Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2024 and 2025)

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3 Events Found in Missouri

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AWP Conference & Bookfair AWP Conference & Bookfair
Kansas City Convention Center

Hosted by: Community of Literary Magazine and Presses
Dates: Thursday, March 7, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024

Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
Phone: 301-226-9716


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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Unbound Book Festival

Dates: Thursday, April 18, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

Website: Unbound Book Festival


Brings nationally and internationally recognized authors of world-class renown to Columbia, Missouri, and talk about their books, their work, and their lives.

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Greater St. Louis Book Fair Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park

Dates: Thursday, May 2, 2024 to Sunday, May 5, 2024

Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair


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.

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