Thank you to all who attended the 2022 festival.
Without you, there would be no conversation!

Save the Date
Milford Readers & Writers Festival 2023
Sept 22, 23 & 24

Illustrations by Bob Eckstein from the 2022 Festival


Building on the tradition of story telling and the participatory energy of book clubs, we invite readers to share their thoughts, with the authors.


“This festival shows us the worldwide importance of coming together to share ideas and build community.”
-Gloria Steinem


The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them.

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The views and opinions expressed in these presentations are those of the participants and not of Pike Artworks Inc. or the Milford Readers and Writers Festival.

2021 - From Page to Screen: It's A Big Deal
ZOOM Event

The exciting panel was introduced by Milford Mayor and author Sean Strub, moderated by author and screenwriter Amy Ferris. The participants were: John Berendt, author of mega best-seller Midnight in the Garden of Good & EvilRichard Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey; Robert Levine, attorney & producer of the film of the Pulitzer-prize-winning play That Championship Season; and David Kirkpatrick, former head of production at Paramount Pictures and The Walt Disney Studios. Click here for full details and video.

How the Women’s Vote Can Change the Election with Gloria Steinem and Suzanne Levine

Humor in Trying Times with cartoonists Roz Chast, Matt Diffee & Bob Eckstein

Science Fiction and the Milford Connection with Samuel R. Delany and Gordon Van Gelder

All Boys Aren’t Blue with George M. Johnson and Mark S. King

George M. Johnson has been named to The Root 100 Most Influential Black Americans in 2020

Just a few images of the wonderful writers who graced the Milford Theatre stage and entertained us online in 2020. They made us laugh, thrilled us with their intellect, intrigued us with their ideas, and made us want more. Also featured are the wonderful drawings by Bob Eckstein who captured some rare moments.

Thank you for the support from the Greater Pike Community Foundation