Jan Brooks, Donna Brown and Sarah Purcell attended the retreat in Alpine, TX this past weekend and they report that it was quite an event. Attendees were given and assignment prior to the retreat titled “Under Texas Skies” which were then read around a “campfire” (fire warnings required it be held indoors).
Posted on the TMTW website: “Our 20th annual retreat celebrates by having three outstanding writers to instruct and entertain. All poets, and ones who love poetry, will be enriched by listening to Larry D. Thomas, whose works won him the highest honor in Texas for poetry. Thomas of Houston, soon to be Alpine, will talk about the writing of poetry, publishing of poetry in today’s world, share some of his own, and tell of the road he traveled to become the 2008 Poet Laureate of Texas.”