Upcoming Events

Billy Budd in the Breadbox BTG Play!
Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Berkshire Theatre Group, Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead and Jana Laiz for this performance of BTG's adaptation of Jana's new book!
Right in the barn where Melville milked his cow!
Staged Reading of "Mumbet" screenplay at BIFFMA
Saturday, June 2, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Please join us for a staged reading of the upcoming film “MUMBET” at the Berkshire International Film Festival!  She could neither read nor write, yet with fearless courage, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman used the very words written by the men she served, “all men are created free and equal” to challenge the courts and sue for her freedom, changing the course of history, 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the true story of an unsung American hero who was truly a founding Mother of our country. MUMBET ~ One act of bravery can change the world
Jana in Ireland
Thursday, June 7, 2018 (All day)
Jana will be in County Tipperary with illustrator, Declan Kerr, talking to students about writing, Mumbet, Herman Melville, art and more!
Herman Melville and Pittsfield, Ballina Arts Center, Ballina, Ireland
Monday, June 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Jana will be in Pittsfield's Irish ister City, Ballina discussing her life in the Berkshires, Herman Melville and Pittsfield!

Past Events

Melville~Hawthrone Historic Hike up Monument Mountain
  • Sunday, August 4, 2013 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
Adams Agricultural Fair
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013 -
    9:00am to 7:00pm
Melville Unplugged Writing Workshop
  • Thursday, August 1, 2013 -
    8:30am to 10:00am
Lenox Farmers Market
  • Friday, July 26, 2013 -
    1:00pm to 5:00pm
IS 183 Writing Workshop - Write Your Own Story
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 -
    6:00pm to 9:00pm
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
  • Saturday, July 20, 2013 (All day)
Pittsfield's 3rd Thursday
  • Thursday, July 18, 2013 -
    5:00pm to 8:30pm
Author Storytime at Lee Library
  • Thursday, July 11, 2013 -
    11:00am to 12:00pm

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