A $50,000 grant awarded by Connecticut Humanities to Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will connect the public to current United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and a showcase of Latino poetry and music. The Latino Poetry weekend will include a Poets and Authors Community Conversation with local writers and is open to all Festival attendees. This year’s Festival also provides exposure to and awareness of Veteran’s poetry and art which will include a 2-hour art workshop by a Veteran “iPhonographer,” and an art show of Veteran’s art in Hill-Stead’s Stone Garage gallery. All event dates will include poetry-writing workshops and interactive Prelude Interviews with headlining poets.
Hill-Stead Museum is thrilled to receive this grant to present the 2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. With the support of CT Humanities for this acclaimed public program, the museum anticipates its best Sunken Garden Poetry Festival season yet!
Susan Ballek, Executive Director and CEO, Hill-Stead Museum
Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.