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Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 20, 6-6:45P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets respond to the SculptureNow exhibition on the grounds of The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home. Each evening will offer a different combination of poets and responses! All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

Accompliced

July 20, 7P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

WordXWord has challenged poets to step outside of their typically solitary discipline to create and perform collaborative pieces. All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 21, 6-6:45P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets respond to the SculptureNow exhibition on the grounds of The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home. Each evening will offer a different combination of poets and responses! All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

WordsXWomen

July 21, 7P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Featuring the voices of 9 women, spanning 7 generations and a broad spectrum of approach and style. Grace Rossman, Melissa Cairns, Dianne Olsen, Don’Jea Smith, D Colin, Liv McKee, Ashley Wonder, Hazel Glazer, & Nicki T All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 21, 6-6:45P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets respond to the SculptureNow exhibition on the grounds of The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home. Each evening will offer a different combination of poets and responses! All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

WXW Story Slam

July 22, 7P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Storytellers spin tales around the theme “unsaid” in a lively, friendly competition. All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

Housatonic HeritageBerkshire Taconic Foundation
Berkshire Gas
Mass Cultural CouncilCultural Pittsfield
Adelson & Company PC

Previous Events -


Previous years: 2018 Schedule 2019 Schedule 2020 Schedule

Live via ZOOM

Pandemic

February 15, 7:30P

Story Slam

Tales from inside the pandemic. It's been a long year! Sourdough, mask confusion, loss, and moments of joy - anything is possible as storytellers lay it on the line.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Live via ZOOM

Distance in America

Social, physical, emotional - poets step into the space between.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Words@Work #1

March 7, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


Cranium

or it's only in your mind

March 22, 7:30P

Missed connections and close calls. Poets chew on neurons and synapse to navigate the mindscape.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Words@Work #2

April 4, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


(Un)Intended Consequences

Poets Creating Conversation

April 19, 8P

Sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. And sometimes you do.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Words@Work #3

May 2, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


(Un)Masked

Poets Creating Conversation

May 17, 8P

Poets peel back masks - theirs or others - to reveal what lies beneath.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Words@Work #4

June 6, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


Juneteenth @ MassMoCA

June 19

WordXWord has invited 7 poets to create and perform responses to - and inside of - Shaun Leonardo’s YOU WALK . . . in the Hunter Center Mezzanine. Performances at 2, 2:30 and 3:30P. Free.