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The Butterfly Effect: Be the Change. Live the Change. Love the Change.
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 >
6th Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers!
We are thrilled to announce the schedule for the 6th Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers March 12 – 20, 2016!
The Sixth Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers features 33 events celebrating the voices and visions of women writers of all ages and from many walks of life. This year’s Festival will run from March 12 – 20, with nine full days of events, many free, featuring nationally renowned and local women writers presenting workshops, discussions, readings, performances, and talks.
Early-bird pricing is available until March 1 for the special opening and closing weekends, which are packed with a rich array of presentations including notable authors such as Ruth Reichl, Jane Yolen, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Sheila Weller and Veronica Chambers.
The opening weekend will take place at Eastover Retreat Center in Lenox on March 12 & 13; the Festival will close at Hotel on North in Pittsfield March 19 & 20. Each weekend day includes half- and full- day event options, including several sessions and meals. Weekday events will take place at various locations throughout the county.
Visit our events page for complete listings and to register for ticketed events. Space is limited so don’t delay!
- February 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lean In with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, hosted by Berkshire Magazine Editor Anastasia Stanmeyer and Jennifer Browdy.February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- February 28 @ 2:00 pm
- March 5 @ 8:30 pm
- March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Advanced Study Workshop in Non-Traditional Prose Workshop led by Berkshire Community College faculty Julianna Spallholz and Nell McCabeMarch 10 @ 3:00 pm
- March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm