Newburyport Literary Festival

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

Listed in alphabetical order

Lyndsay Ely

What I Learned: Debut Authors Discuss Publication— Saturday 9:00 AM Lyndsay Ely spent her teenage years wanting to be a comic book artist. As it turned out, she couldn’t draw very well, so she began writing novels instead. She is a geek, a foodie, and has never met an antique shop or flea market she didn’t like. Boston is the place she currently calls home, though she wouldn’t mind giving Paris a try someday. Gunslinger Girl is her debut novel.

Tara Lynn MasihTara Lynn Masih

Bringing WWII to Life for the Next Generation — Saturday 1:00 PM My Real Name is Hanna — Saturday 4:00 PM TARA LYNN MASIH is author of the acclaimed short story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, and is editor of two award-winning anthologies, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-winning Essays. Founder of The Best Small Fictions series, she received a finalist grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council along with multiple awards and Pushcart Prize nominations for her fiction. Her first novel, My Real Name Is Hanna, won a Florida Book Award and a Skipping Stones Honor Award and will be translated into Slovak in spring 2019. She divides her time between Andover, Massachusetts, and St. Augustine, Florida. More information can be found at

Kip WilsonKip Wilson

Bringing WWII to Life for the Next Generation — Saturday 1:00 PM Kip Wilson is a 2017 PEN/New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award winner for WHITE ROSE. She is the Poetry Editor of YARN: Young Adult Review Network, publishing new teen poets alongside superstars like Jacqueline Woodson, and was previously its acting Editor-in-Chief. She has a Ph.D. in German Literature and works at the Journal of Laboratory Phonology. Her work has appeared in the TIMELESS and SPAIN FROM A BACKPACK anthologies, as well as BLACK FOX LITERARY, FACES, COBBLESTONE, APPLESEEDS, LEARNING THROUGH HISTORY, and TRANSITIONS ABROAD magazines. Visit her online at and on Twitter @kiperoo.