PLEASE NOTE the due to snow storm THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED ONE WEEK to February 20!
Kate Abbott, Editor of Berkshires Week, wrote a beautiful article about this event, including interviews with some of the readers. Check it out here!
Join us for an evening presentation of heartfelt writing by six Berkshire women writers. Their views on LOVE will be surprising, engaging, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic. Not to be missed!
Thursday, February 20, 6 p.m. in Edith Wharton’s salon at The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. Free and open to the public.
About the Readers
Maria Black, Liv and August
Maria has been writing fiction for a number of years, publishing short stories in such literary journals as Indiana Review, The Sun, Gulf Coast and Seattle Review. She is currently a student in the MFA Fiction program at UMass Amherst where she teaches writing and is finishing her novel. Maria lives in Lenox with her family.
Mary Campbell, Looking for Love….
Mary is a woman’s empowerment and sexuality coach, ordained inter-spiritual minister and counselor, author and educator. She leads Walking Our Talk and sensuality workshops and trainings in NYC and at Sruti Yoga Center in Great Barrington. In addition she is a wedding officiant and works privately with couples wishing to deepen their heart and body connection. DiviningBeauty.com
Sheela Clary, Wantoks
Sheela was raised in Egremont and after many years away returned to the Berkshires to settle down. She is a teacher by training, a freelance grant writer and editor by convenience, and a home-educating mother by choice. Her writing goal is to create an essay half as lovely as a word by Marilynne Robinson.”
Lorrin Krouss, The Rocky Road to Happiness
Lorrin, a former legal assistant, was inspired to write fiction and memoir after attending the 2012 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. She is now an active member of the BFWW. Thanks to Suzi Banks Baum, one of her recent essays appears in “An Anthology of Babes —- 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice.” She lives happily in the Berkshires with her husband Andrew.
Betsy McTiernan, What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Betsy moved to Great Barrington in 2005 after retiring from SUNY Oswego. She works part-time at Simon’s Rock as a academic writing tutor for international students. She and her husband have overseen the care of her elderly mother since 2006–first in their home, then in assisted living, and now in a nursing home. Betsy’s been a journal– keeper for almost 40 years.
Grace Rossman, The Goddess Effect
Grace is a junior at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, concentrating in Critical Geography/ Political Ecology/Globalization Studies and Activism Through Performance. “Activated” by an activism class she took with Festival Director Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez during the fall (2013) semester, Grace developed The Belly Monologues website, concept, and workshop. Inspired by activists like Eve Ensler, eco-feminist theorists like Carolyn Merchant, and cultural critics like Slavoj Zizek, she believes that ecological, social, and psychological issues are most effectively addressed by honestly and unabashedly acknowledging what is. Currently writing the script for a multi-media performance she hopes to direct as her thesis project senior year, she is ready and eager to tell it like is.