Behind-the-Scenes with Author of The Little Book of Feminist Saints Julia Pierpont and Editor Caitlin McKenna

May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Drawing Room at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$10 general; free for Mount members

Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the publishing world, join New York Times bestselling author Julia Pierpont alongside her editor Caitlin McKenna as they discuss Julia’s latest work The Little Book of Feminist Saints, a luminous work illustrated by artist Manjit Thapp. Together they match short biographies with stunning portraits of one hundred exceptional women throughout history—including:

Maya Angelou • Jane Austen • Rachel Carson • Shirley Chisholm • Marie Curie & Irène Joliot Curie • Isadora Duncan • Amelia Earhart • Artemisia Gentileschi • Grace Hopper • Dolores Huerta • Frida Kahlo • Billie Jean King • Audre Lorde • Wilma Mankiller • Toni Morrison • Michelle Obama • Sandra Day O’Connor • Sally Ride • Eleanor Roosevelt • Nina Simone • Gloria Steinem • Kanno Sugako • Harriet Tubman • Mae West • Virginia Woolf • Malala Yousafzai

Julia Pierpont is the author of the New York Times bestseller Among the Ten Thousand Things, winner of the Prix Fitzgerald in France. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the MFA program at New York University. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica. She lives and teaches in New York.

Caitlin McKenna is a senior editor at Random House, where she works with writers including Julia Pierpont, Teju Cole, Calvin Trillin, Ronald C. White, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Sam Graham-Felsen, and the Estates of Shirley Jackson, Kurt Vonnegut, W.G. Sebald, and Jane Jacobs.

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We would like to thank Hilton Garden Inn Lenox for their generous donation and support of this event.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email,, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.