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Poetry at Round Top

Round Top Festival Institute

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

Round Top, TX

Poetry at Round Top

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult All Sessions (3 days)   more info Ended $125.00 $7.24
Adult Saturday Sessions Only   more info Ended $95.00 $5.74
Student All Sessions (3 days)   more info Ended $75.00 $4.74
Student Saturday Sessions Only   more info Ended $50.00 $3.49
Friday May 4 Supper   more info Ended $31.69 $2.57
Saturday May 5 Picnic Lunch   more info Ended $25.35 $2.26
Saturday May 5 Reception & Dinner   more info Ended $50.70 $3.53

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Event Details

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.

Located on the gorgeous Festival Hill campus between Austin, San Antonio, and Houston in Round Top, Texas, Poetry at Round Top presents an immersion experience like no other poetry conference or festival in the country.

Three days of readings, workshops, conversations on craft, an “open mic” community reading, and souvenir participant anthology with the participation of

Pattiann Rogers, Reginald Gibbons, Cyrus Cassells, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ed Madden, Rustin Larson, Joseph Campana, Ken Fontenot





Overnight accommodations


Enhance your experience by staying overnight on the Festival Hill campus.  Most rooms are within easy walking distance of festival activities; all have private baths and air conditioning.  Rates include a delicious expanded continental breakfast served in the Menke House dining room each morning.   Please consider sharing your room with another participant; it not only will save you money but will allow our very limited campus lodging to serve more festival attendees—thank you!


Please contact The Festival-Institute office regarding available accommodations and rates.   or phone 979-249-3129.  A 20% fee will be deducted from all refunds requested on or before April 26.  No refunds can be given after April 26.


Prices include taxes. A variety of alternate lodging and dining accommodations are also available in convenient proximity to campus.  Area lodgings are in high demand. Contact an inn or motel as soon as possible!  Info on nearby lodging is available at

Have questions about Poetry at Round Top? Contact Round Top Festival Institute

When & Where

Festival Hill
248 Jaster Road
Round Top, TX 78954

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Round Top Festival Institute

Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, the Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed European-styled music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty.

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