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
  • Grace Connolly
  • Steve Deguglielmo
  • Scott Eaton
  • Cindy Johnson
  • Nana Kennedy
  • Dorothy LaFrance
  • Meg Mitchell Moore
  • Patty St. John
  • Elizabeth Welch

Steering Committee

  • Bethany Dorau
  • Betsy Westebdorf
  • Ghlee Woodworth
  • Hannah Harlow
  • Jill Gross
  • Kate Bolick
  • Laura Kopinski
  • Leslie Hendrickson
  • Linda Carpino
  • Martha Mercer Ribeiro
  • Mary Barlow
  • Meg Moore
  • Michael Cameron
  • Molli Wentworth
  • Nana Kennedy
  • Paulette Turco
  • Sandra Thaxter
  • Skye Wentworth
  • Vicki Hendrickson
  • Zara Raab