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2022 Book Fairs and Literary Festivals

January 2022

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 cour...
Daytona Beach, FL, US
Starts: 2022-01-06   [Read More]

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 23rd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. Join us January 15-18, 2016 at the historic Se...
Galloway, NJ, US
Starts: 2022-01-14   [Read More]

Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College
For over a decade, Writers in Paradise has helped talented writers better their craft. The intimate size and secluded location of Eckerd C...
St. Petersburg, FL, US
Starts: 2022-01-15   [Read More]

Rancho Mirage Writers Fest
The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world-class gathering of the finest writers who contribute to the intellectual vitality of our time....
Rancho Mirage, CA, US
Starts: 2022-01-26   [Read More]

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 c...
Gainesville, FL, US
Starts: 2022-01-29   [Read More]

Todos Santos Writers Workshop
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing, is a writer's retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baj...
Baja California Sur, , MX
Starts: 2022-01-30   [Read More]

February 2022

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 a...
Savannah, GA, US
Starts: 2022-02-17   [Read More]

San Francisco Writers Conference
The SFWC helps writers become published authors and build professional writing careers. The SFWC presenters list includes bestselling authors, li...
San Francisco, CA, US
Starts: 2022-02-17   [Read More]

Amelia Island Book Festival
This 16th annual Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF), is set for Feb. 16-18, 2017. Planning is now underway. It has something for everyone! Whethe...
Fernandina Beach, FL, US
Starts: 2022-02-18   [Read More]

Asheville Christian Writers Conference
Join us in person or virtually at the Billy Graham Conference Center for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference at The Cove. Space is limited...
Asheville, NC, US
Starts: 2022-02-18   [Read More]

Teen Bookfest by the Bay
Teen Bookfest by the Bay is a non-profit organization formed by a group of Corpus Christi Bay area school and public librarians for the express p...
Corpus Christi, TX, US
Starts: 2022-02-19   [Read More]

March 2022

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 in...
Dahlonega, GA, US
Starts: 2022-03-04   [Read More]

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
Attendees to this conference benefit from a full spectrum of educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events, featuring ve...
Los Angeles, CA, US
Starts: 2022-03-04   [Read More]

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 a...
Fort Myers, FL, US
Starts: 2022-03-05   [Read More]

Texas Storytelling Festival
Join the masters of storytelling at the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton, Texas. Held over four days, this festival brings together the best...
Denton, TX, US
Starts: 2022-03-10   [Read More]

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...
Tuscon, AZ, US
Starts: 2022-03-12   [Read More]

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...
Montclair, NJ, US
Starts: 2022-03-19   [Read More]

Bologna Children's Book Fair
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children's publishing and multimedia industry. In Bol...
Bologna, , IT
Starts: 2022-03-21   [Read More]

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. ...
New Orleans, LA, US
Starts: 2022-03-23   [Read More]

Festival of Faith and Writing
The biennial writing festival at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrating matters of faith. The Festival of Faith and Writing gather...
Grand Rapids, MI, US
Starts: 2022-03-24   [Read More]

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
An event for book lovers. Authors selling and signing their latest books in Centennial Park. Proceeds benefit the Venice Heritage Inc....
Venice, FL, US
Starts: 2022-03-25   [Read More]

Oracles of the Bush
Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing...
Tenterfield, NSW, AU
Starts: 2022-03-31   [Read More]

National Black Writers Conference
The NBWC is dedicated to the exploration of "emerging themes, trends and issues in Black American literature." It attracts writers, sch...
Brooklyn, NY, US
Starts: 2022-03-31   [Read More]

April 2022

NOAZ Book Festival
A festival of literary art, culture, and community on the colorado plateau w/ readings, panels, workshops, contests & more...
Flagstaff, AZ, US
Starts: 2022-04-01   [Read More]

London Book Fair
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and ...
London, England, UK
Starts: 2022-04-05   [Read More]

Cuirt International Festival of Literature
Five days and over one hundred events at this Irish festival of literature that features big-name authors from around the world....
Galway City, , IE
Starts: 2022-04-06   [Read More]

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
The Children's Book Festival annually draws approximately 400 visitors to USM and Hattiesburg annually, including librarians, educators and fans ...
Hattiesburg, MS, US
Starts: 2022-04-06   [Read More]

Left Coast Crime
Left Coast Crime is a convention of fans and authors who gather during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western North America (as define...
Albuquerque, NM, US
Starts: 2022-04-07   [Read More]

Chanticleer Authors Conference
A three day event including Sessions, Workshops, & Kaffee Klatches, & Panel Discussions, a Sunday book fair, luncheons with keynote speak...
Bellingham, WA, US
Starts: 2022-04-07   [Read More]

Abergavenny Writing Festival
Readings, talks, workshops, and writing activities for all at the Abergavenny Writing Festival. The aim of the event is to get people together to...
Abergavenny, Wales, UK
Starts: 2022-04-07   [Read More]

Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country, and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin Intern...
Austin, TX, US
Starts: 2022-04-08   [Read More]

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

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 Departm...
Spokane, WA, US
Starts: 2022-04-21   [Read More]

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...
Bowling Green, KY, US
Starts: 2022-04-22   [Read More]

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love ...
Los Angeles, CA, US
Starts: 2022-04-23   [Read More]

Llandeilo Lit Fest
Literature Festival in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, held every last weekend in April since 2017....
Llandeilo, Wales, UK
Starts: 2022-04-23   [Read More]

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 weeke...
Newburyport, MA, US
Starts: 2022-04-29   [Read More]

