Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2022 and 2023)

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A printable list of these events. To add an event to our this list, share the event’s information on the Press Release area of our discussion forum, or complete our form to add a Book Festival or Fair to our Calendar.

Note: As a result of the global pandemic, please check the event’s official website for the latest information.


4 Events Found in Arkansas

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Books in Bloom Literary Festival Books in Bloom Literary Festival

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Hosted by:

Presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation


Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Email: jean@booksinbloom.org

Description:

Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation as its signature event to promote the value of books and reading. The Books in Bloom Co-chairs are Jean Elderwind, Jennifer Hudspeth, and Lin Wellford, directors on the Public Library Foundation Board.

The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet accomplished authors, and to hear them read from or speak about their work. Aspiring writers learn about various aspects of writing and publishing, and avid readers are introduced to authors working in a wide variety of genres.

Learn more about Books in Bloom Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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CALS Six Bridges Book Festival CALS Six Bridges Book Festival
Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library campus and other venues

Hosted by: The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)
Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

Website: CALS Six Bridges Book Festival
Email: bmooy@cals.org

Description:

The Six Bridges Book Festival presents a wide variety of authors and discussions throughout the year leading up to the annual festival.

Learn more about CALS Six Bridges Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Six Bridges Book Festival Six Bridges Book Festival
Main Library, Little Rock, Arkansas

Hosted by: Central Arkansas Library System
Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

Website: Six Bridges Book Festival
Email: SixBridgesBookFest@cals.org

Description:

Previously known for 16 years as the Arkansas Literary Festival, the four-day event in April celebrates reading, literacy, stories and wordsmithing including musical lyrics.

Learn more about Six Bridges Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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The Southern Literary Festival
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72904, Fort Smith, Arkansas 


Dates: Friday, April 21, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: The Southern Literary Festival

Description:

The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature.

Each year a different school hosts the festival, an undergraduate writing conference that offers participants workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, playwriting, and non-fiction.

Learn more about The Southern Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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