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25th Lviv Book Forum and 13th Internat’l Literature Festival

September 19, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Lviv International Literature Festival
Shota Rustaveli str. 7, office 218
79017 Lviv, Ukraine

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…

Pordenonelegge.it Festival

September 19, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Via Mazzini 2
Via Mazzini 2 - Palazzo Badini
Pordenone, Italy

Discover how to be protagonist of the September edition of pordenonelegge. Whatever your way of taking part in the event, we like to think that you are an integral part of it and that the secret formula of pordenonelegge's success is precisely that each of us actively collaborates to the best outcome of the event.

Bloody Scotland

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Multiple Locations-Scotland
Stirling, Scotland United Kingdom

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…

Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair 2018

September 22, 2018
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers and organisations both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public. This year’s Free Verse: Poetry Book & Magazine Fair will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018 at Senate House in London. Free Verse is managed by The Poetry Society. We look forward to building…

Narberth Book Fair (Tenby Book Fair) 2018

September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am
The Queens Hall
44 High S,
Narbeth, SA67 7AS United Kingdom

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 showcase…

International Literature Festival Odessa 2018

September 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Odessa, Ukraine
Odessa, Ukraine

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,…

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden 2018

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Bok & Bibliotek
Mässans Gata 10
Göteborg, SE-412 94 Sweden

A celebration of the written word 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,…

Women’s Fiction Festival

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018
TBA-Matera
Matera, Italy

The Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy, is a writer’s conference with a difference. It is for all those who love to write and those who love to read. Writers, readers, editors meet during the three days of the Women’s Fiction Festival to learn from the panels and workshops about the latest developments in publishing and in women’s fiction.

Göteborg Book Fair

September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Göteborg Book Fair
SE-412 94
Göteborg, Sweden

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.

Silence Festival – Lisbon

September 28, 2018 - October 1, 2018
TBA-Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon hosts one of Europe’s most exciting literary festivals to emerge recent years. Festival Silêncio is a relatively new international literary festival bent on popularizing cutting-edge art forms which reveal the power of words. The events merge literary forms with performing arts and range from literary concerts, slam poetry, staged readings, conferences and workshops. Keen to bring a new generation of artists close to the foreground, the festival takes place in public places across Lisbon, and over the course of…

Druskininkai Poetic Fall 2018

October 3, 2018 - October 8, 2018
Druskininkai Poetic Fall
Maironio St. 16
Druskininkai , LT-66120 Lithuania

Druskininkai Poetic Fall festival is one of the most important literature events in Lithuania. It is international poetry festival, held every autumn in October. The festival begins in Vilnius with Presentation of Anthology. A day later we are leaving to Druskininkai where all other Festival activities are held. The theme of the festival in 2018 will be Poetry: the Sound and Fury. Every year we have a different theme of the Festival. In the past years the themes were: “Local…

LIBER Int’l Book Fair – Barcelona

October 3, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Gran Via
Juan Carlos I Avenue, 64
Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08908 Spain

Promoted by the FGEE, Federation of Publishers’ Guilds of Spain, and organised one year in Madrid – by IFEMA – and one year in Barcelona – by Fira de Barcelona – Liber is the largest international gathering for books in Spanish, providing plenty of business opportunities for publishing firms. As the largest showcase for books in the Spanish language and the main hub for business and professional exchanges in this industry, LIBER is open to all book-related sectors, with a special focus on digital content, new…

Dromineer Literary Festival – Ireland 2018

October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Dromineer
Dromineer, Ireland

Even if you’re a long way from Tipperary you should make an effort to head there for the Dromineer Literary Festival, where bookworms all meet up to discuss and explore the written word. This year’s festival will offer you the opportunity to participate in writing workshops; try fiction with Lisa Harding or poetry with Martin Malone. See writers like Sara Baume in conversation and even enjoy a theatrical murder mystery at Nenagh Castle. There will be poetry salons, a chance…

Cheltenham Literature Festival

October 5, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Yamaha Discovery PLace
Yamaha Discovery Space Montpellier Gardens
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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…

XVII Int’l Poetry Celebration – Lake Orta

October 6, 2018 - October 8, 2018
TBA-Lake Orta
Orta San Giulio, Novara Italy

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.

