Gilbert Franke at the
Round Top Family Library, 206 W Mill Street, Round Top
August 18, 2022 at 7:00pm
An Example of Literary Culture among Early German Texans
Clara Jo Rummel (1876-1926)
For years the Round Top Poetry Group has met at Rummel Haus where poet Clara Jo Rummel grew up. But she remained unknown, her work unavailable. It wasn't until Gil Franke, retired Lutheran minister, Belleville resident and published poet, joined the group that the mystery of Clara's forgotten poetry was solved. Please join us to learn about the dedicated work that brought Clara's poems to life and in print in the 21st century. Her poetry takes its place now in the rich, local literary culture.
After the talk, you will be invited to see the Rummel Haus, cared for by the Round Top Family Library.