Book Festivals and Events 2023

2023 Scheduled book festivals, writers conferences, and other literary events

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October 2023

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 perso...

When: October 01, 2023

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA US

Guildford Book Festival

For over 34 years Guildford has hosted an annual Book Festival, with a mission to celebrate great writing and share a love of books with a wide and varied audience....

When: October 01 - October 18, 2023

    Where: Guildford, England UK

Reading is Magic Festival

The Reading is Magic Festival is a digital event that offers five days of free, inclusive, and engaging activities for schools and families. It features leading authors and illustrators from around the world. The festival is inspired by Cressida Cowell's Waterstones Children's Laureate Cha...

When: October 02 - October 06, 2023

    Where: Bath, England UK

New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference

The Fall Conference is NEIBA’s largest event, attracting 600+ booksellers from the six states of New England, as well as parts of New York, and 50+ exhibitors from coast to coast. Attendees travel from across the region to meet authors, collaborate with publishing partners, seek out new vendors, a...

When: October 03 - October 05, 2023

    Where: Providence, RI 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 04 - October 08, 2023

    Where: Birmingham, England UK

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 04 - December 06, 2023

    Where: Norwich, England UK

Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival

The Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival is an annual literary festival that takes place in the beautiful historic town of Nenagh and the environs of Lough Derg. Since its beginnings, the festival has grown and established itself as an important literary festival in the Irish festivals landscape. The...

When: October 05 - October 08, 2023

    Where: Dromineer and Nenagh, Co Tipperary IE


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 05 - October 21, 2023

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Morristown Festival of Books

MFOB is an annual book festival with 300+ authors, including many prestigious award winners and bestselling authors. It offers talks by authors, engagement opportunities between readers and writers, and special events for all ages. It is one of the top book festivals in the nation, drawing thousands...

When: October 06 - October 07, 2023

    Where: Morristown, NJ US

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival is one of the North’s most exciting Literature Festivals. Over the last 16 years, it has distinguished itself as a Festival that provides unique and imaginative opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature, poetry and spoken word. ...

When: October 06 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Manchester, England UK

Ilkley Literature Festival

Poets, politicians, actors and adventurers will head to Ilkley for its famed literary festival each autumn. Founded in 1973, it’s the North’s longest-running literary event, loved by writers, readers and publishers alike for its warm welcome and wide-ranging programming.


When: October 06 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Ilkley, England UK

Liverpool Literary Festival

The Liverpool Literary Festival is set to be an exhilarating weekend of discussions, readings and debates reflecting the insatiable curiosity of both the city and University of Liverpool. The Festival offers you the opportunity to enjoy readings by internationally celebrated writers, explore signifi...

When: October 06 - October 08, 2023

    Where: Liverpool, England UK

Heartland Book Festival

The Heartland Book Festival is a partnership with Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Humanities, and the Missouri Center for the Book held in downtown Kansas City, MO....

When: October 06 - October 07, 2023

    Where: Kansas City, MO 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 06, 2023

    Where: Cheltenham, England UK

Princeton Children's Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a town tradition held outside at the Princeton Public Library on Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza.

This autumn event promises something for everyone. Young readers can meet their favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their wo...

When: October 07, 2023

    Where: Princeton, NJ US

Boerne Book Festival

Located on Boerne’s beautiful Hill Country Mile we celebrate all things literary including author discussion panels, children’s activities and more. As always, the festival focuses on Texas and its rich history. Held on the first Saturday in October....

When: October 07, 2023

    Where: Boerne, TX US

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 07, 2023

    Where: Collingswood, NJ US

Murder One

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

When: October 07 - October 08, 2023

    Where: Dublin, IE

Wild Atlantic Words Festival

Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place every autumn in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The festival aims to celebrate the literary heritage of our rugged coastline over several days of readings, recitals, debates and reflection, while also acknowledging our new and emerging writ...

When: October 09 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Castlebar, Cty Mayo IE

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 09 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Iowa City, IA US

Wordfest Imaginarium

Calgary's top destination for connecting audiences with the world's best writers. Discover our artists through an exceptional range of experiences — from talk-show style conversations, variety shows, storytelling and more. Wordfest's Imaginarium features authors and literary stars i...

