The Most Vibrant Literary Festivals Happening in 2024

There are times when you want to be alone with a good book, curled up by a fireplace, or gazing out the window as the rain falls. Other times, you want to be surrounded by people and celebrate literature. A literary festival is the perfect way to do both. You can meet your favorite authors, ask questions about your most treasured books, and simply bask in the joy that literature brings you.
At a literary festival, you’ll find a wide variety of events and activities to enjoy. You can attend author talks, panel discussions, workshops, and readings. You can also browse through book stalls and meet up with fellow book lovers. And of course, no literary festival would be complete without a good book signing.

2024 literary festivals

If you’re a book lover, a literary festival is a must-attend event. It’s a great way to celebrate your love of literature, meet new people, and learn more about the writing process. If you’re planning to attend a festival in 2024, here is a comprehensive list to choose from.

Sunshine State Book Festival

Florida, USA Jan 26-27, 2024
This book festival is a celebration of learning and literacy that is fun as well as educational, bringing together people of all ages who share a love of reading and who will leave the event inspired by their experiences, and maybe with a free autographed book, as there will be hourly drawings where lucky visitors can win a free copy of a book written by a festival author.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

California, USA Jan 31-Feb 2, 2024
The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of the time — “Coachella for the brain.”

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai, UAE Jan 31-Feb 6, 2024
Every year the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature brings together people from the four corners of the world to Dubai to entertain, captivate and inspire us. These extraordinary writers bring new ideas and different perspectives, promoting dialogue, sharing their works, their thoughts, and their words, and building bridges across cultures. This is a festival full of ideas, conversations, and stories being written, filling us with hope for the future.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur, India Feb 1-5, 2024
The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur. In the five day event, authors and dignitaries from across the world, and especially the South East Asian countries, participate and engage with crowds on various issues and partake in readings, debates, and discussions with them and with each other. The Festival is essentially an event of coming together of some of the world’s greatest minds, historians, humanitarians, sports people, business leaders, and entertainers from all walks of life who share the stage and put forward their ideas and thoughts.

Perth Festival: Literature and Ideas

Perth, Australia Feb 9-Mar 3, 2024
This is a festival that celebrates literature and writing. It features a range of events, including author talks, book launches, workshops, and more.

Savannah Book Festival

Georgia, USA Feb 15-18, 2024
The Savannah Book Festival hosts national, regional, and local authors for author presentations and book signings at seven venues strewn across three historic squares in downtown Savannah.

F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Florida, USA Feb 22-24, 2024
The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival is an engaging weekend of entertainment in the forms of film, books, author presentations, focus groups, and good music. Writers visit F.R.E.S.H to network with fellow authors, meet with readers and fans, and sell books. Moreover, there’s something for every reader’s indulgence.

Williamsburg Book Festival

Williamsburg, USA Feb 24, 2024
From children’s books to sports, from romance to self-help, from poetry to historical and contemporary novels, the Williamsburg Book Festival has exceptional offerings from cover to cover.
This Annual Black History Month event was created to celebrate the Power of Black Literature, reinforce the fact that Representation Matters and to proudly Encourage Black Economics. Literacy improves our lives by expanding the capabilities that reduce poverty by increasing the likelihood of success in educational and career endeavors, which have proven to have positive effects on a community’s health and overall quality of life. Literacy empowers and liberates people.

Words Out West

Dalby, Australia Feb 28-Mar 22, 2024
Let the best of local and national storytelling talent captivate you at this festival, with concurrent sessions featuring keynote presentations and panels across popular and emergent genres.

Monroeville Literary Festival

Alabama, USA Mar 1-2, 2024
Join the Monroeville Literary Festival in the courtroom made famous by To Kill a Mockingbird for captivating readings, enlightening discussions, amusing conversations and Monroeville’s famous brand of hospitality. Friends, old and new, are welcomed to discover new authors, celebrate favorite writers and share great times with others who love Southern literature.

Ennis Book Club Festival

Ennis, Ireland Mar 1-3, 2024
The Ennis Book Club Festival focuses mainly on readers and book lovers. It attracts a host of national and international writers and speakers. The festival includes author readings and discussions. It also offers a diversity of events each year, including debates on topical affairs, workshops, poetry readings, theatre, music, bookclub quizzes, and walking tours through Ennis’ historic streets.

