upstreet will be one of the sponsors of the second Berkshire WordFest, a biennial celebration of words and ideas that will take place September 14-16 at The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, the historic home and gardens of Edith Wharton. This literary festival will bring together a varied collection of contemporary authors in an exciting array of events that will include talks, readings, panel discussions, interviews, and book signings. Featured authors will be John Berendt, Francine du Plessix Gray, Mary Jo Salter, Roxana Robinson, and many others, including upstreet author Dani Shapiro (interview, upstreet number seven).
The festival will also feature free readings on the Terrace by poets and writers with ties to the Berkshire region and to upstreet, including Poetry Editor Jessica Greenbaum and poets Karen Chase, Michelle Gillett, Lisken Van Pelt Dus and Irene Willis.
Another WordFest sponsor, Vermont College of Fine Arts, will hold an offsite get-together for alumni/ae, faculty, prospective students, and friends of the College from 5-8 on Friday evening, September 14, at the Firefly Bistro, 71 Church Street, Lenox.
For further information about the WordFest schedule, and to reserve tickets and day passes, call 413-551-5113 or visit the festival website.