Thirteenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival

Over 70 authors and poets will be at the Newburyport Literary Festival for a day of celebrating reading and the love of books.

The Festival will be in full swing beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Coffee with the Poets. During the day, a wide range of distinguished short story writers, children's authors, biographers, nature writers, critics, screenwriters, poets, novelists, and journalists will read from and discuss their work. Featured poets include Catherine Chandler, Duy Doan, Mark Doty, John Foy, Erica Funkhouser, Rachel Hadas, A.M. JusterJean Kreiling, Jenna Le, Rhina Espaillat, Deborah Warren and Anton Yakovlev. 

Featured authors include Ann Hood, Anne Easter Smith, Stephen McCauley, Cheryl Richardson,  Michelle Cuevas, Peter Swanson, Rachel Kadish, Sydney Lea, Stephen Greenblatt, Tova Mirvis,  Jennifer McMahon, MarcyKate Connolly, Kim Savage, Alexander Marzano-Lesnevich, Cathi Hanauer, Andre Dubus III and Holly Robinson, are among the participating authors and poets. On Saturday night, our weekend of events comes to a close with a lively discussion with some of the North Shore’s most fascinating female writers.