Berkshire Festival of Women Writers events March 7-14



'Salmon in the Stream'

Kripalu presents, "Salmon in the Stream," lecture on writing with Julia Cameron, best-selling author, and writer of movies, music, poetry and journalism, 7:30 p.m., Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox; to register, (800) 741-7353.


Want to Be a Published Author?

Interactive discussion hosted by Carole Owens, with Julia Lord, Roberta Silman, Edith Velmans: Why do you want to write, and for whom? Finding answers to these and other questions will help shape and motivate craft. Stockbridge Library, 4 p.m.

Before I Forget: ‘Workshop in memoir making (or, How to tell a story that never stays the same).' Playwright, actor and singer Sally-Jane Sally-Jane Heit. Blodgett House, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, 7 p.m.


Return to ‘Little Women':

Multimedia talk by Iris Bass. Part autobiography and part idealized family life and marriage, the novel reflects author Louisa May Alcott's belief that women of her day had a right to pursue careers. Excerpts from Mark Adamo's 1998 opera based on the book. Mason Library, Great Barrington, 10 a.m.

Women, Creativity and Aging

Interactive discussion to help participants focus on the ways aging is helping or hindering their creative process: the content of their work, productivity, publication, mood and sense of community. Mason Library, Great Barrington, 1 p.m.

Your Genie Awaits: ‘How to Access Your Wisdom Through Writing' Strategies to begin or strengthen journaling practice. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, 1 p.m.

Alison Larkin Live: Internationally acclaimed comedian performs a sneak preview of her new one-woman show as a fundraiser for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Talk about autobiographical novel ‘The English American,' under development as a film. Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge, 7:30 p.m. $20; call the Colonial Theater box office at (413) 997-4444.


International Women's Day: Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series presents 12th Annual International Women's Day at Bard College at Simon's Rock: ‘Sweet Dreams of Women's Rights.'

A screening of the new documentary film Sweet Dreams, by Rob Fruchtman and Lisa Fruchtman, about women who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Bard College of Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, 2 p.m.


Celebrate Young Women Writers: Poet Lisken Van Pelt Dus hosts mixed-genre reading of work by writers from Monument Mountain Regional High School: poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Guthrie Center, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 7 p.m.


Stories from the Inside Out: Interactive workshop we will use movement and other creative arts to explore stories. Dance Studio, Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, 7 p.m.


WRites of Passage First Motherhood: Sex and Giving Birth -- explore some of the most pivotal moments in their lives, using writing prompts, discussion, freewriting and optional sharing. Sruti Yoga Center, 33 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, 7 p.m.


Writing the Wild Heart

Workshop led by Jennifer Young explores landscapes: deserts, forests, oceans, rivers, mountains. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, 7:30 p.m. Registration (800) 741-7353.

Speak Out and Speak Up: Spoken Word poetry workshop for young women, Railroad Street Youth Project, 60 Bridge St., Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

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