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28
MAR

VIA’s 2014 Poetry on the Move Press Event & Reception

1021 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78212
04:00 pm

Contests winners & selected Young Pegasus Poets are invited to read their poems. A VIA bus will be on display at the VIA Metro Center with the illustrated poems that will be on the entire fleet during April.

http://viainfo.net
jerriann.jones@viainfo.net
29
MAR

VIA’s 2014 Poetry on the Move/Young Pegasus Poets Reading @ The Twig Book Shop

306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78215
02:00 pm

Poetry on the Move Contest winners & selected Young Pegasus poets are invited to read their winning poems and other poems from their collections.

http://viainfo.net
jerriann.jones@viainfo.net
29
MAR

Writing Ourselves Whole writing workshop [ for all levels ]

1416 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205
11:00 am

“Writing Ourselves Whole”, a hands-on workshop meant to strengthen the creative energy in everyone using stone medicine and writing exercises. The focus is on the heartening spiral and its healing potential in our creative lives. Good for all writing levels. Writing workshop facilitators will be: Jo Reyes-Boitel and TK Tunchez.

This writing workshop is one offering of a larger event, “Mujeres Mercado”, a collaboration between Las Ofrendas, Very That, and Southwest Workers Union in celebration of Women’s History Month and SWU’s week-long celebration. The Mujeres Mercado will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 11am – 4pm, and will feature some of the most talented and creative women in the San Antonio and Central Texas area. We will have knowledge-shares and hands-on workshops all day, and will be inviting you all to participate in this portion of our day, as well. This event will be an exciting, family-friendly event. For details about this workshop and the time of this actual event please visit http://www.tumblr.com/blog/poeticofrenda or https://www.facebook.com/lasofrendas.

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/poeticofrenda
jrboitel@yahoo.com
29
MAR

Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla, “San Antonio, mi pueblo” Theatrical Performance

723 S. Brazos Street San Antonio, TX 78207
06:30 pm

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla will present her final event titled “San Antonio, mi pueblo.” The event is a theatrical performance that incorporates and highlights Carmen Tafolla’s writings and poetry, in collaboration with other known poets that she has worked with during her term as Poet Laureate, to include musical components.


Rebecca.Boysen@sanantonio.gov
30
MAR

CantoMundo Southwest

1600 Soledad St San Antonio, TX 78205
02:00 pm

The CantoMundo Southwest Poetry Reading brings together Latina/o poets from Texas who are current or former members of CantoMundo. A national network, CantoMundo, cultivates and supports a diverse community of Latina/o poets. Readers include:Carmen Tafolla, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Amalia Ortiz, Gloria Amescua, and Brenda Nettles Riojas. This event will be held 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 30th in the Gallery at the San Antonio Public Library, Central.


gamescua@austin.rr.com
01
APR

SLAM THE TOWN!

City wide event San Antonio, TX 78210

An all day, city-wide celebration to kickoff National Poetry Month. We invite you to distribute a favorite poem by hand, email, FaceBook. Tweet, text, or leave them on the counter in restaurants, in the produce aisles at supermarkets, under doors, under windshield wipers in parking lots. The idea is to cover San Antonio with poems. Ask recipients to circulate that poem (electronically) or send out a poem themselves. For more information about National Poetry Month in San Antonio got to http://npmsa.com.

http://npmsa.com
01
APR

Poet Laureate Investiture 2014

114 W. Commerce Street San Antonio, TX 78205 06:30 PM

The City of San Antonio and the Department for Culture and Creative Development celebrate the appointment of the 2014-2016 San Antonio Poet Laureate – Laurie Ann Guerrero. This event is open and free to the public.

The event will be held in City Council Chambers located at 114 W Commerce Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

A reception is scheduled to follow.

Click Here to download the press release


Sarah.Yates@sanantonio.gov
01
APR

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

This is a weekly open-mic poetry reading. It is San Antonio’s longest weekly open-mic poetry reading (19 years, so far). All are welcomed and can enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com
01
APR

Witte Sci-Fi Haiku

3801 Broadway San Antonio, TX, TX 78209 10:00 am

Tweet/Post your Sci-Fi Haiku for National Poetry Month on any social media with the hashtag #wittemuseum. The haiku should be in the traditional form of 17 syllables and should have a sci-fi theme or message. Seek inspiration by visiting the Witte’s new exhibition Alien Worlds and Androids. Tweets and posts will be viewed the entire month of April, and we will repost our favorites via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with proper credit to the author.

http://www.wittemuseum.org
julieledet@wittemuseum.org
01
APR

Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE at The McNay

McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue San Antonio, TX 78209 10:00 am

About the Exhibition
The first American retrospective of the artist’s work, the exhibition ROBERT INDIANA: BEYOND LOVE places Indiana’s signature LOVE image into a broader perspective and examines the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of the artist’s full body of work. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, this major survey spans Indiana’s career from 1955 to 1994, and includes more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Indiana strongly identified with American modernist painters and writers, and he often referenced the poetry of Hart Crane, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams in his paintings.

