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Exeter LitFest April 2023 is over - THANKS for attending!

If you missed it, here's what happened:

Friday night  kicked off the weekend with a fundraising event: "Exeter Goes Gatsby" at Mila. All the glitterati of Exeter danced to the 1920s jazz set by the Dave Limina Trio. A photo booth was the hit of the night.


Saturday was a full day of author talks in the Exeter Town Hall. This day is free to all and featured the authors on the Author Bios  2023 tab above. Lots of fans waited in line to have their books signed by the keynote speaker, Rabia Chaudry. The annual book-swap table was very busy. Events for children and teens were held all day at the Exeter Public Library.  

Exeter LitFest 2023: 

Saturday, April 1, 2023 "EXETER LITFEST"

​Events held in town hall, town hall art gallery, and Exeter Public Library.


12-12:45 PM Keynote Speaker:

Rabia Chaudry, true-crime podcaster & author of Fatty Fatty Boom Boom & Adnan’s Story.  In discussion with Lara Bricker. (Book signing follows 12:45–1:30pm)


1:00 to 1:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:

POETRY READING: Diannely Antigua and Ralph Sneeden, with a tribute to the late Exeter poet, Harvey Shepard. Moderated by Todd Hearon.


2:00 to 2:45 PM Downstairs:

AUTHOR TALK: Keith O’Brien, author of Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe, in conversation with The Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath.


2:00 to 2:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:

POETRY: Arts in Action: Celebrating Poetic Possibilities - Exeter High School teachers Dennis Magliozzi and Kristina Peterson. A selection of high school students will share their slam and spoken word poetry. Intro by Jack Herney.


3:00 to 3:45 PM Downstairs:

AUTHOR PANEL: Memory and Mystery - Novelists Annie Hartnett, author of Unlikely Animals, and Lara Prescott, author of The Secrets We Kept. .


3:00 to 3:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:

AUTHOR PANEL: Preserving Family Histories – Learn how to write your story with June Fabre, James Nealon, and Tom Tufts. Moderated by Renay Allen / Peg Aaronian.


4:00- 4:45 PM Downstairs:

AUTHOR TALK: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, UNH Physicist & author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. In discussion with PEA’s Dr. Frances Johnson.


**Events for kids and teens at the Exeter Public Library**

**In honor of the inventor of the Bookmobile, Mary Titcomb Lemist (an alum of Robinson Female Academy) take some free gently-used books from the table on the town hall steps.**



5:00 and on--Exeter restaurants offer literary menus and promotions. Participating restaurants include Vino e Vivo,  Il Cornicello, Sea Dog Brewing, Czar Brewing, Otis and Ambrose. 

Photo Gallery 2023

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Inaugural Exeter LitFest 2019 photos:

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