ROMPFest 2015

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UPDATE: ROMPFest 2015 was a rousing success, with over 50 people attending. View a SLIDESHOW of the event.

Mark your calendars for 2016 ROMPFest: April 2.

April is National Poetry Month. To honor it, join us for the ROMP Poetry Festival!

The festivities will include checking out the museum, taking a poem treasure hunt tour on the land, refreshments, awards ceremony for the Poetry Poster Contest, a poetry parade and more.

morrisSpecial Guest: Morris McCorvey

McCorvey, a Bartlesville poet and actor and director of the Westside Community Center, will entertain us with some of his poetry, talk about poetry, and be the Grand Marshal of our ROMPFest Poetry Parade across the meadow.

McCorvey’s one-man portrayal of Paul Robeson received widespread critical claim. His poetry has won many awards and he will be reading from his Bus Station poems collection. He is the founder of the Dustbowl Players and Westside Players, a student theater group.

 In 2002, McCorvey was commissioned by the Oklahoma county Metropolitan Library to write an original one-man play, Indivisible Man, about the life and work of Oklahoma City native Ralph Ellison, most known for his novel Invisible Man.

 VIDEO: McCorvey talking poetry and more

VIDEO: McCorvey reading his poem “This is How it Began”

VIDEO: McCorvey reading his poetry to musical accompaniment

POETRY:

You can love it, hate it, or be indifferent to it, and you will find something to enjoy about this celebration of all things rural, Oklahoma, and poetic.

FREE EVENT: All ages welcome

Click on the Visit Us page to find directions to us. We are easy to find, just 2 miles west of Locust Grove.

ROMPFest Press Release Please forward this release to any news outlet you know of. News outlets: Please publish! Contact me for more information!

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