About the Artist
Born Robert E. Clark in New Castle, Indiana,renowned American artist Robert Indiana adopted the name of his native state early in his career. One of the preeminent figures in American art since the 1960s, Indiana has been a pioneer of assemblage art, hard-edge painting, and Pop art. Inspired by his first grade teacher to become an artist, he later enrolled in Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. Indiana spent three years in the U.S. Air Force, then studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in Maine, and Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. In his time in Scotland, Indiana pursued both poetry and painting and often mined American writers such as Hart Crane, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman for text to include in his paintings. In 1956, he took up residence in Coenties Slip in lower Manhattan and joined a community of artists that would come to include Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, and Jack Youngerman. In 1961, the Museum of Modern Art acquired The American Dream, I (1961), establishing Indiana as one of the most important members of the new generation of Pop artists. He is best known for his iconic 1966 LOVE painting. Indiana has lived and worked in Vinalhaven, Maine, since 1978.

http://www.mcnayart.org
education@mcnayart.org
01
APR

Poetweet – San Antonio Public Library

all San Antonio Public Library branches San Antonio, TX all

Throughout April, you’re invited to tweet us an original poem and we’ll retweet it to share with our readers. Send your tweet to @mysapl#poetweet and watch our Twitter page as the poems come in: https://twitter.com/mysapl.

https://twitter.com/mysapl
02
APR

Poetry Therapy Workshop & Open Mic

6065 NW Interstate, 410 Loop Frontage Road San Antonio, TX 78238 06:00 pm

Join us for a Poetry Therapy Worshop at 6:00 p.m. and Open Mic at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Peter at p64holland@yahoo.com.


p64holland@yahoo.com
03
APR

La Voz de San Antonio @ The Guadalupe Theater

1301 Guadalupe San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 pm

La Voz de San Antonio—San Antonio’s citywide Poetry Out Loud Contest. RECITE a poem (no more than five minutes long). The poem can be one you’ve memorized or your own original composition. Contestants will be judged on stage presence, voice, clarity and dramatic interpretation. You can compete in six categories: 7 and younger, 8-13, 14-19, 20s, 30-69, 70 and over. One winner will be selected in each category at each of our four events. All winners will compete in the Grand Finale for prizes.

This event takes place at The Guadalupe Theater.

http://geminiink.org/la-voz-2014/
info@geminiink.org
04
APR

Could Be Verse

One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 07:00 pm

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! The third annual edition of It Could Be Verse will be held on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the University Room (BB 2.06.04). A merry event sponsored by the Department of English, It Could Be Verse invites students, former students, faculty, staff, and friends to read a poem of their choice in public. This year’s edition is being dedicated to Dr. Bonnie Lyons, scholar and poet, who is retiring from UTSA at the end of the semester. We welcome the inclusion of poems that might honor Dr. Lyons’ many contributions to UTSA during the course of five decades. But any poem by any poet that you would like to read is welcome.

In order to allow us to create a coherent program for the evening, please send two choices to: steven.kellman@utsa.edu by March 21. If your choices are not readily available in anthologies, please attach the entire text in addition to the title. But even if you don’t plan to read a poem, please join us for a lively, delightful evening of poetry!


steven.kellman@utsa.edu
04
APR

Sherman Alexie: Reading & Book Signing

508 W Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 07:30 pm

Sherman Alexie will be doing a Q&A and reading/book signing at Texas State University and the Katherine Anne Porter House.

Sherman Alexie is the author of, most recently, War Dances, stories and poems, from Grove Press, and Face, poetry, from Hanging Loose Press. He is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. Smoke Signals, the film he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He lives with his family in Seattle.

http://www.kapliterarycenter.com/KAP_EventsPage.html
kapliterarycenter@gmail.com
04
APR

Free Teen Night: Art After Dark

McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue San Antonio, TX 78209 07:00 pm

High school students enjoy free admission to the McNay Art Museum after hours. Pose for pop-inspired photos, screenprint graphic decals, create collaborative sculptures, and get inspired by the exhibition ROBERT INDIANA: BEYOND LOVE. This evening includes art, music, and food. Reserve space online at http://mcnayart.ticketleap.com/teennight or by calling 210.805.1768. Registration deadline: April 3, noon.

This program is made possible by generous support from the F. B. Doane Foundation.

http://mcnayart.ticketleap.com/teennight/
education@mcnayart.org
05
APR

Voices, Vibes & Visions

UNAM, 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 07:30 pm

A collaborative evening of poetry, music and visual art presenting “Voices, Vibes & Visions” at UNAM, 600 Hemisfair Park, 78205 on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:30pm.
This multi-cultural event will feature performances by several well-known South Texas poets, including John Phillip Santos, Amanda Flores, Jenny Browne and more. The poems will be interspersed with live music and illustrated by visual art created on-site by artist Momo Brown and others. It will be hosted by the Celebration Circle of San Antonio, an inter-faith, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with a creative approach to spirituality.
The purpose of this event is to foster public awareness of the vital role that poetry plays in building multi-cultural understanding. We also seek to promote the purpose of the Celebration Circle, which is to honor and nurture the Sacred in ourselves, each other and all creation, expressed in ways that honor people of all faiths and no faith alike.
Admission by donation.

