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Letture d’Estate at Castel S. Angelo

June 20, 2019 - September 1, 2019

The gardens of Castel S. Angelo host Letture d’Estate, a programme of “summer readings along the river and among the trees”, with free cultural events and children’s activities each day from 10.00 until 01.30. Dedicated to books and reading, the programme includes more than 850 events including meetings, readings, music, games, performances and film screenings. The festival will also raise funds for Peter Pan Onlus, the Rome charitable association which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, whose…

Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 10, 2019 - August 26, 2019

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland’s capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997. Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 ‘Meet the Author’ events.…

Louisianna International Literature Festival, Denmark

August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am

LOUISIANA LITERATURE 2019 This year, for the 10th year running, the Louisiana Literature festival, will present international literature from all around the world. The festival will be held on 22-25 August, where writers working with a broad range of genres and expressions will appear on indoor and outdoor stages around the museum and in the Sculpture Park.  Admission to the Louisiana Museum gives free access to the festival. Please note, however, that we are already experiencing great interest in advance for several of…

Annual Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Cape Clear is Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island situated 8 miles off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The stunning scenery, folklore and uniqueness of the island’s flora and fauna truly make Cape Clear a place apart. The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 24th year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year we invite some of the most accomplished tellers from around the world, and also…

Festivaletteratura in Mantua

September 4, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Since 1997, Festivaletteratura is one of the most awaited Italian cultural events of the year, a five-day meeting with authors, readings, guided tours, shows, and concerts with artists from all over the world, who meet in Mantua to live in an unforgettable party atmosphere. Internationally renowned storytellers and poets participate in the Festival, the most interesting voices of emerging literature, and still essayists, musicians, artists, scientists, according to a broad and curious meaning of literature, which is not denied to…

37th Annual Catalan Book Week

September 6, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Celebrating the works of old and new authors, Catalan Book Week reinforces and strengthens the links between Catalan authors, publishers and readers. Organised around five main stages set up on the square in front of the cathedral, there are more than 200 activities on offer with something for everyone. From talks to book recitals to live performances, this is a five-day literature extravaganza, with free entry for all.

Porto Book Fair

September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Porto Book Fair considered 87 entries for this year's edition, which will correspond to a total of 130 pavilions, the size understood as ideal. The event will take place from 6 to 22 September at the Crystal Palace Gardens. As for the typology of attendance, there will be 9 bookstores, 46 publishers, 21 bookstores and 6 distributors. These are joined by 5 institutional presences. The deadline for registration was July 3 and was open to publishers, distributors, booksellers, bookstores, public or…

Festival of World Literature

September 8, 2019 - September 9, 2019

The Festival of World Literature will be recognized as the main literary and cultural event in Zagreb and Split and as one of the most prominent cultural festivals in Croatia. Based on a rich literary scene, the Festival will continue to promote books, authors and readers, as well as interdisciplinarity and linkage to the tradition of literary talks with innovative approaches and the use of new media and technology. The Mission of the World Literature Festival is the creation of a…

Berlin International Book Festival 2019

September 11, 2019 - September 21, 2019

During eleven days the International Literature Festival Berlin presents new prose and poetry by contemporary authors from all over the world. Since 2001 the International Literature Festival takes place every year in September in Berlin. It focuses on the development of international prose and lyric poetry. During the festival writers from all over the world are in Berlin to present their work to lovers of literature. All texts are read in the original language, interpreters translate the pieces into German.…

26th Lviv Book Forum and 14th Internat’l Literature Festival

September 18, 2019 - September 22, 2019

The Lviv International Literature Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Ukraine. It is Ukraine’s largest and the only one literature festival, one of the most popular festivals in Central and Eastern Europe. Lviv International Literature Festival has taken place since 1997, since 2001 with foreign participation, and since 2006 – as a full-scale International Literary Festival within the framework of Lviv International Bookfair. The aim of the Festival: the development of literature, art and cultural traditions…

Bloody Scotland

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who make the festival every bit as much as the writers do. Priding ourselves as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and…

International Literature Festival, Odessa

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am

We are pleased to announce that the 5th international literature festival odessa will take place from 25th till 29th September 2019. The participants of the festival are 33 authors from 9 countries of the world. Guests of  odessa literature festival 2019: Maxim Biller (Germany) Andriy Bondar (Ukraine) Boris Khersonsky (Ukraine) Dimitré Dinev (Bulgaria/ Austria) Michael Fehr (Switzerland) Karl-Markus Gauß (Austria) Durs Grünbein (Germany) Maryna Hrymych (Ukraine) Yuriy Izdryk (Ukraine) Max Kidruk (Ukraine) Eugenia Kononenko (Ukraine) Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine) Dmytro Lazutkin (Ukraine) Johanna Lier (Switzerland)…

Göteborg Book Fair

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Göteborg Book Fair is the most important event in Scandinavia for people in the book business. It is also a manifestation of arts and culture, a four-day long literary festival, a tribute to freedom of expression and a place for readers and writers to meet and celebrate the power of stories. Started in 1985 as a conference for librarians with 5,000 visitors the first time, the fair now gathers about 95,000 teachers, librarians and book lovers every year.

