March 12–20 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

9 days, 33 events, 24 venues, more than 60 presenters  (Photo by Sandra Walker)

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The Butterfly Effect: Be the Change. Live the Change. Love the Change.

Monthly Leadership Circles for Teen Girls and Young Women

 

 

 

Next Rookwood Memoir Writing Retreat June 3 – 5

 

 

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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 >


Festival News

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!

Sheila Weller, Jessica Hazelton, Jana Laiz, Marilyn Oser, Carol Ascher, Alison Larkin

Sheila Weller, Jessica Hazelton, Jana Laiz, Marilyn Oser, Carol Ascher, Alison Larkin

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!

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WOW! Women of Words: The Magazine of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers


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Jennifer Browdy reads from her notebook at the July Lean In writing circle for women.

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The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers thanks our generous sponsors:

Keator Group, LLC
Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.
Embody Healing Arts
Sandisfield Arts Center
QualPrint
Pittsfield Cultural Council logo

Media Sponsors

Artful-Mind-web Berkshire Magazine

Massachusetts Cultural Council

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

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