CONCORD, MA, September 6, 2018 – The Annual Concord Festival of Authors celebrating the written and spoken word in a town famous for its literary history and commitment to lifelong learning, will run from October 1 through the 31, 2018. This year the month long event will feature lectures, writing workshops, and discussions, and includes over 30 noted authors including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kate Di Camillo, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, and Hallie Ephron.
The 2018 Festival is continuing as a coordinated effort by a number of local organizations. The founder and sole organizer of the Festival, Rob Mitchell, retired last November after an incredible 25 years. “When I stepped away from coordinating the Festival, I assumed that was the end of its 25 year run,” says Mitchell. “I should have known better. Folks from the Concord Library, the Concord Museum, the Concord Bookshop, Orchard House, and Be Well Be Here, haven’t just turned the page, they are writing a whole new chapter. I am confident that with their energy and enthusiasm, the Festival won’t just continue, it will be better than ever.”
As always, the majority of the Festival events are free and all events are open to the public, in keeping with the Festival’s mission of presenting the work of contemporary authors to the public and introducing audiences to new and emerging authors.
A complete Concord Festival of Authors schedule of events will be available shortly and calendar flyers can by picked-up at the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Bookshop, the Orchard House, Concord Museum, Be Well Be Here, and other locations.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Concord Festival of Author’s social media pages on Facebook (@concordfestivalofauthors), Twitter (@concord_fest), and Instagram (@concordfestivalofauthors).