Dates for your Diary Book & Literary Festivals (Worldwide)



November/December Literary & Book Festivals


UK & Ireland

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival – Died with the passing of the Poetry Trust in 2015 but poetry and alive and well in hte town with Poetry in Aldeburgh taking place 30th Oct-5th November, 2017

Bridport Literary Festival – Sunday 5 – Sunday 12 November, 2017

Canterbury Festival – 14 OCTOBER 2017 – 4 NOVEMBER 2017

Cambridge Winter Wordfest – November 24th-26th, 2017

Diva Literary Festival – 3-5 November 2017

Dublin Book Festival– 5th to the 9th November, 2017

Dulwich Literary Festival -2nd – 12th November 2017

Dulwich Literary Festival – 11 – 13th November 2016

Folkestone Literary Festival – 17 – 26th November 2017

Gibraltar International Literary Festival -The next festival will be held between 16th – 19th November 2017

Lavenham Literary Festival – 17th to Sunday 19th November, 2017 (biennial in odd years)

Literary Leicester Festival -Wednesday 15 November to Saturday 18 November, 2017

Louder Than Words Festival – Manchester – Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November, 2017

Stroud Book Festival -2 – 5 November 2017 (Gloucestershire)

Looe Literary Festival – 13th -19th November, 2017

Petworth Literary Weekend, West Sussex. 31 October – 5 November 2017

Poetry in Aldeburgh 30th Oct-5th November, 2017

Richmond Upon Thames – 3rd – 29th November 2017

Stroud Book Festival – Gloucestershire, England – 2nd-5th November, 2017

Taunton Literary Festival – 3- 27 November 2017



USA & Canada

 Rochester Children’s Book Festival – November – “Our mission is to promote reading to and by children, benefit Monroe County libraries, and forge connections between the community and children’s authors and illustrators.”
Buckeye Book Fair – November – “A full-day event featuring nearly 100 Ohio authors and illustrators who meet with readers and autograph copies of their latest works.”


Wordstock – November – “Activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, live music, a beverage garden, local food trucks, and more.”



Nov 1-30: National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, international (local events, online). Writing.
Nov 3-4: Sports Writers Festival, Sydney, NSW. Sports writing.
Nov 3-5: Australian Short Story Festival, Adelaide, SA. Short stories.
Nov 3-5: Sydney Freecon, Sydney, NSW. Speculative fiction.
Nov 9-18: Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival, various locations within Brimbank city, VIC. Gen. lit.
Nov 10: Design Canberra – National Design Writing Conference, Canberra, ACT. Design + writing.
Nov 10-12: Supanova, Brisbane, QLD. Pop culture.
Nov 10-12: GenreCon, Brisbane, QLD. Romance, crime, speculative fiction, industry. (biennial)
Nov 10-12: Scone Long Literary Weekend, Scone, NSW. Gen. lit.
Nov 16-18: Independent Publishing Conference, Melbourne, VIC. Indie publishing, inc. academic and student streams.
Nov 16-20: untitled Literary Festival, Stonnington, VIC. Gen. lit.
Nov 17-19: Word for Word: National Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong, VIC. Uni-run, creative non-fiction, non-fic.
Nov 18-19: Supanova, Adelaide, SA. Pop culture.
Nov 24-26: Wollongong Writers Festival, Wollongong, NSW. Gen. lit.
Nov 25-26: Clare Writers’ Festival, SA. Gen lit, strong on genre.

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  • New Zealand

Event: Lagos Arts and Book Festival 2017
Lagos, Nigeria
9-12 November

Event: International Book Fair of Dakar and teaching material (FILDAK) 2017
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
Dates: To be confirmed.

Event: Ake Arts & Books Festival 2017
Venue: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Dates: 14-18 November.2017

Event: LitFest Harare
Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
Dates: To be confirmed

Event: International Book Fair in Ouagadougou
Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Dates: To be confirmed


Event: Abantu Book Festival 2017
Venue: Soweto, South Africa
Dates: December 7-10

Event: Salon du livre de Brazzaville (Brazzaville Book Fair)
Venue: Brazzaville
Dates: To be confirmed.

Event: Ba re e ne re literary Festival
Venue: Maseru, Lesotho
Dates: To be confirmed

 Here is a link to more festivals


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