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We have compiled a listing of books authored by all of our participating Festival Writers who have attended over the past six years, and added those writers who are participating for the first time in 2019.

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone or gift for yourself, we hope that you find this index helpful for the pleasure of reading creative, provocative and progressive works by our talented alumni.




Nancy Agabian

Me as Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter - Memoir

Princess Freak  - Poetry / Performance Collection

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Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Everything Is Necessary - Poerty

Gathering The Waters - Poerty

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E. J. Antonio

Rituals In The Marrow: Recipe for a Jam Session  - Poetry w/Jazz CD

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Jam On The Vine - Historical Fiction


Stay With Me: A Novel - Fiction

The Heiress of Water: A Novel -  Fiction

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Sandra Rodriguez Barron

Stay With Me: A Novel

The Heiress of Water: A Novel

Photo Courtesy Erin Bell

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Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

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Nancy K. Bereano

Editor and Publisher of the award-winning Firebrand Books for sixteen years and publishing over 80 major titles by distinguished Lesbian Writers.

 Photo Courtesy of Jill Posner

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Tara Betts

Arc & Hue   - Poetry

Break The Habit   - Poetry

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Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

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Remica L. Bingham-Risher

Conversation   - Poetry

Starlight & Error   - Poetry

What We Ask of Flesh   - Poetry

Mermer Blakeslee

A Conversation With Fear - Non-fiction

When You Live By A River - Historical Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Arrival - Poetry

Convincing The Body - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Peter Dressel

Blanche McCrary Boyd

Terminal Velocity - Fiction

The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales - Fiction

The Revolution of Little Girls - Fiction

Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Powder Necklace: A Novel

Photo Courtesy of Essie Brew-Hammond

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Breena Clarke

Angels Make Their Hope Here - Fiction

River, Cross My Heart - Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Ann E Chapman

Stand The Storm - Fiction

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Cheryl Clarke

After Mecca: Black Women and the Black Arts Movement - Non-fiction

By My Precise Haircut - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Nivea Castro

G.R.I.T.S. - Girls Raised In The South: An Anthology of Southern Queer Womyns' Voices and Their Allies -

     by Poet On Watch (Editor),

            Amber N. Williams (Editor),
Cheryl Clarke (Introduction)

               Jaki Shelton Green (Foreword)
                  and Pamela Sneed (Afterword

Living As A Lesbian  - Poetry



The Days of Good Looks - Prose & Poetry

Esther Cohen

Book Doctor: A Novel

Breakfast With Allen Ginsberg - Poetry

Don’t Mind Me: And Other Jewish Lies - Stories

God Is a Tree and Other Middle-Aged Prayers - Poetry

No Charge for Looking: A Novel

Unseen America: Photos & Stories by Workers - Non-fiction

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Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1:           The Early Years, 1884-1933  - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2:           The Defining Years, 1933-1938  - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3:          

The War Years and After, 1939-1962  - History

The Declassified Eisenhower   - History

Simona David

Art In The Catskills, Third Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Catskills' Rich Cultural Life - Non-fiction

How Art Is Made In The Catskills  - Non=fiction

Self-Publishing and Book Marketing - Non-fiction

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Alexis De Veaux

An Enchanted Hair Tale - Children's Book

Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde - Non-fiction

Yabo - Fiction

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Lynn Domina

Corporal Works - Poetry

Framed In Silence - Poetry

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r. erica doyle

Proxy - Poetry

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Kathy Engel

Banana - Children's Book

Ruth’s Skirts - Poetry

The Kitchen  - Non-fiction

We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

 - Kamal Boullata (Editor), Kathy Engel (Editor)

Wind Dancer: A storm in the Pacific. Survival. Conquering fear.

A sailing story based on true events. - Non-fiction

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Julie R. Enszer

Avowed - Poetry

Handmade Lover - Poetry

Homesteading: Essays on life, death, sex, and liberation   - Essays     

Lilith’s Demons - Poetry

​Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry

– Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

Sinister Wisdom - Poetry

The Complete Works of Pat Parker  – Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

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Margot Farrington

Flares and Fathoms - Poetry

Rising and Falling - Poetry

Scanning For Tigers - Poetry

Annie Finch

A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women 

- Annie Finch (Editor)  

A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form 

Photo Courtesy of Helen Peppe Photography

Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams   - Poetry  

An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art  

 – Annie Finch (Editor) & Kathrine Lore Varnes (Editor   

Eve - Poetry

Spells: New and Selected Poems

The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self 

- Essays and Memoir  

Ifeona Fulani

Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music

    Ifeona Fulani (Editor & Contributor) - Cultural Anthology

Seasons of Dust - A Novel

Ten Days in Jamaica - Short Stories

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

All That Lies Between Us - Poetry / Memoirs

The Girls In The Chartreuse Jackets - Poetry     

Photo Courtesy of Joe Costa

The Silence In An Empty House - Poetry   

What Blooms in Winter - Poetry

Writing Poetry To Save Your Life:

                        How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories

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Diane Gilliam

Dreadful Wind & Rain - Lyrical Narrative

Kettle Bottom - Poetry

One of Everything - Poetry

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Jewelle Gomez

Don't Explain: Short Fiction - Short Stories

Forty-Three Septembers - Essays    

Oral Tradtion: Selected Poems Old & New

The Gilda Stories: A Novel

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Rachel Elza Griffiths

Miracle Arrhythmia   - Poetry

Mule & Pear  - Poetry  

The Requited Distance: Poems

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

M Archive: After the End of the World   - Poetry

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

– Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Editor)

