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Entries under each state are arranged by:  Name of event | Location of Event |Time of year event takes place

The following listings (below) are alphabetical by name of the festival

D - K


A - C

Akron Antiquarian Book Fair
Akron, OH
Contact the Northern Ohio Bibliographic Society, Inc. at 330-865-5831
Fri/Sat of Easter weekend

Alabama Bound Festival
Birmingham, AL
e-mail:sharon@bham.lib.al.us
http://www.alabamabound.org/
Apr

Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival
Selma, AL
phone: 205-875-3535
Oct

Amelia Book Island Festival
Fernandina Beach, FL
phone: 904-261-5845
http://www.bookisland.org/
Oct

Arizona Book Festival
Phoenix, AZ
phone: 602-257-0335 / fax: 602-257-0392
http://www.azbookfestival.org/
Apr

Ark Storytelling Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
phone: 734-761-1800
Click on the calendar

Asia International Book Fair
Sinagpore
http://www.aibf.com.sg/indexA.htm
Apr

Athens Annual Storytelling Festival
Athens, OH
phone: 740-504-3350
e-mail:kcooper@eurekanet.com
http://www.eurekanet.com/~story/
Sept

Augusta Baker's Dozen - A Celebration of Stories Festival
Columbia, SC
phone: 803-929-3440 / fax: 803-929-3448
http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/baker.htm
Apr/May

Australian Book Fair
Sydney, Australia
http://www.exptiseevents.com.au/
Jun

Azalea Storytelling Festival
LaGrange, GA
Information: Pat Gay, phone: 706-882-7784, ext. 21 / e-mail:pgay@thclibrary.net
or LaGrange College, phone: 706-880-8276
Mar

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD
phone: 410-752-8632
http://www.bop.org/calendar/events/book_index.html
Sept

Banff Mountain Book Festival
Banff, Alberta, Canada
http://www.banffcentre.ca/CMC/about_book.html
Oct-Nov

Bay Area Storytelling Festival
San Francisco, CA
phone: 650-952-3397 or 510-869-4946
e-mail:tim@storyteller.zzn.com
http://www.bayareastorytelling.org
May

Beijing International Book Fair
Beijing, China
phone: 0086-10 6586 6995 / fax: 0086-10 6508 9188
e-mail:bibfmo@263.net
May

Bellingham Storytelling Festival
Bellingham, WA
phone: 360-650-3594
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~rvohs/storyfestival2001.htm
Nov

Boats, Books & Brushes, A Maritime Festival of the Arts
New London, CT
phone: 860-443-8332
e-mail: nptyler@aol.com
http://www.sailnewlondon.com
Sept

Bologna Children's Book Fair
Bologna, Italy
http://www.xbf2k.bolognafiere.it/
Apr

Book Fair of Lisbon (Feira do Livro de Lisboa)
Lisbon, Portugal
phone: 35 1 244 823 773
e-mail:info@clix.pt
http://www.feiradolivrodelisboa.pt
May

Book World Prague International Book Fair
Prague, Czech Republic
http://bookworld.cz
May

BookExpo America
Location changes
phone: 1-800-840-5614
http://bookexpo.reedexpo.com/
May

BookMania!
Stuart, FL
phone: 561-221-1403
e-mail:mclsprogram@hotmail.com
Jan

Border Book Festival (New Mexico)
Las Cruces, NM
phone: 505-524-1499
e-mail:bbf@zianet.com
http://www.zianet.com/bbf/
Mar

Boston Globe Book Festival
Boston, MA
phone: 617-929-2649
Oct

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Boston, MA
phone: 617-266-6540
http://www.BostonBookFair.com/
Nov

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
Location changes each convention

Bratislava Biblioteka
Bratislava, Slovakia
phone: +421 7 67 27 21 35 / fax: +421 7 67 27 21 43
e-mail: biblioteka@incheba.sk

Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival
Bristol, IN
phone: 219-533-6103 (MaryAnn Hunsberger)
Sept

Buckeye Book Fair
Wooster, OH
phone: 330-287-1617 or 1-800-686-2958m ext, 1617
e-mail: bbfharris@aol.com
http://www.the-daily-record.com/past_issues/bookfair/bookfair_index.html
Nov

Buenos Aires International Book Fair
Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.el-libro.com.ar
Apr-May

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival
McCook, NE
phone: 1-800-657-2179 or 308-345-3200
June

Bumbershoot, the Seattle Arts Festival
Seattle, WA
phone: 206-281-7788
http://www.bumbershoot.org/
Sept

Cairo International Book Fair
Cairo, Egypt
phone: 2 02 57 75 371 / fax: 2 02 57 54 213
http://www.cibf.org/en/index.htm
Jan - Feb

California Indian Storytelling Symposium and Festival
Riverside, CA (May)
Fremont, CA (Sept)
phone: 510-794-7253
e-mail:cistory@cistory.org
http://www.cistory.org/festival/

California International Antiquarian Book Fair
alternates between Los Angeles and San Francisco
Feb

Canton Storytelling Festival
Canton, MI
Contact Debby Bradley at 334-394-5193
Jan

Cape Clear Island Storytelling Festival
Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
e-mail:stories@indigo.ie
http://indigo.ie/~stories/
Aug - Sept

Cave Run Storytelling Festival
Morehead, KY
phone: 606-784-6221 or 1-800-654-1944
http://caverunstoryfest.org/
Sept

Celebration of the Book
Columbia, MO
phone: 573-751-2680 - Missouri Center for the Book
http://mosl.sos.state.mo.us/lib-ser/libpub/mcb/mcb.html
Apr/biennial

Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature
Chattanooga, TN
phone: 423-267-1218 or 800-267-4232 / fax: 423-267-1018
e-mail: info@artsedcouncil.org
http://www.artsedcouncil.org/literature.htm
Apr /biennial/odd years

