The Eighth Annual
Festival of Women Writers:
September 11, 12, 13, 2020,
Hobart, N.Y. The Book Village of the Catskills
"A wonderful experience at every level."
"A very high quality festival."
"The community buy-in is remarkable."
"Loved all the time in workshops for prompts."
"Thanks for having great workshops and so many of them."
"Please continue this wonderful event."
"See you next year."
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 seven years, the Festival brought sixty-three published writers, who presented one hundred seven workshops and sixty-two author readings. They also attracted an estimated seven-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.