Sunday, April 17, 2005

4th Annual International Festival at Round Top, Texas: Conference

Poetry at Roundtop,TX: Connect, Create, Rejuvenate

Austin poet, editor, and friend to Texfiles, Farid Matuk (Hi, Farid!), sent along this announcement and information about the 4th annual Round Top Conference, which he's helping to organize. Along with Marie Howe, Naomi Shahib Nye, Cyrus Cassells, Nick Flynn, and a few others, Farid will be offering some writing workshops at this conference.

If you are dedicated to poetry writing, you should plan to attend--it will be intense, lots of poetry fun. Farid is the Austin media contact for Round Top, and he can be reached at:
email: fnmatukATyahooDOTcom
cell: 512.736.7761
Round Top phone: 979.249.3129

Here's a brief announcement, which I will also be posting at my poetry-teaching blog, E-Po:

*Poetry at Round Top 2005*

The fourth annual International Festival-Institute at Round Top conference will be held the weekend of April 30 to May 1, 2005, on the campus of the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas. This year's program includes featured readings, workshops on writing and publishing, conversations and interviews with poets, a book fair, sessions for teachers, and guided or independent writing time on a magnificent campus of rolling woods, gardens, ponds, and landmark architecture.

Speakers will include Marie Howe, Cyrus Cassells, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Nick Flynn, and Farid Matuk, with additional presenters and instructors to be named. Tuition is $95, with housing and meals available on campus or at nearby B&Bs and inns. Campus housing is limited and early registration is recommended.

Call 979 249 3129 for information and reservations.