Chelsea Book Fair
London, England
http://www.londonchelseabookfair.com/
Nov

Cherokee Rose Storytelling Festival
Carrollton, GA
phone: 770-832-1161
Oct

Chicago International Antiquarian Book Fair
Chicago, IL
phone: 212-777-5218
Check the calendar at: http://abaa.org/

Children's Book Festival
Hattiesburg, MS
phone: 601-266-4186
e-mail:Book.Festival@usm.edu
http://www-org.usm.edu/~bookfest/
Apr

Children's Literature Festival
Keene, NH
e-mail: dwhite@keene.edu
http://www.keene.edu/clf
Oct: 2002 - Oct. 26, 2003 - Oct. 25, 2004 - Oct. 30

Children's Literature Festival (Central Missouri State)
Warrensburg, MO
phone: 660-543-4306
http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/bkfair/chilit.html
Mar/Apr

Children's Reading Festival
Fort Lauderdale, FL
phone: 954-357-7406
Apr

Chinquapin Folk Music and Storytelling Festival
Peoria, IL
phone: 309-686-3360
e-mail: kastle@entaract.com
Sept

Clyde Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest
Hilo, HI
phone: 808-589-1771
Sept

Connecticut Storytelling Festival
New London, CT
phone: 860-439-2764 / fax: 860-439-2895
e-mail:csc@conncoll.edu
http://www.connstorycenter.org/festival.html
Apr

Corn Island Storytelling Festival
Louisville, KY
phone: 502-245-0643
e-mail:L-JPenn@prodigy.net
http://www.cornislandstorytellingfestival.org/
Sept/3rd weekend

Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering
Mountain View, AR
phone: 870-269-3851
e-mail: ofcmusic@mvtel.net
Nov

Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko, NV
phone: 775-738-7508
http://www.westfolk.org
Jan

Cracker Storytelling Festival
Homeland, FL
phone: 863-533-7469
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Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Medora, ND
phone: 701-872-4746
Fri/Sat of Memorial Day weekend

Decatur Area Readers & Writers Fair
Decatur, IL
e-mail: rsiburt@dpsbl.org
Oct

Delaware Authors Day
Dover, DE
phone: 302-577-5044 (Delaware Heritage Commission)
http://www.state.de.us/heritage/authors.htm
Nov

Dog Tales and Sourdough Stories
Anchorage, AK
phone: 907-566-6252 (Storytellers' Guild of Anchorage)
http://www.arctic.net/~bsaylor/guild/
Feb

Eatonton Literary Festival
Eatonton, GA
P.O. Box 4595,Eatonto, GA 31024
http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwelf/elfreg.html
Aug (first Fri,Sat,Sun)                                                                                                                                 D - K

Fall Storytelling Festival                                                                                                                                 
Raleigh, NC
phone: 919-250-1013
http://web.co.wake.nc.us/library/services/storytellingfestival.htm
Sept

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference
Oxford, MS
phone: 601-232-5993
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/
Jul

Feria Internacional del Libro Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
http://fil.mty.itesm.mx/
Oct

Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago
Santiago, Chile
phone: 52 8328 4328
e-mail: filmty@filmty.itesm.mx
http://www.camlibro.cl/
Oct - Nov

Festival of Books
Norman, OK
phone: 405-325-3921
e-mail:klatrobe@ou.edu (Kathy Latrobe)
Oct

Festival of Reading
St. Petersburg, FL
phone: 727-892-2358
http://www.festivalofreading.com/
Nov

Flanders Book Fair
Antwerp, Belgium
http://www.boekenbeurs.org/
Nov

Flying Leap Storytelling Festival
Solvang, CA
phone: 805-688-9533
Feb

FNB Vita Sibikwa Storytelling Festival
Capetown, South Africa
phone: 011 422 4359
e-mail: fnbvita@mweb.co.za
Oct

Folk Humor and Storytelling Weekend
Mountain View, AR
phone: 870-269-3851 / e-mail:ofcmusic@mvtel.net
http://www.ozarfolkcenter.com
Aug

Forest Storytelling Festival
Port Angeles, WA
phone: 360-457-3169 (Josephine Pederson)
http://www.dancingleaves.com/storypeople/forestfestival/index.html
Sept

Fort Lauderdale Antiquarian Book Fair
Fort Lauderdale, FL
phone: 954-357-8243
Jan

Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Farmington, NM
phone: 505-599-1273
October

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival
Geneva, IL
phone: 630-897-3655

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany
http://www.frankfurt-book-fair.com
Oct

George West Storyfest
George West, TX
phone: 361-449-2481 or 888-600-3121 (toll free)
e-mail:storyfest@georgewest.org
http://www.georgeweststoryfest.org/
Nov

Georgia Book & Arts Festival
Atlanta, GA
phone: 770-455-0038
http://www.georgiawriters.org/GBAF-2001.htm

Ghost Tales Around the Campfire
Washington, MS
phone: 601-442-2901
e-mail:hje@bkbank.com
Oct

Göteborg International Book Fair
Göteborg, Sweden
phone: +46 (0) 31 708 8400
e-mail: info@goteborg-bookfair.com
http://www.bok-bibliotek.se/indexeng.htm
Sept

Great Basin Book Festival
Reno, NV
phone: 1-800-382-5023
http://www.unr.edu/nhc/bookfest/2001/index.htm
Sept.

Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Colorado Springs, CO
phone: 719-531-6333
http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/bkfair/grepike.html
Summer

Great Salt Lake Book Festival
Salt Lake City, UT
phone: 801-359-9670
http://www.utahhumanities.org/bookfestival/bookfestival.html
Oct

Greater St. Louis Storytelling Festival
St. Louis, MO
phone: 314-516-5036
http://www.umsl.edu/~conted/storyfes.htm
May

Guadalajara International Book Fair
Guadalajara, Mexico
http://www.fil.com.mx/
Nov.-Dec.

