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

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6 Events Found in Virginia

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Virginia Festival of the Book Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, Virginia, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Hosted by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019

Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
Phone: 434 924-7548
Email: vabook@virginia.edu

Description:

Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the 56 state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Rick Atkinson, Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Alan Furst, John Grisham, Jan Karon, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright. A more complete list of past participants can be seen here.

Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to children’s programs and hands-on workshops. All programs are open to the public and, with the exception of a few ticketed events, the majority of Festival programs are free to attend.

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Ujamaa Book Festival Ujamaa Book Festival
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia


Hosted by: Harambee Books & Artworks
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website: Ujamaa Book Festival

Description:
The Ujamaa Book Festival brings over forty authors and fifteen-hundred readers authors together to celebrate the written word of the literary profession. Over 40 new, emerging, and nationally recognized authors already registered. Author's talk, panel discussions and workshops are aimed at expanding the knowledge of the discerning reader and fledgling author.

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The Hampton University Literary Festival The Hampton University Literary Festival
Hampton University, Student Center Ballroom, Hampton, Virginia


Hosted by: Hampton University
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Website: The Hampton University Literary Festival
Phone: 757-727-5372

Description:
Are you an author, publisher or independent bookstore looking for an opportunity to promote your work? Are you a reader of diverse literature looking for an event to discover new books? Are you looking for an event that gives you a valuable opportunity to learn about writing and publishing from a dynamic group of authors? Then this event is for you!

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Fall for the Book Fall for the Book
George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, Virginia


Hosted by: William Miller
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Fall for the Book
Phone: 703-993-3986
Email: executivedirector[@]fallforthebook.org

Description:

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Events take place at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, the festival’s base, and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

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West Virginia Book Festival West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia


Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: West Virginia Book Festival
Email: WVBookFestival@kanawhalibrary.org

Description:

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Virginia Children’s Book Festival Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Longwood University, Farmville, Farmville, Virginia


Hosted by: Longwood University
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Email: info@vachildrensbookfestival.com

Description:

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will bring together prominent children’s authors and illustrators and the general public in an annual event designed to foster the enjoyment of children’s literature.

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will be available to the public without an entrance fee. Children, parents, grandparents, book collectors, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

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