Events

Bay Area Book Festival
Bay Area Book Festival
Berkeley, California

June 4-5, 2016

'The Bay Area Book Festival will feature over 150 of the world's best authors—international, national and local, across genres and categories—on panels and stages over a single weekend. A …   

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Printers Row Lit Fest
Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, Illinois

June 11-12, 2016

This celebration of literature now stretches five blocks in the historic Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago as the Midwest's largest literary festival. The two-day outdoor event has continued to gro …   

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ThrillerFest
ThrillerFest
July 5-9, 2016

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 allo …   

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Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
July 13-14, 2016

'The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit brings together thought-leaders from the book, magazine and online  media industries, for an event acclaimed for its interactive  sessions and …   

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Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference
July 13-16, 2016

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 36th annual conference will take place in San D …   

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Midwest Writers Workshop
Midwest Writers Workshop
July 21-23, 2016

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 durin …   

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Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
July 28-31, 2016

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 i …   

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Yale Publishing Course
Yale Publishing Course
July 31 - August 5, 2016

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 l …   

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Writer's Digest Conference
Writer's Digest Conference
August 12-14, 2016

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:Ta …   

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When Words Collide
When Words Collide
August 12-14, 2016

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 …   

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Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi Book Festival
August 20, 2016

ABOUT: The Mississippi Book Festival was founded in 2013 to promote literacy and celebrate authors. The first festival took place in 2015 and featureed more than 100 authors at readings, panels, …   

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American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
August 25-28, 2016

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 q …   

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AJC Decatur Book Festival
AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 2-4, 2016

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 e …   

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Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival
September 18, 2016

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 prem …   

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Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Book Festival
September 23-25, 2016

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 …   

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National Book Festival
National Book Festival
September 24, 2016

ABOUT: The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.&n …   

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Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week
September 25-October 1, 2016

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 a …   

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Litquake
Litquake
San Francisco, California

October 7-15, 2016

Two authors established this celebration of the written word in 1999 when they realized just how much locals loved books and booze. San Franciscans take part in this nine day event with pub crawls, au …   

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The Southern Festival of Books
The Southern Festival of Books
October 14-16, 2016

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. …   

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Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver Writers Fest
October 18-23, 2016

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 …   

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Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt Book Fair
October 19-23, 2016

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 …   

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Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival
October 20-23, 2016

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 o …   

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Surrey International Writer's Conference
Surrey International Writer's Conference
October 20-23, 2016

ABOUT: 'The Surrey International Writers' Conference, held every October in British Columbia, is the most comprehensive conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres — …   

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Louisiana Book Festival
Louisiana Book Festival
October 29, 2016

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 contribu …   

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Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival
November 5-6, 2016

ABOUT: 'The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, a for …   

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