Hampton Roads African Heritage Book Expo
Norfolk, VA
Contact Dr. E. Curtis Alexander at 757-547-5542
e-mail:eca@melanet.com
http://melanet.com/eca/expo.html
Nov

Hans Christian Anderson Storytelling Festival
Ephraim, UT
phone: 435-283-4631
May

Haunting in the Hill Storytelling Festival
Oneida, TN
phone: 865-694-9988
Sept

Heritage Trail Storytelling Festival
Bridgewater, NJ
phone: 908-252-0355
e-mail:info@heritagetrail.org
http://www.heritagetrail.org/
Nov

High Plains Book Festival...a celebration of words
Amarillo, TX
phone: Ann Weld, Amarillo Public Library, at 806-378-4228
e-mail: info@bookfestival.arn.net
http://bookfestival.arn.net/
Sept

Hollins University Annual Literary Festival
Roanoke, VA
phone: 540-362-6317 / e-mail:creative.writing@hollins.edu
http://www.hollins.edu/news-events/litfest/litfest.htm
Mar

Hong Kong Book Fair
Wanchai, Hong Kong
fax: (852) 2824-0026/ 2824-0249
e-mail:exhibitions@tdc.org.hk
http://www.hkbookfair.com/
July

Hoosier Storytelling Festival
Indianapolis, IN
phone: 317-255-7628
http://geocities.com/~storiesinc/festival.html
Oct (2002)

Huntsville Storytelling Festival
Huntsville, AL
phone: 256-882-2123 (Sam and Carole Worsham)
Feb

Illinois Authors Book Fair
Springfield, IL
phone: 217-785-6925
Oct

Illinois Storytelling Festival
Spring Grove, IL
phone: 815-344-0181 / fax: 815-344-5725
e-mail:info@storytelling.org
http://www.storytelling.org/
July (held last full weekend - Sat/Sun)

Inland Empire Bookfest
San Bernadino, CA
contact: Robert Rippy at 909-888-6511
e-mail:bookfest@sbccd.cc.ca.us
http://www.bookfest.org/
Oct

International Book Fair in Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
phone: 787-721-0844 / fax: 787-725-0861
e-mail:feriapr@caribe.net
http://www.filpuertorico.org/
Nov

Iowa Storytelling Festival
Clear Lake, IA
phone: 515-357-6134 (Clear Lake Public Library)
e-mail: clplib@netins.ncl
July

Iron Mountain Storytelling Festival
Lake Wales, FL
phone: 863-676-1408, ext. 20
http://www.boktower.org/story.html
Feb

Istanbul Book Fair
Istanbul, Turkey
e-mail: artlink@tuyap.com
http://www.tuyap.com/fuarlar/istanbul.htm
Nov

Jackson Story Fest
Jackson, MI
phone: 1-800-245-5202 or 517-784-2636
May (Fri/Sat, 1st week of May)

Jamaica national Storytelling Festival
Kingston, Jamaica, B.W.I.
phone: 876-905-4614
e-mail:isis@jol.com.jm
Nov

Jerusalem International Book Fair
Jerusalem 91007
phone: 972 2 629 7922 or 629 6412
fax: 972 2 624 3144
e-mail:jer_fair@netvision.net.il
http://www.jerusalembookfair.com
May/biennial/odd years

Johnnycake Storytelling Festival
Peacedale, RI
phone: 401-789-9301
Sept

Kansas Storytelling Festival
Downs, KS
Contact Bonnie Tanis by e-mail at btanis@nckcn.com
http://www.downsks.net/story/
Apr

Kentucky Book Fair
Frankfort, KY
phone: 606-873-8989
http://www.kybookfair.com/
Nov/Sat. before Thanksgiving

Key West Literary Seminar
Key West, FL
phone: 1-888-293-9291
http://keywestliteraryseminar.org
2003 Jan. 9-12 Theme: "The Beautiful Changes...Poetry"
Jan


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L - P

Lake Charles Storytelling Festival
Lake Charles, LA
e-mail: mlecom3892@aol.com
Nov

Lake Tahoe Storytelling Festival
Strawberry, CA
phone: 415-474-5580 / e-mail: suford@earthlink.net
http://www.strawberry-lodge.com/storytel.htm
Aug

Latino Book & Family Festival
Venue varies (see below)
phone: 714-973-7900 / fax: 714-434-7476
e-mail: kirk@latinofestivals.com
http://www.latinobookfestival.com/home/schedule/
New York, NY - Apr. 27-28; Los Angeles, CA - Aug. 24-25; Chicago, IL - Nov. 23-24

LAUGHS:Loudon's Annual Unforgettable Gigantic Hilarious Storyfest
Sterling, VA
Contact Michelle Vanttuss at 503-771-5308
e-mail:laughsinfo@aol.com
Jun

Lee County Reading Festival
Fort Myers, FL
e-mail:hoconnell@leegov.com
http://www.lee-county.com/library/
Mar

Leipzig Book Fair
Leipzig, Germany
http://www.leipziger-buchmesse.de/oben.html
Mar

LIBER. Feria Internacional del Libro (Barcelona)
Barcelona, Spain
http://www.liber.ifema.es/liberl.htm
Oct

Library of Virginia Awards Celebration
Richmond, VA
phone: 804-692-3592
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/about/awards/
Sept

Literary Feast
Fort Lauderdale, FL
phone: 954-357-7381 / fax: 954-357-7856
Mar

Log Cabin BookFest
Boise, ID
phone: 208-331-8000
http://www.logcablit.org/bookfest.htm
Sept

London International Book Fair
London, England
http://www.lif.co.uk/
Mar

Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival
Los Angeles, CA
phone: 323-255-9206
http://www.latinobookfestival.com
Oct

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA
phone: 1-800-LATIMES, ext. 7BOOK
http://www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
Apr

Magnolia [Roswell Magnolia] Storytelling Festival
Roswell, GA
phone: 770-640-3253
e-mail:info@cvb.roswell.ga.us
http://www.cvb.roswell.ga.us/storytelling.html
June/ 2003 - June 14-15

