Massachusetts
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
By the Way Berkshires

By the Way Berkshires is a 21st-century guide, a digital magazine in Western Mass. It’s a map made of storytelling and conversations. This is a rare place, open country with a rich creative life, and that energy is becoming known around the world — even in a pandemic we can still feel the pulse of it. I have loved this place and written about it for 20 years, as Berkshires Week editor in the Berkshire Eagle and as a freelance writer, and now I am creating the kind of exploration I have not seen anywhere else.

I want to find the places local people know — like the pub where a traveling theater company is performing live tonight, and the sugar shack that serves corn muffins with maple butter. That’s what I look for when I come to a new place. And that’s what I want to give you. Come with me and I’ll show you where I go on a weekend morning in the sun.

Why explore the Berkshires? Open country and open minds make a rare combination. Out here we have open ridges and a slice of the Appalachian trail, canoe trips on the Housatonic River — and we have the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, theaters that send plays to Broadway and museums that gather internationally known artists.

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I Have Worked With

  • January 2008 to June 2015

    I edited Berkshires Week, a weekly arts and cultural magazine in the Berkshire Eagle, wrting and editing stories, designing and laying out pages, working with a team of 40 or more freelance writers and exploring up and down the county and into Vermont.

  • January 2008 to June 2015

    I edited Berkshires Week, a weekly arts and cultural magazine in the Berkshire Eagle, wrting and editing stories, designing and laying out pages, working with a team of 40 or more freelance writers and exploring up and down the county and into Vermont.

  • Creative Business

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kate
Job Title/Position: 
Writer / Editor
Physical Address: 
Williamstown, MA 01267
Last Name: 
Abbott

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Media - Digital
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Publishing
Year Founded: 
2015
Populations Served: 
Families
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Media - Electronic Publications
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Community Arts
Publishing
Writing Services
Geographic Reach: 
County