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Book Festivals

Celebrating Books: The Queens Book Festival

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Sherese Francis' tweet caught my eye immediate. First of all, I love books. Second of all, I love celebrating. Third of all, I love people that are...

Brooklyn Book Festival 2015: A Little Festival that Grew Up

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Ellen Freudenheim

Far from some dreary, dusty marketplace of booksellers, beleaguered and kvetching about the death of physical books and the ascendancy of mobile readers, this was a high-octane, caffeinated event filled with electric speakers, big ideas, aspirations, and creativity.

To Read or Not To Read

Pavithra Vetriselvan | Posted 01.07.2015 | Home
Pavithra Vetriselvan

I longed for those 500 page worlds into which I could escape until it was time to go home, back to reality. Where is that passion now? When did we trade chapters upon chapters for 140 character tweets? When did we trade actual stories for Snapchat stories? And why?

Finally, a Great Small Literary Festival: Gladfest in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home
Greg Garrett

Great festivals of the arts are often large, loose, baggy monsters, as Henry James said of War and Peace. I know this because I've seen plenty of them up close and personal, as participant, attendee, or resident of the city of Austin, Texas.

Readers Wanted: Building LGBT Literary Cultures

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.

Should You Do a Book Tour On Your Own Dime?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

We writers quake in our slippers at the thought of actually having to get dressed and emerge from behind our laptop shields. Whether we're indie or tr...

September Is Book Month: Area Book Festivals

Alma Katsu | Posted 11.13.2013 | DC
Alma Katsu

Every year about this time, we in the National Capital Area experience our annual glut of book festivals. It's an embarrassment of riches. For those who are book crazy, this -- and not Christmas -- is the most wonderful time of the year.

Confessions of a Book Festival Junkie

Garrett Peck | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC
Garrett Peck

Is there a 12-step program for book festival junkies? I may need one -- I'm hooked. And if you have bookshelves sagging with author-signed volumes, you may be as well.

3 Mistakes Authors Make

Ann Bauer | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

When you're a brand-new author with a book just out, you tend to be pathologically focused -- on reviews, media and interviews and why you're not getting more reviews, media and interviews. I was in exactly this place when I showed up to read.

This Is No Joke -- Edible Books

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

It is that time of year when academic pursuits are put on hold for one day as culinary competitions sweep through the academy in celebration of the International Edible Book Festival.

Book Lovers To Attempt To Break Record | Alison Flood | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

Book lovers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival are hoping to smash the world record for the longest reading chain later this month, when hun...

2011 Festival of Books Highlights

Brad Schreiber | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Brad Schreiber

The move from the campus of UCLA to USC for the L.A. Times Festival of Books could not dampen the enthusiastic attendance for the largest American boo...

U.S.'s Largest Book Festival Moves Across Town

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last year, more than 140,000 attended the Festival of Books, the nation's largest public literary festival, along with 400 authors, hundreds of bookse...

New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

Book Prize: Poet John Ashbery To Be Honored At Brooklyn Book Fest

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The office of the Brooklyn Borough President has announced that John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, will receive the annual Brooklyn Book F...

Beirut39 Festival Launches International Careers for 39 Top Young Arab Writers

Lori Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lori Wood

The Beirut39 festival is the last event of Beirut's year as the World City of Books and it has created a talking-shop for writers of very different cultures and literatures.

Zadie Smith, Nadine Gordimer On Guardian Hay Festival Lineup

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Clinton called it the "Woodstock of the mind" while Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between "an international conference and a country wed...