Book Festivals and Events 2022

2022 Scheduled book festivals, writers conferences, and other literary events

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June 2022

Agents & Editors Conference

The conference features presentations, panels, authors in conversation, a keynote address (including a complimentary book), and one-on-one consultations with editors and agents for fiction and creative nonfiction writers. ...

When: June 24 - June 26, 2022

    Where: Austin, TX US

August 2022

Necronomicon Providence

Join us for over four days of weird fiction, art, academia, and festivities in the birthplace of Weird: Providence, Rhode Island. Brought to you by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council and several sponsors and collaborators....

When: August 18 - August 21, 2022

    Where: Providence, RI US

Missouri Book Festival

***DELAYED UNTIL 2024***

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 26 - August 27, 2022

    Where: Washington, MO US

September 2022

Writers Unleashed - Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival

The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers’ Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event. With a strong focus on the promotion and support of Australian writers and publishers, the festival also aims to educate and encourage aspiring writers and illustrators. This writers&r...

When: September 03, 2022

    Where: Gymea, NSW AU

Manuscript To Marketplace Writers Conference

Manuscript to Marketplace Writers Conference at Shepherd University is a unique opportunity for writers at any stage to learn how to write and sell their books....

When: September 09 - September 10, 2022

    Where: Shepherdstown, WV US

Write! Canada

Write! Canada is an annual three-day meeting of Christian writers that takes place in Guelph, Ontario. Write! Canada offers an opportunity for writers to attend seminars, speak with literary agents and meet Christian publishers....

When: September 16 - September 17, 2022

    Where: Guelph, ON CA

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, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events. With programming for adults and children, in English and in French, in the city and outside the ...

When: September 20 - October 18, 2022

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA

InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship Fall Conference

InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship sponsors and hosts a three-day conference every year in September. Fall Conference gives writers an opportunity to come together for inspiration, motivation, and to learn more about the craft of writing. Each year InScribe is pleased to feature a seasoned aut...

When: September 22 - September 24, 2022

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

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 23 - September 25, 2022

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, 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 29 - October 02, 2022

    Where: Bray, County Wicklow, IE

October 2022

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 02 - October 08, 2022

    Where: Abuja, NG

UEA Live

The University of East Anglia’s first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years we have welcomed a host of award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, scientists, economists, broadcasters and more....

When: October 05 - December 07, 2022

    Where: Norwich, England UK

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 08 - October 16, 2022

    Where: Durham, England UK

Broadleaf Writers Conference

A two-day conference including panels and workshops, pitch sessions, mentoring, speakers, open storytelling hour, and networking opportunities. ...

When: October 08 - October 09, 2022

    Where: Decatur, GA 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 12 - October 15, 2022

    Where: Fairfax, VA 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 13 - October 16, 2022

    Where: South Dublin County, IE

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 13 - October 28, 2022

    Where: St. Albert, AB CA

Tamar Valley Writers Festival

Since the first event in 2014, the biennial festival has welcomed some of Australia’s most famed writers, thinkers and speakers to share their unique insights into the written word. No genre is off limits. Romance, politics, crime, biography, comedy, songwriting, poetry, film and television are al...

When: October 14 - October 17, 2022

    Where: Grindelwald, TAS AU

Cat Writers Association Virtual Conference

A fun, educational virtual conference for cat communicators, with various speakers over two days on everything from writing cats into fiction to self-publishing and media relations....

When: October 14 - October 15, 2022

    Where: St Louis, MO 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 17 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Falmouth, England UK

Dodge Poetry Festival

The Dodge Poetry Festival is widely acknowledged as the largest poetry event in North America, representing the most eminent poets from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These four-day celebrations of poetry have been called "poetry heaven" by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, &...

When: October 20 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Newark, NJ 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 27 - October 31, 2022

    Where: McAllen, TX US

Wild Writers Literary Festival

A weekend celebration of literature, with panels, conversations, writers' craft classes and mentorships, and a chance to allow established and emerging Canadian writers to share their writing and expertise with literature lovers. ...

When: October 28 - October 30, 2022

    Where: Waterloo, ON CA

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 29, 2022

    Where: Rostrevor, Co Down, N Ireland UK

November 2022

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 01 - November 30, 2022

    Where: Miami, FL 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 01 - March 01, 2023

    Where: Naples, FL US

C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference

The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference focuses on women writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass market books to literary endeavors, and beyond. Our goal is to provide a space for camaraderie, connection-making, and inspiration, and while women writers are the onl...

When: November 04 - November 05, 2022

    Where: Conway, AR US

Mountain Writers Festival

The Mountain Writers Festival is a weekend writers festival, produced by the Macedon Ranges Literary Association (MRLA). We are excited to be bringing a world-class literary event to this spectacular region. It will include author panels and in-conversation events showcasing novels with regional ...

When: November 05 - November 06, 2022

    Where: Macedon Ranges, VIC AU

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 06 - November 13, 2022

    Where: St. Louis, MO 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 06 - December 18, 2022

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI US

Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

The Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival features a stellar lineup of Australia’s best writers of books, poetry, TV and plays....

When: November 07, 2022

    Where: Bowral, NSW AU

FOLD Kids Book Festival

Celebrating a diverse array of Canadian children’s literature through events specifically designed for kids, families, and educators....

When: November 08 - November 12, 2022

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

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 09 - March 19, 2023

    Where: Beachwood, OH US

Louder than Words Festival

A literary festival celebrating the best in music publishing and published words in music. As well as hearing stories from these incredible personalities, the Festival also offers a unique chance to get up close to people often only seen on the stage; in a much more social, conducive atmosphere....

When: November 11 - November 13, 2022

    Where: Manchester, England UK

YALLFest Charleston Young Adult Book Festival

YALLFest is a Young Adult book festival hosted by Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina. YALLFest signings, panels, and other events take place at the bookstore as well as at other venues throughout Downtown Charleston, including the Music Hall, the Museum, the Charleston Library Society,...

When: November 11 - November 12, 2022

    Where: Charleston, SC US

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 14 - November 20, 2022

    Where: London, England UK

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 19 - November 21, 2022

    Where: Geelong, VIC AU

Infusion Young Adult 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 and celebrate all things YA! ...

When: November 26 - November 27, 2022

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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 27, 2022

    Where: Orangeville, ON CA

December 2022

Crater Literary Festival

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

When: December 15 - December 17, 2022

    Where: Enugu, NG

January 2023