What is Language Lives?

A Book Festival for the Lovers of Words and the Art that Accompanies It

Spoken Word, Stories, Engagement

Thursday: Poetry Showcase
Friday: Live Storytelling
Saturday & Sunday :  On the Stage
Throughout the day people are invited onto the stage to take part in specific topics led by a range of community members. Each session will have its own flavor depending on the facilitator.
Saturday & Sunday:  Exhibit Hall & Sale
Esbco Hall will be transformed into a space to meet creators, purchase local creations and view local books.
Find Out More


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

Gear Up for Art + Words

Hear More About Language Lives from Event Chair Katherine DeSilva

We are excited to welcome Dale T Phillips to the Stage to talk about becoming an Indie Author. 
Here is a sneak peak to his wealth of knowledge on the topic.

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Ipswich Local News
The Town Common
Ipswich Historic Society
All Events
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A Book Festival for the Lovers of Words
and the Art that Accompanies It.
- October 2023 - 

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Hear More About Language Lives & the Art Programs at Illuminations