The Mount in Lenox, MA is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton.
They are presenting events just about every day of the week throughout their season including theatre, music, readings, lectures, The Wharton Salon, and ghost tours. The Mount will host their 3rd WordFest September 19-21. This year, in addition to readings and poetry, they are bringing Literary Death Match to the Berkshires.
There is a lot going on and The Mount’s Executive Director, Susan Wissler, and Communications Director, Rebecka McDougall join us to tell us more.
Julian Fellowes, creator of the PBS smash Downton Abbey, received the 2012 Edith Wharton Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston on Saturday. But, he extended his first trip to the Bay State by one day to have time to visit The Mount in Lenox. We met up with him there and spoke with him about Wharton and his work.