Even Though the Whole World is Burning

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 “national treasure.” 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)

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