Book Festivals and Events 2024

2024 Scheduled book festivals, writers conferences, and other literary events

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June 2024

Essex Book Festival

Each year the festival hosts 100+events in a range of venues across Essex. The Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audiences. It has grown exponentially since then. Now recognised as one of the leading festivals of ...

When: June 01 - June 30, 2024

    Where: Essex, England UK

Bay Area Book Festival

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

When: June 01 - June 02, 2024

    Where: Berkeley, CA US

Orcas Island Lit Fest

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. With the San Juan Islands as our backdrop, we bring together renowned authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for three days of panels, readings and events that highli...

When: June 03 - June 04, 2024

    Where: Eastsound, WA US

Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is an annual three-day festival that features workshops, readings, onstage presentations, and community events that celebrate emerging writers and short fiction....

When: June 05 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Wingham, ON CA

Clarksville Writers Conference

The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Council partners with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission to bring acclaimed authors to town for the Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Join us for this fun, afforda...

When: June 05 - June 07, 2024

    Where: Clarksville, TN US

Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference

The Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference welcomes both new and established writers, as well as anyone interested in the writer’s craft. Their purpose is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ through all their endeavors while encouraging others in the art of writing. The conference, held in C...

When: June 06 - June 08, 2024

    Where: Cedar Falls, IA US

Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas

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

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Borris House, Co. Carlo IE

Denver Lit Fest

Lit Fest is an eight-day celebration of writers and readers, an extravaganza of weeklong and weekend advanced workshops, craft seminars, readings, salons, business panels, agent meetings, and parties. ...

When: June 07 - June 14, 2024

    Where: Denver, CO US

Southern Christian Writers Conference

The Southern Christian Writers Conference is an annual workshop held each June in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The conference--in partnership with TAB Media Group--is designed to help both aspiring and successful writers learn more about the writing and publishing process. Nationally recognized experts--wri...

When: June 07 - June 08, 2024

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

Imaginarium Book Festival

The Imaginarium Book Festival is a two-day book fest for all kinds of readers, where incredible worlds can be discovered and explored. Our goal is to bring together authors and readers who share a love for the fantastical. Whether you are a newcomer to the fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal ge...

When: June 07 - June 08, 2024

    Where: Washington, DC US

Poetry International Rotterdam

Poetry International Rotterdam presents the most noteworthy poetry of the groundbreaking great masters, alongside that of new and original poetic talents from around the world. ...

When: June 07 - June 09, 0004

    Where: Rotterdam, NL

Alibis in the Archive

An annual celebration of all things crime hosted in the Gladstone’s Library in North Wales! Hosted in collaboration with the Crime Writers Association and featuring some of the best crime writers in the business, Alibis in the Archive is your chance to spend a weekend considering the best crim...

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Hawarden, Wales UK

Books by the Beach

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

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Scarborough , England UK

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

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

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Bellingen, NSW AU

Motive Crime and Mystery Festival

Canada’s newest and largest Crime & Mystery Festival. From dark family secrets, to true crime, to paranormal plotlines, MOTIVE’s in-person events spotlight many of the year’s most anticipated crime and mystery releases, followed by book signings. ...

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Toronto, ON 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 07 - June 13, 2024

    Where: Belfast, N Ireland UK

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 07 - June 09, 2024

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

Kickass Writers Festival

The Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, and other kickass creatives, celebrates how writing and storytelling — in all of their forms — are essential to art, entertainment and social change. It takes place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and includes read...

When: June 07 - June 08, 2024

    Where: Saranac Lake, NY US

Beacon LitFest

A three-day celebration of the literary arts, including readings, performances, workshops, and much more....

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Beacon, NY US

Queen's Reading room Festival

Set in the stunning surrounds of Hampton Court Palace, The Queen’s Reading Room Festival will be a literary event like no other. Visitors can explore the Palace on literary themed tours and tread the floors where Shakespeare once performed with his King’s Men; wander the sumptuous gardens bursti...

When: June 08, 2024

    Where: Surrey, England UK

Santa Clarita Valley Book Festival

Co-sponsored by College of the Canyons, CalArts, and The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, we embark on a literary journey celebrating the joy of reading and community. ...

When: June 08, 2024

    Where: Santa Clarita, CA US

Bill Peach Franklin Book Festival

The Bill Peach Franklin Book Festival is an annual two-day literary event in Franklin, TN. Presented by the Authors Circle of Middle Tennessee and the WCPL, the fourth annual festival includes instructional presentations on writing, publishing, and marketing; featured speakers; panel discussions; an...

When: June 08 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Franklin, TN US

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 Australia’s best loved poets and writer of short stories. 2015 was the 58th year of the festival, and it was a fantastic event. ...

When: June 08 - June 10, 2024

    Where: Grenfell, NSW AU

Birchington Literary Festival

Birchington’s literary festival features a range of speakers including politicians, sport and media personalities – all of whom have literary connections. Children’s authors and illustrators will entertain younger guests throughout the weekend....

When: June 08 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Birchington, England UK

Santa Barbara Writers conference

Since 1973, writers from around the world have gathered at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow writers, well-known authors, and publishing professionals. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is known for its supportive environment where fellow writers help one another hone...

When: June 09 - June 14, 2024

    Where: Santa Barbara, CA US

Crossing the Tees Book Festival

Crossing the Tees Book Festival is an annual event that takes place in the Tees Valley region of England. The festival is organized by the library services of Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington, and Redcar & Cleveland. The festival features a wide range of interactive literary events su...

When: June 09 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Teesside, England UK

Scriptoria

Imagine a boot camp for your writing: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Scriptoria is a collaboration between three Christian traditions with Aquinas College, Calvin University, and Cornerstone University professors. Morning workshops, afternoon writing instruction, and evening readings will be held...

When: June 10 - June 14, 2024

    Where: Grand Rapids, MI US

Write-to-Publish Conference

Since 1971, Write-to-Publish has been training, inspiring and encouraging Christian writers, connecting them with editors to help them improve their craft, with publishers who are looking for good books to publish, and with literary agents who can represent them....

When: June 11 - June 14, 2024

    Where: Wheaton, IL US

Deep Water Literary Festival

Readings, performances, panels, music, art installations, and pop-up happenings are all inspired by a central theme, with events unfolding across Narrowsburg for one immersive summer weekend. ...

When: June 12 - June 23, 2024

    Where: Narrowsburg, NY US

Orwell Festival of Political Writing

The Orwell Festival will be a space for complex debate and diversity of opinion and viewpoints, encourage creativity and clarity of expression, provide a platform for unheard voices, and defend the right to individual conscience, whilst remaining politically impartial.
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When: June 12 - June 28, 2024

    Where: Bloomsbury & Online, England UK

Dalkey Book Festival

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

When: June 13 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Dalkey, co. Dublin IE

Nantucket Book Festival

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

When: June 13 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Nantucket, MA US

Children's Art + Literacy Festival

The Abilene Children's Art + Literacy Festival (CALF) is a three-day family experience held in the Abilene Cultural District. It was started in 2012 by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and other community leaders to emphasize the importance of families, art, and literacy in Abilene, Texas, ...

When: June 13 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Abilene, TX US

Fishbourne Literary Festival

The day will include book signing, sales and a second-hand book fair, plus gifts and a promises tree and a prize draw. Lunch will be available in the church hall. Tea, coffee and cake will also be available throughout the day....

