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.

5 Events Found in Canada

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The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations

Dates: Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)


The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates diversity in literature by promoting diverse authors and stories in Brampton, Ontario—one of Canada&rsquos most culturally diverse cities.

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Toronto Urban Book Expo Toronto Urban Book Expo
Toronto Centre for the Arts

5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada, Toronto, Canada 

Hosted by: Kya Publishing
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Website: Toronto Urban Book Expo


Kya Publishing’s TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction. It is an annual exposition of contemporary urban writers where authors and publishers have the opportunity to display, sell, and communicate their projects while promoting support and recognition for urban literature, literacy, and culture.

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International Festival of Authors International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada, Toronto, Canada 

Hosted by: IFOA
Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

Website: International Festival of Authors
Phone: 416-973-4760


Since its inception in 1974, Toronto’s International Festival of Authors has welcomed more than 9,000 authors from over 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners.

IFOA presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally recognized forum in which to present their work.

Incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to cultivate and advance the cause of literature, IFOA is home to a weekly event series (September to June), the annual International Festival of Authors (October) and ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May), presented with the Ontario Library Association. IFOA also runs Toronto Lit Up, a three-year programme supported by the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) that helps launch and promote the work of local authors.

In 2006, IFOA introduced its touring programme, IFOA Ontario, which now visits communities in numerous cities and towns across the province.

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Kingston WritersFest Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

Dates: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

Website: Kingston WritersFest

“A festival for writers and readers.”

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Vancouver Writers Fest Vancouver Writers Fest
Granville Island, and two off Site Venues

Dates: Monday, October 17, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Website: Vancouver Writers Fest
Phone: 604-681-6330


The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.

For the past 30 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists.

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