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2019 Worldwide Book & Literary Festivals

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa, Florida

Hosted by: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Inc.
Dates: Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019

Website: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Email: programs@tampablackheritage.org
Price: $10

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

Learn more about Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival on AALBC.com.
Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport
Banjul, The Gambia,

Hosted by: Camp Africa, Global Hands, and SABLE Publication
Dates: Monday, January 21, 2019 to Monday, January 28, 2019

Website: Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport
Email: mbokafestival@gmail.com

An African Diaspora, One World, Pan African experience
Mboka means ‘One Family’ in Wolof and will offer festival attendees a 14-day festival that celebrates Gambian cultural heritage alongside African diasporic cultural heritage (download festival flyer).
Special Guest Internationally renowned award-winning writer, Ben Okri stages the world premiere of his debut play.
AALBC is planning a group excursion to the Mboka Festival — subscribe to our mailing list to receive more information when it becomes available.

Learn more about Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport on AALBC.com.
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Rancho Mirage, California, 71-100 Hwy 111

Dates: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to Friday, February 1, 2019

Website: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Email: info@rmwritersfest.org

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.”

Learn more about Rancho Mirage Writers Festival on AALBC.com.
SDSU Writers’ Conference
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego, California

Hosted by: San Diego State University College of Extended Studies
Dates: Thursday, January 31, 2019 to Saturday, February 2, 2019

Website: SDSU Writers’ Conference
Email: sdsuwritersconference@mail.sdsu.edu

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference is for you. Over 30 years old, this conference is designed to help every writer at every level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet one-on-one with top editors and agents to facilitate the next step in your publishing career.
After 33 years, the SDSU Writers’ Conference did not hold a 2018 conference the next one will be held in 2019.

Learn more about SDSU Writers’ Conference on AALBC.com.
African-American Family Book Expo
Northwest Activities Center, Detroit, Michigan

Hosted by: Janeice R. Haynes
Date: February 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: African-American Family Book Expo

This 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.
Learn more about African-American Family Book Expo on AALBC.com.
Havana International Book Fair
Havana City, Cuba,

Date: February 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Havana International Book Fair

Referred to as the Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana in Spanish, the fair’s main objective is the promotion of various books and authors. Hundreds of workshops are conducted as part of the fair and thousands of authors, whether local or international, participate in them. Several international publishing houses set up stalls at the fair and promote their books. Someof the countries that have participated in the fair in the past include Spain, Mexico, Germany, Venezuela, France and the West Indies.
Learn more about Havana International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Seattle, Washington,

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Friday, January 25, 2019 to Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting

Description:
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.

Learn more about ALA Midwinter Meeting on AALBC.com.
African American Children’s Book Fair
Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hosted by: The Literary Media & Publishing Consultants
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
Email: vlloydsgam@aol.com

Learn more about African American Children’s Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Onyxcon
Wolf Creek Library, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: Blaque Canvas
Dates: Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

Website: Onyxcon
Email: onyxcon@gmail.com

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

Hosted by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
Email: vabook@virginia.edu

Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus, Fort Myers, Florida

Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Email: mbyers@leegov.org

Dahlonega Literary Festival
Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA, Dahlonega, Georgia

Hosted by: Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
Email: info@savannahbookfestival.org

Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona

Hosted by: John Humenik
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Tucson Festival of Books
Email: chairman@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

The Punta Gorda Literary Fair
Herald Court Breezeway and adjacent streets, Punta Gorda, Florida

Hosted by: Copperfish Books and Florida Gulf Coast University
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York

Hosted by: Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America & International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (sanctioned by)
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Email: info@sanfordsmith.com

National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York

Hosted by: The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Centennial Park in downtown Venice, Venice, Florida

Hosted by: Pam Johnson
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Email: pamj18@msn.com

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

Hosted by: Harambee Books & Artworks
Date: March 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Ujamaa Book Festival

London Book Fair
Olympia London, London, United Kingdom

Hosted by: Reed Exhibitions Limited
Dates: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 2019

Website: London Book Fair
Email: lbf.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk

AWP Conference
Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside, Portland, Oregon

Dates: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to Saturday, March 30, 2019