When: June 13, 2024

    Where: Fishbourne, West Sussex, England UK

Borders Book Festival

The Borders Book Festival has established itself as a key national literary and arts event. From an audience of just 400 in 2004, it now draws some 34,000 visitors to the magical Harmony Garden and its orchard in Melrose each year. Tranquil herbaceous borders, apple trees and greenhouses are sudd...

When: June 13 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Melrose, Scotland UK

Willy Lit Fest

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

When: June 14 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Williiamstown, VIC AU

ACQL Annual Conference

Founded in 1975 in the wake of Canada’s official ratification of multiculturalism, the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures has, over more than 45 years, emerged as Canada’s premier association for showcasing multilingual and transnational research in Canadian and Quebec literatures....

When: June 14 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

Schomburg Center Literary Festival

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora expands the center’s long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. We bring together a community of book lovers and their favorite au...

When: June 15, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

Penarth Literary Festival

Penarth Literature Festival. Penarth Literature Festival (formerly Penarth Book Festival) was established in 2012 and brings writers and authors to Penarth for a packed programme of author events, workshops, and lots of other bookish fun for all ages and interests. ...

When: June 15 - June 23, 2024

    Where: Penarth, Wales UK

Freadom Festival

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

When: June 15 - June 16, 2024

    Where: Portland, OR US

Annual WWA Convention

Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music....

When: June 19 - June 22, 2024

    Where: Tulsa, OK US

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival

We are thrilled to offer fiction, poetry, nonfiction, YA book writing, screen writing, and visual storytelling workshops from an award-winning, highly published faculty. In addition, we’ll have speakers, book signings, and readings from attendees and teachers.

MHLF is a supportive, ...

When: June 21 - June 11, 2024

    Where: Harrogate, TN US

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 21 - June 23, 2024

    Where: Austin, TX US

St. Andrews Literature Festival

Hosted across multiple church venues and the St Andrews Bookshop, this festival celebrates Christian literature, showcasing much-loved Christian authors. Each author takes the stage for one hour to engage in thought-provoking conversations with the hosts, delving into the themes of their books. ...

When: June 21 - June 22, 2024

    Where: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England UK

Great Midwest Book Fest

Great Midwest Book Fest is an annual book event hosted by UrbanReviewsOnline.com in Milwaukee, WI. The event features 10 to 12 African-American authors representing various genres.The event features door prizes, book vendor, and an RSVP Gift Basket....

When: June 22, 2024

    Where: Milwaukee, WI US

Ullapool Book Festival (Sequel)

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


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

When: June 22, 2024

    Where: Ullapool, Scotland UK

Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival (CCBF)

Enjoy a bevy of fun activities for the whole family including music, balloon animals and even petting snakes and chicks. Author readings and book signings fill out the event, with over 300 book vouchers being distributed to families signing up for the TCFL’s Summer Reading Program.

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When: June 22, 2024

    Where: Easton, MD US

Barnes Children's Literature Festival

The UK's largest dedicated children's literature festival. Held annually in Barnes, London, the festival features a packed program of more than 100 author events, performances and free activities for children and families....

When: June 22 - June 23, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference

The conference features workshops, including a workshop with a focus on revision, for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; panels; and readings; as well as opportunities to meet with agents and editors. ...

When: June 23 - June 28, 2024

    Where: Aspen, CO US

Disquiet International Literary Program

The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing....

When: June 23 - July 05, 2024

    Where: Lisbon, PT

Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop

Established in 1968, the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction. Applications are judged by a student selection committee.

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When: June 23 - August 03, 2024

    Where: San Diego, CA US

Felixstowe Book Festival

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

When: June 26 - June 30, 2024

    Where: Felixstowe, England UK

David R. Collins Writers Conference

In 1973 David R. Collins founded the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Conference and continued as its chair until his death in 2001. In 2006 the Board of Directors of the Midwest Writing Center brought this three-day national writing conference back to the Quad-City area. The conference features fi...

When: June 27 - June 29, 2024

    Where: Rock Island, IL US

NT Writers Festival

The NT Writers Festival (NTWF) is a four-day festival that emphasises Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity, bringing people together to share story, language and culture. Held annually, the festival’s location alternates between Darwin and Alice Springs. Events range from pitch sessions...

When: June 27 - June 30, 2024

    Where: Darwin/Alice Springs, NT AU

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival is regarded as one of the most inspiring festivals in the United Kingdom
Every year, world-renowned authors, poets, singers, and artists come to our beautiful city to share their knowledge and passions with you, the audience.
Over 300 events take place in h...

When: June 28 - July 07, 2024

    Where: Bradford, England UK

Chuckanut Writers Conference

Engage in workshops designed to encourage and support your craft. Led by industry experts, our classes will fuel your creativity and transform your writing....

When: June 28 - June 29, 2024

    Where: Bellingham, WA US

Canalside Children's Book Festival

Games, crafts, activities and more at this fun day for children on the Buffalo Waterfront....

When: June 29, 2024

    Where: Buffalo, NY US

Palouse Writers Festival

The annual one-day writers’ festival hosted by the Palouse Writers Guild offers workshops and panel discussions to registered guests during the day. In the evening, the event will open its doors to the public for Books and Brews. In this free, family-friendly event, authors participating can ...

When: June 29, 2024

    Where: Moscow, ID US

Austin African American Book Festival

The Austin African American Book Festival is a much anticipated event for the community to gain greater exposure to literature by and about African Americans.

AABF seeks to construct space for collaboration, dialogue, and creativity. Through dynamic keynote speakers, meaningful lite...

When: June 29, 2024

    Where: Austin, TX US

Mayfair Times Literary Festival

A celebration of the written word and the literary heritage of central London with packed programme of talks, walks, quizzes, cocktails nights, theatre events, panel discussions, and much more....

When: TBD

    Where: London, England UK

July 2024

Penzance Literary Festival

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

When: July 03 - July 06, 2024

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Read by the Sea

Read by the Sea is a summer literary festival featuring readings by outstanding Canadian authors. The three-day festival includes WordPlay, a fun-filled mini festival for children of all ages; OnWords, a brand new event for middle-grade and young adult readers; Wordstock, a series of literary and st...

When: July 04 - July 06, 2024

    Where: River John, NS CA

Buxton Festival

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.The festival features the most promising up-and-coming, and also internationally ...

When: July 04 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Buxton, Derbyshire, England UK

WORDS The Marlow Literary Festival

The Marlow Writer's Society hosts a Literary Festival to celebrate the spoken word. There will be a range of presenters and performances, including published authors, drama groups, choirs, and musicians. The event will run all day and into the evening. ...

When: July 04 - July 07, 2024

    Where: Marlow, England UK

Ochre Fest

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

When: July 05 - July 07, 2024

    Where: Ochre Pit Cove, NL CA

Alton Arts Festival

Alton Arts Festival is a 10-day, multi-venue, multi-disciplinary arts festival in Alton, Hampshire. Live music. Visiting authors. Unique exhibitions. The
Alton Arts Festival will bring a host of visiting artists to the town, as well as showcasing the talent that abounds within our community...

When: July 05 - July 14, 2024

    Where: Alton, Hampshire, England UK

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 06 - July 07, 2024

    Where: Mysuru, Karnataka IN

Romance Slam Jam Book Lovers’ Convention

A 3-day romance novel con celebrating diversity in publishing. Authors and Readers wanting the VIP publishing industry experience where workshop sessions are LIVE for Q&A and engagement with fellow authors, readers, and industry experts will not want to miss this romance book conference....

