Come visit western Massachusetts this July for the inaugural Berkshire Wordfest, taking place at Edith Wharton’s summer home, The Mount. According to the website: “Berkshire WordFest is a celebration of words and ideas in one of the most beautiful settings in the Berkshires. Organized by The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic home and gardens, WordFest brings together acclaimed writers and passionate readers for talks, readings, conversations, and discovery. Berkshire WordFest is a festival of contemporary writers in the timeless spirit of Edith Wharton and the many other authors who have made the Berkshires their home.”
This literary festival takes place July 23-25, and brings together acclaimed authors such as Susan Orlean, Francine Prose, Dani Shapiro, Simon Winchester, and poet Lawrence Raab. On July 24th, from 2-3 pm, Jim will be interviewed by WAMC’s Joe Donahue. Here are the details:
Humor, thrills, virtuosic writing: genre-bending novelist Jim Shepard (Like You’d Understand, Anyway) delivers! Shepard joins Joe Donahue, host of WAMC’s The Roundtable and The Book Show, for conversation about deep books on dark subjects and the art of writing the teenage mind. Booksigning follows. Tickets are $25; $20 for Mount members.
We can’t think of a more beautiful place to spend some time with a truly wonderful group of writers. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the Berkshire Wordfest website.