Website: AWP Conference
Email: events@awpwriter.org

Oxford Conference for the Book
Oxford, Mississippi,

Hosted by: Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
Dates: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019

Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
Email: jgthomas@olemiss.edu

Black Writers On Tour
Carson Community Center, Los Angeles, California

Hosted by: Dr. Rosie
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Black Writers On Tour
Email: drrosie@aol.com

Dayton Book Expo
David H. Ponitz Conference Center Sinclair, Community College Great Hall, Dayton, Ohio

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dayton Book Expo

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Various Venues, New York, New York

Hosted by: PEN America
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Email: festival@pen.org

Alabama Book Festival
Old Alabama Town, in Downtown Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Alabama Book Festival
Email: alabamabookfestival@gmail.com

Arkansas Literary Festival
Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library campus and other venues , Little Rock, Arkansas

Hosted by: Central Arkansas Library System
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Arkansas Literary Festival
Email: litfest@cals.org

Southern Kentucky Bookfest
Bowling Green, Kentucky,

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Southern Kentucky Bookfest
Email: sokybookfest@wku.edu

Local Writer’s Showcase
Throughout Downtown Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland

Hosted by: Bethesda Urban Partnership
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Local Writer’s Showcase
Email: info@bethesda.org

Newburyport Literary Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts,

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Newburyport Literary Festival
Email: events@newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Dallas Book Festival
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas

Hosted by: Dallas Public Library
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dallas Book Festival
Phone: 214-670-7809
Email: ronnie.jessie@dallascityhall.com

Ohioana Book Festival
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio

Hosted by: The Ohioana Library Association
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Ohioana Book Festival
Email: ohioana@ohioana.org

University Spring Literary Festival
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: University Spring Literary Festival

The Bocas Lit Fest
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago,

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Bocas Lit Fest
Email: info@bocaslitfest.com

San Antonio Book Festival
Central Library (600 Soledad Street), the neighboring Southwest School of Art, and the Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by: The San Antonio Library Foundation
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: San Antonio Book Festival
Email: information@saplf.org

Annapolis Book Festival
The Key School, Annapolis, Maryland

Hosted by: The Key School
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Annapolis Book Festival

OE Book Fair
Oxford Exchange, Tampa, Florida

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: OE Book Fair
Email: info@oxfordexchange.com

Belize Writers’ Conference
Ak’bol Yoga Retreat, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Belize Writers’ Conference
Email: thebelizewritersconference@gmail.com

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

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Hosted by: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Email: FloridaBookFair@gmail.com

Sydney Writers’ Festival
Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Date: April 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Sydney Writers’ Festival
Email: contact@zeitgeistmediagroup.com

Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art , Washington, District of Columbia

Hosted by: Africa Access
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Website: Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Email: africaaccess@aol.com

Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Hosted by: Alscess Lewis-Brown
Dates: Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019

Website: Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
Email: abrown@uvi.edu

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Email: eventinfo@latimes.com

Black Pack Party
TBA , New York, New York

Hosted by: Cosponsored with People of Color in Publishing
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Black Pack Party
Email: troy@aalbc.com

Book Expo America
Javitz Center, New York, New York

Hosted by: Association of American Publishers, Association of Authors Representatives, Inc., and the American Booksellers Association
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Book Expo America
Email: inquiry@bookexpoamerica.com

Anguilla Literary Festival
Paradise Cove Resort, West End, Anguilla

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Anguilla Literary Festival

Annual Literary & Arts Conference
African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hosted by: Art Sanctuary
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Annual Literary & Arts Conference
Email: info@artsanctuary.org

African American Children’s Book Fair
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
Email: emailus@lewismuseum.org

The Bronx Book Fair
Bronx Library Center/New York Public Library, Bronx, New York

Hosted by: Lorraine Currelley, Executive Director
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Bronx Book Fair
Email: bronxbookfair@gmail.com

Books in Bloom Literary Festival
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Hosted by:
Presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation

Dates: Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

Website: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Email: jean@booksinbloom.org

Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, California

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Email: shane@yallwest.com

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Email: ccrosby@gaithersburgmd.gov

Greater St. Louis Book Fair
West County Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Email: info@stlouisbookfair.org