http://celebrationcircle.org
zet@celebrationcircle.org
05
APR

2nd Annual San Antonio Book Festival

Located at Central Library and Southwest School of Art (Between 600 Soledad St and 300 Augusta St.) San Antonio, TX 78205 10:00 am

The 2nd Annual San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio’s focal point for the literary arts, is a free, daylong family-friendly event held in downtown San Antonio. Over 80 acclaimed national and regional authors, representing some of the best new books that publishers have to offer, will entertain, educate and inspire book lovers of all ages and interests while discussing their latest work and signing books. Headliners include: television news icon Jane Pauley, promoting her new book “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life” about the Boomer generation and the prospect of living longer, healthier lives and fiction writer Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of “American Rust.” He will be presenting his latest book “The Son,” the “…brilliant…epic” multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century.

In addition to author presentations, participants will enjoy book sales and signings, a literary marketplace, recipe demonstrations from cookbook authors, food truck fare, live music, and a technology area with the Geek Bus and a tent with Wi-Fi access with instruction in online learning.

Kids and families will find fun interactive educational/art activities by My Story, the San Antonio Children’s Museum, Say Si´ and Spare Parts; and exciting entertainment from the Magik Theatre. The Literacy Caravan will offer free books and the VIA Classroom On Wheels Bus—a specially designed ‘green’ hybrid bus—will highlight the benefits of public transportation.

Student winners of the inaugural San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest, sponsored by the Texas Cavaliers, will also be recognized and their winning essays on the theme “A River Runs Through It…” will be presented during the programming at the Book Festival.

Educational non-profits, book sellers, publishers and community groups are encouraged to get a booth in the Exhibitor Tent to promote their services.

http://www.saplf.org/festival/
information@saplf.org
05
APR

San Antonio Book Festival’s Literary Death Match

The Charline McCombs Empire Theater, 226 E Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205 05:30 pm

Crowned by the Los Angeles Times as the “most entertaining reading series ever,” the Literary Death match — a hilarious mix of “Def Jam Poetry” and “American Idol” — will be making its debut in San Antonio on April 5 at The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. The first-ever Literary Death Match in San Antonio will be a competitive, humor-centric reading featuring a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors who perform their most electric writing in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readings, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, and then select their favorites to advance to the finals. The two finalists compete in the Literary Death Match finale, which trades in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown. It may sound like a circus — and that’s half the point.

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Jake Silverstein, editor of Texas Monthly
Performance: María Cristina Marrero, editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer of the Meredith Corporation
Intangibles: Molly Cox, chief of engagement for San Antonio’s SA2020 and 2013 emcee for TEDxSanAntonio

READERS:
Owen Egerton, author of How Best to Avoid Dying: Stories.
Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta: A Novel.
Antonio Sacre, author of My Name Is Cool: Stories from a Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller. Sacre was a former Death Match Champion in Los Angeles.
Malín Alegría, author of Pueblo Fronterizo No. 2: Guerra de Quinceañeras and Border Town #4: No Second Chances

With a special thanks to Las Casas Foundation, the ticketed program is from 6:30–7:30 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception and live music by Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin & the Bad Breath. This locally based band describes themselves as “a combination of ragtime blues, New Orleans-flavored rock and roll, and music of the 1930s and 1940s with some honky tonk thrown in.”

Individual tickets for 2nd floor mezzanine seating are $10 and include a cash bar while the $50 festival reception tickets include table seating and a cocktail reception on the orchestra level with appetizers.

http://www.saplf.org/events/literary-death-match
information@saplf.org
06
APR

La Voz de San Antonio @ Palo Alto College

1400 W Villaret Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78224 03:00 pm

La Voz de San Antonio—San Antonio’s citywide Poetry Out Loud Contest. RECITE a poem (no more than five minutes long). The poem can be one you’ve memorized or your own original composition. Contestants will be judged on stage presence, voice, clarity and dramatic interpretation. You can compete in six categories: 7 and younger, 8-13, 14-19, 20s, 30-69, 70 and over. One winner will be selected in each category at each of our four events. All winners will compete in the Grand Finale for prizes.

This event takes place at Palo Alto College Pedernales Hall.

http://geminiink.org/la-voz-2014/
info@geminiink.org
07
APR

Jazz/Poetry KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

In celebration of both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, the annual week of Jazz-Poetry on the air with KRTU’s Kory Cook, host of the Jazz Break, and Jim LaVilla-Havelin Coordinator of National Poetry Month, San Antonio includes special guest poets and musicians in the studio, selections for the archive of the jazz poetry hybrid performance art form, and announcements of upcoming poetry and jazz events. A free-wheeling week of live radio, which will be highlighted by Wednesday April 9 premiere of POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

Be sure to stay tuned to KRTU throughout April – for Wednesday broadcasts of new segments of Poetricity Wednesday April 16, 23, 30 — from 1:00-2:00 PM

