Poets, Western Writers, and Folklorist Meet in the Mountains
Poets, western historians, and writers wanting to collect and record folk stories about their local area or their family will be impressed with the professional lineup at the 20th annual Texas Mountain Trail Writers' Western Round-Up in Alpine, April 8, 9, 10.
Larry Thomas, 2008 Poet Laureate of Texas, will be a headliner and is offering an unprecedented treat, a free critique of one poem to each registered participant. In addition Andy Wilkinson, western historian, poet, playwright, and songwriter will join the team, and it will be rounded off by Dr. Beverly Six, a Sul Ross State University professor who will teach the collecting, recording, and writing of folklore.
The retreat is held at a church encampment in the mountains west of Alpine. Cost for the weekend, with speakers and five meals included is $135 before March 15 and $150 after. Inexpensive rustic lodging can be had at the encampment, or there are many motels in Alpine. The weekend is fun and informative. For the Retreat Overview or information, email Reba Cross Seals firstname.lastname@example.org or Jackie Siglin email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.texasmountaintrailwriters.org/
I love to attend this retreat. The folks are fun, the food wonderful, and the mountain air so refreshing. If you'd like to see some pictures, go to the photo album on my website.
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