

Newark Book Festival

Newark Book Festival (previously Books in the Castle) is a literature festival that features and celebrates a range of authors and book events from crime to history and plenty for children and families too....

When: July

    Where: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England UK

Newburyport Literary Festival

The Newburyport Literary Association, Inc., was founded in 2005 and hosts an annual Festival that brings together readers and writers for a weekend of readings, panel discussions, and other book-related events. ...

When: April

    Where: Newburyport, MA US

NOAZ Book Festival

A festival of literary art, culture, and community on the colorado plateau w/ readings, panels, workshops, contests & more...

When: April

    Where: Flagstaff, AZ US

North Cornwall Book Festival

North Cornwall Book Festival brings together readers and writers (and a few choice musicians) for a half term holiday of literature, narrative, craft, workshops and concerts in a site of outstanding beauty between the holiday resort of Polzeath and the fishing community of Port Isaac....

When: September

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Northampton Book & Arts Fair

Readings, talks and book signings by fiction writers, graphic novelists, poets, children’s book writers & illustrators, publishing and culinary historians, and independent publishers, as well as book arts demonstrations...

When: December

    Where: Northampton, PA US

Northern Beaches Readers Festival

The Northern Beaches Readers' Festival Inc is an event focused on connecting readers with popular Australian authors, that will feature some of Australia’s leading authors in panel discussions and more intimate "in conversation" events....

When: September

    Where: Avalon, NSW AU

NorthWords NWT Literary Festival

A summer literary festival in Yellowknife that would support northern and Aboriginal writers by allowing them to share the stage with established writers from southern Canada....

When: May

    Where: Yellowknife, NT CA

Ochre Fest

A weekend of Newfoundland books, music, art and food in Conception Bay, anchored at Ochre House Retreat....

When: July

    Where: Ochre Pit Cove, NL CA

Ohioana Book Festival

Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 140 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year....

When: April

    Where: Columbus, OH US

Orwell Festival of Political Writing

The Orwell Festival will be a space for complex debate and diversity of opinion and viewpoints, encourage creativity and clarity of expression, provide a platform for unheard voices, and defend the right to individual conscience, whilst remaining politically impartial.
There will be debates, ...

When: June

    Where: Bloomsbury & Online, England UK

Oxford Conference for the Book

Founded by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Square Books, the Oxford Conference for the Book brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, artists, poets, publishers, teachers, students, and literacy advocates for three days of conversation in the literary town of Oxf...

When: March

    Where: Oxford, MI US

Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival is a world-class literary event that brings together leading authors and public figures in a magnificent setting in the central university area of Oxford city each year.

The festival events mostly take place around two vibrant hubs in Oxford City Centre, namely the Blackwe...

When: March

    Where: Oxford, England UK

Paisley Book Festival

The Paisley Book Festival has creativity and innovation at the heart of its programming, showcasing some of the best and most diverse voices being published today in Scotland and beyond....

When: February

    Where: Paisley, Scotland UK

Palm Beach Book Festival

The Palm Beach Book Festival is an annual gathering of NY Times, best-selling award-winning, celebrity authors, taking place in the Palm Beaches....

When: March

    Where: Boca Raton, FL US

Payson Book Festival

The mission of the Payson Book Festival is to enhance the love of reading by providing an environment that encourages personal interaction between readers and Arizona authors. Its goal is to promote literacy and showcase Arizona authors....

When: July

    Where: Payson, AZ US

Penzance Literary Festival

Known for its friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community, the Penzance LitFest celebrates words in all their many forms, and welcomes contributions that will inspire, entertain and inform our enthusiastic audiences. Over four exciting days, we are bringing an eclectic selection of authors, wr...

When: July

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Perth Festival

Perth Festival is a not-for-profit multi-arts festival that brings world class performance, music, film, visual arts and literary events to Perth, Western Australia, every summer....

When: February

    Where: Perth, WA AU

Portland Book Festival

Launched in 2005 under the name Wordstock, the Portland Book Festival came under the Literary Arts umbrella in 2014 and relaunched in 2015 with more than 80 authors in attendance. Since then, the number of presenters, venues, and pop-ups has continued to grow to accommodate its increasing popularity...

When: November

    Where: Portland, OR US

Printed Matter Art Book Fair

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. ...

When: October

    Where: New York, NY US

Queenscliffe Literary Festival

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc presents a lively and engaging program of events with leading Australia writers of fiction and non-fiction. It’s held across three weekends in May....

When: May

    Where: Queenscliff, VIC AU

ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature

ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature is a free, nonprofit event hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library celebrating literature written by, for, and about lesbians....

