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The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the first beach reading of the season will feature three writers: award-winning American poet and essayist Tony Hoagland; Brazilian poet, songwriter, and fiction writer Rodrigo Garcia Lopes; and American novelist and short story writer Jeff Parker. The event takes place on Friday, November 30. The campus will open to the public beginning at 4:00 pm for tours of the historic buildings; beach reading commences at 5:00 pm; followed by Mother Nature’s spectacular gulf front sunset. The event is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring beach chairs and any refreshments. The Hermitage Artist Retreat is located at 6660 Manasota Key Road in Englewood. Cancellation due to weather will be posted on the our Facebook Page.