About the Festival

Why a Newburyport Literary Festival…

Vicki Hendrickson and Jennifer Entwistle, co-chairs of the Newburyport Literary Festival, ask you to mark your calendar for the 2021 event April 23, 24 and 25.

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.

Vicki Hendrickson and Jennifer Entwistle, co-chairs of the Newburyport Literary Festival

This effort is made possible through the generosity of our founding sponsors:

  • The Institution for Savings and the
  • The Newburyport Bank

Additional support is provided by:

  • The Massachusetts Cultural Councils of Georgetown, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, West Newbury, Charles F. & Marianne Small Charitable Foundation, The Grog, Newburyport Daily News, Jen Wright Signs,John W. Pramberg, Esq., Bradford & Bigelow and PIGeBANK Graphic Design.

Steering Committee

  • Jennifer Entwistle
  • Leslie Hendrickson
  • Kirun Kapur
  • Hanna Harlow
  • Vicki Hendrickson
  • Nana Kennedy
  • Michael Cameron
  • Skye Wentworth
  • Ghlee Woodworth
  • Linda Carpino
  • Alfred Nicol
  • Bethany Dorau
  • Meg Moore
  • Betsy Westebdorf
  • Giselle Stevens
  • Sara Kelso