When: July 11 - July 13, 2024

    Where: Dallas, TX US

Martha's Vinyard Book Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival is an annual event that takes place on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. It brings together some of the country’s leading authors for discussions on the major issues of the day. ...

When: July 11 - August 14, 2024

    Where: Martha's Vinyard, MA US

Newark Book Festival

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

When: July 11 - July 14, 2024

    Where: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England UK

Mesa Verde Writers Conference

Immerse yourself in natural beauty in this wild place as you work with award-winning writers. Listen to your inner voice, take risks, and break from routine. This is a generative conference and work you create may become a finished story, personal essay, novel, or poem....

When: July 11 - July 14, 2024

    Where: Mancos, CO US

West Cork Literary Festival

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

When: July 12 - July 19, 2024

    Where: Bantry, Co Cork IE

New York City Poetry Festival

Every summer, The New York City Poetry Festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, gre...

When: July 13 - July 14, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

South Florida Book Festival

Founded in 2012, the South Florida Book Festival is one of the fastest-growing events of its kind in the southeast, presenting celebrity authors and respected thought leaders in contemporary culture. ...

When: July 13 - July 14, 2024

    Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL US

Payson Book Festival

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

When: July 13, 2024

    Where: Payson, AZ US

Columbus Book Festival

The Columbus Book Festival features a lineup of 200+ national and Columbus-based authors, panel discussions, author talks, book signings and more!

The Festival Marketplace is filled with dozens of bookish retailers, community exhibitors, an entertainment lineup, local food court and t...

When: July 15 - July 16, 2024

    Where: Columbus, OH US

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 the magnificent Old Swan Hotel each July. The Festival is a firm date in the literary calendar and has achieved international acclaim for the programming, ...

When: July 18 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Harrogate, England UK

Saskatchewan Festival of Words

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words (established in 1996) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that holds an annual literary festival the third weekend in July with 60+ events over 4 days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. The festival showcases literary talent from all over Ca...

When: July 18 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Moose Jaw, SK CA

Mildura Writers Festival

Held in July, the Mildura Writers Festival presents three days of words, food and wine featuring Australian and international writers. Throughout the weekend invited guests and audience members intermingle freely sharing an experience that provides thoughtful and challenging ideas about writing an...

When: July 18 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Mildura, VIC AU

Lakefield Literary Festival

In commemoration of Margaret Laurence, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and our community’s ongoing literary heritage, the Lakefield Literary Festival showcases Canadian authors and promotes the joy of reading and writing among children and adults. Our festival is curated by a program committ...

When: July 19 - July 20, 2024

    Where: Lakefield, ON CA

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

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

When: July 19 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Denman Island, BC CA

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: July 19 - July 21, 2024

    Where: Corte Madera, CA US

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference strives to bring together readers, writers, and artists of diverse age, background, and experience to be informed, enlightened, challenged, and inspired by a world-class literary program in the great outdoors....

When: July 20 - July 22, 2024

    Where: Ketchum, ID US

Port Medway Readers' Festival

Founded by Philip Slayton and Cynthia Wine, the festival was launched to introduce celebrated Canadian authors and emerging writers to a beautiful part of the world and so their friends, neighbours, and community could meet and hear from authors firsthand.

The festival brings readers ...

When: July 20 - August 31, 2024

    Where: Port Medway, NS CA

Detroit Festival of Books

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

When: July 21, 2024

    Where: Detroid, MI US

Primadonna Festival

Primadonna is a festival of books, ideas and inspiration. We have something for everyone with film, music, comedy, food, drink, DJs and therapies alongside our main programme of talks, interviews and discussions. Our line-up gives prominence to women, people of colour, LGBTQI+ and working-class peop...

When: July 28, 2024

    Where: StowmarketSuffolk, England UK

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 feature...

When: TBD

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

August 2024

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Virtual Summer Conference

Join in a vibrant digital environment that will uplift, inspire, and support you in creating impactful stories for children. Pitch your book to acquiring agents and editors. Get your art in front of industry pros. Explore all aspects of children’s book creation: writing, illustrating, translating,...

When: August 01 - August 04, 2024

    Where: New York City, NY US

Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference

The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference is a vibrant gathering that offers Morning Workshops in a wide range of genres. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics; and every evening offers an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and connection that m...

When: August 01 - August 03, 2024

    Where: Mendocino, CA US

Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in publishing. ...

When: August 01 - August 04, 2024

    Where: Cape Cod, MA US

Lewisburg Literary Festival

Since 2012 the festival has been celebrating literature and promoting reading in the Greenbrier Valley by featuring bestselling authors speaking about their works, offering writing workshops, providing booksellers with a venue and presenting ancillary events ranging from movies and plays to hands-on...

When: August 02 - August 03, 2024

    Where: Lewisburg, WV US

FAPACon

Two days of round-table discussions, speakers, networking opportunities, and the annual FAPA membership meeting. ...

When: August 02 - August 03, 2024

    Where: Orlando, FL US

World Science Fiction Convention

The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) is an annual international gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians, and creators. First held in New York City in 1939, Worldcon visits a new city around the globe each year and is organised by a different group of ded...

When: August 08 - August 12, 2024

    Where: Glasgow, Scotland UK

Byron Writers Festival

As Australia’s favourite regional meeting place of storytelling and ideas, Byron Writers Festival attracts thousands of audiences annually to experience shared moments of human connection. ...

When: August 09 - August 11, 2024

    Where: Byron Bay, NSW AU

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: August 09, 2024

    Where: Acton, MA US

Winterset in Summer

Come and join Newfoundland and Labrador authors along with literary figures from across Canada and other countries in a weekend of readings, conversation, and music at the Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre in Eastport. ...

When: August 09 - August 11, 2024

    Where: Eastport, NL CA

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public e...

When: August 10 - August 26, 2024

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Northwoods Art and Book Festival

The Northwoods Art and Book Festival hosts over 60 artists and over 35 authors, with free admission for everyone, including designated seating for seniors and people with disabilities. Authors from a variety of genres will be in attendance with book signings and sales....

When: August 10, 2024

    Where: Hackensack, MN US

South Hams Literary Festival

There will be author talks and readings, performances, poetry, comedy, workshops for aspiring writers, free children’s activities, a book and craft fair, and much more. Entry to ticketed events will be at a low cost, with children’s activities being free....

When: August 12 - August 16, 2024

    Where: Ivybridge, England UK

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, founded in 1926, is one of the oldest and finest of its kind in the country. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes; meetings with editors, agents, and publishers; and readings by faculty...

When: August 14 - August 24, 2024

    Where: Ripton, VT US

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Join Canada’s longest-running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices, with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood’s heritage gardens. ...

When: August 15 - August 18, 2024

    Where: Sechelt, BC CA

Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival gives you time out to tune in to the important things in life. Five different venues will be running hour-long sessions simultaneously throughout the day. Between sessions, you can catch up with a favourite author in the Festival Hub and browse the bookshop!...

When: August 16 - August 18, 2024

    Where: Bendigo, VIC AU

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 tracks of programming, beginning at 1 PM on Friday and running through 5 PM Sunday, offer informational, educational, and social activities covering a wid...

