Salem Lit Fest

Who? Authors and stories for all readers
What? Author readings, panels, and talks
Where?  Salem Massachusetts
When? September 20, 21 & 22, 2019
How much? General admission to author readings and family programming and activities is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available to Individual Patrons and Corporate Sponsors.

Announcing Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light as the keynote of the 10th Salem Lit Fest.

2018 Salem Lit Fest Highlights.

Opening Keynote
  Madeline Miller, author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Circe

Closing Keynote  Authors in Conversation: Lisa Genova author of New York Times bestseller and major motion picture Still Alice and Joseph Deitch author of Elevate!
Family Programming
Activities for the whole family, including Celebrity Storytelling with Mayor Kim Driscoll, Tuneful Tales with Act!vated Story Theatre, children’s author and illustrator Giles Laroche, hands-on activities, face painting and more!
Author Showcase
With back-to-back ten-minute readings, the Author Showcase is a great way to experience a number of local and best-selling authors in a short amount of time. With topics ranging from pirates to mountain climbers, Atlantis to reality TV, it’s a fun and intriguing way to find your next great read.
Brunonia Barry
Janet Benton
Eric Jay Dolin
Jane C. Esther
Julia Glass
Hannah Kimberley
Stephen McCauley
Matthew Phillion
David Roper
Paul Tremblay
Meghan Weir
Joan Wilking

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