Nourishing women’s creative expression
in the Berkshire region

Photo by L. Najimy.

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 Lee Rogers.

Encouraging women to share their perspectives in the public sphere

Photo by L. Najimy

About the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

The annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is a collaborative, multi-venue event sponsored by Bard College at Simon’s Rock with many local partners, celebrated county-wide in the month of March, Women’s History Month.

In 2014, the Fourth Annual Festival featured more than 150 women of all ages and from many backgrounds, sharing their talents through readings, lectures, workshops, performances and screenings held at 36 Berkshire County venues from Sheffield to Williamstown. All 58 Festival events were open to the public and most were free, thanks to the generosity of our participants, venues, donors and collaborators.

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Get involved in the 2015 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Now it’s your turn!
The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers invites submissions from women writers

Event proposals are invited for a special track within the broader Festival, “Seeking Balance…Personal, Political, Planetary,” along with  general proposals for readings, lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings of, by and for women writers from the Berkshires region.It’s time to sharpen your pencils and think ahead to next March, when the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will again be brightening up the Berkshires!
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