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Catskill Mountains Book Festival

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 New York 28 Mount Tremper, NY, 12457 United States (map)

It's back! Join us for our third annual festival to celebrate reading and writing in the Catskills.

Meet acclaimed authors and see what's new from local small presses; enjoy panels and presentations on the past, present and future of Catskills lit, and engage with local libraries, art and literacy groups to try your hand at creative writing, illustration, and bookmaking.

Event highlights will include master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of Rip van Winkle with a live performance of the classic tale; readings from Writers in the Mountains, Poetry Barn and Post Traumatic Press; Tiny Bookmaking and Tandem Typewriter Poetry with the Creativity Caravan, story recording sessions and silhouette portraits with Catskill Waters, and a lunchtime Catskills Tunes & Tales performance by Laura & Ira McIntosh with Henry Hermann on fiddle. There will be featured performers and activities for all ages - bring the family and spend the day!

Detailed schedule coming soon at