Berkshire Festival of Women Writers First Annual Book Expo!

Book Expo 2015

Calling book lovers of all ages! 

Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA on Sunday, March 29 from 1 – 5 p.m., to see a showcase of more than 75 outstanding writers, publishing companies, writing programs and booksellers in the Berkshire region. Free and open to the public.

The Festival Book Expo offers a special opportunity to mingle and talk with outstanding authors, publishing companies, writing programs, and booksellers in the Berkshire region, along with other related businesses and vendors.

It’s sure to be one of the most memorable events of the 2015 Fifth Anniversary Festival Season, complete with readings, children’s activities, raffles, and lots of great books!

Mary Osborne

With special guest  Mary Pope Osborne in conversation with Jenny Laird at 11 a.m.  Tickets available here.

Special closing event: YES! Magazine co-founder and Editor in Chief Sarah van Gelder discussing her new book, Sustainable Happiness, 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge.  Tickets available here. 


Writing-Fire-Cover-WEBBook Launch of Writing Fire: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words, ed. Jennifer Browdy, Jana Laiz and Sahra Bateson Brubeck, featuring 69 authors from the Berkshire region writing about what matters.


1:15 – 1:45 pm
Ellen Meeropol
Jan Krause Greene
Pauline Dongala

2 – 2:15 pm
JoAnne Spies, Singer Songwriter, Sounding the River

2:45 – 3:15 pm
Robin Zeamer
Judith Nardacci
Barbara Dean

3:15 – 3:30 pm
Sean Vernon, Musician & Poet, Singer & Songwriter

3:30 – 4 pm
Grace Rossman
Sahra Bateson Brubeck

Carmen Maria Mandley

4 – 4:15 pm
JoAnne Spies, Singer Songwriter, Ecstatic Dances 

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Jennifer Holey
Rosemary Starace
Lara Tupper

4:45 – 5 pm
Sean Vernon, Musician & Poet, Singer & Songwriter

In the Ballroom’s Children’s corner:
1-1:30  Face painting
2-2:30  Readings
2:30-3  Face painting
3:30-4  Readings

Represented at the Book Expo:

Stephanie Abrams,”Nationally Syndicated Travel Radio Shows Travel Expert”

Ameriprise (Sherry DeCelle)

Heather Anderson

Michele Barker

Bellastoria Press LLP (Ann DeFee)

J. Peter Bergman

Berkshire Athenaeum

Berkshire County Historical Society

Julie Bishop

The Bookstore (Matt Tannenbaum)

Anna Bowen

Millie Calesky

Kathy Caton

Amber Chand

Jan Conn

Catherine Cullen

Maura Delaney

Carol Derfner

Laura Didyk

Susan Dworkin

Edna St. Vincent Millay Society

Keith Emerling

Jenny Fenig

Jenn Frederick

Susan Geller

Four Way Books—Michelle Gillett

Martha Goutal

Green Writers Press (Jean Cummings)

Jan Krause Greene

Anne Nadler Grosser

Hachette Book Group  (Catherine Cullen)

Alan Hayes

The Healthy Boomer Body Expert (Kathi Casey)

Cynthia Casoff Henry

Higher Self Yoga (Laraine Lippe)

Jennifer Holey

Sandra Howell

Jan Hutchinson

Inner Vision Studio (Karen Andrews)

Jordan Center for Creative Insight

Carol Kaufman

Diane Kavanaugh-Black

Deb Koffman Art

Jana Laiz

Kevin Larkin

Laundry Line Divine (Suzi Banks Baum)

Julia Soto Lebentritt

Amy Lindner-Lesser

Cheryl Ann Laturner

Leena Luther

Alison Marchese

Judy Marshall

Massachusetts Review

Deborah Mayer

Multicultural Bridge

Naugatuck River Review

Barbara Newman

Vickie Newman

New Life Chiropractic  (Kurt Schagen)

Novel Idea Book Purses (Lynete Cornwell)

Of-the-Essence Holistic Wellness

Anne O’Neil

The Orion Society

Marilyn Oser

Perugia Press (Susan Kan)

Sonia Pilcer

Prashanti Press, LLC (Wendy Lipp)

Zara Raab

Emily Rubin

Nancy Salz

Margie Skaggs Ceramics

Karen Skelton

Marcia Lawrence Soltes

Sarah Sousa

JoAnne Spies

Spontaneous Care Communications, DBA (Julia Soto Lebentritt)

Rosemary Starace

Steiner Books

Stockbridge Coffee and Tea (Abby Keith)

Storey Publishing (Alee Moncy)

Straw Dog Writers Guild (Ellen Meeropol)

That Scarf

Jessica Treat

The Troy Book Makers—Jessika Hazelton

Lara Tupper

Hester Velmans

Sean Vernon

Barbara Weisberg

Margot Welch

West Cornwall Publishing (Elizabeth Mitchell)

Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc. (The Mount)

Leslie Wheeler

Diana Whitney

Irene Willis

Ursula Wong