Literary Festivals

Celebrations of literature and reading from around the English-speaking world

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

    Where: Castle Rock, CO 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 rich heritage in the book and printing arts and showcase local individuals, businesses, and organiz...

When: September

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI US

Afterwords Literary Festival

The AfterWords Literary Festival brings the best international, Canadian and Atlantic Canadian writers together in Halifax ...

When: November

    Where: Halifax, NS CA

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

    Where: Decatur, GA 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. The festival features panel discussions, literary vendors, book signings, writing workshops, and more...

When: September

    Where: Albany, NY 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

    Where: Alderney, Channel Is GG

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. We ...

When: July

    Where: Alton, Hampshire, England UK

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

    Where: Fernandina Beach, FL US

American Writers Festival

The Festival will feature in depth conversations with diverse writers including sci-fi authors, game writers and designers, journalists and poets. From labor history to true crime thrillers to jazz music, the Festival will celebrate the past, promote the present and inspire the future of American wr...

When: May

    Where: Chicago, IL 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: November

    Where: Ann Arbor, MI 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: May

    Where: Annapolis, MD US

Appledore Book Festival

Appledore Book Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in Devon, attracting world-class authors, speakers and performers....

When: September

    Where: Appledore, England UK

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 space for collaboration, dialogue, and creativity. Through dynamic keynote speakers, meaningful literary and p...

When: June

    Where: Austin, TX US

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, publishers, and e...

When: November

    Where: Adelaide, SA AU

Baltimore Book Festival

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids...

When: September

    Where: Baltimore, MD 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

    Where: Banff, AB CA

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

    Where: Berkeley, CA US

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

    Where: Whitley Bay, England UK

Beacon LitFest

A three-day celebration of the literary arts, including readings, performances, workshops, and much more....

When: June

    Where: Beacon, NY US

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

    Where: Belfast, N Ireland 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

    Where: Bellingen, NSW AU

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

    Where: Shoalhaven, NSW AU

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

    Where: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England UK

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

    Where: Bibury, England UK

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-up of West Australian and Midwest talent....

When: August

    Where: Greater Geraldton, WA US

Bill Peach Franklin Book Festival

The Bill Peach Franklin Book Festival is an annual two-day literary event in Franklin, TN. Presented by the Authors Circle of Middle Tennessee and the WCPL, the fourth annual festival includes instructional presentations on writing, publishing, and marketing; featured speakers; panel discussions; an...

When: June

    Where: Franklin, TN 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 communities. Curated by notable writers and readers of color, the festival combines the nostalgia of book f...

When: May

    Where: Houston, TX US

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

    Where: Birchington, 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

    Where: Birmingham, England UK

Bishop Hill Book Fair

Guests can meet local authors in their natural habitat and hear them roar and talk about their work. Aspiring authors can visit with local authors writing a variety of genres. Books will be available for purchase, so people can collect autographs from their favorite local wordsmiths....

When: April

    Where: Bishop Hill, IL US

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: October

    Where: London, England UK

Black Ink

Black Ink Book Festival’s goal is to promote public awareness of the importance of African American contributions to American literature and public conversation. Authors will present fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, self-help, and spiritual offerings. ...

When: January

    Where: Charleston, NC 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

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

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

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

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 of Books which gives visitors the opportunity to meet authors, talk about their books, and buy auto...

When: November

    Where: Frankfort, KY US

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: November

    Where: Bluffton, SC US

Bocas Lit Fest

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. ...

When: April

    Where: Port of Spain, TT

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

    Where: Boerne, TX 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 community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in panel discussions an...

When: November

    Where: New York, NY 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 synonymous with pop culture and bestsellers, there’s an event for everyone. The Book Festival of t...

When: October

    Where: Dunwoody, GA 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 contemporary literature. All online and easily accessible. ...

When: October

    Where: Windsor, ON CA

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 Fremont County. It introduces the county’s numerous writers to each other. And it celebrates the art...