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Florida, USA 02-Mar-24
The Southwest Reading Festival encourages adults, teens, and children to visit and meet popular authors in literature in multiple venues. They promote lifelong learning, public libraries, and school reading readiness by raising awareness of the library’s services and its role in the community’s quality of life.

Dahlonega Literary Festival

Georgia, USA 02-Mar-24
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. It’s an intimate festival with books and authors on a mission to promote interaction between them and the readers in a relaxed, informal environment. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant.

Adelaide Writers Festival

Adelaide, Australia Mar 2-7, 2024
Adelaide Writers’ Week is a free literary festival that takes place every year in March in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in Adelaide, Australia. It features six days of panel sessions with local and international authors, as well as special events and activities for young readers. It is part of the Adelaide Festival, one of the world’s major arts festivals.

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival

Cairns, Australia Mar 8-10, 2024
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is a three-day event that celebrates literature, culture, and nature in the beautiful city of Cairns, Australia. The festival features workshops, readings, conversations, and social events with regional, state, and national writers, readers, and thinkers.

Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson, USA Mar 9-10, 2024
Tucson Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona campus. So mark your calendars and save the date for the in-person return of this community-wide celebration of literature. As always, the festival is free-of-charge for all attendees.

New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

New Orleans, USA Mar 14-16, 2024
The New Orleans Book Festival, which is held annually, will feature both fiction and nonfiction works. It will host readings, panel discussions, symposia, and keynote speeches. The festival will also provide a venue for publishers, authors, and readers to interact with each other in one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities.

Brimbank Readers and Writers Festival

Brimbank, Australia Mar 14-23, 2024
The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival (BWRF) is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, celebrates creativity and diversity, and promotes lifelong learning in Brimbank. The ten day program of workshops, author talks, panel discussions, creative & professional writing, storytelling and more is free of charge for the community.

Palm Beach Book Festival

Palm Beach, USA Mar 15-17, 2024
The Palm Beach Book Festival features New York best-selling authors in a nonprofit event for Southern Florida children and adults.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

New Orleans, USA Mar 20-24, 2024
Mark your calendars and make your plans now to attend five days of literary revelry, including writing workshops, theatre events, literary panels, scholars conference, literary walking tours, music events, culinary and cocktail events, and much more.

Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia, USA Mar 20-24, 2024
This 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. They have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors.

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival

Florida, USA Mar 22-23, 2024
This is a unique event, featuring writing and publishing workshops, and a special day when local and national authors sell and sign books at a festival market in a beautiful downtown park.

Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Pennsylvania, USA Mar 22-24, 2024
The Lehigh Valley Book Festival is a celebration of books and the strong connections they forge – bringing published authors, illustrators, and readers together, through thoughtful, approachable, and inclusive programming. Their mission is based on the notion that reading is for everybody – and that people of all ages and interests can find something to spark their imagination, broaden their perspective, and nourish their spirit in a book.

Clunes Booktown

Victoria, Australia Mar 23-24, 2024
Running from dawn to dusk in the historic township of Clunes in Regional Victoria, this two day festival is full of author and artist talks, workshops and live entertainment for the whole family. Discover the outdoor book bazaar with over a hundred stall holders and immerse yourself in Clunes from cover to cover. It’s worth the visit.

Storyfest, Goldcoast

Queensland, Australia Mar 25-27, 2024
This is a festival of storytelling for the whole family. It features events with writers, filmmakers, poets and songwriters on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Newcastle Writers Festival

Newcastle, Australia Apr 5-7, 2024
The Newcastle Writers Festival is an annual event that features more than 150 writers who participate in panel discussions, readings, book launches, interviews, and workshops. The festival aims to inspire, entertain, and challenge readers of all ages and interests.

Paris Book Festival

Paris, France Apr 12-14, 2024
Québec will be the guest of honour at the 2024 Paris Book Festival, from April 12 to 14, at the Grand Palais Éphémère. Twenty-five years after Québec’s official presence at the Salon in 1999, Quebec’s literary scene is in full swing. This invitation will allow book lovers to discover established authors and emerging writers.

San Antonio Book Festival

San Antonio, USA 13-Apr-24
The 12th annual San Antonio Book Festival will return to the Central Library and Southwest School of Art and will feature more than 70 authors. The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater performances, a technology area, interactive play and art stations, and a selection of the city’s famous food trucks.

