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  1. Blogger Week 2016 UnConference
    Blogger Week 2016 UnConference – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  2. Website: Blogger Week 2016 UnConference
    Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Time: TBD

    Multicultural nationwide festival of bloggers, journalists & social media mavens.

  3. The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival
    The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival – Hampton, Virginia
  4. Website: The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
    Time: 09:00 a.m. – at 4:00 p.m.

    Upon returning from an out of state book festival, Florenza Denise Lee wondered what would be required to have her very own book festival in her neck of the woods. This internal dialogue lead to the creation of, The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival and Fundraiser. Wanting to pay life forward, she selected REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children) a 501(c)3 organization that provides literacy programs for homeless and at-risk children in Hampton Roads.

  5. Onyxcon
    Onyxcon – Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Website: Onyxcon
    Date: August 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    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.

  7. Leimert Park Village Book Fair
    Leimert Park Village Book Fair – Los Angeles, California
  8. Website: Leimert Park Village Book Fair
    Date: August 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    See Press Release

    The Leimert Park Village Book Fair was founded in 2006 by Cynthia E. Exum with the goal of promoting literacy and education in Los Angeles. The Leimert Park Village Book Fair was inspired by a project in February 1999 when Ms. Exum partnered with Our Authors Study Club, Inc. to present a ‘Festival of African American Authors’ at Los Angeles Southwest College. Its success in drawing 10 authors participating for an audience of 40 inspired the idea of creating an annual literary event.

    Today, the Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants – and boasts an audience of over 5,000. Since its inception the Leimert Park Village Book Fair has grown in popularity and prestige becoming a cultural tradition and premier summer literary event.

  9. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    The Soulful Chicago Book Fair – Chicago, Illinois
  10. Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    Date: August 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is a FREE, outdoor, celebration of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora. It is Chicago’s only living “author-centric” festival, filled with OUR stories told through books, spoken word, storytelling, songwriting, play writing and art!

  11. Beijing International Book Fair
    Beijing International Book Fair – Beijing, China
  12. Website: Beijing International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020

    The BIBF - Beijing International Book Fair – is divided into several specific areas: The area of children’s books and comics, the field of industry, and the field of book and newspaper publishers. Another focus is the area of protection of copyright and copyright trade. Here, interested visitors can learn about the latest trends and phenomena all around the theme of books at the numerous international and national exhibition booths. 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the fair.

  13. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair – Denver, Colorado
  14. Website: Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Saturday, September 10, 2022

    The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair will have guest speakers who will discuss the Mystery genre. Once again we will have the Book Arts displays and demonstrations including the Preservation Station. Whether you are a serious collector; print enthusiast, or casual shopper, the RMBPF has a lot to offer from rare books and maps to cultural oddities and whimsical finds.

    Over 80 exhibitors from across the nation have selected their best inventory to present at the fair. If you’re looking for something specific, ask our exhibitors, you never know what they have in store that you have been hoping to acquire or might never have imagined exists!

  15. Fall Into Fiction
    Fall Into Fiction – Emeryville, California
  16. Website: Fall Into Fiction
    Date: September 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    UCAAB was created as a way for African-American book clubs in California to network, support, and promote our reading groups, black-owned independent bookstores, and the authors we love to read. Many of us live, work, and meet in the same area; but, rarely do we get a chance to come together as ONE! UCAAB is our way of officially creating and sustaining a cohesive environment that celebrates each member’s (book club or individual) uniqueness, encourages community bonding, embraces fellowship, and supports the literary contributions of authors of African descent.

    One of the primary goals of UCAAB is to bring book lovers and authors together on the west coast. We accomplish this by hosting our annual Fall into Fiction literary event. This is just one of the ways we get the attention of publishers, so they will begin to include California on all of their authors' book tours.

  17. Burlington Book Festival
    Burlington Book Festival – Burlington, Vermont
  18. Website: Burlington Book Festival
    Date: September 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    The Queen City’s annual celebration of the written word offers readings, book signings, panels, workshops, demos, family activities, and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world and just around the corner. All events are free and open to the public.

  19. Open Book Festival
    Open Book Festival – Cape Town, South Africa
  20. Website: Open Book Festival
    Date: September 2020 – Dates to be Announced
    An annual literary festival, the first of which took place in 2011.Top
  21. Calabash International Literary Festival
    Calabash International Literary Festival – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.
  22. Website: Calabash International Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, September 11, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020

    The Calabash International Literary Festival, held on a biennial basis on even years, was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world. The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world.

    A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. After 10 successive years Calabash is now staged on a biennial basis on even years. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion is the only price of entry. But voluntary contributions are welcomed.

    The festival is produced by the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust (the Trust), which also produces publishing seminars and writing workshops. The Trust is affiliated with the Friends of the Calabash International Literary Festival, a registered 501(c)(3) corporation in the United States.

  23. African American Literary Awards Show
    African American Literary Awards Show – New York, New York
  24. Website: African American Literary Awards Show
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    The African American Literary Award show is the brainchild of Yvette Hayward. She came up with the idea in 1996 and was finally able to bring it to fruition in September 2004.

  25. Alaska Book Week
    Alaska Book Week – , Alaska
  26. Website: Alaska Book Week
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    Alaska Book Week was established in 2011 by 49 Writers to spotlight Alaska's authors and their books. Since then it has grown into a state-wide celebration, coordinated by a coalition of organizations: the Alaska Center for the Book, 49 Writers, the Alaska State Library, and Anchorage Public Library.

  27. Literary Festival of Charlotte
    Literary Festival of Charlotte – Charlotte, North Carolina
  28. Website: Literary Festival of Charlotte
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced
    The Charlotte Literary Festival is here to reignite the love of reading in our community, provide exposure to new literary voices, and promote a renaissance of engagement with the arts.Top
  29. Fort Worth BookFest
    Fort Worth BookFest – Fort Worth, Texas
  30. Website: Fort Worth BookFest
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    Organized in April 2016, a cross-cultural, community-driven Action Group is spearheading the Fort Worth BookFest effort. Our Group has attracted broad support throughout the community among individuals, organizations, elected officials, and institutions.

    Our goal is to raise awareness of the transformative power of literacy through the BookFest platform to showcase the wealth of talent among all cultures that call Fort Worth and the southwest region (our marketing area – TX, NM, OK, AR, and LA) home. We have collaborated with Max Rodriguez, founder and producer of the famed Harlem Book Fair for his 18-years of Book Fair production experience.