When: September

    Where: Lander, WY 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

    Where: Winston-Salem, NC US

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

    Where: New Iberia, LA 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

    Where: Pensacola, FL US

Books by the Beach

An exciting in-person event with a fantastic programme of top authors visiting Scarborough. ...

When: June

    Where: Scarborough , 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 together the country’s best and brightest minds for an interactive day of family fun and meaningfu...

When: May

    Where: Columbia, MD US

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

    Where: Simons Town, Cape Town ZA

Boonton Bookfest

Boonton Books and Beyond Festival highlights the amazing talent of creators from the state of NJ. ...

When: November

    Where: Boonton, NJ 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

    Where: Melrose, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Borris House, Co. Carlo IE

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 reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city. ...

When: October

    Where: Boston, MA 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

    Where: Boston, Lincolnshire, 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

    Where: Ayrshire, Scotland UK

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 historic ve...

When: June

    Where: Bradford, 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 discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are free and o...

When: October

    Where: Brattleboro, VT US

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

    Where: Bridport, England UK

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

    Where: Brimbank, VIC AU

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

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

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 Caribbean identity via a series of readings of classic and contemporary stories, workshops, events and talks...

When: September

    Where: Brooklyn, NY US

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: September

    Where: Doylestown, PA 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

    Where: Bude, England UK

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

    Where: East Devon, England UK


The Seattle Arts Festival always has active coffee houses and a book fair spotlighting literary artists....

When: August

    Where: Seattle, WA US

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

    Where: Burlington, ON CA

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

    Where: Somerset, 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

    Where: Buxton, Derbyshire, England UK

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

    Where: Byron Bay, NSW AU

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

    Where: Sydney, NS CA

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: November

    Where: Cambridge, England UK

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 across South Asia who will participate in conferences and read from their latest works. The festival a...

When: August

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

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

    Where: Dover, OH 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 showcases local authors, illustrators, literacy NGOs, specialists, publishers and booksellers....

When: November

    Where: Cape Town, ZA

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 Australia and our own community, to share their vast wealth of knowledge and passion. Join us bi-annua...

When: June

    Where: Yeppoon, QLD 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

    Where: Burnsville, NC 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

    Where: Carrollton, GA US

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

    Where: Wausau, WI US

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

    Where: Firle, Lewes, England UK

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

    Where: Charleston, SC 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

    Where: Punta Gorda, FL 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

    Where: Cheltenham, England UK

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

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

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, Wisconsin, and the Midwest have an abundance of great authors, and the Chippewa Valley Book Festiv...

When: October

    Where: Eau Claire, WI US

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

    Where: Chipping Campden, England 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

    Where: Chipping Norton, England UK

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

    Where: London, England UK

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

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

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

    Where: Clemson, SC US

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

This annual festival celebrates Jewish authors, books and ideas. Featuring books written by nationally and internationally acclaimed authors, participants will hear the stories behind a broad range of topics including Jewish life, historical fiction, Israeli literature, cooking, memoirs and more. ...

When: January

    Where: Beachwood, OH US

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

    Where: Cliveden,, England UK

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

    Where: Clunes, VIC AU

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

    Where: Collingswood, NJ 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

    Where: Colonsay, Scotland UK

Columbus Book Festival

The Columbus Book Festival features a lineup of 200+ national and Columbus-based authors, panel discussions, author talks, book signings and more! The Festival Marketplace is filled with dozens of bookish retailers, community exhibitors, an entertainment lineup, local food court and the popular...

When: July

    Where: Columbus, OH US

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: November

    Where: Helensburgh, Scotland UK

Crater Literary Festival

Crater Literary Festival celebrates and promotes literature and budding literary creators, with particular reference to South East Nigeria. ...

When: December

    Where: Enugu, NG

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

    Where: Teesside, 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

    Where: Dahlonega, GA 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

    Where: Dalkey, co. Dublin IE

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

    Where: Dallas, TX US

Dallas Literary Festival

SMU presents the Dallas Literary Festival as a way to showcase and encourage conversations about contemporary literature, both on campus and in the larger community. The festival aims to bring leading literary voices to the Dallas-Fort Worth area....

