On June 24 author Karen Shepard will recall 1870, when Chinese labor was brought in to North Adams to break a strike, part of Ventfort Hall’s Tea and Talk series.
New words and old ones with new definitions are added to the lexicon by the “Brilliant!” American arbiters of the English language.
It’s been challenging, and it’s been fun, and as the 2014 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers draws to a close, another 18+ entertaining, provocative and creative events crowd the calendar.
Writing – and those who craft the words – can change the world.
As the Festival enters its second week, the pace of fascinating events does not falter.
With old friends and new ideas about to mingle with each other, anticipation fills the air for one of Berkshire’s most unique – and satisfying – events..
Make yourself comfortable in Edith Wharton’s drawing room and listen as the Berkshire’s women writers share their insights on love and Valentine’s Day.
One of the most interesting events in the Berkshires takes place as winter turns to spring as 150 local women writers come together to talk about their craft at 58 separate events that take place during Women’s History Month.
Begun in 2011, Made in the Berkshires returns again with a full program of music, theatre,literature and dance. Seen here: the Wanda Houston Band..
A treat for lovers of literature, Mary and Edith will bring some of the best known Berkshire legends together, live on stage.
Dedman received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for “The Color of Money” and comes to Ventfort Hall to talk about Hugette Clark, the subject of his latest book.
Nikki Giovanni will share the deep places and deep thinking she often visits when writing.