Fourth International Literature Festival Odessa

September 28, 2019 - October 1, 2019

The Festival aims to underscore the cultural charisma and international character of the city and to contribute to strengthening its connections with other cultural metropolises in Europe and on other continents. The Festival’s program will express this with its international character, which will in no way be restricted to (but will include) accents on Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region; rather – like the festivals in Switzerland and Berlin headed by Hans Ruprecht and Ulrich Schreiber. Authors from Ukraine,…

Narberth Book Fair 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

The Book Fair, the inspired brain-child of author Judith Barrow in 2013, began life in St Mary’s Church House, in Tenby as the first event of the Tenby Arts Festival.  It has grown, year by year, ever more successful, with more and more authors eager to participate, so that now we need bigger premises and longer hours and we have found the ideal home in the Queen’s Hall in Narberth, with ample room for book stalls, talks, and workshops. The fair offers a…

Dromineer Literary Festival 2019

October 3, 2019 - October 8, 2019

The Dromineer Literary Festival has become well known and much loved as a friendly and intimate event and the location, on the banks of Lough Derg, certainly contribute to its charm. Although called a literary festival, the events are more wide-ranging than this suggests, encompassing visual arts, film, crafts, and music. There are poetry and short story competitions and also special workshops for secondary school students. It’s impossible to ignore the mighty Shannon River when you are in Dromineer, and…

XIX International Celebration Lake Orta: Poetry on the Lake

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

This British-run festival celebrates poetry with readings, discussions, workshops, dance and music taking place in a myriad of locations around the lake, both on land and on water. The lake’s seductive and intimate setting attracts poets from the world over, who come to experience and share their work in one of Italy’s most charming locations.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

October 4, 2019 - October 13, 2019

For ten days every Autumn Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover’s dream as we welcome over 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to help us celebrate the joy of the written word. Alongside a programme of nearly 500 debates, interviews and workshops, we also host Book It! our festival within a festival for families and young readers. Where else could you see the Gruffalo rub shoulders with an award-winning novelist, or a…

Turku International Book Fair

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Turku Book Fair’s themes will be updated – in the future the fair themes will include not just literature but also other art forms. “Already next autumn, we will start a series of cross-disciplinary main themes, which are intended to broaden the concept of literature as an art form – to highlight its naturally cross-disciplinary dimensions and to serve an audience that consumes a broad spectrum of culture. First in line is theatre, the art form that is probably closest to literature,”…

Liber, International Book Fair

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Liber, International Book Fair The LIBER International Book Fair returns to Madrid from 9 to 11 October 2019 to celebrate its 37th year, with Sharjah as Guest of Honour. Organised by IFEMA and promoted by the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE), this year will be the largest international event for books in Spanish, offering business opportunities to major publishing houses and providing a boost to the book market.

PENfro Book Festival 2019

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The PENfro Book Festival is an annual event celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today, recognising the contribution of local publishers and booksellers, and encouraging more people to enjoy the wealth of books Wales offers. Held in the glorious setting of Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire, the festival aims to be friendly, informal and inviting to everyone from the casual to the most avid reader.

Prague Writers’ Festival

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Prague Writers‘ Festival is a literary event, presenting the world of literature as a place of social and cultural dialogue. It originated in the late-seventies London, when Michael March (PWF‘s President) began organizing international poetry readings at Keat House. Now, it is one of the most engaging cultural events in Prague and one of the most notable literary events in Europe. Motto of this edition: Beauty Saves the World

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18, 2019 - October 31, 2019

The 31st SISF celebrates old traditions and new connections, showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond Words’. Canada and Scotland have closely interwoven identities and histories, so SISF is delighted to headline ‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ for its International Exchange, thanks to Festivals Expo support. In this UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, First Nation and Scottish tradition bearers will share their story, dance and song inheritance, while contemporary narratives of exile, migration and cultural…

