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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. ...
Ends: 2022-08-21   [Read More]

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference
The Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference is a four-day event bringing together some of the world's best authors, aspiring writers, agents, editors, and other industry professionals. ...
Ends: 2022-08-21   [Read More]

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, ag...
Ends: 2022-08-27   [Read More]

All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays
The Aldrich’s summer poetry series, All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays. The program is a live in-person event featuring readings by several contemporary female poets. ...
Ends: 2022-08-27   [Read More]

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 au...
Ends: 2022-08-29   [Read More]

Festival News

Hay Festival Segovia: an unmissable literary event for after the summer
The seventeenth edition of Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 15 to 18, 2022, in this beautiful medieval Spanish city.
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The annual Mississippi Book Festival will be held in Jackson, MS.
"Walker was the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (in literature) in 1982." Mississippi Book Festival logo.
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James Welch Native Lit Festival brings acclaimed Indigenous writers together
Last month’s James Welch Native Lit Festival brought together Indigenous writers Louise Erdrich, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, Tommy Orange and ...
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Literary pick of the week: Comic and independent print festival returns to Minneapolis
Jim Keefe, who wrote and illustrated the Flash Gordon comic strip from 1996-2003, will be a special guest at the Autoptic Festival in Minneapolis ...
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Kerala Literature Festival is set to return in January 2023
Book your tickets for Kerala Literature Festival 2023. KLF last took place in 2020. The 6th edition of the lit fest was originally slated for ...
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Upcoming Events

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 d...
Starts: 2022-08-20   [Read More]

Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend
A resurrection of Drumshanbo's literary festival from 2009-20011. Two days of talking words. Event includes A Poetry Film Competition/Short...
Starts: 2022-08-26   [Read More]

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

Writers Unleashed - Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival
The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers’ Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event. With a strong focus on the pr...
Starts: 2022-09-03   [Read More]

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

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Book Awards News

2022 Diverse Book Awards Longlist
The shortlist will be announced in September 20, 2022 and winners will be announced in-person on October 20, 2022. Winners receive "a trophy, VIP ...
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The New American Voices Award finalists recommend books on immigrants’ experiences.
Patricia Engel, who won last year’s award, is judging this year’s prize along with Huan Hsu and Chrisopher Castellani, and they will announce the ...
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Shortlist for $25K Stephen Leacock Medal announced
The finalists were chosen from a 10-book longlist announced in June. This year’s gala will also include the finalists from the 2021 and 2020 awards, ...
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Pennsylvania School Board Voting On ’Draconian’ Book Ban Policy
The ACLU and ALA have both spoken out against the book policy being voted on tonight. ... 2022 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize Winners Announced ...
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2022 Booker Prize Longlist
The shortlist will be announced September 6, 2022. Shortlisted authors receive £2,500 and a "specially bound edition of their book." Winners will be ...
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

American Eagle Book Awards
Each year, American Eagle Book Awards recognizes notable works of fiction by self-published or independently published authors whose books were publi...
Deadline: 2022-08-31

Anthology Short Story Award
Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story award is open to original and previou...
Deadline: 2022-08-31

Exeter Story Prize
The Exeter Story Prize is for a story of up to ten thousand words. There is no minimum word count. Authors must be over 18 years old, and stories sho...
Deadline: 2022-08-31

DWAA Annual Writing Competition
The Maxwell Medallion writing contest is open to all writers, editors, publishers, photographers, artists and others whose work falls into the designa...
Deadline: 2022-09-01

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. Know...
Deadline: 2022-09-21

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