Online Programs & Resources

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 The Mount is closed until until state and local officials deem it safe be together again. But don’t worry…We have been working hard on ways to bring The Mount to you, in the safety of your homes.

Here are some ways to stay connected and to enjoy all The Mount has to offer.

We will be adding content to our site over the next few weeks so please check back often.

Online Programs

The following FREE online programs will be streamed live via Zoom.

HEIDI PITLOR’S TRUE CONVERSATIONS (May 31-August 24)

with JESSICA SHATTUCK Sunday, May 31, 4:00 PM

with ANNA SOLOMON Sunday, June 14, 4:00 PM

with LILY KING Sunday, July 19, 4:00 PM

with CURTIS SITTENFELD Monday, August 24, 4:00 PM

THESE FEVERED DAYS WITH MARTHA ACKMANN
Monday, June 1, 4:00 PM

DISCOURSE & PROCESS CHATS (June 8 – July 27)

Discourse & Process is a new online companion series to our 2020 Summer Lectures (which is postponed until further notice). Moderated by Julie Scelfo, past Lecture Series presenter and author of The Women Who Made New York, this series will give the authors an opportunity to discuss elements of the writing and research process.

with EVE KAHN, author of Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, Monday, June 8, 4:00 PM

with KATHERINE SMYTH, author of All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, Monday, June 15, 4:00 PM

with DONNA RIFKIND, author of The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Monday, June 22, 4:00 PM

with JENN SHAPLAND, author of My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir, Monday, June 29, 4:00 PM

with KERRI GREENIDGE, author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, Monday, July 6, 4:00 PM

with KIMBERLY HAMLIN, author of Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener, Monday, July 13, 4:00 PM

with MICHAEL GORRA, author of The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War, Monday, July 20, 4:00 PM

with NICK BASBANES, author of Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Monday, July 27, 4:00 PM

RESEARCHING THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Thursday, June 11, 4:00 PM (registration to open soon)

ONLINE BIRD WALKS WITH MASS AUDUBON
Schedule to be posted soon

Online Resources

The Age of Innocence Centennial Exhibit 

Look behind the finished page to follow her creative process, as she turned rough notes into a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. (launching late-May)

Writing Prompts 

Each month, we will provide a quote or an image related to Edith Wharton or The Mount and encourage you to exercise your mind and creative writing skills!

Library Insights

Our curators highlight individual books from the library that are especially noteworthy.

Summer Lecture Series Recordings

Listen to to our featured authors introduce their books.

Edith Wharton’s Poetry

Best known as a novelist, Edith Wharton was also an accomplished poet. Here is a selection of her poems read by Wharton scholar Dr. Irene Goldman-Price.