Book Festivals and Events 2024

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

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February 2024

Fort Collins Book Festival

The Fort Collins Book Fest is a free event that combines in-person, live-streamed, and virtual sessions, including writing workshops, book talks, panel presentations, author readings, family activities, and more....

When: February 01 - February 19, 2024

    Where: Fort Collins, CO US

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Wolverhampton Literature Festival is an annual event held on the first weekend of February, hosted by the City of Wolverhampton Council with funding support from Arts Council England.

The festival aims to amplify and celebrate the voices of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, and p...

When: February 02 - February 04, 2024

    Where: Wolverhampton, England UK

African American Children’s Book Fair

Hosted by the African American Children’s Book Project, the book fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children’s books in the country....

When: February 03, 2024

    Where: Philadelphia, PA US

Bookworm Book Festival

This free bilingual festival featurs author panels and book signings celebrating literature for young readers in Spanish and English. ...

When: February 03, 2024

    Where: Houston, TX US

Todos Santos Writers Workshop

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing, is a writer’s retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers craft workshops in the art of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction and Memoir for writers at al...

When: February 04 - February 10, 2024

    Where: Baja California Sur, MX

Barcelona Crime Novel Festival (BCNegra)

Barcelona, Spain is host to BCNegra, the city’s crime noir festival. This in-person festival hosts authors from the national and international literary scene. The event includes round tables, theatre and literary routes, cinema, music, and a poetry slam. The Pepe Carvalho Award is also presented d...

When: February 05 - February 11, 2024

    Where: Barcelona, ES

AWP Conference & Bookfair

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration....

When: February 07 - February 10, 2024

    Where: Seattle, WA US

Marrakech International Storytelling Festival

More than forty of the worlds best kown storytellers and poets will tell in languages including English, Darija and Amazigh. There will also be workshops, educational outreach, socialising and opportunities for all to learn, grow and tell....

When: February 08 - February 11, 2024

    Where: Marrakech, Morocco MA

Perth Festival

Perth Festival is a not-for-profit multi-arts festival that brings world class performance, music, film, visual arts and literary events to Perth, Western Australia, every summer....

When: February 09 - March 03, 2024

    Where: Perth, WA AU

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Winter Conference

At our first in-person conference in over two years, we’re launching a brand-new format: Creative Labs. The conference is now built around an intensive workshop model, which will allow attendees to learn so much more and form lasting community connections....

When: February 09 - February 11, 2024

    Where: New York City, NY US

Boskone

Boskone is an annual science fiction convention run by the New England Science Fiction Association in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ...

When: February 09 - February 11, 2024

    Where: Boston, MA US

Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver’s leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages....

When: February 10 - February 15, 2024

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

UC Riverside Writers Week

UCR’s Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in California and features the most renowned authors of our day alongside those at the start of promising careers. The week of events is open to the public and includes readings, conversations, panels, and social activities focused on t...

When: February 10 - February 16, 2024

    Where: Riverside, CA US

samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers and Readers Festival

As part of Auckland Pride, the festival offers up a plethora of literary treats including two gala events, a book launch, poetry readings, panel talks and even a zine making workshop. All events are free and provide a space to uphold queer literature and authors, and to encourage the next generation...

When: February 14 - February 18, 2024

    Where: Auckland, NZ

Savannah Book Festival

The Savannah Book Festival is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. ...

When: February 15 - February 18, 2024

    Where: Savannah, GA US

San Francisco Writers Conference

The SFWC helps writers become published authors and build professional writing careers. The SFWC presenters list includes bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers from major publishing houses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social m...

When: February 15 - February 18, 2024

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature

ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature is a free, nonprofit event hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library celebrating literature written by, for, and about lesbians....

When: February 16 - February 18, 2024

    Where: Gulfport, FL US

Love Y'All Book Festival

Atlanta's first romance-only book festival featuring romance author panels, signings, keynotes, and even exclusive meet-and-greets. This is a ticketed event, not free to the public....

When: February 16 - February 18, 2024

    Where: Atlanta, GA US

Detroit Book City Annual African-American Family Book Expo

Founded in 2017, Detroit Book City Annual A-A Family Book Expo event is Michigan’s largest independent Black book fair. We attracts hundreds of authors across the country and an extraordinary crowd of book attendees during the third week of February in Detroit.

It’s an exciting on...

When: February 17, 2024

    Where: Southfield, MI US

Banjo Patterson Australian Poetry Festival

Join the community of Orange, NSW and its surrounding villages in a week of bush poetry events. This will be a special festival as the Rotary Club of Orange is partnering with the Australian Bush Poets Association to host the National Bush Poetry Performance Championship competition in association w...

When: February 17 - February 25, 2024

    Where: Orange, NSW AU

Indie Book Fair

The Indie Book Fair is an event created to help independent authors and publishers to showcase their work. Come explore new independent authors that create the stories that readers love. Peruse different author booths from genres like Sci-fi, fantasy, urban fiction, contemporary, true to life, vampi...

When: February 17, 2024

    Where: Orlando, FL US

San Miguel Writers’ Conference

As the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas, the San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival (SMWC) attracts prominent authors, established and emerging writers, industry experts, teaching professionals, and avid readers primarily from ...

When: February 19 - February 23, 2024

    Where: San Miguel de Allende, GTO MX

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

Attendees to this conference benefit from a full spectrum of educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events, featuring veteran educators, industry professionals, agents and publishers focused on the craft and business of writing. Speakers are selected based on who is best sui...

When: February 19 - February 25, 2024

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

Granite Noir

Granite Noir is inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms, by the fantastic contribution that Scottish writers make, by our love affair with Nordic Noir, on the page and on screen, and most of all inspired by Aberdeen, which is the perfect backdrop for the festival – ...

When: February 20 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Aberdeen, Scotland UK

Southern Voices Festival

Southern Voices is a five-day festival celebrating art, music and writing. Sponsored by the Hoover Public Library, the first conference was held in 1993. The authors conference is a one-day part of the festival celebrating the written word. ...

When: February 20 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Hoover, AL US

Peoples Poetry Fest

The Peoples Poetry Festival began in 2015, through the collaboration of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College. This annual poetry festival brings together poets from the local area, regionally, state-wide, and beyond. ...

When: February 22 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Corpus Christi, TX US

Voices on the Coast

Voices on the Coast is a youth literature festival presented by Immanuel Lutheran College and the University of the Sunshine Coast. ...

When: February 22 - February 28, 2024

    Where: Sunshine Coast, QLD AU

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival is an engaging weekend of entertainment in the forms of film, books, author presentations, focus groups, and of course, good music....

When: February 22 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Daytona Beach, FL US

GenreCon

GenreCon is the leading conference for genre writers, featuring an impressive line-up of leading names in Australian and international genre fiction across a spectacular weekend of panels, workshops and special events....

When: February 23 - February 25, 2024

    Where: South Brisbane, QLD AU

Amelia Island Book Festival

The annual Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF)has something for everyone! Whether you are a child, a teenager, a millennial or a boomer, whether you enjoy thrillers, romance, paranormal, crime, sci-fi, mysteries, biographies, fiction or non-fiction, or all of the above, there is something for you at ...

When: February 23 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Fernandina Beach, FL US

Asheville Christian Writers Conference

Join us in person or virtually at the Billy Graham Conference Center for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference at The Cove. Space is limited on campus, so sign up soon. Conference prices start at $135. ...

When: February 23 - February 25, 2024

    Where: Asheville, NC US

Great Lakes Comic-Con

The Great Lakes Comic Convention, or GLCC, is a comic book, toy, and collectible event that runs annually in the Metro-Detroit Area (Michigan). The goals of GLCC are to provide not only a venue for collectors, dealers, and fans to get together, but also an opportunity for people to meet/greet indust...

When: February 23 - February 24, 2024

    Where: Warren, MI US

Catholic Writers’ Conference Online

A professional, faith-focused writers conference "attended" in the convenience of your own home!

This affordably priced, online conference eliminates the need for costly travel, without sacrificing professionalism. Not only will you receive excellent instruction from some of the top C...

When: February 23 - February 25, 2024

    Where: Online, IN US

Rose Glen Literary Festival

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce initially created the festival in 2010 to help local authors, giving them a chance to sell books, meet readers and network. The event will feature presentations, book signings and workshops....

