J. Peter Bergman is the Executive Director of The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society (www.millaysociety.org) at Steepletop, her historic home in Austerlitz New York. He is also a free-lance writer and publicist. Living in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, his work can be found, on a regular basis, in Berkshires Week, the magazine section of The Berkshire Eagle and New England Newspapers, and in other publications. Many more of his book, film and music reviews and travel, food, and entertainment articles can be found at http://www.edgeboston.com (then search under J. Peter Bergman). His theater criticism is now a regular feature of The Advocate, published in North Adams, MA and can also be read at www.advocateweekly.com. His book of short fiction, Counterpoints, published in 1999, won a Charles Dickens Award in 2002. A playwright whose work has been produced regularly for the past six years, he also directs and acts and is the principal author for the recently acclaimed musical theater radio show, Up With The Curtain.His play, Maids in the Mills, is available for school and amateur productions. A former president of the Berkshire Writers Room, he is a proud member of the NLGJA.
(right) Portrait by Julia Edmonds of the artist, J. Peter Bergman. (click on picture to see larger)