  31. Seattle Urban Book Expo
    Seattle Urban Book Expo – Seattle, Washington
  32. Website: Seattle Urban Book Expo
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced
    Seattle Urban Book Expo (S.U.B.E) provides a platform for authors to showcase their Literary work and connect them with readers in their community.Top
  33. Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
    Minnesota Black Author’s Expo – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  34. Website: Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    This expo is intended to support the work of Black authors; to engage the community; and to provide a space in north Minneapolis where literature is celebrated as a community.

  35. Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival
    Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival – Henderson, Minnesota
  36. Website: Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival
    Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    This is Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival inaugural event and author/exhibitor/artist space is free! The festival features local, regional, and emergent authors, publishers, and artists. Located less than an hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Henderson is located in the scenic Minnesota River Valley. The event will be well promoted in the Twin Cities area and Southern Minnesota. This is a rain or shine indoor event. Registration deadline is September 6, 2019.

  37. The High Desert Book Festival
    The High Desert Book Festival – Hesperia, California
  38. Website: The High Desert Book Festival
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Our annual High Desert Book Festival is where authors and book lovers meet to celebrate the written word amidst Joshua Trees and Route 66.

    Wordsmith Productions presents its fifth annual High Desert Book Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park in Hesperia, California. The event is co-sponsored by Hesperia Recreation & Park District and the City of Hesperia. The 501c3 nonprofit is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 California Humanities For All Quick Grant for its project on Exploring the Literature of the California Desert. We are in the California Mojave High Desert, 90 minutes northeast of L.A., on the way to Las Vegas, and just 45 minutes from Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead.

  39. The Cavalcade of Authors
    The Cavalcade of Authors – Chicago, Illinois
  40. Website: The Cavalcade of Authors
    Dates: Friday, October 9, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020

    The Cavalcade of Authors is the ultimate event where readers and book clubs tour Chicago with their favorite authors. Join us for a weekend of private dinners, intimate chats, dancing, shopping, games, and so much more.

  41. Queen City Book Fair
    Queen City Book Fair – Charlotte, North Carolina
  42. Website: Queen City Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
    Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Queen City Book Fair (est. 2016) co-founders Quisha Dynae and Shmel Carter, warmly invite you to their fair! All local avid readers and anyone interested in stimulating literary appetites are called to join in our latest contribution to literacy!

  43. Louisville Book Festival
    Louisville Book Festival – Louisville, Kentucky
  44. Website: Louisville Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, October 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020

    2020 marks the first year for this festival

  45. Baltimore Book Festival
    Baltimore Book Festival – Baltimore, Maryland
  46. Website: Baltimore Book Festival
    Date: November 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer, and wine program.

  47. Portland’s Book Festival
    Portland’s Book Festival – Portland, Oregon
  48. Website: Portland’s Book Festival
    Date: November 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) includes author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

  49. Bluffton Book Festival
    Bluffton Book Festival – Bluffton, South Carolina
  50. Website: Bluffton Book Festival
    Date: November 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    The Bluffton Book Festival's mission is to raise money for two non-profit organizations that support literacy, education, reading, authors, bookselling and the publishing community as a whole and to bring awareness to local and national literary talent in the process.

  51. York Book Expo
    York Book Expo – York, Pennsylvania
  52. Website: York Book Expo
    Date: November 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    There’s something for all ages to experience at York Book Expo. You will be able to buy books from more than 100 authors, and have them personalized and autographed, too! Kids can read to the Happy Tails Therapy Dogs, and enjoy awesome crafts and activities all day. Aspiring writers can sign up for free writing workshops.

  53. Belize Writers’ Conference – Ambergris Caye, Belize
  54. Website: Belize Writers’ Conference
    Dates: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 to Monday, November 9, 2020

    First-ever Belize Writers’ Conference Launching April 2018. Six-day conference offers workshops by New York literary agents.

  55. Kingston Book Festival
    Kingston Book Festival – Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
  56. Website: Kingston Book Festival
    Dates: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020

    The Kingston Book Festival is one of the largest book festivals in the English speaking Caribbean. It comprises 30 events over 8 days with a combined audience of more than 6,000. We also include training and networking sessions for industry professionals as well as special events for vulnerable populations.

    All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Venues to be confirmed.

  57. Miami Book Fair International
    Miami Book Fair International – Miami, Florida
  58. Website: Miami Book Fair International
    Dates: Sunday, November 13, 2022 to Sunday, November 20, 2022

    The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then, it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival. In 2001, the Fair became part of The Center for Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year.

  59. Abantu Book Festival
    Abantu Book Festival – Soweto, South Africa
  60. Website: Abantu Book Festival
    Date: December 2020 – Dates to be Announced

    Abantu Book Festival is an annual literary event held in Soweto, South African’s artistic heartland, featuring authors from South Africa, Africa, and the diaspora. Abantu is the Nguni word for people, which makes this the people’s festival. Our vision is simple—We see a Soweto with a vibrant culture of reading.

  61. Literary Writers Conference. New York City.
    Literary Writers Conference. New York City. – New York, New York
  62. Website: Literary Writers Conference. New York City.
    Dates: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 to Friday, December 4, 2020
    The conference for the serious writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.Top
  63. ALA Midwinter Meeting
    ALA Midwinter Meeting – Indianapolis, Indiana
  64. Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting
    Dates: Friday, January 22, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. This event trends nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

  65. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Rancho Mirage Writers Festival – Rancho Mirage, California
  66. Website: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Dates: Friday, January 29, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

    The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time — “Coachella for the brain.”

  67. Detroit Book City
    Detroit Book City – Detroit, Michigan
  68. Website: Detroit Book City
    Date: February 2021 – Dates to be Announced
    Detroit Book City: African-American Family Book Expo is an exciting one-day event is designed to preserve literacy in our community — at the family level. Enjoy a winter afternoon with over 60 talented, Black Indie Authors of adult & children books.Top
  69. Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
    Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival – Richmond, Virginia
  70. Website: Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
    Dates: Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
    The Black Book Expo, A Conscious Literary Festival is a vast display of literature is featured including topics like black history, politics, science, health, African Diasporic culture, African spirituality, personal development, novels and children’s books. The public is invited to meet authors, hear their talks and browse and buy books to complement personal collections. Top
  71. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    New York Antiquarian Book Fair – New York, New York
  72. Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    Date: March 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    2020 is the 60th Year

    This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. The consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. All books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

  73. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
    Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival – Washington, District of Columbia
  74. Website: Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
    Date: March 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    children can learn to spin a yarn and weave a story, based on tales from Ghana, Morocco and Ivory Coast. A panel of Current and past CABA winners CABA authors/illustrators is featured from 11:30 – 12:30. Current and past CABA winners will be signing their books after the panel discussion. The museum is also opening its newest exhibit, Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

  75. Paris Book Fair
    Paris Book Fair – Paris, France
  76. Website: Paris Book Fair
    Date: March 2021 – Dates to be Announced
  77. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Dahlonega Literary Festival – Dahlonega, Georgia
  78. Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021

    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.