70th Frankfurt Book Fair – Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

October 10, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Messegelände
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327
Frankfurt am Main, 60327 Germany

This autumn at Frankfurter Buchmesse, it's all about books, exciting topics and captivating content for the international publishing and media industry and for book fans from around the world. This year will mark the 70th book fair. It is the most important international trading post for content, the centre of the media world and a major cultural event. This year's Guest of Honour, Georgia, invites visitors to discover its diverse literary and cultural heritage.

The Moorland – 9th Int’l Children’s Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Mýrin
Sæmundargata 11
101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The first Moorland International Children’s and Youth Literature Festival was held in the autumn of 2001 and was called Cat in the Moorland. The festival was a success, leading the organisational committee to go forward with a second festival, with the aim of making this a biennial event as a counterpoint of The Reykjavik International Literature Festival, which is also held biennially. From the start, the focus has been on the festival being international and authors and scholars have come from the Nordic countries, European countries including Great…

Literature Criticism Conference

October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Nippon Hotel
Kocatepe Mahallesi, 6
Istanbul, 34437 Turkey

The Literature Criticism Conference, organized by the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM) will take place from 12th October to 13th October 2018 at the Nippon Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The central themes of this conference are world literature, poetry, novel, drama, literary forms, language and literature, topics, styles, authors, interactions and world literature, politics and literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis, etc.

European Poetry Festival – London

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Rich Mix
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, United Kingdom

An amazing opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 30 poets travel to London to share brand new collaborative poems, premiered on the night and written for the occasion, in pairs, across languages, styles & nations. Expect experimentation, innovation and performance - these are the best and brightest, from Iceland to Italy, from Holland to Spain, from Poland to Norway – a unique evening of modern literature which will show the…

Friends with Books 2018

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50-51
Berlin, 10557 Germany

The Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin 2018 is one of the leading European platforms for artists' publications an overview of up to 200+ publishers of artist books Friends with Books is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the contemporary art book and art publications more visible. The annual Berlin Fair, an academic program and partnerships with cultural institutions bring the interested public together with artists and art publishers.

Conrad Festival

October 23, 2018 - October 29, 2018
Krakow Festival
ul. Wygrana 2
Krakow, 30-311 Poland

This year’s edition of the Conrad Festival is named after Joseph Conrad’s volume titled Tales of Unrest. It has been translated into Polish as Opowieści niepokojące, but the title seems not quite satisfactory. It should rather be something like doniesienia z krainy niepokoju (reports from the land of unrest), because the tales do not convey the feeling of unrest as such but rather try to diagnose, describe, explain and interpret unrest, to orient us in the growing chaos of information.

Krakow Book Fair 2018

October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018
31586 Kraków, Voivodeship Lesser Poland Poland
31586 Kraków, Voivodeship Lesser Poland Poland
Krakow, Poland

International Book Fair in Krakow is an event multifaceted and diverse: publishing offer Polish and foreign publications, workshops and panels dedicated to industry publishing and bookselling, meetings with authors and publishers at the stands in seminar rooms, competitions, exhibitions, formula of the book festival in the whole Krakow (meetings, literary happenings, theater performances, concerts held outside the fairgrounds).

Helsinki Book Fair 2018

October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre
Messuaukio 1
Helsinki, 00520 Finland

The fourteen programme points of the Helsinki Book Fair will be visited by more than a thousand guests: writers, artists, experts and influentials. In addition, the stands will host interviews, meetings with authors and book signings. In honour of the Finland 100 centenary, Finland will be the eleventh theme country of the book fair.

