Newburyport Literary Festival

A Celebration of Literature, Readers, and Writers • In-Person & Virtual Events • April 26–28, 2024

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The 2024 Newburyport Literary Festival

Will be Held April 26-28 2024 • In-Person and Virtual Events

NEW Writing Class Starts October 2023
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Thank you to All that made the
2023 Newburyport Literary Festival such a success!
We can’t wait to see you NEXT YEAR!
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Writing Class

Writing class

Beginning in October, the Newburyport Literary Association will co-sponsor a writing class for those who have thought about writing but haven’t gotten started for whatever reason.

  • It will be taught by Vicki Hendrickson, in her home. The class will run from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., for eight weeks from October 3-November 28, 2023.
  • There will be no class on Election Day, November 7. We will use various texts, complete exercises, and discuss the writing experience. 
  • I will invite various authors to join us from time to time.  

There is no quick and easy way to learn to write well. Like everything, it requires practice. And there is no ONE TRUTH. Except, possibly this, writing teaches you—about yourself, others, and imagination. An excellent return on investment!

Eight Weeks: October 3 to November 28, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $300*. Class limit: 8.
Questions? Call (978.361.6008) or Email Vicki


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*½ of each tuition will be a tax-deductable donated to the Literary Association.

2023 Honoree Peter Orner

2023 Honoree

We’ll be kicking off the festival this year, with longtime friend and local author, Andre Dubus III, in conversation with 2023 festival honoree, Peter Orner.

Peter Orner—Director of Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and notable author of short stories, novels, and essays. His newest release, “Still No Word From You,” has been longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. 

About the Festival

The Newburyport Literary Association, Inc. was founded in 2005.

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.

In case you missed any of our previous events…

Recordings of our past events are available via our YouTube Channel.

Please be sure to follow us on social media to hear about upcoming author interviews or panel discussions.

Founding Sponsors

Newburyport Bank
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Special Thanks to

Yellow School Center for the Arts

Additional Funding & Support By