About the Festival
Founded in 2005, the Newburyport Literary Association, Inc. 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 Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and to all the other businesses and individuals who have made it possible for the festival to take root and flourish.
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.
Friday April 27th we will open the festival at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. The ceremony is followed by our Dinner with the Authors at Masonic Center of Newburyport. Saturday continues the festival with a full day of activities, from Breakfast …Read More »
Schedule of Events April 28, 2017 5:30 p.m. - Opening Night Ceremony Opening Night Ceremony: Jeff Kinney The endlessly creative Jeff Kinney will entertain our Festival audience by sharing some of the inspiration behind his Wimpy Kid insights and …Read More »
ScheduleApril 29, 20164:00 p.m. - Opening Night Overture at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport.Former Sen. George Mitchell is one of the most accomplished â€“ and versatile â€“ national leaders in recent years. He was major…Read More »
Schedule April 24, 2015 6:00 p.m. - Opening Night Ceremony at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. The annual Newburyport Literary Festival has been around for a decade now. Yep, weâ€™re ten years old. And this year weâ€™r…Read More »