Helsinki Bok Fair

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Helsinki Book Fair is the most important event for lovers of literature and book industry professionals in Finland. It brings together the brightest stars of Finnish literature and the most promising new talents. The themes at this year’s book fair include the freedom of speech, songwriting and American literature and culture. Helsinki Book Fair features 15 programme venues and more than 40 international literary guests . The programme consists of more than 800 debates and interviews, In addition to authors, speakers…

2019 Malta Book Festival

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The 2019 Malta Book Festival Preparations for the 2019 Malta Book Festival, taking place between Wednesday 6 and Sunday 10 November, are well underway! A literary conference, relating to the genres of sci-fi and fantasy will be kicking off the festival on the evening of 6 November.  Participating guest authors will be Loranne Vella, author of the 2018 National Book Prize winner Rokit (Merlin Publishers), Malta-born Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Kali Wallace and Dave Rudden. The programme for the MBF 2019, featuring book launches,…

Buch Wien—International Book Fair

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am

November is all about the book! The BUCH WIEN is with more than 400 program points the largest industry event in the country and DAS Literaturevent Austria. For a week, the current books of this autumn and their authors take center stage in venues all over Vienna. 51,000 visitors, 100,000 books, 400 events, 400 stars, 30 locations, 20 nations - that was BUCH WIEN's tenth birthday. In the year 2018, the philosopher Svenja Flaßpöhler gave one of the most popular opening speeches…

Vilniaus Lapai – International Literary Festival / Tarptautinis literatūros festivalis

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Vilnius Pages is an international literary festival held in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. It celebrates acclaimed and popular Lithuanian and international authors.  Vilnius Pages favours spontaneous author reader dialogue through meetings, discussions, debates, live public author readings, musical and poetic improvisations, concerts, exhibitions, performances and literature based film screenings. The Arts Printing House situated next to the cathedral square is the central venue for the events although they take place in numerous locations across the city and many are free of charge. Vilnius…

Interliber International Book Fair, Zagreb

November 12, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am

This November the Zagreb Fair will again become the in place. The most popular trade fair for all generations INTERLIBER returns from 12 - 17 November to bring joy to all book lovers. Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia and a platform for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science and knowledge that brings together the most important publishers and booksellers. Interliber pavilions will present more than 300 exhibitors with books from various genres and for all ages. Numerous titles of world-known bestsellers and literary stars are just…

Bogforum—Book Fair Copenhagen

November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Children's Book Forum - Take the family for a wild weekend in the world of books. Here you can hear great stories, attend fun workshops and competitions or (maybe) meet your favorite author. In 2018, you could meet: Anders Matthesen, Jacob Riising, Sebastian Klein, Lene Kaaberbøl, Gurli Gris, Motor Mille, Jakob Martin Strid, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen and Hella [email protected]@bogforum.dk

Reykjavik Book Fair

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Reykjavik Book Fair has been an annual event in the City of Literature since Reykjavík became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2011. The fair is jointly hosted by the Icelandic Publishers Association and the Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature office. It is held during one weekend in late November. The fair is open to all and entrance is free of charge. The first few years it was located at the Reykjavik City Hall but moved…

Montreuil Children Book Fair (Salon du livre de jeunesse à Montreuil)

November 27, 2019 - December 2, 2019

The Montreuil Children Book Fair is an annual appointment organized around various themes: comics, art, cinema, teens, small-children’s books, digital books, media and voice. Meet exhibitors, authors and illustrators who will be waiting for you in this children’s literature adventure. Every year, workshops are organized as well as meetings with authors for autograph-signing sessions, dedications and readings. Guided visits are proposed to visitors, individuals, school groups and groups from leisure centers. So visit the Montreuil Paris children’s book fair, an annual event which features exhibitions…

Vild med ORD Literature Festival, Aarhus

February 21, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Let's meet about something we love. Word. Those quirky things that come out of your mouth, out of your body like clapping fingers on your keyboard, or a dancing pencil on a piece of paper. If you not only love books, but are also quite happy with the feeling of coziness and good company, then Wild of Words is for you. Since 2009 we have put the literature on the Danes agenda. With a dedicated team of literature lovers whose only wish is to…

Sigtuna Literary Festival

May 9, 2020

After a year's break, Sigtuna Literature Festival welcomes new and old visitors back to Sigtuna.  The goal is to continue to attract a wide audience and have Sigtuna city as an arena for exciting meetings and conversations, something both previous visitors and participants have shown appreciation for. New for the seventh edition of the Sigtuna Literature Festival that the festival is held in May instead of August and that the festival is scheduled for one day only. As part of…

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