October 19 - November 5, 2017

Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
  • Colman Andrews
    Colman Andrews
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
  • Gordon Wood
    Gordon Wood
  • Gish Jen
    Gish Jen

Welcome to the Concord Festival of Authors

The 2017 Festival is the 25th annual!

From October 19th through November 5th, more than 40 authors will speak, read, and discuss in over 20 events. And it’s not all talking. On November 5th, the final day of the festival, the Concord Women’s Chorus will present “From Poetry to Song: A Musical Exploration,” which will offer a window into the world of setting poetry to music.

On October 24th, Concord’s Colonial Inn will host a reception and talk on the traditional cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales by Colman Andrews, the founder of Saveur magazine and former restaurant columnist for Gourmet. This event and the annual Breakfast with the Authors, featuring novelists Julia Glass, Andrew Krivak, and Alice Hoffman, on Saturday morning, October 28th, are both ticketed events, as is the presentation of the Ruth Rather Miller Award to Gordon S. Wood. All other events are free.

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There are still a few authors and events to be confirmed, so please check back for the complete schedule.