11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

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Sleep, eat and breathe literature by attending these eleven literary festivals around the world. Whether you are a public speaker, an author or just someone with a passion for anything literary, these festivals are the perfect opportunity to hang out with fellow literati (bookworms) and immerse yourself in discussions, debates, workshops and other cultural and arts events that will blow your mind.   1. Shanghai International Literary Festival, China.   Having grown from small beginnings, this is now China’s leading English language literary festival, at which all genres are celebrated and discussed in order to create a taste for the current literary landscape. Each March, you can attend …

Junot Díaz Reveals Tour Dates for First-Ever Picture Book ‘Islandborn’

Junot Díaz Reveals Tour Dates for First-Ever Picture Book ‘Islandborn’

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New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz is releasing his first-ever children’s book in March which celebrates cultural diversity in the U.S. and poses questions about identity and belonging. The story is told through an imaginary journey back to a young girl’s birthplace, “The Island.” Here is everything you need to know about it:   Image Via Amazon   Islandborn is set to be on shelves March 13th, and it’s already generating excitement as Díaz’s readers await the chance to meet him in person on his book tour, which begins in March and ends in April. The tour will take …

Natives and Newcomers Come Together for a Star-Studded Event

Natives and Newcomers Come Together for a Star-Studded Event

On November 23rd, in a Canadian town called Saskatoon, a half-literary, half-music event called the New Constellations tour will kick off and head to thirteen cities and first-nation communities including Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian Province of Saskatchawan, home to 4 in 10 indigenous peoples.   Image Via NewConstellations.com   New Constellations is the name given to this music and arts tour which is set to give its attendees “an experience they haven’t yet seen before.” What you will see is live music acts, spoken word sessions, as well as mentorship …