When: February 24, 2024

    Where: Sevierville, TN US

Teen Bookfest by the Bay

Teen Bookfest by the Bay is a non-profit organization formed by a group of Corpus Christi Bay area school and public librarians for the express purpose of planning and providing an annual book festival for area teens. Librarians from school and public libraries in Corpus Christi, Orange Grove, Bisho...

When: February 24, 2024

    Where: Corpus Christi, TX US

Williamsburg Book Festival

The festival hosts a book fair featuring nationally and regionally renowned authors; a “Publisher Alley” featuring Virginia publishing companies along with some of their books and the authors that wrote them; and a variety of scheduled presentations and writers....

When: February 24, 2024

    Where: Williamsburg, VA US

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival

Free and open to the public, literature lovers are encouraged to participate in local author panels and discussions, writing workshops for adults and children, booksellers row, and a keynote presentation....

When: February 24, 2024

    Where: Punta Gorda, FL US

Sharp Words Book Fair

The book fair will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with almost 30 vendors, representing independent publishers like Book*hug, a new press based out of Six Nations, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Between the Lines (a social movement press started in 1977), small comic publishers like Black Eye Books, ...

When: February 24, 2024

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival

Students in grades four to eight are invited to sign up for a day of literary activities including artist presentations and hands-on master classes, working with a professional author or illustrator of their choice. Bring your imagination. Leave inspired!...

When: February 27 - February 28, 2024

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature

A bi-annual literary festival with a theological slant, the Festival of Faith and Literature seeks to encourage a love of literature as it relates to faith, and to create a thoughtful and relaxing sp...

When: TBD

    Where: Oxfordshire, England UK

March 2024

Ennis Book Club Festival

An annual festival and social literary gathering for book club members and readers running since 2007 in Ireland’s friendliest town. A weekend of events takes place on the first weekend of March annually...

When: March 01 - March 03, 2024

    Where: Ennis, Co. Clare IE

Bay Tales Live

Noir at the Bar Bay event will be held on Friday night, Saturday features a full day of book festival filled with fantastic authors reading and talking about their craft, followed by an evening of fun on Saturday night. Sunday morning will feature a podcast special at Whitley Bay Library, with speci...

When: March 01 - March 03, 2024

    Where: Whitley Bay, England UK

Monroeville Literary Festival

Meet renowned writers, enjoy delicious food, discuss thought-provoking literary works and more—all in the courtroom made famous by Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. ...

When: March 01 - March 02, 2024

    Where: Monroeville, AL US

Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival

Each year, the festival brings together educators, librarians, parents, students, authors, illustrators, editors, and those interested in children’s literature for a unique combination of full conference and small group sessions. ...

When: March 01 - March 02, 2024

    Where: Redlands, CA US

Farnham Literary Festival

Author talks, panel discussions and readings offer a relaxed opportunity to hear about new or popular works and to hear about writers’ motivations and interests, while at workshops you can develop your own writing skills and explore your creativity. There is also a competition for budding poets - ...

When: March 01 - March 10, 2024

    Where: Farnham, England UK

Dahlonega Literary Festival

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, it is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment....

When: March 02, 2024

    Where: Dahlonega, GA US

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

There is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors ...

When: March 02, 2024

    Where: Fort Myers, FL US

Adelaide Writers’ Week

Adelaide Writers’ Week, known locally as Writers’ Week or WW, is a large and mostly free literary festival held annually in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Considered one of the world’s pre-eminent literary events, it forms part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, where attendees meet,...

When: March 02 - March 07, 2024

    Where: Adelaide, SA AU

Jewish Book Week

Jewish Book Week is a literary festival in London, held annually in February and March, that explores Jewish literature, ideas and culture. The festival was founded in 1952 and since 2012 it has been presented at Kings Place....

When: March 02 - March 10, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Texas Storytelling Festival

Join the masters of storytelling at the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton, Texas. Held over four days, this festival brings together the best in storytelling for an oral tradition that can be enjoyed by all ages. Tales of all genres are shared, and various bands perform throughout the event....

When: March 07 - March 10, 2024

    Where: Denton, TX US

Tombstone Western Book Festival

The Tombstone Western Book Festival includes more than a dozen authors, musicians, and filmmakers, some who will be giving presentations about their work ...

When: March 08, 2024

    Where: Tombstone, AZ US

StAnza Poetry Festival

StAnza is Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, bringing poetry in all its forms and many languages to Scottish audiences and worldwide. Since the festival was founded by three local poets in 1998, StAnza has gained a truly international reputation. In 2021 our achievements were recogni...

When: March 08 - March 10, 2024

    Where: St Andrews, Scotland UK

Literary Women Long Beach Festival of Authors

Started in 1982 the Literary Women Festival of Authors is dedicated to helping balance the field of writers. They seek to share work that may not have the stage to do so. Proceeds go to the Long Beach Public Library to purchase books that will be featured at upcoming festivals. Any bookworm will lik...

When: March 09, 2024

    Where: Long Beach, CA US

Scone Literary Festival

The Scone Literary Festival exists for the love of words, and to create stimulating, informal and intimate events that spark great conversations. We hold live, events on the second weekend in March each year. ...

When: March 09 - March 10, 2024

    Where: Scone, NSW AU

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a new teen book festival focused on teens and tweens of Northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a volunteer organization made up of lovers of literature, who have come together to create a fantastic opportunity for teens from Northwest Ohio and t...

When: March 09, 2024

    Where: Rossford, OH US

Montgomery Book Festival and Writing Expo

This Alabama book event is an annual event to celebrate local authors. The morning book festival is open to the public, with the afternoon focusing on the craft of writing open only to registered participants....

When: March 09, 2024

    Where: Montgomery, AL US

Tuscon Festival of Books

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds for the Festival support local literacy programs. ...

When: March 09 - March 10, 2024

    Where: Tuscon, AZ US

London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels....

When: March 12 - March 14, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Lit & Luz Festival

The Lit & Luz Festival was formed to support the creation of new art through international collaboration and make space for essential dialogues between residents of Mexico and the United States. It has since produced yearly events in Mexico City and Chicago, with writers and artists from Chicago, M...

When: March 12 - March 16, 2024

    Where: Mexico City, MX

Clemson Literary Festival

Each morning of the three-day event will begin with a Book Fair at the Cooper Library Bridge from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by readings and presentations across campus. All events are free and open to the public. ...

When: March 13 - March 15, 2024

    Where: Clemson, SC US

Time of the Writer

The Time of the Writer Festival is a captivating literary event that celebrates the profound impact of literature on South African society. ...

When: March 14 - March 21, 2024

    Where: Durban, ZA

Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival

The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival (BWRF) is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, celebrates creativity and diversity, as well as promoting lifelong learning for the Brimbank community. The 10 day festival program includes workshops, author talks, panel discussio...

When: March 14 - March 23, 2024

    Where: Brimbank, VIC AU

New Orleans Book Festival At Tulane

The New Orleans Book Festival will bring the world’s leading authors to Tulane University for a multi-day celebration of their works. The festival is free and open to the public. ...

When: March 14 - March 16, 2024

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

Palm Beach Book Festival

The Palm Beach Book Festival is an annual gathering of NY Times, best-selling award-winning, celebrity authors, taking place in the Palm Beaches....

When: March 15 - March 17, 2024

    Where: Boca Raton, FL US

Deptford Literature Festival

Celebrating the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance, the Festival features a host of talented writers, artists and organisations based in the area. It’s a literature festival with a difference, with the local community at its heart. Everyone is ...

When: March 16, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival is a world-class literary event that brings together leading authors and public figures in a magnificent setting in the central university area of Oxford city each year.The festival events mostly take place around two vibrant hubs in Oxford City Centre, namely the Blackwe...

When: March 16 - April 24, 2024

    Where: Oxford, England UK

Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

Whether you are an avid or casual reader, aspiring writer or published author, you will find something entertaining and intriguing at the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, a FREE day-long event that showcases 50+ best-selling mystery, suspense/thriller, horror, paranormal, science fiction, historica...

When: March 16, 2024

    Where: Suffolk, VA US

John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival

A free annual literary festival celebrating Appalachian authors hosted by Mountain Empire Community College. The Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest and Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest are also awarded during the festival. ...

