Thanks to Our Sponsors – 2012

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.

A warm thank you to our generous donors and collaborators, including:

The Berkshire International Film Festival, with special thanks to Kelley Vickery

The Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series, with special thanks to Ricky Bernstein

Gastronomica Magazine, with special thanks to Darra Goldstein

Orion Magazine, with special thanks to Hannah Fries

Quality Printing Co., with special thanks to John DiSantis

The Shopper’s Guide

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, with special thanks to Carla Oleska

The Women’s Interfaith Institute of the Berkshires, with special thanks to JoAnne Spies

The New Stage Theater, with special thanks to Nicki Wilson

Berkshire Women for Women Worldwide, with special thanks to Anne Harrison

Tupelo Press

The public libraries of Berkshire County


A very 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 2012 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is provided by the local cultural councils of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, including the towns of Alford-Egremont, Dalton, Great Barrington, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Pittsfield, Richmond, Stockbridge, Washington and West Stockbridge.



Also many thanks to our advertisers and supporters for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers 2012:



Hands in Outreach


Kilpatrick Athletic Center


The Mount


Quality Printing


Red Lion Inn


Shopper's Guide


Shopper's Guide


Thornewood Inn



Weathervane Inn



Weathervane Inn



Berkshire Women for Women Worldwide


Berkshire International Film FEstival


Cranwell Spa




Fiori Restaurant


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Berkshire Pulse


Berkshire Theatre Group


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bookstore in lenox


Gorham And Norton


guidos fresh marketplace


laundry line divine


Martins Great Barrington


Terrace Hair Studio