Unbound Book Festival

Columbia, USA Apr 18-21, 2024
The Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, celebrates literature of all kinds. Nationally recognized and bestselling authors across many genres will come to mid-Missouri to discuss their work and participate in various stimulating events and environments.

Poetry At Round Up Festival

Texas, USA Apr 19-21, 2024
Poetry at Round Top is an annual festival presenting the nation’s most exciting and prominent poets over three days of readings, workshops, and conversations on craft. Located on the gorgeous Festival Hill campus between Austin and Houston, in Round Top, Texas, Poetry at Round Top presents an immersion experience like no other poetry conference or festival in the country.

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbia, USA 20-Apr-24
The Ohioana Book Festival is held each spring to celebrate Ohio writers and their books. This year, over 140 authors participate in book signings, panel discussions, children’s readings, and more during the festival. The festival features books by authors, illustrators, publicists, or other publishing professionals from the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, literature (young adult and children’s literature), graphic novels, academic press titles, and more.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, USA Apr 20-21, 2024
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 29th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States.

Writers at the Woolshed

Bibbaringa, Australia Apr 20-21, 2024
The Earth Canvas Writers Festival is a weekend event that celebrates the connection between regenerative farming and creative writing. The festival features author presentations and specialised workshops with world-renowned writers.

Guernsey Literary Festival

Guernsey, Channel Islands Apr 23-May 5, 2024
The Guernsey Literary Festival brings some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers, and thinkers to Guernsey. With events for all interests and ages, the festival is a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate the written word. It attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, and from biography to travel. There is also a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting authors.

Sorrento Writers Festival

Sorrento, Australia Apr 25-28, 2024
The Sorrento Writers Festival is a four-day literary event that celebrates the written word and fosters creative conversations. It features more than 45 Australian writers, journalists, academics, and musicians who share their stories, insights, and ideas through various sessions, workshops, and performances.

Newburyport Literary Festival

Massachusetts, USA Apr 26-28, 2024
A vibrant community of readers and writers come together each year to bask in the love of reading. A celebration of literature, from fiction to poetry to non-fiction and biography, the festival features author readings, panel discussions, and book signings held in venues across historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This year, the festival opens at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, hosting authors Peter Orner in conversation with Andre Dubus.

Hexham Book Festival

Hexham, UK Apr 26-May 5, 2024
The annual Hexham Book Festival presents bestselling writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists, broadcasters, and up-and-coming writers and writers from the North-East region. The festival is supported by numerous local businesses and private sponsors with outreach projects benefiting from Trusts and Foundations’ support.

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

Sonoma, USA Apr 26-28, 2024
The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival brings people together to hear authors from a variety of liter­ary genres, and speakers who discuss advances being made in science, technology, and medicine. At a time when the art of listening seems to be disappearing, the need for civil discourse has never been greater. With so many voices vying for your attention, people are receptive to well-informed speakers and eager for thoughtful conversation and discussion of ideas.

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Texas, USA 27-Apr-24
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.

Annapolis Book Festival

Maryland, USA 27-Apr-24
This Festival will celebrate its 21st year in 2024, bringing nationally renowned authors to the community to discuss their books and the craft of writing and featuring a day filled with children’s activities, live music, food, and a huge used book sale.

Montclair Literary Festival

New Jersy, USA Apr 27-May 4, 2024
The Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view. Working closely with the Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers and a team of local volunteers, the festival will also generate lasting connections between arts institutions, the schools and the community, benefiting a broad cross-section of participants and attendees.

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Ontario, Canada Apr 28-May 5, 2024
The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates Canadian and international authors every year at its flagship festival. Festival events include panels, discussions, workshops, and interactive events that allow guests from across Canada and around the world to participate in the festival.

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Ontario, Canada May 2-5, 2024
The Ottawa International Writers Festival celebrates ideas and imagination! The program includes a poetry cabaret, town-hall style discussion, and fiction and nonfiction readings.

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Hudson, USA 04-May-24
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival hosts over 75 authors and illustrators each year since 2009. It aims to create, sustain, and nurture a literacy culture in partnership with their community and schools. Families will meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages.

