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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

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 weeke...
Starts: 2021-04-23   [Read More]

Word on the Lake Writers Festival
A major literary event bringing together writers, readers, editors and publishers in an exciting & stimulating three day festival....
Starts: 2021-05-07   [Read More]

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]

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]


City of Asylum to hold 10-day international literary festival in May
In May, City of Asylum will host the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, a 10-day event for writers and translators to discuss themes of displacement, identity and migration in literature.
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13th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival begins May 5
Now in its 13th year, the Festival includes over 40 free virtual events featuring over 100 local and regional writers.
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Saratoga Book Festival Online: Mark Harris in Conversation with Audrey Kupferberg April 22
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Book Festival, and Home Made Theater present "Mark Harris in Conversation ...
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The BU Antiracist Literary Festival, a new book about the history of Rounder Records, and the ...
The BU Center for Antiracist Research is hosting the second annual National Antiracist Book Festival this Saturday, April 24, offering up a staggering ...
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Children’s Bilingual Book Festival goes virtual for 2021
(KRQE) – The History and Literary Arts program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting its annual Children’s Bilingual Book Festival from ...
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Children’s Book Festival continues online through April
The 12th Annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown continues in a ... Children’s Books Award for Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and festival favorite Joe ...
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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival holds Spring Popup starting this Sunday
LOUIS - The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Spring Popup starts this Sunday, April 18. It features four virtual presentations in four nights. Watch as ...
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Get Lit! literary festival returns to EWU virtually this year
Festival’ is Washington’s longest running annual literary festival, and on a typical year is packed with readings, writing workshops, craft classes, poetry ...
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Fay B. Kaigler Virtual Children’s Book Festival, Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony set for April 12-16
Fay B. Kaigler Virtual Children’s Book Festival, Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony set for April 12-16. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:29pm ...
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World Literature Festival
New York Public Library is launching its first World Literature Festival to celebrate its World Languages collection (books and materials in over 60 ...
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Recently Added Publishers

Brattle Publishing Group
Brattle Publishing Group is a publisher of quality children’s literature and education products. Our award-winning products encourage readers t...
McKinney, TX   US   [Read More]

Dupuch Publications Ltd
Dupuch Publications specializes in books and magazines about the Bahamas, dealing with everything from investment and current events to travel an...
Nassau,   BS   [Read More]

Wannabe Press
Wannabe Press was founded in 2014 by Russell Nohelty after a successful Kickstarter for Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter. It has since gone on to re...
Long Beach, CA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Tethered by Letters F(r)iction Literary Competition
TBL is pleased to announce our third annual Spring Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging ...
Deadline: 2021-04-29

Adventure Writers Competition
The Adventure Writer's Competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. It is a annual writing competition for published a...
Deadline: 2021-04-30

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
Established in 1981, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Named in honor of Agnes Lynch Starr...
Deadline: 2021-04-30