Today's Featured Books— Events

Free online: Poetry Foundation presents the Poets of Forms & Features


Free online lit event: Poetry Foundation presents the Poets of Forms & Features, a Zoom reading and celebration of the diverse voices, rich experiences, and powerful words of poets from around the world. Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m. CDT.

“Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” ~Virginia Woolf

Free online tonight: Rogue Women Writers!


The Oscars were last night, and film is an interesting art form, no doubt. But we love this perspective from Paul Ceolho: "The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That’s why we go to movies and say, 'Oh, the book is better.'"

Free online tonight: Rogue Women Writers. Meet award-winners Cara Black, Brendan Dubois, William Landay, and Brittany Butler. They’ll read from their brand-new novels, answer questions, and discuss their relationships with their characters. Monday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. EST.

Free online: Rosenwald School Graduates celebrate Women's History Month


Free online this weekend: Rosenwald School Graduates celebrate Women's History Month by sharing their stories. Sunday, March 12, 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Last call! Enter the Help Yourself Giveaway for a chance to win $75 in books—and discover nine great self-help books in the process! 

“There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” ~Lorraine Hansberry

Free online: Poetry for International Women's Day


Free online tonight: Feminist Poetry on International Women's Day. Fifteen poets will share their work and their passion to change the world in an event organized by the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, an organization that celebrates, promotes, and supports women’s creativity. Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. EST.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
~Maya Angelou

Read an E-Book Week is here!


Read an Ebook Week is now underway. Created by booklover Rita Toews of Winnipeg, Canada, Read an Ebook Week brings together ebook retailers, publishers, and authors who offer thousands of ebooks for free and at deep discounts to encourage booklovers around the world to give ebooks a try. Start with the books featured by LitNuts today, and then keep an eye out all week for more great reads!

"Books are no more threatened by ebooks than stairs by elevators." ~Stephen Fry

New giveaway for a $150 Gift Card!


LitNuts is cosponsoring a new Reader Central Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card and books signed by the authors—including the award-winning A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox. Earn entries simply by connecting with authors on social media. Enter by March 30. 

Also, last call for the Beth Gibbs Book Giveaway. Enter by March 4 for a chance to win signed books and a $25 coffee shop gift card.

And don't miss out on the Help Yourself Giveaway and a chance to win $75 in books. Enter by March 10.

"March is the month of expectation." ~Emily Dickinson

Free online: Women Filmmakers Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Free online: Women Filmmakers Festival at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Virtual screenings and conversation with artist and filmmaker Alison O’Daniel (including her Sundance Film Festival feature, The Tuba Thieves) on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. EST, and with filmmaker Vivienne Dick on March 8 at 5:30 p.m. EST. 

"There's this understanding that there are these rules about how you make films. I do not believe in rules for films at all." ~Alison O'Daniel

Free online tonight: What's New in Historical Fiction


Free online tonight: What's New in Historical Fiction. Join this regular panel series featuring historical novelists with new and upcoming titles. Tonight's line-up includes Janie Chang, author of The Porcelain Moon; Ciera Horton McElroy, author of Atomic Family; Heinz Insu Fenkl, author of Skull Water; and Dora Levy Mossanen, author of Love and War in the Jewish Quarter. Moderated by History Through Fiction editor Colin Mustful. February 27, 7 p.m. CST.

“History is not the past but a map of the past, drawn from a particular point of view, to be useful to the modern traveller.” ~Henry Glassie

Last call for LitNuts Deals Giveaway entries: Win $100 in books!


Today is the last day of the February LitNuts Deals Giveaway. Enter by 11:59 p.m. CST today for a chance to win $100 in books!

Also, be sure to enter the Beth Gibbs Giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of Enlighten Up! or Soul Food, plus a $25 coffee shop gift card. 

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (courtesy of

Free online event with bestselling British author Jessie Keane


Free online lit event: Join bestselling author Jessie Keane to celebrate her latest gangland thriller, Never Go Back. Learn about the inspiration behind her many popular novels, including encounters with shady characters in London's East End and Soho. Presented by Cambridgeshire Libraries. Thursday, February 23, 19:00 GMT (1 p.m. CST). 

"The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it." ~Agatha Christie

Free online tonight: Celebrate Presidents Day with Rogue Reads!


It's Presidents Day in the United States, a national holiday. And what better way to celebrate than with Rogue Reads, a free online literary event? Authors Deborah Crombie, Sean Doolittle, Carlene O’Connor, and E. A. Aymar will read from their brand-new mysteries, answer questions, and divulge their writing secrets. Monday, February 20, 7 p.m. EST.

"Don't join the book burners. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book." ~Dwight Eisenhower

Random Acts of Kindness + Two Giveaways for $250 in Prizes!


Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, an occasion intended to help make kindness the norm at school, home, and work. Here are 50 fun ideas for sharing kindness.

