Events

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

The Southern Festival of Books
The Southern Festival of Books

October 9-11, 2015

ABOUT:Put on by Humanities Tennessee, the Southern Festival of Books is intended to be a true celebration of the written word by bringing together readers and authors and promoting the joy of reading. The festival was first held in 1989, and brings around 200 authors to Nashville for readings, discussions, book signings, and activities. The festival is free to the public and also features performa …   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

Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival

October 22-25, 2015

ABOUT:This annual book festival celebrates literature by bringing authors to Madison and hosting readings, signings, and other events over the course of four days. Madison Public Library, which puts on the festival, also hosts festival readings and events throughout the year. This year's events include a children's series, a Wisconsin authors series, and more. LOCATION:Madison, WisconsinWEBSI …   read more

Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival

October 23-25, 2015

ABOUT:The Boston Book Festival promises something for everyone, with over 150 presenters, a street fair, live music, sessions and seminars, and activities for kids and teens. Free and open to the public, the festival 'celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of readi …   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

Louisiana Book Festival
Louisiana Book Festival

October 31, 2015

ABOUT:The Louisiana Book Festival is a free, open to public literary celebration that takes place in Baton Rouge. Events include Wordshops, activities for kids and teens, an Authors Party for contributing writers, poets, panelists, and sponsors, and the One Book, One Festival group in which participants read a selected book in advance and join a scholar-led discussion. The festival also presents t …   read more

Traverse City Children's Book Festival
Traverse City Children's Book Festival

November 14, 2015

ABOUT:TCCBF is a celebration of children, families, community, and literacy. The festival offers a sampling of books for the entire family from a variety of Michigan and national publishers. Local non-profits will be on hand with fun, kid-friendly activities and crafts. Each year, the festival honors the medalists in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, presented annually by Jenkins Group since 20 …   read more