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"8th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival," Newburyport, April 26-27

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  April 12, 2013 10:40 AM

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Best Sidney cover.jpgThe 8th annual Newburyport Literary Festival, "Imagination Soars," will take place April 26-27 in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport. This year the Festival will honor Matthew Quick, the award-winning author of Silver Linings Playbook, and Sue Little, owner of Newburyport's popular Jabberwocky Bookshop. The Festival's opening ceremony will be held April 26, 6 p.m., at the Firehouse Centre for the Arts, featuring honoree Matthew Quick, Newburyport High School's English Department Chair Tom Abrams and the best of Newburyport High School's creative writing students. "Dinner With the Authors" immediately follows at Nicholson Hall at the Greek Church on Harris Street in downtown Newburyport. Opening ceremony is free of charge. Tickets for "Dinner With the Authors" are $50 per person. On Saturday, 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 in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport. Some presentations include activities and crafts for children; check online schedule for details. Fri., April 26, 6 p.m. ; Sat., April 27, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Newburyport Literary Festival, various locations in downtown Newburyport. Most presentations are free. www.newburyportliteraryfestival.org

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