May 2022

Brisbane Writers Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane in September each year, as well as a year-round program of exciting events...
Brisbane, QLD, AU
Starts: 2022-05-03   [Read More]

Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference
Enjoy sessions with publishing experts who can provide career-advancing knowledge. Speakers on legal issues, short stories, writing for film, edi...
Oklahoma City, OK, US
Starts: 2022-05-05   [Read More]

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

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 vo...
Ullapool, Scotland, UK
Starts: 2022-05-06   [Read More]

Massachusetts Poetry Festival
During the first weekend of May, Salem becomes the epicenter of contemporary American poetry, offering rare opportunities to hear the nationâ€...
Salem, MA, US
Starts: 2022-05-06   [Read More]

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

CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, re...
Bristol, England, UK
Starts: 2022-05-12   [Read More]

Bendigo Writers Festival
Bendigo Writers Festival gives you time out to tune in to the important things in life. This year’s festival theme is The Good Life, and t...
Bendigo, VIC, AU
Starts: 2022-05-12   [Read More]

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, non...
Homer, AK, US
Starts: 2022-05-14   [Read More]

Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. ...
Gaithersburg, MD, US
Starts: 2022-05-22   [Read More]

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts
The Hay Festival, founded in 1988, offers a fortnight of live and online conversations, debates and performances, and an inspiring, free Programm...
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, UK
Starts: 2022-05-26   [Read More]

June 2022

Listowel Writers' Week
Listowel Writers' Week is an international acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovativ...
Listowel, Co Kerry, IE
Starts: 2022-06-01   [Read More]

Henry Lawson Festival
The Henry Lawson Festival is an annual event held in Grenfell, NSW on the June long weekend. Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson, one of A...
Grenfell, NSW, AU
Starts: 2022-06-02   [Read More]

Words on the Waves Writers Festival
Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Please join us for conve...
Umina Beach, NSW, AU
Starts: 2022-06-03   [Read More]

Cymera Festival
Cymera is Scotland's festival of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing....
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Starts: 2022-06-03   [Read More]

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 t...
Bellingen, NSW, AU
Starts: 2022-06-10   [Read More]

Montgomeryshire Literary Festival
The Montgomeryshire Literary Festival celebrates writing in Wales and the Welsh borders, with an annual festival circulating through key location...
Montgomery, Powys, Wales, UK
Starts: 2022-06-10   [Read More]

Emerging Writers' Festival
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurtu...
Melbourne, VIC, AU
Starts: 2022-06-15   [Read More]

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-wi...
Nantucket, MA, US
Starts: 2022-06-16   [Read More]

July 2022

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 ope...
Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK
Starts: 2022-07-07   [Read More]

Sleuthfest is all about writing workshops, social events, and pitch sessions for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers. Sessions will be held o...
Boca Raton, FL, US
Starts: 2022-07-07   [Read More]

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 fr...
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Starts: 2022-07-07   [Read More]

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival
The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrates the very best in crime fiction at ...
Harrogate, England, UK
Starts: 2022-07-21   [Read More]

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Summer Conference
Fifty authors and illustrators in children’s books will join a bevy of agents, art directors, and editors for the biggest celebration in SCBWI...
New York City, NY, US
Starts: 2022-07-30   [Read More]

August 2022

OutWrite is Washington, D.C.’s annual LGBTQ literary festival. Events are free and open to the public....
Washington, DC, US
Starts: 2022-08-05   [Read More]

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

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference
The Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference is a four-day event bringing together some of the world's best authors, aspiring writers, ...
Franklin, TN, US
Starts: 2022-08-18   [Read More]

September 2022

Newcastle Writers Festival
The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions - half o...
Newcastle, NSW, AU
Starts: 2022-09-01   [Read More]

The Seattle Arts Festival always has active coffee houses and a book fair spotlighting literary artists....
Seattle, WA, US
Starts: 2022-09-02   [Read More]

White County Creative Writers' Conference
Attend workshops about writing, editing and getting published. Also featured are several writing contests, with contest awards presented during t...
Searcy, AR, US
Starts: 2022-09-03   [Read More]

Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the disting...
Minneapolis, MI, US
Starts: 2022-09-08   [Read More]

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 fe...
Burnsville, NC, US
Starts: 2022-09-08   [Read More]

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 ...
Grindelwald, TAS, AU
Starts: 2022-09-09   [Read More]

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 stunn...
East Devon, England, UK
Starts: 2022-09-14   [Read More]

Bloody Scotland
Priding ourselves as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer, we str...
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Starts: 2022-09-15   [Read More]

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...
Rye, East Sussex, England, UK
Starts: 2022-09-16   [Read More]

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 Boo...
Wigtown, Scotland, UK
Starts: 2022-09-23   [Read More]

Capital Crime
Our fresh and innovative festival programme features leading crime and thriller creatives. Capital Crime welcomes some of the world’s favourite...
London, England, UK
Starts: 2022-09-29   [Read More]

The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...
Canberra, ACT, AU
Starts: 2022-09-30   [Read More]

October 2022

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...
Decatur, GA, US
Starts: 2022-10-01   [Read More]

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 ad...
Henley-on-Thames, England, UK
Starts: 2022-10-01   [Read More]

Litquake is San Francisco's nine-day literary festival for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media even...
San Francisco, CA, US
Starts: 2022-10-06   [Read More]

Cheltenham Literature Festival
Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting...
Cheltenham, England, UK
Starts: 2022-10-07   [Read More]

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, England, UK
Starts: 2022-10-13   [Read More]