Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic for this week is ‘Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday.’
Now, I know at the moment none of us are getting to any book events, but I’m sure we’ll all be rushing to them when we are allowed to go to big events again. I have been to a few book events and festivals, but there are still some that I would LOVE to get to one day.
What book events/festivals would you love to attend one day?
1 . Book Con (New York, USA)
You could say Book Con is the US’s equivalent of YALC but on a much bigger scale. From what I have seen it seems like an amazing event to attend and one that I will hopefully attend myself in the future.
2. Hay Festival (Hay-On-Wye, Wales)
Hay Festival just sounds incredible! I attended the virtual event this year, but I’m sure it doesn’t compare to the real thing. Some amazing authors have attended over the years, and maybe, just maybe I’ll get to go one day.
3. NYA Lit Fest (Preston, England)
The Northern YA Literary Festival is hosted up North in Preston and it’s been one I have wanted to go to for a few years now. It’s hosted a bunch of amazing YA authors and I am hoping when things get back to normality that I’ll be able to make the trip up north to attend.
4. Edinburgh International Book Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)
I love Edinburgh so to attend a book festival in this gorgeous city would be amazing! I have heard many good things!
5. Cheltenham Literature Festival (Cheltenham, England)
What appeals to me about Cheltenham Literature Festival is the events they have on for children, and also their lit crawl where authors and poets take over venues for pop up events.
6. Bath Children’s Literature Festival (Bath, England)
As someone who loves and is highly interested in children’s fiction, the Bath Children’s Literature Festival sounds perfect for me! The fact that many incredible authors such as Cressida Cowell and Lauren Child have attended previously goes to show how great it is. Fingers crossed I can attend one day.
7. Lavenham Children’s Book Festival (Lavenham, England)
Lavenham is in Suffolk and is quite local to me, so I’m surprised I haven’t attended this yet. I am all for supporting local events and authors so I am hoping to attend it in the future.
8. The London Book Fair (London, England)
As someone who is not only a reader, but an aspiring author I feel that a trip to The London Book Fair would benefit me greatly. I’d be able to meet publishers and agents and get a ton of information about the writing and publishing process.
*I apologise there isn’t ten on this list! These were the main ones that I thought of and that I would love to attend in the future*