When: August 16 - August 18, 2024

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

Adirondack Family Book Festival

A free, day-long community event presented by John Brown Lives!, Lake Placid Public Library, the Bookstore Plus, and numerous other partners, the festival features award winning authors and illustrators for children, young adults, and community members sharing their craft....

When: August 17, 2024

    Where: Lake Placid, NY US

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Antiquarian book fair featuring rare books, ephemera, maps, posters, art prints, post cards, first editions, signed prints and more....

When: August 17, 2024

    Where: Castle Rock, CO US

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 20 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Woody Point, Bonne Bay, NL CA

University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

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

When: August 20 - August 21, 2024

    Where: Champaign, IL US

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of Jewish writing.

It showcases the talents of writers from around Australia and overseas who identify as Jewish or who write on Jewish themes.

The SJWF was the first of its kind in Australia and i...

When: August 21 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

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, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. ...

When: August 22 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Franklin, TN US

Arts & Words

The Arts & Words Festival in Gibsons, BC, is a creative collaboration celebrated over four days. It’s an annual event organized by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society. The festival includes literary and open mic readings, an art exhibition, live music, writing and art workshops, a p...

When: August 22 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Gibsons, BC CA

Words in Winter: Daylesford Literary Festival

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

When: August 23 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Daylesford, VIC AU

Spike Island Literary Festival

Discover the inspirations behind your favorite authors in engaging panel discussions and experience the magic of pop-up readings by world-class writers in unique locations. Plus, don't miss the chance to meet a renowned literary agent and take the first steps towards publishing your own masterp...

When: August 23 - August 25, 2024

    Where: Cobh, Cork IE

Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend

A resurrection of Drumshanbo’s literary festival from 2009-2011.
Two days of talking words. Event includes A Poetry Film Competition/Short Story Writing Class/Read your Own Work Night/Masterclass Conversations. ...

When: August 23 - August 24, 2024

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht IE

National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors, poets and illustrators with thousands of readers for book talks, panel discussions, book signings and other engaging activities. Over the course of its 20-year history, the Festival ...

When: August 24, 2024

    Where: Washington, DC US

San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books

The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books brings together readers, authors, booksellers, and businesses from the San Diego area who share a passion for literature. Now in its seventh year, the event welcomes book enthusiasts of all ages. ...

When: August 24, 2024

    Where: San Diego, CA US

Lubbock Book Festival

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

When: August 24 - September 24, 2024

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

Word Christchurch

A typical programme comprises 75+ events featuring over 150 writers, artists and thinkers. For five days we flood the CBD with a buzz of excited people and conversations, filling not just our venues, but the whole neighbourhood. Our primary venues are The Piano, Tu?ranga, Christchurch Art Gallery an...

When: August 27 - September 01, 2024

    Where: Christchurch, NZ

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 distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. Bouchercon is our annual world mystery convention where every year readers, writers, publishers, edito...

When: August 28 - September 01, 2024

    Where: Nashville, TN US

Bumbershoot

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

When: August 31 - September 01, 2024

    Where: Seattle, WA US

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: August 31, 2024

    Where: Searcy, AR US

OutWrite

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

When: TBD

    Where: Washington, DC US

Durham Children’s Book Festival

An inspiring and fun two-day family-friendly event in August, full of free book-themed activities for kids. Children can enjoy free workshops with authors and illustrators and a range of story and sen...

When: TBD

    Where: Durham, England UK

James Baldwin Festival of Words

Named after the legendary novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist James Baldwin, the festival is intended to showcase emerging and established local artists of African descent who are creating, i...

When: TBD

    Where: Chattanooga, TN US

Canadian South Asian Literary Festival

The Canadian South Asian Literary Festival is the first festival to celebrate the legacy of South Asian thinkers and writers in Canada's literary landscape. The festival features writers from ac...

When: TBD

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival

Whether we love to read, write, perform, create or simply listen, the arts inspire, challenge and entertain. Connect with others, nourish your inner self and celebrate with a thoroughly engaging line-...

When: TBD

    Where: Greater Geraldton, WA US

September 2024

Appalachian Writers Conference

This year’s conference will dive into genre writing, with faculty who are established authors of cozy mysteries, crime, romance, dystopian, and fantasy novels. Award-winning, nationally and regionally recognized literary writers and those who are nationally acclaimed for their influence in histori...

When: September 03 - September 05, 2024

    Where: Berea, KY US

Salem Literary Festival

The Salem Literary Festival aims to inspire and promote literacy and a love of books and reading by creating connections through sharing stories. Held over one weekend each fall, the Salem Literary Festival hosts readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, and artistic expression in music, theat...

When: September 04 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Salem, MA US

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Each year, hundreds of veteran authors and those just learning the craft of Christian fiction gather in a setting like this to hear skilled instructors, inspiring keynoters…to gain from the insights of industry professionals…to interact with other writers…and to present their ideas to agents a...

When: September 05 - September 08, 2024

    Where: St. Louis, MO US

Montana Book Festival

For the past three decades, the Montana Book Festival has supported the best literary minds in the Mountain West and brought numerous authors from around the world to our little corner of it. We exist to promote the book as an object, an idea, and a uniting force....

When: September 05 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Missoula, MT US

Emerging Writers’ Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. Through the flagship festiva...

When: September 05 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

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

When: September 05 - September 07, 2024

    Where: Burnsville, NC US

ArmadilloCon

ArmadilloCon is a science fiction convention held annually in Austin, Texas, USA, since 1979. As the second longest running science fiction convention in Texas, it is sponsored by the Fandom Association of Central Texas and is known for its emphasis on literary science fiction, Fantasy & Horror....

When: September 06 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Austin, TX US

Southwest Washington Writers Conference

The Southwest Washington Writers Conference is an annual event that brings together writers, authors, industry professionals, and literary enthusiasts to network, learn, and grow in their craft....

When: September 06 - September 07, 2024

    Where: Centralia, WA US

Open Book Festival

The Open Book Festival is an annual literary festival held in Cape Town, South Africa with a focus on South African literature in an international context. The event includes over 150 literary events, featuring over 100 authors over 5 days....

When: September 06 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Cape Town, ZA

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 06 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Eden Mills, ON CA

Whitsundays Writers Festival

The three day event will comprise an engaging mixture of genres from crime to memoir, romance to screenwriting, and more, as well as interactive workshops, panel discussions and author talks. There will also be a Karaoke Poetry and Cocktails on the Friday evening, the Big Book Club High Tea, a livel...

When: September 06 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Airlie , QLD AU

International Agatha Christie Festival

Celebrate Agatha Christie in the place of her birth on the English Riviera. Step into the area’s outstanding literary and geological heritage. The Festival is a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Agatha Christie both from a personal and literary perspective with events spanni...

When: September 07 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Devon, England UK

Printers Row Lit Fest

Every year, Printers Row Lit Fest, one of the three largest and oldest literary festivals in the United States, promises to be a vibrant gathering of authors, readers, book sellers, publishers and literary enthusiasts as well as young adults and children. The Fest, which annually attracts more than...

When: September 07 - September 08, 2024

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Elm City Lit Fest

Elm City LIT Fest is an annual celebration of books, LITerature, LITerary Arts, and LITerary Artists with the purpose of enhancing LITeracy while promoting awareness of local, regional, and global artists of the African Diaspora. Created in the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance for the Greater New Ha...

