Bianca Turetsky and “The Time-Traveling Fashionista,” 11 a.m., Newburyport Public Library Program Room. For children ages 7-12.
Paws and Poetry, 11:30 a.m., Newburyport Public Library Children’s Room. With Amy and Ron Schmidt. For children ages 4-8.
250 Years of Newburyport — Student Presentations, noon, Old South Church Social Hall. With Mayor Donna Holaday. Moderated by Bethany Groff.
The Poetry of Dick Davis and Peter Filkins, 1 p.m., Central Congregational Church Social Hall.
Inspired by Hollywood and Hitchcock, 1 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts. With Hallie Ephron.
Finding the Story: Short Story Writers on Craft and Inspiration, 1 p.m., Old South Church. With C.B. Anderson, Bret Anthony Johnston and Jessica Keener. Moderated by Myfanwy Collins.
The Fight Comes Home: Newburyport at War, 1 p.m., Old South Church Social Hall. With Jean Foley Doyle, William Hallett and Kevin Hunt. Moderated by Bethany Groff.
Claire Messud reads from “The Woman Upstairs,” 1 p.m., First Religious Society.
Story and Song, 1 p.m., Newburyport Art Association. With Steve Yarbrough and Antonina Parris-Yarbrough.
Speculative Fiction, 1 p.m., The Book Rack. With Janet Catherine Johnston.
Pamela Erens reads from “The Virgins,” 1 p.m., Jabberwocky Book Shop.
David A. Kelly and “Ballpark Mysteries,” 1 p.m., Newburyport Public Library Program Room. For children ages 6 and up.
The Poetry of David Ferry and Marge Piercy, 2 p.m., Central Congregational Church Social Hall.
Real Life in Literature: The Art of Mixing Fact and Fiction, 2:30 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts. With Jenna Blum, Caroline Leavitt and J. Courtney Sullivan. Moderated by Dawn Rennert.
Richard Russo reads from “Elsewhere: A Memoir,” 2:30 p.m., Old South Church.
Annual Youth Poetry Slam, 2:30 p.m., Old South Church Social Hall. Poets ages 14-20 should bring at least two poems. Hosted by Alex Charalambides.
All Creatures Great and Small: The Bond Between Humans and Animals, 2:30 p.m., First Religious Society. With Lauren Slater and Vint Virga. Moderated by Sherri Frank.