When: February

    Where: Gulfport, FL US

Red Line Book Festival

Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. ...

When: October

    Where: South Dublin County, IE

Revival: Lost Southern Voices

Revival: Lost Southern Voices, a festival for readers, is a celebration of lost or underappreciated Southern writers’ work....

When: March

    Where: Atlanta, GA US

Road to Freedom Literary Festival

The Road to Freedom Literary Festival spotlights five renowned writers who will share inspiring stories from their lives and readings of their works. Proceeds of the event will benefit Rainbow Railroad, a global nonprofit that helps LGTBQ+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation,...

When: January

    Where: New York, NY US

Rose Glen Literary Festival

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce initially created the festival in 2010 to help local authors, giving them a chance to sell books, meet readers and network. The event will feature presentations, book signings and workshops....

When: February

    Where: Sevierville, TN US

Rostrevor Literary Festival

Rostrevor Literary Festival is a free event bringing together a diverse range or writers and poets in a special programme....

When: October

    Where: Rostrevor, Co Down, N Ireland UK

Rye Arts Festival

Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed over the past 50 years into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art f...

When: September

    Where: Rye, East Sussex, England UK

samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers and Readers Festival

As part of Auckland Pride, the festival offers up a plethora of literary treats including two gala events, a book launch, poetry readings, panel talks and even a zine making workshop. All events are free and provide a space to uphold queer literature and authors, and to encourage the next generation...

When: February

    Where: Auckland, NZ

San Antonio Book Festival

The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater pe...

When: May

    Where: San Antonio, TX US

Santa Fe Literary Festival

Bringing together some of the world’s best authors to participate in an exchange of ideas about writing and societal issues....

When: May

    Where: Santa Fe, NM US

Saratoga Book Festival

We're looking forward to welcoming you to a festival filled with fascinating book talks, author readings, panel discussions, family fun, and performances, all designed to encourage and celebrate a love of reading....

When: October

    Where: Saratoga Springs, NY US

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 festival the third weekend in July with 60+ events over 4 days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. The festival showcases literary talent from all over Ca...

When: July

    Where: Moose Jaw, SK CA

Savannah Book Festival

The Savannah Book Festival is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. ...

When: February

    Where: Savannah, GA US

Scone Literary Festival

The Scone Literary Festival exists for the "love of words", and to create stimulating, informal and intimate events that spark great conversations. We hold live, events on the second weekend in March each year....

When: March

    Where: Scone, NSW AU

Six Bridges Book Festival

The Festival features more than 70 award-winning and bestselling authors representing genres from history to graphic novels, from fantasy to romance, from children’s books to thrillers. Most events are free and virtual, accessible via Zoom....

When: October

    Where: Little Rock, AR US

Sorrento Writers Festival

The brainchild of award-winning journalist, podcaster, former bookshop owner and Festival Director Corrie Perkin, the not-for-profit event will encourage deep thinking and compelling conversations via meet the author events, keynote speeches, panel discussions, a business seminar, readings, musical ...

When: April

    Where: Sorrento, VIC AU

South Florida Book Festival

South Florida Book Festival presented virtually by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) features a fantastic line-up of authors, speakers, renowned chefs, presenters and more. Enjoy book discussions, cooking demonstrations and much more....

When: July

    Where: Ft Lauderdale, FL US

South Texas Book Festival

STBF combines literacy (regional and national authors) and children’s entertainment in a festive atmosphere that promotes a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure. The festival is free and open to the public!...

When: October

    Where: McAllen, TX US

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

The annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books includes many authors and artists under one roof with panelists, keynote addresses, presentations, signings, music and food. ...

When: November

    Where: Waukesha, WI US

Southern Festival of Books

A three-day literary event, welcoming more than 20,000 visitors and over 200 guest authors. Festival goers enjoy book signings and panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, exhibitors from across the nation, and more. I...

When: October

    Where: Nashville, TN US

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events. Held in Bowling Green, Kentucky each April, Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books....

When: March

    Where: Bowling Green, KY US

Southern Voices Festival

Southern Voices is a five-day festival celebrating art, music and writing. Sponsored by the Hoover Public Library, the first conference was held in 1993. The authors conference is a one-day part of the festival celebrating the written word....

When: February

    Where: Hoover, AL US

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

There is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors ...

When: March

    Where: Fort Myers, FL US

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during early November, with additional author events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. The Festival is nat...

