Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
The theme this week is top ten festivals/events that I’d love to go to someday. I did stretch this to fit library events/conferences as well!
Agatha Christie Festival – I did not know this existed until a few days ago and now, I need to go! I absolutely love Agatha Christie and it helps that the festival is hosted in England. I just have to go!
Book Expo: I mean this one is kinda of obvious right?!
BookCon: Storytelling and pop culture? Sign me up! Many amazing writers that I have read and admired have gone, and I would love to just be in the same room with them. That’ll help with my own writing, right? Yes!
ALA (American Library Association): What can I say, I love books, as do we all, and I’m in school to be a librarian. One of the reasons I love library science is for the simple fact that it’s a lifelong learning world. Not just in library science but in many aspects of information. I’m still upset that I missed the conference when Michelle Obama was the key speaker.
National Book Festival: I desperately want to work at The Library of Congress! It would be a dream. This festival brings together best-selling authors for talks, panel discussions, signings and more.
Dublin Book Festival: A book festival in Ireland is definitely something I need to go to. One, to visit Ireland, and two, to visit one of my best friends who lives there. Also, since this festival showcases, supports, and develops Irish publishing by focusing on Irish published books, their authors, and editors, it’s right up my alley since that was my focus in grad school.
Hay Festival: This village is too adorable for words! The festival is held in Hay-on-Why, which is known for it’s many bookshops. I’d love to go back to visit, especially during this festival.
Literary Women: I’m all for women supporting women! To have a festival that supports women and wants to make their work accessible to a wide-ranging audience is just amazing. I’m all for this.
Texas Book Festival: I mean people do say things are bigger in Texas, so it stands to reason their book festivals would be big too. This festival has 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors. I mean it’s book heaven!
Jane Austen Festival: I will always love Austen and a festival that has a Grand Regency Costumed Promenade sounds just delightful. The ten day festival is filled with readings, dance workshops, as well as discussions.