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.
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.
In the workshop, writers will detail an event through the five senses. Though certain events may feel traumatic only, they can offer opportunities for individual growth. This workshop will begin to open the creative mind for this growth.
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…
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.