My “Fierce” Friend, Robin Morgan

August 21, 2017By Suzanne Braun Levine

By Suzanne Braun Levine Robin Morgan came into my life way before I met her. I must have been around nine, about the same age as Dagmar the youngest daughter on my favorite tv show, “I Remember Mama” about a Scandinavian immigrant family who lived on (I still remember the name) Steiner Street in San … Read More

Bring Your Book-Loving Self!

August 16, 2017By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris Have you ever thrown a pot-luck dinner? It goes something like this: you tell all your friends to, please, bring a dish – a favorite dish – one they really wanna share; and yes, you tell them, to please bring wine, and yes, of course, seltzer and/or bubbly water, and yes, yes, … Read More

House on the Hill

July 5, 2017By Barbara DeVries

by Barbara de Vries In the fall of 1988, soon after selling my flat in London, I noticed an ad in The New York Times for a historic farmhouse on 10 acres. Like a tourist in a Ralph Lauren store, I made an impulse buy. I simply had to own land with trees and streams, and fly … Read More

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

September 29, 2016By Sean Strub

by Sean Strub I’m looking forward to interviewing John Berendt on Saturday morning at the Milford Theatre for the Milford Readers and Writers Festival.  We’ll talk about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, of course, and The Lady Chablis (see John’s post about The Lady Chablis here).  We’ll also talk about the new … Read More

And We Want to Thank…You

September 29, 2016By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris Our community is filled with beauty. All you need to do is step out of your car, and check out the scenery. Our waterfalls, our private beach and lakes, glistening icicles in the winter, and the colors of fall. Word is that our foliage is breathtaking – pure beauty. And we have … Read More

Asante Steinem, and Berendt Together

September 28, 2016By Suzanne Braun Levine

by Suzanne Braun Levine There will be a lot said about books at The Milford Theatre on Saturday, October 1. In keeping with the Festival’s mission of igniting conversations between those who love books and those who write them, the three authors, John Berendt, MK Asante, and Gloria Steinem, who are individually featured in the … Read More

MK Asante: A Force of Nature

September 27, 2016By Amy Ferris

(Image by Lee Steffen. Used with permission) by Amy Ferris MK Asante, author of the widely acclaimed best-selling memoir Buck, will sit down with me for a one-on-one conversation on Saturday, October 1st, at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Asante is an author, a filmmaker, a hip-hop artist, and a professor of creative writing … Read More

Ancient Trails and Napoleon’s Expedition

September 25, 2016By Edison Whitney

by Edson Whitney While Gloria Steinem, John Berendt and MK Asante are the “headliners,” and the more well-known personalities at the first ever Milford Readers and Writers Festivalthis September 30 – October 1 and 2, I am equally excited about the folks on the free panels around town. Trails with Robert Moor Robert Moor, on … Read More

Tickets on Sale Now!

September 21, 2016By Edison Whitney

While most of the program for the Milford Readers & Writers Festival is free, the “mainstage” events at the Milford Theatre—featuring John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, MK Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir, and human rights icon Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road—are now on … Read More

Writing and the Feminist Quest

September 20, 2016By Alexia LaFortune

by Alexia LaFortune Kotodama no sakiwau kuni: “the land where the mysterious workings of language bring bliss.”  It takes courage for me to write. Dara Marks calls it the “feminine heroic.” It takes grit and trust to descend into the darkness. To remember, to discover. To surrender into the dark language between body and soul … Read More