17th annual Poetry at Round Top presents nation’s leading poets Fri.–Sun., April 20–22, 2018

Poetry at Round Top is an annual festival presenting the nation's most exciting and prominent poets over three days of readings, workshops, and conversations on craft.

Featured poets in the 2018 event include Naomi Shihab Nye, Coleman Barks, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Roger Reeves, Javier Zamora, Emmy Pérez, Carrie Fountain, Kurt Heinzelman, and Liz Garton Scanlon, with a musical program by Isaac Peña.

Workshop leaders also include Scott Brownlee, Tomas Morin and Laura van Prooyen.


Festival Registration is required plus $40 fee for each workshop. Workshops are limited to three per person. Full descriptions for the optional workshops are posted at Poetry at Round Top/Workshops.


A limited number of rooms on campus are available for overnight accommodations. Participants may select and pay for registration, meals, optional workshops, and manuscript consultations online. Email reservations@festivalhill.org or call 979-249-3129 to make room reservations.

Visitors may also contact The Cottages on Mill Creek for overnight accommodations. Located just a few miles north of Festival Hill at 5696 Wagner Road, Round Top, Texas 78954, the bed and breakfast graciously donates the proceeds from rentals to poetry guests to Festival Hill in support of the Poetry at Round Top Festival. For reservations, call 832-334-2163.

Alternate lodging may be found on the Round Top Chamber of Commerce website.

Festival Institute Office: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954

(From organization’s website)

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Half Price Books invites readers to “Donate a book /  Rewrite a kid's story” during Half Pint Book Drive

During its annual Half Pint Library Book Drive from April 1 to 30, 2018, Half Price Books will match donations of new or gently used children’s books. The books will help build libraries in schools, after-school programs, and other nonprofits, with the goal of making a positive impact on the life stories of local kids.

Thanks to the generous support of customers and employees, Half Price Books was able to donate more than 330,789 books to area children for the 2017 drive.

Customers are invited to stop by any Half Price Book locations to donate during the month of April. The books will be distributed to non-profit organizations and schools at giveaway events in May.

Half Price Books hopes to distribute books to as many different nonprofit community organizations as possible and to be safe and fair at all times. 501(c)(3) nonprofits and schools are invited to attend any Half Pint Library book giveaway events; events are listed in alphabetical order by state/city on the bookstore’s website at https://halfpricebooks.com/half-pint-library-book-drive.

Organizations may also request books for a classroom or cause at HPB.com/donationrequests. Supplies may be limited. Events are first-come, first-served.

(From Half Price Books website)

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