Catskill Mountains Book Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10am-5pm
WEATHER UPDATE 6/22: Despite the rain predicted for tomorrow, all events are on! We are making slight adjustments to the schedule - stay tuned for an updated schedule or feel free to call 845-688-3369 in the morning to check the time of a specific program. All programs and activities are close together and sheltered under the pavilion or tents or in the CIC building.
It's back! Join us at the Catskill Interpretive Center for our third annual festival to celebrate the past, present and future of writing in the Catskills. Enjoy panels and presentations by acclaimed authors, see what's new from local small presses, engage with local libraries and nonprofits, and share your own stories of the Catskills. This year's festival will feature performers and activities for all ages, from storytelling and live music to typewriter poetry and bookmaking - bring the whole family and spend the day!
Enjoy Catskills Tales & Tunes
Explore the rich culture of the Catskills through local author panels and presentations, poetry readings, exhibits, and a lunchtime performance of traditional stories and songs from Laurie & Ira McIntosh with Henry Hermann on fiddle.
Celebrate Rip Van Winkle's 200th
It's been 200 years since Washington Irving completed the story of Rip Van Winkle, but the Catskills certainly haven't forgotten him. Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will kick off the Festival with a live performance as Rip, and surprises planned throughout the day.
Share Your Story
Engage in opportunities to share your own stories of the Catskills, from tiny book-making and tandem typewriter poetry with Creativity Caravan to silhouette portraits and story recording with Catskill Waters, writing workshops, nature trail journaling and more.