Perugia Press
Celebrating poetry by women since 1997

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11 AM
From Zero to One: First Books and What We Wish We’d Known
Lecture and panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois

featured participants

From left to right: Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois

This event will be of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We’ll discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, postpublication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We’ll also talk about prepublication editing, researching presses, and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Although the panel will focus on life after an acceptance, we will have handouts that address the business side of preparing a manuscript. Panelists include a publisher/editor, poets, and a prose writer in various stages of their career. Discussion will be audience-driven—bring your questions! Afterward, the panelists and Perugia Press will have books for sale and will be available for some follow-up questions.
Miss Hall’s School
Centennial Hall
492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA
More information: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Festival Book Expo
Calling book lovers of all ages! The Festival Book Expo offers a special opportunity to mingle and talk with outstanding authors, publishing companies, writing programs, and booksellers in the Berkshire region, along with other related businesses and vendors. Join us for what is sure to be one of the most memorable events of the 2015 Fifth Anniversary Festival Season, complete with readings, children’s activities, raffles, and lots of great books!
Crowne Plaza Hotel
One West Street
Pittsfield, MA
More information: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Corrie Williamson

Corrie Williamson

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM
with Sandra Beasley, Kyle Dargan, Allison Geller and Chelsea Wagenaar
Virginia Festival of the Book
University of Virginia Area Program in Poetry Writing
UVA Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Gail Martin

Gail Martin

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Housatonic Book Award Reading
Western Connecticut State University MFA Program
Room 218, Classroom Building, Westside campus
43 Lake Ave. Extension
Danbury, CT
For more information, call (203) 837-8878

Ida Stewart

Ida Stewart

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center Lenfest Theatre
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA 19426

Lynne Thompson

Lynne Thompson

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Bridgewater College International Poetry Festival
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Carnegie Museum
Arcade Poetry Series
424 South C Street
Oxnard, CA

Frannie Lindsay

Frannie Lindsay

Sunday, April 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm
Brookline Poetry Series
Hunneman Hall at the Public Library of Brookline Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Date: TBA
The Big Tent Series
The Raven Bookstore
6 E. 7th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Gail Thomas

Gail Thomas

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Mount Wachusett Community College (North Cafeteria)
Gardner, MA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Athol Public Library
Athol, MA

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Forbes Library Community Room
Northampton, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM
with Floyd Cheung
Smith College Poetry Center
Northampton, MA