When: September 07, 2024

    Where: New Haven, CT US

Chiswick Book Festival

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

When: September 11 - September 18, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Write Around the Murray

Write around the Murray has grown considerably since its beginning in 2007. With its heart in regional Australia, the festival is an annual testament to the motivation of writers and artists in the area. A mix of established and emerging writers, both from the Albury region and further afield have t...

When: September 11 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Albury City, NSW AU

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: September 12 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Nelson, BC CA

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Held in the heart of Dunedin, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, the festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions, and bookish social festivities. We join playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences in the sixth annual NZ Young Writers Festival. B...

When: September 12 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Dunedin, NZ

Milford Readers and Writers Festival

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

When: September 12 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Milford, PA US

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: September 12 - September 14, 2024

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Lunenburg Lit Festival

The Lunenburg Lit Festival is a celebration of storytelling on the South Shore. There’s no better way to get inside a storyteller’s head than have them read to you. We’re very excited to be one of the only live and in person literary events of the season.

Join us this fall to e...

When: September 13 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Lunenburg, NS CA

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: September 13 - September 14, 2024

    Where: , NM US

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 strive to put on entertaining as well as informative events during a weekend in September, covering a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psy...

When: September 13 - September 15, 2024

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Appledore Book Festival

Appledore Book Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in Devon, attracting world-class authors, speakers and performers....

When: September 13 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Appledore, England UK

Rye Arts Festival

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

When: September 13 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Rye, East Sussex, England UK

Missouri Book Festival

The Missouri Book Festival celebrates the best of regional life, culture, and history with an array of dynamic programming meant to promote literacy and encourage reading. ...

When: September 13 - September 14, 2024

    Where: Washington, MO US

Trinity River Book Festival

Join us at the Trinity River Book Festival and celebrate the power of reading. The book festival is a multicultural event during National Literacy Month. The mission of Trinity River Book Festival is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature! ...

When: September 14, 2024

    Where: Fort Worth, TX US

Mississippi Book Festival

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

When: September 14, 2024

    Where: Jackson, MS 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 effor...

When: September 14, 2024

    Where: Red Wing, MN US

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

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

When: September 18 - September 22, 2024

    Where: East Devon, England UK

Washington Island Literary Festival

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

When: September 19 - September 21, 2024

    Where: Washington Island, WI US

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 19 - September 21, 2024

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Toronto International Festival of Authors

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable cultural organization. It presents the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genres from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to play...

When: September 19 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Shepherdstown Book Festival

Author panel, book talks, a regional author fair, and signings, with the festival's final day dedicated to children's events. The Regional Author Fair allows writers from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., to rent a table, meet festival attendees and sell...

When: September 20 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Shepherdstown, WV US

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 20 - September 21, 2024

    Where: Phoenix, AZ US

South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books is an annual event that celebrates reading, writing, and the power of stories. The state’s premier literary event, the Festival celebrates literature in South Dakota and beyond by connecting the very best regional and national writers with our state’s readers f...

When: September 20 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Deadwood, SD US

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers 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 - September 18, 2024

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA

Richmond Walking and Books Festival

The Richmond Walking and Book Festival is an annual event that takes place in Richmond, a town in North Yorkshire, England. It offers a unique blend of daytime walks and evening talks to inspire and invigorate attendees. The festival features a wide range of graded walks, from ambitious climbs to hi...

When: September 20 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Richmond, England UK

South Warwickshire Literary Festival

The South Warwickshire Literary Festival is a delightful event that celebrates literature, authors, and creativity. The festival features inspiring author talks, workshops, and book sales. You can attend talks in the fabulous Regency Room and participate in author-led workshops. This is a paid, tic...

When: September 21, 2024

    Where: Royal Leamington Spa, England UK

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

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

When: September 21, 2024

    Where: Bowling Green, KY US

Boston Book Festival

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

When: September 21 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Boston, Lincolnshire, England UK

Cliveden Literary Festival

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

When: September 21 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Cliveden,, England UK

Broadleaf Writers Conference

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

When: September 21 - September 22, 2024

    Where: Decatur, GA US

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 per...

When: September 22, 2024

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA US

Brooklyn Book Festival

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

When: September 22 - September 30, 2024

    Where: Brooklyn, NY 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: September 23 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Little Rock, AR US

Kingston WritersFest

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

When: September 25 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Kingston, ON CA

Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

In keeping with the spirit of this place and the goals of this unique workshop retreat, you can be as goal-oriented or as hesitant in approach as you wish. You can show us your manuscript, improve your skills, have your work read by our writer mentors, attend our workshops, pitch a literary agent or...

When: September 25 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Algonkian Park, VA US

Smithdown LitFest

The Smithdown Litfest has author talks and readings for all ages, in community venues along the Smithdown Road corridor ? from Toxteth to Allerton. The aim of the Litfest is to present a programme of stimulating and enjoyable author events for local residents, and to encourage visitors from Liverpoo...

When: September 25 - September 28, 2024

    Where: Liverpool, England UK

Central Wisconsin Book Festival (CWBF)

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is a celebration of the written word in all its many forms, with a schedule full of writer talks, workshops and interactive events. The festival events are held at various locations throughout Marathon, Portage and Wood counties...

When: September 26 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Wausau, WI US

Marlborough Literature Festival

We celebrate the best of writing and literature during our annual festival held in the beautiful market town of Marlborough. Over the years we’ve had terrific authors such as Lionel Shriver, Howard Jacobson, Alexander McCall Smith, Fay Weldon and Michael Morpurgo. However its not all about cel...

When: September 26 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Marlborough, England UK

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 26 - September 28, 2024

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

Sleuthfest

Sleuthfest is all about writing workshops, social events, and pitch sessions for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers. Sessions will be held on the craft of writing, marketing and promoting your work, and practicing your pitch with experienced authors....

When: September 26 - September 29, 2024

    Where: St. Petersburg, FL US

Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

Bookmarks began as an annual book festival in 2004. The Festival of Books & Authors has since grown to be the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, reaching 20,000 readers each year. The Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors is celebrating its 19th festival in September 2024. Lead ...

When: September 26 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Winston-Salem, NC US

Provincetown Book Festival

The Provincetown Book Festival is an annual event in September of each year featuring three days of free events, including readings, interviews, conversations, and the 2023 Rose Dorothea Award presentation. ...

When: September 26 - September 28, 2024

    Where: Provincetown, MA US

Ness Book Fest

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

When: September 26 - September 28, 2024

    Where: Inverness, Scotland UK

Gold Rush Writers Conference

An intimate writing conference where writing professionals will guide you to a publishing bonanza through a series of panels, specialty talks, workshops, and celebrity lectures. The conference includes a picnic supper, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. ...

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Mokelumne Hll, CA US

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

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

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Harbor Springs, MI US

Northern Beaches Readers Festival

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

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Avalon, NSW AU

Baltimore Book Festival

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

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

History Book Festival

The History Book Festival in Delaware is an annual event that celebrates history and books. It features authors and historians who discuss their work and engage with the audience through various panels, lectures, and book signings....

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Lewes, DE Us

Bath Children’s Literature Festival

The Bath Children’s Literature Festival is an annual book festival held in Bath, Somerset, England. It is aimed at children’s books and features a variety of authors, poets, illustrators, and storytellers. The festival typically lasts ten days, spanning two weekends. Over 100 of the hott...

