Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:00PM8:00PM
In partnership with The Mount, WordXWord brings several Northeast-based teams to the Berkshires for a gritty, high-energy, friendly face off ahead of their departure for the National Poetry Slam competition in Denver. Poetry Slams are spirited, yet friendly, spoken word "competitions" with free ranging styles. The audience is advised that this program may contain explicit content.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:00AM12:00PM
Villa I Tatti is the Florentine estate where the famed art historian Bernard Berenson and his wife Mary spent the first half of the 20th century entertaining the intellectuals of the day, Edith Wharton among them. In 1959 Berenson left his home with its magnificent library and art collection to his alma mater. Today the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is recognized for its outstanding scholarship and the vibrancy of its international community. Susan Roberts, Chair of the Villa I Tatti Council, will join us at The Mount to talk about her 40-year association with this cultural treasure.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:30 PM4:40 PM
Join a lively discussion of Wharton's literary legacy with one of The Mount's interpreters during Literary Roundtable! Special guest and novelist Claire McMillan will lead the discussion about her latest novel, The Necklace.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:00 PM5:15 PM
Three women, three writers, three connections across geography, experience, profession, and religion. Join Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer, and Emily Rapp Black as they read from their work and discuss the profound power of connection -- as friends, as writers, as mothers, and as women -- who forged powerful friendships after experiencing great personal loss, and writing their way out of it.
Friday, August 25, 2017 3:00 PM4:30 PM
From the fifties through the seventies, the Music Inn was the happening place in Lenox. Join us for a lively celebration of this unique piece of Berkshire history. Bring your story to share!
Friday, September 8, 2017 5:00 PM6:30 PM
Poets Vijay Seshadri, Rosanna Warren, and Major Jackson reflect on how poetry has guided and given them a voice during times of great social turmoil and uncertainty. Public discussion following.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents its annual poetry reading with selected works from the CATA Writers Workshop. These poems are funny, poignant, and reflect the unique perspective of writers with disabilities.
Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00 PM6:00 PM
Andrew Motion, former poet laureate of the United Kingdom, reads a selection of his work. The Independent describes the stalwart poet as the "charming and tireless defender of the art form." This event is sponsored by the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her "New York Times" best-selling biography, "Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life."


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