Events

ThrillerFest
ThrillerFest

July 7-11, 2015

ABOUT:Put on by International Thriler Writers, this five-day celebration of thriller novels encompasses all aspects of the thriller publishing experience. The schedule includes signing times that allow for interaction with fans, in addition to the informative discussions about trends and issues in the thriller publishing world. Thrillerfest is the premiere conference for thriller enthusiasts, …   read more

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

July 16-17, 2015

ABOUT: DigiPub's annual summit gathers the leaders of digital publishing for a two day conference that includes interactive workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities. Two days of cutting-edge digital publishing learning and intimate, expert-led workshops. Give your digital team the edge, with sessions from the industry's leading speakers, the hottest topics and some world-cl …   read more

Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Pacific Northwest Writers Conference

July 16-19, 2015

ABOUT: The Pacific Northwest Writers Association puts on this annual summer conference to give writers a networking and craft-honing opportunity. The conference is for writers of all levels and is led by industry experts, who conduct sessions to address important aspects of the publishing industry. The program also includes the chance to pitch your manuscript or project to attending agents or …   read more

Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference

July 22-25, 2015

ABOUT:The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. This year, the 35th annual conference will take place in New York City. LOCATION: New York Marriott Marquis, New York CityWEBSITE: https://www.rwa.org/conference   …   read more

Yale Publishing Course
Yale Publishing Course

July 19-24, 2015

ABOUT: This gathering of industry professionals focuses on leadership strategies in both of its course options: book publishing or magazine and digital publishing. The courses alternate between lectures that identify industry trends and sessions of discussion and problem solving in small groups or with a counselor, so that the experience is truly an engaging course rather than an informationa …   read more

Midwest Writers Workshop
Midwest Writers Workshop

July 23-25, 2015

ABOUT:This workshop program is designed to give authors the professional guidance they need to succeed in today's publishing world. From the website:'We have 35+ different instructional sessions during our three-day program on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. Thursday focuses on genre-specific intensive sessions. Friday and Saturday ar …   read more

Writer's Digest Conference
Writer's Digest Conference

July 31-August 2, 2015

ABOUT:The Writer's Digest Annual Conference gives attending authors the chance to pitch their work, learn from experts, and network with other writers and publishing professionals. From the website:Take control of your writing career, hone your craft and fuel your creative fire at Writer's Digest Annual Conference, brought to you by the editors of the industry's most trusted source for writing adv …   read more

American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp
American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp

August 5, 2015

ABOUT: If you are an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society is hosting several boot camps to help you polish your skills in different locations this fall. The ACES Editing Boot Camps are presented by knowledgeable and experienced editors of ACES' executive leadership team, and will cover the basics of grammar and punctuation, clarity and accuracy, proofreading, …   read more

When Words Collide
When Words Collide

August 14-16, 2015

ABOUT: This festival aims to bring together the literary community, with authors and readers meeting in Calgary, Alberta. Writers from every genre are welcome to join the festival and share tips and information. A panel of speakers will discuss literature, publishing, cover art, pitch sessions, and writing. Readers can attend autograph sessions to get signed copies of the 50+ attending author …   read more

Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi Book Festival

August 22, 2015

ABOUT: The Mississippi Book Festival was founded in 2013 to promote literacy and celebrate authors. The first festival will take place in 2015 and will feature more than 75 authors at readings, panels, and discussions, as well as exhibitors, themed tents, and a keynote speaker. Self-published and traditionally published authors are invited to become speakers. The one day event is free and ope …   read more

AJC Decatur Book Festival
AJC Decatur Book Festival

September 4-6, 2015

ABOUT: The Atlanta Journal Constitution festival attracts massive amount of book-lovers into downtown Decatur, Georgia. One draw that makes this the largest independent literary festival is the extensive list of well known to famous authors hosting events and activities. The festival also takes the task of providing literary-based entertainment for all ages seriously; past years have brought …   read more

National Book Festival
National Book Festival

September 5, 2015

ABOUT: The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. From the website: The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book …   read more

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival

September 20, 2015

ABOUT: 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 authors and the festival's lively literary marketplace.The Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend e …   read more

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

September 17-20, 2015

ABOUT: The American Christian Fiction Writers have hosted this annual national conference since 2002, 'the premier event among Christian fiction writers and other industry professionals for the quality classes and networking opportunities provided there.' The conference has a wide selection of offerings, including a keynote speaker, workshop electives, Spotlight On sessions with publishing ho …   read more

American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp
American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp

September 18, 2015

ABOUT: If you are an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society is hosting several boot camps to help you polish your skills in different locations this fall. The ACES Editing Boot Camps are presented by knowledgeable and experienced editors of ACES' executive leadership team, and will cover the basics of grammar and punctuation, clarity and accuracy, proofreading, …   read more

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Book Festival

September 25-27, 2015

ABOUT: The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, bee …   read more

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week

September 27-October 3, 2015

ABOUT: Banned Books Week is the 'national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read.' Launched in 1982, the week is used by booksellers, librarians, authors and readers to draw attention to the problems of censorship. According to the ALA, hundreds of books are challenged or removed from libraries every year. Participants in Banned Books Week celebrate the freedom to read by …   read more

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14-18, 2015

ABOUT: The world's largest book fair is as rich in history as it is in attendees. According to Peter Weishaas' A History of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the international importance of the fair to the literary community was established by 1598, when English scholar Thomas Bodley attended with the intention of stocking the newly refounded Oxford University Library. In 1949, the first modern i …   read more

American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp
American Copy Editors Society Editing Boot Camp

October 16, 2015

ABOUT: If you are an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society is hosting several boot camps to help you polish your skills in different locations this fall. The ACES Editing Boot Camps are presented by knowledgeable and experienced editors of ACES' executive leadership team, and will cover the basics of grammar and punctuation, clarity and accuracy, proofreading, …   read more

Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver Writers Fest

October 20-25, 2015

ABOUT: From the website: 'The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.For the past 27 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers an …   read more