Book Festivals and Events 2022

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

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February 2022

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 12, 2022

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

March 2022

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 02, 2022

    Where: Big Stone Gap, VA US

NoVa Teen Book Festival

NoVa TEEN is the first and largest book festival of its kind celebrating Young Adult literature in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area. NoVa TEEN is held annually in March at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA....

When: March 14 - March 18, 2022

    Where: Falls Church, VA 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 17 - March 20, 2022

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Beall Poetry Festival

A three-day celebration of some of the finest contemporary poets, with readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry....

When: March 30 - April 01, 2022

    Where: Waco, TX US

April 2022

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 01 - April 02, 2022

    Where: Amherst, 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 01 - April 10, 2022

    Where: Flagstaff, AZ US

Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is a FREE festival for families of children in preschool through grade 6. ...

When: April 02 - April 03, 2022

    Where: Johnstown, PA 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 04 - April 08, 2022

    Where: Carbondale, IL 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 07 - April 09, 2022

    Where: Hot Springs , AR US

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 08 - April 10, 2022

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

North Shore Writers Festival

The North Shore Writers Festival is a celebration of Canadian authors brought to you by Vancouver's North Shore public libraries - North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District and West Vancouver Memorial - as well as by the North Shore News. Admission is free....

When: April 12 - April 19, 2022

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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 21 - April 24, 2022

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

Verses Festival of Words

The mission of the Verses Festival of Words is to celebrate the transformative power of words - written, spoken or sung; to engage diverse groups in cutting-edge, live performances as both audience and participants; to present influential artists from both the oral and literary traditions, and to en...

When: April 21 - May 30, 2022

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Edmonton Poetry Festival

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is staged annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hundreds of word artists from Edmonton and across the country come together to celebrate written and spoken verse. ...

When: April 22 - May 01, 2022

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

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 23 - April 24, 2022

    Where: Houston, TX US

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 27 - May 01, 2022

    Where: Deepings, 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 29 - May 02, 2022

    Where: Tunbridge Wells, England UK

Washington Romance Writers Retreat and Conference

More than 20 hours of continuing education masterclasses and workshops covering craft, business, and writing life topics that can help you become a more successful author. ...

When: April 29 - May 01, 2022

    Where: Washington, DC US

Glitterary Festival

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

When: April 29, 2022

    Where: Oxford, MS US

May 2022

University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

Join us for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing....

When: May 03, 2022

    Where: Champaign, IL US

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 06 - May 22, 2022

    Where: Glasgow, Scotland UK


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

When: May 07 - May 15, 2022

    Where: Vancouver, BC 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 10 - May 15, 2022

    Where: Philadelphia, PA US

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 12 - May 15, 2022

    Where: Kyogle, NSW AU

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 14, 2022

    Where: Marrickville, NSW AU

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 15, 2022

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Alliance Française Dublin Comic Book Festival

Alliance Française Dublin and Illustrators Ireland celebrate seven years of Fête de l’Illustration & de la Bande Dessinée, bringing together French and Irish talent to showcase the growing platform of comics, graphic novels and narrative art. With the French reputation for outstanding visua...

When: May 17 - May 21, 2022

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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 26 - May 29, 2022

    Where: Yellowknife, NT CA

Calabash International Literary Festival

A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. It’s the only annual international literary festival in the English-speaking Caribbean. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion...

When: May 27 - May 29, 2022

    Where: Treasure Beach, JM

June 2022

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 02 - June 09, 2022

    Where: Moncton, NB CA

Writers' Guild of Alberta Conference

We know that a writer needs to reflect, imagine, try things out, listen, go deep, get into flow--be in solitude. But writers also need time and space to meet one another, share experiences and knowledge, meet with an editor to see if they're on the right track, and to grow professionally. This ...