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
08
APR

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com
08
APR

Poets Showcase at the Twig

306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106 San Antonio, TX 78215 07:00 pm

Diane Gonzales Bertrand reads from her new collection Dawn Flower (Pecan Grove Press, 2013). Booking signing to follow.


claudia.thetwig@yahoo.com
08
APR

Open Mic – San Antonio Public Library

3222 Culebra San Antonio, TX 78228 06:30 pm

Do you write poems? Are you comfortable reading them out loud? If so, please join us for our open mic night for National Poetry Month. Please contact us for sign-up and more details:

Memorial Library
3222 Culebra
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone (210) 207-9140

http://mysapl.org
rhonda.davila@sanantonio.gov
08
APR

Poetry Reading featuring Tomas Q. Morin and Joshua Robbins

Nierdorff Gallery, Dicke Art Building, Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78210 06:30 pm

A reading and book-signing by the award-winning authors of A Larger Country and Praise Nothing. Free and open to the public


jbrowne1@trinity.edu
08
APR

Jazz/Poetry KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

In celebration of both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, the annual week of Jazz-Poetry on the air with KRTU’s Kory Cook, host of the Jazz Break, and Jim LaVilla-Havelin Coordinator of National Poetry Month, San Antonio includes special guest poets and musicians in the studio, selections for the archive of the jazz poetry hybrid performance art form, and announcements of upcoming poetry and jazz events. A free-wheeling week of live radio, which will be highlighted by Wednesday April 9 premiere of POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

Be sure to stay tuned to KRTU throughout April – for Wednesday broadcasts of new segments of Poetricity Wednesday April 16, 23, 30 — from 1:00-2:00 PM

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
09
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 02:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Finding A New Beat. Writers from the Rio Grande Valley – Chris Carmona, Juan Ochoa, and Brian Allen Carr, will read selections from their recently published books. Wednesday, April 9th from 2 – 3:15 p.m. in Providence Hall West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APR

Jazz/Poetry KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

In celebration of both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, the annual week of Jazz-Poetry on the air with KRTU’s Kory Cook, host of the Jazz Break, and Jim LaVilla-Havelin Coordinator of National Poetry Month, San Antonio includes special guest poets and musicians in the studio, selections for the archive of the jazz poetry hybrid performance art form, and announcements of upcoming poetry and jazz events. A free-wheeling week of live radio, which will be highlighted by Wednesday April 9 premiere of POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

Be sure to stay tuned to KRTU throughout April – for Wednesday broadcasts of new segments of Poetricity Wednesday April 16, 23, 30 — from 1:00-2:00 PM

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
09
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 04:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Starting Over: Reading by Reyes Cardenas.While working as a machinist, Reyes Cardenas wrote poems. He will read from his recently published collection, “Chicano Poet: 1970-2010.” Wednesday, April 9th from 4:00 till 5:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents The Border Renewed: Reading by Ito Romo. San Antonio, Laredo, and places in-between are present in Ito Romo’s stories. He will read from his new collection, “The Border is Burning,” where he explores the world of violence and complexity of those who live on the border between Mexico and the United States. Wednesday, April 9th from 6:00 till 7:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APR

Blindness and the Healing Aspects of Poetry and Art

819 Augusta Street San Antonio, TX 78205 06:00 pm

Please place all the info for your event here. Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Poetry & Arts Magazine and The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Celebrate National Poetry Month Blindness and the Healing Aspects of Poetry & Art Speaker: Stephen Kuusisto, Author of Planet of the Blind: A Memoir Wednesday 9 April 2014 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM at The Bright Shawl; 819 Augusta Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. For more info: www.voicesdelaluna.com or contact Lou Taylor at: louisebtaylor@sbcglobal.net

http://www.voicesdelaluna.com
louisebtaylor@sbcglobal.net
09
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Student Open Mic. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to read thier own work or the work of others. Event sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta. Wednesday, April 9th from noon till 1:00 p.m.; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APR

La Voz de San Antonio @ The Carver Community Cultural Center

226 N. Hackberry San Antonio, TX 78202 06:00 pm

La Voz de San Antonio—San Antonio’s citywide Poetry Out Loud Contest. RECITE a poem (no more than five minutes long). The poem can be one you’ve memorized or your own original composition. Contestants will be judged on stage presence, voice, clarity and dramatic interpretation. You can compete in six categories: 7 and younger, 8-13, 14-19, 20s, 30-69, 70 and over. One winner will be selected in each category at each of our four events. All winners will compete in the Grand Finale for prizes.

