Planning a Literary Festival

Stories inspire. Stories bring people together for discussion.

Stories create common ground.

Exeter “Artivists” will come together with people from the town (writers, booksellers, publishers, librarians, business people, historians, and more) to see about creating a town-wide literary festival and trail map. If you are interested in getting on the team, please attend the meeting on January 17th 2018, at 3:30pm. Major Blake Hotel, Front St., 4th floor. Agenda below:

***Update: The steering committee is now fully formed with 12 people, and is closed to others for this year. The 1st Annual “Exeter NH Literary Festival” (LitFest) will be held April 5-6, 2019 at the Town Hall, Exeter Public Library, Water St Bookstore, Word Barn, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, and more. The LitFest event is focused on homegrown Exeter literature. There will be author readings & signings, poetry slams, events for children & teens, writer’s workshops, and common-read book groups. Re-read “A Prayer for Owen Meany” now!

Official launch of new website in October 2018. Looking for a sneak peek? “Exeter Literary Walking Tour” printed guide now available at the Chamber of Commerce, Water St Bookstore, Library, and more.

Check out what our Exeter Historical Society has to say about our famous woman author and her famous book for women published in 1801. She is the subject of study by Feminists from all the waves: wave 1(Suffragettes), wave 2(Women’s Libbers), wave 3(Glass-Ceiling execs) ….and now wave 4 (social media: Women’s March & #MeToo).


lit trail agenda Jan 17


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