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Literary Festivals

Finally, a Great Small Literary Festival: Gladfest in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 08.14.2014 | Books
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.

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.

How Two South Asian Literary Festivals Are Defining the Role of the Writer

Deji Olukotun | Posted 04.02.2012 | Books
Deji Olukotun

Most literary festivals are placid affairs in which writers exchange ideas and autographs and occasionally get tanked. But these two festivals were overshadowed by the political contexts in which they occurred.

Why Was The Kashmir Literary Festival Cancelled?

AP | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 10.30.2011 | Books

SRINAGAR, India -- Indian-administered Kashmir's first major literature festival has been canceled after local writers and artists said it would give ...

How Not to Bore an Audience - A Plea to Authors Everywhere

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Do not read from your work simply because you think you have to. You don't. You deserve better - and so do those wonderful, weird book lovers.

How to Dress an Author

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

I feel as if it's my personal mission to make over every dowdy author I see. I haven't quite learned how to do this tactfully, despite the strong temptation.

Beirut39 Festival Launches International Careers for 39 Top Young Arab Writers

Lori Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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.