The Newburyport Literary Festival had the pleasure of including Jessica Keener in its program in 2014 and 2018. In the 2018 Festival, Jessica appeared in a solo reading for Strangers in Budapest, and in a panel discussion titled, “Traveling Abroad: Novels Set in Distant Places.” At both events, we had large crowds. Jessica did a terrific job of summarizing the plot line of her novel, talking about how and why she chose the setting for her book, and providing insights about her writing process. She’s a warm, friendly person with a passion for writing, who loves to meet her readers. We would definitely love to invite Jessica back to the Festival in future years.
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