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March Book Festivals

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All over the country this spring you can attend Book Fairs and Festivals!  Get together with other book-lovers and writers and celebrate the literary life this March.

Virginia Festival of the Book
March 20-24th, 2013
Charlottesville, VA

This Festival is chock full of mostly free events to celebrate the culture of books, and promote reading and literacy.  The mission of the event is to bring together writers and readers and honor books, reading, and literary culture.
Events include author readings, book signings, children's StoryFest day, panels, workshops, and discussions on a wide range of topics.

For a day-to-day schedule, list of participating authors, and much more information go to

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
March 20-24th, 2013
New Orleans, LA
The Festival’s mission "is threefold: to serve the community through educational, theatrical, literary, and musical programs; to nurture, support, and showcase regional, national, and international writers, actors, musicians, and other artists; and to honor the creative genius of Tennessee Williams, who considered this city his spiritual home."
Events include theatrical performances, Master-classes, writing contests, and panel discussions. There will also be literary walking tours, food events, and music programs.

For more details and a full listing of events and participating artists, go to

Bloomington Writer's Festival and Book Fair
March 23rd, 2013
Minneapolis, MN

This Festival is a celebration of the Literary Arts!  The goal is to connect emerging writers with published authors and editors, through the sharing of information, resources, skills, and techniques. The day will be filled with lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and a book fair.

Find more information about events and how to register at

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