Lectures 2013


Kripalu presents: Salmon in the Stream: A Lecture on Writing By Julia Cameron ~ March 7, 2013

Thursday, March 7
Kripalu presents:
Salmon in the Stream: A Lecture on Writing
By Julia Cameron
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, 7:30 p.m.
$25 admission. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 800-741-7353.

Julia Cameron, best-selling author of The Artist’s Way and more than thirty other books, shares her insights on writing and the tools she has used in her own three-decade career, during which she has also written movies, music, poetry, and journalism, and sold more than four million copies of her books worldwide.

Julia Cameron is the author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Artist’s Way; The Vein of Gold; The Right to Write; The Sound of Paper; Walking in This World, Finding Water; and her most recent work, The Prosperous Heart, her best-selling book on the creative process. A songwriter, memoirist, novelist, award-winning playwright, and poet, she has extensive credits in film, television, and theater.

See all four Kripalu Festival events here.


Return to Little Women ~ March 9, 2013

Saturday, March 9
Return to Little Women
A multimedia lecture presented by Iris Bass
Mason Library, Great Barrington, 10 a.m.–noon

Sometimes we find great richness in exploring our own backyard. Such is the case with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Many have not gone back to this classic story since reading it as a child, not realizing the degree to which the character of Jo reflects feminist writer Alcott’s fervent belief that women of her day had the right to pursue careers. Written in Concord, MA, in 1868–69, the novel is both autobiographical and an idealization of the grounded family life and loving marriage that Alcott never had.

Published author Iris Bass, who for four years presented the “Words before Music” opera­literature series at Lee Library, will take readers on a literary journey back to this seminal work while also moving forward to American composer Mark Adamo’s 1998 opera based on Little Women, using excerpts from its audio recording.  www.markadamo.com/little-women





Women, Creativity & Aging ~ March 9, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Women, Creativity & Aging
Hosted by Sondra Zeidenstein
Mason Library, Great Barrington, 1–3 p.m.

This interactive discussion, led by octogenarian Sondra Zeidenstein, will help participants focus on the way aging is helping or hindering their creative process: the content of their work, their productivity, their publication, their mood, their sense of community.

Sondra Zeidenstein
 is a poet and publisher of Chicory Blue Press, a feminist press dedicated to publishing poetry by women over the age of seventy. She has a PhD in literature from Columbia University. Now eighty, she is committed to helping artists explore the ageism in our culture: how we have internalized it, and how we can overcome it in our creative lives. She has been writing about and leading discussions on the topic of creativity and age for many years. The first book her press published was A Wider Giving: Women Writing After a Long Silence.  www.chicorybluepress.com


R2W Talks: Interviews with Powerful Women ~ March 16, 2013

Saturday, March 16
R2W Talks: Interviews with Powerful Women
Hosted by Serene Mastrianni with special guests Sheila Keator, Joanna L. Krotz, Diane Patrick and Evelyn Resh
Kellogg Music Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 1–3 p.m.
Admission $25, to benefit WBCR-LP, 97.7 FM, Berkshire Community Radio (free for students)
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance at radio2women.brownpapertickets.com

Join award-winning radio host Serene Mastrianni for a series of intense interviews with women experts, including Sheila Keator on Women in Finance, Joanna L. Krotz on Women in Philanthropy, Diane Patrick on Women and Empowerment, and Evelyn Resh on Women in Touch. The interviews will be followed by a Q&A session.

Serene Mastrianni is cohost and cofounder of Radio2Women, a radio show focusing on women’s issues, broadcast twice weekly from the studios of WBCR-LP, 97.7 FM, Great Barrington, and podcasts widely on the web. The mission of Radio2Women is to entertain, inform, and empower. In 2012, the show celebrated its sixth year on the air, with more than ten thousand podcasts downloaded.   www.radio2women.com

As the founder of Keator Group, LLC, and with more than thirty years of experience in the investment industry, Sheila Keator devotes her time to helping clients define and achieve business and investment objectives. She sits on the Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MBA program and serves on the board of directors of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Newman Centerwww.thekeatorgroup.wfadv.com

Joanna L. Krotz is the author of Making Philanthropy Count: How Women Are Changing the World; The Guide to Intelligent Giving: Make A Difference in the World-and in Your Own Life; and coauthor of The Microsoft Small Business Kit, a 500-page guide to entrepreneurship. Joanna also runs Muse2Muse Productions, a custom content provider.  www.joannakrotz.com

First Lady of Massachusetts Diane Patrick has her own record of excellence and distinguished professional and public service. A lawyer, teacher, mother, and active member of her community, Mrs. Patrick has served on the boards of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Jane Doe, Inc., and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, among others. Currently, she serves on the board of the Posse Foundation and as an overseer at the Epiphany School. Mrs. Patrick has also been an outspoken advocate in the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to end domestic violence. She has been actively engaged with families, agencies, and law enforcement to support victims as well as to identify and to address the root causes of domestic abuse.  First Lady Diane Patrick, Governor’s website

Evelyn Resh, MPH, CNM, is a sexuality counselor, author, and nurse-midwife with over twenty years of experience in clinical practice. Her first book, The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk About but Your Daughter Needs to Know (Hay House, 2009), takes a distinctly sex-positive view of teenage girls and sex. Her second book, Women, Sex, Power, and Pleasure; Getting the Life (and Sex) You Want, will be released March 2013. She has been a contributing writer for www.Oprah.com and the Huffington Post and is the director of sexuality programming and counseling for Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.   www.evelynresh.com