October 16 - November 2, 2014

Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
  • John Ratey
    John Ratey
  • Margaret McLean
    Margaret McLean
  • Tomie dePaola
    Tomie dePaola
  • Nathaniel Philbrick
    Nathaniel Philbrick

Welcome to the Concord Festival of Authors

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The 2014 festival will feature three issue-oriented “Festival Forums.” On October 16th, Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us and Countdown, will open the festival with a discussion of the chances for humanity’s future when every 4-1/2 days there are a million more of us; in an October 23rd program hosted by the Walden Woods Project, Marc Dunkelman, author of The Vanishing Neighbor, will examine the erosion of America’s basic community building blocks; and in a very special program hosted by the Fenn School on October 30th, world renowned linguist Noam Chomsky will offer a powerful critique of the West’s role in the world.