Readers. Writers. Conversation.
SEPTEMBER 15TH, 16TH AND 17TH, 2017
FESTIVAL PASSES ON SALE NOW
The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire and ignite conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them.
Featured writers Lee Child and Stephen Rubin, Robin Morgan and Farai Chideya, Patricia Bosworth and Martha Frankel come together for conversations with each other and their community of readers.
A limited number of Festival Passes, valid for entry to all festival events and a Private Authors Reception, are now available for $150 per person, and will go up to $165 per person at the door.
This Festival Pass includes:
Friday the 15th - Reserved seating for the Broadway play Love Letters starring Len Cariou and Heather Summerhayes Cariou at the Milford Theater
Saturday 16th –at the Milford Theater: Lee Child and Stephen Rubin, Robin Morgan and Farai Chideya, Patricia Bosworth and Martha Frankel and subsequent Plenary panel.
Saturday 16th, pm - A Private Authors Reception at the Hotel Fauchere
Sunday 17th - Science Fiction panel in honor of the famous Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conference, the annual science fiction writer's event founded by Damon Knight in the mid-1950s.
MILFORD THEATER, FRIDAY EVENING - LOVE LETTERS:
Friday September 15th features an exclusive performance of the Broadway play Love Letters starring Tony Award wining Broadway actor Len Cariou and Heather Summerhayes Cariou - a founding member of the Galaxy Writers Workshop in New Jersey. Len Cariou currently stars as Henry Reagan in the successful CBS TV Show - Blue Bloods.
MILFORD THEATER, SATURDAY - CONVERSATIONS:
2:45pm to 4:00pm - Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher series has sold more than 100 million copies world wide with Stephen Rubin, publisher and President of Henry Holt and Co.
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm - Robin Morgan, award winning author, activist, feminist with Farai Chideya, journalist and author of The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption;
10:00 am to 11:15 - Patricia Bosworth, prominent biographer (Montgomery Clift, Diane Arbus, Marlon Brando, and Jane Fonda) and author of The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan with Martha Frankel, author of Hats & Eyeglasses, a memoir and hostess of the Woodstock Booktalk podcast.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Plenary Panel with all the above writers
HOTEL FAUCHERE, SATURDAY - PRIVATE AUTHORS RECEPTION:
6:00pm, immediately following the plenary, to 7:30pm - An opportunity for mingling with the authors, organizers and notable participants in the festival.
MILFORD THEATER, SUNDAY - SCIENCE FICTION:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Science Fiction panel in honor of the famous Milford Writers Conference, the annual science fiction writer's event founded by Damon Knight, Kate Williams, Virginia Kidd & Judith Merrill in the mid-1950s.
The Science Fiction/Fantasy segment of the festival explores the influence the historic Milford Writers Conference had on Science Fiction/Fantasy literature and film. The main event features a panel conversation with Lawrence C. Connolly as Guest of Honor, Gordon Van Gelder as moderator, Paul Witcover, Robert Levy and John Grant, last year’s Guest of Honor. Two other events include a Beer Tasting with Readings by the featured panelists at the Dimmick Inn on Saturday evening, September 16 and a marathon showing of original Twilight Zone episodes at the Milford Library on Saturday, September 16.
Included with the Festival Pass, Science Fiction Sunday is also available as a stand alone ticket for the Special Early-bird discounted price of $25 per person. Prices go up to $30 per person on August 15; and will go up to $35 per person at the door.
For more information on the free panels around town and everything else, visit milfordreadersandwriters.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Milford is located 75 miles from New York City, right where the states of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey meet. Shortline Bus Company offers frequent bus service to Milford from the Port Authority in New York City and MetroNorth trains go to Port Jervis, New York, which is eight miles from Milford. Cab services are availble to meet train passengers.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
The theater does not allow any outside food or beverages and the festival is a smoke-free event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Will the featured authors sign books?
Yes, there will be scheduled booksignings with the three Main Stage authors, as well as many more who will be participating in other aspects of the festival's program. A "pop-up" bookstore will be operating during the festival..
Where can I stay overnight?
There are a number of great lodging options in Milford that can be found at milfordpa.us
What else is there to do in Milford?
Milford is a classic American small town, the Pike County, PA, seat and the north gate to the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Park. About 75% of Milford comprises a National Historic District with great architecture, attractive boutiques, galleries and specialty shops. Heritage attractions include Grey Towers National Historic Site, the Pike County Historical Society's Columns Museum, with its famous collection of Lincolnalia, and more. Raymondskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania, is three miles from Milford village.