Milford Readers and Writers Festival
Sept 16-18, 2022
Special Guests Nelson & Alex DeMille
2022 Lineup of Special Main Stage Guests/Events
Friday Night 7 – 9 PM
The Gin Game starring Len Cariou
& Heather Summerhayes Cariou
Saturday 10 – 11:15 AM
What is American Food, Historian & author Paul Freedman,
with Richard Morais
Saturday 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Books You May Never Get to Read –
Author Cancellations and Book Banning
Saturday 2:15 – 3:30 PM
Writing About Rock & Roll,
Bob Guccione, Jr., James Greer & Sheila Weller
Saturday 3:45 – 5 PM
In Conversation with Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille
moderated by Steve Rubin
Pass holders are invited to meet the authors at the authors reception on Saturday night.
Free Events Around Milford
Saturday 11 AM – 12 Noon
Sci-Fi – Choose Your Reality
Alex Shvartsman, C.S.E. Cooney, Karen Heuler,
Nicholas Kaufmann & Randee Dawn
Saturday Time TBD
The Future of YA in the Age of Book Banning
John Thompson, Melinda Michaels, Kimberly Giarratano
Moderator: Rachel Goldstein
Sunday 10 AM – 1 PM
Meet the Local Authors of Milford
Get autographed copies of their latest books
Sunday 1 PM
Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
with Christa Caceres, Monroe Co. NAACP Chapter Pres.
Sunday 1 PM
Grey Towers – Gifford Pinchot and America’s Public Lands
Jeffrey H. Ryan, author, adventurer, photographer & historian
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.”
The Milford Readers and Writers Festival aims to inspire conversations between people who love to read books and people who write them.
Highlights from Previous Festivals
2021 - From Page to Screen: It's A Big Deal
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 & Evil; Richard 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.
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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.
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