Who we are

From our most humble beginnings in 1985, when a group of writers gathered on the steps of the Old Town Hall in Pittsfield to discuss their writing projects, to today when writers may join any of our literary groups sponsored by The Berkshire Writers Room, our fundamental purpose has remained the same – we are writers seeking to help other writers in the Berkshires. We firmly believe what you give is what you get, so we continue to promote creative writing through our regular group meetings, special workshops, public access TV show “The Berkshire Writers Room Presents” and our magazine “Flair”.
In our infancy, we were known as Berkshire Artisans Writers Room and met on Renne Avenue. By 1993, we were incorporated as The Berkshire Writers Room but we did not attain our nonprofit 501(c)3 status until April, 2001. Since then, we have held our meetings in various locations throughout Berkshire County including Berkshire Community College, and several of the libraries throughout the county. Today our goals are to encourage creative writing in the Berkshires at all levels of talent and accomplishment. We are holding some of our meetings at The Frio Senior Center and the BOOM Room (Berkshire Organization for Original Music) at Crawford Square, both conveniently located in downtown Pittsfield. In addition to our scheduled group meetings, we produce a public access television show and we publish a literary magazine both of which highlight the work of our members and guest authors. We also sponsor specialized workshops on topics of interest to writers throughout the year.
For more information you may call us at 413-446-5996 or email bwr.information@gmail.com