Located in the beautiful mountains of West Texas, Paisano Baptist Encampment is a 95-year-old family retreat. Paisano was established by pioneering ranch families who began meeting for preaching and dinner on the grounds. Old timers used to camp in tents and eat meals prepared on chuck wagons.
Paisano was established for the purpose of worship and Bible study while enjoying nature, and now they also share their beautiful grounds with other groups. The camp provides a cowboy-type atmosphere in West Texas between Alpine and Marfa.
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Acclaimed children’s author, Jessica Lee Anderson; New Mexico writing instructor and manuscript doctor, Lucia Zimmitti; Sul Ross State University research archivists, Melleta Bell and Jerri Garza; and newspaper photojournalist and humorist, Blair Pittman, highlight the annual Writing Round-Up of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers near Alpine on April 9, 10, 11, 2010. A weekend of learning and fun with celebrated speakers, western outdoor cooking, a haiku poetry walk, warm days, cool evenings, and readings around a campfire in the inspiring Davis Mountains is planned for guests. The 19th annual spring retreat in the Big Bend area has many repeat writers returning for the writing tips, publishing secrets, gorgeous scenery of Paisano Encampment, hiking, recharging of batteries, and congenial camaraderie.
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