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.


3 Events Found in Missouri

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AWP Conference AWP Conference
Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri


Dates: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021

Website: AWP Conference
Phone: 301-226-9716
Email: events@awpwriter.org

Description:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP is now the largest literary conference in North America.

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Learn more about AWP Conference on AALBC.com.
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LitUp Festival LitUp Festival
North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri


Hosted by: North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library
Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced

Website: LitUp Festival
Email: litupfest@mymcpl.org

Description:
LitUp is a book festival for teenagers and young adults. There will be free books and food, illustrating and writing clinics, author interviews, amazing keynote speakers, and a poetry slam.

Learn more about LitUp Festival on AALBC.com.
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Greater St. Louis Book Fair Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park, St. Louis, Missouri


Date: June 2021 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Email: info@stlouisbookfair.org

Description:

Greater St. Louis Book Fair is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most popular charity book sales. For over 60 years, book lovers and collectors have enjoyed bargain prices on a diverse and quality selection of new, gently-used and rare books. Fair proceeds benefit local non-profit education and literacy programs.

Learn more about Greater St. Louis Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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