Keeping Up with the Lit

Cue the old school Keeping Up with the Kardashians theme song (you know, the one with the whistles) and get ready for this post of true importance: LITERARY EVENTS.

If you’re trying to get your face and your name out in the world…maybe attending literary events can help you show face but also expand your knowledge and help inspire you.

On a larger scale, there are a plethora of events to attend. Events like BookExpo America, Comic-Con International: San Diego, PEN America World Voices Festival, YALL Fest, LA Festival of Books, Hay Festival of the Arts, National Book Fair (for our US – based followers), Edinburgh International Book Festival, Miami Book Fair Festival, Agatha Christie Festival, FLIP (Festa Literaria Internacional de Paraty), Brooklyn Book Festival, Texas Book Festival. These are seen to be some of the best mainstream conventions, expositions, and festivals.


Don’t forget there are the smaller ones local to your region. Like library, university/college, or standalone events, hosted by region/state organized groups or affiliates. These can be far more intimate. If you’re interested in asking questions/getting advice on a one-on-one scenario, a local event might be up your alley.

Venture out of your writing room and gain some exposure or learn some new writing techniques.

2 thoughts on “Keeping Up with the Lit

  1. Jessica Triepel August 11, 2018 / 4:23 am

    I’m an American living in Germany, and I haven’t had much luck finding any literary events in my area. The problem, though, I’m sure is due to the language barrier, as I don’t know how to Google something in German.

  2. Lorraine Ambers August 11, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Yesss, I’ve just booked one in Oxford. I love writing events.

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