Main Stage 2018

The 2018 Main Stage Events

The Main Stage of the historic Milford Theater is where the Conversations begin. It is where celebrated authors and their committed readers come together to share insights and experiences. Picture a 300 member book club that has invited their favorite author to discuss her work, answer questions and hear their thoughts. Whether the Main Stage format is a one-on-one interview or a multi-author panel, there will always be opportunity for questions, comments, and dialog between the attendees and the speakers. After Saturday’s Main Stage program, the Conversations continue at a cocktail party at the Hotel Fauchere exclusively for Pass Holders where they can meet the Speakers in more intimate surroundings.

This year our Speakers include 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 3 National Book Award winners, a 4 star Navy Admiral, the former CEO of a 1.5 billion dollar company, 2 Emmy Award winners and an Academy Award nominee. These are conversations not to be missed.

The Festival kicks off with our special Friday night Books to Screen event with Mary Badham (‘Scout’) and the award winning movie To Kill a Mockingbird based on the pulitzer prize novel by Harper Lee. Michelle Oram will be in Conversation with Mary about the history of the movie, her experience, and the controversy that surrounds the book today.

“It’s very powerful when great writers and their readers come together in such an intimate setting.  The connections are tangible.”

-Amy Ferris

Alan Alda
A Conversation With Alan Alda
words don't die publishing

Words Won't Die

writing about war

Writing About War

gender identity

Gender Identity


New Yorker Cartoonists Talk About Funny


Life, Liberty and Other Pursuits