When: October 11 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

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 11 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Thame, England UK

Virginia Children's Book Fesival

The Virginia Children's Book Festival is free, three-day festival held each year on the campus of Longwood University. Come meet your favorite authors and illustrators in person, participate in amazing activities, and and experience the magic of reading. The VCBF was created to inspire kids to ...

When: October 11 - October 13, 2023

    Where: Farmville, VA US

Chippewa Valley Book Festival

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival is an annual celebration of the written word and its impact on the human experience. Our mission is to encourage reading, writing, and engagement. The Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, and the Midwest have an abundance of great authors, and the Chippewa Valley Book Festiv...

When: October 11 - October 16, 2023

    Where: Eau Claire, WI 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 11 - October 14, 2023

    Where: Fairfax, VA US

Whistler Writers Festival

This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short seminars on various topics, a Masters workshop series for new and emerging writers on various topics of craft (e.g., writing the young adult novel, travel wr...

When: October 12 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Whistler, BC CA

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 12 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Windsor, ON 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 ...

When: October 12 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Edmonton, AB 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 12 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

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 12 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Knowlton, PQ CA

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 12 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England UK

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Festival is a three-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are free and o...

When: October 13 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Brattleboro, VT 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 13 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Durham, England UK

Milton Keynes Literary Festival

A fabulous festival of books, words, writers and ideas that celebrates everything literary, bookish or wordy.

MK Lit Fest continues to build both its face-to face and online, upholding our real reputation for quality across many literary strands (including both fiction and non-fiction...

When: October 13 - October 14, 2023

    Where: Milton Keynes, England UK


Can*Con is Ottawa’s conference for readers and writers of Speculative Arts & Literature. ...

When: October 13 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

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 13 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Saratoga Springs, NY 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 14, 2023

    Where: Boston, MA US

Maryland Writers' Association Annual Conference

Join aspiring, emerging, and established writers at the Maryland Writers’ Association’s (MWA) Annual Brain to Bookshelf Conference. At MWA, we’re dedicated to the art, business and craft of writing, and this exciting in-person conference has it all....

When: October 14 - October 15, 2023

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

Dorchester Literary Festival

The Dorchester Literary Festival is an annual event that takes place over the course of a week in Dorchester, Dorset. The festival aims to provide entertainment and enlightenment to readers by inviting leading writers and thinkers to share their insights and latest works. The majority of talks are h...

When: October 14 - October 21, 2023

    Where: Dorset, England UK

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 14, 2023

    Where: St Paul, MN US

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, 2023

    Where: St Louis, MO 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 16 - October 22, 2023

    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 16 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Falmouth, England UK

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 16 - October 22, 2023

    Where: South Dublin County, IE

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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

When: October 18 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Ubud, Bali ID

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is the most comprehensive professional development conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres - from beginners to experts- the opportunity to hone their craft....

When: October 18 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Surrey, BC CA

London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival is an annual event that has been showcasing the best in contemporary literature for over a decade. Taking place at the Southbank Centre in London, the festival attracts both well-known and emerging authors from around the world, as well as a diverse audience of literat...

When: October 18 - October 29, 2025

    Where: London, England UK

West Coast Christian Writers Conference

West Coast Christian Writers Conference is an online conference, with keynote sessions, workshops, coaching groups, and appointments for writers at all levels...

When: October 18 - October 20, 2023

    Where: Brentwood, CA US

Malta Book Festival

The Malta Book Festival is the foremost book celebration in the country’s cultural calendar. Annually, the MBF boasts an attendance rate of 50,000 visitors, the participation of some 50 exhibitors, and offers extensive networking opportunities for industry professionals. ...

When: October 18 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Ta' Qali, MT

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 18 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Harrisburg, PA 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 19 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Madison, WI US

Fall Literary Festival

A festival for both writers and readers, offering dozens of creative readings, craft talks, interviews, roundtables and writing workshops. Nearly 150 presenters from throughout the U.S. will present on a wide array of literary topics of interest to readers, writers, translators, educators, editors a...

When: October 19 - October 21, 2023

    Where: Youngstown, OH US

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 19 - October 21, 2023

    Where: Columbus, MS 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 19 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Blue Hill, ME US

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line up of literary names in a beautifully intimate setting....

