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July 21, 2020

book events i’d love to go to someday
posted by soe 2:04 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic at That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to share the top ten book events or festivals we’d love to attend someday.

Who knew back when Jana set this topic that we’d all still be wishing to go anywhere?

Anyway, mine are all real:

  1. BookExpo (I used to take part in a virtual version — Armchair BEA.)
  2. Hay Festival (I have been to Hay on Wye on a normal day; I can’t begin to imagine it during a festival.)
  3. Edinburgh International Book Festival (Scotland is on my list of places to visit, and this event coincides with the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.)
  4. The Fforde Fiesta (The intermittent festival celebrating Jasper Fforde’s works held in Swindon, the real-world home of the fictitious Thursday Next.)
  5. Shakespeare in the Park (this seems the easiest one to cross off my list once we’re allowed to gather in groups again)
  6. YallFest/YallWest (I partook of YallStayHomeFest this spring and loved it.)
  7. International Quidditch World Cup (Because don’t you just wonder…?)
  8. Utah Shakespeare Festival (Oregon’s would also be great.)
  9. Miami Book Fair (It’s the oldest book festival in the U.S. apparently. Who knew?)
  10. The Youth Media Awards (Presented annually at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, this breakfast is where you hear who’s won the biggest and most prestigious prizes in children’s and young adult literature. I went to several Midwinter meetings, but never managed to get to the YMA breakfast.)

How about you? Are there real-world or fictitious book events you’d like to be able to visit?

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