When: March

    Where: Dallas, TX US

Decatur Book Festival

The 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, author re...

When: October

    Where: Decatur, GA US

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: June

    Where: Narrowsburg, NY 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

    Where: Deepings, England UK

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

    Where: Denman Island, BC CA

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

    Where: London, England UK

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 adults and children by creating an interactive and inclusive venue for readers and authors to connect. Ne...

When: October

    Where: Scottsdale, AZ 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 one-day even...

When: February

    Where: Southfield, MI 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

    Where: Detroid, MI US

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

    Where: Dingle, Co. Kerry IE

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

    Where: Dorset, England UK

Drexel Writing Festival

Since 2011, the Drexel Writing Festival has explored rock music, ritual, play, hunger and empowerment. Guests represent esteemed authors and editors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, news media and comic books. The event has also spotlighted Young Adult (YA) novels, screenwriting, music, food and essa...

When: April

    Where: Philadelphia, PA US

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 grown and established itself as an important literary festival in the Irish festivals landscape. The...

When: October

    Where: Dromineer and Nenagh, Co Tipperary IE

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/Masterclass Conversations. ...

When: August

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht IE

DSM Book Festival

The DSM Book Festival connects people who love books with people who create them and features nationally acclaimed authors, hands-on workshops, children's activities, and more. ...

When: October

    Where: Des Moines, IA US

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

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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: October

    Where: Durham, England 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 ages are welcome!...

When: September

    Where: Edwardsville, IL US

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, panel discussions, and workshops. ...

When: September

    Where: Nelson, BC CA

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

    Where: New Haven, CT US

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

    Where: Ennis, Co. Clare IE

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

    Where: Essex, England UK

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 to commemorate the centenary of Fitzgerald’s birth in Rockville, Maryland, where he is buried alo...

When: October

    Where: Rockville, MD US

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

    Where: Daytona Beach, FL 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 such as Colson Whitehead, Delia Owens, Tim O’Brien, & Rainbow Rowell. Fall for the Book conne...

When: October

    Where: Fairfax, VA 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

    Where: Youngstown, OH 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 fact, to anyone who wants to get involved. There will be events with authors in conversation, prese...

When: October

    Where: Falmouth, England UK

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

    Where: Farnham, England UK

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

    Where: Featherstone, North Isla NZ

Felixstowe Book Festival

A community literary event celebrating Suffolk and bringing together renowned authors and readers. ...

When: June

    Where: Felixstowe, England UK

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

    Where: Brampton, ON CA

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: June

    Where: Fishbourne, West Sussex, England 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 10,000 books from Ac...

When: May

    Where: Flemington, NJ US

Florida Storytelling Festival

The Florida Storytelling Festival is a premier storytelling event, known nationally for its unique combination of workshops, concerts, youthful voices, and sense of community. People come from across the state of Florida and beyond to explore and savor the art of storytelling. We celebrate stories i...

When: January

    Where: Mount Dora, FL US

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

    Where: Fort Collins, CO 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

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

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

    Where: Dublin, Leinster IE

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 progressive di...

When: May

    Where: Western Cape, ZA

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

    Where: Portland, OR US

Gaithersburg Book Festival

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

When: May

    Where: Gaithersburg, MD 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

    Where: Spokane, WA US


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 is no exclusivity. We aim to keep our prices affordable for anybody who wants to come, and we welco...

When: September

    Where: Hawarden, Wales UK

Great Midwest Book Fest

Great Midwest Book Fest is an annual book event hosted by in Milwaukee, WI. The event features 10 to 12 African-American authors representing various genres.The event features door prizes, book vendor, and an RSVP Gift Basket....

