Highlights and Holidays

What a wonderful weekend we had! View highlights of our sixth great year of celebrating women writers.

Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2018

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

Call To Writers

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…

Hobart Festival of Women Writers Inaugural Calendar

“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

Announcing Festival 2018

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 Festival of Women Writers 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.

Spotlight: Cheryl Clarke

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

Spotlight: Nancy K. Bereano

“The fact that her prose was published exclusively by small independently owned women’s presses was both a result of the major houses’ narrow perspective and the fact that Audre Lorde’s prose, particularly her myth-shattering essays, was instrumental in framing a changing reality for many women, primarily lesbian women (a readership long dismissed by the mainstream publishing world). ” 
–Nancy K. Bereano

What A Time We Had! Highlights of Festival of Women Writers 2016

On the weekend after Labor Day 2016, September 9, 10 & 11th, the tiny village of Hobart, New York hosted its fourth annual Festival of Women Writers. It was an exciting three-day Festival of public readings, writing workshops, panel discussion, bookselling, book buying, food, and camaraderie. Hosted and sponsored by the six independent bookstores of…