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~ September 22 - 24, 2017~ The Authors & Ideas Festival hosts more than 30 award winning authors and speakers, including authors of New York Times best-sellers, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, as well as winners of virtually every prestigious literary award and much more. Please scroll down to see a few of our past speakers.

Below are some of our past speakers


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The success of the Festival and our Student Programs would not be possible without the ongoing support of our partners, sponsors, friends and supporters. We thank you for your generosity and invite you to let us know soon about your plans for 2017.

Cynthia and Jim McGillen, Founders

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