Dates for your Diary Book & Literary Festivals (Worldwide)



September Literary & Book Festivals


UK & Ireland

BBC Proms Literary Festival – July -September a thin literary stream these days

ArchWay With Words Book Festival, London – 21st-28th September, 2017

Agatha Christie Festival 13-17th September, 2017

Appledore Book Festival – 22nd – 30th September, 2017

Aspects Irish Literature Festival – 14 – 24 September, 2017

Bath Festival of Children’s Literature -Friday 29 September – Sunday 8 October 2017

Beverley Literature Festival -28th September -22nd October, 2017. Has morphed into “Out of this Word- Lit Up’ and has combined with the Bridlington Poetry Festival

Bewdley Book Week – September 3rd to 9th, 2017

Bloody Scotland – Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival – 8th -10th September, 2017

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival 6th – 8th October, 2017

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival -1 13 – 17 September 2017

Cape Clear Storytelling Festival, Ireland -1-3 September, 2017

Chiswick Book Festival – 14th to 18th September 2017

Cork International Short Story Festival -13 – 16 September, 2017

Essex Poetry Festival – Rollling series through September/October

Exeter Poetry Festival  – 25th September -October 1st, 2017


Graham Greene International Festival -21 September–24 September, 2017

Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival – Thursday 14 – Monday 18 September, 2017

Ilkley Literarture Festival – 29th September- October 15th, 2017

Jersey Festival of Words – Sept 27th and Oct 1st, 2017

King’s Lynn Poetry Festival – 22-24 September 2017

Lincoln Book Festival -Monday 25th – Saturday 30th September 2017

Manx Litfest – 26 September – 1 October 2017

Marlborough Literature Festival -28 SEP – 1 OCT 2017

Morley Arts Festival (formerly Morely Literature Festival) -27th September-13 October, 2017

Nairn Book and Arts Festival – 12th – 17th September 2017

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival – 2017, 14th – 17th September

Sevenoaks Literary Celebration – 22nd September – 7th October, 2017

Shoreham Wordfest – 28th September-19th October, 2017

St Ives September Festival – 9th -23rd September, 2017

Tidelines Book Festival – North Ayreshire -21st- 24th September, 2017

Wakefield Lit Fest – 23rd September – 1st October 2017

Wigtown Book Festival – 22 Sept – 1 Oct – Wigtown Book Festival, 2017


Rest of the World



Jewish Book Festival – September through April – A series of author events from September to April hosted by the Mandell Jewish Community Center.




Boise Book Fest – September – “The only event in Idaho that brings together readers & writers to celebrate the love for words, characters, & worlds!”


ICON – September/October – Iowa’s longest running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention with a focus on books.


Kansas Book Festival – September – An annual one-day event featuring authors from all genres and a children’s writing contest.


Boston Teen Author Festival – September – “A yearly event that celebrates YA fiction in the Boston area. We want to connect the Boston-area YA fanbase with the best authors in the industry.”


PennedCon – September – “We bring authors and readers together for the chance to mingle, have fun and raise money for Autism.”


Montana Book Festival – September – Get ready for big lit under the big sky.

North Carolina


Beaver County Book Fest – September – 50+ authors, a children’s tent, food & retail vendors.

Philalia – September – Small press hand-made poetry and book arts festival featuring readings, performances, presentations and panels.

South Dakota

The Great American Book Festival – September – Author readings, book signings, panel discussions, Lit Crawl, music & dance performances, face painting, storytellers, vendor booths, and more.


Timpanogos Storytelling Festival – September – “Attendees from across the United States and Canada come to hear stories from unforgettable performers in an unbelievable setting at the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. “


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