Malice Domestic
Washington, DC area
phone: 301-261-5728 / e-mail: malice@erols.com
http://www.erols.com/malice/
May

Mariposa Storytelling Festival
Mariposa, CA
phone: 1-800-903-9936
http://mariposa.yosemite.net/arts/storytelling.html
Mar

Miami Book Fair International
Miami, FL
phone: 305-237-3258
http://www.mdcc.edu/bookfair/
Nov/weekend before Thanksgiving

Michigan Storytellers Festival
Flint, MI
phone: 810-232-7111,ext.2173
http://www.flint.lib.mi.us and click on the calendar
July

Mid Missouri Storytelling Festival
Jefferson City, MO
phone: 573-634-2464 or 573-634-0064
Apr

Mid-Western Christian Book Fair
Iowa City, IA
phone: 319-351-9695
fax: 801-684-1562 / email: bookfair@christian-book-fair.com
Oct

Minnesota Book Awards
St. Paul, MN
phone: 612-774-0105, ext. 111
http://www.mnbooks.org/cfb/awards.htm
Apr

Missouri River Storytelling Festival
St. Charles, MO
phone: 1-800-366-2427 or 636-946-7776
Oct

Mohegan Colony Storytelling Festival
Crompound, NY
phone: 773-288-7217
e-mail: JutteStories@aol.com
Aug

Montana Festival of the Book
Missoula, MT
phone: 406-243-6022 / fax: 406-243-4836
http://www.bookfest-mt.org/
Sept

Montana Storytelling Roundup
Cutback, MT
Information: write: Ms. Jewell Wolk, Box 2223, Cutback, MT 59427
phone: 406-873-2295
Apr

Moon Storytelling Festival
Natchez, MS
phone: 1-800-647-6724 or 601-446-6345 (Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Jan

Moose Is Loose Storytelling Festival
Ely, MN
phone: 218-365-5221 / e-mail:kevintale@hotmail.com
July

Moscow International Book Fair
Moscow, Russia
http://bookfair.ru
Sept

Mountain Echoes Storyfest
Asheville, NC
phone: 828-251-6584
http://bulldog.unca.edu/Student_Activities/echoes.htm
Apr

Much Ado About Books
Jacksonville, FL
phone: 904-630-1995
http://www.muchadoaboutbooks.com
Feb

Multicultural Children's Book Festival
Washington, DC
phone: 202-260-6836
http://kennedy-center.org/programs/specialprograms/bookfestival/
Nov

Multicultural Storytelling Festival
Eugene, OR
phone: 541-302-2848
Apr

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
Natchez, MS
phone: 601-446-1242
http://www.colin.cc.ms.us/nlc/default.htm
Feb

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Washington, DC
phone: 1-888-714-4696
e-mail:bookfest@loc.gov
http://www.loc.gov/bookfest
Sept

National Children's Book Week
The Children's Book Council
phone: 212-966-1990 / fax: 212-966-2073
http://www.cbcbooks.org
2003: Nov. 17-23
2004: Nov. 15-21
2005: Nov. 14-20

National Press Club Book Fair
Washington, DC
phone: 202-662-7523
Nov (Click on Upcoming Events on their web site and look for November)

National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, TN
phone: 423-753-2152
http://www.storytellingfestival.net
Oct

Nebraska Literature Festival
Nebraska location changes each festival
Contact the Nebraska Center for the Book
c/o the Nebraska Library Commission, 1200 N St., Ste. 120, Lincoln, NE 68508
Sept

Nebraska Storytelling Festival
Omaha, NE
e-mail: storygalore@home.com
http://www.storygalore.com/
June

New Delhi World Book Fair
New Delhi, India
phone: 91-11-656-4540 / fax: 91-11-685-1795
e-mail:nbtindia@ndb.vsnl.net.in
Jan-Feb

New Jersey Storytellering Festival
Waterloo Valley / Stanhope, NJ
phone: 973-625-8548 (Carol E. Titus)
e-mail:tattltitus@yahoo.com
http://www.waterloovillage.org/ (Click on calendar)
July

New Salem Storytelling Festival
Petersburg, IL
phone: 217-245-2207
Aug

New York Antiquarian Book Fair
phone: 212-777-5218
Check the calendar at: http://abaa.org/
Apr

New York Is Book Country
New York, NY
phone: 212-207-7242
Sept
http://www.nyisbookcountry.com/

New Zealand Storytelling Festival
Masterton, New Zealand
Contact Joy Tutti by phone at: 0064 6 3788400
Oct/4th weekend/ even years

Newport News Celebrates the Book
Newport News, VA
phone: 757-926-8506
http://www.newport-news.va.us/library/
Oct.

Nigeria International Book Fair
Abuja, Nigeria
phone: 234 (1) 2637142
e-mail:cssbooks@skannet.com.ng
http://www.nibf.org/
May

North Carolina Storytelling Guild's Storytelling Festival
Kernersville, NC
phone: 336-323-0459 (Kelly Swanson)
e-mail:kelly_cochran@hotmail.com
http://www.ncstoryguild.org/festival.htm
Nov

North Mississippi Storytelling Guild Story Festival
Oxford, MS
phone:662-281-1186 (Carter Hillyer)
e-mail:csh@olemiss.edu
Apr

Northern Appalachian Storytelling Festival
Mansfield, PA
e-mail:director@wso.net
http://wso.net/storyfest/
Sept. 2001 - final festival

Northern Arizona Book Festival
Flagstaff, AZ
phone: 520-774-9118 / e-mail:bookfest@flagstaffcentral.com
http://www.flagstaffcentral.com/bookfest/
Mar/Apr

Northern Prairie Storytelling Festival
Sioux Falls, SD
phone: 605-331-6710
http://www.thecoo.edu/storytelling
June

