July – Dec 2024 Arts & Culture, Literary Events, Book Signings, Open Mics & Poetry Slams

Updated April 23

Starting with Artists in The Afternoon 4: Writing For Our Lives scheduled to take place on August 31, check out this list of LGBTQ+ arts & culture, literary, book signings, comic conventions, open mics, poetry slams, and other events you might consider patronizing. Be sure to refer to this list often because we will update these events from July through the end of the year, December 31.

Check back often for more events.

Artists in the Afternoon 4: Writing For Our Lives (Atlanta) August 31 prideindex.com/artists-in-the-afternoon

WINEDOUT LGBTQ+ALLY Food & Wine Festival (Atlanta) July 6 winedout.com

Fan Expo Chicago August 16-August 18 fanexpohq.com/fanexpochicago

Flame Con (New York City) August 17-August 18, www.flamecon.org Flame Con is the first LGBTQ comic convention. Founded and hosted by Geeks OUT.

Library of Congress National Book Festival (Wash DC) August 24 loc.gov/events/2024-national-book-festival

Dragon Con (Atlanta) August 29-September 8 dragoncon.org

Printers Row Lit Fest (Chicago) September 7-September 8 printersrowlitfest.org

Mississippi Book Festival (Jackson) September 14 msbookfestival.com

CLINK FEST (Chicago) September 22 clinkfestival.com CLINK FEST is an annual Chicago-based wine and spirits festival dedicated to highlighting Women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the industry.

Wisconsin Book Festival (Madison) October 17-October 20 wisconsinbookfestival.org

Multiverse Con (Peachtree City) October 18 – 20 multiversecon.org

Portland Book Festival (Portland, OR) November 2 literary-arts.org/about/programs/portland-book-festival/