We would also like to "kindly" remind you to get in on two great giveaways:

"Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

Free online lit festival in through 2/17!


A friendly reminder...that one of the best free online literary festivals of the year is currently in through Friday, February 17. The University of California - Riverside (UCR) Writers Week Festival brings together the most celebrated authors and the best up-and-coming writers in America. It's free. It's online. And it's open to the public! 

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~J.R.R. Tolkein

Free online today: Wanting - Women Writing About Desire


Free online today: A virtual event celebrating the release of Wanting: Women Writing About Desire. In this daring collection, award-winning and emerging female writers share their innermost longings, in turn dismantling both personal and political constructs of what desire is or can be. Presented by Women & Children First, an indie bookstore in Chicago and one of the largest feminist bookstores in the United States. Monday, February 13, 12 p.m. CST. (Also available 1-2 weeks after the event on the Women & Children First YouTube Channel.)

“Sometimes the most dangerous thing of all in matters of love was to be granted your heart’s desire.” ~Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

Free Online Literary Festival: February 13 - 17!


The University of California - Riverside (UCR) Writers Week Festival is the most diverse and longest-running free literary festival in California. It brings together the most celebrated authors and the best up-and-coming writers in America. It's free. It's online. And it's open to the public! February 13-17. 

“It's okay to love something bigger than yourself without fearing it. Anything worth loving is bigger than we are anyway.” ~Percival Everett, Wounded

Free online tonight: The Frederick Douglass Project


Free online literary event: Emmy Award-winning actor Keith David (Platoon, The Princess and the Frog) will perform a dramatic reading of a speech delivered by Frederick Douglass at the National Convention of Colored Men in Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 1883. Sponsored by The Frederick Douglass Project, Theater of War Productions, and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State, this event will be followed by panelist remarks and audience discussion. Wednesday, February 8, 6 PM EST.
“I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” ~Frederick Douglass

Free online this week: Rockland (NY) Arts Festival


The Rockland (NY) Arts Festival is underway with a combination of in-person and online events this week across multiple disciplines, including Art Demonstrations (Feb. 6), a Writers Roundtable (Feb. 7), and a discussion with Indie Filmmakers (Feb. 8). These free online events begin at 7 p.m. EST each evening and are open to the public.

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ~Andy Warhol

Indie deals (including 5 freebies) + last call for giveaway!


Todays Featured Books include great deals on indie books—including five freebies! Scroll down to learn more. 

Last call for the Woodson Falls Mystery Series Giveaway: Enter by midnight central time tonight for a chance to win signed books and a coffee shop gift card!

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you have." ~John Grisham

New Giveaway: Amazing Adventures - Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy!


New Giveaway: LitNuts is cosponsoring the Amazing Adventures Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 50 young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels plus a new eReader (a $550 value). Open to readers worldwide.

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ~Madeleine L’Engle

Free & discounted books today, free online lit event tonight!


Today's Featured Books include three "freebies" and nine more great indie books priced under $5! You can see all of our Featured Books at

Also free: The Downtown Writers Center / YMCA of Central New York presents poets Suzanne Frischkorn and Alessandra Lynch. Friday, January 27, 7 PM EST.

"A poet’s work … to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep." ~Salman Rushdie

Three Freebies + Four Giveaways Today!


Today's Featured Books include three freebies and books from authors appearing in LitNuts for the first time. Visit the LitNuts website to see all of today's Featured Books

Also today, a friendly reminder to check out FOUR giveaways:

“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” ~Cheryl Strayed

New Giveaway: Win a bundle of 35+ Cozy Mysteries!


LitNuts is cosponsoring a new giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 38 Cozy Mysteries + a new eReader (a $450 value!). This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. 

“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.” ~Mary Higgins Clark

Last chance to win $50 in Books, Coffee, or Cash + 3 more giveaways!


It's "last call" for the current LitNuts Deals Giveaway ($50 in Books, Coffee, or Cash to three winners). Enter by January 21 for a chance to win—and be sure to enter these fun giveaways as well:

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” ~Boris Pasternak

Woodson Falls Mystery Series Giveaway: Win signed books + $25 gift card!


New Giveaway: Enter the Woodson Falls Giveaway for a chance to win signed books from author Andrea O'Connor, plus a $25 coffee shop gift card. Enter by February 2. 

While you are waiting to win a signed book, get a free copy of the ebook edition of 18 Lakeview Terrace, Book 1 in the Woodson Falls Series, and begin following the adventures of Gaby Quinn as she tackles mysteries in her small New England town. 

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think.” ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

Free online: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action


Free online tonight: Dr. King and the Legacy of Non-Violent Direct Action. Join the Interfaith Round Table and First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a panel and community discussion on how we might draw on Dr. King’s legacy of non-violent action in service to social justice and building a Beloved Community. Monday, January 16, 7 PM EST. 

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.