Northwest Bookfest
Seattle, WA
phone: 206-378-1883
e-mail: info@nwbookfest.org
http://www.nwbookfest.org/
Oct/Nov

Northwest California Indian Storytelling Festival
Arcata, CA
phone: 707-442-3320 / fax: 707-442-5352
e-mail: nwcisf@cistory.org
http://www.cistory.org/nwfestival
Mar

Norwegian Literature Festival(Norsk Litteraturfestival)
Lillehammer, Norway
phone: 47-61-28-8991
e-mail:littfest@maihaugen.museum.no
http://www.maihaugen.museum.no/litteraturfestival
May

NOVELLO Festival of Reading
Charlotte, NC
phone: 704-336-2945
e-mail:novello@plcmc.lib.nc.us
http://www.novellofestival.net
Oct

Ocala Storytelling Festival
Ocala, FL
phone: 352-288-3979
e-mail:donleonard@hotmail.com
Apr

Ocoee Story Fest
Cleveland, TN
Contact Sylvia Idom at 423-476-6305
e-mail: clevelandtellers@hotmail.com
Mar

Oklahoma Book Awards
Oklahoma City, OK
phone: 405-521-2502
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb/obaward.htm
Mar

Oxford Conference for the Book
Oxford, MS
phone: 601-232-5993 / e-mail: ann@cssc.olemiss.edu
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/
Apr

Pacific Storytelling Festival
Santa Barbara, CA
phone: 805-995-0683
e-mail: director@pacificstorytellingfestival.org
http://www.pacificstorytellingfestival.org/
Discontinued in 2001

Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival
Rock Hill, SC
phone: 803-324-7624
e-mail:dianew@lyon.york.lib.sc.us
http://www.yclibrary.org/patchworktales.htm
May

Phoenix Fall Storytelling Festival
Phoenix, AZ
phone: 602-343-8137 (Lorraine Calbow)
e-mail:lorraine.calbow@smcmail.maricopa.edu
Oct

Printers Row Book Fair
Chicago, IL
phone: 312-987-9896
http://www.printersrowbookfair.org/
June

 


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Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors
Providence, RI
contact Sandy Burrell, Lincoln School, at 401-331-9696
Oct

Rhode Island Storytelling Festival
Newport, RI
phone: 1-800-538-3034 (Cindy Killwvey)
e-mail:storyri@mcm.com
Nov

Riverbend Storytelling Festival
West Bend, WI
phone: 815-344-6435 (Karen Wollscheild)
e-mail:info@riverbendstorytelling.org
http://www.riverbendstorytelling.org
Oct

Rockland Storytelling Festival
Haverstraw, NY
phone: 845-942-0354
cliftin@rockteach.lhric.org
http://www.rockteach.org/ and click on Cultural Programs.
Sept

Rocky Mountain Book Festival
Denver, CO
phone: 303-839-8320
http://aclin.org/~ccftb/newsite/rmbf/index.html
Mar

Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival
Denver, CO
phone: 303-660-5849
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~jbowles/festival.html
Aug

Sacramento Storytelling Festival: Tales from Two Rivers
Sacramento, CA
phone: 916-482-0669
e-mail:achidester@earthlink.net
http://www.sacramentostorytelling.com
Nov

Sacred Telling of Chautauqua
Chautauqua, NY
phone: 716-773-1467 or 716-837-0551
e-mail:RowdyRyans@aol.com
Nov

Salon du Livre Montréal
Montréal, Quebec
http://www.slm.qc.ca
Nov

Salon du Livre-Paris
Paris, France
phone: +33 (0) 1 41 90 4740
e-mail:livre@reedd-oip.fr
http://salondulivre.reed-oip.com
Mar

Salon International du Livre et de la Presse-Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
phone: +41 21 312 10 88
e-mail:info@salondulivre.ch
http://www.salon-du-livre.ch/f/index.asp
May

San Antonio Inter-American Bookfair and Literary Festival
San Antonio, TX
phone: 210-271-3151, ext. 24
Oct

Santa Fe Festival of the Book
Santa Fe, NM
phone: 505-473-7262
http://www.santafelibraryfriends.org/
Oct

Sarasota Reading Festival
Sarasota, FL
phone: 941-351-9681
e-mail: Sarasota Reading Festival@comcast.net
http://www.SarasotaReadingFestival.com
Nov

Seaside Storytelling Festival
Duxbury, MA
phone: 781-934-2721, ext. 125
http://www.duxburyfreelibrary.org/
Apr

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
phone: 44 131 557 5724
http://www.storytellingcentre.org.uk/ssc/ssc.html
Oct-Nov

Shiloh Storytelling Festival
Springdale, AR
phone: 501-750-8165
e-mail:shiloh@springdaleark.org
Nov

Sierra Storytelling Festival
Nevada City, CA
phone: 530-265-2826
July

Small Press Book Fair
New York, NY
phone: 212-764-7021
http://www.smallpress.org/events/bkfair.htm
Mar

Smoky Mountain Storytelling Festival
Pigeon Forge, TN
phone: 865-429-7350
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/winterfest.asp
Feb

So The Story Goes
Lexington, SC
phone: 803-359-4048
Oct

South Carolina Book Festival and Antiquarian Book Fair
Columbia, SC
phone: 803-691-4100
e-mail:bookfest@schumanities.org
http://www.schumanities.org/bookfestival.htm
Feb

Southern Festival of Books; A Celebration of the Written Word
Nashville, TN
phone: 615-320-7001
http://tn-humanities.org/sfbmain.htm
Oct (second full weekend)

Southern Kentucky Festival of Books
Bowling Green, KY
phone: 270-745-5263
http://www.sokybookfest.org/
Apr

Spotlight on Books
Alexandria, MN
phone: 320-762-1032 / e-mail:nloffice@northernlights.lib.mn.us
http://nlln.org/spotlight.html
Apr/before National Library Week

