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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

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 ...
Starts: 2021-07-22   [Read More]

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 disting...
Starts: 2021-08-25   [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]

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. ...
Starts: 2022-03-23   [Read More]

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-wi...
Starts: 2022-06-16   [Read More]

Steelband Dance, book launch to benefit literary fest
... book, "Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood," will raise funds for Word, Blue Hill’s annual October literary arts festival.
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Boswell Book Festival is an international hit
Festival Director, Caroline Knox, said: ’The response to our first virtual book festival exceeded all our expectations with the registrations pouring in over ...
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Festival aims to get people reading and talking about books
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival takes place in the town from 15-19 September this year and organisers are busy putting the final touches to an ...
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A new chapter begins for the Granite Noir crime writing festival
The festival also has a reputation for discovering new talent and offering a platform for early career writers. Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive ...
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Authors needed for Lubbock Book Festival happening in September
LUBBOCK, Texas – This free, two-day long Lubbock Book Festival connects authors and readers through an exciting event to celebrate literacy, ...
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Asian literary festival will celebrate unity and diversity
THE Khushwant Singh Literary Festival (London) is to be held digitally for the first time, next Saturday and Sunday (26-27), and will feature Kabir Bedi ...
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New chapter begins for the Granite Noir crime writing festival
The festival has also showcased fantastic emerging UK and international crime writers, and produced unique crime-inspired events from locked room ...
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Miami-Dade College: 2021 Little Haiti Book Festival Online
Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books ...
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Call to Authors for FAB festival October 8-10
Call for Book Fest Table – Authors/Libraries/Association/Book Stores for the Lakewood Film, Art & Book Festival October ...
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North Park Book Fair
Book fairs have always been a great way to bring together local booksellers, small presses, and literary collectives. We can’t wait to show you how much ...
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Recently Added Publishers

Black Shuck Books
Launched in 2015 by editor Steve J Shaw, Black Shuck Books is an independent publisher of horror fiction based in the depths of the Kent countrys...
Canterbury, Kent   UK   [Read More]

Pisgah Press
Pisgah Press has been an active publisher since 2011, established to publish and promote works of quality offering original ideas and insight int...
Asheville, NC   US   [Read More]

Trace Press
t r a c e publishes books that illuminate, in complex, beautiful, and thought-provoking ways, contemporary and historical experiences of conflict...
Toronto, ON   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Costa Book Awards
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories ...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is named for May Sarton, the renowned novelist, memoirist, poet, and feminist (1912-1995).

The winner rece...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short fiction. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsbur...
Deadline: 2021-06-30