  79. National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
    National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium – Brooklyn, New York
  80. Website: National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
    Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Time: 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The 2021 Biennial Symposium will be Held via Zoom

    Purchase the Books by the Authors Featured in this Symposium

    The 2021 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, “They Cried I Am: The Life and Work of Paule Marshall and John A. Williams, Unsung Black Literary Voices,” will celebrate the life and works of the late Paule Marshall and John A. Williams.

    Featured program highlights will include a keynote address, roundtable discussions, and dramatic readings. Confirmed speakers include Carole Boyce-Davies, Edwidge Danticat, Keith Gilyard, Maryemma Graham, Michael Anthony Green, Lawrence Jackson, Evan Marshall, Liza Jessie Peterson, Ishmael Reed, Linda Villarosa, Mary Helen Washington, and Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

  81. National Hispanic Cultural Center Children's Bilingual Book Festival
    National Hispanic Cultural Center Children's Bilingual Book Festival – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  82. Website: National Hispanic Cultural Center Children's Bilingual Book Festival
    Date: April 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is the only one of its kind in the U.S. that features children’s books in Spanish and English and Native languages and English. The festival features author readings, student storytelling, a book fair, workshops for parents and teachers, and creative and book-related activities for young readers (K-6) and their families.

  83. Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo
    Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo – Tampa, Florida
  84. Website: Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo
    Date: April 2021 – Dates to be Announced
    The TBBAE grew from a desire to showcase the diverse literary talent that is alive and well in the greater Tampa Bay area. By creating the only expo dedicated to authors of color here in the Bay area, we’ve created a platform for some of this area’s most creative minds to gather, network and share their stories with their community. Top
  85. Black Pack Party
    Black Pack Party – New York, New York
  86. Black Pack Party– New York, New York
    Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    Rain or Shine! The venue is outdoors, on the water, but can be completely enclosed if necessary.

    The Black Pack Party is an annual gathering of publishing industry professionals and writers and is held just before the evening before Book Expo America begins.

    Check out photos from the previous gatherings and a retrospective.

  87. Book Expo America
    Book Expo America – New York, New York
  88. Website: Book Expo America
    Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. It’s the best place to discover new titles and authors, conduct business and network, and learn the latest trends.

    BEA is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America.

  89. BookCon
    BookCon – New York, New York
  90. Website: BookCon
    Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Consumers and brands will experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.

  91. Great American Book Festival
    Great American Book Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
  92. Website: Great American Book Festival
    Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced

    The Great American Book Festival was created by the founders of Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews

    In an effort to support the literary arts, Literary Classics Book Awards and Reviews has created the Great American Book Festival. To be held annually, this event has become home to the Literary Classics Book Awards and related events, and will be held in conjunction with a book festival. The Great American Book Festival is slated to be held each year on Labor Day weekend. The festival is open to the public and authors from all regions and genres are invited to participate along with related vendors and food purveyors.

  93. LitUp Festival
    LitUp Festival – Independence, Missouri
  94. Website: LitUp Festival
    Date: May 2021 – Dates to be Announced
    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.Top
  95. South Florida Book Festival
    South Florida Book Festival – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  96. Website: South Florida Book Festival
    Date: July 2021 – Dates to be Announced
  97. International Royal Music & Art Festival
    International Royal Music & Art Festival – Fresno, Texas
  98. Website: International Royal Music & Art Festival
    Dates: Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021

    The 2021 International Royal Music & Art Festival is set to be an acclaimed cross-genre experience inspired by the historic Woodstock Festival, SXSW and Glastonbury.

    Our Literary Pavilion’s featured guest is Troy Johnson, the founder of the AALBC (African American Literary Book Club), the oldest, largest, and most popular online bookstore dedicated to African-American and Black literature from around the world.

  99. Nantucket Book Festival
    Nantucket Book Festival – Nantucket, Massachusetts
  100. Website: Nantucket Book Festival
    Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its 9th year in 2020. They feature a line-up of award-winning authors and local and regional talent. They take center stage, representing genres fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir. Attendees enjoy author presentations Thursday-Sunday, also featured in the garden are storytimes for children. Most events are free to the public.

  101. National Conference of African American Librarians
    National Conference of African American Librarians – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  102. Website: National Conference of African American Librarians
    Dates: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021

    The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

    The Black Caucus of the American Library Association also honors outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction for adult audiences by African American authors.

  103. Elm City LIT Fest
    Elm City LIT Fest – New Haven, Connecticut
  104. Website: Elm City LIT Fest
    Dates: Friday, September 10, 2021 to Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Check out the Elm City LIT Fest Podcast, held every other Sunday.

    The Elm City LIT Fest is an annual celebration of books, LITerature and LITerary artists with the purpose of enhancing LITeracy while promoting awareness of local, regional and global artists of the African Diaspora. Created in the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance for the Greater New Haven region and beyond.

  105. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  106. Website: The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, September 17, 2021 to Saturday, September 18, 2021
    The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books (ARFB) is a truly grassroots, community based, literary festival, promoting authors, writing and reading, while raising funds for scholastic projects. Born from the imagination of a writers group, this vision was transformed into a framework driven by hard working volunteers committed to excellence.Top
  107. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony – Washington, District of Columbia
  108. Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

    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.

  109. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
    Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading – St. Petersburg, Florida
  110. Website: Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
    Dates: Monday, November 8, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021

    Book. Music. Authors. Food.

  111. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Mosaic Literary Conference – Bronx, New York
  112. Website: Mosaic Literary Conference
    Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
    Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community and arts organizations, as well as the public to participate in a variety of workshops. This conference was founded by Ron Kavanaugh

  113. F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival – Daytona Beach, Florida
  114. Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, January 7, 2022 to Saturday, January 8, 2022

    Teachers and students with ID are free. Seniors are free.

    This book festival actually cover three days and features a film festival and author meet and greet in addition to the fair. The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival was developed to assist young inspiring authors with their marketing and to introduce them to veterans of the book business at the festival.

  115. African American Children’s Book Fair
    African American Children’s Book Fair – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  116. Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
    Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Check out our photos from the 2020 Festival

    The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children's books in the country. It features nationally known bestselling authors and illustrators, many of whom have won some of the most prestigious literary awards including the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Award. These authors and illustrators have produced some of the best books of our generation.

    Parents, caregivers and educators are very supportive of the African American Children's Book Fair because they understand that children who read outside of their normal school course work tend to make more responsible decisions about their lifestyles.

