book festival coming celebrating Pat Conroy

Celebrating Pat Conroy at SIBA (and soon at the new Pat Conroy Literary Festival – see below): Cassandra King Conroy, USC Press Director Jonathan Haupt, and Story River Books authors Bernie Schein, Bren McClain, John Warley, Eric Morris, and Ellen Malphrus, plus Pat’s daughter and author Melissa Conroy

We just spent a glorious weekend at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) show in Savannah, Georgia, where dozens of authors and their publishers had the opportunity to put their upcoming titles in front of the south’s great indie booksellers. It’s a book festival for bookstores, and it’s great to see the passion of authors talking about their work.

Throughout the three-day event we heard about plenty of other upcoming book festivals for readers and writers, so we thought we’d share a sneak peek at just some of the cool festivals in the fall lineup. Book festivals are an exciting way to connect with your readers as well as other authors…

We hope to see you all at one of these upcoming book celebrations!

September 24: Washington, D.C.
The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

October 4-9, 2016: Iowa City, IA
The Iowa City Book Festival is a celebration of books, reading and writing. The festival includes readings, discussions, and demonstrations with locations in and around downtown Iowa City.

conroy-frontpageOctober 14-16, 2016: Nashville, TN
The Southern Festival of Books is a three-day Festival celebrated each year, free and open to the public. The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors in every genre for readings, panel discussions and signings.

October 20-23, 2016: Beaufort, SC
The inaugural Pat Conroy Literary Festival will feature writer panels and book signings, live dramatic performances, author lunches and receptions, readings, and instructive workshops for writers. (WWW’s founder Shari Stauch and author Bren McClain will be teaching two classes at this event.)

October 29, 2016: Baton Rouge, LA
The 2016 Louisiana Book Festival is held in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations.

WordsandMusicNovember 9-13, 2016: New Orleans, LA
A favorite on the fall calendar, Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans features new and established writers joining dedicated readers in a unique multi-arts festival sponsored by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society. (WWW’s Shari Stauch will be teaching at this event.)

November 18-19, 2016: Bluffton, SC
The Bluffton Book Festival is a 2-day event, new on the calendar and expecting to draw 3-5,000 visitors in a unique setting for anyone and everyone who simply loves books and reading. Authors are encouraged to apply at:

Want to learn about more dozens more book festival and conference opportunities for authors? Join our Winner Circle HERE!




4 thoughts on “Fall Book Festival Lineup – For All Who Love Books!

  • September 30, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I’m delighted to be on this site. Thanks to everyone who supports writers in the most honest, enthusiastic way.
    Nina Angela McKissock
    From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying.

    • October 1, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Welcome, Nina! Wishing you outrageous success on your book, too 🙂

  • September 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    It was an awesome gathering! Loved being a part of the Celebrating Pat Conroy panel. And loved talking to booksellers about my upcoming debut novel, One Good Mama Bone. A wonderful time, for sure!

    • September 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Congratulations on all your success, Bren! We look forward to One Good Mama Bone’s official release February 14, 2017!!!

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