Antwerp Book Fair

October 28, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Antwerp Expo – Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191 – 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium

The Antwerp Book Fair is a business to consumer fair organized by the Flemish trade sector organization: the non-profit association ‘Boek.be’. This association embodies the landscape of the book sector in Flanders and reunites book publishers (both trade, scholar/academic/professional publishers, importers) and booksellers (independent stores, book chain members and online booksellers).The fair dates back to 1932 and was always located in Antwerp, the heart of the publishing industry in Flanders. The number of visitors increases yearly. When the book fair…

Boekenbeurs 2018: Book fair Menus

October 31, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Antwerp Expo – Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191 – 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp’s book fair is unique in that it focuses primarily on specific languages, notably Flemish and Dutch. However, it does have several international participants too.

Vienna Int’I Book Fair 2018

November 7, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Buch Wien
Messe Wien, Hall D
Vienna, Austria

After its brilliant anniversary last year, BUCH WIEN enters its 11th edition and starts on 7 November with the Long Night of Books in Hall D of Messe Wien.

26th Biblioteka International Book Fair 2018 – Bratislava

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018
INCHEBA Exhibition and Convention Centre
Viedenská cesta 3-7
Bratislava 5, 85101 Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

The book fair Bibliotéka represents a traditional place for the meeting of those who write, illustrate, translate, publish, print, sell, lend and read books. Through the support from domestic publishers as well as the interest of international publishers, the fair also enjoys a great interest from professional visitors as well as from the general public. The trade fair is the place for meeting and establishing new trade and social contacts. The Bibliotéka takes place for the 26th time on 4…

Tbilisi Book Days 2018

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Expo Georgia Fairground
118 Tsereteli Ave
Tbilisi, 0119 Georgia

The Tbilisi Book Days 2018 is a joint project of the the Book Art Center Tbilisi, and Expo Georgia. The idea of the project is to expand the format of the Tbilisi International Book Festival. In addition to the traditional trade book fair, the Tbilisi Book Days will offer an extensive cultural, educational and entertainment program to the Georgian readers: international workshops and exhibitions, public lectures, children’s events, readings and discussions. Our motivation while organizing the event was to turn…

Malta Book Festival

November 8, 2018 - November 12, 2018
Mediterranean Conference Centre
Valletta, Malta

Initially conceived as the Malta Book Fair back in 1979, this annual cultural event was launched to celebrate the wonder of books. In 2013, it was rebranded as the Malta Book Festival to reach out to book lovers all over the Islands with a wide programme of family-friendly activities – including book launches and presentations, poetry and literature readings, meetings with authors, dramatisations of literary texts, and conferences and seminars. With an annual attendance of thirty thousand people – including…

37th International Istanbul Book Fair

November 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Eski Hadımköy Yolu Caddesi 9/1
Istanbul, 34500 Turkey

The Istanbul Book Fair by TÜYAP Fairs started 36 years ago and is the largest event in the industry with no significant competitors. With almost half a million visitors, it is the fair with the most access to readers in Europe. Hundreds of events and book signings make the fair one of the foremost cultural activities in the city. The fair is held in association with the Turkish Publishers Association.

Interliber International Book and Teaching Appliances Fair, Zagreb

November 13, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Zagreb Fair
Avenija Dubrovnik 15
Zagreb, 10020 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

INTERLIBER, the International Book and Teaching Appliances Fair, brings together the world of publishing and educational creativity with the largest supply of books and teaching aids under a single roof by promoting books, knowledge and science. Its character transcends national boundaries and is gaining an increasing international recognition as evidenced by the growing number of foreign exhibitors. At Interliber all most important Croatian publishers will present a rich programme of their new editions as well as the best titles of…

Dublin Book Festival

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Smock Alley Theatre
6-7 Exchange Street Lower
Temple Bar, 8 United Kingdom

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. The Dublin Book Festival 2018 will take place from 15 – 18 November, with Smock…

Hay Festival – Winter Weekend 2018

November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Hay-on-Wye
hay-on-wye, wales United Kingdom

Now in its 19th year, the Winter Weekend is a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in four venues in the town. The 2017 Festival was our biggest yet with a new 450-seater venue and extended programming. The town’s atmospheric market square is a focus of festivities: On the Friday, the Hay Christmas lights are  turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer, accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment.…

