Favorite book festivals, expos, author events

Any one been to any good book festivals, lit cons, or expos?


I have been a long time supporter of the Texas Book Festival in Austin. It is a free event and packed with incredible author panels and vendors. Always fun to rub elbows with people who are into books as much as I am. It is usually in late September/early October hovering around the two weekends of ACL.

Oh great! I looked it up on one and it doesn’t seem like they have their author line up yet. Will definitely remember to look it up as the date nears. A trip to Austin sounds great to me!

Y’all Fest in Charleston was great! I went to it last November. They have a few ticketed events ($9 each). But I’d say 80% of the festival is free. Author signings, panels, and sponsor activities.

I plan on checking out their sister festival in April, called Y’all West!