October 2016 NewsFlash


Milford, PA (Aug. 18, 2016) – Gloria Steinem, the iconic writer, political activist, and feminist organizer, will headline the first annual Milford Readers and Writers Festival taking place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.

Ms. Steinem, who was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2013, will be interviewed by Suzanne Braun Levine. Ms. Levine was the first editor of MS Magazine, the ground breaking feminist publication started by Ms. Steinem in 1972.

Ms. Levine, who has written extensively about the lives of women, will be talking with Ms. Steinem about Ms. Steinem’s latest book, My Life on the Road, as well as the current state of feminism and politics. The format of the conversation will encourage audience members to share their questions and opinions with the speakers and with each other, and to create a vibrant dialogue.

“I have known and worked with Gloria for more than 40 years, and I’ve watched her change our world,” said Ms. Levine. “She listens better than anyone I know, and loves the interactive exchange of ideas and opinions.”

Ms. Levine added: “We are both looking forward to an exciting session in Milford.”

Other festival headliners include John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and MK Asante, best-selling author of Buck: A Memoir as well as an award-winning filmmaker, rapper, and professor.

A limited number of Festival Passes valid for entry to headliner events, as well as a performance by Humans Collective, an ensemble of dancers and spoken-word performers, are now on sale at the early-bird price of $125 per pass. Festival Pass holders enjoy exclusive access to an authors cocktail reception at the Hotel Fauchere, where attendees will engage with the headlining authors individually. The price for a Festival Pass will increase to $150 on Sept. 6.

The festival will also offer participants a whole host of free programming that will focus on gardening, cooking, “Women Writing for Women,” storytelling and children’s programs sponsored by the Pike County Library, conservation, open-mic events, a “pop-up” bookstore, and conversations with local writers. There will also be programs on Milford’s Science Fiction legacy, presented by the Pike County Historical Society.

Visit for more information, or to purchase a Festival Pass or Humans Collective tickets (now on sale for $20 per person). Individual tickets to the mainstage author events will be available on Sept. 6.

ABOUT THE MILFORD READERS & WRITERS FESTIVAL: 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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