Does your heart smile widely when you attend a book fair? Is your mind being calmed while browsing books from the displays? Are you giddy and excited to get a glimpse of your favorite author? If the answer to these questions is a big YES, then you are a certified book worm! However, 2020 might not be your year because there are many book events that were postponed and canceled due to the pandemic.
Every cancellation is another heartbreak for each bibliophile. As the pandemic has not yet been solved, the literary realm has found a way to push the remaining events by using the online platform. This is the best news received by authors, literary agents, readers, and other people who are part of the community. Hence, listed below are the best book events scheduled at the end of the year that you should not miss!
2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
This year’s LA Times Festival of Books was supposed to be conducted in April but was moved to October until November because of the pandemic. Although gatherings are still prohibited, the book fest is still happening because they have gone virtual. They are using the online applications in order to make the festival happen, reach thousands of bookworms, display some good books to read, invite a bunch of exhibitors, and a lot more surprises. Shaun David Hutchinson, Kristen L. Zaleski, Marilynne Robinson, Nicholas Christakis, and Jim Gray are among the remarkable lineups of the event. For this year’s exhibitors, they have Anatomology, Readersmagnet, Beyond Baroque, Authors Press, Editorial Freelancers Association, Lost Children of Andromeda, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and more.
2020 Kentucky Book Festival
According to the Kentucky Book Festival, the event is organized by the Kentucky Humanities that celebrates the activities of reading, writing, and publishing every November. The committees of the Kentucky Book Festival went into thorough planning and discussion before arriving at the conclusion that this year’s book fest will be held virtually. This is to assure the safety of every attendee while enjoying the delight given by the event. It was supposed to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in the fall. However, the new schedule is still interesting because it started in the middle of September and is still happening now until the 14th of November. The author lineup for the fest is categorized by genre. The available genres are nonfiction, poetry, fiction, young adult, and children’s literature.
Miami Book Fair Online
The 2020 Miami Book Fair, like the others, has experienced some alterations on their event planning. The pandemic didn’t stop this event from taking place, because they already made some development on their websites making them totally prepared for their online book fair! This year’s fair, as organized by the Miami Dade College, is scheduled for November 15 with nothing to be worried about but your devices and internet connection. They offer a bunch of events to be streamed online, such as purchasing books, reading talks of authors, joining author conversations, browse different kinds of literary pieces, and more. Some best things to stream on the 15th are the following: An Evening With Margaret Atwood & Pamela Paul by Margaret Atwood; Exclusive Event: An Evening With Ann Patchett& Emma Straub by Emma Straub and Ann Patchett; Two Fantasy Superstar Writers on Forbidden Magic, Forgotten Lives by V.E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, and Marci CalabrettaCancio-Bello; Readings: MBF/de Groot Prize Finalists by Holly Takashima and Kristen Simental; Panel: The Value of a Literary Prize by Mitchell Kaplan, Valerie Merians, Dinnes Johnson, Clydette de Groot, and Charles de Groot.
These amazing events are really something to look forward to. They do not only celebrate the beauty of literature but they also raise the pride of every author, writer, and reader all around the world. What are you waiting for? Join these events now!