Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

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After 25 years of coordinating the festival, Rob Mitchell has stepped aside. The information and events posted on this website are for last year, the 2017 festival, and this site is no longer operative.

Not to worry!

A number of people, including folks from the Concord Library, the Concord Museum, and the Concord Bookshop have stepped forward to continue the Concord Festival of Authors for the 26th consecutive year. They are calling this the “Bridge Year,” and not only are they turning the page, they are writing a whole new chapter! This year’s festival will span the entire month of October. It will feature lectures, writing workshops, and discussions and include authors such as Kate DiCamillo, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, and Hallie Ephron.

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