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Tarleton to host 8th annual Langdon Review Weekend

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University welcomes the public to the 8th annual Langdon Review Weekend on the Stephenville campus and at Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury, Sept. 7-10.

The festival celebrates the publication of the “Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas” and features authors and artists from across the state. Special events are coordinated with appearances by journal contributors whose creative endeavors include poetry, fiction, essays, film, photography, art and music. Other writers, music and arts lovers gather in general sessions to share their work and enthusiasm for the Texas arts scene.

Events begin Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with “Langdon Launch Party” on the Tarleton campus in Stephenville and an appearance by performance artists SceneShop.

On Thursday, events move to the Langdon Center and Gallery 206 in Granbury with an afternoon publication reception planned at the gallery. A special evening presentation will be held at the Langdon Center Concert Hall of “Buffalo Altar,” a work about the Texas frontier by author Steven Harrigan, narrated by actor Tommy Townsend with musical accompaniment by pianist Marc Sanders. Todd Frazier, composer of the original score, will introduce the piece.

In keeping with Langdon Review tradition, the program features a reading by Dave Parsons, the current Texas Poet Laureate. “Picnic with the Poet Laureate” will take place on Friday, Sept. 9 at noon at Brazos House Gardens in Granbury.

Friday evening’s movie screening features “Uncertain, TX,” a film by Texas filmmaker Eric Steele, followed by a Q & A session with Steele and members of the cast and crew.

A Saturday morning brunch rounds out the celebration with a performance by popular Dallas musician Salim Nourallah, which will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the Langdon Center lawn.

All evening events are free; one-day registration is $60; full weekend registration is $90 (includes a copy of Langdon Review). Brunch, picnic and movie screening tickets are sold separately. Go to for registration and the complete schedule. Evening events do not require registration.