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Email: info@thefoldcanada.org

RT Booklovers Convention
Peppermill Resort, Hotel, Spa & Casino, Reno, Nevada

Hosted by: RT Book Reviews
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: RT Booklovers Convention
Email: jocarol@rtconvention.com

North Jersey Literary Festival
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, University Heights, Newark, New Jersey

Hosted by: Garden State Events, LLC and Chanelle Alexandria
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: North Jersey Literary Festival
Email: info@njlitfestival.com

Hustle & Grind Book Fair
CG Community Center, Detriot, Michigan

Hosted by: Hood Book Headquarters
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Hustle & Grind Book Fair
Email: hoodbookhq@hotmail.com

The Bronx Book Festival
Fordham Plaza in the Bronx, Bronx, New York

Hosted by: Saraciea Fennell, Founder
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Bronx Book Festival
Email: BronxBookFest@gmail.com

Great American Book Festival
Main Street Square, Rapid City, South Dakota

Hosted by: Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: Great American Book Festival
Email: LITERARYCLASSICS@LIVE.COM

The Sistahs On Lit Book Festival
The Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Sliver Spring, Maryland

Hosted by:
Sistahs On Lit

Dates: Friday, May 31, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019

Website: The Sistahs On Lit Book Festival
Email: papaya@sistahsonlit.com

AAMBC Literary Awards
Various Locations, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)
Date: June 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: AAMBC Literary Awards
Email: aambcvoting@gmail.com

Printers Row Lit Fest
Historic Printers Row, Chicago, Illinois

Date: June 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Printers Row Lit Fest

BookCon
Javitz Center, New York, New York

Hosted by: ReedPOP Events
Date: June 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: BookCon
Email: inquiry@TheBookCon.com

Romance Slam Jam Convention
Kansas City, Missouri,

Date: June 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Romance Slam Jam Convention
Email: info@rsjconvention.com

Memphis Literary Arts Festival
Edge District of downtown Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Hosted by: The Center for Southern Literary Arts
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: All Day Long

Website: Memphis Literary Arts Festival
Email: getlit@southernliteraryarts.org

Bay Area Book Festival
In Downtown Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Dates: Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019

Website: Bay Area Book Festival
Email: info@baybookfest.org

Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hosted by: Go On Girl! Book Club
Dates: Friday, May 31, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019

Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
Email: events@goongirl.org

Sacramento Black Book Fair
The Historic Center of Oak Park, Sacramento, California

Hosted by: Blue Nile Press
Dates: Friday, May 31, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019

Website: Sacramento Black Book Fair
Email: faye@bluenilepress.com

ALA Conference
Washington, District of Columbia,

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Website: ALA Conference

Austin African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Library, and
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin, Texas

Hosted by: Rosalind Oliphant
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Austin African American Book Festival
Email: info@aabookfest.com

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
61st Street from Cottage Grove to King Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by: Asadah Kirkland
Date: July 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
Email: soulfulchicagobookfair@gmail.com

The Atlanta Kick Back
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia

Hosted by: 556 Book Chicks Book Club
Date: July 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Atlanta Kick Back
Email: atlantakickback@gmail.com

South Florida Book Festival
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Lauderdale, Florida

Hosted by: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Date: July 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: South Florida Book Festival
Email: lib-customersvc@broward.org

Atlanta African American Book Festival
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: Atlanta African American Book Festival
Date: July 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Atlanta African American Book Festival
Email: info@aaabookfest.com

Harlem Book Fair
West 135th Street, Harlem, New York

Hosted by: Max Rodriguez
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: Harlem Book Fair
Email: hbf@qbr.com

Leimert Park Village Book Fair
Outdoor Promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), Los Angeles, California

Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Leimert Park Village Book Fair
Email: info@leimertparkboofair.com

AJC Decatur Book Festival
Venue TBD, Decatur, Georgia

Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
The Denver Mart – I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver, Denver, Colorado

Hosted by: Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA)
Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
Email: bookfair2016@rmaba.org

The Writivism Festival
Kampala, Uganda,

Hosted by: Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE)
Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Writivism Festival

