Rose J. Ford
Born and raised in Berkshire country, Rose J. Ford grew up reading the works of passionate authors like Roxanne Gay, Jane Austen, and Harper Lee. Inspired by these talented individuals, she began to write well before her teenage years and even nursed dreams of her bestsellers standing side-by-side with those of her role models. However, as she grew older, she encountered the same problem women creatives face worldwide; isolation from a support network of fellow writers that enabled her to express her thoughts and interact.
Her frustration over the lack of interactive platforms for women writers lingered for years. Fortunately, she stumbled on the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. She attended the second edition of the event in 2012 and was awed by the amazingly talented individuals she came across and the revolutionary ideas they shared. She has not missed any of the subsequent editions since then.
Inspired by the work carried out by the organizers of the BFWW, she created this blog to support writers who are going through the same frustration she went through in her early years. This website also seeks to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.
Mission And Vision
This website aims to showcase the distinctive ways the BFWW has inspired and encouraged women creatives to take the next step in their journey as authors and courageously express their unique thoughts. It also seeks to contribute to the festival’s work by supporting budding women writers through educational and inspirational content.
Women creatives can sometimes feel isolated, with no networking structure to interact, share creative insights, and celebrate each another. Platforms like the BFWW and this website aim to change that narrative.
We want to grow into a trusted online space with diverse content celebrating and supporting literary works from talented women while also inspiring the next generation of revolutionary authors. We envision a world where women no longer feel isolated because they do not have a collaborative space to have creative literary conversations.