M102 | Berkshire Magazine in Conversation |
Anastasia Stanmeyer and Guests


2:30 - 4:00 p.m.


7/17, 7/24, 7/31,
8/7, 8/14, 8/21

Six Sessions 

Anastasia Stanmeyer, editor-in-chief of Berkshire Magazine, will interview seven of the new directors of our Berkshire cultural institutions. These leaders have assumed their responsibilities in exciting—and challenging—times. They have met these challenges with innovative approaches and big plans for the future. Almost all of the discussions will take place at the host institutions, so you will have a delightful "tour" of the Berkshires as well.

The directors included in the talks are as follows: Kimberley Bush Tomio of Berkshire Museum; James Barry and Tara Franklin of Chester Theatre (the interview will happen at BCC);  Alan Paul of Barrington Stage Company; Nathaniel Silver of Hancock Shaker Village; Wendy Healey of Ventfort Hall; and Kristy Edmunds of MASS MoCA.

Anastasia Stanmeyer has been editor of Berkshire Magazine since its 2012 debut. She began her journalism career with daily newspapers, writing for publications such as The Tampa TribuneSan Francisco Chronicle, and Dallas Morning News. Then she moved over to magazines, contributing to TimeAsiaweekNewsweek, and Stern, among others. She was based in Asia for 12 years and has covered regions under major political and social change. Anastasia has interviewed individuals such as the Mother Teresa, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Annie Lennox, John Williams, and Governor Maura Healey, among others. She received a Political Science degree from the University of Kansas and has lived in the Berkshires since 2008. She was an MCLA Hardman Journalist in Residence in 2015 and sits on the 1Berkshire Alliance Board of Directors. She has lectured in area high schools, colleges, and middle schools, as well as mentoring students.

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