When: June 03 - June 05, 2022

    Where: Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Lethbridge, AB CA

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 10 - June 19, 2022

    Where: Belfast, N Ireland UK

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 11 - June 12, 2022

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

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 17 - June 19, 2022

    Where: Williiamstown, VIC AU

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 22 - July 14, 2022

    Where: Bloomsbury & Online, 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 23 - June 27, 2022

    Where: Nelson, BC CA

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

July 2022

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 01 - July 02, 2022

    Where: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England UK

Yarra Valley Writers Festival

Celebrating all things writing, reading and great literature, the Yarra Valley Writers Festival showcases a wide variety of events showcasing local, national and internationally recognised writers, thinkers and speakers....

When: July 16 - July 18, 2022

    Where: Yarra Valley, VIC AU

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 23 - July 24, 2022

    Where: Mysuru, Karnataka IN

Catamaran Writing Conference

We invite you to transform your creative writing in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. The conference will be held on the campus of the Robert Louis Stevenson School, and attendees will meet in the elegant Stevenson...

When: July 31 - August 04, 2022

    Where: Pebble Beach, CA US

August 2022

SPARK Writing Festival

SPARK is a community based creative writing initiative by the UAB Department of English designed to spark inspiration and bring writers together. This SPARK takes on a virtual format again and features two different experiences....

When: August 01 - August 06, 2022

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

The Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference covers everything mystery writers need, from developing ideas and writing skills to finding an agent and publisher....

When: August 05 - August 07, 2022

    Where: Corte Madera, CA US

Sizzle in the South

Sizzle in the South, the premiere romance book festival in Virginia, is a free author event held in Grundy Virginia in August. This two day event begins on Friday night with a game night with the authors at a local hotel and ends the following day at the Buchanan County Public Library with a meet an...

When: August 05 - August 06, 2022

    Where: Grundy, PA US


OutWrite is Washington, D.C.’s annual LGBTQ literary festival. Events are free and open to the public....

When: August 05 - August 07, 2022

    Where: Washington, DC US

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 06 - August 28, 2022

    Where: Daylesford, VIC AU

Ad Astra

Ad Astra is a weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals, held annually in Toronto. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, tv and movies, science and co...

When: August 13 - August 14, 2022

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Writers at Woody Point

The Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. ...

When: August 15 - August 21, 2022

    Where: Woody Point, Bonne Bay, NL CA

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

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 23 - September 25, 2022

    Where: Sydney, NS CA

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 26 - August 27, 2022

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht IE

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 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

White County Creative Writers’ Conference

Attend workshops about writing, editing and getting published. Also featured are several writing contests, with contest awards presented during the luncheon. Tables can be booked for book sales....

When: September 03, 2022

    Where: Searcy, AR US

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

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

Founded in 1989, the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is a nationally acclaimed literary event, treasured by book lovers and authors, and widely respected by Canada’s literary community. Our mandate is to inspire, enlighten and enchant by presenting a literary festival that provides stimulating, tho...

When: September 11, 2022

    Where: Eden Mills, ON CA

ANWA Writers Conference

The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a network for writers who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The annual ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference is a 2 1/2 day professional conference for writers of all levels, from beginner to best-selling author. Whether you...

When: September 15 - September 17, 2022

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival

The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival was established in 2013 as an annual flagship event for The Women’s Club. Named after Rose Scott, one of the founders of The Women’s Club, it seeks to honour the memory of this influential woman who used her own writing -- speeches, pamphl...

When: September 16 - September 17, 2022

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

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

WriteNow! Conference

Renowned experts will take the mystery out of getting published and becoming a best-selling author, in any genre. This extraordinary event is open to authors, aspiring writers, and fans alike....

When: September 16 - September 17, 2022

    Where: Phoenix, AZ US

Minnesota Children's Book Festival

Taking place at the Anderson Center’s beautiful, historic Tower View campus, the Children's Book Festival is an ideal opportunity for families to connect, learn and play. Emphasizing the joy of learning through reading and arts activities, the festival has received national acclaim for its ef...

