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Newburyport Literary Festival – Opening Ceremony & Dinner with the Authors

April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm10:00 pm

Old South Presbyterian Church 29 Federal Street Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

Join us for the Opening Ceremony of the twelfth annual Newburyport Literary Festival (NLF). This year the Festival will honor award-winning children’s author Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff will share some of the inspiration behind his Wimpy Kid insights and humor with a talk at 5:30 pm. In addition to a conversation with the moderator, Kinney will show a video from his recent world tour and take questions from the audience. Jeff will sign books at the end of his presentation. Children are invited to bring their favorite Wimpy Kid book for signing. One book only please! This event is free of charge and promises to be very popular. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis so plan to arrive early to get your seat!

Dinner With the Authors immediately follows at the Masonic Center, 31 Green Street in downtown Newburyport. Tickets for Dinner With the Authors are $50/person,available online at or by sending a check, made out to the Newburyport Literary Association, to the Newburyport Literary Association, Box 268, Newburyport, MA  01950.


More about the Newburyport Literary Festival: This year’s festival is taking place April 28-29, 2017 in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. All events for the Newburyport Literary Festival are free, except for our fundraising dinner. For the most up-to-date Festival information, authors and events, please visit the Festival website,, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.


Newburyport Literary Association