Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2023 and 2024)
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9 Events Found in Maryland
Annual fan convention that celebrates traditional mystery.Learn more about Malice Domestic on AALBC.com.
6000 Merriweather Dr, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Books In Bloom is an innovative, progressive, and memorable festival, poised to be one of the premier book festivals in the region. The festival is free and open to the public. Register to join us for the free one-day outdoor festival full of author readings, children's activities, a pop-up bookstore by Busboys & Poets, and more.Learn more about Books in Bloom Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
5904 Willow Knoll Dr., Derwood, Maryland 20855
Comic book and non-sports card shows, baseball and sportcard shows, and collectible shows.Learn more about Shoff Promotions Comic Con on AALBC.com.
121 American Way, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
Though black books have always mattered, some have yet to discover the lost wisdom, rich history, and incredible creativity found them. Wee’re using #blackbooksmatterday22 & #blackbooksmatter to share the profound impact of black books.Learn more about Black Books Matter Day on AALBC.com.
6400 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Oxon Hill, Maryland
BARR is a two day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.
Though BARR’s focus is on authors of color, because they are traditionally underserved by the publishing industry, the conference is open to everyone.
BARR brings value to the community by providing attendees the opportunity to learn about the craft of writing, and other related topics, through workshops and panel discussions focused on triggering an exchange of knowledge and ideas. BARR was founded by Sharon Lucas
AALBC’s Founder and Webmaster, Troy Johnson, will be giving a workshop this year!Learn more about Black Authors & Readers Rock on AALBC.com.
1441 McCormick Drive, Suite 1030, Largo, Maryland 20774
Hosted by: BookButler Publishing Company
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: BLK Author Expo
Be a part of this community gathering and vendor marketplace celebrating African American authors and their works. The five-hour live book expo will feature 70+ regional authors showcasing books in all genres for all ages.Learn more about BLK Author Expo on AALBC.com.
At LibLearnX, library professionals at all levels can take part in a conference experience that will provide ultimate learning benefits. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops, bite-size sessions, and other formats designed to match preferred learning styles with an emphasis on experiential learning. Be inspired and motivated by thought-leaders, authors, and subject matter experts, and celebrate your colleagues and favorite authors at the Award ceremonies.Learn more about The Library Learning Experience on AALBC.com.
534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403, Annapolis, Maryland
Hosted by: The Key School
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Website: Annapolis Book Festival
The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Every year more than 3,000 people attend this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Annapolis Book Festival brings nationally renowned authors to The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.Learn more about Annapolis Book Festival on AALBC.com.
31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Gaithersburg, Maryland
The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in talks, panel discussions and book signings throughout the day.
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.
Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country. Other festival highlights include exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live performances by singer/songwriters and poets, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops for children and adults/teens on a variety of topics.Learn more about Gaithersburg Book Festival on AALBC.com.