    The fun-filled afternoon is packed with activities that promote the POWER and JOY OF READING. Authors and illustrators will make presentations and sign their books. The Literary Row will distribute book-related promotional materials free of charge. Our Educator's Book Giveaway will also distribute brand new books to teachers and librarians for use in their schools. In addition there will be a wide selection of affordable literature available to purchase.

    The African American Children's Book Fair is a part of the African American Children's Book Project's initiative to promote and preserve multicultural children's literature.

    The organization is leading a campaign entitled PRESERVE A LEGACY, BUY A BOOK. Its goal is to put books back into children's homes. You can't tell a child to read at home if there are no books. Read an interview the event’s organizer, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati

    The event is free and opened to the public.

  117. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Southwest Florida Reading Festival – Fort Myers, Florida
  118. Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 4, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022

    There really is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers.

  119. ZEE JLF at Boulder
    ZEE JLF at Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
  120. Website: ZEE JLF at Boulder
    Dates: Saturday, March 5, 2022 to Monday, March 14, 2022

    A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, rich with words and ideas, the Festival invites you to join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from across the globe.

  121. Tucson Festival of Books
    Tucson Festival of Books – Tucson, Arizona
  122. Website: Tucson Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022

    The Tucson Festival of Books debuted March 14-15, 2009, on the campus of The University of Arizona. The Festival featured 450 authors and presenters and welcomed 50,000 regional visitors, all made possible with generous support from our sponsors and the energetic goodwill of 800 volunteers.

  123. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival – Venice, Florida
  124. Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 25, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022

    The Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival is a small, unique program hosting writers teaching writers on Friday night, and authors selling and signing their books to the public on Saturday. All proceeds from the Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival go to Venice Heritage Inc., the 501(c) 3 fundraising arm of two historic sites in Venice, the Lord-Higel House, currently under restoration, and the Venice Museum and Archives expansion project.

  125. Oxford Conference for the Book
    Oxford Conference for the Book – Oxford, Mississippi
  126. Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Friday, April 1, 2022

    The Oxford Conference for the Book brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, and students for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events that celebrate the written word.

  127. National Black Writers Conference
    National Black Writers Conference – Brooklyn, New York
  128. Website: National Black Writers Conference
    Dates: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022

    The National Black Writers Conference is be held, every two years at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features panels, author readings, roundtable discussions, and educational seminars.

    Panel Discussions, Town Hall Meeting, and Dramatic Readings.
    Speakers include Ifa Bayeza, Keith Josef Adkins, Amina Henry, Ladee Hubbard, and Aurin Squire among others.

    For more information and to register, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org

  129. Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Northern Arizona Book Festival – Flagstaff, Arizona
  130. Website: Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Sunday, April 10, 2022
    The Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.Top
  131. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Florida Antiquarian Book Fair – St. Petersburg, Florida
  132. Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, April 1, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022
    The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized booksellers from all over the United States.Top
  133. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  134. Website: Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, April 8, 2022 to Saturday, April 9, 2022

    The second annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair was held in April of 2016 with events highlighting and celebrating literature’s role in culture and society. World-renowned author Salman Rushdie will be this year’s keynote speaker. Other highlighted guests include authors Jamaica Kincaid, Elizabeth Nunez and Earl Lovelace. See our Announcements page for updates and a list of featured authors.

  135. Alabama Book Festival
    Alabama Book Festival – Montgomery, Alabama
  136. Website: Alabama Book Festival
    Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    With over lots of authors, vendors and exhibitors, this free public event is the state’s premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. A fun activity area for children makes this a day of fun for the entire family!

  137. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, California
  138. Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.

  139. The Bocas Lit Fest
    The Bocas Lit Fest – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  140. Website: The Bocas Lit Fest
    Dates: Thursday, April 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Boca is the Spanish word for mouth — the organ of speech and song and storytelling. And the Bocas del Dragón — the Dragon’s Mouths — are the narrow straits off Trinidad’s northwest peninsula, which connect the sheltered Gulf of Paria to the open Caribbean Sea. For centuries, the Bocas were the gateways connecting Trinidad to the Caribbean and the Atlantic.

    NGC is the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, our title sponsor. Their generous support makes the festival possible.

    The Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is presented during this festival.

  141. OE Book Fair
    OE Book Fair – Tampa, Florida
  142. Website: OE Book Fair
    Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    “It is our mission at Oxford Exchange to continually foster human engagement, spark meaningful dialogue and establish Tampa’s place as a cultural destination. We launched the OE Book Fair in 2015 to provide an open platform for local authors to connect with their community face to face. A broad array of genres and interests are represented, complimented by discussions and workshops throughout the day of the fair. We hope you’ll join us the discovery of local literary talent!”

  143. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival – Santa Monica, California
  144. Website: Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

    Over 113 authors including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable Hollywood directors and creators.

    2 days of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock 'n' roll, killer photo ops & general geeky debauchery

  145. Newburyport Literary Festival
    Newburyport Literary Festival – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  146. Website: Newburyport Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Newburyport is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River, in the far northeast corner of Massachusetts. It is 35 miles north of Boston and 18 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

  147. Ohioana Book Festival
    Ohioana Book Festival – Columbus, Ohio
  148. Website: Ohioana Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 100 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year.

  149. Black Writers On Tour
    Black Writers On Tour – Los Angeles, California
  150. Website: Black Writers On Tour
    Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Purpose: To promote literacy awareness, to give exposure to African-American authors, writers, and to motivate, and develop aspiring new writers and authors. To showcase Black Businesses, provide exposure and to increase their sales.

  151. AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
    AfroSurreal Writers Workshop – Oakland, California
  152. Website: AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
    Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time: 1 to 7 p.m.

    The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop supports writers of color creating weird, surreal, or absurdist art. We welcome participation and contributions from anyone interested in such works.

    In the months ahead, we'll be hosting hosting a number of readings, a conference, and workshops about AfroSurrealism. We'll also be donating comic books and works of speculative fiction to the Prisoners Literature Project, based in Berkeley, California.

  153. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  154. Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    Dates: Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

    The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates diversity in literature by promoting diverse authors and stories in Brampton, Ontario—one of Canada&rsquos most culturally diverse cities.

  155. Ashland Literary Festival
    Ashland Literary Festival – Ashland, Oregon
  156. Website: Ashland Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, May 6, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

    We have a great lineup of authors, publishers, illustrators and more from throughout the Pacific Northwest, so mark your calendars and get ready for the fun!

