October 19 - November 5, 2017

Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
  • Colman Andrews
    Colman Andrews
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
  • Gordon Wood
    Gordon Wood
  • Gish Jen
    Gish Jen

Welcome to the Concord Festival of Authors

The 2017 Festival is the 25th annual!

From October 19th through November 5th, more than 40 authors will speak, read, and discuss in over 20 events. And it’s not all talking. The Colonial Inn will host Breakfast with the Authors on October 28th as well as a reception and talk by Colman Andrews on October 24th. On November 5th, the final day of the festival, the Concord Women’s Chorus will present “From Poetry to Song: A Musical Exploration,” which will offer a window into the world of setting poetry to music.

Latest News

Tickets are now available for the following events:

October 24th, 5:00pm, Colonial Inn
Reception and talk by Colman Andrews on the traditional cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales
Tickets $30 - call 978-369-3807

October 28th, 8:00am, Colonial Inn
Breakfast with the Authors: Julia Glass, Andrew Krivak, and Alice Hoffman
Tickets $20 - available at Concord Bookshop and Barrow Bookstore

October 28th, 7:30pm, Concord Library
Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History to Gordon Wood
Tickets $15 - available at Concord Library, Fowler Library, and Concord Bookshop

All other events are free.