When: September 27 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Bath, England 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 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Penticton, BC CA

North Cornwall Book Festival

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

When: September 27 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Wigtown Book Festival

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

When: September 27 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Wigtown, Scotland 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: September 28 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Kansas Book Festival

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

When: September 28, 2024

    Where: Topeka, KS US

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is the largest annual children’s book festival in the tristate region. A free outdoor festival with authors, food trucks, entertainment and more. ...

When: September 28, 2024

    Where: Chappaqua, NY 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: September 28 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Henley-on-Thames, England UK

Norman Maclean Literary Festival

The Norman Maclean Literary Festival is a celebration that honors the legacy of Norman Maclean, an esteemed author known for his work, including the iconic book “A River Runs Through It.” This literary festival brings together writers, thinkers, and nature enthusiasts to explore the intersection...

When: September 28 - September 29, 2024

    Where: Missoula, MT US

Write Time Festival

The Write Time Festival 2023 is packed with a range of events to inspire you to write, meet published, working authors, discover the craft of writing short stories and explore your options for getting...

When: TBD

    Where: Fingal, Co. Dublin IE

Queen's Park Book Festival

Queen’s Park is a hidden, family-friendly gem in North West London centred on a 30 acre park surrounded by beautiful Victorian homes. We are the only London book festival to be held solely in a publ...

When: TBD

    Where: London, England UK

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: TBD

    Where: St. Albert, AB CA

Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival

The BCLF is a celebration of culture as expressed through the pen of the storyteller and the voice of the poet. It is a platform designed to support and facilitate vibrant conversations about Caribbea...

When: TBD

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

Noirwich is about the reading and the writing of crime fiction. We explore how the genre works and where it is going, thanks to our unique connection with the University of East Anglia’s creative wr...

When: TBD

    Where: Norwich, England UK

Gladfest

Gladfest is Gladstone Library's flagship festival. Billed as the friendliest festival on the UK literary scene, it is a different kind of event: there are no green rooms, no VIP tickets and there...

When: TBD

    Where: Hawarden, Wales UK

Edwardsville Book Festival

The Edwardsville Public Library hosts its annual book festival, featuring local authors, new and used book sales, entertainment, fun activities for kids, crafts for sale, and food and beverages. All a...

When: TBD

    Where: Edwardsville, IL US

A2 Community Bookfest

The A2 Community Bookfest (previously the Kerrytown BookFest) is held in late summer and celebrates books, those who create them, and those who read them. Our primary goal is to highlight our area’s...

When: TBD

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI US

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

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

When: TBD

    Where: Uxbridge, ON CA

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 an...

When: TBD

    Where: Guelph, ON CA

Telling Tales Festival

We are proud to host a festival, produce a reading list and more, where homegrown Canadian authors, illustrators and storytellers are spotlighted and given the opportunity to connect with fans and new...

When: TBD

    Where: Burlington, ON CA

Los Angeles Kids Book Festival

The LA Kids Book Festival aims to celebrate children’s literature, foster a love for reading, and provide a platform for both young readers and aspiring authors to engage with the magical world of b...

When: TBD

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

Inkubator Writing Conference

Literary Cleveland’s Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing festivals in the country. The purpose of the Inkubator Writing Conference is to provide a platform for writers to...

When: TBD

    Where: Cleveland, OH 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 a...

When: TBD

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, Scotland UK

Word on the Street Lethbridge

Since 2011, The Word On The Street Lethbridge has proudly hosted a wide and diverse range of literary talent from across Canada. This signature event in southern Alberta presents established and emer...

When: TBD

    Where: Lethbridge, AB CA

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival

The Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival is an annual event that celebrates children’s literature created by and featuring Black people. It aims to support professional and emerging artist...

When: TBD

    Where: Portland, ME US

Albany Book Festival

The Albany Book Festival is an annual event held in September that celebrates literature and writing. It is presented by the New York State Writers Institute and is held at the University at Albany. T...

When: TBD

    Where: Albany, NY US

ScienceWriters Conference

The annual ScienceWriters conference is a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. A mix of professional development worksh...

When: TBD

    Where: Boulder, CO US

Bookmarked Literary Festival

Bookmarked serves as an event that connects local writers to local readers through readings and book fairs, and encourages neighbors to discover their new favorite writers and authors right here in Fr...

When: TBD

    Where: Lander, WY US

Bucks County Book Fest

The Bucks County Book Festival celebrates literacy, sparks imagination, and inspires people of all ages by connecting authors and readers. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Doylestown, PA US

Pittsburgh International Lit Fest

Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, LitFest features two full weeks of free programs that highlight global voices and perspectives, celebrate literature from around the world, and encourage cr...

When: TBD

    Where: Pittsburgh, PA US

October 2024

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 02 - December 06, 2024

    Where: Norwich, England UK

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 03 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Birmingham, England UK

Isle of Wight Literary Festival

The island’s annual literary festival attracts many well known authors and speakers to the island to delight our audiences of residents and visitors. The programme committee also ensure that local writers are featured and cover a wide range of subjects. ...

When: October 03 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Cowes, England UK

Decatur Book Festival

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

When: October 04 - October 05, 2024

    Where: Decatur, GA US

Conflux

The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...

When: October 04 - October 07, 2024

    Where: Canberra, ACT AU

Prairie Comics Market

Prairie Comics Market is a free to attend one-day market in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies! This market will provide a space for creators of comic content, including artists, writers, craft-makers and publishers, to interact with fans, promote their material, sel...

When: October 04 - October 05, 2024

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA

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.

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When: October 04 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Ilkley, England UK

Flathead River Writers Conference

The Flathead River Writers Conference is an exclusive conference with limited attendance. For three decades, the conference has played host to high-profile authors, editors, agents, publishers, and other literary figures....

When: October 04 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Kalispell, MT 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 04 - October 13, 2024

    Where: Cheltenham, England UK

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

Every fall, as the Highlands blaze with autumn colour, writers and readers from across the country may be found in the heart of Cape Breton for a three-day celebration of the written word. Here, at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay, we put aside all pretension for a sincere and wholehearted cele...

When: October 04 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Sydney, NS CA

National Young Writers’ Festival

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. ...

When: October 05 - October 07, 2024

    Where: Newcastle, NSW AU

Deep Valley Book Festival

The largest literary festival in Southern Minnesota, DVBF provides readers the chance to interact with their favorite authors and meet new ones. This FREE family event features authors and illustrators, book sales and signings, a full day of programs, panel discussions, book readings, and childrens...

When: October 05, 2024

    Where: Mankato, MN US

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 05, 2024

    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 05, 2024

    Where: Boerne, TX US

Canal Town Book Festival

The Canal Town Book Festival is the largest author fair in the Tuscarawas Valley region. It is held annually and features a wide range of talented authors from various genres1. The festival provides an opportunity for book lovers to meet over 30 authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and en...

When: October 05, 2024

    Where: Dover, OH US

Saratoga Book Festival

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

When: October 05 - October 06, 2024

    Where: Saratoga Springs, NY 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 05, 2024

    Where: Collingswood, NJ US

Chiltern Kills

Chiltern Kills is a crime writing festival taking place in Gerrards Cross, south Bucks. Enjoy author-led karaoke as well as a play performed by crime writers. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Centrepoint charity benefitting homeless youth. ...

