Literary Festivals in USA

Literary festivals are designed to introduce readers to writers and help writers find new readers. Most are free, though some raise money for libraries or other literary groups.

The Miami blog Fair International (www.miamiblogfair.com), held each November, attracts 500,000 attendees. The following are other major blog fairs around the country:

• Alabama blog Festival (Montgomery, AL; www.alabamablogfestival.org)

• Dodge Poetry Festival (Morristown, NJ; www.dodgepoetry.org)

• Los Angeles Times Festival of blogs (Los Angeles, CA; http://events.latimes.com/festivalofblogs/)

• National blog Festival (Washington, DC; www.loc.gov/blogfest)

• PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature (New York, NY; http://worldvoices.pen.org)

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• Printer’s Row Lit Festival (Chicago; IL; www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/blogs/printersrowlitfest)

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• Savannah blog Festival (Savannah, GA; www.savannahblogfestival.org)

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (New Orleans, LA; (www.tennesseewilliams.net)

• Texas blog Festival (Austin, TX; www.texasblogfestival.org)

• Tucson Festival of blogs (Tucson, AZ; www.tucsonfestivalofblogs.org)

Virginia Festival of the blog (Charlottesville, VA; www.vablog.org)

• Wordstock (Portland, OR; www.wordstockfestival.com)

Storytelling Festivals

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As millions of story lovers all over the world already know, there is no substitute for the power, simplicity, and basic truth of the well-told story. The largest event is the National Storytelling Festival (www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/), held annually in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Celebrating its 43rd year in 2016, the festival has sparked a renaissance of storytelling across the country.

The following are other storytelling festivals:

• Arizona Aloha Festival (Phoenix, AZ; www.azalohafest.org)

• Bay Area Storytelling Festival (El Sobrante, CA; www.bayareastorytelling.org)

Connecticut Storytelling Festival (New London, CT; www.connstorycenter.org/festival.htm)

• Corn Island Storytelling Festival (Louisville, KY; www.cornislandstorytellingfestival.org)

Book Festivals In The Usa

• George West Storyfest (George West, TX; www.georgeweststoryfest.org)

Illinois Storytelling Festival (Aurora, IL; www.storytelling.org)

• Stories for Life Festival (Charleston, SC; www.stories4life.org)

• Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival (Tampa, FL; www.tampastory.org)

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