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Exeter LitFest 2022 is over - THANKS for attending!

If you missed it, here's what happened:

Friday night April 1, 2022  kicked off the weekend with a fundraising event: "Death by Chocolate" a murder-mystery chocolate crawl with a wine parings finale. As of March 14, this event is sold out! Follow Exeter LitFest on Facebook and Instagram for news about last minute openings. 


Saturday, April 2 was a full day of author talks in the Exeter Town Hall. This day is free to all and will feature some book giveaways courtesy of the Exeter Public Library, as well as a celebration of the 200th birthday of Exeter-born abolitionist poet, James Monroe Whitfield.

Exeter LitFest 2022: 

Saturday, April 2, 2022 "EXETER LITFEST"

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


12-12:45--Publishing with Patterson: Brendan Dubois and JD Barker on publishing their own novels and working with the bestselling James Patterson.

1:00 to 1:45--James Monroe Whitfield 200th Birthday and Homecoming Celebration (Upstairs) Poet Willie Perdomo reads "America" by JM Whitfield. Free books on Congressman John Lewis given away by the Exeter Public Library.

2:00 to 2:45--Tell it Slant: Imagination and Truth in Fantasy with Jacquelyn Benson and Alex Myers.

2:00 to 2:45--Discussion of James Monroe Whitfield, Poet and Political Activist: Courtney Marshall, Jack Herney, David Weber. (Upstairs)

3:00 to 3:45--Writing Today: Understanding Our World Through Fiction with Joe Pace, Erica Plouffe Lazure, and Courtney Sender.

3:00 to 3:45--Local Poets: Maggie Dietz, Mark DeCarteret, Sarah Anderson, Matt Miller. (Upstairs)


4:00- 4:45--From Publishing to Podcasting: Kevin Flynn, Toby Ball and Lara Bricker of the Crime Writers On podcast.


**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.

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


5:00 and on--Exeter restaurants offer literary menus and promotions. Participating restaurants include Vino e Vivo, Thirtsy Moose, Il Cornicello, Otis and Ambrose. The official drink of the 2022 Litfest is the Lord of the Mai Tai.

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