About Us

The Millbrook Literary Festival began in 2008, inspired by Merritt Bookstore founder Scott Meyer, who sought to engage the local community, share his love of books and encourage writers.

Every year, the Festival features nationally recognized authors and promotes our talented local and regional writers, with panels that are accessible and interesting to all ages. See our video here. This year’s festival will present many timely, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining authors and illustrators participating in panel discussions, readings, and signings throughout the day at the Millbrook Library on Franklin Avenue.


Whether we prefer printed books, ebooks, or audiobooks, reading is not something we do strictly in isolation. The Millbrook Literary Festival brings together a vibrant community of readers and writers to discuss how what we read — in history, culture, science, politics, and etc — relates to our everyday lives.

2012FestivalAuthorSigningHundreds of people attend the Festival every year, filling the restaurants and local businesses with visitors from neighboring towns, New York City and from all over New England and upstate New York.  Together we celebrate the joy of reading and attract new people to the wonderful world of the written word.

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Contact: info@millbrookliteraryfestival.org
P.O. Box 1349, Millbrook, NY 12545

2020 Festival Planning Committee:

Cathy Morrell, Chair Festival
Nick Augustine, WebMaster
Mark Cassetta
Jan Egry
Sam Falk, PR Chair
Marian Grudko
Vicky Kelly
Alison Meyer
Karen Kaufman Orloff, Festival Secretary
Curtis Schmidt
Michael Sedgwick, Fountain Press
Tim Tocher, Children’s Program Organizer
Mark Vila, Festival Treasurer
Charles Weeden
Kira Wizner, Merritt Bookstore, 845-677-5857
Thomas Finnigan, Millbrook Library, 845-677-3611


4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I would be honored to participate in your Literary Festival on May 7th. I have filled out a registration form and have sent it to you. If you need more information concerning my book called Jackson and the Hot-Air Balloon, please let me know.

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  2. Tani Wolpert

    My 9yr old daughter heard about this festival through a teacher at Dover Elementary School. She is interested in knowing what it’s about, and if she can submit some of her writing? Please send me any information for her as she was very excited to hear this is local!


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