A literary event: September 19-21, 2013
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Wordfest invites you to join a celebration of literature in one of the most beautiful settings in the Berkshires: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. This year, we are thrilled to present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand for a special public reading, and we’re extremely proud to be hosting the Berkshire premier of the internationally-acclaimed Literary Death Match. We can’t wait to share the fun!
Poetry on the Terrace
Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30 pm
On The Mount’s beautiful Terrace, six highly-accomplished poets—David David Giannini, Jessica Fisher, Mark Hart, Owen Lewis, Ellen Watson, and Charles Coe—will read from their published and current works. The readings will be free, and the café will be open for drinks and light fare. No reservations necessary.
Literary Death Match
Friday, Sept. 20, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm)
A highly-entertaining combination of literary readings and commentary, Literary Death Match has been performed all over the world to much acclaim. The Mount is thrilled to host its Berkshires premier!
Together with creator Adrian Todd Zuniga, The Mount will present literary and other luminaries—including Jim Shepard, Rachel Shukert, Brando Skyhorse, and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz—who will serve as performers and judges for this witty and fun-filled show. The evening will begin and end with time for the audience to mingle with the writers. Drinks will be abundantly available. For tickets, visit EdithWharton.org.
Reading by Mark Strand
Saturday, September 21, 4:00 pm
On Saturday afternoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand will read from his selected works. Followed by a book signing, the reading will be free and open to the public. To make reservations, visit EdithWharton.org.
WordFest at The Mount is made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, as well as a gift from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation. The Mount would also like to thank Blantyre for its generous sponsorship.
For tickets and more information, visit EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5100