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