5th Book Berlin

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Stephanstrasse 41
Berlin, 10559 Germany

The book club is opening a new chapter in the Berlin literary history and warmly invites you to the book fair Berlin. Readings and discussions with authors and publishers to arouse or increase the interest in the book especially for younger readers. Up to 60 small and medium-sized publishers in Berlin-Brandenburg and Germany are expected. For a good catering will be provided. The revenue from entrance fees and state fees will be used (after deduction of all costs) for the…

20th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction – Moscow 2018

November 28, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
10 Krymsky Val
Moscow, 119049 Russian Federation

The International Book Fair for High-Quality and Non-Fiction presents the BEST in literary fiction, scholarly and popular-science books. 20 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES: Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, India, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Japan. 30 000 VISITORS including professionals related to book publishing, literary critics, and general readers, who appreciate good writing. OVER 300 major publishers, book distributors, and small presses assembled in a single space. INTERNATIONAL…

Più libri più liberi – Rome Book Fair 2018

December 5, 2018 - December 9, 2018
La Nuvola
Rome, Italy

The fair More free books is the National Fair of Small and Medium Publishing. Since 2017, the event is held at the new convention center of the capital, La Nuvola, designed by the architect Massimiliano Fuksas. More books is the only fair in the world dedicated exclusively to independent publishing where every year about 500 publishers, coming from all over Italy, present to the public the news and their catalog. Five days and over 600 events in which to meet the authors, attend reading and musical…

46th Sofia International Book Fair

December 11, 2018 - December 16, 2018
The National Palace of Culture
Boulevard "Bulgaria"
Sofia, 1463 Bulgaria

Sofia hosts a book forum at international level since 1968, and in 2018 the forum will celebrate its 46th anniversary. The book fair represents a major asset in the panel of Bulgarian cultural events. National publishing houses as well as foreign exhibitors display their literary production and exchange views during the 6 days event, which takes place just before Christmas holidays. The National Palace of Culture, the largest multifunctional conference and exhibition centre in south eastern Europe, is the home of…

Leipzig Book Fair

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Congress Center Leipzig
Seehausener Allee 1
Leipzig, 04356 Germany

March is all about reading in Leipzig. The Leipzig Book Fair and its Reading Festival Leipzig are the spring event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform, exchange and discover new things.

Sirenland Writers Conference

March 31, 2019 - April 6, 2019
TBA-Italy
Italy

Positano is nestled in the heart of the Amalfi Drive, located where the Sorrentine Peninsula bends towards the South, becoming the Gulf of Salerno. In the middle of this panoramic bay lies the Islands of Li Galli, formerly called the “Island of the Sirens” in mythological times. This magical coast can be explored by land or sea. Day trips can also be arranged to visit nearby Almafi, Ravello, Salerno, Napoli and Pompeii. Participation is limited to ten students in each…

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

April 1, 2019 - April 4, 2019
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Piazza Costituzione, 6
Bologna, 40128

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today. With over 50 years of experience the fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors,…

Iceland Writers Retreat

April 3, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Nauthólsvegur
101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Join us for a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures we’ll offer the chance to tour the spectacular Golden Circle, sit in the cozy cafes of Reykjavik, soak in geothermal hot springs, listen to new Icelandic music, meet contemporary Icelandic writers, and learn about the country’s rich literary tradition. Registration for the 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat opens in July 2018.

Books and Roses

April 23, 2019
TBA-Spain
Spain

#BooksAndRoses takes an ancient tradition to the world, so that everybody can celebrate literature with a smile. 23 April is the day when books, roses and love come together in the context of an ancient tradition celebrated in Barcelona / Catalonia that is going global.

Galician Literature Day

May 17, 2019
TBA-Galicia
Galicia, Spain

Each year, on the 17th of May, in Galicia we celebrate the Galician Literature Day. It is a sort of homage to the Galician literature, language, and culture in general (that has so much to offer). Traditionally, each year is dedicated a to personality related to these fields, that has played an important role on the promotion of the Galician culture and language. Another requirement: only deceased writers can have such recognition.

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