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne, Australia May 6-12, 2024
MWF is a high-profile, much-loved organization that plays an important and influential role in the local arts ecology. For more than three decades, the organization has enjoyed the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of Melbourne’s readers. Each year, across over 300 events and working with around 200 partners, MWF brings together the diverse talent of 500 writers from across Australia and the world-creating moments of connection, discussion, and inspiration with the public.

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Cape Town, South Africa May 17-19, 2024
The Franschhoek Literary Festival aims to bring together a broad cross-section of mostly South African English-speaking writers and a few distinguished authors from overseas. It focuses on presenting quality events that inspire and inform, and raise funds for local communities and school libraries. There are also literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, wine writers’ prizes, classical music concerts, and much more.

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Margaret River, Australia May 17-19, 2024
Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is a literary event that showcases local, national and international authors, journalists, illustrators, poets and storytellers. The festival aims to inspire, inform and entertain audiences with a variety of talks, panels, workshops, performances and activities.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, USA 18-May-24
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Since its inception in 2010, the fair’s mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation. The Gaithersburg Book Festival always attracts hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sydney, Australia May 20-26, 2024
The Sydney Writer’s Festival is for readers, writers, and thinkers to share ideas, tell stories, and celebrate literature for a week of 400 fun and enlightening events.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Victoria Street, Singapore May 23-26, 2024
The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, educators and media professionals, AFCC offers a series of exciting programmes, including panel discussions, presentations, workshops, lectures, masterclasses, networking sessions and public programmes that promote the creation and appreciation of quality children’s literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes.

Words on the Waves

Central Coast, Australia May 29-Jun 3, 2024
Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a literary event that celebrates words and ideas on the scenic Central Coast of NSW, Australia. The festival features author talks, panels, workshops, cinema screenings, literary cruises, family fun days, and more. The festival aims to inspire, entertain, and engage readers and writers of all ages and backgrounds.

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane, Australia May 30-Jun 2, 2024
The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is an annual literary event that celebrates books, writers, and ideas. It features a diverse and dynamic program of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and special events.

Essex Book Festival

Essex, UK Jun 1-30, 2024
Essex Book Festival is an independent charity based at the University of Essex in Colchester. The festival’s aim is to celebrate the book and storytelling in all its forms with writers and authors, including theatre, visual art, spoken word, politics, science, film, and getting your teeth into some tough conversations.

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, USA Jun 1-2, 2024
In this book fair, authors will come from all over the world: from the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Europe—not to mention dozens of authors from throughout the United States and from right there in the Bay Area. They bring the world—and its best contemporary literature—to Berkeley.

The Bronx Book Festival

Bronx, USA Jun 5-9, 2024
The Bronx Book Festival promotes literacy and the love for reading and covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Bronx community through panels, workshops, and more with award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators, and creators. This literacy program seeks to create an interest for reading among young people. All while also promoting reading and writing skills through engaging author visits, reading group guides from publishers, and new books for children.

Lit Fest

Colorado, USA Jun 7-14, 2024
Lit Fest is an eight-day celebration of writers and readers, an extravaganza of weeklong and weekend advanced workshops, craft seminars, readings, salons, business panels, agent meetings, and parties.

Imaginarium Book Festival

Washington, USA Jun 7-8, 2024
Imaginarium Book Festival (IBF) is a book festival for all kinds of readers, where incredible worlds can be discovered and explored. Its goal is to bring together authors and readers who share a love for the fantastical. Whether you are a newcomer to the SFF and paranormal genres, or a longtime fan, you’ll surely find the story that makes you feel at home.

Books By The Beach

Scarborough, UK Jun 7-9, 2024
The Books By the Beach festival brings the bestselling authors to Scarborough from all diverse genres for everyone to enjoy.

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

Bellingen, Australia Jun 7-10, 2024
The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is an annual literary event that features a diverse range of events, including author talks, workshops, book launches, poetry slams, and more. The festival aims to celebrate the power of words and stories, and to inspire and engage readers and writers of all ages and backgrounds.

Nantucket Book Festival

Nantucket, USA Jun 13-16, 2024
The Nantucket Book Festival features award-winning authors from around the world, representing genres of fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir.

