Mingle with Famous Writers

Mingle with Famous Writers

Check out the Milford Readers and Writers Festival! The event is sure to “inspire and ignite conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them.”

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 30 through October 3, are the festival dates. The event will focus on readers by inviting them to share insights, queries and responses directly with authors. It is an approach that builds on the timeless tradition of storytelling and the participatory energy of book clubs.

Featured Writers

Featured authors include: Gloria Steinem (3 pm), John Berendt (10 am), and MK Asante (12:15 pm) on Saturday of the festival, at the historic Milford Theater. The day will conclude with a panel discussion at 5 pm featuring all three authors.

Festival logo for the 2016 Milford Readers and Writers Festival.Also, Humans Collective, an ensemble of dancers and spoken-word artists, will performance “Alone-ology” at the Milford Theater. Maya Angelou’s iconic poem, “Alone” is the inspiration for this work.

Tickets are required for events at the Milford Theater. Early Bird Festival Passes are $125. Passes include admission to all of the ticketed events and an author’s cocktail reception at the Hotel Fauchere on Saturday evening. Purchase tickets online.

Landmarks around town will also host free breakout sessions and panel discussions. Locations include: Grey Towers National Historic Site, the Pike County Historical Society’s Columns Museum and the Pike County Public Library. Topics include: science fiction, kids and young adults, women writing about women, gardening, cooking, poetry, Milford’s conservation legacy, and more.

About Milford, PA

The historic town of Milford, PA is perched along the Delaware River. It is the northern gateway to the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. And, it’s only 75 miles from Manhattan.

The Milford Readers & Writers Festival is organized by a group of community volunteers from the Upper Delaware River valley region, including writers and publishing industry professionals.

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