During the month of March, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (BFWW) will host 58 events. The purpose is to bring women writers of all ages and from many different walks of life together to share their insights and, of course, to celebrate Women’s History Month. BFWW’s list of speakers, panelists and presenters is impressive and contains names both familiar and not.
This is the fourth year for the BFWW which runs from March 1–31 at venues all over Berkshire County. The Festival is sponsored by Bard College at Simon’s Rock with the collaboration of many other organizations. Participants include more than 150 women writers, those 58 separate events taking place at some 30 venues around the county. Complete listings and details of all events are available on the festival’s website. Most events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This year includes a special “track” within the Festival, entitled “Writing the Self, Righting the World: New Visions of Personal and Planetary Health and Healing.” Those events specifically use writing to explore the links between personal and planetary health and wellness, prompting inquiry into the intimate interdependence between our individual, social and environmental landscapes.