Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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4 Events Found in Canada

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

Dates: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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, Vancouver, Canada

Dates: Monday, October 21, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

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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International Festival of Authors International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

Hosted by: IFOA
Dates: Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019

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

Date: May 2020 – Dates to be Announced

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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