May’s Events for Authors and Publishers [2017]

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For anyone in the writing industry, it’s important to always stay on top of things. May is another month loaded with great events for authors and publishers of all categories. Between book fairs, publishing events, writers’ retreats and conferences, we listed 14 events in May 2017 that matter to authors and publishers across the globe.


This brief article will help you plan your month around what events you want to (and can) attend, as well as where to find more info on each event.

Book fairs in May 2017


Tehran International Book Fair
Date: 3-13 May
Location: Tehran, Iran

Nigeria International Book Fair
Date: 4-15 May
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Thessaloniki Book Fair
Date: 11-14 May
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Lisbon Book Fair
Date: 26 May – 13 June
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

New York Book Expo
Date: 31 May – 2 June
Location: New York, USA

For an infographic list of all the book fairs in 2017, follow the link below:
The Complete International Book Fairs Calendar for 2017

Publishing Events in May 2017


10th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies
Date: May 27, 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada

IDPF Digicon at BEA
Date: May 31 – June 2
Location: New York, USA

Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting
Date: May 31 – June 2
Location: Boston, USA

Learn more info on each event and see the full year’s calendar as a detailed infographic through the link below:
22 Publishing Events not to miss in 2017

Authors’ Workshops and Retreats in May 2017


Iceland Writers Retreat
Date: April 5-9
Location: Iceland
Cost: ISK289,000 (Approx. $2560)

Writers Retreat Workshop
Date: May 6-13
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Cost: $1840

TLC Writing Retreats for Women
Date(s): May 12-19 & May 21-28
Location: Corfu, Greece
Cost: $4200 – $4500 based on accommodation

Writing Worlds Retreat
Date: May 21-27
Location: Gers, France
Cost: $1200

Yoga & Writing
Date: May 22 – 26
Location: Rhinebeck, New York, USA
Cost: $405 + accommodation (ranges from $565 – $1345)

Women Writing Retreats: Paris
Date: May 29 – June 2
Location: Paris, France
Cost: $1995

You can learn more on each event and see the rest of 2017’s list of workshops and retreats here:
25 Awesome Authors’ Retreats & Workshops in 2017

If you think we missed an important event, let us know in the comments below!

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