Wharton and Cather Short Stories

July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Terrace at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
$10 General; free for Mount members

Professional actors bring classic short stories to life!

Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount’s view-rich Terrace while listening to professional actors read short stories written by Edith Wharton and Willa Cather.

Both Wharton and Cather were prolific short story writers in addition to well-loved novelists. Their contemporaneous and parallel explorations reveal a shared importance of literary and geographic place. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase.

The readings begin shortly after 5 pm on the Terrace.


July 10th – “Consequences” by Willa Cather
July 17th – “The Reckoning” by Edith Wharton
July 24th – “The Mission of Jane” by Edith Wharton
July 31st –  “Ardessa” by Willa Cather
August 7th – “The Rembrandt” by Edith Wharton
August 14th –  “A Death in the Dessert” by Willa Cather
August 21st – “A Gold Slipper” by Willa Cather
August 28th – “Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton

This series is sponsored by Berkshire Magazine. Berkshire Magazine tells the stories and reflects the natural allure of our region, exploring the arts, the homes, the cultural treasures and the attractions with a local authoritative voice.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.