​Tallinn HeadRead Literary Festival

Tallinn Harju Str 1, Estonia

HeadRead Festival has taken place for 12 years, it has both international guests and Estonian authors, poetry, prose and non-fiction. We also cooperate with theatre, film and music. Usually it takes place in the last week of May. The festival is small and relaxed, people are usually invited to stay for the whole festival.

​Virginia Festival of the Book

Charlottesville, VA, United States

A Virginia Humanities program, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Every March, the Festival highlights hundreds of speakers and their books in programming for all ages, reading levels, and interests.

​Portland Book Festival

Portland, United States

The Portland Book Festival is a program of Literary Arts, a nonprofit literary center in Oregon. The annual festival brings more than 9,000 readers together in downtown Portland, Oregon, to hear from more than 100 writers in a one-day intergenerational celebration of stories.

​Litfest Words of Fire

Meiral -Casa Amarela - Lousã, Portugal

Founded by the Portuguese writer Ana Filomena Amaral, director of Arte-Via Cooperative, based in Lousã, Portugal, the third edition of the litfest “Words of Fire” is launched, in honour to the victims of the forest fires, under the motto “Art and culture as revival of a region and of a people”. This festival is sponsored by his Excellency the President of the Republic, the Regional Government, Regional Delegation of Culture, University of Coimbra, National Libraries Network, Caring for the Future Foundation and Casa Museum Fernando Namora as associated partners.

This is an innovative event, which will take place in twelve municipalities affected by the fires, and intends to take books and writers to the most unusual and unpredictable places, such as factories, fields, beaches, churches, markets, locals where people work, live and socialize, the books go to meet people because they miss them too.

​​Bergen International Literary Festival

​Østre Skostredet 5, Norway
The Bergen International Literary Festival for Non-Fiction and Fiction (LitFestBergen) presents international and Norwegian literature of high quality. The 4-days festival is held annually in February in Bergen, Norway and presents a great variety of languages, cultures and literature from every continent. The festival was nominated for the cultural event of the year in its inceptive year, 2019, and has quickly established itself as a major cultural event in the country with its English and Norwegian language programme aimed at adults, youth and children.

​Calabash International Literary Festival

Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Held every other year, Calabash is three days and nights of readings and live music beside the beach in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Free and open to the public and truly international, both on and off the stage, we host over 3,000 people at each festival.

​Hong Kong International Literary Festival

302B, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 66-72 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF), founded in 2001, is an annual event held over ten days in autumn, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world. In November 2020 our 20th Festival will include live and virtual programming that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings, and readings.

​​​Passa Porta International Festival of Literature

Brussels, Belgium

The biennial Passa Porta Festival brings over 100 national and international writers, thinkers and artists to Brussels for 4 days in March. It turns curiosity into literary discoveries by means of readings, performances, debates and audacious cross-pollinations between literature and other art forms for a unique multilingual celebration of literature.

​Boston Book Festival

Boston, United States

The Boston Book Festival is New England's largest literary event, annually bringing together 300+ authors and 25,000 attendees in Boston's Copley Square and Nubian Square neighborhoods for a weekend of free presentations, discussions, workshops, and interactive performances.

​Decatur Book Festival

500 South Columbia Drive, United States

Founded in 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival is one of the largest independent book festivals in the US. Over the years, we have brought world-class authors and book lovers together in the city of Decatur, Georgia, to celebrate and enjoy all things literary--book signings, author readings, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

​Bloody Scotland

The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN, United Kingdom

Bloody Scotland seeks to further the development of Scottish crime writing by bringing together unpublished, debut, sophomore, and best-selling Scottish, British and International writers for a weekend of talks, panels and much more.

​Wimbledon BookFest

35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB, United Kingdom

An annual public festival in October attracting 25,000 visitors in its pop up festival site on London’s Wimbledon Common. Events are broad ranging in subjects and appeal. Its education programme is year round with schools.

​​​Asian Festival of Children's Content

90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk E #03-32, Singapore

The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC), established in 2010, is an annual festival in Singapore that promotes and advocates the creation, development and appreciation of quality Asian stories for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival's main programmes comprise conference presentations, panels, masterclasses, workshops, and lectures. AFCC also organises a children's book fair and public programmes as part of its community outreach.


AFCC is a unique event in Asia that provides an opportunity for various practitioners, including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, academics, teachers, librarians and parents to meet, learn, hone their craft, and develop cross-cultural collaborations.

​Durham Book Festival

New Writing North, 3 Ellison Terrace, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event produced by New Writing North. The festival takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham each October and features a range of thinkers, writers and performers, as well as a commissions programme and community projects.