CONCORD -- 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 through the month of October.
The monthlong event will feature lectures, writing workshops, and discussions, and includes over more than 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 25 years.
"When I stepped away from coordinating the festival, I assumed that was the end of its 25-year run," Mitchell said.
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.
Flyers with specific dates can by picked-up at the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Bookshop, Orchard House, Concord Museum, Be Well Be Here and other locations.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Concord Festival of Author's social-media pages on Facebook (@concordfestivalofauthors), Twitter (@concord_fest) and Instagram (@concordfestivalofauthors).