Virtual Lit Festivals: July

Back in May, we gave you the best virtual lit fests happening in the beginning of summer. Now that's it's officially July (happy Canada Day!), we want to fill you in on three upcoming events happening this month. 

1) If you can't get enough of spooks and suspense, tune in to ThrillerFest, happening July 6–14. Offering both free and paid events, this is a fest that fits everyone's budget. And with options ranging from author presentations to craft sessions to pitch opportunities, there's something here for readers and new and seasoned writers alike. 

2) If you're one of the many who look forward to the Harlem Book Fair each year, don't fret—it's still happening. On July 18–19, this staple of Black lit will be streaming panel discussions, presentations, and author readings. And thanks to QBR: The Black Book Review, which produced by the same folks, you can have access to Black book reviews, new release information, and book club discussion guidelines year round.

3) One of the best parts about the world going virtual is the ability to attend events you may never otherwise be able to—events like CoNZealand, a world science fiction convention. Guests of honor include Greg Broadmore, Rose Mitchell, and *drumroll please* George R.R. Martin. My SFF fans, this is a festival you will not want to miss.