The Butterfly Effect: Be the Change. Live the Change. Love the Change.
Nourishing women’s creative expression
in the Berkshire region
Photo by Sandra Jean W.
Building community among women of
all ages and from many walks of life
Photo by L. Najimy.
Celebrating the creative talents of women writers with an annual month-long Festival
in March, Women’s History Month
Photo by L. Najimy
Encouraging women to share their
perspectives in the public sphere
Photo by L. Najimy
About the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, a program of the non-profit Women’s Collaborative for Creativity and Leadership, inspires, nourishes and strengthens women’s creative voices by offering stimulating workshops and events year-round designed to encourage women and girls to engage with one another and their communities, and develop as creative leaders.
For the past five years, hundreds of women writers of all ages, from teens to seniors, have participated in the annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, held in March, Women’s History Month, featuring workshops, readings, performances and screenings at venues throughout Berkshire County MA and the adjacent Berkshire region.
The Call for Proposals for the Sixth Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will be posted in June–stay tuned!
The BFWW is a non-profit under the interim fiscal sponsorship of the Sandisfield Arts Center. Please support our efforts in any way you can–there are so many ways to get involved, from volunteering to becoming business sponsor or Friend of the Festival. We can’t do it without you!
The beat goes on this summer at the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with readings, talks, writers’ circles and more!
Dates to remember:
- July 7, Writing Fire reading at The Mount with Hope Fitzgerald, Anni Crofut, Barbara Newman, Suzi Banks Baum and Jana Laiz;
- July 12, Lean In women writers’ circle; the theme is “Spirituality” and the special guest will be Jessica Roemischer, author of In Duet with God;
- July 16, Writing Fire reading at The Whitney Center for the Arts with Lorrin Krouss, Susie Kaufman, Joan Embree, Suzie Fowle and more;
- July 20 – 24, writing-intensive Leadership Institute for teen girls and young women at Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount; led by Jennifer Browdy and college senior Grace Rossman
Get all the details here, on our calendar listings, and we’ll see you soon, at the Festival!
New! A writing-intensive Leadership Institute for teen girls ages 13 – 18, led by founding Festival Director Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., and college senior Grace Rossman. Build community, communicate your passions in writing and speaking, and develop the confidence to step out as a creative leader! Application deadline July 10.
College senior Grace Rossman will co-lead the Butterfly Effect summer leadership institute for teen girls.