About the Festival

Why a Newburyport Literary Festival…


Vicki Hendrickson and Jennifer Entwistle, co-chairs of the Newburyport Literary Festival, ask you to mark your calendar for the 2018 event April 27th and 28th.

Friday April 27th we will open the festival at the The Old South Church. The ceremony is followed by our Dinner with the Authors at Masonic Center of Newburyport. Saturday continues the festival with a full day of activities, from Coffee with the Poets to the closing ceremony. This festival promises to have something for every reader.

With a rich literary heritage, the greater Newburyport area has a lot to be excited about. Writers as diverse as John Greenleaf Whittier, John P. Marquand, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Andre Dubus II have called Newburyport home.

This effort is made possible through the generosity of our founding sponsors:

  • The Institution for Savings and the
  • Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

Additional support is provided by:

  • the Provident Bank, the Massachusetts Cultural Councils and the Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, Amesbury, and Merrimac Cultural Councils. And the Newburyport Rotary Club.

Steering Committee

  • Michael Cameron
  • Linda Carpino
  • Myfanwy Collins
  • Cindy Dadd
  • Bethany Groff Dorau
  • Allison Driscoll
  • Rhina Espaillat
  • Sherri Frank
  • Alida Frey
  • Jessica Hilbun
  • Nana Kennedy
  • Karen Krueger
  • Alfred Nicol
  • Debbie Szabo
  • Skye Wentworth
  • Ghlee E. Woodworth

Newburyport Literary Festival, A Project of the Newburyport Literary Association
PO Box 268 Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-1257