2015 Poetry Festival

Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event located on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington. The 2015 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival begins on June 24, with the first of five performances, scheduled for three Wednesday nights and two Sunday afternoons during the summer (with workshops on Saturdays prior to Sundays’ performances.)  The community cherishes this series of readings and music concerts in the informal outdoor setting of the Hill-Stead estate.

Visitors can come early to tour the museum’s world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails, or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets.  Picnics are welcome and food and wine can be purchased from festival vendors.  Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and relax among the flower beds in the historic Sunken Garden, surrounded by eight foot stone walls and the sounds of nature.

The Festival opens with United States Poet Laureate (2004-2006) and Pulitzer Prizewinning Poet Ted Kooser.

Admission:  $12 advanced on-line purchase, $15 at the door, ages 18 and under free.

For more information: http://www.hillstead.org/2015-sunken-garden-poetry-festival/