The first annual Keren Or Literary Festival welcomes authors Julia Newman, Sarah Caravallo, Estelle Ana Baca and Paul West to the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven this Sunday, August 18, at 6 p.m. Keren Or is the only center in Israel dedicated exclusively to the education and care of children and young adults who are blind or visually impaired and have additional multiple disabilities. Support for the festival will go to the Keren Or speech therapy program.

Julia Newman, author of The Loose Lip Brigade, has pursued careers in yoga and dance instruction, improvisation comedy and filmmaking, most notably working with Lena Dunham of HBO‘s Girls. Sarah Cavallaro, author of Dogs Have Angels Too, will also be appearing. Estelle Ana Baca is the author of Cherubim & Seraphim, the first book in Ministers of Grace, a fantasy/sci-fi young adult trilogy. Paul West is author of First Cause.

The minimum suggested donation for the festival is $18. For a donation of $25 or more, patrons receive a free book of their choosing. For more information, call 212-279-4070.