A Bumper Crop of Books

Join us in the Hobart Book Village for a glorious celebration of women writers. Our writers have published a stunning variety of books. There are story collections, poems, and novels. We are pleased to promote these new publications by our 2022 authors.

Welcome Festival Participating Writers for 2022

We’re already celebrating! Spring is here and The Hobart Festival of Women Writers is returning to an in-person gathering on the weekend of September 9, 10 & 11, 2022. We’re ecstatic to be able to return to our signature weekend of celebrating the work of women writers. We’ve invited a stellar group of Participating Writers who’ve published their work in all genres and styles. They will offer workshops, will read from their work and their books will be available for purchase. Join us in the Hobart Book Village for a glorious celebration of women writers.

Women’s History Month

Hobart Festival of Women Writers has, since 2013, brought together an array of writers of poetry, fiction, essay, and theater for a weekend celebrating the work of women writers.

Expanding Ideas: Words into Poems and Artists Books with Bertha Rogers

Before poets could read and write, they spoke their poems, and they drew and carved on available surfaces. When the monks began copying holy texts, they weren’t satisfied with words only; they began illuminating the manuscripts with both sacred and profane drawings and paintings. William Blake was famous for his poems rich with watercolors. What we call “outsider art” frequently features words and images. – B. Rogers

HFWW presents Winter Workshops

Three of Hobart Festival of Women Writers’ most outstanding workshop instructors will conduct special zoom classes.

A Tribute: Kamilah Aisha Moon

In shock and grief, the Hobart Festival of Women Writers Planning Committee offers our deep condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Kamilah Aisha Moon, who died last week.

Fall Workshops 2021

Announcing A NEW workshop with Breena Clarke:  How They Must Have Felt: developing an emotional landscape in historical fiction.  This workshop created and led by Breena Clarke is one of six being offered as part of the Hobart Festival of Women Writers’ Fall Workshop Series. We’re entering our ninth year of platforming the work of women writers…

Hobart Festival of Women Writers Virtual Flash Readings

In order to preserve our platform celebrating women authors, we created our first Virtual Flash Readings. Forty writers participated by recording themselves reading their work. The videos were combined into two seamless, beautiful videos by Jessica Vecchione of VECC Videography assisted by Amber Gray. These videos were aired via Zoom on Saturday, September 12th and 13th, 2020.

Announcing Festival 2020

We have poets, fiction writers, essayists, dramatists, and artists. Join us for this special weekend of readings, workshops, a public conversation and, of course, book sales.

Spotlight: Breena Clarke and Stephanie Nikolopoulos

Books symbolize a desire to preserve history, to dream, to create, to share, and even if I can’t read the language they’re written in I believe in their power. Though aspects of our cultures may differ, when we read we discover that we’re all looking to be seen and understood, to be loved, and to feel like our lives are meaningful.