This event takes place at Carver Community Cultural Center.

http://geminiink.org/la-voz-2014/
info@geminiink.org
10
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 07:30 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Embracing Second Chances. Award-winning author, Nan Cuba will read from her novel, “Body and Bread.” Thursday, April 10th from 7:30 till 8:30 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 04:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents A New Renaissance. Faculty from the Departmetn of English, Mass Communication and Drama will red thier original works. Thursday, April 10th from 4:00 till 5:45 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

The latest edition of OLLU’s literary journal, “The Thing Itself,” will be unveiled. The Student Editorial Board and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Octavio Quintanilla will present this event Thursday, April 10th from noon till 1:00 p.m. in Providence Hall West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 02:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Five Shades of a Heroine: Unmasking the Female Paragon. OLLU alumna, Sabrina Zertuche will present her work on Thursday, April 10th from 2:00 till 3:00 p.m. in Providence Hall Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APR

Jazz/Poetry- KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

In celebration of both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, the annual week of Jazz-Poetry on the air with KRTU’s Kory Cook, host of the Jazz Break, and Jim LaVilla-Havelin Coordinator of National Poetry Month, San Antonio includes special guest poets and musicians in the studio, selections for the archive of the jazz poetry hybrid performance art form, and announcements of upcoming poetry and jazz events. A free-wheeling week of live radio, which will be highlighted by Wednesday April 9 premiere of POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

Be sure to stay tuned to KRTU throughout April – for Wednesday broadcasts of new segments of Poetricity Wednesday April 16, 23, 30 — from 1:00-2:00 PM

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
10
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Giving the Word Flesh. James Tolan’s work has been described as “breathtaking” and “striking.” He teaches at the City University of New York. He is the author of the poetry collection, “Mass of the Forgotten,” and the chapbook, “Red Walls.” Thursday, April 10th from 6:00 till 7:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APR

Reading & Discussion: Lahab Assef al-Jundi

925 W Russell Place San Antonio, TX 78212 06:45 pm

As part of National Poetry Month 2014 acclaimed poet Lahab Assef al-Jundi will be reading from his new book & works at The Hausmann Millworks April 11th, 2014. Please join us for a reading followed by discussion. This event is free and open to the public with donations accepted. Marilyn Lanfear’s work will also be on display in The Millworks Gallery. Light refreshments will be available at reading. *Moderated by Paul Martin.
Event time: 6:45 – 8:45pm

http://www.hausmannmillworks.com
Renee.hausmann@gmail.com
11
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Resurgence: Readings by Anel Flores and Friends. Anel Flores will read along with fellow writers Dino Foxx, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Jackie Cuevas, Jesus Alonzo and Joe Jimenez. Friday, April 11th from 6:00 till 7:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Awakening the Slam. Following a campus tour and lunch, an open mic, hosted by San Antonio’s Puro Slam, will take place. Puro Slam is the only national certified poetry slam series in San Antonio. Friday, April 11th from noon till 1:30 p.m. in University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC) Mabee Gymnasium; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 09:30 am

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents High School Day: The Dawn of New Beginnings. Designed for high school students, but open to the public, the program will begin with a reading and talk with Anel Flores, author of “Empanadas,” and Laurie Ann Guerrero, author of “A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying.” Friday, April 11th from 9:30 till 10:45 a.m. in Thiry Auditorium; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APR

Poetry at Round Top Festival

248 Jaster Road Round Top, TX, TX 78954 03:30 pm

Poetry at Round Top is an annual festival presenting the nation’s most exciting and prominent poets over three days of readings, workshops, and conversations on craft.

April 11th -13th: Featured poets are Jane Hirshfield, Joy Harjo, Gregory Orr, Eduardo Corral, Jericho Brown, Tomas Q. Morin, (San Antonio’s!) Jenny Browne, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, and James Tolan.

Registration, meals, and workshops can be purchased here on the Festival Hill website (http://festivalhill.org/calendar/details.php?id=255) by calling the office at 979-249-3129, or by mailing in a completed registration form and check made payable to The James Dick Foundation. Reservations are necessary for all events.

http://poetryatroundtop.org
poetryatroundtop@gmail.com
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APR

2nd Verse Open Mic Poetry

6390 FAIRDALE DR. San Antonio, TX 78218 09:00 pm

2nd Verse is the premier spot for sophisticated and soulful spoken word poetry in San Antonio, held every 2nd Friday. Full Bar, Appetizer Menu, FREE Parking and the Hottest DJ spinning the best in Neo Soul, Jazz and R&B. Come and entertain your intellect with grooves and rhythms, voice and diction. We encourage all types and levels of creativity to participate or just enjoy. $5 Cover(cash only)

http://www.2ndverse.net
vocab81@gmail.com
11
APR

Jazz/Poetry on KRTU 91.7 FM

91.7 FM KRTU Jazz Radio San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

KRTU-FM celebrates both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month. Jazz/Poetry on KRTU Noon-1:00 PM  on the Jazz Break at Noon hosted by Kory Cook and co-hosted by NPM Coordinator Jim LaVilla-Havelin

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
12
APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 07:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents “Thirteen Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview.” Come enjoy this performance by Our Lady of the Lake University drama students. Saturday, April 12th from 7 p.m. 24th Street Theatre; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
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APR

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 03:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Journalists Gone Fiction: Finding New Paths. Journalists talk about stepping out of their comfort zones to write fiction stories. The panel features Sanford Nowlin, Nan Cuba, Yvette Benavides, Ron Franscell and David McLemore. Saturday, April 12th from 3-4 p.m., Providence Hall, Blue Room: Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
12
APR

