Upcoming Events at the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

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The Butterfly Leadership Program, led by Jennifer Browdy and Grace Rossman

Summer Intensive Aug 8–12,  1 – 5 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox

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Next Rookwood Memoir Writing Retreat November 11 – 13

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Nourishing women’s creative expression in the Berkshire region



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Building community among women of all ages and from many walks of life



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Celebrating the creative talents of women writers with an annual Festival in March, Women’s History Month



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Encouraging women to share their perspectives in the public sphere



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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.  Read more >

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Summer Programs for All Ages at the BFWW!

The momentum continues at the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers with a steady stream of workshops, readings, writers’ circles and teen leadership circles, all supporting our mission of nourishing and cultivating the voices and visions of women all all ages and from many walks of life in the Berkshire region.

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Register now for the August Write the Change You Want to See workshop or the Butterfly Leadership Program for Teen Girls. Join us!

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Butterfly Leadership Program - Summer Intensive for Girls Ages 13–18


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Sincere thanks to the Local Cultural Councils of Alford-Egremont,, Monterey, Mount Washington, Pittsfield, Washington, Lenox, Otis, Richmond and Sheffield.