Special Events

Following its first celebration of authors, books, and their fans last fall, Milford Readers and Writers Festival extends its brand  with a community storytelling program featuring authors and open mic segment.  The first of 2017’s ten installments was on Saturday, March 4t at the TriVersity Center (Upper Delaware GLBT Center).

This new offering, co-sponsored by TriVersity, is hosted by Milford resident Ruby Lynn Willis, a local performance artist. Curated for an adult audience (attendees/participants must be 18 or older), the program will include a storytelling Slam and an open mic segment for storytelling recitations. “A Slam is a creative competition.” explains Ms. Willis. “Each performer will be allotted seven minutes to tell us a story based on the monthly theme. The story must belong to the teller, be original and true. No prompts or props allowed. The audience will vote on its favorite piece and prizes will be awarded.” This format loosely follows the StorySLAM events hosted by The Moth organizations nationwide. Both published authors and novices alike are welcome and encouraged to participate.

(Photo: Shawna Rodgers - supplied by Ms. Kurtz)

(Photo: Shawna Rodgers - supplied by Ms. Kurtz)

May 6th 

Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

TriVersity - Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity @ 201 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337

Milford Readers and Writers Festival offers this new monthly opportunity to continue the conversation and promote creative diversity.

This month's featured writer is ANNA KURTZ.
Hosted by RUBY LYNN WILLIS

May's Storytelling theme is:

            WRITING. RECOVERY. POWER. LIFE.

Anna Kurtz is a writer native to New Jersey (but can often be found everywhere else). She has a Bachelor of the Arts in English with a minor in creative writing and concentration in poetry. After struggling with drug addiction and Bipolar Type II Disorder, she attempts to channel her words and experiences by dismantling the stigma associated with mental health and promoting self-acceptance and love. A lover of travel, distance running, and yoga, she uses these three interests to find balance and perpetuate learning in the life she's come to love and appreciate. 

The evening includes an open mic segment that welcomes those who wish to share original stories, ballads or odes.

$5 suggested donation.
Refreshments will be available.
 

June 3rd 

Saturday, June 3rd at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

TriVersity - Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity @ 201 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337

Milford Readers and Writers Festival offers this new monthly opportunity to continue the conversation and promote creative diversity.

This month's featured writer is: SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE
Hosted by RUBY LYNN WILLIS

July 1st

Saturday, July 1st at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

TriVersity - Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity @ 201 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337

Milford Readers and Writers Festival offers this new monthly opportunity to continue the conversation and promote creative diversity.

This month's featured writer is: DIANA WIENER.
Hosted by RUBY LYNN WILLIS