The Festival of Women Writers has become a highly anticipated event, unique among cultural happenings in the Catskill Region, especially in Delaware County. The Festival will celebrate its seventh year in the Hobart Book Village, “the reading capital of New York State.” Since its inception, the Festival has created space for established and emerging women writers to share their insights and skills through a variety of writing activities and public readings with audiences throughout Delaware County, the state of New York, and beyond.
In the past six years, the Festival brought fifty-eight published writers, who presented ninety workshops and fifty-three author readings. They also attracted an estimated three-hundred plus attendees to Hobart, a town of 400 residents. We want to continue to make our weekend a destination and an opportunity for women writers to connect, exchange, renew, and to promote and sell their books. One of our foremost aims is to spread the word of the Festival of Women Writers and the Hobart Book Village.
Hobart will again host a diversity of working women writers, and Main Street will be busy with workshops, readings, and other writing activities from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Novelists, short-story and young-adult fiction writers, memoirists, poets, and bloggers will join us. All writers and lovers of books and women’s writing are welcome to participate in and enjoy the Festival of Women Writers.