East Texas Book and Writing Related Events

East Texas Book and Writing Related Events, Conferences, Conventions, Festivals, Bashes, Etc.

Here are some resources recommended by our members. If you have a favorite that isn’t on this list, please use our contact form to share it with us. We will be glad to list anything that would benefit our members. Also, if you discover any broken links, please let us know.

Please Note – These sites are not officially endorsed nor have they been thoroughly researched by ETWG. Please do your own research to determine whether or not a particular resource is right for you or if an event is still being held before you head off to it.




  • Women’s History Month
  •  Dallas Literary Festival.
  • A & A Spring Craft Market, A & A Academy, Mineola. Facebook A & A Academy, aaacademy903@gmail.com, 903-539-1270
  • March 16 Freedom of Information Day
  • 84th Annual Dogwood Festival at Palestine, Texas. The Dogwood Festival is the longest running dogwood festival in the state of Texas and is held in the charming Historic Downtown and Old Town district of Palestine, Texas. The Festival kicks off the first of three weekends of the Dogwood Celebration with locals and guests celebrating the season of beautiful Dogwood blooms of East Texas. Live music, art, specialty products, food vendors, kids activities and more will fill the city the third weekend in March!!
  • Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair, Jacksonville.  kimfelt94@icloud.com, 903-268-1598.
  • Teen Book Con, TBA
  • Tyler Berry Farm Spring Festival, Tyler, tylerberryfarm@gmail.com, 903-526-4440.




  • LGBTQ Books Month
  • June 13: Boas & Tiaras Afternoon Tea & Fresh Fiction Awards, Allen, TBA
  • Texas Blueberry Festival @ Nacogdoches, Texas is the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this delicious annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches on the second Saturday in June. Stay for the week or weekend and fill your calendar with a smorgasbord of activities. Visitors will enjoy live music, blueberry picking, auto exhibits, shopping and restaurant specials that will entertain and delight people of all ages! details
  • 38th Annual Tomato Fest @ Jacksonville, Texas. For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes Tomatoville! Five blocks of Vendors, Food, Farmer’s Market, Fried Green Tomatoes, Tomato Eating Contest (celebrity and kids), Tomato Peeling Contest (peel a tomato with your teeth), Tomato Packing Contest, Salsa Contest, Best Homegrown Contest, Live Entertainment, Talent Show, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Soccer Tournament, Tennis Tournament, History Display, Top Tomato Poster Contest and much more. details








For Book and Art Festivals, APRIL COKER has this advice:

         “If you haven’t joined the groups East Texas Vendors and East Texas Friends and Events on Facebook, you should check them out, and check them frequently for opportunities to sell your books and other items. Here’s what I found:

  • Bergfeld Park in Tyler has events every month.
  • Pittsburg has Bleu Hen Events every second Saturday.
  • The Piney Woods Market has an event in Rusk February 5.
  • Kilgore Artwalk in Kilgore on February 12.
  • The Villa Tyler has Ladies Night Out February 25.
  • East Texas Auto & Cycle Show, Tyler, March 19.
  • Wine and Chocolate in Greenville, April 2.
  • The Delta County Fair in Cooper April 9.
  • The Southeast Texas Bigfoot Conference will be held in Mineola April 30.

You’ll have to search for their posts on Facebook or Google the event for details.  Happy selling!”

Thanks, April!


From Renee’ La Viness:

I am the founder/organizer of Meet the Publishers!in March, and I am one of the founding organizers and a presenter for Read.Write.Share.in April. I have a more extensive list of area conferences at my website: https://www.reneelaviness.com/links.html.


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