Write Stuff: Poets Mark Doty, Eileen Myles Up Next At Sunken Garden – Connecticut News

Write Stuff: Poets Mark Doty, Eileen Myles Up Next At Sunken Garden – Connecticut News

Poets Mark Doty and Eileen Myles will read as The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival continues its 25th anniversary season Sunday, Aug. 6, the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. The outdoor festival presents readings by well-known and emerging poets, as well as talks, music and workshops.

Doty and Myles will speak in the museum’s Makeshift Theater at 5 p.m. Myles will read in the Sunken Garden at 6 p.m., followed by music from The Girls from Ruby Falls at 6:30 p.m. and Doty’s reading at 7:15 p.m. Also on Sunday, Doty and Miles will each lead poetry workshops from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee for each is $60 for adults and $40 for college students.

Doty has published nine poetry collections and has won major honors, including the 2008 National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. He also has written memoirs and a book about writing craft and criticism. Myles is the author of 19 books and has won many awards. The Girls from Ruby Falls perform folk, storytelling and various American musical styles.

Festival admission is $12 in advance online, $15 at the gate and free for those 18 or younger. Parking is free. Guests should bring their own seating and can bring suppers or buy food and beverages there. Tickets: hillstead.org. 860-677-4787.

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