Star Island Literary Festival

Literally: An Island

Sunday, August 26 to Friday, August 31

"I'm so looking forward to being at the Isles of Shoals and the terrific Literary Festival this year. Star Island strikes me as the perfect place for such an event – rich in literary history, remote, and even a little gothic in its history." — Anita Shreve, author, The Weight of Water

The Star Island Literary Festival welcomes you to participate in this inaugural event celebrating authors and the art of writing. In our first year, we will focus on the concept of islands in literature with Anita Shreve, author of The Weight of Water and other bestselling novels; Katherine Towler, author of the Snow Island trilogy; and Corwin Ericson, author of Swell. Other speakers include Jed Berry, Tim Horvath, Bill Bauer, Karina Pretto and Nita Penfold. Enjoy these accomplished writers while immersing yourself in the island life of Star Island.

With over 100 years experience hosting conferences, Star Island provides a unique, historic setting for this literary festival. As an inspiration to poets and novelists, including Celia Thaxter and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Isles of Shoals will inspire all festival participants. Join us as we embark on a new venture this year just off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.




Star Island Corporation