FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater • 1500 McKelligon Canyon Dr. • 915 533-0048
Reading of Tom Lea’s Old Mount Franklin and selections from Somewhere between Mexico and a River Called Home
by Marian Haddad, poet
Saturday, October 15, 2011 • 10 a.m. • Free
Held in collaboration with Celebration of Our Mountains
Tom Lea first wrote Old Mount Franklin for a December 1951 radio broadcast and later revised it for television. The words became part of an annual ceremony when the star was lighted on the mountainside at Christmastime. Poet Marian Haddad will read Lea’s classic work in the McKelligon Canyon amphitheater with Mount Franklin as the backdrop. She also will share poetry of her own, including selections from her full-length collection, Somewhere between Mexico and a River Called Home (Pecan Grove Press, 2004) now in its fourth printing. A choice of hikes in McKelligon Canyon will be offered following the reading. Take an easy walk up an arroyo to see the crash site of a Lockheed C-40A, probably from the US Army Air Corp. Experienced climbers can do the Ron Coleman Trail. Families with young children can explore an old cave and perhaps take a peek at the other side of the mountain.