Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Organizing Committee extends sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the Festival participants, hosts, venues and contributors, without whom this great event would not be possible.

2014 Festival Sponsors:

Bard College at Simon’s Rock, fiscal sponsor

Berkshire Magazine, with special thanks to Anastasia Stanmeyer

Berkshire Gas

Quality Printing Co., with special thanks to John DiSantis

The Shopper’s Guide

upstreet, a literary magazine, with special thanks to Vivian Dorsel

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusettswith special thanks to Carla Oleska

Sally-Jane Heit


A warm thank you to our 2014 venue and event collaborators, including:

The Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series, with special thanks to Ricky Bernstein

Orion Magazine, with special thanks to Hannah Fries and Jennifer Sahn

Berkshire Magazine, with special thanks to Anastasia Stanmeyer

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

The Women’s Interfaith Institute of the Berkshires, with special thanks to JoAnne Spies

The Mount

Miss Hall’s School

The Guthrie Center

Shakespeare & Company

The public libraries of Berkshire County

Thanks to Anni Crofut and the Wyomissing Foundation for a Family Grant to support the 2014 Festival, organizational development and leadership.  Special thanks to The John A. Sellon Charitable Trust, for its sustaining and generous contributions to our International Women’s Day and Berkshire Festival of Women Writers events for more than a decade, with particular gratitude to Mr. Michael Sellon for his unwavering commitment to promoting the rights and celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.

And with loving thanks to IWD committee members emeriti Vera Kalm and Zoe Dalheim, for their vision, leadership and lifelong dedication to the welfare of women locally and globally.

Major funding for the 2014 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is provided by the Local Cultural Councils of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, including Northern Berkshire and the towns of Alford-Egremont, Becket, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Pittsfield, Sandisfield, Stockbridge, Washington and West Stockbridge.

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers thanks our generous sponsors for 2014


Thanks to our Program Advertisers


Bard College at Simon's Rock


Berkshire Gas


Berkshire Magazine


Dewey Hall


Fairview Hospital


Guthrie Center


Gutsy Gals Award


Hands in Outreach


Haven Cafe - Bakery - Catering



Andrew Krouss, Long Term Care Specialist

Abbie von Schlegell

Autumn House Press - Bear Season


Belvoir Terrace

Berkshire Co-op

Cranwell Resort, Spa, Golf Club



michelle gillett + nina ryan

Donovan & O'Connor, LLP

Jay Wise, D.D.S.

The Jordan Center

Lorimer Burns Ceramics


Michele's Salon + Day Spa

A Seat at the Table: A film by Miss Hall's girls

Orkestrom Lange

Race Mountain Tree Service

She Writes Press


Stanmeier Gallery
Lee Rogers Photography


Movement Matters



The Mount


Shakespeare & Company


Sally Jane Heit


Shopper's Guide


Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire


Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts


The Print Shop at Berkshire Direct

Vlada Boutique

Whitney Center for the Arts

Women's Interfaith Institute of the Berkshires

Amber Chand


Anni Maliki Jewelry

Berkshire South

Castle Street Cafe

Crystal Essence

Daily Bread


Good Purpose Gallery

Gorham & Norton

Graham Dean

Guidos Ad

Images Cinema

Jae's Asian Bistro

Lenox Village Integrative Pharmacy

Littlefield Color & Light

Lori Levinson, Attorney

The Inn at Stockbridge

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Rose & the Sword

Music in Common

Northern Berkshire Healthcare

The Silo B&B

Suzi Banks Baum, Workshops, Books, Blogging 1on1

Terrace Hair Studio

The Floor Store

The Troy Bookmakers

Ward's Nursery

Wild Oats Market

Womens Peace Collection