Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring Festival of Literary Arts report...

This is the seventh year for Poetry in the Park and my fourth year
of directing it as a volunteer, lots of work but worthwhile.

Zion Park Lodge in early spring is not crowded.
Our featured poet on left: David Rothman from Colorado
Scholarshipped students with teachers: front row in red: Reuben
Wadsworth from Hurricane Middle School; back row in turquoise
Linda Jones from Enterprise High School and their students.
Held at Zion National Park on a lovely Spring March 4, 2016
My companion and helper for the weekend-hubby Allen-thanks!
Dr. Rothman explains poet Dillon Thomas's greatness.
More poets enjoying breakfast buffet: l-r Lenore and Bonnie
Wildlife galore, deer enjoy the fresh new spring grass
Part of the day in the park was a nature walk with a naturalist.
Such grandeur, Zion Park lives up to its name...heavenly!
Happy poets Sue and Fae enjoy a tasty lunch at Redrock Grill 
Thanks for funding: Utah State Division of Arts and Museums,
National Endowment for the Arts plus St George Arts Council
Red rock Writers Seminar held on Sat. included presenters:
 Rothman, Marleen Bussma, Marilyn Richardson + Brian Passey
Excellent Cowboy Poet Marleen is quite the performer

4 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

That's a wonderful setting for a weekend of poetry. Lin, it looks like you did a great job of organizing. Good for you!

Jean said...

Anything, ANYTHING that promotes writing as an outlet is excellent!

Kay said...

Zion is such a beautiful place. I'm glad you had such a great poetic time.

Reuben Wadsworth said...

Well put together. Very fun and informational. Thank you, Lin. If anyone is interested, this is what I wrote about the experience:

http://wadsworthlongfellow.com/the-alliteration-of-zion-poetry-inspired-by-nature/