Poetry at Round Top (Texas) will host its 8th Annual Festival Weekend on April 17, 18 & 19, 2009.

Here is a description from the festival website:

The Festival Hill campus by the village of Round Top is a miracle that has been growing amid green rolling Texas hills for the last four decades. Part pastoral retreat of extraordinary serenity, part world-class fine arts center for study and performance, and part Middle Earth — here, over one weekend in spring for the past seven years, a unique poetry festival has gathered readers, writers and friends in a close community of sharing and discovery. Leading American writers including Li-Young Lee and Carolyn Forché, Tony Hoagland and Marie Howe, along with many others, have participated and come away singing the praises of the festival. This year, Poetry at Round Top is exceptionally proud to announce that W.S. Merwin will be our honored guest poet. For the second year, Round Top FRiDAY will offer a program designed for select secondary school students and teachers, featuring readings, student workshops and teacher training. This collaboration between Austin Community College, Badgerdog Literary Publishing and Poetry at Round Top offers a unique study experience for participants.

For more information about the poetry festival, click here.


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