True to the magnanimous spirit of founder Scott Meyer, the Festival is dedicated to engaging the local community, sharing the love of books, and encouraging writers of all ages.
The Festival has been organized with minimum expense since its inception in 2008. A group of resourceful volunteers do all the work; Millbrook Library provides the venue for the presentations; Merritt Bookstore arranges for the availability of books by participating authors and processes all book sales. To encourage donor support to the Festival and its important contribution to our community, the Festival has applied to become a nonprofit educational organization. The application for tax-exempt status under the 501(c)(3) category, submitted in early 2017, is currently pending.
The Festival’s mission is to attract nationally recognized and aspiring authors, nurture writing and reading programs for young people, and broaden our reach to the community. There are three important ways you can support the Festival:
– by attending author readings and panels throughout the day
– by volunteering your time
– by making a tax-deductible donation
Thank you to all the authors, volunteers and members of the community who have helped foster this tradition. We look forward to greeting you on May 20, 2017, at the Millbrook Literary Festival!