Did you enjoy the early fall virtual book festivals we told you about? We hope sp because we have even more for late fall and early winter. Here are 14 book festivals you can participate in this November and December.
Pat Conroy Literary Festival
The fifth annual festival honoring acclaimed author Pat Conroy (The Prince of Tides) will be held virtually this year “as a series of live-streamed author presentations and panel discussions, online writing workshops, exhibits, and virtual tours.”
Portland Book Festival
Join this famed book festival online this year with over 100 authors, classes, and events. Authors include Ayad Akhtar, Charles Yu, Julia Alvarez, Adrian Tomine, and more.
Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival
A partnership between the Charleston Library Society in Charleston, South Carolina and the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England, this festival will be both virtual and free this year.
San Miguel Writers’ Conference
Now everyone can have a front seat to Mexico’s premier literary festival. The keynote speakers for the November session of this conference will be Isabel Allende and A'lelia Bundles.
Kentucky Book Festival
Brought to you by Kentucky Humanities, the Kentucky Book Festival will be held on Zoom this year and will feature authors including John Grisham, Bobbie Ann Mason, David Blight, and more.
Tampa Bay Festival of Reading
From the Tampa Bay Times, this festival will present both live and recorded sessions over the course of three days.
Miami Book Fair
Physically distant yet socially engaged is the Miami Book Fair’s motto this year. Sign up for their updates to get the latest on this online festival.
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
This festival from the School of Library and Information Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi is free with registration although space is limited. Continuing Education Units are available to Mississippi educators.
Spring Writes! Literary Festival
From the Community Arts Partnership in Ithaca, NY, this festival will feature about 30 virtual events including panels and workshops geared toward both emerging and established writers, readings, performances, play readings, and more.
Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans
Hosted by One Book One New Orleans, this literary festival celebrates the arts in the Big Easy. Events will be livestreamed on the Words and Music Facebook page as well as the One Book One New Orleans YouTube channel.
Mosaic Literary Conference
Nov. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m.
From the Literary Freedom Project, this one-day virtual conference “provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing,” inviting “educators, parents, community and arts organizations to take part in a series of programs that build social engagement and develop education strategies.”
Wollongong Writers Festival
Based in New South Wales, Australia, the Wollongong Writers Festival will launch their online program on Oct. 29.
George Town Literary Festival
Looking to skip Thanksgiving this year? This Malaysia-based international literary festival is for you. Held annually in the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town, Penang, the festival’s theme this year is Through the Looking Glass, which “contemplates the role of literature and art in a time of crisis.”
Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
A celebration of “Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all readers and educators,” this festival goes virtual this year with “two free days of keynote sessions, Q&A events, and panels with your favorite Latinx authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, graphic novel, and poetry.”
Check back with us next month when we’ll have additional virtual literary and book festivals. Until then, happy writing and reading!