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Book Fairs and Literary Festivals

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Book fairs and literary events area great way to spend a vacation, and a brilliant way to promote books.

Once again, in 2021, most book events are taking place virtually. While this is disappointing to those who enjoy travelling to literary festivals, it is also now possible to take part in more events than ever before from the comfort of your own home.

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Upcoming Book Events

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Starts: 2021-09-22   [Read More]

High Plains BookFest
Over the last twelve years, the High Plains BookFest has served to praise and define the literary output of a vast and diverse region of the coun...
Starts: 2021-09-23   [Read More]

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 fe...
Starts: 2021-09-24   [Read More]

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 w...
Starts: 2021-09-25   [Read More]

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Wriers Festival
Each September, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, i...
Starts: 2021-09-25   [Read More]

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' Labo...
Starts: 2021-09-30   [Read More]

The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...
Starts: 2021-09-30   [Read More]

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...
Starts: 2021-10-02   [Read More]

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 ...
Starts: 2021-10-02   [Read More]

UEA Literary Festival
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-wi...
Starts: 2021-10-06   [Read More]

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia's largest & most exciting literary event. ...
Starts: 2021-10-08   [Read More]

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...
Starts: 2021-10-08   [Read More]

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 discussi...
Starts: 2021-10-09   [Read More]

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 se...
Starts: 2021-10-14   [Read More]

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...
Starts: 2021-10-15   [Read More]

Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness bril...
Starts: 2021-10-18   [Read More]

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...
Starts: 2021-10-21   [Read More]

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 fin...
Starts: 2021-10-22   [Read More]

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 pr...
Starts: 2021-10-27   [Read More]

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...
Starts: 2021-11-04   [Read More]

Kent State Stark, Mount Union announce lecture series speakers for 2021-22
Woodson has written dozens of books for adults and children. She is also a four-time Newbery Honor winner, four-time National Book Award finalist and the ...
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Lubbock Book Festival at the Mahon Library on Sept. 25-26
We’ll have author panels and book signings, book sales, family-fun crafts and activities, a massive used book sale courtesy of Friends of the Library, writing ...
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Kansas Book Festival supports Sunflower state authors for 10th year
The Kansas Book Festival celebrated their 10th annual event by inviting 50 different authors to come share their work and give presentations regarding their ...
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Tidelines Book Festival returns with online and in-person events
A weekend of workshops, events and showcases is set to take place as part of this year’s Tidelines Book Festival in North Ayrshire.
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Library of Congress hosts National Book Festival with Michael J. Fox, Lupita Nyong
The theme of this year’s festival is an escapist idea: "Open a Book, Open the World." "We’ve all been dealing with the pandemic," MacNeil said. "What ...
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Decatur Book Festival to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result
To register for the Book Festival, click here. The theme this year is "Diverse Voices Building Community" and the event will be held at First Baptist ...
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The National Book Festival Kicks Off in DC on Friday
The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival is back Friday, September 17 for a 10-day run filled with author discussions, ...
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Minnesota Children’s Book Festival
Red Wing’s Anderson Center at Tower View is proud to present the 22nd annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival on Saturday.
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2021 National Book Festival Goes Hybrid-Virtual
The festival, which celebrates the achievements of numerous authors and encourages readers to explore their own literary interests, will feature ...
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Free two-day Lubbock Book Festival coming to Mahon Library
This free, two-day long Lubbock Book Festival, located at Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, on Saturday, ...
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Recently Added Publishers

Moose House Press
We publish books written in, or about, rural Nova Scotia. Founded in 2019, we average six or seven book releases each year. Query form is on the ...
Granville Ferry, NS   CA   [Read More]

Pale Horse Books
Pale Horse Books is a small, independent publishing company committed to providing well-written fiction, non-fiction, poetry and titles for young...
Williamsburg, VA   US   [Read More]

Castles in the Air Press
We are excited about publishing quality fiction for adults and young adults. Whether that be a novel, novella or a collection of short stories, p...
Vancouver, BC   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards
You have a great book, you’re looking for some recognition, and you want a wider audience to fall in love with it. That’s where Foreword&#...
Deadline: 2021-09-30

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel
Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories.

Manuscripts that have been self-pub...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

Ann Connor Brimer Award
Awarded for a book of fiction or non-fiction written by a living, full-time resident of Atlantic Canada that is readily available in print and that wa...
Deadline: 2021-11-01