Spring Literary Festival
Athens, OH
phone: 740-593-4181
http://www.ohiou.edu/litfestival/2001/index.html
May

Squatty Pines Storytelling Festival
Tyler, TX
phone: 903-533-8604
http://www.easttexastellers.homestead.com/squatty.html
Mar

Steinbeck Festival
Salinas, CA
phone: 831-796-3833
http://www.steinbeck.org/
Aug

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Woodruff, SC
phone: 864-476-8770
e-mail:stonesoup@mail.com
http://www.infodepot.org/stonesoup.htm
Apr

Stories By the Sea Storytelling Festival
Newport, OR
phone: 503-466-1894
http://www.olaweb.org/csd/stories.html
Sept

Stories from the Heartland
Austin, MN
phone: 507-373-4748
Feb

Storytelling at the Prairie Center
Schaumberg, IL
phone: 847-923-3608
Mar

Storytelling [Annual] Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
phone: 734-761-5118
Sept

Strawberry Folk and Storytelling Festival
Homestead, FL
phone: 305-665-8429 (Linda Spitzer)
Feb

Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival
Calabasas, CA
phone: 818-342-7664
http://www.ctms-folkmusic.oeg/festival00.html
June

Suwannee River Storytelling Festival
White Springs, FL
phone: 904-397-4331
Apr

Swamp Gravy Storytelling Festival
Colquitt, GA
phone: 912-758-5450
http://www.swampgravy.com/
Sept

Taipei International Book Exhibition
Taipei, Taiwan
http://www.tibe.com
Feb

Talk Story Festival
Honolulu, HI
e-mail:jeffgere@lava.net
http://www.lava.net/talkstory2001
Oct

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
Tampa, FL
phone: 813-931-2106
e-mail: info@tampastory
http://www.tampastory.org/
April

Taos Storytelling Festival
Taos, NM
phone: 1-877-758-7343, ext.2
e-mail:somos@laplaza.org
http://somostaos.org/ (Click on special events)
Sept

Tapestry of Tales: A Family Storytelling Festival
Portland, OR
Contact Alison Kastner at 503-988-5382 / e-mail: alisonk@multcolib.org
http://www.multcolib.org/events/tales/
Nov

Tennessee Williams Festival
Clarksdale, MS
phone: 601-627-7337 or 1-800-626-3764
http://www.clarksdale.com/twilliams
Oct

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
New Orleans, LA
phone: 504-581-1144 / e-mail: tennesseewilliams.net
http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/
Mar

Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX
phone: 512-477-4055
http://www.austin360.com/local/partners/texasbookfestival/
Nov

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Alpine, TX
phone: 915-837-1071
Mar

Texas Storytelling Festival
Denton, TX
phone: 940-387-8336
http://www.tejasstorytelling.com/
Mar

Three Apples Storytelling Festival
Harvard, MA
phone: 617-499-9529
e-mail:threeapples_2000@yahoo.com
http://www.threeapples.org/
Sept

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Orem, UT
phone: 801-229-7436
e-mail:storyteller@timpfest.org
http://www.timpfest.org/
Aug-Sept

Tokyo International Book Fair
Tokyo, Japan
http://web.reedexpo.co.jp/tibf/english
Apr

University of North Dakota Writer's Conference
Grand Forks, ND
phone: 701-777-2768 / e:mail: jmckenzi@badlands.nodak.edu
http://www.und.edu/culture/wc/
Mar

Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival
Vancouver, BC, Canada
phone: 604-681-6330
e-mail: viwf@writersfest.bc.ca
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
Oct

Vancouver Storytelling Festival
Vancouver, BC, Canada
phone: 604-876-2272
e-mail: storytelling@intouch.bc.ca
http://internetstore.bc.ca/storytelling/

Vermont Storytelling Festival at Stratton Mountain
Stratton, VT
phone: 1-800-787-2886
Aug

Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA
phone: 804-924-6894 / e-mail: vabook@virginia.edu
http://www.vabook.org
Mar

Virginia Storytelling Gathering
Williamsburg, VA
phone: 757-564-9561
write: WOTW, 553 Thomas Bransby, Williamsburg, VA 23185
e-mail: storiesbyp@widowmaker.com
Mar

Voices of the Mountain Storytelling Festival
Jackson's Mill near Weston, VA
phone: 304-599-2219 (Bob McWhorter)
Oct

Warsaw International Book Fair
Warsaw, Poland
http://www.arspolona.com.pl/targi/targi_e.htm
May

Weber State University Storytelling Festival
Ogden, UT
http://www.weber.edu/storytelling
Nov

West Texas Book and Author Festival
Abilene, TX
phone: 915-692-3721
e-mail:ojjjones@camalott.com
Sept

West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston, WV
For information, contact Pam Shillingburg by phone: 304-343-4646 or
e-mail:pam.shillingburg@kanawha.lib.wv.us
http://www.wvhumanities.org/bookfest/bookfest.htm
Oct (first 2001)

Western Ways: The Houston Storytelling Festival
Houston, TX
For information contact: Bob Hornsby at 281-492-8864 / e-mail:krazyh@attglobal.net or
Sally Goodroe at 713-643-8478 / e-mail:goodroe@pdg.net
May

Wilmington's Annual Storytelling Festival
Wilmington, NC
phone: 910-341-7855 (Althea McMillan or Emily Peoples)
e-mail:Emily.Peoples@ci.wilmington.nc.us
June

Winter Storytelling Festival
Atlanta, GA
phone: 770-587-2735 (Carroll Myers)
e-mail:soswsfcmt@aol.com
http://www.accessatlanta.com/community/groups/sos/WinterStoryFestival.html
Feb

WinterTales Storytelling Festival
Oklahoma City, OK
phone: 405-270-4848 / e-mail: info@artscouncilokc.com
http://www.artscouncilokc.com/wintertales/index.html
Feb

