Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2023 and 2024)

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Check out the events that have already taken place on our list of events from the beginning of the year. 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.

3 Events Found in District of Columbia

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Library of Congress National Book Festival Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival


Mark your calendars for the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

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Literary Hill BookFest

Hosted by: Capitol Hill
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023

Website: Literary Hill BookFest


Meet some of your favorite authors of fiction, history, memior, poetry, children's literature, politics, mystery and more.

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Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW Washington, DC 20005, Washington, District of Columbia 

Hosted by: Hurston/Wright Foundation
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony


Named for literary geniuses, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990. Hurston/Wright was established to be a resource center for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation serves aspiring and emerging writers, published authors, readers and supporters of Black literature. Hurston/Wright programs, awards, special events and literary resources aim to impact the literature community and those who contribute to the enrichment of it.

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