More than a Book Exhibition
A Chance to Explore Word

Help us transform Ebsco Hall into an interactive Exhibition Hall for those who engage with Literature. 

  • 2D Artists, Photographers, Illustrators, and Designers
  • Authors, Poets, Bloggers, and Writers of all kinds
  • Publishers and Editors
  • Voice Actors and Recording Studios
  • Live Spoken Word Performers, Professional Storytellers
  • If your Art interacts with the World of Literature, please join us
Language Lives

Display Your Creations in 2024

So you can't be with us in person, be with us in spirit! Get your item on display.
Sign up will open in 2024.
Display space is $15 per item. All participants displaying items must also complete the display submission form once for each item being displayed. 

If you can't be with us in person, be with us in spirit! Get your item on display. 
Once call for art & literature is open all participants displaying items must also complete the display submission form once for each item being displayed. 

Emerging Writers & Artists

This Art & Authoring Festival is open to established and emerging writers and artists. Students young and seasoned are encouraged to take part in the event and the event planning.  

Single Item Display Space
Creators who would like to have a presence at the Festival:
- Provide a display item (i.e. a single painting, illustration, book, or full color mounted poster that describes your work.)
- Provide a brief bio
- Provide a URL that links to a particular item (i.e. the book displayed on a website that a participant can purchase from OR a link to a shop that sells your work)
A $15 fee will be collected for this service.
At the Exhibit Hall, your provided item will be placed on a display table with a QR Code for participants to follow to learn more about how to purchase that item or a similar item. The example item should not be one of a kind.


Authors, Poets, Illustrators, Photographers, Designers and Voice Actors are invited to share their work and voices with the event attendees. 

Display Exhibitors
A new date will be posted for the 2024 Language Lives Festival.
If you would like your items returned please include a return shipping label in the package. 

Ship to:
Pumpkin Vines 174 High Street, Ipswich Village Suite 105,
Ipswich, MA 01938 for delivery prior to the 2024 deadline.

Local Deliver:
Option 1: 174 High Street, Ipswich Village Suite 105, during normal business hours

On The Stage

You don't have to be a well known author or artist to book a time on the Speakers Stage. This Art & Authoring Festival is looking for interesting people and organizations share information in a relaxed conversational forum open to the public. 

Display a Creation

Pick your favorite example of your work and display it with a QR Code at the event.

Do a Book Reading or Signing

"On the Stage" or at a Table promote your printed work. 
You can also plan to spend your time at the event touring, chatting and making connections with people for collaboration.

*An exhibitor does not have to staff their display at all times, but should be easily reachable.
Because the Ipswich Art Association is not taking payment for purchases leaving a table unattended it would mean that books and art could not be sold. 

Exhibitors may have a QR code or a similarly simple way displayed on your table to direct people on how to make a purchase, ie a link to your website, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble page. 

Language Lives and Ebsco Hall would not be held responsible for a display.
Illuminations is in its 14th year and draws from all over   The foot traffic is expected to be very high as we will be the spot on the map closest to the Train Station.  Organizers defer to exhibitors on their comfort level with leaving Expo Space unattended and the risks involved.