A Reading of CATA Poetry & Prose at The Mount


Black and white headshots of two CATA artists

CATA writers Cathy Marden and Scott Thomas (photos by Julie McCarthy)


A Reading of CATA Poetry and Prose at THE MOUNT, Edith Wharton’s Home

WHERE: The Stable at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home (2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA – map)

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 at 5pm (FREE!)
Reading from 5-6pm, followed by free reception from 6-7pm
Come celebrate CATA writers and artists!

RSVP: Space is limited for this free event. Click here to reserve your seat.



About the Event:


Join CATA at The Mount for a reading of poetry and prose from the CATA Writers’ Workshop!

Through heartfelt, thought-provoking, and often humorous work, CATA writers with disabilities express their unique perspectives and reveal common experiences that connect us all. Join us for a fun and free evening of CATA writing!

Space is limited, registration required for this FREE event:
Click here to RSVP and reserve your seat!

This event is made possible thanks to Berkshire Magazine, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and generous supporters like you.




Since 2005, writers with disabilities have explored creative and expressive writing forms through CATA’s weekly Writers’ Workshop, developing their talents in poetry, haiku, autobiography, and short stories. CATA faculty artist Janet Reich Elsbach— a talented local writer as well as a gifted teacher— leads the workshops with an inventive curriculum that helps each CATA writer develop their individual style. Some CATA writers work with “scribes” to help them put their ideas on paper.

CATA writers work with volunteer scribes to help put their ideas on paper



CATA’s reading takes place at the Stable at The Mount. Free accessible parking is available a short, paved distance from the stable. The performance space and restrooms in the Stable are also accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided during the event. Questions? Contact CATA at 413-528-5485 or email [email protected].


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