Nova Scotia Literary Festivals

Information in this database was gathered in 2021. Please consult individual websites for festival dates and schedules.

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Festival NameLocationWebsiteAudienceTypical Dates
AfterWords Literary FestivalHalifaxafterwordsliterary
Generallate September / early October
Cabot Trail Writers FestivalSt. Ann’scabottrail
Generallate September / early October
East Bound: Talking Atlantic
Generalmid May
Lunenburg Lit FestivalLunenburglunenburglit
Generallate September
Port Medway Readers' FestivalPort Medwayportmedwayreaders
Read by the SeaRiver Johnreadbythesea.caGeneralearly July
Word On The
Generalmid September
Funny PagesHalifaxfunnypages.caChildren's bookslate April
Hackmatack Festival of
Children's bookslate May
Read by the Sea – WordPlayRiver
Children's booksearly July
Hal-ConHalifaxhal-con.comScience fiction & fantasylate October
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