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Come to the Berkshires this weekend

February 19th, 2014 by philhalpern

 On Saturday, February 22nd, in Edith Wharton’s cozy Drawing Room readers will make Wharton’s story come to life in the very house where she wrote it.  Be sure to peer out the windows upon the snowy Berkshire landscape where she gleaned inspiration for the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts! It’s the annual  Ethan Frome marathon reading, 1:00-5:00 at The Mount.   […]

Literary Death Match at The Mount

September 9th, 2013 by philhalpern

The most entertaining reading series ever!  Literary Death Match will be at The Mount (Edith Wharton’s estate) on Friday, September 20, 2013. 4 authors — 3 judges — 2 finalists — 1 epic finale. It’s part of The Mount’s WordFest, and it’s right here in Lenox, a short distance from Brook Farm Inn, our Berkshires […]

The First Annual Millay-A-Thon

August 27th, 2013 by philhalpern

At Steepletop, the Berkshires home of Edna St. Vincent Millay , the first annual Millay-a-Thon will take place on September 15th. Beginning at 11:00, the  Collected Poems will be read aloud by staff, volunteers, and anyone else who wishes to participate. Starting with Renascence (1912) and ending with her final sonnet, the goal is to […]

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — the Entire Month of March!

February 23rd, 2013 by philhalpern

Women writers of all ages and from many different walks of life will be featured in the Third Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, which will take place throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month, at venues all over Berkshire County. One special event will be a screening of the new documentary film SWEET DREAMS, about […]

Edith Wharton’s Birthday Bash Jan. 26 in Lenox, MA

January 23rd, 2013 by philhalpern

Brook Farm Inn is lucky to be right near The Mount, a Berkshires treasure.  This was the home of author, Edith Wharton.  It’s usually open to visitors May through October, but this weekend there will be a special event.   Bring your party hats and musical horns, and be there on Saturday, January 26 from 11 […]

Lenox Valentine Event – Chocolates and Romantic Storytelling

January 22nd, 2013 by philhalpern

Valentine’s Day brings to Lenox, MA the  traditional romantic event at Brook Farm Inn, our Victorian B&B. All guests who reserve between February 14th and February 17th will receive complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries. And on  Saturday, February 16th, a professional storyteller will perform folktales with romantic themes during teatime in our firelit library.   ******************************************************************************************  

Herman Melville’s Home, Arrowhead, Is Open Now

December 24th, 2012 by philhalpern

Arrowhead Museum, the site where Herman Melville crafted his epic novel Moby-Dick, will be open extended hours for the holiday period. In addition to opening Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm, the museum will be open for tours on Thursday and Friday, the 27th and 28th of December from 11 am to […]

Poetry Reading at Brook Farm Inn in Lenox – June 2

May 2nd, 2012 by philhalpern

There is poetry here…it’s what distinguishes Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox MA.  And our Berkshires B&B will be hosting a poetry reading by the distinguished James Arthur, on Saturday, June 2nd at 3:00 P.M. James is this year’s recipient of the Amy Clampitt fellowship, so he’s currently residing in Amy Clampitt’s home in Lenox.  James Arthur‘s […]

Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton — a Celebration In Lenox

January 20th, 2012 by philhalpern

  Drinks and Delights on Saturday, January 28th  — Free at The Mount, just one mile from Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, MA, in the heart of the Berkshires. January 24, 2012 marks Edith Wharton’s 150th birthday. To honor her and to kick off a very special new season, The Mount will be hosting a […]

Ghost Tours — A Halloween Tradition At The Mount

October 17th, 2011 by philhalpern

Ghost Tours for Halloween are a tradition at The Mount!  This mansion, formerly Edith Wharton’s home, is right here in Lenox, near Brook Farm Inn.   October 21, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, $20    On October 28 at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, The Mount will offer enhanced and extended ghost tours in celebration of Halloween. These tours […]

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