When: March 17, 2024

    Where: Big Stone Gap, VA US

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival

Blak & Bright is a First Nations Literary Festival based in Melbourne. It's a four-day showcase celebrating the diverse expressions of First Nations writers, covering all genres, from songs to essays, oral stories to epic novels, and from plays to poetry. ...

When: March 17 - March 19, 2024

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Rosemount Writers Festival

A day-long celebration of the literary arts including: Writing and Publishing Workshops; a Book Fair featuring local authors, publishers, and vendors; Book Signings; and a chance to receive critiques of your work from publishing professionals
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When: March 17, 2024

    Where: Rosemount, MN US

Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. Featuring the annual Festival in March plus the year-round Shelf Life virtual event series, our programming offers something for readers of all levels and in...

When: March 20 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Charlottesville, VA US

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is a five-day New Orleans affair for writers, readers, and theater lovers. ...

When: March 20 - March 24, 2024

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

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: March 20 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Algonkian Park, VA US

National Black Writers Conference

The NBWC is dedicated to the exploration of emerging themes, trends and issues in Black American literature. It attracts writers, scholars, editors, agents, faculty, students, and the general public. It seeks to address the themes of stereotypes in Black literature, the direction of Black literatur...

When: March 20 - March 23, 2024

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

UND Writers Conference

Founded in 1970 and held every year since, the UND Writers Conference is a three-day event featuring six to eight authors annually ranging from Gwendolyn Brooks and August Wilson to Tommy Orange and Colson Whitehead. The UND Writers Conference is committed to community outreach, engagement, and find...

When: March 20 - March 22, 2024

    Where: Grand Forks, ND US

VERSeFest

VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, we feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, we have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in...

When: March 21 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Lichfield Literary Festival

The Lichfileld Literary Festival is an annual celebration of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. Held in March, Lichfield Literature Festival sees writers of all styles and genres convene in the ‘creative county’ for a series of talks, workshops and other literature-related events....

When: March 21 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Lichfield, England UK

Revival: Lost Southern Voices

Revival: Lost Southern Voices, a festival for readers, is a celebration of lost or underappreciated Southern writers’ work....

When: March 21 - March 23, 2024

    Where: Atlanta, GA US

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

An event for book lovers. Authors selling and signing their latest books in Centennial Park. Proceeds benefit the Venice Heritage Inc. ...

When: March 22 - March 23, 2024

    Where: Venice, FL US

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

The Festival’s aim is to widen and enhance the long-standing friendship that exists between Ireland, France and other French-speaking countries. It welcomes writers in both the English and Irish languages, together with writers of the wider francophone world. Each year the festival presents a cent...

When: March 22 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Juniper Literary Festival

Inaugurated in 2001, the Juniper Literary Festival showcases exciting new writing and explores issues vital to the literary arts, helping to ensure their vitality, plurality and accessibility. ...

When: March 22 - March 23, 2024

    Where: Amherst, MA US

Alderney Literary Festival

The Alderney Literary Trust promotes the enjoyment of literature on our lovely Channel Island of Alderney. Every year in the Spring, we hold The Alderney Literary Festival, a long weekend dedicated to exploring and enjoying history through books. ...

When: March 22 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Alderney, Channel Is GG

Books on the Bay

Cape Town - Simon’s Town, known for its serene and picturesque vistas, soaked in rich history and ready-to-be-told stories, is to become the location for one of the biggest literary festivals this year. The festival will comprise 19 events across seven venues, including readings, panel discussions...

When: March 22 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Simons Town, Cape Town ZA

Clunes Booktown Festival

In 2007 the first Booktown (Booktown for a Day) was held attracting over 6,000 visitors. Since then a two day festival, Clunes Booktown Festival has been held annually in May. Over 60 booktraders from around Australia bring stock to the town and set up shop for the weekend. Street entertainment, foo...

When: March 23 - March 24, 2024

    Where: Clunes, VIC AU

Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

The Liberty States Fiction Writers presents two full days of activities to develop and promote writers of all levels of experience and every genre, as well as the opportunity to pitch works to prominent editors and literary agents. A separate Reader Track will offer those who love a good read the ch...

When: March 23, 2024

    Where: Hamilton, NJ US

Books By The Bay Festival

Books By The Bay is a free, family-friendly festival for all ages, featuring best-selling and notable authors, industry speakers, literary exhibitors, author signings, stage performances, poetry and children’s book readings, costumed characters, a scavenger hunt, and local guided literary walks, p...

When: March 23, 2024

    Where: Pensacola, FL US

Mobile Literary Festival

Brought to you by the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Writers’ Guild, and the Metro Mobile Reading Council, join Mobile’s top literary talent for FREE creative writing workshops, The Haunted Book Shop Pop-up Shop, the Mobile Writers’ Guild Pitch War, poetry readings, storytelling, youth ...

When: March 23, 2024

    Where: Mobile, AL US

Somerset Storyfest

Somerset Storyfest is a nationally recognised youth literature organisation based on the Gold Coast. Delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year, Storyfest nurtures emerging writers and provides opportunities for readers an...

When: March 25 - March 27, 2024

    Where: Mudgeeraba, QLD AU

Norwescon

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer-operated regional conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspect...

When: March 28 - March 31, 2024

    Where: SeaTac, WA US

Mississippi Banned Book Festival

Mississippi will host its first-ever Banned Books Festival on March 25 in response to school districts removing scores of library books that have yet to be “approved.” Angie Thomas, whose novel, &...

When: TBD

    Where: Jackson, MS US

April 2024

WCU Spring Literary Festival

Western Carolina University’s annual Spring Literary Festival has a long tradition of bringing established and emerging literary talent to our campus and region. It reflects WCU’s commitment to providing the best humanities education possible to its students and to bringing the best of t...

When: April 01 - April 04, 2024

    Where: Cullowhee, NC US

Oxford Conference for the Book

Founded by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Square Books, the Oxford Conference for the Book brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, artists, poets, publishers, teachers, students, and literacy advocates for three days of conversation in the literary town of Oxf...

When: April 03 - April 05, 2024

    Where: Oxford, MS US

Beall Poetry Festival

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

When: April 03 - April 05, 2024

    Where: Waco, TX US

Emerging Writers Festival

Each spring, the English Department at Franklin & Marshall College hosts its annual Emerging Writers Festival, dedicated to championing the work of writers early in their careers. Since its inception in 2002, the Festival has been a collaborative effort between students and faculty, bringing people ...

When: April 03 - April 05, 2024

    Where: Lancaster, PA US

Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival

Agnes Scott College Annual Writers’ Festival has been inviting distinguished writers to campus to read their works, teach and talk with students since 1972. The Festival includes a writing contest in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and dramatic writing and visiting writers reading and ho...

When: April 04 - April 05, 2024

    Where: Decatur, GA US

Oracles of the Bush

Tenterfield’s Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing of the event is set to coincide with Tenterfield’s brilliant autumn - April is resplendent in a cloak of red, orange, gold and yellow providing the pe...

When: April 04 - April 07, 2024

    Where: Tenterfield, NSW AU

Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference

Tennessee Mountain Writers is a non-profit organization that promotes literary arts and supports the work of Tennessee writers and others, regardless of geographic location. The Annual Conference held each April includes workshops on writing for young people, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, editing, in...

When: April 04 - April 06, 2024

    Where: Oak Ridge, TN US

Sherborne Travel Writing Festival

Ten of the UK’s finest travel writers are coming to Sherborne to transport readers, listeners, armchair and intrepid travellers alike towards the four corners of the globe. ...

When: April 05 - April 07, 2024

    Where: Sherborne, England UK

Newcastle Writers Festival

The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions - half of which were free. In 2014, the festival was enhanced by the addition of a popular children’s program. More than 100 writers participated in the extended...

When: April 05 - April 07, 2024

    Where: Newcastle, NSW AU

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

A celebration of Southern writing and culture, the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival takes place in and around the charming town of New Iberia, and features authors, social events, panel discussions, and more. The popular annual gathering draws bibliophiles, arts enthusiasts, lovers of Louisia...

When: April 05 - April 07, 2024

    Where: New Iberia, LA US

NOAZ Book Festival

A festival of literary art, culture, and community on the colorado plateau w/ readings, panels, workshops, contests & more...

