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Winter 2015 Conferences and Book Festivals

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Warm up your writing spark at one of these winter book festivals and conferences in southern climates.

Savannah Book Festival
February 12-15, 2015
Locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District

Spend an evening with Janet Evanovich, Ann and Christopher Rice, P.J. O'Rourke and more. Find out more about visiting authors here.
The Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation. The Savannah Book Festival Inc., presented by Georgia Power and Bob and Jean Faircloth, is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors.



San Miguel Writer's Conference
Festival Internacional de Escritores y Literatura en San Miguel de Allende
February 11-15, 2015
Hotel Real de Minas
San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

Learn from Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Scott Turow and more. Read more about the faculty here.
As the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas, the San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival attracts 600+ established and emerging writers and publishing professionals from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
In addition to Conference participants and faculty, 2,500+ aficionados attend one or more individual workshops, master classes, or keynote presentations. It is an inspiring week of intellectual exchange, community connection, and cultural celebration.


Tuscon Festival of Books
March 14-15 2015
University of Arizona Campus
Tuscon, Arizona
Admission is freeTucson-Festival-of-Books1

In addition to providing two unforgettable days each year where words and imagination truly come to life, the Tucson Festival of Books also supports literacy programs in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Since its launch in 2009, the Festival has contributed $1,050,000 to local literacy organizations.


Virginia Festival of the Book
March 18-22, 2015
The festival takes place in bookstores, libraries, theaters, schools and other venues in and around Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia.

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past eleven years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors.


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