Highlights from the 2019 Newburyport Literary Festival

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Our 2019 honoree was award winning journalist and writer Elaine Weiss. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Christian Science Monitor. She has also written reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. Her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize “Editor’s Choice” award, and she is a proud MacDowell Colony Fellow. Elaine holds a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University.

In her stirring, definitive, and engrossing treatment of winning suffrage in America, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, Elaine Weiss tells the story of American women’s long crusade to obtain that most basic right of democracy – the vote – and the forces of history, culture, and politics which made their quest so difficult, including the racism that came very close to defeating the cause. The Woman’s Hour is a fascinating read about a challenging time and the perfect example of how compelling and relevant history can be.

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About the Festival

Founded in 2005, the Newburyport Literary Association, Inc. will host its Fifteenth Festival April 24th and 25th, 2020.

Many individuals and organizations share the vision of the Newburyport Literary Festival. The NLF is especially grateful for the generous support of our founding sponsor, the Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation and to all the other businesses and individuals who have made it possible for the festival to take root and flourish. More…

Founding Sponsors




NACE     GNCC     NPublic-Library

Additional Funding By

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Media Sponsors

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Newburyport Literary Festival, A Project of the Newburyport Literary Association
PO Box 268 Newburyport, MA 01950
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