This mixed media piece titled “come on in” is one of five works by Lisa Barthelson in the Women’s Words Art Exhibit that benefits Daybreak. She is among 23 women artists represented in the show.
The art exhibit is part of the YWCA’s fundraising series Women’s Words Week, which features a Women Authors Evening with Tess Gerritson, MD, the international bestselling author of medical thrillers, including Harvest, The Keepsake, The Mephisto Club, Vanish Body Double and The Bone Garden. Two of her women characters are the basis for the new TNT series Rizzoli and Isles. With her medical background, Gerritson is able to translate complex medical science for lay readers. She also lectures at science education events and teaches a writing course for physicians who want to become novelists. Women Authors Evening will be hosted by the UMass Medical School Professional Women’s Committee Women’s Leadership Work Group on Monday, May 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room. Tickets are $30 and proceeds benefit Daybreak. Free parking is available. For additional information, contact Nellie Toney at 508-856-2467 or at Nellie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Women’s Words Week events include the Writer’s Workshop, which will connect evolving writers with writing experts and publishing resources. The workshop is hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kinnicutt Hall. Admission is $55 ($25 for students) and includes breakfast and lunch. Guest writers include Noah Bombard, Mary Bonina, Jan Brogan, Lora Brueck, Tom Campbell, Kimberly Newton Fusco, Claire Mowbray Golding, Janice Harvey, Judith Jaeger, April Jones, Ginger Navickas, Susan Rako, Eve Rifkah, Lynne Riley, S.J. Wolfe and Trish Wooldridge. On Thursday, May 5, Worcester State University will host the Women and Film Celebration, which features local filmmaker Laurie Kahn and her film TUPPERWARE!, a humorous look at a lost slice of American history. The event will be held in Ghosh & Tech Room at Worcester State University, with the film screening at 6 p.m., followed by a conversation with filmmaker Kahn at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information about Women’s Words Week, visit http://www.ywcacentralmass.org/events/womens-words-week.
Women’s Words Week is presented by Women Authors in New England. Jean King, PhD, professor of psychiatry, chairs the Women’s Words Week committee and is a longtime member of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts board. Women’s Words Art Exhibit artists Bayda AsbridgeTrisha Barry Lisa Barthelson Sarah Bilotta Carrie Crane Linda Dagnello Andrea Driscoll Donna Dufault Jenn Falcon Emily Harvey Marcia Lagerwey Nancy Madore Liz Mattarazzo Terri Priest Doris O’Keefe Michelle Sarkisian Susan Sedgwick Lorraine Starr Susan Swinand Sharon Smith Viles Cynthia Whoerle Agnes Wyant Marla Zeneski
Women’s Words Art Exhibit artists