The Mount Announces Creative Healing Workshop Series

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LENOX, Mass. — The Mount to offer a new series of workshops as part of our continued ARTISTS AT WORK(AAW) project.
 
"Reclaim Your Liberation," a joint project of The Mount, artist Lia Russell-Self and Raei Bridges, founder and lead guide of The Rusty Anvil. Beginning Oct. 15, two series of free weekly workshops will be held online and onsite at The Mount.
 
 The first series, Creative Writing: Healing Through Nature, is intended for queer people of color to explore questions of healing, nature, time, community, and liberation in search of a healing creative practice. Each session will feature time for writing, optional sharing and reflection in nature. Beginning Oct. 15, alternating weekly sessions will be held in person at The Mount, and online over Zoom. This series will be facilitated by Lia Russell-Self with additional support from Raei Bridges. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend all sessions.
 
The second series, Creative Reading: Imagining Reclamation and Healing, is intended for individuals without a lived experience of racism and explores the theoretical frameworks of Black, indigenous, and queer traditions informing contemporary movements of reclamation and healing. Facilitated by The Mount's Public Programs Director Michelle Daly, each session will introduce core concepts, including a discussion, and time for personal reflection. Readings will be provided in advance as well as recommendations for further learning and actions.
 
Visit https://www.edithwharton.org/artist-at-work/ for more information or to register. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
 

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Lenox Library to Host Kevin O'Hara

LENOX, Mass.— The Lenox Library welcomes  local author Kevin O'Hara, who will read tales from his new book, "A Christmas Journey: Sixteen Stories," on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Due to COVID restrictions, the program will take place via Zoom. Meeting details may be found on the Library's website at https://lenoxlib.org or the Library's Facebook page.
 
The book, published by The Berkshire Eagle, collects stories O'Hara has written for the paper over the years, and features 18 full-color illustrations by Pittsfield artist David King.
 
Kevin O'Hara is a longtime contributor to The Berkshire Eagle and the author of two books, "Last of the Donkey Pilgrims" and "A Lucky Irish Lad." In 2012, Kevin was the proud recipient of the John F. Kennedy National Award, for being "an outstanding American of Irish descent." 
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