Saturday started off with a talk at the Stockbridge Library by author Lisa Greenwald on writing for the tween audience.

Lisa Greenwald

Teens Michelena Mastrianni and Emilee Logan enjoyed the presentation.



Later in the day, a power group of women took the stage at Bard College at Simon’s Rock for the kick-off of a new series, Radio2Women Talks, hosted by Serene Mastrianni.  The room was packed with about 100 people, to hear Evelyn Resh, Joanna Krotz, Sheila Keator and Diane Patrick share their perspectives on what it takes to be a woman of power, and what obstacles get in the way of achieving that goal.

First Lady of Massachusetts Diane Patrick and host Serene Mastrianni


Evelyn Resh

Joanna Krotz

Sheila Keator and Serene

Young women from the Rites of Passage program, organized by Shirley Edgerton, pose with the speakers