Now in his 87th year, Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has dedicated over three decades to preserving and regenerating native plants and palms on a 19-acre site, Merwin Conservancy, on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Even Though The Whole World Is Burning is an intimate portrait of a man who is often called a вЂњnational treasure.вЂќ Directed by Stefan Schaefer. Produced by Stefan Schaefer, Williams Cole and Karen Bouris.
Discussion with Marylandв’s Poet Laureate, Stanley Plumly, and colleague Howard Norman,В anВ award-winning writer and educator who alsoВ teachesВ at theВ University of Maryland,В College Park, follows screening.
Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
FREE. No reservations required.
The Writerв’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, Md. (Metro: Bethesda)