Touchstones at The Mount 2015 fall

meghan daum 2015

Meghan Daum is among the authors on the lineup.

The Mount -- you know, the former Edith Wharton residence in Lenox -- has a series of conversation events lined up for this fall that looks interesting. It's hosted by journalist Kate Bolick. Blurbage: "This year's featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage,and motherhood."

Here's a compressed schedule...

Blurbage via The Mount's website. Each event starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 ahead / $18 at the door and available online.

September 17: In Conversation with Darryl Pinckney, editor of James Baldwin: Later Novels
Darryl and Kate will discuss contemporary race relations and the enduring influence of James Baldwin.

September 24: In Conversation with Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
Meghan and Kate will discuss the necessity of authentic personal writing in a world that prefers sentiment over truth.

October 1: In Conversation with Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Jenny and Kate will discuss gender identity, living with secrets, and the long history of girls passing as boys.

October 8: In Conversation with Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
Richard and Kate will discuss class, rural life, and Russo's Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Empire Falls.

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