Last summer, famed poet Mark Doty (pictured) read to a crowd of over 700 poetry enthusiasts at the Sunken Garden. He'll repeat the feat on Wednesday, a special, added reading to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. Doty, who's won the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and Britain's T. S. Eliot Prize (he's the only American to do so), will take center stage after Indra, a Danish jazz trio, warms up the crowd.
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival 20th Anniversary Event w/Mark Doty
Aug. 8, gates open at 4:30 p.m., $5 (children 12 and under free), Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.