Books and Literature Festivals and Events


* Bookfairs


* The Age Melbourne Writers' Festival
* Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
* Bath Literature Festival
* Brisbane Writers' Festival
* Edinburgh International Book Festival
An energising and inspiring literary festival, right in the heart of Edinburgh: hundreds of author interviews, debates and workshops for all ages. Held each August.
* Going West Books and Writers Festival
The Going West Books and Writers Festival comprises an exciting range of word-based events including the theatre season, poetry slam, rare and second-hand book market, writers in schools programme, the literary weekend - bringing together writers and performers from around the country. The Festival runs from mid-August to mid-September.
* Hay Festival - Hay-On-Wye
Long running literary festival in the town of Hay-on-Wye in Wales.
* Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias
Literary festival held in Cartagena, Colombia in late January each year.
* Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts
A collection of literary festivals in Cartegena, Bogata and the original one in Hay-on-Wye in Wales.
* Hay Festival Segovia
Cultural festival which includes literature, visual arts, music, promotion of reading and teaching English through contemporary British literature.
* National Poetry Day
National day celebrating poetry with events, readings and competitions. Usually on a Friday in August.
* The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival
Regular literary festival in Christchurch.
* Sydney Writers Festival
* Writers Week
Held in association with New Zealand International Festival. Next in 2014.