  157. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature – New York, New York
  158. Website: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    Dates: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to Saturday, May 14, 2022

    PEN World Voices is America’s only international literary festival, attracting the best-known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, they have presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries speaking 56 languages in venues across New York City in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The Festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.

  159. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Books in Bloom Literary Festival – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  160. Website: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation as its signature event to promote the value of books and reading. The Books in Bloom Co-chairs are Jean Elderwind, Jennifer Hudspeth, and Lin Wellford, directors on the Public Library Foundation Board.

    The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet accomplished authors, and to hear them read from or speak about their work. Aspiring writers learn about various aspects of writing and publishing, and avid readers are introduced to authors working in a wide variety of genres.

  161. Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    Greensboro Bound Literary Festival – Greensboro, North Carolina
  162. Website: Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, May 19, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Greensboro Bound celebrates writers and readers of all ages as essential to vibrant cities. The non-profit organization, in its third year, offers programming throughout the year with an annual literary festival held in May at various locations in downtown Greensboro.

  163. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  164. Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in talks, panel discussions and book signings throughout the day.

    The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.

    Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country. Other festival highlights include exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live performances by singer/songwriters and poets, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops for children and adults/teens on a variety of topics.

  165. San Antonio Book Festival
    San Antonio Book Festival – San Antonio, Texas
  166. Website: San Antonio Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The Festival is a day-long event that unites readers and writers alike. Author presentations are held indoors while outdoors the Festival grounds are active with book sales, signings, children’s story time and learning projects, family activities, and a technology area. Food trucks offer a variety of eats; special tents feature live music and recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors. The large Festival Marketplace offers a lively setting for booksellers, publishers, literary-minded nonprofits, and local artists and craftmakers.

  167. Montclair Literary Festival
    Montclair Literary Festival – Montclair, New Jersey
  168. Website: Montclair Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023

    Festival Day will be a full day of in-person events, from literary fiction and non-fiction discussion panels to talks and activities for children and teens.

  169. The Bronx Book Festival
    The Bronx Book Festival – Bronx, New York
  170. Website: The Bronx Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022

    The first traditional book festival geared toward all ages to hit the Bronx! #TheBronxisReading

  171. Hustle & Grind Book Fair
    Hustle & Grind Book Fair – Detriot, Michigan
  172. Website: Hustle & Grind Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
    Time: 12 p.m. until 12 a.m.
    If you’ve never attended one of our events you’re in store for something special. Whether it be book signings, movie theater buyouts, trap music karaoke, old school game night or just stopping by to hangout with our owners; authors Ms. Michel Moore and T. C. Littles, or Marlon PS White, we show out. The “Hood Book Hospitality” is legendary!Top
  173. ALA Conference
    ALA Conference – Chicago, Illinois
  174. Website: ALA Conference
    Dates: Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    Join #TheBookAwardCelebration! on June 28, 2020

    ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. This event trends nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

  175. Austin African American Book Festival
    Austin African American Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  176. Website: Austin African American Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2.p.m.

    Now [2021] in its fifteenth year, the Austin African American Book Festival is a community-focused event that invites some of the greatest literary talent of our generation to engage directly with readers to foster creativity, activism, and positive change.

  177. Fall Fiction Fest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  178. Website: Fall Fiction Fest
    Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
    Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  179. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Greater St. Louis Book Fair – St. Louis, Missouri
  180. Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Sunday, July 17, 2022

    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.

  181. Romance Slam Jam Convention
    Romance Slam Jam Convention – , Virtual
  182. Website: Romance Slam Jam Convention
    Dates: Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022

    Held in a different city each year, the Romance Slam Jam convention is an annual book lovers’ event for black authors of romantic fiction and the book lovers who read them.

    RSJ was born out of a necessity in 1995 due to the systemic exclusion by the publishing industry of black authors from acquisitions, mainstream distribution, and industry awards. In a response to gatekeepers who once said, “People won’t buy black romance,” RSJ set out to break barriers in the now billion dollar romance book industry and support authors who challenged the illusion of inclusion.

  183. The Atlanta Kick Back
    The Atlanta Kick Back – Duluth, Georgia
  184. Website: The Atlanta Kick Back
    Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
    Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    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.

  185. Hargeysa International Book Fair
    Hargeysa International Book Fair – Hargeysa, Somaliland
  186. Website: Hargeysa International Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022
    12th Hargeysa International Book Fair took place July 20 - 25, 2019, Hargeysa, SomalilandTop
  187. Toronto Urban Book Expo
    Toronto Urban Book Expo – Toronto, Canada
  188. Website: Toronto Urban Book Expo
    Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Kya Publishing’s TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction. It is an annual exposition of contemporary urban writers where authors and publishers have the opportunity to display, sell, and communicate their projects while promoting support and recognition for urban literature, literacy, and culture.

  189. Black Writers Weekend
    Black Writers Weekend – Atlanta, Georgia
  190. Website: Black Writers Weekend
    Dates: Thursday, August 4, 2022 to Sunday, August 7, 2022

    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.”

    AALBC.com’s Founder, Troy Johnson, was named Literary Activist of the Year for 2017.

  191. Independent Authors Book Expo
    Independent Authors Book Expo – Roselle, New Jersey
  192. Website: Independent Authors Book Expo
    Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Come out and meet face to face with local and international authors. Friends, family, and the community at large are encouraged to come out and support our budding authors. Authors will make presentations from their books; also games, prizes, promotional giveaways will be available. A wide selection of books will be available for purchase at the event. This event will feature the following: Author exhibits Author Readings and Signings Children's Corner (with Arts and Crafts and Author Readings) Free Workshops and Seminars Book Club Meet and Greet, and much more!

  193. Black Paperback Book Fair
    Black Paperback Book Fair – Louisville, Kentucky
  194. Website: Black Paperback Book Fair
    Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Black Paperback Book Fair highlights and supports black writers in Louisville Ky. The event is hosted in Iroquois Park and provides a nurturing space for black writers that is virtually barrier free, inviting all writers to sell their books. The event consist of author booths, food trucks, and a variety of giant games and lounging space.Top
  195. RT Booklovers Convention
    RT Booklovers Convention – Reno, Nevada
  196. Website: RT Booklovers Convention
    Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022

    More than 3,500 fans came out for the Giant Book Fair to meet 600 authors.

    The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 200 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It’s where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers. Fifty percent of conventioneers are first-time RT Convention attendees, and many travel by themselves. However, almost all leave having made new friendships they’ll cherish for years to come.

  197. Book Lovers Con
    Book Lovers Con – Houston, Texas
  198. Website: Book Lovers Con
    Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022
  199. Mississippi Book Festival
    Mississippi Book Festival – Jackson, Mississippi
  200. Website: Mississippi Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    The Mississippi Book Festival, a nonprofit founded by literacy advocates, launched in August 2015 on the State Capitol grounds and continues to draw thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” and book lovers’ celebration.

