Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2018 and 2019)

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5 Events Found in Canada

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The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations, Brampton, Ontario, Canada


Dates: Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Email: info@thefoldcanada.org

Description:

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, Toronto, Canada


Hosted by: Kya Publishing
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Website: Toronto Urban Book Expo
Email: info@kyapublishing.com

Description:

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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Kingston WritersFest Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, Ontario, Canada


Dates: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Website: Kingston WritersFest
Email: info@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Description:
“A festival for writers and readers.”

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


Date: October 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Vancouver Writers Fest
Phone: 604-681-6330
Email: info@writersfest.bc.ca

Description:

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.

Learn more about Vancouver Writers Fest on AALBC.com.
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International Festival of Authors International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada


Hosted by: IFOA
Dates: Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

Website: International Festival of Authors
Phone: 416-973-4760
Email: info@ifoa.org

Description:

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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