Women's Ink
Philadelphia, PA
phone: 215-735-9598
http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/bkfair/womens.html
Fall

Writers Conference in Children's Literature
Grand Forks, ND
phone: 701-777-3231
Oct

Writing Rendezvous
Anchorage, AK
fax: 907-278-8839 / e-mail:akctrbk@online.com
http://www.alaskacenterforthebook.org/
Apr

Wyoming Bookfest
Cheyenne, WY
phone: 307-637-5248
e-mail:Larry Brown
Oct (2001 is the first fest)

Zimbabwe International Book Fair
Zimbabwe, Africa
phone: 263 4 70 2104/8
fax: 263 4 70 2129
e-mail:zibf@samara.co.zw
http://www.zibf.org
Jul-Aug

Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
Eatonville, FL
phone: 407-647-3307 / fax: 407-647-3959
e-mail: zora@cs.ucf.ed
http://www.zoranealehurston.cc/
Jan/last weekend

 

Alabama
Alabama Bound Festival  | Birmingham | April
Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival  |Selma  |Oct
Huntsville Storytelling Festival | Huntsville  | Feb

Alaska
Dog Tales and Sourdough Stories | Anchorage | Feb
Writing Rendezvous  | Anchorage | Apr

Arizona
Arizona Book Festival | Phoenix | Apr
Cochise Cowboy & Music Gathering | Sierra Vista | Feb
Northern Arizona Book Festival | Flagstaff  | Mar/Apr
Phoenix Fall Storytelling Festival  | Phoenix  | Oct

Arkansas
Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering  | Mountain View  | Nov
Folk Music and Storytelling Weekend | Mountain View | Aug
Shiloh Storytelling Festival | Springdale  | Nov

California
Bay Area Storytelling Festival  | El Sobrante  | May
California Indian Storytelling... Festival - Spring  | Riverside  | May
California Indian Storytelling... Festival - Fall | Fremont  | Sept
California International Antiquarian Book Fair | San Francisco/Los Angeles | Feb
Flying Leap Storytelling Festival  | Solvang   | Feb
Inland Empire Bookfest  |San Bernadino  |Oct
Lake Tahoe Storytelling Festival  |Strawberry  |June
Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival   | Los Angeles  | Oct
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books |Los Angeles | Apr
Mariposa Storytelling Festival  | Mariposa   | Mar
Northwest California Indian Storytelling Festival | Arcata  |Mar
Sacramento Storytelling Festival  | Sacramento  | Nov
Sierra Storytelling Festival  | Nevada City  | July
Steinbeck Festival | Salinas | Aug
Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival | Calabasas  | June

Colorado
Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering | Colorado Springs | Summer
Rocky Mountain Book Festival | Denver | Mar
Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival | Denver | Aug

Connecticut
Boats, Books & Brushes, A Maritime Arts Festival |New London  |Sept
Connecticut Storytelling Festival | New London | Apr

Delaware
Delaware Authors Day  |Dover  | Nov

District of Columbia
Multicultural Children's Book Festival  | Nov
Malice Domestic | May

Florida
Amelia Book Island Festival | Fernandina Beach  | Oct
BookMania!  |Stuart   | Jan
Children's Reading Festival  | Fort Lauderdale | Apr
Cracker Storytelling Festival | Homeland | Oct
Festival of Reading | St. Petersburg | Nov
Iron Mountain Storytelling Festival | Lake Wales | Feb
Key West Literary Seminar | Key West | Jan
Lee County Reading Festival  | Fort Myers  | Mar
Literary Feast  | Fort Lauderdale  | Mar
Miami Book Fair International | Miami | Nov
Much Ado About Books  |Jacksonville  | Feb
Ocala Storytelling Festival | Arola | Apr
Sarasota Reading Festival | Sarasota | Nov
Strawberry Folk and Storytelling Festival | Homestead  | Feb
Suwannee River Storytelling Festival | White Springs | Apr
Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival ;| Tampa | Apr
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities | Eatonville | Jan

Georgia
Azalea Storytelling Festival | LaGrange | Mar
Cherokee Rose Storytelling Festival | Carrollton | Oct
Eatonton Literary Festival | Eatonton  |Aug
Georgia Book & Arts Festival | Atlanta | Sept
Magnolia Storytelling Festival | Roswell | June
Swamp Gravy Storytelling Festival | Colquitt | Sept
Winter Storytelling Festival | Atlanta | Feb

Hawaii
Clyde Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest | Hilo | Sept
Talk Story Festival  | Honolulu  |Sept

Idaho
Log Cabin BookFest  | Boise  |Sept

Illinois
Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival  |Chicago  | Dec
Chinquapin Folk Music and Storytelling Festival   | Peoria  | Sept
Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling | Geneva | Sept
Illinois Authors Book Fair  | Springfield  | Oct
Illinois Storytelling Festival | Spring Grove | July
New Salem Storytelling Festival | Petersburg | Aug
Printers Row Book Fair | Chicago | May
Storytelling at the Prairie Center | Schaumberg | Mar

Indiana
Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival  |Bristol | Sept
The Hoosier Storytelling Festival | Indianapolis | Oct

Iowa
Iowa Storytelling Festival  | Clear Lake | July
Mid-Western Christian Book Fair | Oct

Kansas
Kansas Storytelling Festival | Downs | Apr

Kentucky
Cave Run Storytelling Festival | Morehead | Sept
Corn Island Storytelling Festival | Louisville | Sept
Kentucky Book Fair | Frankfort | Nov
Southern Kentucky Festival of Books | Bowling Green | Mar

Louisiana
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival | New Orleans | Mar

Maine

Maryland
Baltimore Book Festival | Baltimore | Sept

Massachusetts
Boston Globe Book Festival | Boston | Oct
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair | Boston | Nov
Seaside Storytelling Festival | Duxbury | Apr
Three Apples Storytelling Festival | Harvard | Sept