  201. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Library of Congress National Book Festival – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  202. Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    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.

  203. Read My World
    Read My World – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  204. Website: Read My World
    Dates: Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Saturday, September 3, 2022

    Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there and draws attention to everything in between. Next year’s edition takes place in October in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North, with a special focus on journalism, literature and stories from Black USA.

  205. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Carolina Mountains Literary Festival – Burnsville, North Carolina
  206. Website: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Saturday, September 10, 2022

    The festival idea was born when a small group of local citizens and businesspersons spontaneously came together ten years ago around the goal of giving greater exposure to the art of writing and the joys of reading in an area already famed for its colony of artists in other media. Originally, that group consisted of literacy advocate Myrna Stephens; Wendy Reid, owner of The Design Gallery; poet Britt Kaufmann; children’s book author Karen Miller; artist Anne Sabri, and health care consultant and aspiring writer Ruth Perschbacher Price and her husband, historical novelist Charles F. Price. Now it also includes Dr. Dan Barron, former director of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Libraries, downtown booster Lucy Gregory Doll, poet and community volunteer Kathy Weisfeld, librarian, runner, super-mom and new director of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Libraries Amber Westall Briggs, artist and arts advocate Jane Brown Willig, and many others.

  207. SCIBA Trade Show
    SCIBA Trade Show – Pomona, California
  208. Website: SCIBA Trade Show
    Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

    The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

  209. Festival of Women Writers
    Festival of Women Writers – Hobart, New York
  210. Website: Festival of Women Writers
    Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

    The Festival of Women Writers has become a highly anticipated event, unique among cultural happenings in the Catskill Region, especially in Delaware County. The Festival will celebrate its fourth year in the Hobart Book Village, “the reading capital of New York State.” Since its inception, the Festival has created space for established and emerging women writers to share their insights and skills through a variety of writing activities and public readings with audiences throughout Delaware County, the state of New York, and beyond.

    Poet Cheryl Clarke, novelist Breena Clarke, and Barbara Balliet are festival’s cofounders.Top

  211. Sacramento Black Book Fair
    Sacramento Black Book Fair – Sacramento, California
  212. Website: Sacramento Black Book Fair
    Dates: Sunday, September 11, 2022 to Monday, September 12, 2022

    This historic two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among our featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more

  213. Kerrytown BookFest
    Kerrytown BookFest – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  214. Website: Kerrytown BookFest
    Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The Kerrytown BookFest is held each September and is a celebration of books, those who create them and those who read them. Our primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts and showcase local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The day will be filled with entertainment, education, and hands-on experiences.

  215. International Festival of Authors
    International Festival of Authors – Toronto, Canada
  216. Website: International Festival of Authors
    Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

    Since its inception in 1974, Toronto’s International Festival of Authors has welcomed more than 9,000 authors from over 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners.

    IFOA presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally recognized forum in which to present their work.

    Incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to cultivate and advance the cause of literature, IFOA is home to a weekly event series (September to June), the annual International Festival of Authors (October) and ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May), presented with the Ontario Library Association. IFOA also runs Toronto Lit Up, a three-year programme supported by the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) that helps launch and promote the work of local authors.

    In 2006, IFOA introduced its touring programme, IFOA Ontario, which now visits communities in numerous cities and towns across the province.

  217. Wimbledon BookFest
    Wimbledon BookFest – London, United Kingdom
  218. Website: Wimbledon BookFest
    Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Monday, September 26, 2022

    It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane whose ambition was to develop the arts and cultural offering in the area. The public festival takes place in early October in a “pop up” festival site on Wimbledon Common in its Baillie Gifford Big Tent and William Morris Tent. It hosts almost 100 events in its 10 day period and has grown from 1,000 visitors in its first year to over 15,000 with 7,000 school children from over 60 schools now enjoying the festival every year.

  219. Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada
  220. Website: Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022

    If your publishing success is just as important to you as your writing success, then instead of going to yet another writing conference, don’t you think it’s time you attend a publishing conference? If the business you build with your book to create multiple streams of income is just as important to you as book sales and royalties, then instead of going to another one of those “fun” conferences designed to give readers an experience with authors, don't you think it’s time you attend a conference that can teach you how to make money as a writer and author outside of book sales and royalties? Are you ready to learn how to operate your literary business in thriving excellence and not mediocre struggle and lack? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we’ll see you in Las Vegas.

  221. South Dakota Festival of Books
    South Dakota Festival of Books – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  222. Website: South Dakota Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, September 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022

    The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

  223. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Brooklyn Book Festival – Brooklyn, New York
  224. Website: Brooklyn Book Festival
    Dates: Sunday, September 25, 2022 to Monday, October 3, 2022

    The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

    The Brooklyn Book Festival is really more than a week of events which culminates on “Festival Day.”

  225. Kingston WritersFest
    Kingston WritersFest – Ontario, Canada
  226. Website: Kingston WritersFest
    Dates: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022
    “A festival for writers and readers.”Top
  227. Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Utah Humanities Council Book Festival – Salt Lake City, Utah
  228. Website: Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022

    Previously the The Great Salt Lake Book Festival

    The annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event.

    Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah.

  229. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    AJC Decatur Book Festival – Decatur, Georgia
  230. Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

    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.

  231. Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Black Authors & Readers Rock – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  232. Website: Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

    BARR is a two day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.

    Though BARR’s focus is on authors of color, because they are traditionally underserved by the publishing industry, the conference is open to everyone.

    BARR brings value to the community by providing attendees the opportunity to learn about the craft of writing, and other related topics, through workshops and panel discussions focused on triggering an exchange of knowledge and ideas. BARR was founded by Sharon Lucas

    AALBC’s Founder and Webmaster, Troy Johnson, will be giving a workshop this year!

  233. Collingswood Book Festival
    Collingswood Book Festival – Collingswood, New Jersey
  234. Website: Collingswood Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Book lovers of all ages: join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free! Top
  235. The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  236. Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

    The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone! The conference is sponsored by five associations of ethnic librarians, including:

  237. New York Comic Con
    New York Comic Con – New York, New York
  238. Website: New York Comic Con
    Dates: Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

    “…if you’re a speculative fiction author (horror, fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, sci-fi, etc.) you should definitely go”—Cerece Rennie Murphy

    New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

  239. Morristown Festival of Books
    Morristown Festival of Books – Morristown, New Jersey
  240. Website: Morristown Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, October 7, 2022 to Saturday, October 8, 2022

    The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the power of the written word to challenge, transport and transform us, while bringing together our community in conversation.

