Newburgh’s First Annual Literary Festival

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Date(s) - 10/19/2019
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The Newburgh Literary Festival is a three-day ( Fri Oct 18-Sun Oct 20) exploration and celebration of the written word in a city with rich history, celebrated architecture and breathtaking natural beauty nestled on the shores of the Hudson River in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Festival goers will be enriched with literature, immersed in history, nourished at celebrated restaurants and charmed by the city’s local flair. Local merchants and restaurants will be offering discounts throughout the weekend for Festival attendees, who will enjoy the unique offerings of local artisans and epicureans.

Friday, October 18 Spring Street Reading Series featuring author Mitchell Jackson, Atlas Industries, 11 Spring St., Newburgh – 6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Readings.  (845) 391-8855

Main Event Saturday, October 19 a  full-day program of readings, interviews, podcasts, film clips and Q&A,  Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY – 2 pm-6 pm Authors’ event; 6 pm-8 pm, Cocktail Reception and Local Authors Fair. Tickets are $20 available online and at the door the day of the event. Students, $10 at the door with valid ID. (845) 784-1199

Sunday, October 20 will feature two, live writing workshops, How to Tell the Story of Your Life, led by novelist and memoirist, Danielle Trussoni at Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann St., Newburgh, 10 am-12 pm; and Surprise Yourself; Surprise Your Reader, with poet Ruth Danon at Atlas Studios Gallery, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, 1 pm-3 pm. Tickets are $25 per person, per workshop (linked above) and seats are limited.

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, Safe Harbors contemporary arts venue, the Ann Street Gallery will present TEXT, a group exhibition of text-based art which has been curated in conjunction with the Literary Festival. 104 Ann Street 11 am-5 pm. 845-784-1146

Check Website for more information.