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The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Arrives March 12-20 [Berkshire on Stage]

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

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The month of March in the Berkshires is known for maple syrup, as the sap starts flowing in our beautiful forests. But there have been other kinds of creative juices rising in these hills every March since 2010. The Berkshires is also known for celebrating Women’s History month with an outpouring of women’s creative voices and visions, thanks to the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, now in its sixth year.

This year, BFWW presents a new conference-style festival, offering 33 events beginning on Saturday (March 12). For nine full days more than 60 nationally renowned and local women writers will present workshops, discussions, readings, performances and talks. Many events are free, although some do require pre-registration and tickets.

Among this year’s featured presenters are the young adult authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, a mother-daughter team, as well as the celebrated food writer and restaurant critic, Ruth Reichl, who will give a brunch talk on Saturday, March 19 at Hotel on North in Pittsfield. Other popular Berkshire writers include Laura Didyk, Lara Tupper, Sonia Pilcer, Alison Larkin and many more.

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To Observe Int’l Women’s Day BFWW Will Screen “Disruption” @ Bard-Simon’s Rock [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will observe International Women’s Day with a screening of Pamela Yates’ newest film, “Disruption,” at 2pm on Sunday (March 8) at the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. The screening is co-presented by the Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series. The filmmaker will be on hand to discuss the film, and a reception sponsored by Ameriprise Financial will follow the film.

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As Berkshire Women Writers Fest Wraps Up, Secrets, Stories, Awards Revealed [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Festival of Women Writers

By Judith Nardacci

Today (Monday, March 24), 7pm
Creating a Positive Future with the Alphabet of Vibration
Workshop led by Analesa Rose Berg
Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main Street, Lenox

This workshop begins with the premise that creating a future where we honor one another and the earth is possible. What is the new vision? What do we need to release to make room for new ways of being to take place? How do we do that together? The Alphabet of Vibration, an art series created by Analesa Rose Berg, combines Hebrew letters with symbols to serve as prompts to write, draw, or dance what we see, feel, or hear.

Tuesday (March 25), 6:30pm
A Celebration of the Next Generation of Young Women Writers
Hosted by Emily Pulfer-Terino with Olivia Gomez and Anna Durning
Miss Hall’s School, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

This event features creative non-fiction and personal essays by Miss Hall’s students and other high school-age girls in Berkshire County. Participants will be selected by the hosts.

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Peggy Seeger, Poetry & Publishing Highlight Week 3 of Berkshire Festival of Women Writers [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

During the month of March, 2014, the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (BFWW) is hosting 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.

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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers – Week Two [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers  - Week Two

The second week of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers continues to explore the literary terrain. 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.

Today (Monday, March 10)
Meeting On the Bridge
Reading and discussion hosted by Gwendolyn VanSant and Kate Abbott, with Multicultural BRIDGE “On the Bridge” columnists for The Berkshire Eagle
Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, MA, 7 p.m.
For more than two years, Gwendolyn VanSant of Multicultural BRIDGE and Kate Abbott, Editor of Berkshires Week, have collaborated on “On the Bridge,” a regular column in the magazine which allows Berkshire residents from all over the world to tell their stories. Celebrate the richness of the people around us with “On the Bridge” writers Siobahn Connally, Elizabeth Blackshine and Margot Welch.

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Women Writers Fest to Feature Gloria Steinem, Susan Dworkin, Peggy Seeger, Amber Chand, Dozens More [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Gloria Steinem, Susan Dworkin and Peggy Seeger

Gloria Steinem, Susan Dworkin and Peggy Seeger

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.

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