True Conversations with Lisa Gornick

August 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Stable at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$20 General; $15 Members

Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Lisa Gornick, author of critically acclaimed,  The Peacock Feast. Asking questions not typically asked of women writers, Pitlor will get to the core of what it means to be a fiction author today. This will not be your standard book talk!

The Peacock Feast has been called “one of those rare books that feels both grand and intimate… An encouraging and impressive book.” – Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion

This event is proudly sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn.

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Her writing has been published in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She lives with her twin daughter and son and her husband outside Boston and is currently working on her third novel.


Lisa Gornick is the author of The Peacock Feast, as well as four other novels. NPR has coined her as, “one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America.” She has received excellent reviews from Entertainment Weekly and Publishers Weekly and has had work featured in The New York Times. Lisa Gornick earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale, she graduated from the writing program at NYU and the psychoanalytic training program at Columbia, where she is on the faculty. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.


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