Literary Festivals

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Local Festivals

This is a list of literary festivals in and around Massachusetts. To report an omission or correction please contact us.

Brattleboro Literary Festival
Brattleboro Literary Festival is a three-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All festival events except for the writing workshops are free and open to the public.

Smith College is the host for this annual SF/Fantasy/Anime/Gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Concord Festival of Authors
Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussion celebrating the written and the spoken word in Concord and Lowell, Massachusetts

Newburyport Literary Festival
A celebration of literature, readers and writers, on Massachusetts' North Shore.

Major National Festivals

This list is intentionally short. For a more complete list please see

National Book Festival
The National Book Festival, is an annual event organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress. The festival is free and open to the public.

PEN World Voices Festival
An international festival bringing writers from around the world to New York City. The program includes panel discussions, readings, performances, and much more.

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