Highlights of events in art, creative writing, dance, music, theatre and innovative collaborations happening on the North Shore of Boston.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Literary Festival in Newburyport, April 24 & 25
You don't have to convince me to spend a Saturday in Newburyport, amidst cafes, unique boutiques, brick sidewalks, and ocean air. I'll head North up 1A through Wenham, Ipswich, and eventually past the Federal mansions of Newburyport anytime. But if you need extra incentive, the 4th Annual Literary Festival is April 24 & 25. This town is teeming with big time authors: Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog; Keith Ablow, Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson; Frieda Arkin, author of Hedwig and Berti; Elisabeth Brink, author of Save Your Own; and Mark Karlins, Music over Manhattan-- plus Oprah's live-well guru Cheryl Richardson, and the poet/translator Rhina Espaillat.
Kathleen McDonald Murphy is the Director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State College, and an avid patron of the arts North of Boston. In addition to her college administrator position, Ms. Murphy is a freelance arts and non-profit publicist.