Religious Literary Events

Literary Festivals, Writers Conferences, and other book events with a focus on a particular faith community

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Each year, hundreds of veteran authors and those just learning the craft of Christian fiction gather in a setting like this to hear skilled instructors, inspiring keynoters…to gain from the insights of industry professionals…to interact with other writers…and to present their ideas to agents a...

When: September

    Where: St. Louis, MO 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

ANWA Writers Conference

The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a network for writers who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The annual ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference is a 2 1/2 day professional conference for writers of all levels, from beginner to best-selling author. Whether you...

When: September

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Asheville Christian Writers Conference

Join us in person or virtually at the Billy Graham Conference Center for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference at The Cove. Space is limited on campus, so sign up soon. Conference prices start at $135. ...

When: February

    Where: Asheville, NC US

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference began nearly four decades ago as a spirit-filled environment where writers could move forward in their writing journey and publishing dreams. The legacy event is focused on God’s path for each writer, and the conference is dedicated to meeting ...

When: May

    Where: Ridgecrest, NC US

Catholic Writers Conference

The conference, held in conjunction with the Association of Catholic Publishers, offers two days of speakers on various writing and publishing topics, followed by a third day of pitch sessions by appointment....

When: May

    Where: Chicago, IL US

Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference

The Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference welcomes both new and established writers, as well as anyone interested in the writer’s craft. Their purpose is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ through all their endeavors while encouraging others in the art of writing. The conference, held in C...

When: June

    Where: Cedar Falls, IA US

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

Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature

A bi-annual literary festival with a theological slant, the Festival of Faith and Literature seeks to encourage a love of literature as it relates to faith, and to create a thoughtful and relaxing space in which to consider works of literature and their religious and moral themes. ...

When: April

    Where: Oxfordshire, England UK

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

Festival of Faith and Writing

The biennial writing festival at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrating matters of faith. The Festival of Faith and Writing gathers poets, novelists, publishers, musicians, academics, poets, playwrights, editors, screenwriters, agents, journalists, students, and readers to explore the...

When: April

    Where: Grand Rapids, MI 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


HopeWords Writers’ Conference is an annual event at Bluefield College bringing in top Christian authors, world-class thinkers and writers. HopeWords is committed to that decidedly Christian work of imagination, believing that life breaks forth in unexpected places in unexpected ways....

When: April

    Where: Bluefield, WV US

InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship Fall Conference

InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship sponsors and hosts a three-day conference every year in September. Fall Conference gives writers an opportunity to come together for inspiration, motivation, and to learn more about the craft of writing. Each year InScribe is pleased to feature a seasoned aut...

When: September

    Where: Calgary, AB CA

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


Imagine a boot camp for your writing: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Scriptoria is a collaboration between three Christian traditions with Aquinas College, Calvin University, and Cornerstone University professors. Morning workshops, afternoon writing instruction, and evening readings will be held...

When: June

    Where: Grand Rapids, MI US

Southern Christian Writers Conference

The Southern Christian Writers Conference is an annual workshop held each June in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The conference--in partnership with TAB Media Group--is designed to help both aspiring and successful writers learn more about the writing and publishing process. Nationally recognized experts--wri...

When: June

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

St. Andrews Literature Festival

Hosted across multiple church venues and the St Andrews Bookshop, this festival celebrates Christian literature, showcasing much-loved Christian authors. Each author takes the stage for one hour to engage in thought-provoking conversations with the hosts, delving into the themes of their books. ...

When: June

    Where: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England UK

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

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of Jewish writing. It showcases the talents of writers from around Australia and overseas who identify as Jewish or who write on Jewish themes. The SJWF was the first of its kind in Australia and is steadily becoming ...

When: August

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

West Coast Christian Writers Conference

West Coast Christian Writers Conference is an online conference, with keynote sessions, workshops, coaching groups, and appointments for writers at all levels...

When: November

    Where: Brentwood, CA US

Write! Canada

Write! Canada is an annual three-day meeting of Christian writers that takes place in Guelph, Ontario. Write! Canada offers an opportunity for writers to attend seminars, speak with literary agents and meet Christian publishers. ...

When: September

    Where: Guelph, ON CA