Borders Book Festival

Melrose, UK Jun 13-16, 2024
The Borders Book Festival is a free entry event with more than 100 events for all ages. The festival has grown over the years to feature more than just books. Discover health and wellbeing classes and drop-in sessions, film, opera, comedy, workshops, youth theatre, and fine food and drink from the Borders and Scotland in the Orchard.

Willy Lit Fest

Victoria, Australia Jun 14-16, 2024
The Williamstown Literary Festival is a two-day literary festival that features more than 80 authors participating in 50 events and is run by a volunteer committee of locals, supplemented by more than 30 volunteers at festival time.

Brighton Book Festival

Brighton, UK Jun 18-23, 2024
Brighton Book Festival is a series of over 20 events across independent bookshop week to celebrate the power of books with the community. The programme includes activities for children and adults across generations such as a family festival, workshops and poetry nights.

Bookstock Literary Festival

Vermont, USA Jun 21-23, 2024
Bookstock showcases literary luminaries and cross-cultural voices, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Poets Laureate, National Book Award winners, plus debut and best-selling authors from Vermont and beyond.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

England, UK Jun 28-Jul 7, 2024
Ledbury Poetry Festival is an inclusive, international and inspirational celebration of poetry and spoken word over ten fabulously busy days, live in Ledbury and online to the world. Surrounded by woods, orchards and hills, poets from all over the world gather to perform, write, read and listen to poetry. Contemporary literary titans stand alongside upcoming talents to illuminate a thrillingly electric mix of events, from readings, performance poetry, masterclasses, walks, talks and films through to breakfasts, music, exhibitions and bike rides.

Lakefield Literary Festival

Ontario, Canada Jul 19-20, 2024
The Lakefield Literary Festival is a cherished annual event that honours the magic of literature in Canada. For almost 30 years, it has provided a platform for Canadian writers and readers to connect and exchange ideas.

Payson Book Festival

Payson, USA 20-Jul-24
The Payson Book Festival is brought to you by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers (APW) and Majestic Rim Retirement Living. It features appearances by authors from Rim Country and around Arizona. The book festival also features book signings and booksellers, projects for the kids, presentations, live music, and food available in the hotel and casino premises.

Mildura Writers Festival

Mildura, Australia Jul 18-21, 2024
Throughout the weekend, invited guests and audience members intermingle freely, sharing an experience that provides thoughtful and challenging ideas about writing and literature in general. Providing much needed cultural enrichment for remote and regional audiences, it’s little wonder this inspiring Festival attracts return visitors year after year.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh, UK Aug 10-26, 2024
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature, and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.

Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo, Australia Aug 16-18, 2024
Bendigo Writers Festival is an annual weekend festival for readers and writers. The festival features a diverse program of events, panel discussions, workshops, and entertainment, with local and national talent, as well as book lovers from all walks of life.

Dunkeld Writers Festival

Dunkeld, Australia Aug 23-25, 2024
The Dunkeld Writers Festival is an annual event that celebrates the works and insights of various Australian writers in the scenic town of Dunkeld, Victoria. The festival features themed sessions, panel discussions, book signings, and tours of the local attractions. The festival aims to inspire, educate, and entertain visitors with the rich literary culture of Australia.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together bestselling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities.

Helsinki Comics Festival

Helsinki, Finland Aug 31-Sep 1, 2024
Since 1979 the Finnish Comics Association has been organizing the Helsinki Comics Festival. This year’s event offers public interviews, panel discussions, performances, workshops, and sales outlets for invited publishers to larger publishers and small magazine authors. In 40 years, the number of visitors has grown from about a thousand to 11,000–20,000 per year.


Mantua, Italy Sep 4-8, 2024
Festivaletteratura is one of Italy’s most anticipated annual events. Since its inception in 1997, this five-day festival of gatherings with authors, readings, guided tours, performances and concerts has seen artists come from all four corners of the globe to come together in Mantua, getting first-hand experience of the truly unforgettable festive atmosphere.

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

North Carolina, USA Sep 5-7, 2024
The mission of this book festival is to bring together, in small, intimate settings, authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners, and learners. It is a festival of readers who appreciate discussing the ideas in literature.

Berlin International Literature Festival

Berlin, Germany Sep 5-14, 2024
The International Literature Festival Berlin (ilb) is an annual event that showcases contemporary literature from around the world. The festival features readings, panel discussions, workshops, and performances by authors, translators, and artists from various genres and disciplines.

