MILFORD - Patricia Bosworth, the best-selling author of celebrated biographies of Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda, Diane Arbus and others as well as two memoirs about her own unusual and fascinating life will share her insights and experiences at the Milford Readers and Writers Festival on the morning of September 16. 

Ms. Bosworth will be in conversation with memoirist and journalist Martha Frankel, the executive director of the long running Woodstock Bookfest.  In what promises to be a lively conversation, these two authors will discuss – whose life is it anyway - how writing about your own life differs from writing about others and share their experiences interviewing and working with world famous celebrities.

Bosworth’s most recent book, The Men In My Life, tells the story of a troubled family in a troubled time - the 1950’s. It also recounts how, during the same period, she became a successful actress (Audrey Hepburn’s sidekick in “The Nun’s Story”) and acted with all of the greats of the theater.

Frankel began her career writing a column for “Details” Magazine, the satirical Knifestyles of the Rich and Famous about plastic surgery. Her funny and often poignant memoir, Hats & Sunglasses, about her family’s life-long love affair with gambling, was published in 2008.  She hosts the Sunday morning talk show Woodstock Writers Radio where she interviews literary luminaries.
 
Festival Passes

A limited number of Festival Passes valid for entry to headliner events on Saturday, September 16th for the conversations with Lee Child, Robin Morgan, Farai Chideya, Patricia Bosworth, Martha Frankel and Stephen Rubin, as well as the Friday evening performance of Love Letters starring Len and Heather Cariou are on sale at $150 per pass.

The pass also includes entry to the Sunday Science Fiction Panel celebrating Milford’s legacy in science fiction. Festival Pass holders will enjoy exclusive access to an Authors Cocktail Reception at the Hotel Fauchere, where attendees will engage with the headlining authors individually.

Tickets can be purchased at the EVENTBRITE LINK and more information about the festival can be found at: http://www.milfordreadersandwriters.com.  Individual tickets for the Science Fiction Panel only on Sunday, September 17th, are on sale now for $30 per person and individual tickets for Love Letters and each of the main stage authors conversations are also available for $25 each.

Free programs

In addition to the ticketed events, the festival also offers a host of free programming and events around Milford that are open to the public, including “Women Writing Their Lives,” “Ten Restaurants that Changed America,” storytelling and children and young adult events at the Pike County Public Library, “Artists Writing about Art”, “Triumph Over Trauma”, poetry, travel writing, conservation at Grey Towers, a marathon Twilight Zone episodes screening, beer tasting and Science Fiction at the Dimmick Inn, an open-mic event: “RAW After Dark” at Bar Louis, a “pop-up” bookstore, conversations and book-signings with local writers and more.
The Milford Readers & Writers Festival is a project of Pike Artworks, Inc., a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organized by a group of community volunteers from the Upper Delaware River valley region.