When: October 19 - October 22, 2023

    Where: North Yorkshire, England UK

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 20, 2023

    Where: Nashville, TN US


This multi-day, genre-spanning literary festival is the largest literary festival in Connecticut and one of the largest in New England....

When: October 20 - October 22, 2023

    Where: Westport, CT US

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

The only writers conference focused entirely on book-length & chapbook-length poetry manuscripts. Founded by poet Joan Houlihan, the conference is held 9-10 times a year in locations around the United States and consists of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscript reviews by editors and pub...

When: October 20 - October 23, 2023

    Where: Acton, MA US

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 21, 2023

    Where: Las Vegas, NV 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, 2023

    Where: Charleston, WV US

Desert Foothills Book Festival

The Desert Foothills Book Festival is a celebration of the importance of reading in our community. Offered free to the public, the festival exists to promote literacy and a love of reading among adults and children by creating an interactive and inclusive venue for readers and authors to connect. Ne...

When: October 21, 2023

    Where: Scottsdale, AZ US

CANSCAIP Packaging Your Imagination Conference

For almost 40 years, CANSCAIP has hosted Packaging Your Imagination (PYI), a highly regarded professional development conference. Canada's community of writers, illustrators, performers and publishers for young people gather for an inspiring day of learning, business and networking....

When: October 21, 2023

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

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 21, 2023

    Where: Lexington, KY US

Ottawa International Fall 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 25 - October 30, 2023

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Tremont Writers Conference

Join renowned authors and professional park educators for a writers conference like no other set on a lush, secluded campus nestled within America’s most-visited national park. Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont partners with Great Smoky Mountains Association to bring this five-day intensi...

When: October 25 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Townsend, TN US

Medical Writing & Communication Conference

AMWA's annual conference offers an innovative and dynamic approach to learning and connects you with colleagues in the medical communication industry.

The conference offers :
Unlimited access to education sessions by subject matter experts in a variety of content areas;

When: October 25 - October 28, 2023

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

Pat Conroy Literary Festival

Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center the annual festival will be held as a series of author presentations and panel discussions, writing workshops, exhibits, and virtual tours. Join us as we honor Pat Conroy’s legacy as student, teacher, and mentor....

When: October 26 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Beaufort, SC US

Yeovil Literary Festival

The Yeovil Literary Festival presents an exciting programme of literature, comedy and arts events from well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities and exciting new writers. The festival is a not-for-profit partnership between Somerset Council’s Westlands Entertainment Venue, Library Servic...

When: October 26 - October 30, 2023

    Where: Yeovil, England UK

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 26 - October 31, 2023

    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 27 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Waterloo, ON CA


Since 2010, this community-focused conference has brought some of the biggest names in the sci-fi, fantasy and gaming world to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is the hub of the Maritimes and we think it’s the perfect backdrop for Atlantic Canada’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention.

When: October 27 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

Bram Stoker Festival

Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events in Dublin. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures as Dublin gets gloriously gothic....

When: October 27 - October 30, 2023

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Black British Book Festival

The Black British Book Festival is Europes largest. It was created to celebrate new and emerging Black British Authors across all genres. ...

When: October 27 - October 28, 2023

    Where: London, England UK

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 27 - November 04, 2023

    Where: Wells, Somerset, England UK

HeadLand Writers Festival

HeadLand Writers Festival is a celebration of reading, writing, sharing stories and indulging the mind. Across three days in October, the spectacular Tathra Headland will serve as a backdrop to an abundance of author in-conversations, panels, workshops, poetry breakfasts, theatre and music performan...

When: October 27 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Tathra, NSW AU

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. The Fest...

When: October 27 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Stratford-upon-Avon, England UK

International Istanbul Book Fair

The Istanbul Book Fair is Turkey’s largest book event, held annually since 1982. It boasts visits by both regional and international authors and publishers, and a wide attendance by the reading public....

When: October 28 - December 05, 2023

    Where: Istanbul, TR

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 28, 2023

    Where: Baton Rouge, LA 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 28 - November 05, 2023

    Where: Banff, AB CA

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 28 - October 29, 2023

    Where: Huon Valley, TAS AU

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 celebrati...