When: April 05 - April 15, 2024

    Where: Flagstaff, AZ US

Carrollton BookFest

The Carrollton Writers Guild is excited to announce its inaugural BookFest on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Carrollton Center for the Arts to promote and advance literature in Georgia. Keynote speaker will be Bren McClain, acclaimed author of “One Good Mama Bone” and winner of the Willie Morri...

When: April 05 - April 06, 2024

    Where: Carrollton, GA US

Romance Author & Reader Event

Meet a mix of traditional and self-published authors of romance fiction. Designed to connect readers and writers, RARE holds multiple events each year in cities around the world....

When: April 06, 2024

    Where: Paris, FR

Minnesota Writing Workshop

The Minnesota Writing Workshop is a two-day “How to Get Published” writing event in typically in St. Paul, MN. It recurs each year. All writers are welcome....

When: April 06, 2024

    Where: St. Paul, MN US

gritLIT - Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival

gritLIT was established in November, 2004, by Hamilton writer and writing teacher Krista Foss. It started as a small, intimate festival, with readings taking place in the Staircase Theatre. Over the past seven years, gritLIT has evolved into a larger-scale and wider-reaching endeavor. It has spread ...

When: April 07 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and b...

When: April 08 - April 11, 2024

    Where: Bologna, IT

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: April 08 - April 11, 2024

    Where: Acton, MA US

Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival annually draws approximately 400 visitors to USM and Hattiesburg annually, including librarians, educators and fans of the genre who enjoy and benefit from the event’s programing that includes lectures and workshops featuring renowned authors and illustrators and oth...

When: April 10 - April 12, 2024

    Where: Hattiesburg, MS US

Left Coast Crime

Left Coast Crime is a convention of fans and authors who gather during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western North America (as defined by the Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii) to celebrate crime fiction. Happens annually in different cities....

When: April 11 - April 14, 2024

    Where: Seattle, WA US

Festival of Faith and Writing

The biennial writing festival at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrating matters of faith. The Festival of Faith and Writing gathers poets, novelists, publishers, musicians, academics, poets, playwrights, editors, screenwriters, agents, journalists, students, and readers to explore the...

When: April 11 - April 13, 2024

    Where: Grand Rapids, MI US

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Held each spring, the Las Vegas Writers Conference is dedicated to helping writers of all genres improve their craft, sharpen their business skills, and network with publishing professionals. ...

When: April 11 - April 13, 2024

    Where: Las Vegas, NV US

Get Lit! Literary Arts Festival

The Get Lit! Festival began in 1998 as a one-day marathon of literary readings sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press and EWU’s Department of Creative Writing. Then The Spokesman-Review lovingly called it the little literary festival that could, and they were right. By 2004, the audience...

When: April 11 - April 14, 2024

    Where: Spokane, WA US

North Shore Writers Festival

Nestled between the towering, white-capped North Shore mountains and the deep blue waters of the Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Writers Festival brings Canadian authors and readers together to celebrate Canadian literature....

When: April 12 - April 13, 2024

    Where: Vancouver , BC CA

Washington Romance Writers Retreat and Conference

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

When: April 12 - April 14, 2024

    Where: Arlington, VA US

Paris Book Festival

Over 800 authors, publishers and booksellers will be present to celebrate all books and reading in all its forms. In addition, filmmakers, actors, visual artists, musicians... will also be invited to participate in this great festival of culture and reading, between musical readings, drawing meeting...

When: April 12 - April 14, 2024

    Where: Paris, FR

HopeWords

HopeWords Writers’ Conference is an annual event at Bluefield College bringing in top Christian authors, world-class thinkers and writers. HopeWords is committed to that decidedly Christian work of imagination, believing that life breaks forth in unexpected places in unexpected ways....

When: April 12 - April 13, 2024

    Where: Bluefield, WV US

BAM Festival

BAM Festival, a books, art, and music convention for authors, illustrators, and performers who write for children and young adults, provides a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers, students, families and the community to share their love of books....

When: April 13, 2024

    Where: West Palm Beach, FL US

San Antonio Book Festival

The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater pe...

When: April 13, 2024

    Where: San Antonio, TX US

Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown

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

When: April 13 - April 14, 2024

    Where: Johnstown, PA US

A Rally of Writers

Held every spring for the past 35 years (except for the two Covid years) in Lansing, Michigan, A Rally of Writers features 16 sessions of Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing every aspect of writing and the publishing business. Choose among four sessions that run simu...

When: April 13, 2024

    Where: Lansing, MI 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: April 13, 2024

    Where: Fishbourne, West Sussex, England UK

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: April 17 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Cambridge, England UK

Youngstown State University English Festival

An annual 3-day program that promotes and cultivates reading and writing, reaching out to about 3,000 students in grades 7-12 from Northeast OH and Western PA....

When: April 17 - April 19, 2024

    Where: Youngstown, OH US

Verses Festival of Words

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

When: April 18 - May 27, 2024

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is an award-winning 10-day Festival held annually in March. A blended Festival of 50+ digital, outdoor and venue-based events held online and at accessible spaces in Huddersfield, HLF champions accessibility, diversity and under-represented groups....

When: April 18 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Huddersfield, England UK

Spring Fling Writers Conference

Three day hybrid writing conference hosted by Chicago-North Romance Writers featuring masterclasses, workshops and webinars for published and unpublished writers, keynote speeches, pitch appointments with editors and agents, networking, a silent auction, open to the public book signing and a gala ba...

When: April 18 - April 20, 2024

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Chanticleer Authors Conference

The Chanticleer Authors Conference is an event unlike any other. We host a wide variety of guest speakers and experts that wow experienced authors and help new authors take their publishing game to the next level. ...

When: April 18 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Bellingham, WA US

Unbound Book Festival

Unbound is a book festival in Columbia, Missouri bringing together readers and writers to inspire a lifelong love of books and reading. ...

When: April 18 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Columbia, MO US

Frye Festival

The Frye Festival is Canada’s only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The Frye Festival offers the best of local, Canadian and international authors, including children’s authors, graphic novelists, storytellers, poets, playwrights, spoke...

When: April 19 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Moncton, NB CA

Bibury Literary Festival

Bibury Literary Festival (BibLit) is an annual event that brings authors and book lovers together into the heart of the English countryside. ...

When: April 19 - April 24, 2024

    Where: Bibury, England UK

Abergavenny Writing Festival

Readings, talks, workshops, and writing activities for all at the Abergavenny Writing Festival. The aim of the event is to get people together to find inspiration, have fun and get writing. There’s always an eclectic line-up of local talent including poets, songwriters, journalists, storytellers, ...

When: April 19 - April 20, 2024

    Where: Abergavenny, Wales UK

Midwest Literary Walk

For more than a decade this unique literary event has showcased more than 60 award-winning authors and poets at historic venues throughout downtown Chelsea. It includes author talks, book signings, and is free and open to the public. ...

When: April 20, 2024

    Where: Chelsea, MI US

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists ...

When: April 20 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

Ohioana Book Festival

Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 140 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year....

When: April 20, 2024

    Where: Columbus, OH US

SwanCon

The longest continuously running science fiction convention in Australia, Swancon celebrates all genres of speculative fiction with panels, discussions, and activities....

When: April 20 - April 21, 2024

    Where: Perth, WA AU

Wrexham Carnival of Words

A week-long annual event with a mixture of Thriller, Horror, Historical, Romance and more, the Wrexham Carnival of Words has become a fixture in the literary calendar in Wales and the borderlands attracting a diverse range of well-known authors. ...

When: April 20 - April 27, 2024

    Where: Wrexham, Wales UK

San Diego Writing Workshop

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

When: April 20, 2024

    Where: San Diego, CA US

Red Clay Writers Conference

The annual Red Clay Writers Conference encourages & inspires writers through literary events that focus on the art & craft of writing....

When: April 20 - April 16, 2024

    Where: Kennesaw, GA US

CityLit Festival

The CityLit Festival is a free, day-long celebration of literature, offering panels, readings, informational sessions, craft intensives, one-on-one critiques, and keynote speeches. Over 80 poets and writers are featured, including established and emerging authors, who cover challenging and diverse t...

When: April 20, 2024

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Fest

BookFest is a wonderful, fun-filled day for children and adults alike. Renowned authors and illustrators come from across Canada to present their work, tell stories about their creations and lives, and inspire youth through literature and art....

