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WordXWord Festival @ The Mount

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

July 20 - 22

WordXWord presents a mini-festival of poetry, spoken word and storytelling at The Mount / Edith Wharton’s Home. Celebrating home-grown poetry and spoken word, as well as the work of visiting artists, festival events will be held outdoors taking advantage of The Mount’s beautiful setting and open spaces. All WordXWord events are free, however reservations are encouraged. Visit EdithWharton.org to make reservations and for more information.

Each evening is a "doubleheader" featuring a 45 minute exploration of selected pieces in the SculptureNow exhibition, followed by a "nightcap" including an evening of collaborative poetry (Tuesday), an evening celebrating the voices of women (Wednesday), and a Story Slam (Thursday). Audience is welcome to attend either or both events each evening.

New to WordXWord this year is the Wild Words Cafe orchestrated by Melissa Cairns. From 5-5:45P each evening all are invited to join in a very social hour. Bring your own snacks, catch up with old friends, make new ones, try your hand at a writing challenge, or just chill out! Plus a poetry-book swap (leave one and/or take one).

In the case of rain or inclement weather, events will be held in The Mount’s large event tent where proper social distancing will be maintained.

Funded by the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.


Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 20, 6P

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! Free.

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. Free.


Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 21, 6P

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! Free.

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. Free.


Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 22, 6P

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! Free.

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. Free.


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