When: October 05, 2024

    Where: Gerrards Cross, England UK

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 06 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Guildford, England UK

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

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When: October 06, 2024

    Where: St Petersburg, FL US

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.
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When: October 10 - October 13, 2024

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

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 10 - October 13, 2024

    Where: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England UK

Litquake

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

When: October 10 - October 26, 2024

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Tahoe Literary Festival

Tahoe is home to dozens of literary artists, from New York Times-bestselling authors to popular, regional authors to freelance writers and poets. The creative energy in Tahoe has inspired writers in many genres—fiction, nonfiction, memoir, essay, historical, environmental, outdoors, children’s l...

When: October 11 - October 12, 2024

    Where: Tahoe City, CA 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 11 - October 13, 2024

    Where: Durham, 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 11 - October 14, 2024

    Where: Grindelwald, TAS AU

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 11 d...

When: October 11 - October 21, 2024

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

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 12 - October 19, 2024

    Where: Dorset, England UK

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival is an annual gathering of authors and readers to provide scholarships for local high school seniors in pursuit of their educational dreams....

When: October 12, 2024

    Where: Golden, CO US

Twin Cities Book Festival

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

When: October 12, 2024

    Where: St Paul, MN US

LitHop

Free, all day annual literary festival in Fresno's Tower District. The festival features over 100 writers across over 30 literary events, all taking place on one day....

When: October 12, 2024

    Where: Fresno, CA US

Falmouth Book Festival

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

When: October 14 - October 20, 2024

    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 14 - October 20, 2024

    Where: South Dublin County, 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 14 - October 20, 0024

    Where: Iowa City, IA 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 conne...

When: October 15 - October 18, 2024

    Where: Fairfax, VA 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 star...

When: October 16 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

Virginia Children’s Book Festival

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 16 - October 18, 2024

    Where: Farmville, VA US

Wakefield Writers Festival

Writers Fete is one of the most anticipated cultural and literary events in the region. We work purposefully to build a linguistically diverse program that showcases local and national francophone, anglophone, ethnic and indigenous literary talent. ...

When: October 16 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Wakefield, PQ CA

Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading....

When: October 16 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Frankfurt am Main, DE

Oneonta Literary Festiva

The Oneonta Literary Festival is a vibrant celebration of literature hosted by Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. This four-day event features renowned authors, engaging workshops, and captivating readings....

When: October 17 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Oneonta, NY 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 17 - October 20, 2024

    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 17 - October 19, 2024

    Where: Youngstown, OH 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 17 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Whistler, BC CA

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 17 - October 21, 2024

    Where: Harrisburg, PA US

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 17 - October 19, 2024

    Where: Knowlton, PQ CA

Wimbledon Bookfest

Wimbledon BookFest is a not-for-profit charity that promotes arts, culture, and education in London. It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane with the aim of developing arts and culture across the community. The festival is held annually in early October in a ‘pop-up’ festival site on...

When: October 17 - October 31, 2024

    Where: West Wimbledon, England UK

Queenscliffe Literary Festival

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc presents a lively and engaging program of events with leading Australia writers of fiction and non-fiction....

When: October 18 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Queenscliff, VIC AU

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 18 - October 19, 2024

    Where: Morristown, NJ US

Wells Festival of Literature

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

When: October 18 - October 26, 2024

    Where: Wells, Somerset, England UK

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 18 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Blue Hill, ME US

Murder One

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

When: October 18 - October 20, 2024

    Where: Dublin, IE

DSM Book Festival

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

When: October 19, 2024

    Where: Des Moines, IA 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 19, 2024

    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 19, 2024

    Where: Charleston, WV US

Omagh Literary Festival

The Omagh Literary Festival celebrates the work of Benedict Kiely and other contemporary Irish writers. The yearly festival includes lectures, readings, performances and other events celebrating the literary arts. ...

When: October 20 - October 21, 2024

    Where: Omagh, N Ireland UK

Maplewood—South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival

New Jersey's premier book festival, held in the diverse and creative towns of Maplewood and South Orange brings together readers and authors in celebration of the joy and diversity of the written word. Our informative adult author events highlight the major artistic, social and political issues...

When: October 20, 2024

    Where: Maplewood, NJ 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 21 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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 23 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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

When: October 23 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Ubud, Bali ID

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 23 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Townsend, TN US

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 23 - November 03, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

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 23 - October 26, 2024

    Where: New Orleans, LA 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 24 - October 28, 2024

    Where: Yeovil, England UK

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 24 - October 26, 2024

    Where: Columbus, MS US

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 25 - October 28, 2024

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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 25 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Surrey, BC CA

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 25 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Shoalhaven, 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 25 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Stratford-upon-Avon, England UK

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 26, 2024

    Where: Boston, MA US

Southern Festival of Books

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

When: October 26 - October 27, 2024

    Where: Nashville, TN US

Hawai’i Book and Music Festival

The Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates the rich heritage and cultures of Hawaii through literature and music. The festival features a variety of activities, including thought-provoking panel discussions, lively readings, and colorful performances. It aims to promote t...

When: October 26, 2024

    Where: Honolulu, HI 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 26 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Banff, AB CA

Wantage Literary Festival

The Wantage Literary Festival is an annual event that celebrates literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, and the arts in and around Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK. The festival is dedicated to promoting the written and spoken word in all its forms and is held during the October school holiday. The f...

When: October 28 - November 09, 2024

    Where: Wantage, 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 29 - November 02, 2024

    Where: McAllen, TX US

Old Dominion University Literary Festival

This annual festival is built around a different theme each year, and celebrate poets, novelists, memoirists, actors, directors and all those who tell the stories that link us together and change the ...

When: TBD

    Where: Norfolk, VA US

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 th...

When: TBD

    Where: Bath, 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 ...

When: TBD

    Where: Dromineer and Nenagh, Co Tipperary IE

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 opport...

When: TBD

    Where: Manchester, 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...

When: TBD

    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: TBD

    Where: Kansas City, MO US

Plum Creek Literacy Festival

The award-winning Plum Creek Literacy Festival, founded in 1996, seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska who host i...

When: TBD

    Where: Seward, NE US

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 da...

When: TBD

    Where: Castlebar, Cty Mayo IE

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,...

When: TBD

    Where: Thame, England UK

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Eau Claire, WI US

Bookfest Festival du Livre Windsor

BookFest Windsor is an annual literary festival by Literary Arts Windsor. Join us for a stellar & diverse lineup of authors from across Canada! Celebrate our 20th year of presenting the best in co...

When: TBD

    Where: Windsor, ON CA

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 dis...

When: TBD

    Where: Brattleboro, VT US

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 ...

When: TBD

    Where: Milton Keynes, England UK

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 writ...

When: TBD

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors

The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors, brings writers and illustrators from around the country to Lincoln School. Authors give talks throughout the day, sign their books and ...

When: TBD

    Where: Providence, RI 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: TBD

    Where: St Louis, MO US

Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

The Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival is the flagship event in our Cultural Programme and is held on the third weekend in October. Established in 2016, this innovative dynamic festival c...

When: TBD

    Where: Letterkenney, N Ireland UK

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 l...

When: TBD

    Where: North Yorkshire, England UK

Storyfest

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

When: TBD

    Where: Westport, CT US

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival is an annual event that celebrates the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of America’s most celebrated authors. The festival was established in 1996...