Writers Take a Walk

233 Bushnell San Antonio, TX 78212 11:00 am

Writers Take a Walk to the Landa Library, 233 Bushnell, 78212 – April 12, 11:00 am – Free
Join fellow poets and writers as we celebrate Earth Day, Fiesta, National Library Week, and National Poetry Month. This will be an easy walk through landscaped grounds surrounding an Italianate home filled with wrought iron, carved marble and ornate chandeliers. Bring a pen and paper and prepare to be inspired. We will explore this historic home and community garden and then write as the muse may arouse. Authors are encouraged to share rough drafts. The Rivard Report may publish final works (as they did for Stemming from Greatness, and The 2014 MLK March). Writers and walkers are invited to bring snacks and drinks as well as notepads and pens. For more information, contact dondon213@hotmail.com or http://www.sat.lib.tx.us/shared_docs/lan/ataglance.pdf

http://www.sat.lib.tx.us/shared_docs/lan/ataglance.pdf
dondon213@hotmail.com
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APR

Gallista Gallery Celebrates National Poetry Month, 2014

1913 S. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78204 06:00 pm

Featuring The University Of The Spoken Word™.  Hosted by Anthony The Poet & Amanda Flores; Showcasing Tom E. & The Gallista Gallery Poetry Knights. Music by La Chichada & I Ching Gatos. And presenting a special exhibit of new works by Award-Winning Relativist Pop Artist, Moe Profane.

http://gallistagallery.com/events
joegallista@sbcglobal.net
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APR

Schertz Public Library Open Mic Event

798 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154 07:00 pm

The Schertz Public Library will be holding an informal open mic event during National Poetry Month. We are inviting both poets and songwriters to come and share their original work with the local community. The event will be from 7-8pm and will be held in meeting room 1 located in the library foyer. Pre-registration is not required for this event.

http://schertzpubliclibrary.org/calendar
librarian@schertz.com
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APR

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com
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APR

Poetry Therapy Workshop & Open Mic

6065 NW Interstate, 410 Loop Frontage Road San Antonio, TX 78238 06:00 pm

Join us for a Poetry Therapy Worshop at 6:00 p.m. and Open Mic at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Peter at p64holland@yahoo.com.


p64holland@yahoo.com
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APR

Poetricity KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 01:00 pm

POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
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APR

La Voz de San Antonio @ The McNay

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 06:30 pm

La Voz de San Antonio—San Antonio’s citywide Poetry Out Loud Contest. RECITE a poem (no more than five minutes long). The poem can be one you’ve memorized or your own original composition. Contestants will be judged on stage presence, voice, clarity and dramatic interpretation. You can compete in six categories: 7 and younger, 8-13, 14-19, 20s, 30-69, 70 and over. One winner will be selected in each category at each of our four events. All winners will compete in the Grand Finale for prizes.

This event takes place at The McNay.

http://geminiink.org/la-voz-2014/
info@geminiink.org
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APR

Open Mic – San Antonio Public Library

6111 Rosedale Ct. San Antonio, TX 78201 04:00 pm

Do you write poems? Are you comfortable reading them out loud? If so, please join us for our open mic night for National Poetry Month. Please contact us for sign-up and more details.

Westfall Library
6111 Rosedale Ct.
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone (210) 207-9220

http://mysapl.org
jernell.williams@sanantonio.gov
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APR

Poem in Your Pocket Day – San Antonio Public Library

all San Antonio Public Library branches San Antonio, TX all 10:00 am

Share your favorite poem with San Antonio! Pick up a pocket-sized card at any San Antonio Public Library branch and write your favorite poem on the back. Then carry it in your pocket through the day, to share with library staff and visitors!

http://www.mysapl.org
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APR

A Poetry Reading: Bonnie Lyons

One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 07:00 pm

Join us for an evening of wonderful readings to honor Dr. Bonnie Lyons for her outstanding work as a poet, teacher, and scholar. Readers will include Bonnie Lyons, Wendy Barker Reception to follow. UTSA Main Campus, Friday April 18th, 2014, 7-9pm.

Specific Location to be determined. For more info contact Dr. Mark Bayer at mark.bayer@utsa.edu.


mark.bayer@utsa.edu
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APR

Jorie Graham: Reading & Book Signing

508 W Center Street Kyle, TX 78640 07:30 pm

Jorie Graham will be reading and signing books at Texas State University and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle, Texas.

Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including the Forward Prize-winning and T.S. Eliot Prize-nominated PLACE (Ecco, 2012), Sea Change (2008), Overlord (HarperCollins, 2005); Never (HarperCollins, 2002); Swarm (2000); The Errancy (1997); The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Materialism (1993); Region of Unlikeness (1991); The End of Beauty (1987); Erosion (1983); and Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts (1980). She has also edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems of the English Language (1996) and The Best American Poetry 1990.

http://www.kapliterarycenter.com/KAP_EventsPage.html
kapliterarycenter@gmail.com
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APR

The Playhouse Tribe Presents ‘Poetry in the Park”

800 W Ashby Pl, San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX 78212 12:00 pm

The Playhouse Tribe presents Poetry in the Park! The Tribe, the new youth initiative at The Playhouse San Antonio, is a network of young artists that welcomes new theatre audiences, promotes artistic expression in the community and fosters San Antonio’s next generation of creative leaders. The Tribe will present a 15-minute program consisting of selections from both classic and modern poetry, spoken word, original pieces, and Shakespearean sonnets. In a three hour block, the Tribe will perform this program three times. The first will be in the San Pedro Park, the second will be in Hemisfair Park, and the third will be in Travis Park.

http://www.theplayhousesa.org
danieltheintern@theplayhousesa.org , ccasella@theplayhousesa.org
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APR

Meet the Author: Laurie Ann Guerrero

Central Library, 600 Soledad Street San Antonio, TX 6:00pm

The San Antonio Public Library invites you to Meet The Author – Laurie Ann Guerrero.

Laurie Ann Guerrero, winner of the 2013 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, will read from her work on April 22 6:00 PM at the Central Library. Her growing recognition as a poet and writer in San Antonio is exciting. Born and raised on San Antonio’s Southside, Guerrero’s first full-length collection was ‘A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying.’ Guerrero has served on the faculty of Palo Alto College, University of the Incarnate Word and Gemini Ink. She is a visiting writer at the University of Texas-El Paso and Our Lady of the Lake University. This exciting opportunity to meet the author is part of the library’s observation in National Poetry Month.  This event will be held at 6pm in the Central Library Auditorium.

http://www.mysapl.org
22
APR

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78251 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free. We will be featuring UK Poet Trevor Wainwright for the first hour of our event. Afterward, from 8pm-9pm, we will have an open-mic session.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com
23
APR

Poem in Your Pocket Day: Henry Ford Academy Alameda School for Art + Design

318 W. Houston Street San Antonio, TX TX 09:00 am

Creative Writing students from Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design will kick off the national Poem in Your Pocket Day, affiliated with the Academy of American Poets, by distributing poems in the community surrounding the Alameda Theater. Students will share their own writing or that of favorite authors, encouraging the greater community to celebrate poetry and the written word. This event takes place between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.


lvanprooyen@thealamedaschool.org
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APR

Poetry Month Movie

600 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 07:00 pm

A film directed by and starring James Franco about the controversial poem “Howl”, a reading of the poem, and a biopic about Allen Ginsberg, including the City Lights Bookstore obscenity trial. For questions please contract:

Central Library
600 Soledad
San Antonio TX 78205
210-207-2500

http://mysapl.org
James.laferla@sanantonio.com
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APR

Poetricity KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 01:00 pm

POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee. Be sure to stay tuned to KRTU throughout April – for Wednesday broadcasts of new segments of Poetricity Wednesday April 30th — from 1:00-2:00 PM

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
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APR

Citywide Student/Faculty Poetry Reading

St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, TX, TX 78228 03:00 pm

Students and faculty from area colleges and universities read original poetry in the outdoor amphitheatre, located near the Blume Academic Library on the campus of St Mary’s University. Visitor parking lot located nearby off of Camino Santa Maria.


cdumitru@stmarytx.edu
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APR

The Art of Poetry in Our Community: NESA

1400 Jackson Keller Rd San Antonio, TX 78213 11:00 am

Please join the North East School of the Arts in celebrating National Poetry Month. Young poets from around our community will read original work on the NESA Stage. Hear the outstanding and award winning poems of some of our NESA writers. Listen to the amazing poems of our youngest poets from schools nearby. Walk away from a morning of beautiful words inspired by young artists. Reservations are open for readers until April 1st at 5pm.

A small reception will follow for those attending. Location: Northeast School of the Arts: 1400 Jackson Keller Rd

Interested schools please contact Amy Stengel at amystengel1984@gmail.com or asteng@neisd.net.


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APR

The Art of Poetry in Our Community

1400 Jackson Keller Rd. San Antonio, TX 78213 11:00 am

Please join the North East School of the Arts in celebrating National Poetry Month. Poets from around our community will read original work on the NESA Stage. Hear the outstanding and award winning poems of some of our NESA writers. Listen to the amazing poems of our youngest poets from schools nearby. Walk away from a morning of beautiful words inspired by young artists.

http://www.neisd.net/nesa/
asteng@neisd.net
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APR

Gathering of Writers – North East School of the Arts

2009 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78213 07:00 pm

The Gallery Nord and the North East School of the Arts’ Creative Writing students extend an invitation to celebrate National Poetry Month. Our evening will be filled with original poems, music, and stories. The event will include writing from the 2013-2014 school year, selections from our award winning literary magazine, poems and stories recognized by the Scholastic Arts and Writing Association, and poems recognized by the San Antonio Library Association in their respected literary magazine, Pegasus. Celebrate young writers, poetry and art. Visit this beautiful gallery. Concessions and our literary magazine will be sold, and a small reception will follow this event.

