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Dates and details of national and international events to inspire and entertain readers and writers.

LITERARY FESTIVALS

Cheltenham Literary Festival:
October 7-16
Cheltenham Town Hall
Details: Workshops, master classes and lectures will be held over the 10-day event. These will range from “How to get your book published”, to three hour creative writing sessions
Tel: +44 (0)1242 505 444, www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature

Manchester Literature Festival
October 10-23 2011
Tel: +44 (0)161-236 5555, www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival:
October 18-23 2011
Granville Island, Vancouver,
Tel: +1 604 681 6330, www.writersfest.bc.ca

2012

Jaipur Literature Festival:
January 20-24 2012
Diggi House, Jaipur
Details: Asia’s leading literature event, this festival had film, theatre and theatre strands, all of which are free to attend
Tel: +91 11-2601 1430, www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts:
May 31-June 10 2012
Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Tel: +44 (0)1497 822 620, www.hayfestival.com

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INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIRS

Nairobi International Book Fair:
September 28-November 2 2011
Sarit Centre, Nairobi
Details: A range of workshops, seminars, book launches and exhibition will take place. Entrance is free.
Tel: +254 (0)20 374 7408, http://www.kenyapublishers.org/nairobi_bookfair.html

Liber International Book Fair:
October 5-7 2011
Hall 1, Gran Via Exhibition Centre
Details: Puerto Rico is guest of honour
Tel: +34 902 22 15 15, www.liber.es

Frankfurt Book Fair:
October 12-16 2011
Messegelände, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
Details: About 300,000 books and media professionals will be involved, with this year’s guest of honour being Iceland. About 100 newly translated publications from Iceland are due to be released and numerous contemporary and young authors will take part
Tel: +49 (0) 692 1020, www.frankfurt-book-fair.com/en/fbf

Sharjah International Book Fair:
November 10-23 2011
Sharjah Expo Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 657 1116, www.sharjahbookfair.com

Istanbul Book Fair:
November 11 2011
TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Centre, Istanbul
Details: 2011 is the event’s 30th anniversary and Spain will be guest of honour
Tel: +90 212 867 1100, www.istanbulbookfair.com

Guadalajara Book Fair:
November 26-December 4 2011
Expo Guadalajara, Ac. Mariano Otero, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Details: Germany will be guest of honour
Tel: +52 33 3810 0331, www.fil.com.mx/ingles/i_default.asp

Non/Fiction Moscow Book Fair:
November 30-December 4 2011
Central House of Artists, Krymsky val, Moscow
Details: A special children’s program, entitled ‘How I understand the value’ is this year’s key theme.
Tel: +7 495 657 9922, www.moscowbookfair.ru/en

2012

New Delhi World Book Fair:
February 25-March 4 2012
Pragati Maidan
Details: This year’s theme is described as a point-of-view on International Rights Exhibition of Books on two hundred years of Indian cinema
Tel: +91 11 2670 7700, www.nbtindia.org.in

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