    Modeled after successful book festivals in other communities throughout the world, the Morristown Festival of Books brings together acclaimed authors with readers and book lovers.

  241. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair – Seattle, Washington
  242. Website: The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022
  243. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest – Chicago, Illinois
  244. Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
    Dates: Monday, October 10, 2022 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

  245. Fall for the Book
    Fall for the Book – Fairfax, Virginia
  246. Website: Fall for the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022

    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.

  247. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Virginia Children’s Book Festival – Farmville, Virginia
  248. Website: Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022

    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.

  249. Wisconsin Book Festival
    Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison, Wisconsin
  250. Website: Wisconsin Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

    The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin's premier literary event. Every October we draw a local and regional audience of 12,000-15,000 people for four days of author events. Our year-round series of events has drawn more than 15,000 people to an additional 75 events over the past two years. Madison's proximity to Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Iowa City makes it an easy addition to any tour through the Midwest. As the State Capitol and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison boasts an engaged and active literary community who have shown a dedication to supporting great author programming.

  251. Brattleboro Literary Festival
    Brattleboro Literary Festival – Brattleboro, Vermont
  252. Website: Brattleboro Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022
    The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!Top
  253. Southern Festival of Books
    Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee
  254. Website: Southern Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, October 14, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

    The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

    The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

  255. Twin Cities Book Festival
    Twin Cities Book Festival – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  256. Website: Twin Cities Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

  257. Vancouver Writers Fest
    Vancouver Writers Fest – Vancouver, Canada
  258. Website: Vancouver Writers Fest
    Dates: Monday, October 17, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

    The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.

    For the past 30 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

    The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists.

  259. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) – Frankfurt, Germany
  260. Website: Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Dates: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

    Authors read this if you plan to attend.

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is perhaps the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of participating publishing companies and attendees.

  261. National Black Book Festival
    National Black Book Festival – Houston, Texas
  262. Website: National Black Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022

    The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American retailer online. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.

    The festival was cofounded by author and entrepreneur Gwen Richardson and her husband Willie Richardson.

  263. Six Bridges Book Festival
    Six Bridges Book Festival – Little Rock, Arkansas
  264. Website: Six Bridges Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

    Previously known for 16 years as the Arkansas Literary Festival, the four-day event in April celebrates reading, literacy, stories and wordsmithing including musical lyrics.

  265. West Virginia Book Festival
    West Virginia Book Festival – Charleston, West Virginia
  266. Website: West Virginia Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022
  267. Vegas Valley Book Festival
    Vegas Valley Book Festival – Las Vegas, Nevada
  268. Website: Vegas Valley Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

    The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading. This annual festival is the largest literary event in Nevada, drawing more that 10,000 attendees during the season. Since its founding in 2002, the festival has presented over 800 authors and speakers and has produced or sponsored over 500 events, sessions, readings, workshops, and book signings. The festival is free and open to the public.

  269. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat – Charlotte, North Carolina
  270. Website: The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    Dates: Thursday, October 27, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

    The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat is all about Faith, Fun, Fellowship… and a whole lot of books. The first day of the retreat is jam packed with socials, game shows, and parties. The next day kicks off with praise and worship and then it's all about author book discussions and more

  271. Kentucky Book Fair
    Kentucky Book Fair – Frankfort, Kentucky
  272. Website: Kentucky Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

    About the Kentucky Book Fair: Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of reading and writing. Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states.

  273. Louisiana Book Festival
    Louisiana Book Festival – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  274. Website: Louisiana Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

    The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is a free, world-class literary festival held in downtown Baton Rouge.

  275. Boston Book Festival
    Boston Book Festival – Boston, Massachusetts
  276. Website: Boston Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022

    The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

  277. Sharjah International Book Fair
    Sharjah International Book Fair – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  278. Website: Sharjah International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

    The Sharjah International Book Fair is one of the showcase events of the Government of Sharjah and, with a history spanning 34 years, this event is more than a typical book exhibition, it is an institution that can give an insider’s glimpse at authentic Arab culture.

  279. Charleston Literary Festival
    Charleston Literary Festival – Charleston, South Carolina
  280. Website: Charleston Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, November 3, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

    This fall, a host of world-class creators and thinkers will descend upon the “perennial destination favorite” Charleston, SC for the Charleston Literary Festival, to explore today’s most pressing ideas with guests from near and far. The Charleston Literary Festival offers audiences more than the average experience with a choice of purposefully eclectic speakers carefully curated based on literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim.

  281. Texas Book Festival
    Texas Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  282. Website: Texas Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, November 5, 2022 to Sunday, November 6, 2022

    The Texas Book Festival (#TXBOOKFEST) celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

    The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996.

    The signature event has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, hosting about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. While remaining an important showcase for the work of Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts important writers from all over the world and has earned a national reputation for the quality of its programming and its appeal to readers, authors, and publishers alike.

  283. National Book Awards
    National Book Awards – New York, New York
  284. Website: National Book Awards
    Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    Attendance by invitation only.

    All of the authors of African descent who have won a National Book Award.

    Watch vidoes the 67th annual National Book Awards (2016), hosted by Larry Wilmore

  285. Books by the Banks
    Books by the Banks – Cincinnati, Ohio
  286. Website: Books by the Banks
    Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    More than 5,000 people and more than 150 authors made the 2015 Books by the Banks book festival our biggest year yet. Our planning teams are already getting ready for 2016. But first, take a look back at what people had to say about our most recent festival. We hope you had as much as fun as they did. See you in 2016!

  287. Ake Arts and Book Festival
    Ake Arts and Book Festival – Ikeja, Nigeria
  288. Website: Ake Arts and Book Festival
    Dates: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Aké Arts & Book Festival is four days of cultural immersion and aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature

  289. Massachusetts Poetry Festival
    Massachusetts Poetry Festival – Salem, Massachusetts
  290. Website: Massachusetts Poetry Festival
    Date:  2023 – Dates to be Announced

    A biennial event, the Festival showcase an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and the country, including more than 50 events in total featuring well over 100+ poets.

  291. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival – Tampa, Florida
  292. Website: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Dates: Friday, January 6, 2023 to Sunday, January 15, 2023

    The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is an annual, cultural arts & music festival that takes place over the course of 10 days in Tampa Bay, Florida. They host an Author Village for two days during an outdorr festival. Check out AALBC.com’s coverage of the Author Village in 2017

  293. Black Ink:  A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival – Charleston, South Carolina
  294. Website: Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 12, 2023 to Saturday, January 14, 2023

    Celebrating its 4th year in 2019, the Charleston African-American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African-American literature in the Charleston area.

