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Written By Editor on 6/13/23 | 6/13/23


In celebration of a decade of the Festival of Women Writers in the Catskills, this annual three-day event will take place in the Hobart Book Village from Friday, June 16th through Sunday, the 18th, 2023 in Hobart, NY.


The 18 Writers scheduled to appear are: Venice Berry, Breena Clarke, Cheryl Clarke, Micharne Cloughley, Esther Cohen, Marina Antropow Cramer, Alexis De Veaux, Mary Johnson, Kathy Kremins, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Linda Lowen, Ellen Meeropol, Yesenia Montilla, Stephanie Nikolopoulos, Khaliah D. Pitts, Bertha Rogers, Jane Schulman, and Lisa Wujnovich.


There will be 13 two-hour Workshops and one six-hour Intensive Workshop presented by the participating writers who will help participants explore and hone their writing craft. Beginning on Friday, June 16th there will, one Public Reading per day, featuring three writers. Further details can be found at:   All Public Readings will take place under the tent outside the Hobart Village Community Center at 80 Cornell Avenue, just off Main Street.


In 2018, the Festival introduced an Art Exhibition of works by writers who are also artists. This proved to be a tremendous success and this year’s theme is “As I See It”. The exhibition will take place inside the Village Community Center and is curated by Tracy Jacknow, of MURAL (Mount Utsayantha Regional Art League). Works displayed are for sale, with 10% of the proceeds being donated to the Festival to help offset operational costs.


The Community Center will also be a venue where the public can purchase books of the participating writers


A public Flash Reading by past and present writers will take place under the tent from 4:45 – 5:45 on Saturday evening, followed by an open reception on the village park grounds.


We hope that you can register for this exciting event. Here are the details via at:


The Basic Registration fee of $110 covers the weekend of June 16,17, and 18, 2023 and includes participation in up to 4 two-hour workshops, 4 public readings, Saturday buffet lunch, and a reception on Saturday evening.


Please use the ticketing "Add-ons" feature to select your two-hour workshops. You may choose one two-hour workshop from each time slot. Workshop descriptions and information about each presenter are included to help you decide. You are not required to participate in every time slot.


Participation in a single two-hour workshop can be purchased for $30. This ticket only provides access to one workshop and the 4 public readings. Limited to one registrant.


A day-long Intensive Workshop will be presented on Friday, June 26th. It is available as an add-on for an additional $20. This workshop will run 11 AM to 5 PM and includes a boxed lunch. You will also have Saturday and Sunday access to as many as 3 two-hour workshops and 3 public readings, as well as the buffet lunch and reception. Purchase the Basic Festival Weekend Registration ticket for $110 and then select the Intensive from the Add-ons menu.


The maximum number of participants per workshop is 15 and registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  To watch a Video from our 2019 festival Follow this link:


Questions? Please email Julie Rockefeller:

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