Toronto Urban Book Expo
Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada

Hosted by: Kya Publishing
Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Toronto Urban Book Expo
Email: info@kyapublishing.com

Seattle Urban Book Expo
Centilia Cultural Center, Seattle, Washington

Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Seattle Urban Book Expo
Email: subexpoinfo@gmail.com

Beijing International Book Fair
Beijing, China,

Hosted by: China National Publications Import & Export Corp.
Date: August 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Beijing International Book Fair
Email: bibfmo@bibf.net

National Book Club Conference
Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Friday, August 2, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019

Website: National Book Club Conference

Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, Mississippi

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Website: Mississippi Book Festival
Email: info@msbookfestival.com

National Conference of African American Librarians
Tulsa, Oklahoma,

Dates: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020

Website: National Conference of African American Librarians

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity, Brooklyn, New York

Hosted by: Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Brooklyn Book Festival
Email: lkoch@brooklynbookfestival.org

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

Dates: Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Website: Baltimore Book Festival
Email: baltimorebookfestival@promotionandarts.org

Independent Authors Book Expo
Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle, New Jersey

Hosted by: Renaee Smith
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Independent Authors Book Expo
Email: iabex@hotmail.com

ZEE JLF at Boulder
Boulder Library and Civic Lawns, Boulder, Colorado

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: ZEE JLF at Boulder
Email: contact@teamworkarts.com

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Burnsville, North Carolina,

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Email: cmlitfest@gmail.com

South Dakota Festival of Books
Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota,

Hosted by: South Dakota Humanities Council
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: South Dakota Festival of Book

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

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

Website: Fall for the Book
Email: executivedirector@fallforthebook.org

Fall Into Fiction
Four Points by Sheraton, Emeryville, California

Hosted by: United California African-American Bookclubs (UCAAB)
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Fall Into Fiction
Email: ucaabookclubs@yahoo.com

Festival of Women Writers
Hobart, New York,

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Festival of Women Writers
Email: hobartfestivalofwomenwriters@gmail.com

Open Book Cape Town
The Fugard Theatre , Capetown, South Africa

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Open Book Cape Town

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
Albuquerque, New Mexico,

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Description:
The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone! The conference is sponsored by five associations of ethnic librarians, including:
American Indian Library Association (AILA)
Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)

Kerrytown BookFest
Farmer’s Market, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Kerrytown BookFest

Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, Ontario, Canada

Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Kingston WritersFest
Email: info@kingstonwritersfest.ca

The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Check the website, Bedford, Pennsylvania

Hosted by: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Date: September 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Email: arfbinfo@gmail.com

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, District of Columbia

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time:

Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Email: bookfest@loc.gov

The Cavalcade of Authors
Cambria Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by: Marcro Marketing and Promotions Group
Dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Website: The Cavalcade of Authors

The African American Author’s Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair
Morgan State University – University Student Center Building, Timonium, Maryland

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The African American Author’s Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair
Email: africanamerican expo@gmail.com

African American Literary Awards Show
TBD., New York, New York

Hosted by: Yvette Hayward
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: African American Literary Awards Show
Email: yvette@literaryawardshow.com
Price: $55

National Black Book Festival
Fallbrook Church / Gymnasium, Houston, Texas

Hosted by: Cushcity.com
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: National Black Book Festival
Email: info@nationalblackbookfestival.com

Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia

Hosted by: Hurston/Wright Foundation
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony

Wimbledon BookFest
Wimbledon Common, London, United Kingdom

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Wimbledon BookFest
Email: info@wimbledonbookfest.org

Alaska Book Week
Statewide, , Alaska

Hosted by: Alaska Center for the Book
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Alaska Book Week
Email: alaskabookweek@gmail.com

Boston Book Festival
Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Boston Book Festival
Email: info@bostonbookfest.org

Twin Cities Book Festival
MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hosted by: Rain Taxi
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Twin Cities Book Festival

Books by the Banks
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Books by the Banks
Email: contact@booksbythebanks.org

Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, Tennessee,

Hosted by: Humanities Tennessee
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Southern Festival of Books

Texas Book Festival
State Capitol and surrounding grounds, Austin, Texas

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Texas Book Festival
Email: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

