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September 2016 NewsFlash

FREE EVENTS AT MILFORD READERS & WRITERS FESTIVAL SEPT. 30-OCT. 2



Milford, PA (Aug. 9, 2016) – The inaugural Milford, Pa. Readers & Writers Festival, taking place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, will offer participants a whole host of free events organized to ignite conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them.

Some of those free events include:
• An open mic opportunity for adult readers and writers to share their stories at the RAW After Dark session in the second floor salon at the Dimmick Inn;
• Two panels with well-known science fiction writers at the Columns Museum (hosted by the Pike County Historical Society), in honor of the Milford Science Fiction Writers Workshop that was held annually from the 1950s to the early 1970s;
• Programs with current and provocative writers on environmental issues, an homage to Milford as the birthplace of the American Conservation Movement;
• Storytelling sessions for children up to 12 years of age at the Pike County Public Library;
• An opportunity for local teenagers to present their writing, also sponsored by the Pike County Public Library;
• A Women Writing for Women panel at the Waterwheel Bar; and
• A Pop-up Bookstore at Patisserie Fauchere, with scheduled opportunities for participants to meet, and have their books signed by participating authors.

The festival’s several ticketed events include Saturday’s mainstage headliners, Gloria Steinem, John Berendt, and MK Asante, and a performance of Alone-Ology (inspired by Maya Angelou’s iconic poem, Alone) Friday evening by Humans Collective, an ensemble of dancers and spoken-word performers. Individual tickets to the Humans Collective performance on Friday evening ($20 each) are now on sale at www.milfordreadersandwriters.com.

The festival is also offering a limited number of Early Bird Festival Passes for $125. The Festival Pass includes tickets to all four mainstage authors events (Steinem, Berendt, Asante and a plenary session) and the Humans Collective performance. In addition, 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.

Visit www.milfordreadersandwriters.com for more information, or to purchase a Festival Pass or Humans Collective tickets. 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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