Write Around the Murray

Albury Wodonga, Australia Sep 11-15, 2024
For five days in September, Write Around the Murray (WAM) brings people together in Albury Wodonga for a festival of storytelling unlike anywhere else.

Appledore Book Festival

England, UK Sep 13-22, 2024
Appledore Book Festival has established itself as one of the UK’s most highly regarded literary festivals. Welcoming world-class renowned authors, newcomers and local authors, it ensures there is something for everyone.

Jersy Festival of Words

St Helier, Jersey Sep 15-24, 2024
This literary event promotes a love of the written and spoken word across their community in a variety of styles and settings, as well as welcoming internationally-renowned authors to their beautiful island.

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Ontario, Canada Sep 19-29, 2024
The International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is a literary festival that celebrates the art of stories and connects authors with readers. It features readings, interviews, discussions, talks, and book launches by local and international writers of various genres and languages. The festival aims to inspire and enrich the literary culture of Canada and the world

International Dublin Writers’ Festival

Dublin, Ireland Sep 20-22, 2024
Since 2015, this festival has welcomed writers each year to learn, network and improve their craft. Their mission is to help writers excel and to provide opportunities for writers to network, enjoy Dublin, and learn from key industry professionals.

Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Kentucky, USA 21-Sep-24
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events! They encourage literacy and the love of books for readers of all ages in their community and beyond. Book Fest is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Thousands visit SOKY Book Fest 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.

International Book Festival Budapest

Budapest, Hungary Sep 26-29, 2024
International Book Festival Budapest is a major event in the international book world and a professional and cultural forum in the region. You’ll find readings, literary evenings, featuring outstanding representatives of world literature and domestic intellectual life (nearly 100 renowned artists from 25 countries, 400 Hungarian and foreign Hungarian writers, scholars, artists), book premieres, art book presentations, round-tables, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, film screenings and more.

Harbor Springs Festival Of The Book

Michigan, USA Sep 27-29, 2024
The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft. It features nationally published authors and illustrators across eight genres. Most of the festival sessions are held in venues in downtown Harbor Springs and are free to the public.

Northern Beaches Readers’ Festival

Sydney, Australia Sep 27-29, 2024
The Northern Beaches Readers’ Festival (NBRF) is an annual event that connects readers with popular Australian authors in Sydney. The festival features panel discussions, in-conversation events, and book signings with some of Australia’s leading writers.

Kansas Book Festival

Kansas, USA 28-Sep-24
The 2024 Festival will bring an amazing line up of 50 authors. Their presentations cover fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s fiction. The festival will also feature outdoor performances, a book-art exhibit, food trucks, and exhibitor tents with 35 publishers, nonprofits, and individual authors.

Morristown Festival of Books

Morristown, USA Oct 18-19, 2024
Book festivals happen all over the world and can take many shapes and sizes. Their particular festival is wonderfully unique. A two-day event that takes place in the autumn, it features in-person talks by world-class authors across every genre for all ages. The opening night is a ticketed Keynote Event featuring an amazing headline speaker. The Main Festival and KidFest take place on Saturday, rain or shine, at beautiful, historic locations in the heart of historic downtown Morristown, NJ. All events are open to the public and, aside from select ticketed talks, are free of charge.

Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Victoria, Australia Oct 18-27, 2024
The Queenscliffe Literary Festival is an annual event that showcases Australian writers and their works in various genres and formats. The festival aims to stimulate thought and discussion among the attendees and the wider community.

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Ontario, Canada Oct 23-27, 2024
The Ottawa International Writers Festival celebrates ideas and imagination! The program includes a poetry cabaret, town-hall style discussion, and fiction and nonfiction readings.

Buch Wein Literary Festival

Vienna, Austria Nov 20-24, 2024
Buch Vienna is the largest literary festival in Austria. It is an extensive program for adults, adolescents and children. There will be an exhibition of the classic of children The Little Polar Bear. It will exhibit products and services that will include different publication houses, libraries, printing press, software companies, latest technologies and animation and illustration companies.

A book festival is a great way for readers and writers to gather in one place where they can celebrate literature as well as meet their favorite authors. If you’ve never been to one, you’re missing out! Choose a few to attend this year and get ready to connect with fellow book lovers.


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