When: June

    Where: Milwaukee, WI US

Greater Austin Book Festival

GAB Fest provides a valuable opportunity for authors, illustrators, and readers from Hays, Williamson, and Travis Counties to establish meaningful connections and engage with their community. This event fosters an environment of inclusivity, encouraging individuals to come together and celebrat...

When: May

    Where: Austin, TX US

Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival

The Jewish Book Festival brings a showcase of Jewish authors and books to our community. We strive to enrich and engage the members of our community and provide opportunities to come together for education and social experiences....

When: December

    Where: Naples, FL US

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

    Where: Pittsburgh, PA 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

    Where: Greensboro, NC 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

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

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

    Where: Guernsey , Channel Is 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

    Where: Guildford, England UK

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

    Where: Harbor Springs, MI 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 community of readers, writers, and life-long learners in our city. ...

When: October

    Where: Harrisburg, PA 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

    Where: Honolulu, HI US

Hay Festival

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

    Where: Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales 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 abundance of author in-conversations, panels, workshops, poetry breakfasts, theatre and music performan...

When: October

    Where: Tathra, NSW AU

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: October

    Where: Kansas City, MO 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

    Where: Henley-on-Thames, England UK

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

    Where: Hexham, England UK

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

    Where: Lewes, DE Us

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

    Where: Huddersfield, England UK

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

    Where: Ilkley, England UK

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 both liter...

When: May

    Where: Ilminster, Somerset, England UK

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

    Where: Orlando, FL US

International Kolkata Book Fair

The International Kolkata Book Fair is a winter fair in Kolkata. It is a unique book fair in the sense of not being a trade fair—the book fair is primarily for the general public rather than whole-sale distributors....

When: January

    Where: Kolkata, IN

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

    Where: Iowa City, IA US

Isle of Wight Literary Festival

The island’s annual literary festival attracts many well known authors and speakers to the island to delight our audiences of residents and visitors. The programme committee also ensure that local writers are featured and cover a wide range of subjects. ...

When: October

    Where: Cowes, England UK

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, innovating, and producing work in the literary arts....

When: August

    Where: Chattanooga, TN US

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

    Where: London, England UK

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

    Where: Big Stone Gap, VA US

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

    Where: Amherst, MA US

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

    Where: Topeka, KS US

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

    Where: Lexington, KY 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

    Where: Kingston, ON 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

    Where: Knowlton, PQ CA

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

    Where: Kyogle, NSW 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

    Where: Lakefield, ON CA

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

    Where: Las Vegas, NV 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, keynote speakers, entertainment, and book signings....

When: November

    Where: Sacramento, CA US

Lehigh Valley Book Festival

The Lehigh Valley Book Festival is a celebration of books and the strong connections they forge – bringing published authors, illustrators, and readers together, through thoughtful, approachable, and inclusive programming....

When: March

    Where: Lehigh Valley, 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 celebrates our area’s unique links with Jane Austen and Brendan Behan whilst promoting the best...

When: October

    Where: Letterkenney, N Ireland UK

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, providing booksellers with a venue and presenting ancillary events ranging from movies and plays to hands-on...

When: August

    Where: Lewisburg, WV US

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

    Where: Lichfield, England UK

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 authors, listen and tell stories, enjoy live music, and more. ...

When: November

    Where: Miami, FL US

Lions in Winter Literary Festival

Lions in Winter is an annual literary festival that has included author readings, craft talks by featured writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, editors panels, book fairs, and more....

When: January

    Where: Charleston, IL US

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

    Where: Mexico City, MX

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

    Where: Long Beach, CA US


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

When: May

    Where: Vancouver, BC 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 connect with writers through a series of live events, great conversations, and exciting gatherings for 11 d...

When: October

    Where: Edmonton, AB CA

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

    Where: Pasadena, CA US


Free, all day annual literary festival in Fresno's Tower District. The festival features over 100 writers across over 30 literary events, all taking place on one day....

When: October

    Where: Fresno, CA US


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: October

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

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 children, dance and music performances, Haitian comedy, a community meet and greet with some of Little Hai...

