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 2015 we’ll be celebrating the Fifth Anniversary Season of the Festival in our usual style, with women of all ages, from many walks of life, sharing their talents through readings, lectures, workshops, performances and screenings held at Berkshire County venues from Sheffield to Williamstown.
Special events to look forward to include a keynote talk by memoirist Dani Shapiro on March 1; a special screening of Pamela Yates’ new film DISRUPTION with a talkback by the filmmaker, in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8; a Book Expo event showcasing all our Festival authors as well as local presses, bookstores and other vendors; a benefit performance directed by Jayne Atkinson-Gill on our closing weekend; and much, much more.
Please contact us to learn more about participating in the 2015 Festival–there are so many ways to get involved, from volunteering to becoming business sponsor or Friend of the Festival. We can’t do it without you!
is proud to announce the winners of the
2014 GUTSY GAL FILM AWARD
To be presented at
The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
March 21, 2014
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Cathryn Michon, writer and director – Best Feature Film/Comedy – Muffin Top: A Love Story
Introduction to the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers featuring Peggy Seeger, Sally-Jane Heit, Sharon Coleman, Barbara Dean and more.