3rd Annual Catskill Mountains Book Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10am-5pm 

 

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 literacy groups, and share your own stories of the Catskills.  
There will be featured performers and activities for all ages, from storytelling and live music to typewriter poetry and bookmaking - bring the family and spend the day! 

 Laurie & Ira McIntosh will perform with Henry Hermann

Laurie & Ira McIntosh will perform with Henry Hermann

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. 

 Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will appear as Rip van Winkle

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will appear as Rip van Winkle

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. 

 Creativity Caravan will offer Tandem Typewriter Poetry 

Creativity Caravan will offer Tandem Typewriter Poetry 

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. 

 

NEW! Kids - enter our bookmark contest! Download the guidelines & entry form here. Deadline to enter is June 8. 

 

Detailed schedule coming soon. For more information or to inquire about presenting or exhibiting, please email info@catskillcenter.org or call 845-688-3369.