When: May

    Where: Miami, FL US

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 offers you the opportunity to enjoy readings by internationally celebrated writers, explore signifi...

When: October

    Where: Liverpool, England UK

Llandeilo Lit Fest

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

When: April

    Where: Llandeilo, Wales UK

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

    Where: London, England UK

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

    Where: Manchester, England UK

Loughborough University Literary Festival

A student-led festival open to the public and the Loughborough University community with events taking place on campus and in Loughborough town centre. ...

When: May

    Where: Loughborough, England UK

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 exceptional writers, find new books to read, and enjoy some thought-provoking presentations....

When: November

    Where: Baton Rouge, LA US

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, engaging panels, creative workshops, family-fun activities, and so much more. ...

When: August

    Where: Lubbock, TX US

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 enjoy world...

When: September

    Where: Lunenburg, NS CA

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

    Where: Ta Qali, MT

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 opportunities for audiences to experience high quality live literature, poetry and spoken word. ...

When: October

    Where: Manchester, England UK

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

    Where: Maplewood, NJ US

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

    Where: Margaret River, WA AU

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

    Where: Marlborough, England UK

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 discussions on the major issues of the day. ...

When: July

    Where: Martha's Vinyard, MA US

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: June

    Where: London, 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

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Mesa Book Festival

An annual book festival produced by the Mesa-based literary non-profit Anthology, Inc. in partnership with the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts. This new exciting event will feature local authors, 100 booths of great reading opportunities and programming for readers of all ages. All events are fre...

When: December

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

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

    Where: Chelsea, MI US

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

    Where: Milford, PA US

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 our real reputation for quality across many literary strands (including both fiction and non-fiction, poetry, ...

When: October

    Where: Milton Keynes, England UK

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

    Where: Jackson, MS US

Missouri Book Festival

The Missouri Book Festival celebrates the best of regional life, culture, and history with an array of dynamic programming meant to promote literacy and encourage reading. ...

When: September

    Where: Washington, MO 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

    Where: Mobile, AL US

Monroeville Literary Festival

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

When: March

    Where: Monroeville, AL 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

    Where: Missoula, MT 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

    Where: Montclair, NJ 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

    Where: Montgomery, AL US

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

    Where: Montgomery, Powys, Wales 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

    Where: Morristown, NJ US

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 Arts, the ...

When: May

    Where: Crested Butte, CO US

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

    Where: Mysuru, Karnataka IN

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

    Where: Nantucket, MA 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

    Where: Brooklyn, NY 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

    Where: Washington, DC US

Ness Book Fest

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

When: September

    Where: Inverness, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Manchester, NH US

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

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

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

    Where: Ithaca, NY US

Newark Book Fest

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

When: May

    Where: Newark, OH 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

    Where: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England UK

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

    Where: Newburyport, MA US

NOAZ Book Festival

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

When: April

    Where: Flagstaff, AZ 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: November

    Where: Burlington, VT US

Norman Maclean Literary Festival

The Norman Maclean Literary Festival is a celebration that honors the legacy of Norman Maclean, an esteemed author known for his work, including the iconic book “A River Runs Through It.” This literary festival brings together writers, thinkers, and nature enthusiasts to explore the intersection...

When: September

    Where: Missoula, MT US

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

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

North London Book Festival

A literary celebration featuring debut and iconic authors with readings, panel discussions, Q&As, workshops and book signings across multiple stages. Mingle at our festival village with your favourite authors, get books signed, and network with writers and other readers, whilst listening to eme...

When: March

    Where: North London, England UK

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

    Where: Vancouver , BC CA

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 book arts demonstrations ...

When: November

    Where: Northampton, PA 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

    Where: Avalon, NSW AU

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

    Where: Hackensack, MN US

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: May

    Where: Yellowknife, NT CA

Ochre Fest

A weekend of Newfoundland books, music, art and food in Conception Bay, anchored at Ochre House Retreat....

