THE MERWIN CONSERVANCY PRESENTS A 90TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO MAUI POET W.S. MERWIN
Evening features Poet Edward Hirsch, Merwin’s Long-Time Editor Michael Wiegers, and other Special Guests
On Friday, September 29th, in celebration of his 90th birthday, The Merwin Conservancy presents an evening in tribute to U.S. Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, translator, environmentalist, and 40-year Maui resident W.S. Merwin, whose peerless literary gifts have inspired millions and have consistently broken new ground in the world of poetry. The evening will feature a tribute to Merwin and readings of his poetry led by celebrated poet Edward Hirsch of the Guggenheim Foundation and Merwin’s longtime editor, Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press. Other special guests and appearances will be announced soon. The State of Hawaii will also be present, issuing a Gubernatorial Proclamation proclaiming September 30, 2017 as “W.S. Merwin Day” in Hawaii and presenting Merwin with a special Gubernatorial Commendation for his life-long achievements.
This installment of The Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series on Maui that is hosted by the Conservancy, begins at 7:00pm in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person, with a $10 student rate available with valid student I.D..
This evening is generously presented by FIM Group. All ticket sales benefit the non-profit Merwin Conservancy