When: April 22 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Nanaimo, BC CA

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Five days and over one hundred events at this Irish festival of literature that features big-name authors from around the world. ...

When: April 23 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Galway City, Connacht IE

Guernsey Literary Festival

The festival attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, from biography to travel. We also organise a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting aut...

When: April 23 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Guernsey , Channel Is UK

New Voices Festival

Ithaca’s annual literary festival, the New Voices Festival, features panel discussions, and evening readings.
All events are free and open to the public. ...

When: April 24 - April 26, 2024

    Where: Ithaca, NY US

Blue Metropolis Montreal Literary Festival

Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit and charitable organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing. The Foundation produces multilingual literary activities, such as the Blue Met International Literary Festival,...

When: April 25 - April 30, 2024

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

Paisley Book Festival

The Paisley Book Festival has creativity and innovation at the heart of its programming, showcasing some of the best and most diverse voices being published today in Scotland and beyond. ...

When: April 25 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Paisley, Scotland UK

Chipping Norton Literary Festival

ChipLitFest has earned its reputation as one of the friendliest and most innovative festivals, bringing a wide-ranging array of writers, poets, public figures and creative people to the town and drawing large and lively audiences from a wide area....

When: April 25 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Chipping Norton, England UK

Printed Matter Art Book Fair

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. ...

When: April 25 - April 28, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

Interracial Romance Authors’ Expo

A three-day weekend bringing together and celebrating readers and authors of interracial romance. ...

When: April 25 - April 27, 2024

    Where: Daytona Beach, FL US

Sorrento Writers Festival

The brainchild of award-winning journalist, podcaster, former bookshop owner and Festival Director Corrie Perkin, the not-for-profit event will encourage deep thinking and compelling conversations via meet the author events, keynote speeches, panel discussions, a business seminar, readings, musical ...

When: April 25 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Sorrento, VIC AU

English Riviera Literature Festival

The English Riviera Literature Festival offers a packed programme of literary-themed events, creative activities for children and adults, fascinating author talks and readings as well as a chance to meet published and aspiring writers....

When: April 25 - April 27, 2024

    Where: Devon, England UK

Bournemouth Writing Festival

A weekend extravaganza of free and ticketed talks, walks, seminars, panels, performances and workshops for writers wanting to write....

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Dorset, England UK

Malice Domestic

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention that takes place each year in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Malice celebrates the Traditional Mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explici...

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Bethseda, MD US

North Texas Teen Book Festival

The NTTBF is a free book festival created to celebrate teen literature, from both Middle Grade and YA authors. Authors and readers come together for a full day of conversation, book signings, panels and readings....

When: April 26 - April 27, 2024

    Where: Irving, TX US

Newburyport Literary Festival

The Newburyport Literary Association, Inc., was founded in 2005 and hosts an annual Festival that brings together readers and writers for a weekend of readings, panel discussions, and other book-related events. ...

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Newburyport, MA US

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham Book Festival is a Not For Profit CIC and delivers an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in April/May each year. It has grown significantly since its first Festival in 2006 into an important part of the regional arts calendar. ...

When: April 26 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Hexham, England UK

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

PPWC is a 3-day fiction-writing conference for writers of all levels, indie and traditionally published, featuring a variety of craft and business workshops, acquiring editors/agents and well-known authors across a variety of genres. ...

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Colorado Springs, CO US

Llandeilo Lit Fest

Literature Festival in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, held every last weekend in April since 2017....

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Llandeilo, Wales UK

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival brings people together to hear authors from a variety of liter­ary genres, and speakers who discuss advances being made in science, technology, and medicine. At a time when the art of listening seems to be disappearing, the need for civil discourse has never been ...

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Sonoma, CA US

Ridges & Rivers Book Festival

Celebrate reading, writing, creativity, and community in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Brought to you by the Driftless Writing Center and the McIntosh Memorial Library, we have something fun planned for everyone. If you love reading or writing, you won’t want to miss this event. All of the festival events e...

When: April 26 - April 27, 2024

    Where: Viroqua, WI US

Black Comic Book Festival

The Black Comic Book Festival brings together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features pane...

When: April 26 - April 27, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

Word of South Festival

Word of [South], a festival of literature and music, is a unique blend of writers and musicians and an exploration of the relationship between the two disciplines. Beginning with our first festival in 2015, the festival showcases authors who write about music, musicians who also are authors, authors...

When: April 26 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Tallahassee, FL US

Annapolis Book Festival

The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Join the Key School for activities, music, refreshments, and more. Every year thousands of people enjoy this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The F...

When: April 27, 2024

    Where: Annapolis, MD US

Orlando Book Festival

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels and talks from bestselling authors from all over the state....

When: April 27, 2024

    Where: Orlando, FL US

Plunkett Poetry Festival

The Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, held in April each year, was established in 2002 to honor the memory and accomplishments of Terry Plunkett, an English professor at the University of Maine at Augusta for nearly thirty years. ...

When: April 27, 2024

    Where: Augusta, GA US

Colonsay Book Festival

The Colonsay Book Festival is one of the smallest and most remote literary events in the UK, held on the beautiful island of Colonsay in glorious springtime. ...

When: April 27 - April 28, 2024

    Where: Colonsay, Scotland UK

Towers and Tales

Towers and Tales is an annual festival, held in Lismore Castle, celebrating the magic of contemporary children’s literature and illustration....

When: April 27, 2024

    Where: Lismore, Co. Waterf IE

Bluegrass Writers Coalition Conference of Writers

The Bluegrass Writers Coalition is sponsoring a multi-genre annual Conference of Writers at the Frankfort Country Club which is open to all. There will be workshops, readings, guests, and books. Ticket price includes access to general sessions, breakout sessions, a conference bookstore, and lunch ca...

When: April 27, 2024

    Where: Frankfort, KY US

Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, held in historic downtown Brampton. The FOLD provides one-of-a-kind events for kids and adults that engage readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and underrepresen...

When: April 28 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Little Grassy Literary Festival

Hosted by graduate students from SIU’s MFA creative writing program, the festival provides an opportunity for students and community members to hear from renowned literary authors. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Carbondale, IL US

University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

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

When: TBD

    Where: Champaign, IL US

U. S. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair

The Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair, Inc. is a celebration of the imagination and a toast to compelling ideas. A premier destination for bibliophiles, literary aficionados, readers, mus...

When: TBD

    Where: Golden Grove, St Croix VI

SouthWord Literary Festival

The SouthWord Literary Festival is in its 40th year and is being held in Chattanooga, Tenn. It will feature readings, conversations, panel discussions and book signings from Southern writers. There wi...

When: TBD

    Where: Chattanooga, TN US

Funny Pages

Canada’s only festival devoted to books that crack kids up. We believe humour can introduce even the most reluctant reader to the joy of books - and even the most reluctant writer to the joy of putt...

When: TBD

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

Edmonton Poetry Festival

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

When: TBD

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

Sparks Literary Festival

Unique in the St. John's area, the SPARKS Literary Festival features emerging and established Newfoundland writers in a variety of genres, along with featured visiting writers, reading from their...

When: TBD

    Where: St John's, NL CA

1000 Islands Writers Festival

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival is our unique celebration of the power of storytelling through words, music and art in the charming historic town of Gananoque, Ontario. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Gananoque, ON CA

Waverly Book Festival

A collaboration of literary excellence showcasing Baltimore authors, publishers, illustrators and more, with a series of events and programs at local bookstores and businesses. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

YATL CON 2023

A one-day conference featuring authors and literary agents representing Young Adult fiction and nonfiction, YATL CON 2023 offers you everything you need to know to succeed as a writer of Young Adult. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Decatur, GA US

May 2024

WOWFest

Throughout the entire month of May, our annual literature festival, WoWFEST, offers a programme of local, national and international writers, performers, commentators and artists. ...

When: May 01 - May 31, 2024

    Where: Liverpool, England UK

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: May 01 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Stratford-upon-Avon, England UK

Ottawa International Spring 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: May 02 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Ottawa, ON 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: May 02 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Bendigo, VIC AU

Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference

Enjoy sessions with publishing experts who can provide career-advancing knowledge. Speakers on legal issues, short stories, writing for film, editing, literary agents and publicists. Space is also provided for attendees to sell their books....

