book festival

Martha's Vineyard has long attracted writers and poets to its sandy shores, and since 2005, the island's Book Festival brings writers from across the country to celebrate reading, writing, and the creative process. The free biennial event has grown over the past decade: This year, over thirty authors spoke about their current projects and also participated in panel discussions on various topics.
Coming up in just a couple of weeks--make your plans now, if you haven't--is the Oak Knoll Fest, a bi-annual celebration of book arts, fine press, and beautiful books held in and around Oak Knoll Books in New Castle, Delaware. This year's weekend-long event boasts a Friday symposium titled, "The Fine Book in the 21st Century -- Yes, It Will Survive!", that will explore the future of typography and fine printing.

McCullough, Eggers, Keillor, Egan to Headline National Book Festival

World-renowned authors David McCullough, Russell Banks, Dave Eggers, Terry McMillan, Pulitzer Prize-winners Siddhartha Mukherjee and Jennifer Egan, Garrison Keillor, Amy Chua and Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison will be among more than 80 writers speaking at the 11th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, between 9th and 14th streets on the National Mall. The event, free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Children's Book Illustration Festival at The Carle

AMHERST, MA-Join author and artist Tomie dePaola and illustrators from Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild (WMIG) at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on June 4 from 10am to 5pm for its sixth annual Children’s Book Festival with Tomie dePaola and artists from the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild Artist to Artist:  Celebrating the Creative Process.  This event for art and book-lovers of all ages will feature art activities, artists’ presentations and demonstrations, an art sale, and book signings.