Events

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference
American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

St. Louis, Missouri

September 25-27, 2014

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 houses, editor …   read more

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Book Festival

Baltimore, Maryland

September 26-28, 2014

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, beer and wine.N …   read more

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week

September 21-27, 2014

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 hosting even …   read more

The Southern Festival of Books
The Southern Festival of Books

Nashville, Tennessee

October 10-12, 2014

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 performance st …   read more

Litquake
Litquake

San Francisco, California

October 10-18, 2014

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, author events, youth programs, book giveaways, and more. The goal of Litquake is to 'present the literary fare in a variety of traditional and unlikely venues, and make it vivid, real, and entertaining. …   read more

Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival

Madison, Wisconsin

October 16-19, 2014

This annual book festival celebrates literature by bringing authors to Madison and hosting readings, signings, and other events over the course of four days. This year's events include readings from Kyle Minor (an IPPY award-winning author), Nevada Barr, Lois Lowry, Joshua Ferris, and more. Read more about the festival here.  …   read more

James River Writers Conference
James River Writers Conference

Richmond, Virginia

October 17-19, 2014

The 12th annual James River Writers Conference is back, this year featuring more than two dozen guest speakers. The event draws over 300 participants to its conferences, workshops, speakers, networking opportunities, and Pitchapalooza.From the press release:The James River Writers Conference returns to Richmond from Oct. 17-19 with new, hands-on workshops, master classes and one-on-one meetings wi …   read more

Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival

Boston, Massachusetts

October 23-25, 2014

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 reading and …   read more

Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival

Austin, Texas

October 25-26, 2014

'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 former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading an …   read more

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

Palm Springs, California

October 30, 2014

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, headlines an …   read more

Louisiana Book Festival
Louisiana Book Festival

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

November 1, 2014

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 the Lou …   read more

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

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

November 8, 2014

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 2007, wi …   read more

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

Omaha, Nebraska

November 8, 2014

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, headlines an …   read more