A Gallery of Readers
weekly writing workshops in Northampton, Massachusetts

For more information about joining one of the writing workshops, please email Robin or Carol.
galleryofreaders.org caroledelstein@


Upcoming Reading

Sunday, November 1st at 4 PM
Neilson Library Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
visit the audio archive for past recordings

Gallery Publications

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly Open
by Alice Barber

Book Release Reading and Signing
November 22, 2015 at 4 pm
Neilson Library, Smith College
Northampton, MA

Pre-order the book (paper format), $18.00

Blue Butterfly Open -- Moments From a Child Psychotherapy Practice
Alice Barber's collection of essays is for anyone seriously interested in understanding how children experience the caretaking adults in their lives. Ms. Barber is a psychotherapist who treats emotionally troubled children. She invites us to join her in untangling the disturbing, sometimes terrifying relational narratives that children persuade her to re-enact with them. Through this work, she finds her image of herself as a therapist, and as a person, shaped and reshaped.

Full List of Publications

You Can Always Change Your Mind by Linda Barnes-Aaron
After the Rain by Jonathan Wright
Nothing Brave Here by Joan Cenedella
Meet Jimmy Fox by Barbara Lucey
Ladder to the Roof by Brett Averitt
Lessons out of School by Susan Cocalis
A Gallery of Readers Anthology

An Introduction

For more than twenty years, Carol Edelstein and Robin Barber have led writing workshops in Northampton, MA, and sponsored an accompanying reading series for participants of the workshops.

In 2011, A Gallery of Readers became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, with the mission to stimulate interest in, and access to, literature written by emerging creative writers. The association conducts educational workshops for writers, develops and promotes opportunities to enlarge the audience for their art; publishes books and broadsides; and ensures access to such opportunities inclusively without restrictions based on gender, orientation, age, education, or income levels; and to perform any other acts necessary to achieving these goals.