When: May 02 - May 04, 2024

    Where: Oklahoma City, OK US

Deepings Literary Festival

Deepings Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too. Over three days at the end of April, the Deepings will host a stellar cast of writers of both fiction and non-fiction, storytellers and folk singers. ...

When: May 02 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Deepings, England UK

Cromarty Crime & Thrillers Weekend

Join us in the picturesque coastal village of Cromarty for talks, book signings, Q&A sessions, writing workshops, movie night and a spectacular Gala Night entertainment all organised by the Cromarty Arts Trust. ...

When: May 03 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Cromarty, Ross-shire, Scotland UK

Dunes Lit Fest

Valparaiso University and Porter County Public Library invite you to join us at the inaugural Dunes Lit Fest! This community event will celebrate reading, writing, and creativity by highlighting national award winning and local children’s authors on our main stage. Families of all ages are welcome...

When: May 04, 2024

    Where: Valparaiso, IN US

Strokestown International Poetry Festival

The festival consists of readings from poets across the spectrum, well-known and new voices - approximately twenty-four readings over three days. The Strokestown festival is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the festi...

When: May 04 - May 06, 2024

    Where: Strokestown, Co. Ros IE

LitFest in the Dena

Founded in 2012, LitFest Pasadena is the free, community literary festival with over 200 authors, publishers, editors, agents, and poets participating in over 60 panel discussions, readings, and workshops at venues throughout Playhouse Village. ...

When: May 04 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Pasadena, CA US

Hudson Children's Book Festival

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, is held each year in the historic city of Hudson, NY, and strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and gr...

When: May 04, 2024

    Where: Hudson, NY US

Montclair Literary Festival

Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view. Working closely with the Montclair Public Library, Montclair Art Museum, Watchung Booksellers and a team of local volunteers, the festival will a...

When: May 04, 2024

    Where: Montclair, NJ US

YALLWEST Book Festival

Over 60 authors and presenters including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable TV, film, video game, and comic creators. A day of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock ’n’ roll, killer photo ops & general g...

When: May 04, 2024

    Where: Santa Monica, CA US

Decatur Children's Book Festival

This Event Will Feature Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Picture Books, Middle Grade Literature, and Graphic Novels — As Well as a Dedicated Young Adult Stage...

When: May 04 - May 05, 2024

    Where: Decatur, GA US

Ullapool Book Festival

The first Ullapool Book Festival was held in May 2005. It was founded by a group of literary enthusiasts in Ullapool Entertainments, the local voluntary arts organisation founded in 1982.<P>
The aim is to run an annual book festival the purpose of which is to promote and encourage the s...

When: May 05 - May 06, 2024

    Where: Ullapool, Scotland UK

Chipping Campden Literature Festival

A much loved literature festival in the heart of the Cotswolds and only a 20 minute drive from The Old Post Office. Our programme covers fiction, poetry, and non-fiction including biography and memoir, and we have events on royalty, spying, fraud, history, politics, celebrity, journalism, nature, ru...

When: May 06 - May 12, 2024

    Where: Chipping Campden, England UK

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Festival of Literature is an annual literature festival held in Swindon, Wiltshire, England since 1994....

When: May 06 - May 12, 2024

    Where: Swindon, England UK

Nonfiction Writers Conference

Since the Nonfiction Writers Conference began in 2010, our mission has always been to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. This allows more people to attend from around the world, saving valuable time and travel expenses. It also delivers powerful access to sp...

When: May 08 - May 10, 2024

    Where: Gold River, CA US

Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival

The Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival is an annual event that celebrates books, storytelling, and ideas. It is held in Featherston, a vibrant and generous Pae Tu Mokai, New Zealand community. The festival features a wide range of events, including book readings, discussions, workshops, and mor...

When: May 08 - May 10, 2024

    Where: Featherstone, North Isla NZ

Crimefest

CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world, it gives all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and i...

When: May 09 - May 12, 2024

    Where: Bristol, England UK

Melbourne Writers Festival

MWF brings writers and readers together to be inspired, challenged and thrilled by an intelligent, rousing and diverse program of books and ideas....

When: May 09 - May 12, 2024

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

City College Poetry Festival

Initiated in 1972 and known as New York City’s "Woodstock of the Spoken Word," the Spring Poetry Festival brings to the stage New York City public school students, college students, CCNY faculty and alumni, and guest artists of every poetic stripe, all reading their own work.

When: May 10, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Taking place in various locations in Fowey, Cornwall’s premier literary festival features a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians, and artists. Organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, it is staged in the beautiful riverside town of Fowey, which was home to Daphne du Maurier and S...

When: May 10 - May 18, 2024

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

Boswell Book Festival

The world’s only book festival dedicated to biography and memoir. Normally held at the magnificent Dumfries House, the Festival has become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Scotland and has attracted a host of writers and personalities such as Judi Dench, John Byrne, Ben Macintyre, M...

When: May 10 - May 12, 2024

    Where: Ayrshire, Scotland 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. It’s held across three weekends in May....

When: May 11 - May 26, 2024

    Where: Queenscliff, VIC AU

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books (GPFB) showcases Pittsburgh’s historic, vital role on the national and international literary stage. Readers, writers, booksellers, publishers, critics, educators, and neighbors will connect with, learn from, and support each other. With free, diverse pro...

When: May 11, 2024

    Where: Pittsburgh, PA US

Dallas is Lit!

Featuring readings, performances, workshops and a book fair, the Dallas Is Lit! lineup shines a light on all the ways we’re a literary city, from rom-com lit fans to collage poets, from bookbinding to drag queen storytime. Anchored in the heart of the city — in Dallas’ beautiful Oak Cliff ...

When: May 13 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Dallas, TX US

New England Independent Booksellers Association Spring Forum

NEIBA’s Spring Forum is a two-day event full of author presentations, education, and community building....

When: May 14 - May 15, 2024

    Where: Manchester, NH US

Forest of Reading Festival of Trees

The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading and the Festival of Trees occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape. The Forest of Reading is Canada ’s largest recreational reading programme of its kind. Every year, more than 250,000 Ontario children read and vote f...

When: May 14 - May 16, 2024

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Auckland Writers Festival

Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o T?maki is the largest annual literary festival in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1999. It has about 200 public events each year featuring local and international writers as guests. ...

When: May 14 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Auckland, NZ

Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

The Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference (LGRWC) is a unique creative experience for writers which aspires to foster reading, writing, creativity, and a sense of place in Transylvania County. The conference features nationally renowned writers who give public readings of their work and lead work...

When: May 16 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Brevard, NC US

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival

Each year in May, thousands of book lovers, readers, writers, publishers, academics, and scholars converge on downtown Greensboro for the annual Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. We create a space for readers and writers to come together and share stories and experiences. We hope that by providing...

When: May 16 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Greensboro, NC US

Bude Literary Festival

The festival features workshops and events for all the family in addition to visits from well-known authors. The festival also includes a school programme, that sees over 14 events with wonderful opportunities for the children to become immersed in the literary world, and meet some of their favourit...

When: May 16 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Bude, England UK

Charleston Festival

Charleston Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious interdisciplinary festivals in the world with around 100 speakers and 40 events staged over 10 days. It celebrates the creativity, intellectual curiosity, radicalism and openness of the artists, writers and thinkers of the Bloomsbury grou...

When: May 16 - May 27, 2024

    Where: Firle, Lewes, England UK

Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference

The conference features panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussions on building suspense, getting into print, Black women’s biography, and more....

When: May 16 - May 17, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

International Literature Festival Dublin

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent and the country’s mos...

When: May 17 - May 26, 2024

    Where: Dublin, IE

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community. Each year, the festival brings an array of thoug...

When: May 17 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Margaret River, WA AU

Maine Romance Writers Retreat

Maine Romance Writers strongly supports our members through education, advocacy, networking, support and recognition of the romance genre. The MRW annual retreat weekend features speakers on a variety of topics related to researching, writing, and self-promotion....

When: May 17 - May 18, 2024

    Where: Portland, ME US

Word on the Lake Writers Festival

A major literary event bringing together writers, readers, editors and publishers in an exciting & stimulating three day festival....

When: May 17 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Salmon Arm, BC CA

Santa Fe Literary Festival

The Santa Fe Literary Festival is a three-day event taking place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. It features big-stage presentations and intimate conversations with authors from near and far, exploring topics such as politics, race, immigration, the environment, sustainability, and more...

