Newburyport Literary Festival

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

About the Festival

Welcome to the Newburyport Literary Festival!

We are a vibrant community of readers and writers who come together each year to bask in the love of reading. A celebration of literature, from fiction to poetry to non-fiction and biography, the festival features author readings, panel discussions, and book signings held in venues across historic Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Why a Newburyport Literary Festival…

Vicki Hendrickson, Chair of the Newburyport Literary Festival, asks you to mark your calendar for the 2024 event…
April 26 to 28, 2024.

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:

  • Institution for Savings and Newburyport Bank

The Board of the Newburyport Literary Association

  • Vicki Hendrickson, Chair
  • Nate Allard
  • Kevin Bourque
  • Grace Connolly
  • Steve Deguglielmo
  • Scott Eaton
  • Cindy Johnson
  • Dorothy LaFrance
  • Meg Mitchell Moore
  • Patty St. John
  • Elizabeth Welch

Steering Committee

  • Alli Tervo
  • Bethany Groff Dorau
  • Betsy Westendorf
  • Ghlee Woodworth
  • Hannah Harlow
  • Jill Gross
  • Kate Bolick
  • Laura Kopinski
  • Leslie Hendrickson
  • Linda Carpino
  • Martha Mercer Ribeiro
  • Mary Barlow
  • Meg Mitchell Moore
  • Michael Cameron
  • Molli Wentworth King
  • Nana Kennedy
  • Nancy Crochiere
  • Paulette Turco
  • Priscilla Turner Spada
  • Sandra Thaxter
  • Skye Wentworth
  • Zara Raab