A.O. Scott, Katie Roiphe, Emma Straub at The Mount

author emma straub

Emma Straub

The Mount in Lenox is again hosting a series of author events -- Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount -- led by journalist Kate Bolick. And the first one of the new series is this week. Here's the schedule:

August 11: A.O. Scott
The NYT film critic will be talking about his new book Better Living Through Criticism. Thursday, August 11, 6:45 pm -- $18

August 18: Katie Roiphe
The author will be talking about her new book The Violet Hour: Great Writers at The End. Thursday, August 18, 6:45 pm -- $18

August 25: Emma Straub
The best-selling novelist will be talking about her new work of fiction Modern Lovers. Thursday, August 25, 6:45 pm -- $18

Tickets are available online, and we suspect they'll sell out.

The Mount also hosts a popular summer lecture series -- all the evening events for that are sold out, though there are some tickets still available for the weekday morning events.

The Mount?
The Mount is the former home of the author Edith Wharton. It's in Lenox, in western Massachusetts -- not too far from the border with New York State. It's under an hour drive from Albany.

photo: Jennifer Bastian

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Where to take a couples massage class?

Jessica asks: My husband has requested a couples massage class for Christmas, but I'm having trouble finding one through the internet. Most searches only point... (more)

Holiday gifts: Jammella Anderson

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're again asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities... (more)

Moe. at The Palace

The band Moe. is set to return to The Palace February 23 and 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 15 -- they're $35... (more)

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Is this winter ready to be a proper winter? Because it's not yet mid December and already the Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch is making an... (more)

Morning Blend

Abuse allegations against Shawn Morse + Citing "three people with knowledge of the matter," the Times Union reports there are domestic abuse allegations against Cohoes... (more)

Recent Comments

[T]he outdoor speakers are even more obnoxious than the video boards, if that's possible. An insult to the taxpayers of Albany County, and to people who live or work in the neighborhood.

Ideas for interesting indoor spots for family photos?

...has 5 comments, most recently from Jessica R W

A good snow removal service in Albany?

...has 1 comment, most recently from Carolyn

"As an artist, I can see how I can transform that into something positive"

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ellen

Here are a few bits about the latest big apartment project proposed for Albany

...has 4 comments, most recently from Ellen

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

...has 1 comment, most recently from Ellen