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Despite residing in nearby South Deerfield, poet Patrick Donnelly wasn't all that familiar with Berkshire County before being awarded the 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency, which includes a six-month stay … more
PITTSFIELD — Education. Gender. Race.The themes for WordXWord's first three Poets Creating Conversation series events haven't been light fare by any means. That's because WordXWord has an … more
"Julia Child," a Penguin Lives short biography by Laura Shapiro, left the author hungry to pen more about the famous chef."Julia's one of the most interesting, lovable, terrific people to write about … more
Pittsfield native Norma Kirby, who writes under the name D. J. Milne, has diverse interests."If you ever want to know anything about trains or mediumship or witchcraft, please look me up," she … more
"Rattlesnake Hill: A Berkshire Hilltown Mystery," by New Marlborough author Leslie Wheeler, begins, as sometimes Berkshire stories will, when people come to visit, often with a particular project in … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A man lies awake — gets up to walk. He remembers sharing a room with his brother when they were boys, his brother reading by nightlight and the sound of his breathing. He … more
Patrick Donnelly's second book of poetry, "Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin," is one of those bracingly honest, yet so immensely refreshing, volumes of poetry. We are not asked to wallow in … more
Sheffield resident Hester Velmans has written children's books before ("Isabel of the Whales," "Jessaloup's Song"). But her latest work, "Slipper" (Van Horton Books, $16.95), uses a tale, … more
Author Allegra Goodman has range. Her six novels and two story collections examine, among other subject matter, art, religion and science. The last of these topics will bring Goodman to the … more
One of our greatest Berkshire treasures is Herman Melville, who wrote what is perhaps the greatest American novel, "Moby-Dick," right at Arrowhead on Holmes Road in Pittsfield. But we may never have … more
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