July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Terrace at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$10 General; free for Mount members

Due to this afternoon’s forecast and likelihood of continued inclement weather we have relocated today’s reading of “A Gold Slipper” to the Stable. Please note: no food or beverage will be available for purchase. If you have any questions please call 413-551-5100 or email: info@edithwharton.org. Thank You.

Professional actors bring classic short stories to life!

Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount’s view-rich Terrace while listening to professional actors read short stories written by Edith Wharton and Willa Cather.

Both Wharton and Cather were prolific short story writers in addition to well-loved novelists. Their contemporaneous and parallel explorations reveal a shared importance of literary and geographic place. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase.

The readings begin shortly after 5 pm on the Terrace.


August 21st – “A Gold Slipper” by Willa Cather
August 28th – “Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton

This series is sponsored by Berkshire Magazine. Berkshire Magazine tells the stories and reflects the natural allure of our region, exploring the arts, the homes, the cultural treasures and the attractions with a local authoritative voice.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.