Photo caption: W.S. Merwin laughs while fielding questions from MFA students at the University of Arkansas during the 2007 Arkansas Festival of Writers. Photo by Johnathon Williams
By all accounts, the 2007 Arkansas Festival of Writers went off without a hitch. W.S. Merwin's reading drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Reynolds Center on Wednesday, and it was followed by a lengthy book signing. Visiting writers Peter Orner and Elizabeth Hadaway visited classrooms throughout the day on Wednesday, following their own readings on Tuesday night.
MFA student Johnathon Williams has posted a series of photos
he shot during the festival. There's also an audio recording of Merwin's reading, which we hope to post later this week.