When: TBD

    Where: Newark, NJ US

November 2023

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 01 - November 04, 2023

    Where: London, 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 01 - November 30, 2023

    Where: Beachwood, OH 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 01 - November 30, 2023

    Where: Burlington, ON CA

FOLD Kids Book Festival

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

When: November 01 - November 05, 2023

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Afterwords Literary Festival

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

When: November 01 - November 05, 2023

    Where: Halifax, NS 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, explore di...

When: November 02 - November 04, 2023

    Where: Sudbury, ON CA

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 02 - November 03, 2023

    Where: Sheboygan, WI US

Write in the Harbor

Write in the Harbor is a regional writers’ conference held each November at Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus. The annual event provides a space for writers of all levels to come together and participate in workshops, panels, and other writing-related activities. Beginners and more s...

When: November 03 - November 04, 2023

    Where: Gig Harbor, WA 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 03 - November 04, 2023

    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 03 - November 04, 2023

    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 03 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Charleston, SC US

Cape Flats Book Festival

The Book Festival hopes to create excitement on the Cape Flats about reading through positive engagement with books. The festival is held over the weekend leading up to National Book Week and showcases local authors, illustrators, literacy NGOs, specialists, publishers and booksellers....

When: November 04 - November 05, 2023

    Where: Cape Town, ZA

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: November 04 - November 05, 2023

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

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 04, 2023

    Where: Portland, OR 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 05 - November 19, 2023

    Where: St. Louis, MO US

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 05 - November 11, 2023

    Where: Bridport, England UK

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 16, 2023

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI 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 08 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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 08 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Stroud, England UK

Australian Short Story Festival

The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual festival celebrating short stories in written and spoken forms.

Founded by Anna Solding of MidnightSun Publishing and Caroline Wood of Margaret River Press, the Festival connects audiences with short story writers, storytellers, publish...

When: November 09 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Adelaide, SA AU

All Write, Columbia, Fiction Writers Conference

This four-day intensive writing conference will focus on both the craft and the business of writing fiction. It will include writing workshops, craft and creativity talks by esteemed guest authors and a publishing/PR panel. The conference is open to all levels of fiction writers -- from beginners w...

When: November 09 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Spencertown, NY US

Bluegrass Writers Coalition Festival of Books

The Bluegrass Writers Coalition is a group of local authors from Central Kentucky with the aim of promoting different genres of literature throughout the state. Each year, they hold an annual Festival of Books which gives visitors the opportunity to meet authors, talk about their books, and buy auto...

When: November 09, 2023

    Where: Frankfort, KY 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 10 - November 12, 2023

    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 10 - November 11, 2023

    Where: Charleston, SC US

San Diego Writing Workshop

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. ...

When: November 10 - November 11, 2023

    Where: San Diego, CA US

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 10 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Miami, FL US

Queenstown Writers Festival

The Queenstown Writers Festival is a biennial boutique festival that brings writers and readers together to celebrate the written word in many forms. This event features novelists, poets, short-story writers, children’s writers, and non-fiction writers who talk about books, share their stories, a...

When: November 11 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Queenstown, , Otago NZ

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 11 - November 12, 2023

    Where: Austin, TX 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 12 - November 19, 2023

    Where: Miami, FL US

Iceland Noir

Over the course of our festival weekend, it will be our absolute pleasure to play host to some of the biggest names in the international crime fiction community....

When: November 15 - November 18, 2023

    Where: Reykjavik, IS

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 16 - November 19, 2023

    Where: Cambridge, England UK

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival

The BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is an annual event that explores what crime can tell us about human beings today and in the past. Speakers include writers, reporters and film-makers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists. ...

When: November 16 - November 19, 2023

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

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: November 16 - November 18, 2023

    Where: Bluffton, SC 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 17 - November 19, 2023

    Where: Dingle, Co. Kerry IE

Write On, Oceanside!

Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors. Since its inception, Write On, Oceanside has become popular with the community’s talented authors. Over the past few years, it has grown into one of the largest literary fairs in the county. ...

When: November 18, 2023

    Where: Oceanside, CA US

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: November 25, 2023

    Where: Northampton, PA US

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: November 25 - November 26, 2023

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, 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 25 - November 26, 2023

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Macedon Ranges, 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. Oran...

When: TBD

    Where: Orangeville, ON CA

December 2023

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: December 03 - April 03, 2024

    Where: Naples, FL 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 16, 2023

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Crater Literary Festival

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

When: TBD

    Where: Enugu, NG