  295. Digital Book World
    Digital Book World – Nashville, Tennesse
  296. Website: Digital Book World
    Dates: Monday, January 16, 2023 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    As part of the 2018 Digital Book World (DBW) — two industry veterans will be the first to be inducted into the new Publishing Hall of Fame. The first inductee is Marie Dutton Brown, the iconic editor and literary agent who successfully championed diversity in publishing over the course of her 50-year career.Top
  297. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur, India
  298. Website: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Monday, November 30, -0001

    Described as the “greatest literary show on Earth,” the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

  299. Sunshine State Book Festival
    Sunshine State Book Festival – Gainesville, Florida
  300. Website: Sunshine State Book Festival
    Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

    “Bringing Readers and Writers Together” for three days of literary enrichment with over 75 authors, 6 nationally recognized speakers, and a literary heritage tour of sites where Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, William Bartram, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and wrote in the area.

  301. North Texas Teen Book Festival
    North Texas Teen Book Festival – Irving, Texas
  302. Website: North Texas Teen Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

    The North Texas Teen Book Festival strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

  303. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Bologna, Italy
  304. Website: Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Dates: Monday, March 6, 2023 to Thursday, March 9, 2023

    Founded in 1964 The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the hildren’s publishing and multimedia industry.

  305. AWP Conference
    AWP Conference – Kansas City, Missouri
  306. Website: AWP Conference
    Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023

    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.

  307. Virginia Festival of the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book – Charlottesville, Virginia
  308. Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023

    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.

  309. SOKY Book Fest
    SOKY Book Fest – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  310. Website: SOKY Book Fest
    Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

    Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events! Our mission is to encourage literacy and the love of books in our community and beyond. Book Fest is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. SOKY Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages from across the U.S. who come to meet their favorite authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and learn from them in exciting panels, presentations, and workshops.

  311. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana
  312. Website: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023

    The highly anticipated New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University returns to Tulane’s uptown campus, annually, with a three-day, in-person literary celebration featuring more than 100 national, regional and local authors, including some of the nation’s favorite bestsellers. The book festival also hosts its Family Day [Saturday, March 11] on the Berger Family Lawn. The festival is free and open to the public.

  313. London Book Fair
    London Book Fair – London, United Kingdom
  314. Website: London Book Fair
    Dates: Monday, April 18, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Next year, the Fair will take place in April at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry.Top

  315. Annapolis Book Festival
    Annapolis Book Festival – Annapolis, Maryland
  316. Website: Annapolis Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Every year more than 3,000 people attend this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Annapolis Book Festival brings nationally renowned authors to The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

  317. Bay Area Book Festival
    Bay Area Book Festival – Berkeley, California
  318. Website: Bay Area Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

    The Bay Area Book Festival is the primary project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in California. FFLL’s Tax ID number is 47-3955286. Its business address is 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA 94707.

    FFLL is governed by a Board of Directors. Members include Cherilyn Parsons (Berkeley, CA), Peter Richardson (San Francisco, CA), Mal Warwick (Berkeley, CA), Brooke Warner (Berkeley, CA), and Igor Zagatsky (Berkeley, CA).

  319. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend – Los Angeles, California
  320. Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023

    The first Author Awards were presented in 1992 as a small event held in Brooklyn, New York to recognize those authors and publishers that made significant contributions in the writing and publication of quality books for and about people of African descent. That year we honored Gloria Naylor for Bailey’s Café and New Authors of the Year Barbara Neely for Blanche on the Lam and Barbara Summers for Nouvelle Soul. We gave a publishing award to Beacon Press for their work in publishing authors of color. We were delighted when they all showed up to accept their awards. That was the beginning of a GOG tradition. The annual Author Awards event has traveled the United States from east to west as well as outside the U.S. to Jamaica, West Indies and Toronto, Canada.

    Beginning in 1993, the one-night event became a three-day weekend where chapters meet and take care of business issues and celebrate the winning authors. It's also an opportunity for members to meet and reconnect with their literary sisters from all over the country.

    Each year winning authors are selected from our reading list based upon votes from each Go On Girl! Book Club chapter for Author of the Year and New Author of the Year. They are then invited to receive their awards in person at the annual Awards Ceremony. GOG members and guests have had the honor of awarding in person to Pearl Cleage, Bebe Moore Campbell, Walter Mosely, Jill Nelson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Diane McKinney Whetstone, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Black, Isabel Wilkerson to name a few.

    This flagship event is one of the ways of expressing our deep authentic respect for Black literature and authors, reinvigorating our literary sisterhood, and providing a platform for new literary talent to emerge.

  321. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Sydney Writers’ Festival – Sydney, Australia
  322. Website: Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Dates: Monday, May 22, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023

    Each year, Sydney Writers&rsquol Festival presents more than 400 events, attracting audiences of 100,000 plus for a week-long conversation of books and ideas.

  323. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Schomburg Center Literary Festival – New York, New York
  324. Website: Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of global black experiences. Our new Schomburg Center Literary Festival expands our long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. The day-long book festival will feature exhibitors, readings, panel discussions, workshops and more for all ages, from prose to poetry, comic books to young adult novels, fiction and non-fiction.

  325. National Book Club Conference
    National Book Club Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
  326. Website: National Book Club Conference
    Dates: Thursday, July 27, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023

    National Book Club Conference Foundation, Inc., is a literary organization founded by author Curtis Bunn that, since 2003, executes one of the premier annual literary events —referred to as “Literary Bliss” featuring African American authors and readers from around the country. Hundreds of book lovers receive unprecedented, intimate access to the talent that creates the work they enjoy and appreciate … and discover new authors with compelling books.

  327. Harlem Book Fair
    Harlem Book Fair – Harlem, New York
  328. Website: Harlem Book Fair
    Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Harlem Book Fair is the United State’s largest African-American book fair and the nation’s flagship Black literary event. Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops.

    The Phillis Wheatley Book Awards are presented in conjunction with this event.

  329. Black Books Matter Day
    Black Books Matter Day – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  330. Website: Black Books Matter Day
    Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Though black books have always mattered, some have yet to discover the lost wisdom, rich history, and incredible creativity found them. Wee’re using #blackbooksmatterday22 & #blackbooksmatter to share the profound impact of black books.

  331. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention – Sacramento, California
  332. Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Dates: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 to Sunday, September 3, 2023

    The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author.

    Bouchercon (2019 is the 50th Year Celebration) is an annual world mystery convention where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun!

    It is the world’s premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community, and is pronounced [bough’•chur•con]. The first Bouchercon took place in 1970 in Santa Monica, California. Recent Bouchercons have been held in many cities across the United States.