The Milford Readers and Writers Festival 2018 Main Stage in Photos

By Preston Ehrler

A Weekend of Readers, Writers, and Conversation. Friday Evening To Kill a Mockingbird The third-annual Milford Readers and Writers Festival was a rousing success.  Many of the main stage events were packed, beginning with Friday night’s screening of To Kill a Mockingbird, that included an appearance by Mary Badham, who played Scout in the film.  … Read More

Kids Love to Read, Too

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram From a very young age, I knew I was different. I listened to the music of Nature, sang with birds, danced with the wind, sat quietly and dreamt with the Moon. Some kids would bully and make fun of me, which only forced me to not be like them. Imagine how liberating … Read More

Our Words Matter

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris This is the third year in a row that Milford Readers & Writers is hosting a Women’s panel. I am so delighted. I am delighted for many reasons, the main one being that women’s voices are a deep passion of mine. You can almost call it an obsession. Women writing/righting their lives, I just love the … Read More

Writing About War

By Lucian Truscott IV

by Lucian Truscott IV It was November of 2003.  This country had invaded Iraq seven months previously, and I was sent over to “cover” the “war” by Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.  I flew into Kuwait on British Airways and caught a flight on an Air Force C-130 to BIAP, Baghdad International Airport, … Read More

Never Kill a Mockingbird

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram I remember watching To Kill A Mockingbird many times when I was little. My mother was a big fan of Gregory Peck. It began with the opening theme song, a simple innocent melody, which made the hairs on my arm tingle. As the music is played the contents of what seems like a children’s … Read More

Literary Sense and Sensibility

By Carol McManus

The Milford Readers and Writers Festival rolls into 2018 with a thrilling and diverse line-up of authors. But what are we all about, really? We are about you…the reader! Authors, whether best-selling, newly published or aspiring, all agree on one thing: without our readers our words don’t matter. But you may wonder how we select … Read More