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2015 Festival Program Ad Rates

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 58 events at 36 venues throughout Berkshire County, with more than 150 women of all ages and from many backgrounds sharing their talents through readings, lectures, workshops, performances.

Your 2015 Program ad will be printed in the 5,000 copies of our glossy, full-color Festival Program, distributed throughout the Berkshire region.  The Program is pored over and carried around all month by the more than 3,000 people who attend our events.

Your web ad will be seen by the tens of thousands of visitors who check our website during February and March, as well as the hundreds who check in each week for more information on our year-round Festival events.


Black & white:

□   1/4 page $75

□   1/2 page $130

□   Full page $240


□   Color:

□   1/4 page $100       ($150 w/web)

□   1/2 page $180       ($230 w/web)

□   Full page $340     ($390 w/web)

□   Front and back Inside covers $500 (includes free web ad)



Your web ad will reach thousands of Festival followers.  Ads will be fixed on the Thanks to our Sponsors page, and will rotate randomly on all the other pages, including the homepage. 

Rates: $150 per month for half-page, $250 per month for full-page ads.

General ad art guidelines:

Full page ad: 4.5” wide by 7.5” tall

Half page ad: 4.5” wide by 3.75” tall

Quarter page ad: 4.5” wide by 1.875” tall

Black & White ads: grayscale mode is optimal

Color ads: CMYK color mode is optimal. Can be converted from RGB (web colors), but colors may vary

  • All artwork should be 300 dpi at print size.
  • EPS, .JPG, .TIFF, and .PDF files are fine, although for PDFs fonts should be embedded.
  • InDesign files up to CS4 are also acceptable, as long as the art and fonts are packaged with the design file.

Send ad artwork to graphic designer Anna Myers:

Anna can also answer any questions you may have, and can help with ad composition for an extra fee.

Checks should be made out to: Bard College at Simon’s Rock/BFWW2015.

Send checks to: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington MA 01230.

Thank you for your generosity in partnering with us on this exciting month of cultural events!

Questions about the Festival?

Email or call Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez at 413-528-7224.