Events

ALA Midwinter Meeting
ALA Midwinter Meeting

January 8-12, 2016

ABOUT: 'ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference are the premier global library events each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that …   read more

Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Palm Beach Poetry Festival

January 18-23, 2016

ABOUT: 'The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry - by presenting an annual festival and other poetry events in Palm Beach County - featuring America's finest poets. It is our goal to provide a nationally recognized learning opportunity for writers of poetry and a world-class, life-enriching …   read more

ABA Winter Institute
ABA Winter Institute

January 23–26, 2016

ABOUT: 'An intensive three-day education program comprised of innovative education sessions, roundtables, author events, and networking opportunities with booksellers, publishers, and industry vendors. Exclusively for ABA member bookstores. Most meals are provided for a modest fee; ABA arranges for a discounted hotel rate.'LOCATION: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, ColoradoWEBSITE: http://ww …   read more

San Miguel Writers’ Conference
San Miguel Writers’ Conference

February 10 - 14, 2016

ABOUT: 'As the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas, the San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival (SMWC) attracts prominent authors, established and emerging writers, industry experts, teaching professionals, and avid readers primarily from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.'In addition to the 750 participants in craft and c …   read more

San Francisco Writer’s Conference
San Francisco Writer’s Conference

February 11-14, 2016

ABOUT: This four-day conference boasts over 100 bestselling authors, literary agents, editors and publishers from major publishing houses. Featuring 60+ sessions, an opening gala, evening Open Mic, poetry events and pitch sessions, the jam-packed conference is bursting with opportunity for writers.LOCATION: Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CaliforniaWEBSITE: http://sfwriters.org/& …   read more

Savannah Book Festival
Savannah Book Festival

February 11-14, 2016

ABOUT: Writers of every type converge with the public at this annual three-day event. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday, the main festival day, which includes book signings and presentations. Its mission: “celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.”LOCATION …   read more

SCBWI Winter Conference
SCBWI Winter Conference

February 12-14, 2016

ABOUT: 'Join us this February in New York City for an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world. The Annual Winter Conference in New York is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the children's book industry. 'LOCATION: New York, New YorkWEBSITE: https://www.scbwi.org/events/ …   read more

Southern California Writers’ Conference
Southern California Writers’ Conference

February 12-15, 2016

ABOUT: 'Founded and run by professional writers, the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, having facilitated some $4 million worth of first-time authors' book and screen deals. With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical …   read more

Digital Book World Conference & Expo
Digital Book World Conference & Expo

March 7-9, 2016

ABOUT: 'The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the premier event for publishers and content providers of all sizes and business models who plan to come out on top of publishing's digital transformation.'Stay nimble in this digital-first, global content market and capitalize on every opportunity, with the help of digital media's most innovative thinkers and influencers. Get the perspectiv …   read more

Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson Festival of Books

March 12-13, 2016

ABOUT: Beginning in 2009, the University of Arizona has hosted this celebration of books on its campus, offering free admission to the public. With over 100,000 visitors each year, it has grown into the fourth-largest book festival in the country. The festival is packed with events, from book signings, panel discussions, entertainment, and free activities.LOCATION: University of Arizona Campu …   read more

AWP Conference & Bookfair
AWP Conference & Bookfair

March 30-April 2, 2016

ABOUT: Held in a different city each year, this conference seeks to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, and publishers of each region. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs focuses on promoting literary achievement, particularly in higher education, by supporting writing programs and initiatives of all kinds. However, the AWP supports individual writers in addition to numerou …   read more