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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 month-long 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 >
At the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, we’re always thinking about new ways to nourish the voices and visions of women writers in our region.
We are delighted to announce that our traditional Festival Program will expand in 2016 to include poetry, short stories and essays by our talented local writers. This glossy, four-color publication will be called WOW! Women of Words: The Magazine of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.
There is no submission fee, and the deadline is November 1.
Submit your work here. We look forward to hearing from you!
- October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January Memoir Writing Retreat
Join Festival Director Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., memoirist and professor of literature and writing, in a warm and welcoming weekend retreat for women writers at the Rookwood Inn, Lenox. The focus of the January retreat will be PEOPLE. Join us for a detailed and nuanced exploration of the people in our lives who have meant the most to us, as experienced through the prism of memory. Space limited; email email@example.com for registration information.
2015 Creative Spirit Showcase
After a very successful Book Expo in March 2015, The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is expanding once again! On November 22, in time for the holiday season, we will host Creative Spirit: A Showcase of Women Writers, Artists and Artisans. A select group of 50 women writers, publishing companies, artists, artisans and the businesses that love them will gather at the Berkshire Hills Country Club to sell to the public and network joyously with one another. Space is limited so, reserve your table today!
Jennifer Browdy reads from her notebook at the July Lean In writing circle for women.