Shannon Amidon Castille is Associate Director of Marketing & Communications at Berkshire South Regional Community Center. A Massachusetts native, she has worked in university relations and alumni news in Washington state and Hawai’i, and was an editor and writer for daily newspapers and a regional cultural arts magazine in Louisiana. She is an award-winning poet. Her M.F.A. in Creative Writing is from the Inland Northwest Writers’ Center at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. She lives with her husband and two boys in Monterey, Mass.