When: September 17, 2022

    Where: Red Wing, MN US

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

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 23 - September 25, 2022

    Where: Avalon, NSW AU

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

Wine Country Writers’ Festival

The Wine Country Writer’s Festival, located in Penticton, B.C. combines your love of the written word with the beauty, inspiration, and stunning backdrop that is the South Okanagan....

When: September 23 - September 24, 2022

    Where: Penticton, BC CA

Murder One

Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival held in November every year with feature events across the summer....

When: September 23 - September 25, 2022

    Where: Dublin, IE

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

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 01, 2022

    Where: Collingswood, NJ US

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 01 - October 09, 2022

    Where: Henley-on-Thames, England UK

Orange County Children's Book Festival

There really is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children's Book Festival. We know you'll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. You will also be able to buy books too! Newest selections and personally auto...

When: October 02, 2022

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA US

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TARWF) is Australia’s southern-most literary festival, a celebration of books, writing and community in the glorious Huon Valley, Tasmania....

When: October 02 - October 30, 2022

    Where: Huon Valley, TAS AU

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


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 06 - October 22, 2022

    Where: San Francisco, CA 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 06 - October 08, 2022

    Where: Inverness, Scotland UK

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 07 - October 09, 2022

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

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 07, 2022

    Where: Bluffton, SC US

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

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 08 - October 09, 2022

    Where: Billings, MT 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

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 13 - October 16, 2022

    Where: Madison, WI 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 13 - October 16, 2022

    Where: New York, NY US

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all students, educators and book lovers everywhere. The festival will present two free days of panels, craft sessions and illustrator draw-offs with your favorite Latinx authors and illustr...

When: October 13 - October 14, 2022

    Where: , NM 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

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 13 - October 16, 2022

    Where: Windsor, ON CA

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

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 13 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

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 14 - October 22, 2022

    Where: Wells, Somerset, England UK

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

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 15 - October 16, 2022

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

Vancouver Writers Fest

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations. All of the Festival venues are located on Granville Island. ...

When: October 17 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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

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 17 - October 21, 2022

    Where: Iowa City, IA US

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Ottawa’s Festival of Ideas since 1997. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing a...

When: October 19 - October 26, 2022

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

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

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 20 - October 30, 2022

    Where: Little Rock, AR US

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 20 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Blue Hill, ME US

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 21 - October 22, 2022

    Where: Charleston, WV US

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 21 - October 23, 2022

    Where: Shoalhaven, NSW AU

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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

When: October 27 - October 30, 2022

    Where: Ubud, Bali ID

Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium

A diverse group of Southern writers and scholars are invited to present their work. A highlight of the symposium is the announcement of the Eudora Welty Prize. ...

When: October 27 - October 29, 2022

    Where: Columbus, MS 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

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 29, 2022

    Where: Boston, MA US

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 29, 2022

    Where: Gananoque, 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

Great Lakes Writers Festival

The two-day long festival features two renowned writers who will be reading their works, conducting workshops, Q&A sessions, meetings, and so much more. This festival is a great opportunity for Muskies to explore creative writing and discover their hidden passions....

When: November 03 - November 04, 2022

    Where: Sheboygan, WI US

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 04 - November 06, 2022

    Where: London, ON CA

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

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 04 - November 05, 2022

    Where: Waukesha, WI 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 04 - November 13, 2022

    Where: Charleston, SC 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

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 05 - November 06, 2022

    Where: Austin, TX 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 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

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 08 - November 13, 2022

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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

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

Miami Bookfair International

The Miami Book Fair International Presented by The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest literary event....

When: November 13 - November 20, 2022

    Where: Miami, FL 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

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 26 - November 27, 2022

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK

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

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 02 - December 03, 2022

    Where: Northampton, PA US

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 10, 2022

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Writing Workshop: Call & Response

Join Aldrich educator and Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes for an afternoon of ekphrastic writing, using 4-5 favorite works from the current 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone exhibition as inspiration. Ekphrasis is the act of responding to a work of art in poetry or prose. It can be thought of as...

When: December 10, 2022

    Where: Ridgefield, CT US

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