                     China Martens (Editor),
                                  Mai'a Williams (Editor), Loretta J. Ross (Preface)

- Anthology / Essays   

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity - Poetry

Marya Hornbacher

Madness: A Bipolar Life - Memoir

Photo Courtesy of Mark Trockman

Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps - Non-fiction

The Center of Winter: A Novel

Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power - Spiritual Non-fiction

Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) - Memoir

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Ginnah Howard

Rope & Bone: A Novel In Stories - Book 1 of Trilogy  - Fiction     

Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

Night Navigation: A Novel - Book 2 of Trilogy  - Fiction    

Doing Time Outside:  A Novel  - Book 3 of Trilogy  - Fiction    

I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class

- Non-fiction        

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JP Howard

Say / Mirror - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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Sonya Huber

Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir - Non-fiction

Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System  - Essays

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Mary Johnson

Unquenchable Thirst - Memior

Tayari Jones

An American Marriage: A Novel - Fiction

Leaving Atlanta: A Novel -  Fiction

Silver Sparrow: A Novel -  Fiction

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Daughters Of The Stone: A Novel  – Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Richard Stokes

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Linda Lowen

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back

       Amy Newmark (Editor)  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

Photo Courtesy of Richard Stokes

Hopeful Grateful Strong - Linda Lowen (Editor)

- Cancer Survivor Stories

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Joanne C. Bamberger  (Editor),  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

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Dara Lurie

Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution - Non-fiction

Marilyn McCabe

Glass Factory - Poetry

Perpetual Motion  - Poetry

Marianela Medrano

La palabra rebelada/revelada: el poder de contarnos

(The Word Rebelled / Revealed: The power to tell us)

   [Text is in Spanish] 

Compiled by Marianela Medrano and Miriam Mejía. - Writers Anthology

Rooting: Selected Poems [Bilingual] - Poetry

Ellen Meeropol

House Arrest: A Novel

Kinship of Clover: A Novel

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Tait

On Hurricane Island: A Novel

Yesenia Montilla

The Pink Box - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Ana Leiva

Kamilah Aisha Moon

She Has A Name - Poetry

Starshine and Clay - Poetry

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Anne Nelson

Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler - Non-fiction

Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris  - Non-fiction     

Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Ryan

The Guys: A Play

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Stephanie Nikolopoulos

​Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"

(w/ Paul Maher Jr.)                       - Non Fiction

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Elisabeth Nonas

A Room Full of Women  - Fiction

City of Friends: A Portrait of the Gay and Lesbian Community in America

- Non-fiction  

For Keeps: A Novel  - Fiction

Staying Home - Fiction

Story Workout: Exercises to Help You Connect to the Stories You Want to Tell

- Writing    

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water   - Poetry

Salvage: Poems  

Photo Courtesy of Cathie Berrey-Green

Chinelo Okparanta

Happiness, Like Water - Fiction

Under the Udala Trees - Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Kelechi Okere

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Bessy Reyna

Memorias de la Amante Infiel /  Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover 

- Poetry               

The Battlefield of Your Body - Poetry  

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Bertha Rogers

Beowulf: Letterpress / Limited Edition  

                  - Bertha Rogers (Translator & Illustrator)   - Poetry               

Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries

Heart Turned Back  - Poetry  

Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)  - Anthology

Suddenly There Were Leaves

  - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)

- Poetry & Prose Anthology

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Kat Rosenfield

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone - Fiction

Photo courtesy of David Charles

Inland - Fiction

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Sophfronia Scott

All I Need To Get By - Fiction

Love’s Long Line: 21st Century Essays

Photo Courtesy of Chia Messina

Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of "Dangerous Liaisons"  - Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Helen Peppe Photography

Elizabeth Searle

Celebrities in Disgrace: A Novella and Stories

Girl Held In Home - Fiction

Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed

                    Their Lives -  Elizabeth Searle (Editor), Tamra Wilson (Editor).

                                                  Peter Noone (Forward)                  - Essays

My Body To You - Fiction

We Got Him - Fiction

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Leslie T. Sharpe

Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing    - Writing

The Quarry Fox And Other Critters Of The Wild Catskills                                                                       - Nature / Wildlife

Evie Shockley

a half-red sea  - Poetry

Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry

semiautomatic - Poetry

the new black  - Poetry

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Martha Southgate

Another Way To Dance -  Fiction

The Fall of Rome -  Fiction

The Taste of Salt  -  Fiction

Third Girl From The Left  -  Fiction

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Blue Talk and Love -  Stories

Arisa White

A Penny Saved - Poetry

Black Pearl - Poetry Chapbook

Hurrah's Nest - Poetry Chapbook

You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened - Poetry     

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Yolanda Wisher

Monk Eats An Afro - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Mark Palacio

Peace Is A Haiku Song - Sonia Sanchez (Editor) and Yolanda Wisher (Editor)

- Selected Haiku, Essays, and Photographs Anthology

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Lisa Wujnovich

Fieldwork  - Poetry

The Lake Rises: Poems To & For Our Bodies of Water

    - Lisa Wujnovich (Editor),  Brandi Katherine Herrera (Editor) - Poetry  

This Place Called Us

    - Lisa Wujnovich (Author),   Mark Dunau (Photographer) 

- Poetry / Photography  

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