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.
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.
What a wonderful weekend we had! View highlights of our sixth great year of celebrating women writers.
The Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2018 was held on September 7, 8 &9th Our sixth consecutive year of celebrating the work of women writers in the town of Hobart, New York, The Book Village of the Catskills. It was a glorious weekend! enjoy these photos by Nivea Castro
Be a Participating Writer in The Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2019 September 6, 7, 8. In past years, organizers of The Hobart Festival of Women Writers have chosen Participating Writers through our own recommendations, as well as, from the recommendations of Festival Writers and Festival Participants. Since 2013, 58 diverse women writers have presented…
“And that is why, every year, there is a season
of sadness, the hurricanes, in Great Water. They begin as
thunderstorms off the west coast of our world
They follow the path of the bones.”
— Alexis DeVeaux
Some maps have blue borders
like the blue of your name
or the tributary lacing of
veins running through your
father’s hands. & how the last
time I saw you, you held
me for so long I saw whole
lifetimes flooding by me
small tentacles reaching
for both our faces. I wish
maps would be without
borders & that we belonged
to no one & to everyone
at once, what a world that
People are wont to read with their own biases and agendas that we cannot control, and having early readers who come from vastly different backgrounds and perspectives may help a writer at least get a sense of the types of issues that might be misinterpreted.
On September 7, 8,&9th The Hobart Festival of Women Writers will hold its sixth consecutive year of platforming and promoting the work of women writers in all genres. We’re excited to announce that two additional participating writers will read their work at Festival 2018.
Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers, an annual three-day weekend dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers will be held on September 7, 8 &9, 2018 in Hobart, New York, The Reading Capital of New York State.
I think “finding literary community” has been an important “success story” for Writers as well as Participants at The Hobart Festival of Women Writers. We have created community among the nearly fifty writers who have participated in the Festival. Participants who have enjoyed our craft workshops return each year to participate with Writers they have enjoyed in past years. We have certainly brought new voices for lovers of literature to hear and read. – Cheryl Clarke
“One of the things most meaningful to me about The Festival is the serendipity of meeting other writers and forming a lively literary community. I hadn’t expected that so many unique and stunningly talented women writers would come to our Festival. I feel my own writing has been enriched by the exchange with this diverse community of writers.”
— B. Clarke