Newburyport - Newburyport Literary Festival


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.

Upcoming Events at Newburyport Literary Festival

13th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 6:00pm
Firehouse Center For The Arts
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Central Congregational Church

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 8:30am
Central Congregational Church
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Firehouse Center for the Arts

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Firehouse Center For The Arts
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Old South Church

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Old South Presbyterian Church
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Unitarian Universalist Church

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Unitarian Universalist Church
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Newburyport Art Association

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Newburyport Art Association
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Newburyport City Hall

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Newburyport City Hall
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Jabberwocky Bookshop

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00am
Jabberwocky Bookshop
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Newburyport Literary Festival at Newburyport Public Library

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 9:30am
Newburyport Public Library
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Recent News

Newburyport Literary Festival 2018

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 …

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12th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival 2017

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 …

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11th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival 2016

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 – and versatile – national leaders in recent years. He was major…

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Newburyport Literary Festival 2015

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, we’re ten years old. And this year we’r…

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Newburyport Literary Festival 2014

ScheduleFriday, April 256:00 PM - Opening Night Ceremony—The Creative Mind Honoring Andre Dubus IIIFor the Newburyport Literary Festival to honor Andre Dubus III is like honoring our best friend. Andre has been a part of the festival for each of ou…

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