Salem Lit Fest

On June 17, 2017 the Salem Athenaeum presented the 8th Salem Literary Festival, an exciting day of literary adventures for adults and youth, with award-winning and best-selling writers, lunch with the authors, and more.  Check out pictures on our Facebook page. A big thank you to authors, volunteers, staff, sponsors, attendees, readers, and writers for an amazing Salem Lit Fest! Stay tuned for news about the 2018 Festival!

Who?  15 Authors
What?  Author readings, panels, and talks.
Where?  First Church in Salem at 316 Essex Street
When?  Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9am – 4pm
How much?  General admission to author talks and young adult programming is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available to Individual Patrons and Corporate Sponsors.
Why?  Mr. Nathaniel Hawthorne would approve!


Presenting Sponsors
Salem Athenæum
Brunonia Barry
Salem Cultural Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council

Community Supporters (Gold Level)
The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore

Community Supporters (Bronze Level)
Firenze Trattoria
House of Seven Gables

In Kind Contributors
More Carrot
Turner’s Seafood

Interested in sponsorship opportunities, group/book group tickets, or volunteering? Drop us a line at