When: TBD

    Where: Rockville, MD 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 adult...

When: TBD

    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 publi...

When: TBD

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

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 ho...

When: TBD

    Where: Beaufort, SC 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 an...

When: TBD

    Where: Waterloo, ON CA

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: TBD

    Where: London, 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 abu...

When: TBD

    Where: Tathra, NSW AU

Twentynine Palms Book Festival

Discover an array of literary treasures with renowned authors, engage in enriching book signings, immerse yourself in live sessions, and connect at networking functions....

When: TBD

    Where: Twentynine Palms, CA US

Book Festival of the MJCCA

Mark your calendars for the annual Book Festival of the MJCCA—featuring more than 40 renowned authors in November each year. Whether you’re a book lover or simply interested in hearing from names ...

When: TBD

    Where: Dunwoody, GA 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: TBD

    Where: Huon Valley, TAS AU

November 2024

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 01 - November 02, 2024

    Where: Gig Harbor, WA US

Can*Con

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

When: November 01 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival is an intimate three-day celebration of the literary arts. The festival features some of Canada’s most celebrated authors, poets, playwrights, and songwriters. Wordstock Sudbury creates opportunities for vital conversations that challenge assumptions, explore di...

When: November 01 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Sudbury, ON CA

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, 2024

    Where: London, ON CA

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 01 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Queenstown, , Otago NZ

Jackson Hole Writers Conference

The annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference brings top agents, editors and authors together each June for a celebration of the craft of writing. ...

When: November 01 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Jackson Hole, WY 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, 2024

    Where: Burlington, ON CA

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 01 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Charleston, SC US

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: November 02 - November 10, 2024

    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: November 02, 2024

    Where: Baton Rouge, LA US

Kentucky Book Festival

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

When: November 02, 2024

    Where: Lexington, KY 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 02, 2024

    Where: Portland, OR 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. The festival takes place on the first weekend of November. ...

When: November 02 - November 03, 2024

    Where: Waukesha, WI US

Afterwords Literary Festival

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

When: November 02 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

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 03 - November 17, 2024

    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 03 - November 09, 2024

    Where: Bridport, England UK

FOLD Kids Book Festival

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

When: November 05 - November 09, 2024

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

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 06 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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: November 06 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Ta Qali, MT

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 06 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Stroud, 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: November 07 - November 08, 2024

    Where: Brentwood, CA 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 07 - November 08, 2024

    Where: Sheboygan, WI US

Hal-Con

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: November 08 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

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 08 - November 10, 2024

    Where: Adelaide, SA AU

Singapore Writers Festival

The Singapore Writers Festival, one of Asia's premier literary events, started in 1986 as a biennial festival. Now organised by Arts House Limited, SWF is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world's major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotli...

When: November 08 - November 17, 2024

    Where: Singapore, SG

Society of American Travel Writers Annual Convention

The SATW annual convention alternates domestic and international destinations with opportunities for networking, professional development and exploring the location. ...

When: November 12 - November 16, 2024

    Where: Istanbul, TR 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 15 - November 17, 2024

    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 15 - November 16, 2024

    Where: Charleston, 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 15 - November 17, 2024

    Where: Dingle, Co. Kerry IE

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 16 - November 17, 2024

    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 17 - November 24, 2024

    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 20 - November 23, 2024

    Where: Reykjavik, IS

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 22 - November 23, 2024

    Where: Northampton, PA US

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 23 - November 24, 2024

    Where: Cambridge, England 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 23 - November 24, 2024

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK

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 24, 2024

    Where: Bowral, NSW AU

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 prov...

When: TBD

    Where: Conway, AR 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 showcase...

When: TBD

    Where: Cape Town, ZA

Latino Book & Family Festival

Since 1997 actor Edward James Olmos & Kirk Whisler have presented the Latino Book Family Festival in many US cities. The event features more than 100 exhibitors, bilingual activities and workshops, k...

When: TBD

    Where: Sacramento, CA US

Rooted & Written Conference

Forty-six Rooted & Written Fellows will be selected to attend nine days of classes, workshops, and mentoring, plus the opportunity to participate in lunchtime Conversations with featured literary ...

When: TBD

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Rappahannock Writers Conference

Join us for a day celebrating writers with informational workshops and panel discussions. Topics include freelance writing, building tension, writing for teens and kids, magical realism, receiving fee...

When: TBD

    Where: Fredericksburg, VA US

Book Fest @ Bank Street

BookFest is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children’s literature commu...

When: TBD

    Where: New York, NY US

Boonton Bookfest

Boonton Books and Beyond Festival highlights the amazing talent of creators from the state of NJ. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Boonton, NJ US

Rostrevor Literary Festival

The Rostrevor Literary Festival is an annual event that takes place in Rostrevor, County Down, Northern Ireland. The festival features a variety of literary events, including poetry readings, book lau...

When: TBD

    Where: Rostrevor, N Ireland 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: TBD

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI US

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...

When: TBD

    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...

When: TBD

    Where: Frankfort, KY 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 a...

When: TBD

    Where: Miami, FL US

Non-Fiction Comics Festival

The annual Non-Fiction Comics Festival will feature panel discussions, workshops, and exhibiting cartoonists creating non-fiction and autobiographical work....

When: TBD

    Where: Burlington, VT US

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 t...

When: TBD

    Where: Oceanside, CA US

Yukon Words

Yukon Words aims to support all word artists, regardless of their media--writing, storytelling, journalism, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting or songwriting.. Readings, panels, workshops and free eve...

When: TBD

    Where: Whitehorse, YK CA

December 2024

Crater Literary Festival

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

When: December 06 - December 07, 2024

    Where: Enugu, NG

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 07, 2024

    Where: Mesa, AZ 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 educ...

When: TBD

    Where: Naples, FL US

Pune Book Festival

Immerse yourself in a nine-day journey where literature comes to life, featuring renowned authors, engaging panel discussions, & a vibrant book bazaar. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Pune, IN

January 2025

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: January 01 - March 31, 2024

    Where: Beachwood, OH US

Kerala Literature Festival

The Kerala Literature Festival stands as Asia`s largest literature festival with over half a million footfall. Nestled along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Calicut, KLF caters to all ages and interests, fostering connections between readers and writers for inspiration, entertainment, and discussio...

When: January 11 - January 14, 2024

    Where: Calicut-Kozhikode, Kerala IN

Black Ink

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

When: January 12 - January 14, 2024

    Where: Charleston, NC US

International Kolkata Book Fair

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

When: January 18 - January 31, 2024

    Where: Kolkata, IN

Florida Storytelling Festival

The Florida Storytelling Festival is a premier storytelling event, known nationally for its unique combination of workshops, concerts, youthful voices, and sense of community. People come from across the state of Florida and beyond to explore and savor the art of storytelling. We celebrate stories i...

When: January 25 - January 28, 2024

    Where: Mount Dora, FL US

Lions in Winter Literary Festival

Lions in Winter is an annual literary festival that has included author readings, craft talks by featured writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, editors panels, book fairs, and more....

When: January 25 - January 26, 2024

    Where: Charleston, IL US

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an international literature festival held annually in the United Arab Emirates. The festival is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, under the auspices of the Emirates Literature Foundation. It is the largest literary festi...

When: January 31 - February 06, 2024

    Where: Dubai, AE