Michigan
Ark Storytelling Festival  | Ann Arbor  | Mar
Canton Storytelling Festival  | Canton  | Jan
Michigan Storytellers Festival | Flint | July
Storytelling [Annual] Festival | Ann Arbor | Sept

Minnesota
Minnesota Book Awards | St. Paul | Apr
Moose Is Loose Storytelling Festival | Ely  |July
Spotlight on Books | Alexandria | Apr
Stories from the Heartland | Austin | Feb

Mississippi
Children's Book Festival | Hattiesburg | Mar
Ghost Tales Around the Campfire  | Washington  | Oct
Jackson Story Fest  | Jackson | May
Moon Storytelling Festival | Natchez | Jan
Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration | Natchez | Feb
North Mississippi Storytelling Guild Story Festival   |Oxford  | Apr
Tennessee Williams Festival | Clarksdale | Oct

Missouri
Children's Literature Festival | Warrensburg | Mar/Apr
Greater St. Louis Storytelling Festival | St. Louis | May
Mid Missouri Storytelling Festival   | Jefferson City  | Apr
Missouri River Storytelling Festival   | St. Charles   | Oct

Montana
Montana Festival of the Book | Missoula | Sept
Montana Storytelling Roundup | Cutback | Apr

Nebraska
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival | McCook  | May/June
Kearney Storytelling Festival | Kearney | Jan
Nebraska Literature Festival | Venue changes each festival | Sept
Nebraska Storytelling Festival  | Omaha | June

Nevada
Cowboy Poetry Gathering | Elko | Jan
Great Basin Book Festival | Reno | Sept

New Hampshire
Children's Literature Festival | Keene | Oct

New Jersey
New Jersey Storytellers Festival | Stanhope (Waterloo Village) | July
Heritage Trail Storytellers Festival | Bridgewater | Nov

New Mexico
Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair | Albuquerque | Mar
Border Book Festival | Las Cruces | Mar
Four Corners Storytelling Festival  |Farmington  |Oct
Santa Fe Festival of the Book | Santa Fe | Oct
Taos Storytelling Festival | Taos | Sept

New York
Mohegan Colony Storytelling Festival  | Crompound  | Aug
New York Antiquarian Book Fair | New York | Apr
New York Is Book Country Book Fair | New York | Sept
Rockland Storytelling Festival  | Haverstraw | Sept
Sacred Telling at Chautauqua  | Chautauqua  |Nov
Small Press Book Fair | New York | Mar

North Carolina
Fall Storytelling Festival | Raleigh | Sept
Mountain Echoes Storyfest | Asheville | Apr
North Carolina Storytelling Guild's Storytelling Festival | Kernersville | Nov
Novello Festival of Reading | Charlotte | Oct
Wilmington's Annual Storytelling Festival | Wilmington | June

North Dakota

Ohio
Athens Annual Storytelling Festival | Athens | Sept
Buckeye Book Fair | Wooster | Nov
Spring Literary Festival  |Athens  | May

Oklahoma
Festival of Books  | Norman  |Oct
Oklahoma Book Awards | Oklahoma City | Mar
WinterTales Storytelling Festival | Oklahoma City | Feb

Oregon
Multicultural Storytelling Festival  |Eugene  |Apr
Stories By the Sea Storytelling Festival | Newport | Sept
Tapestry of Tales  |Portland  | Nov

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
Johnnycake Storytelling Festival  | Peacedale  | Sept
Rhode Island Storytelling Festival | Newport | Nov

South Carolina
A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen: A Celebration of Stories Festival | Columbia | May
South Carolina Book Festival and Antiquarian Book Fair  | Columbia  | Feb
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival | Woodruff | Apr
Patchwork Storytelling Festival | Rock Hill | May
So The Story Goes  | Lexington   | Oct

South Dakota
Northern Prairie Storytelling Festival | Sioux Falls | June

Tennessee
Haunting in the Hill Storytelling Festival | Oneida  | Sept
Ocoee Story Fest   | Cleveland  | Mar
Smoky Mountain Storytelling Festival | Pigeon Forge | Feb
Southern Festival of Books | Nashville | Oct

Texas
George West Storyfest  | George West  |Nov
High Plains Book Festival | Amarillo | Sept
San Antonio Inter-American Book Fair & Literary Festival | San Antonio | Feb
Squatty Pines Storytelling Festival | Tyler  |Mar
Texas Book Festival | Austin | Nov
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering | Alpine | Mar
Texas Storytelling Festival | Denton | Mar
West Texas Book & Author Festival  | Abilene  | Sept

Utah
Great Salt Lake Book Festival | Salt Lake City | Oct
Hans Christian Anderson Storytelling Festival  |Ephraim  |May
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival | Orem | Aug-Sept
Weber State University Storytelling Festival  | Ogden  |Nov

Vermont
Vermont Storytelling Festival at Stratton Mountain  | Stratton | Aug

Virginia
Fall for the Book  | Fairfax | Sept
Hampton Roads African Heritage Book Expo   | Norfolk  |Nov
Hollins University Annual Literary Festival | Roanoke | Mar
LAUGHS  | Sterling  | June
Library of Virginia Awards Celebration | Richmond | Sept
Newport News Celebrates the Book | Newport News | Oct
Virginia Book Festival | Charlottsville | Mar
Virginia Storytelling Gathering | Williamsburg | Mar

Washington
Bellingham Storytelling Festival  | Bellingham  | Nov
Bumbershoot | Seattle | Sept
Forest Storytelling Festival | Port Angeles | Sept
Northwest Bookfest | Seattle | Oct/Nov

West Virginia
Voices of the Mountain Storytelling Festival | Jackson's Mill nr. Weston | Oct
West Virginia Book Festival  |Charleston  |Oct

Wisconsin
Riverbend Storytelling Festival  | West Bend  |Oct

Wyoming
Wyoming Bookfest  | Cheyenne  | Nov