Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2020 and 2021)

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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 postponements, cancellations, conversion to virtual events.

6 Events Found in Georgia

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The Atlanta Kick Back The Atlanta Kick Back
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia

Hosted by: 556 Book Chicks Book Club
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: The Atlanta Kick Back


556 Book Chicks is an award-winning book club, founded in 2012 by 3 friends and co-workers (Benita, Monika, and Tiffany). It started as just a book club - discussing and meeting authors. Over the years the book club has grown into an Atlanta Book Signing Festival.

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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Friday, July 31, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020

Website: National Book Club Conference


Over the course of 15 years, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “literary bliss”. Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, informative and important.

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Onyxcon Onyxcon
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd SW, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: Blaque Canvas
Date: August 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Onyxcon


2018 marked the 10 year anniversary of ONYXCON ! A DECADE.

ONXCON is a convention, festival, and celebration.

We promote, showcase, educate, and entertain all fans of the Sequential Arts and related media. We EDUTAIN! We feature independent and legendary creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on African Diaspora culture, concepts, interests, and general markets. Ultimately we represent diversity in these Arts and so we are open to representing all POPULAR ARTS that are CONSCIOUSLY DIVERSE! Our event is for everyone, and is a progressive and diverse networking event for professionals as well as enthusiasts who appreciate our showcase. Because comic books/comic strips have long stood as the foundation Art form of this type of convention, comics are a major feature. But ONYXCON IS NOT LIMITED TO COMIC BOOKS. Our events highlight other literary genres like speculative fiction, as well as video games, collectable toys and models, films/documentaries, and all other media related to the Popular Arts.

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Black Writers Weekend Black Writers Weekend
Various Locations, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)
Dates: Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Saturday, August 29, 2020

Website: Black Writers Weekend


Black Writers Weekend is an annual event created to celebrate and honor black literary creatives in publishing and film. Founded by Tamika Newhouse, the weekend bridges the gaps between black literary creatives and opportunities that will advance their careers. Powered by AAMBC Inc., the organization focuses on new and emerging voices in literature and fusing them with established creatives in film, television, and publishing.

First established in 2008 as an award show called the AAMBC Awards, it is now a four-day weekend. Attendees will enjoy panels, workshops, author signings and our celebratory book bash, movie screenings, along with the formal awards gala positioned as the highlight of the weekend. “This weekend was designed specifically for readers and writers of all genres, genders, and ages,” Newhouse says. “We wanted this to be a true celebration of literary achievement in every area imaginable.”’s Founder, Troy Johnson, was named Literary Activist of the Year for 2017.

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AJC Decatur Book Festival AJC Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur, Decatur, Georgia

Dates: Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020

Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112


The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square.

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Dahlonega Literary Festival Dahlonega Literary Festival
Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA, Dahlonega, Georgia

Hosted by: Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Dates: Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021

Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival


The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more delightful as the years go on. Ours is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant.

Past featured authors include: Frances Mayes, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Kay, Deanna Raybourn, Joshilyn Jackson, and many more. Where else can you see, have conversations with, and even dine with bestselling authors while surrounded by the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

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