When: November

    Where: St. Louis, MO US

StarFest: St. Albert Readers Festival

STARFest Readers Festival has events and conversations to connect with every reader, with bestselling, award-winning authors bringing comedy, drama, thrills and chills, romance, fantasy, and history....

When: October

    Where: St. Albert, AB CA

Stratford Literary Festival

Since 2008 we’ve been bringing you an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour in spring and winter. We’re also a charity promoting the benefits of reading and writing on education, literacy and well-being in schools, the community and prisons. ...

When: May

    Where: Stratford-upon-Avon, England UK

Stratford Writers Festival

At the Stratford Writers Festival, we invite readers and writers to come together to experience stories – and meet the authors – through intimate and interactive events which can only be held in Canada’s Premiere Arts Town of Stratford, Ontario....

When: October

    Where: Stratford, ON CA

Stroud Book Festival

Stroud Book Festival celebrates all things books. Headed up by a team of local authors, literary and cultural professionals, and with Ian McEwan as patron, the festival presents a creative programme of high-quality, entertaining and thought-provoking events to engage this vibrant local community. St...

When: November

    Where: Stroud, England UK

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, with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood’s heritage gardens....

When: August

    Where: Sechelt, BC CA

Sunshine State Book Festival

Florida has an amazing literary history dating back to William Bartram nearly 250 years ago. Today, Gainesville is a leading center of literary culture and home to hundreds of writers, novelists, playwrights, and poets, many of whom you can meet at the Sunshine State Book Festival....

When: January

    Where: Gainesville, FL US

Sydney Muslim Writers’ Festival

Writers will take part in a panel discussion and exchange ideas between the panellists and the audience. Audiences will have the opportunity to engage, learn and ask questions from the writers. The festival will include local and international writers from a diverse range of backgrounds. A separate ...

When: February

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is a five-day New Orleans affair for writers, readers, and theater lovers. ...

When: March

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival is honored to be one of the largest and most prestigious literary events in the nation, typically welcoming 50,000 people from around the state, spread throughout the grounds of the State Capitol and along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue. ...

When: November

    Where: Austin, TX US

Thame Arts and Literature Festival

The Thame Arts and Literature Festival is an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival that takes place in the picturesque market town of Thame. Events will include Author Talks, Music, Literature, Plays, Readings, Debates and much more, plus several special events for younger readers...

When: October

    Where: Thame, England UK

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Literary festival capturing the wonderment of the written word and praising its ability to intoxicate, transport and transform....

When: October

    Where: Uxbridge, ON CA

The Coast is Queer

Bringing together writers, performers, academics, activists and readers for a weekend of events, workshops, panel discussions and performances to celebrate queer lives and writing. ...

When: October

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

Tidelines Book Festival

Tidelines Book Festival aims to cater for all age groups and many different interests, including fiction and non-fiction. In parallel with the festival we run a dedicated schools programme, bringing authors and their books to children and young people. We are the only independent Book Festival in No...

When: September

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, Scotland UK

Tottenham Literature Festival

The Tottenham Literature Festival is a bold new event aimed at celebrating Black writers and distinctive children’s literature and it’s taking place right in the heart of one of London’s most diverse boroughs at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre....

When: November

    Where: London, England UK

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival

This packed programme of events will bring together some of the nation’s favourite writers, whilst also showcasing exciting new voices and some of the best in children’s literature....

When: April

    Where: Tunbridge Wells, England UK

Tuscon Festival of Books

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds for the Festival support local literacy programs....

When: March

    Where: Tuscon, AZ US

Twin Cities Book Festival

Twin Cities Book Festival, one of the biggest gatherings of book lovers in the state, celebrates its 20th anniversary with everyone returning in person to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Presented by Rain Taxi Review, the festival is free, and there is plent...

When: October

    Where: St Paul, MN US

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia’s largest & most exciting literary event. ...

When: October

    Where: Ubud, Bali ID

Ullapool Book Festival

The first Ullapool Book Festival was held in May 2005. It was founded by a group of literary enthusiasts in Ullapool Entertainments, the local voluntary arts organisation founded in 1982.

The aim is to run an annual book festival the purpose of which is to promote and encourage the study, apprec...

When: May

    Where: Ullapool, Scotland UK

Unbound Book Festival

Unbound is a book festival in Columbia, Missouri bringing together readers and writers to inspire a lifelong love of books and reading. ...

When: April

    Where: Columbia, MO US

Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. Featuring the annual Festival in March plus the year-round Shelf Life virtual event series, our programming offers something for readers of all levels and in...

