The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, in keeping with its mission of encouraging women and girls to creatively engage with one another and their communities, and to develop as writers and leaders, will be sponsoring a week-long Leadership Institute for Teen Girls and Young Women July 20-24, 2015.
Application deadline July 10. Visit http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/event/the-butterfly-effect-be-the-change-live-the-change-love-the-change/ for more more information
A poetry/human sculpture performance by participants in "The Butterfly Effect" Leadership Intensive for Young Women in July 2015 at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, MA. The piece combines words from lists made by participants at the beginning of the week. The goal was to illustrate the many steps involved in personal transformation, from recognizing negative thoughts and feelings to identifying more positive ones, to embodying positive thoughts and feelings to joining forces with others to create change. This was part of the presentation made to friends and family at the conclusion of the week-long intensive. For more information on bringing this program to your community, visit http://www.berkshirewomenwriters.org.
A special women’s edition of Deb Koffman's In Words Out Words (IWOW), a monthly open mic for storytellers, poets, musicians, and performers, provides a vibrant, supportive platform for women writers to perform or read their own work: poetry, stories, songs. The house was full with people, laughs, and tears!
**We welcome your support for BFWW! Donations will enable us to continue to offer more live and multimedia productions. You are invited to make a donation at http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/about-the-festival/donations/.