Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. This year’s featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage, and motherhood.

In Conversation with Darryl Pinckney, editor of James Baldwin: Later Novels
Thursday, September 17 7:30 pm/$15 Advance; $18 Door; $12 Mount Members; Free for Students
Darryl and Kate will discuss contemporary race relations and the enduring influence of James Baldwin.

In Conversation with Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
Thursday, September 24 7:30 pm/$15 Advance; $18 Door; $12 Mount Members; Free for Students
Meghan and Kate will discuss the necessity of authentic personal writing in a world that prefers sentiment over truth.

In Conversation with Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Thursday, October 1 7:30 pm/$15 Advance; $18 Door; $12 Mount Members; Free for Students
Jenny and Kate will discuss gender identity, living with secrets, and the long history of girls passing as boys.

In Conversation with Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
Thursday, October 8 7:30 pm/$15 Advance; $18 Door; $12 Mount Members; Free for Students
Richard and Kate will discuss class, rural life, and Russo’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Empire Falls.

Discounts for Mount Members & Students

Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket for the Touchstones series.  To receive the discount, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in member.

Students will receive free admission to the Touchstones series.  To receive free admission, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in student.

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Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Owna contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Slate, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she also taught writing.

The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this program.

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Kate Bolick.
Kate Bolick
Darryl Pinckney. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.
Darryl Pinckney. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.
Meghan Daum.
Jenny Nordberg
Jenny Nordberg
Richard Russo.
Richard Russo