Blast from the past, 3: Writing Lessons

July 19, 2009

This Berkshire Eagle article was published in January of 2005, right after Inkberry moved into our second physical space: upstairs at 61 Main, suite #223. (These days Inkberry lives in its third physical home, upstairs at Northern Berkshire Creative Arts, but back in early 2005 we’d only just moved upstairs in the Empire Building, into a suite of sunny corner rooms which looked out on Main Street and on the coffee shop.)

This article is an overview of literary goings-on around the county, including happenings at Word Street and the Berkshire Writers’ Room in Pittsfield, and Inkberry in North Adams. The lovely color photograph here features the painting of the inkberry bush created by artist-in-residence Beth Budwig in our first home.

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Blast from the past, 2: “A new chapter for the literary-minded”

July 19, 2009

This article was published in the North Adams Transcript on January 2, 2002. It features a lovely color photograph of two of Inkberry’s co-founders standing in front of what was then our new storefront in the Empire Building.

Here you can read about the impetus for the organization’s founding, and share our excitement about our first-ever physical office and teaching and reading space — the proverbial “room of [our] own!”

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Blast from the past

July 19, 2009

While cleaning house this summer, I ran across a trove of old newspaper articles about Inkberry. In the interest of preserving these bits of our history for posterity, I figured I’d scan a few and share them on the blog. Here’s the first one: a June 5, 2002 article from The Advocate entitled “From the erotic to the folksy — Inkberry has summer covered.”

That was our second summer in operation; we’d just moved into our first physical location (on Main Street in North Adams, in what had once been the Crystal Unicorn Bookstore.) Amazing to think that it’s been seven years! Anyway, if you’re interested in a blast from Inkberry’s past, the scanned article appears below.

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