When: March

    Where: Charlottesville, VA US

Washington Island Literary Festival

The Washington Island Literary Festival is a moveable feast of writing, reading, discussion, and thought about the written word. Writers’ workshops, author panels and presentations, readings and parties are scheduled at various quaint, historic and beautiful venues around the Island.

Participant...

When: September

    Where: Washington Island, WI US

Wells Festival of Literature

The Wells Festival aims to promote the enjoyment and excitement of books and to encourage a love of the written word by bringing to Wells a wide range of international, national and local writers to entertain, challenge, inspire and inform audiences of all ages and tastes. This extensive selection o...

When: October

    Where: Wells, Somerset, England UK

West Cork Literary Festival

We have an exciting range of events lined up for you this July with over 35 events including outdoor events in Bantry, live zoom events, pre-recorded events, online workshops and professional development opportunities....

When: February

    Where: Bantry, Co Cork IE

West Virginia Book Festival

The West Virginia Book Festival is a gathering of authors, vendors, publicists and readers who are enthusiastic about the power of the written word....

When: October

    Where: Charleston, WV US

Whanganui Literary Festival

A vibrant writers and readers’ festival held every second year attracting and hosting national and international guests. Bus tours, writers talks, poetry and book groups and fairs all to satisfy avid readers held in iconic venues throughout the city....

When: February

    Where: Whanganui, NZ

Wigtown Book Festival

Each autumn, the Wigtown Book Festival welcomes a whole host of visitors over the course of its 10 day book festival. Since the first Wigtown Book Festival in 1999, we have expanded to become an energetic arts organisation working through the year to deliver a programme of literature development act...

When: September

    Where: Wigtown, Scotland UK

Willy Lit Fest

The Williamstown Literary Festival is Melbourne West's largest annual, literary festival. A weekend feast of books, ideas and conversations all in the beautiful Williamstown Town Hall and Library....

When: June

    Where: Williiamstown, VIC AU

Winter Tales Book Festival

Join us to hear an array of top speakers and writers from the UK and beyond as we explore the relationship between belief and fiction, religion and pluralism, the complex web of religion, politics, and the environment, fantasy and spirituality, and much more....

When: December

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival, presented by Madison Public Library in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation, presents free, public author events that celebrate books and spark conversations. Each year, the festival creates a robust schedule of accomplished and new writers whose fiction, n...

When: October

    Where: Madison, WI US

Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is Australia’s only national literary event with a dedicated focus on non-fiction writing and ideas. The program will explore non-fiction across a range of mediums, including memoir and biography, journalism, documentary making, playwriting and spoken wo...

When: November

    Where: Geelong, VIC AU

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 invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian book...

When: June

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Word: Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival

Word was started in 2017 by a group of community members to celebrate the rich literary culture of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Not only is Blue Hill home to many fine writers in all genres, it is a community of passionate readers who support the creative work of authors, poets, artists, musicians and c...

When: October

    Where: Blue Hill, ME US

Words at Wagstaffe

Words at Wagstaffe is a one-day literary event held in partnership between Words on the Waves Writers Festival and The Bouddi Society bringing diverse authors for unmissable conversations....

When: March

    Where: Wagstaffe, Central Coast, NSW AU

Words Fest

During the first weekend of November each year, Words brings the Southwestern Ontario region together for a celebration of creative ideas, artistic expression, and cultural diversity. Words features emerging and established writers from London, Canada, and beyond, showcasing new works and provocativ...

When: November

    Where: London, ON CA

Words in Winter: Daylesford Literary Festival

Words in Winter is an annual celebration of words in all their forms, based in Daylesford. The festival shares stories and ideas by local and visiting presenters through performance, music, storytelling, comedy, poetry, talks, workshops and exhibitions. Stories as hot as today’s headlines will com...

When: August

    Where: Daylesford, VIC AU

Words the Orangeville Way

Join the Orangeville Public Library in partnership with BookLore as we present an afternoon looking back to the past. The 2022 Words the Orangeville Way literary lineup infuses local and history. Orangeville’s own freelance writer Bernadette Hardaker will moderate a panel discussion between author...

When: November

    Where: Orangeville, ON CA

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 celebrated authors, poets, playwrights, and songwriters. Wordstock Sudbury creates opportunities for vital conversations that challenge assumptions, explor...

When: November

    Where: Sudbury, ON CA

Zora! Festival

The Zora! Festival is an annual tribute to the life and outsized influence of writer Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, the hometown she made famous as representative of the dignity and beauty of rural Southern, African-American life and culture....

When: June

    Where: Eatonville, FL US