When: May 17 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Santa Fe, NM US

Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival

A three-day festival comprising over 50 separate events including author talks, workshops, poetry readings and performances, panel discussions and lively conversation. ...

When: May 17 - May 18, 2024

    Where: Kyogle, NSW AU

Franschhoek Literary Festival

For three days Franschhoek in South Africa becomes a bustling get-together of readers, writers, booksellers and publishers. The Franschhoek Literary Festival runs annually on the third weekend in May, starting on Friday and ending Sunday.

The FLF provides a platform for open and prog...

When: May 17 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Western Cape, ZA

Burnham-On-Sea Book Festival

Expect talks, workshops and readings across several genres, including crime, historical, young adult, children’s, literary and non-fiction. Events will be held at The Princess Theatre and Burnham Library and will include local authors and well-known figures on the literary scene. The festival ...

When: May 17 - May 19, 2024

    Where: Somerset, England UK

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing. Since 2002, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been at the heart of Alaska’s growing literary community....

When: May 18 - May 21, 2024

    Where: Homer, AK US

Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. ...

When: May 18, 2024

    Where: Gaithersburg, MD US

Newark Book Fest

A lively celebration of books and reading in Newark Ohio, third Saturday in May....

When: May 18, 2024

    Where: Newark, OH US

European Writers Festival

This is a unique opportunity to come together to enjoy some of the best European prose and poetry in English translation, and to ensure that the cultural networks and exchanges between Britain and Europe continue to thrive as we forge new paths and tackle the challenges of our times....

When: May 18 - May 19, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting....

When: May 18, 2024

    Where: Gaithersburg, MD US

Sydney Writers’ Festival

The Sydney Writers’ Festival brings together thousands of diverse writers and thinkers worldwide each year to discuss pressing issues. Over 400 writers take part in 300 events to an audience of 80,000, of which a third are free, while regional libraries and community centers are also included ...

When: May 20 - May 26, 2024

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Mountain Words Festival

Mountain Words is Crested Butte’s most beloved celebration of literature, stories and ideas. The festival has something for everyone, including panels, readings, theater, kids’ events, gallery receptions, workshops, films, parties and other delights.

Held at the Center for the ...

When: May 23 - May 26, 2024

    Where: Crested Butte, CO US

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts

The Hay Festival, founded in 1988, offers a fortnight of live and online conversations, debates and performances, and an inspiring, free Programme for Schools. ...

When: May 23 - June 02, 2024

    Where: Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales UK

Flemington Summer Book Fest

Flemington Summer Book Fest is the largest Memorial Day Book Festival on the East Coast.

The annual festival is presented by the borough’s Act 2 Books, 24 Central Station in Turntable Junction.

The fest is anchored by the Colossal Tent Event, a sale of more than ...

When: May 25 - May 27, 2024

    Where: Flemington, NJ US

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference began nearly four decades ago as a spirit-filled environment where writers could move forward in their writing journey and publishing dreams. The legacy event is focused on God’s path for each writer, and the conference is dedicated to meeting ...

When: May 26 - May 30, 2024

    Where: Ridgecrest, NC US

ThrillerFest

ThrillerFest is the annual conference of International Thriller Writers and the premier event of the year for thriller fans, authors, and publishing professionals. This unique, popular, and rapidly expanding gathering was created in 2005 by several bestselling authors to bring thousands of writers, ...

When: May 28 - June 01, 2024

    Where: New York, NY US

Catholic Writers Conference

The conference, held in conjunction with the Association of Catholic Publishers, offers two days of speakers on various writing and publishing topics, followed by a third day of pitch sessions by appointment....

When: May 28 - May 30, 2024

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Listowel Writers’ Week

Listowel Writers’ Week is an international acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel, County Kerry. At the heart of this annual celebration is a commitment to developing and p...

When: May 29 - June 02, 2024

    Where: Listowel, Co Kerry IE

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane in September each year, as well as a year-round program of exciting events. ...

When: May 29 - June 02, 2024

    Where: Brisbane, QLD AU

Words on the Waves Writers Festival

Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Please join us for conversations, book signings with your favourite authors, workshops, a kids’ program and more. ...

When: May 29 - June 03, 2024

    Where: Umina Beach, NSW AU

Ilminster Literary Festival

Although Ilminster Literary Festival is small compared with some, it’s perfectly formed! That’s helped to make it a highlight of the town’s annual cultural calendar.

Since it began in 2016, ILF has attracted enthusiastic support from the community and wide-ranging speakers from ...

When: May 30 - June 06, 2024

    Where: Ilminster, Somerset, England UK

Capital Crime

Our fresh and innovative festival programme features leading crime and thriller creatives. Capital Crime welcomes some of the world’s favourite authors and filmmakers to London. We bring the best of everything crime and thriller to fans....

When: May 30 - June 01, 2024

    Where: London, England UK

StokerCon

StokerCon has been a long-celebrated convention for authors of the horror genre. It is an all-inclusive event where writers of the horror world’s many subgenres may convene to share ideas, pitch their new projects, and revel in their weirdness. ...

When: May 30 - June 02, 2024

    Where: San Diego, CA US

Cymera Festival

Cymera is Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing....

When: May 31 - June 02, 2024

    Where: Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Yukon Writers Festival

In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to merge the Young Authors’ Conference (YAC) and the National Book Festival into the more far-reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival. The goal was to h...

When: TBD

    Where: Whitehorse, YK CA

Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy present the Little Haiti Book Festival featuring authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, workshops for writers, storytelling and hands-on activities for childr...

When: TBD

    Where: Miami, FL US

PEN World Voices Festival

The World Voices Festival, founded in 2004 by Salman Rushdie, Michael Roberts, and Esther Allen, is PEN America’s celebration of international literature and writers. Honoring our organization’s ...

When: TBD

    Where: New York City, NY US

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival

This packed programme of events will bring together some of the nation’s favourite writers, whilst also showcasing exciting new voices and some of the best in children’s literature. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Tunbridge Wells, England UK

Books in Bloom

An event rooted in the spirit and of Columbia’s diverse and forward-thinking community, Books in Bloom is an annual celebration of the joy of books and reading. Since 2017, the festival has brought ...

When: TBD

    Where: Columbia, MD US

BIPOC Book Fest

The annual BIPOC Book Fest is a two-day festival centered on writers of color and a showcase of literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other marginalized communi...

When: TBD

    Where: Houston, TX US

LiterASIAN

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

When: TBD

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Alliance Française Dublin Comic Book Festival

Alliance Française Dublin and Illustrators Ireland celebrate seven years of Fête de l’Illustration & de la Bande Dessinée, bringing together French and Irish talent to showcase the growing pl...

When: TBD

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

Raymond Carver Writing Festival

The festival is a free celebration of the art of writing and one of its greatest practitioners. RCWF participants can enjoy a reception, presentations and informational displays, and an outdoor poetr...

When: TBD

    Where: Clatskanie, OR US

Aye Write

Aye Write is Glasgow’s annual book festival, bringing writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond to the heart of Scotland’s largest city. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Glasgow, Scotland UK

Addi Road Writers’ Festival

The Addi Road Writers’ Festival is an annual literary and storytelling event in Sydney’s Inner West. This is a free, family and pet-friendly day, though some panels may contain content and languag...

When: TBD

    Where: Marrickville, NSW AU

NEOWA Spring Safari

A fun weekend for members of the New England Outdoor Writers Association to network and relax. Hunting and fishing is available, while seminars fill out the weekend, which concludes with a banquet. ...

When: TBD

    Where: , VT US

Montreal YA Fest

Montreal and Quebec’s only festival of its kind that brings authors of the Young Adult genre from across North America for a full-day interactive event....

When: TBD

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

U.S. Book Show

Open to librarians and booksellers, book media, the book publishing community and allied vendors and publishing professionals, attendees will enjoy a wide array of book and author panels; programming ...

When: TBD

    Where: New York City, NY 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, an...

When: TBD

    Where: Wakefield, PQ CA

Calabash International Literary Festival

A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. It’s the only annual international literary fest...

When: TBD

    Where: St Elizabeth, JM

NorthWords NWT Literary Festival

A summer literary festival in Yellowknife that would support northern and Aboriginal writers by allowing them to share the stage with established writers from southern Canada. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Yellowknife, NT CA

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

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

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

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

Montgomeryshire Literary Festival

The Montgomeryshire Literary Festival celebrates writing in Wales and the Welsh borders, with an annual festival circulating through key locations in Montgomeryshire....