When: July

    Where: Ochre Pit Cove, NL CA

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

    Where: Columbus, OH 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 way we understand ourselves and our world. ...

When: October

    Where: Norfolk, VA US

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 literary arts. ...

When: October

    Where: Omagh, N Ireland UK

Oneonta Literary Festiva

The Oneonta Literary Festival is a vibrant celebration of literature hosted by Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. This four-day event features renowned authors, engaging workshops, and captivating readings....

When: October

    Where: Oneonta, NY 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

    Where: Cape Town, ZA

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 authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for three days of panels, readings and events that highli...

When: June

    Where: Eastsound, WA 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

    Where: Orlando, FL US

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 right to individual conscience, whilst remaining politically impartial. <br> There will be d...

When: June

    Where: Bloomsbury & Online, England UK

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

    Where: Oxford, MS US

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

    Where: Oxford, England UK

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

    Where: Paisley, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Boca Raton, FL US

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 honor Pat Conroy’s legacy as student, teacher, and mentor....

When: October

    Where: Beaufort, SC US

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

    Where: Payson, AZ US

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, workshops, and lots of other bookish fun for all ages and interests. ...

When: June

    Where: Penarth, Wales UK

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

    Where: Cornwall, England UK

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

    Where: Perth, WA AU

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 cross-cultural exchange. ...

When: September

    Where: Pittsburgh, PA US

Play on Words Festival

The Play on Words Festival, formerly known as 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

    Where: Devon, England UK

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 interactive workshops and keynotes for school children and adults....

When: October

    Where: Seward, NE US

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, and community could meet and hear from authors firsthand. The festival brings readers and writer...

When: July

    Where: Port Medway, NS CA

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

    Where: Portland, OR 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

    Where: StowmarketSuffolk, 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

    Where: New York, NY US

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

    Where: Chicago, IL 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

    Where: Provincetown, MA US

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 public park and the area boasts a wonderful literary history as a home to authors, artists, poets and ac...

When: September

    Where: London, England UK

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 the floors where Shakespeare once performed with his King’s Men; wander the sumptuous gardens bursti...

When: June

    Where: Surrey, England 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....

When: October

    Where: Queenscliff, VIC AU

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

    Where: Queenstown, , Otago NZ

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, a brand new event for middle-grade and young adult readers; Wordstock, a series of literary and st...

When: July

    Where: River John, NS CA

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

    Where: Gulfport, FL US

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 is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. ...

When: October

    Where: South Dublin County, IE

Revival: Lost Southern Voices

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

When: March

    Where: Atlanta, GA 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

    Where: Richmond, England UK

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

    Where: Viroqua, WI US

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

    Where: Golden, CO 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: March

    Where: Sevierville, TN 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 launches, and discussions with authors and poets. The festival is held at An Cuan, a community center i...

When: November

    Where: Rostrevor, N Ireland 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

    Where: Rye, East Sussex, England UK

Saints + Sinners Literary Festival

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBTQ+ community. It was also forme...

When: March

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

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

    Where: Salem, MA 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

    Where: Auckland, NZ

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

    Where: San Antonio, TX 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

    Where: San Diego, CA US

San Diego Writers Festival

The San Diego Writers Festival is a free, community based event designed to celebrate the power of writing and storytelling. ...

When: April

    Where: Coronado, CA US

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

    Where: Santa Fe, NM 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

    Where: Saratoga Springs, NY US

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

    Where: Moose Jaw, SK CA

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

    Where: Savannah, GA US

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

    Where: New York, NY 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

    Where: Scone, NSW AU

Seattle Art Book Fair

Seattle Art Book Fair is a FREE public event that celebrates independent publishing, book design, and artist books. The nonprofit festival features a wide range of books and publications by artists/designers, collectives, small presses, booksellers, and distributors, hailing from the Pacific Northwe...

When: May

    Where: Seattle, WA 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

    Where: Hamilton, ON CA

Shepherdstown Book Festival

Author panel, book talks, a regional author fair, and signings, with the festival's final day dedicated to children's events. The Regional Author Fair allows writers from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., to rent a table, meet festival attendees and sell...

When: September

    Where: Shepherdstown, WV 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

    Where: Sherborne, England UK

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 are free and virtual, accessible via Zoom. ...

When: September

    Where: Little Rock, AR US

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

    Where: Liverpool, England 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

    Where: Sonoma, CA 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

    Where: Sorrento, VIC AU

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

    Where: Deadwood, SD US

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: July

    Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL 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

    Where: Ivybridge, England UK

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 the public! ...

When: October

    Where: McAllen, TX US

South Warwickshire Literary Festival

The South Warwickshire Literary Festival is a delightful event that celebrates literature, authors, and creativity. The festival features inspiring author talks, workshops, and book sales. You can attend talks in the fabulous Regency Room and participate in author-led workshops. This is a paid, tic...

When: September

    Where: Royal Leamington Spa, England UK

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. The festival takes place on the first weekend of November. ...

When: November

    Where: Waukesha, WI US

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

    Where: Nashville, TN US

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

    Where: Bowling Green, KY US

Southern Literary Fesival

The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature....

When: April

    Where: Oxford, MS US

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

    Where: Hoover, AL 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

    Where: Fort Myers, FL US

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 work and participating in informal discussions. The SPARKS Literary Festival was founded in 2...

When: April

    Where: St John's, NL CA

Spring Writes Literary Festival

The Spring Writes Literary Festival is a free, open to the public, literary event featuring over 100 local and regional writers n over 40 literary-themed events, both live and Zoom: panels, readings, workshops, performances and happenings....

When: May

    Where: Ithaca, NY US

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, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. The Festival is nat...

When: November

    Where: St. Louis, MO US

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: September

    Where: St. Albert, AB CA


This multi-day, genre-spanning literary festival is the largest literary festival in Connecticut and one of the largest in New England....

When: October

    Where: Westport, CT US

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: October

    Where: Stratford-upon-Avon, England UK

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

    Where: Stroud, England UK

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

    Where: Sechelt, BC CA

Sunshine State Book Festival

Florida has an amazing literary history dating back to William Bartram nearly 250 years ago. Today, Gainesville is a leading center of literary culture and home to hundreds of writers, novelists, playwrights, and poets, many of whom you can meet at the Sunshine State Book Festival....

When: January

    Where: Gainesville, FL US

Swindon Festival of Literature

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

When: May

    Where: Swindon, England UK

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

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Tahoe Literary Festival

Tahoe is home to dozens of literary artists, from New York Times-bestselling authors to popular, regional authors to freelance writers and poets. The creative energy in Tahoe has inspired writers in many genres—fiction, nonfiction, memoir, essay, historical, environmental, outdoors, children’s l...

When: October

    Where: Tahoe City, CA US

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading


When: October

    Where: St Petersburg, FL 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

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

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

    Where: Austin, TX US

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, Literature, Plays, Readings, Debates and much more, plus several special events for younger readers...

When: October

    Where: Thame, England UK

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Literary festival capturing the wonderment of the written word and praising its ability to intoxicate, transport and transform....

When: September

    Where: Uxbridge, ON 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: October

    Where: Brighton and Hove, England UK

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 authors and their books to children and young people. We are the only independent Book Festival in No...

When: September

    Where: Irvine, Ayreshire, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Durban, ZA

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

    Where: Tombstone, AZ US

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

    Where: Fort Worth, TX US

Tulsa Lit Fest

writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community. The free festival includes events ranging from open mic nights and live readings to a small press book fair and a jazz show, presented in a variety of bookstores, taprooms and museums near downtown. ...

When: April

    Where: Tulsa, OK 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: May

    Where: Tunbridge Wells, England UK

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

    Where: Tuscon, AZ 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: October

    Where: Twentynine Palms, CA 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

    Where: St Paul, MN 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, musical and visual artists, aspiring filmmakers, photography buffs as well as new, established and emer...

When: April

    Where: Golden Grove, St Croix VI

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia’s largest & most exciting literary event. ...

When: October

    Where: Ubud, Bali ID

Ullapool Book Festival (Sequel)

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.

The aim is to run an annual book festival the purpose of which is to promote and encourage the study, appre...

When: June

    Where: Ullapool, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Columbia, MO 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

    Where: Charlottesville, VA US

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

    Where: Wantage, 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.


When: September

    Where: Washington Island, WI US

Wealden Literary Festival

The Wealden Literary Festival is a unique cultural event that takes place every summer in the United Kingdom. It was launched in 2015 as a way to celebrate the natural world and our own creative potential. The festival attracts acclaimed authors, poets, artists, and makers who have taken inspiration...

When: June

    Where: Ashford, England UK

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

    Where: Wells, Somerset, 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

    Where: Bantry, Co Cork IE

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

    Where: Charleston, WV US

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 avid readers held in iconic venues throughout the city....

When: September

    Where: Whanganui, NZ

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

    Where: Airlie , QLD AU

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

    Where: Wigtown, Scotland UK

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 days of readings, recitals, debates and reflection, while also acknowledging our new and emerging writ...

When: October

    Where: Castlebar, Cty Mayo IE

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 and expertise with literature lovers. ...

When: October

    Where: Waterloo, ON CA

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

    Where: Williamsburg, VA US

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

    Where: Williiamstown, VIC AU

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

    Where: West Wimbledon, England UK

Winter Words

A true celebration of Scotland's finest fiction and nonfiction writers. We will investigate our relationship to Scotland's beautiful landscape and important heritage through various talks alongside drama and dramatic writing. ...

When: February

    Where: Pitlochry, Scotland UK

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

    Where: Eastport, NL CA

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

    Where: Madison, WI 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 publishers ...

When: February

    Where: Wolverhampton, England UK

Word Christchurch

A typical programme comprises 75+ events featuring over 150 writers, artists and thinkers. For five days we flood the CBD with a buzz of excited people and conversations, filling not just our venues, but the whole neighbourhood. Our primary venues are The Piano, Tu?ranga, Christchurch Art Gallery an...

When: August

    Where: Christchurch, NZ

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

    Where: Tallahassee, FL US

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

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

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 emerging authors, storytellers, workshops,and other online activities. It may look and feel a bit differ...

When: September

    Where: Lethbridge, AB CA

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

    Where: Blue Hill, ME 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

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

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 emerging and established writers from London, Canada, and beyond, showcasing new works and provocativ...

When: November

    Where: London, ON CA

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, storytelling, comedy, poetry, talks, workshops and exhibitions. Stories as hot as today’s headlines will com...

When: August

    Where: Daylesford, VIC AU

Words Out West

Words Out West: Western Downs Readers and Writers Festival is an award-winning celebration of storytelling that takes place during March. This festival, championed by the Western Downs Regional Council, offers an impressive slate of events for word-lovers in the Western Downs and beyond. From author...

When: March

    Where: Dalby, QLD 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 musicians. The event will run all day and into the evening. ...

When: July

    Where: Marlow, England UK

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

    Where: Sudbury, ON CA

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

    Where: Wrexham, Wales UK

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 the past few years, it has grown into one of the largest literary fairs in the county. ...

When: November

    Where: Oceanside, CA US

Write Women Book Fest

The Write Women Book Fest is a woman-focused event for publishing professionals and book lovers with 100+ authors tabling, selling and signing books, panel discussions, and live poetry readings. ...

When: July

    Where: Bowie, MD 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

    Where: Yeovil, England UK

York Festival

The York Festival hosts a two-week arts festival in the spring, and a weekend writers festival in the fall. Catering to all ages, the festival attracts lovers of literature, young adventurers, and families looking to entertain the kids with fun, unique activities. Just a pleasant 90-minute drive fro...

When: April

    Where: York, WA AU