October 16 - November 2, 2014

Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
  • John Ratey
    John Ratey
  • Margaret McLean
    Margaret McLean
  • Tomie dePaola
    Tomie dePaola
  • Nathaniel Philbrick
    Nathaniel Philbrick

Welcome to the Concord Festival of Authors

Welcome to the 2014 Concord Festival of Authors! We’re working to confirm several more speakers and events, so please check back for the full schedule.

Latest News

The 2014 festival will feature three issue-oriented “Festival Forums.” On October 16th, Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us and Countdown, will open the festival with a discussion of the chances for humanity’s future when every 4-1/2 days there are a million more of us; in an October 23rd program hosted by the Walden Woods Project, Marc Dunkelman, author of The Vanishing Neighbor, will examine the erosion of America’s basic community building blocks; and in a very special program hosted by the Fenn School on October 30th, world renowned linguist Noam Chomsky will offer a powerful critique of the West’s role in the world.