When: June 07 - June 09, 2024

    Where: Montgomery, Powys, Wales 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

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

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

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

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 18 - June 22, 2024

    Where: Tulsa, OK 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

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.

...

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.

...

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 (NTWF)

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

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

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 auth...

When: TBD

    Where: Eastsound, WA US

Medway River Lit

Ten days of literary events in June, with over 70 international and local best-selling authors; talks; workshops; performances; and pop-up surprises! The innovative festival will feature something fo...

When: TBD

    Where: Kent, England UK

Capricorn Coast Writers Festival

The Capricorn Coast Writers Festival aims to foster the importance of books and reading by bringing together an exciting mix of authors, editors, publishers and industry professionals from all over Au...

When: TBD

    Where: Yeppoon, QLD AU

Orwell Festival of Political Writing

The Orwell Festival will be a space for complex debate and diversity of opinion and viewpoints, encourage creativity and clarity of expression, provide a platform for unheard voices, and defend the ri...

When: TBD

    Where: Bloomsbury & Online, England UK

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 spea...

When: TBD

    Where: Harrogate, TN US

WCU Poetry Center Poetry and Creative Arts Festival

Working with a shared respect and understanding of craft, The Poetry and Creative Arts Festival gives poets and critics, musicians, as well as visual and performing artists opportunities to forge conn...

When: TBD

    Where: West Chester, PA 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 th...

When: TBD

    Where: Surrey, England UK

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, wor...

When: TBD

    Where: Penarth, Wales UK

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: TBD

    Where: Narrowsburg, NY US

Jugiong Writers’ Festival

A unique Writers’ Festival celebrating reading, writing & fun in the picturesque village of Jugiong...

When: TBD

    Where: Jugiong, NSW AU

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 mu...

When: TBD

    Where: Marlow, England UK

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

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: TBD

    Where: Jackson Hole, WY 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 s...

When: TBD

    Where: Austin, TX US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

When: TBD

    Where: River John, NS CA

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, a...

When: TBD

    Where: Port Medway, NS CA

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: TBD

    Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL US

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 ground...

When: TBD

    Where: New York, NY US

Catamaran Writing Conference

We invite you to transform your creative writing in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. The conference will be held ...

When: TBD

    Where: Pebble Beach, CA US

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

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

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

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

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

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 is steadily becoming a ma...

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

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

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

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: TBD

    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, providin...

When: TBD

    Where: Lewisburg, WV 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 Associati...

When: TBD

    Where: Austin, 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 discussion...

When: TBD

    Where: Martha's Vinyard, MA US

FAPACon

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

When: TBD

    Where: Orlando, FL US

Orange Readers and Writers Festival

The Orange Readers and Writers Festival is hosted by Central West Libraries and supported by Collins Booksellers. Books by the authors will be available for sale and signing at the Festival....

When: TBD

    Where: Orange, NSW AU

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 l...

When: TBD

    Where: Omagh, N Ireland UK

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

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 c...

When: TBD

    Where: Cobh, Cork IE

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

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, storytelli...

When: TBD

    Where: Daylesford, VIC AU

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

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/Mas...

When: TBD

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht IE

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

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

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

AJC Decatur Book Festival

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

When: September 07 - September 09, 2024

    Where: Decatur, GA US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: TBD

    Where: Searcy, AR 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

Abuja Literary and Arts Festival

The Festival program includes a series of workshops (poetry, fiction and screenwriting), a bootcamp for creatives, a roundtable on data availability in the creative space, a poetry grandslam competiti...

When: TBD

    Where: Abuja, NG

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

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, ...

When: TBD

    Where: Nelson, BC CA

Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival

The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival was established in 2013 as an annual flagship event for The Women’s Club.

Named after Rose Scott, one of the founders of The Women’s Club, ...

When: TBD

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Write! Canada

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

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 even...

When: TBD

    Where: Winnipeg, MB CA

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 o...

When: TBD

    Where: Red Wing, MN US

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

PSU WritersFest

High school students, the public, and university students will have the opportunity to learn from the masters at WritersFest, a literary festival planned by Pittsburg State University’s Creative Wri...

When: TBD

    Where: Pittsburg, KS 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

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 p...

When: TBD

    Where: Mesa, AZ 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: TBD

    Where: Phoenix, AZ US

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

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 ...

When: TBD

    Where: Little Rock, AR 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

Ness Book Fest

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

When: TBD

    Where: Inverness, Scotland UK

Whanganui Literary Festival

A vibrant writers and readers’ festival held every second year attracting and hosting national and international guests. Bus tours, writers talks, poetry and book groups and fairs all to satisfy avi...

When: TBD

    Where: Whanganui, NZ

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

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Dunedin, NZ

Conflux

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

When: TBD

    Where: Canberra, ACT AU

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

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: TBD

    Where: Chappaqua, NY 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

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.

...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DSM Book Festival

The DSM Book Festival connects people who love books with people who create them. The Festival 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

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

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

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

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 la...

When: TBD

    Where: Costa Mesa, CA 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

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: TBD

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival is one of the North’s most exciting Literature Festivals. Over the last 16 years, it has distinguished itself as a Festival that provides unique and imaginative 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

Murder One

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

When: TBD

    Where: Dublin, IE

Wild Atlantic Words Festival

Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place every autumn in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The festival aims to celebrate the literary heritage of our rugged coastline over several 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

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Fairfax, VA 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

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 con...

When: TBD

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

The Coast is Queer

Bringing together writers, performers, academics, activists and readers for a weekend of events, workshops, panel discussions and performances to celebrate queer lives and writing.
...

When: TBD

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Festival is a three-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel dis...

When: TBD

    Where: Brattleboro, VT US

Durham Book Festival

The North East’s biggest literary event. Author talks, readings, performances, new commissions and the announcement of the Gordon Burn Prize. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Durham, England UK

Milton Keynes Literary Festival

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

MK Lit Fest continues to build both its face-to face and online, upholding ...

When: TBD

    Where: Milton Keynes, 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 r...

When: TBD

    Where: Boston, MA US

Maryland Writers' Association Annual Conference

Join aspiring, emerging, and established writers at the Maryland Writers’ Association’s (MWA) Annual Brain to Bookshelf Conference. At MWA, we’re dedicated to the art, business and craft of 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

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...

When: TBD

    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 i...

When: TBD

    Where: South Dublin County, IE

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: TBD

    Where: Brentwood, CA US

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Harrisburg, PA 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

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 t...

When: TBD

    Where: McAllen, TX US

Wild Writers Literary Festival

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

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 ex...

When: TBD

    Where: Baton Rouge, LA US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 e...

When: TBD

    Where: London, ON CA

FOLD Kids Book Festival

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

When: TBD

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

Great Lakes Writers Festival

The two-day long festival features two renowned writers who will be reading their works, conducting workshops, Q&A sessions, meetings, and so much more. This festival is a great opportunity for Mu...

When: TBD

    Where: Sheboygan, WI US

C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference

The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference focuses on women writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass market books to literary endeavors, and beyond. Our goal is to prov...

When: TBD

    Where: Conway, AR US

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

The annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books includes many authors and artists under one roof with panelists, keynote addresses, presentations, signings, music and food. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Waukesha, WI 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

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,...

When: TBD

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

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

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, ...

When: TBD

    Where: St. Louis, MO US

Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival

Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, the annual celebration of literary talent includes author talks and cultural demonstrations....

When: 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

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 t...

When: TBD

    Where: Charleston, SC 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

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: TBD

    Where: Reykjavik, IS

Bluffton Book Festival

Raising literacy levels in the Southeast Region. Bringing awareness to literary talent while raising money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation & The Literacy Center. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Bluffton, SC 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

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...

When: TBD

    Where: Northampton, PA US

Tidelines Book Festival

Tidelines Book Festival aims to cater for all age groups and many different interests, including fiction and non-fiction. In parallel with the festival we run a dedicated schools programme, bringing a...

When: TBD

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, Scotland UK

Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival

Traditionally held at the Cove Burgh Hall, the festival brings renowned authors to a local audience, and usually runs over a weekend in November. ...

When: TBD

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK