Writers & Books

Local Authors

The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.

Meet and greet with David Cleveland

Williams College Bookstore

October 24, 2017 4:00 PM - October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

David Cleveland signs his latest book, Times’s Betrayal, a family saga from the battle of Antietam to the fall of the Berlin Wall and a son’s search for his father

Poet Monica Youn

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Monica Youn, author of Blackacre, finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, reads from her work.

Poetry Reading: Kaveh Akbar

Bennington College

October 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Kaveh Akbar, poet, founder and editor Divedapper, where he interviews major voices in contemporary poetry, will read from his work. His poems have appeared in Poetry, APR, Guernica, PBS NewsHour, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Along with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, francine j. harris and Jonathan Farmer, he is part of the monthly poetry podcast All Up in Your […]

Tupelo Press

Downtown North Adams

An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.

Ephs Bookshelf

A listing of recent publications by Williams College faculty.

Dog Ears Book Barn

Hoosick Falls, NY

The stock of approximately 30,000 volumes is shelved floor to ceiling, and the overflow from the shelves creates tottering piles that you must navigate as you browse.

Writing Workshops with Julia


Explore the act of writing in a safe, nurturing environment; the only thing you need to bring is something to write with and a readiness to explore.

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Global Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump

Williams College

October 23, 2017 7:30 PM

What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change? talk with Robert Stavins, professor of energy and economic development at the Harvard Kennedy School

Object Lab Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

November 28, 2017 4:00 PM

Professor Nicolas Howe and students from Environmental Humanities discuss how culture shapes the representation and experience of landscape.

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Local History

Fall Foliage Train Rides

 Berkshire Scenic Railway

October 28 - October 29, 2017

Narrated rides on the Hoosac Valley Line, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. All trains depart from 98 Crowley St. North Adams.

The History of the Botsford House

Williamstown Historical Museum

November 11, 2017 11:00 AM - November 11, 2017 12:30 PM

Learn about the history of the Botsford House (the former town library) from homeowner, Cynthia Payne. A tour will follow the lecture.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Downtown North Adams

This urban park uses historical artifacts to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Arrowhead was the home of author, Herman Melville, and is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.


The country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French.

The Mount

The Mount is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, MA and features the main house, stable, gardens, and bookstore.


The Lincoln Family Home in Manhester, VT.

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

Brings the Shaker story to life. Events, exhibits, and daily tours for the whole family.

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Taste Trails

Throughout Berkshire County

Berkshire Farm & Table has created virtual Taste Trails for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.

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Schow Science Library

Williams College

Houses book and journal collections in astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, geosciences, and psychology.

Sawyer Library

Williams College

Sawyer Library houses the social sciences and humanities collections for the college.

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Children’s Center at Williams

Serves children infancy through pre-school five days per week. School Age Summer Program offers both full summer and short-term programs for elementary-school-aged children.

Pine Cobble School

Nurture creativity, curiosity, outstanding character, and a lifelong love of learning in pre-school through ninth grade children.

Williamstown Elementary School (WES)

Pre-K through sixth grade elementary school with approximately 400 students whose mission is to inspire a love of learning and to challenge students to grow in heart and mind.

Buxton School

A small private co-educational college preparatory boarding and day high school that stimulates intellect, cherishes diversity, encourages creativity, respects individuality, and creates community.

Mt. Greylock Regional High School

A public middle and high school in Williamstown that serves grades 7-12. Their core values are integrity, responsibility, and perseverance.

BART Charter Public School

A tuition-free, rigorous college prep charter school for grades 6-12 where every child is given the tools to succeed.

McCann Technical School

The mission of McCann is to graduate technically skilled, academically prepared, and socially responsible individuals ready to meet the challenges of the 21st centur

Williams College

Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts.

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