Writers & Readers Festival

Writers & Readers Festival

Save the date for the next Writers & Readers Festival featuring Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.): April 4 and 5, 2025

Join us Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2025 at the Adelphi University Garden City campus for the second annual Writers & Readers Festival.

Join fellow readers and writers for two days of everything literary. Inspired and founded by Adelphi alumna and novelist Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), author of more than 40 works of fiction, including Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers and Aquamarine, Adelphi’s Writers & Readers Festival shares the pleasures of reading and writing with students, teachers, librarians, emerging writers, and the local Garden City community and beyond. Attendees are able to get an inside look at the art of writing and the business of publishing, and connect with fellow book lovers

At our 2024 festival, attendees had the opportunity to meet bestselling authors including Victor LaValle, Adriana Trigiani, Ann Leary, Mona Awad, Ada Calhoun, Liana Finck, Lauren Grodstein, Charles Leerhsen, Lisa Belkin, Kim Coleman Foote, Laura Zigman, and Alice Hoffman.

The two-day event included:

  • Panels and keynotes with bestselling authors.
  • Professional development workshops with literary agents, book editors, writing coaches and Adelphi professors.
  • Conversations with writers and publishing insiders about the art and business of publishing.

Here is what attendees had to say about the festival

“As an aspiring novelist, this event exceeded all my expectations.”

“Best book festival I’ve experienced–intimate but substantive.”

“All the talks and readings filled my soul—I felt energized, encouraged, and excited about my writing and teaching practice.”

“Each of the sessions was thoughtfully designed and intellectually stimulating. The festival was a testament to the power of shared narratives and nurtured the craft of storytelling.” –The Nassau Reading Council

Did you attend our 2024 Writers & Readers Festival? Please fill out this brief survey to help us plan for next year.

Thank you for helping to bring writers and readers together to celebrate our shared love for literature and the magic of the stories that change our lives.

Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.) New York Times bestselling author
Photo credits this page: Alyssa Peek

Festival Coordinator

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