Welcome to the Sixth Annual
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers!
At the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, we’re always looking to expand our mission of nourishing the voices and visions of women of all ages and from many walks of life. Why is this important? Because the world needs the creative energy and vision of women now more than ever, and creative women need community to be fully activated and confident in their own work.
The March 2016 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers was a 9-day plunge into women’s creativity, with three or more events each day at venues throughout Berkshire County. Each day of the Festival unfolded with new riches, a veritable tapestry of women’s creative expression with a wide variety of free and ticketed workshops, talks, performances and readings, including emerging writers as well as prominent women writers new to the Festival, such as authors Jane Yolen and Ruth Reichl, as well as local favorites like Sonia Pilcer, Rachel Siegel and comedienne Alison Larkin.
We hope that you will join us in recognizing the value of creative community, which we cultivate and celebrate at our year-round events. From our free monthly Lean In writers’ circle for women, to our writing-intensive leadership program for teen girls, to our writing retreats, readings and networking events, we are constantly seeking to nourish and strengthen the voices and visions of women to make our community a more vibrant place for all.