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Artwork for “Shohola Falls,” by Michael Pearson

Readers & Writers Festival this weekend

MILFORD, PA — The Milford Readers and Writers Festival will take place from September 28 through September 30. Ticketed events (some already sold out) will start with the Friday, September 28 screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and a conversation with Mary Badham, who played the role of Scout as a child actor in the 1962 film; among the many others are feminist writer and activist Susan Faludi in conversation with Carol Jenkins, an Emmy-winning anchor and correspondent for WNBC-TV; and author and actor Alan Alda of M*A*S*H* fame in conversation with Suzanne Braun Levine, author and the first editor of Ms. Magazine.

Free events will also be taking place around town, many of them at the Pike County Library. Others will be at businesses; for instance the ARTery Gallery will host three authors. On Saturday, September 29 at 3 p.m. the guest is Michael Pearson, author of “Shohola Falls,” the story of Tommy Blanks, who embarks on a journey across the country that begins in Yulan, NY and Shohola, PA, inspired by the discovery of his great-grandfather’s journal describing a life-long friendship with Mark Twain. Kerri Nicole McCaffrey, Walpack poet, will be at the ARTery on Sunday, September 30 at 1 p.m., and Penny James, author of “Muffin,” an autobiographical account of a young woman who escapes the high powered world of fashion modeling for the wilds of Shohola, will be there at 2:30 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, visit milfor


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