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

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

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

Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison Public Library, Madison, Wisconsin

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Wisconsin Book Festival
Email: bookfest@mplfoundation.org

Collingswood Book Festival
Along Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ, Collingswood, New Jersey

Hosted by: Collingswood Public Library
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Collingswood Book Festival
Email: nfo@collingswoodbookfestival.com

Burlington Book Festival
UVM’s Dudley H. Davis Center and Other Venues, Burlington, Vermont

Hosted by: Rick Kisonak, Festival Director
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Burlington Book Festival

SCIBA Trade Show
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, California

Hosted by: The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: SCIBA Trade Show
Email: andrea@scibabooks.org

Morristown Festival of Books
Morristown, New Jersey,

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Morristown Festival of Books
Email: info@morristownbooks.org

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

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

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

Brattleboro Literary Festival
Brattleboro, Vermont,

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Brattleboro Literary Festival
Email: vtbookfest@gmail.com

International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

Hosted by: IFOA
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: International Festival of Authors
Email: info@ifoa.org

Vancouver Writers Fest
Granville Island, and two off Site Venues, Vancouver, Canada

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Vancouver Writers Fest
Email: info@writersfest.bc.ca

New York Comic Con
Javitz Center, New York, New York

Hosted by: ReedPOP Events
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: New York Comic Con
Email: Inquiry@NYComicCon.com

Fort Worth BookFest
Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Fort Worth BookFest
Email: fwbookfest2017@gmail.com

Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
Frankfurt Trade Fair Grounds, Frankfurt, Germany

Hosted by: Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
Email: contact@book-fair.com

The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
Doubletree Resorts, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hosted by: Vanessa Miller
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
Email: info@christianbookloversretreat.com

Read My World
Amsterdam, Netherlands,

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Read My World
Email: info@readmyworld.nl

The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, Washington

Hosted by: Louis Collins & Bill Wolfe
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Email: visitor@seattlebookfair.com

Digital Book World
Music City Center, Nashville, Tennesse

Hosted by: Score Publishing
Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Digital Book World

Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
The Holden Room, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: October 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Minnesota Black Author’s Expo

Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend
Harborside Hotel, Oxon Hill, Maryland

Hosted by: Sharon Lucas and The Reading Divas Book Club
Dates: Friday, October 4, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019

Website: Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend
Email: sharon@sharonrlucas.com

Vegas Valley Book Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada,

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time:

Website: Vegas Valley Book Festival
Email: plharris@lasvegasnevada.gov

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Dates: Thursday, October 31, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019

Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

Mosaic Literary Conference
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York

Hosted by: The Literary Freedom Project
Date: November 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Mosaic Literary Conference
Email: ron@literaryfreedom.org

Ake Arts and Book Festival
Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

Hosted by: The Book Buzz Foundation
Date: November 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Ake Arts and Book Festival
Email: info@akefestival.org

Description:
The Book Buzz Foundation is a non-governmental organisation founded by teacher and writer, Lola Shoneyin. The Board of Trustees include Ms Mojisola Adeniran, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, and Dr Soji Adelaja.
The main aims of the Book Buzz Foundation are three fold:
To promote literacy, especially amongst children of school-going age
To develop reading spaces
To organise literary and cultural events
Through our Project Inspire! initiative which takes place during the Ake Arts and Book Festival, we organise school visits so that accomplished and prominent creatives meet and interact with school children. Ake Festival guests read tho the children, share their experiences and talk to them about the importance of reading and writing. The children are truly inspired by these visits but Ake Festival guests have found it to be a valuable experience.

National Black Writers Conference
Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York

Hosted by: Center for Black Literature
Date: March 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: National Black Writers Conference
Phone: 718-804-8883
Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Kingston Book Festival
Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.,

Hosted by: Book Industry Association of Jamaica
Date: March 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Kingston Book Festival
Email: kgnbookfest@gmail.com

Calabash International Literary Festival
Treasure Beach, Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.

Hosted by: The Calabash International Literary Festival Trust
Date: June 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Calabash International Literary Festival
Email: calabashfestival@hotmail.com

Description:
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.

Learn more about Calabash International Literary Festival on AALBC.com.

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