http://www.gallerynord.com/
amystengel1984@gmail.com
29
APR

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com
29
APR

Jazz Poets of San Antonio

529 San Pedro San Antonio, Tx, TX 78212 07:10 pm

Poets present their poetry accompanied by the Jazz Poetry Band. The two elements are blended together by poet and musicians improvising a groove for each poem. We meet every Tuesday. A free writing session is conducted by Eduardo C. Garza, director and founder of the Jazz Poets of S.A.. The band is comprised of Eduardo on drums, Carl Rush on bass, Efrain Garza on keyboard and Gene Burr on guitar. No cover and Espresso Gallery, Aaron Garza, owner, sells coffee and treats.


eljazzpoet@gmail.com
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APR

Poetricity KRTU 91.7FM

San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78212 01:00 pm

POETRICITY hosted by Val “Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A “Jazz Cat” Lee.

http://web.krtu.org/
leecatheri@gmail.com
30
APR

Noche De Poesia – Poetry in the Barrio

2120 El Paso, San Antonio, TX 78207 , TX 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Closing out National Poetry Month, San Anto Cultural Arts Presents it’s annual Noche de Poesia, an open mic event for the community.

The line-up will include readings from youth participants.

Open mic sign-up starts at 6 and readings will start at 6:30 sharp.

Please acknowledge this event is FAMILY FRIENDLY and open to all ages! All languages welcome.

BOOK DRIVE: This event is free and we are accepting gently used books for our Book Nook which will be a part of our new building. The Book Nook will be an area of our building dedicated to promoting literacy and creating a safe and quiet space for reading.

T-shirts will be for sale with all proceeds going towards building and filling our Book Nook.

See you there San Anto!


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APR

Mega Corazon

, TX

Celebrating National Poetry Month, URBAN-15 presents MEGA CORAZON, a live broadcast featuring 24 of San Antonio’s premier performance poets on Wednesday, April 30th. This event will be available on-line to friends of poetry throughout the country, and even the globe, via our streaming video system.

“Mega Corazon” featuring San Antonio’s premier performance poets in a world-wide six-hour live broadcast from the URBAN-15 Studio as part of National Poetry Month.  Each poet will contribute a fifteen-minute reading as part of the six hour presentation.

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE:  Broadcast from URBAN-15 Studio, 2500 S. Presa SATX 78210

WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE ACCESS:  website portal www.urban15.org

FORMAT:  Twenty-four 15-minute sets

Among the 24 featured poets are: Carmen Tafolla, 2012-14 San Antonio Poet Laureate; Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate; Eduardo Garza, Cyra Dumitru, Juan Tejeda, Naomi Shahib Nye, Barbara Stanush, Sheila Black, John Phillip Santos, Frances Treviño Santos, Mo H Saidi, Jesse Cardona, Andrea Greimel, Kevin Tobar Pesantez, Andrea ‘Vocab’ Sanderson, ‘Anthony the Poet’ Flores, Amanda Flores, Santiago Garcia, Jr.,  Jenny Browne, and the newly designated 2014-16 Poet Laureate of San Antonio, Laurie Ann Guerrero.

For information on MEGA CORAZON, please visit http://urban15.org/index.php?/Event/mega_corazon

http://urban15.org/index.php?/Event/mega_corazon
events@urban15.org
03
MAY

LA VOZ de San Antonio: Finale @ SAY SI

1518 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78204-1763 02:00 pm

La Voz FINALE @ SAY SI.

All winners from the previous four events will compete in the Grande Finale for prizes.

Background information on event: La Voz de San Antonio—San Antonio’s citywide Poetry Out Loud Contest. Contestants recite a poem (no more than five minutes long). The poem can be one you’ve memorized or your own original composition. Contestants will be judged on stage presence, voice, clarity and dramatic interpretation. You can compete in six categories: 7 and younger, 8-13, 14-19, 20s, 30-69, 70 and over. One winner will be selected in each category at each of our four events. All winners will compete in the Grand Finale for prizes.

This event takes place at SAY SI on Alamo Street.

http://geminiink.org/la-voz-2014/
info@geminiink.org
04
MAY

Words for Birds

10750 Pleasanton Road San Antonio, TX 78221 01:00 pm

The 6th Annual – Words for Birds Poetry Reading in Celebration of Our Feathered Friends
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Readings followed by a short birding walk
A Sunday in the park with birds. Poets and readers will read their own work and favorites from the poets around the world who have celebrated birds. Join us in the outdoor amphitheater of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – readers include Sharon Olinka, Ruth Asher, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Laurel Bodinus, D. Ellis Phelps. Carol Coffee Reposa, Ignacio Magaloni, and others.
Visitors are invited to bring their favorite bird poems, and join in the celebration and reading. From “To a Skylark” to “The Raven” from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” to birds and flight in the haikus of Basho and Issa and the poems of Kabir and Rumi, poets have, and continue to, turn their eyes to the sky.


lavhav@gmail.com
11
MAY

Performance: Mother America

6000 N New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 02:00 pm

In blending image and text, Robert Indiana often quoted American writers Hart Crane, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Carlos Williams, and others. Explore the crossover between painting and poetry with a reader’s theatre performance celebrating Indiana, American literature, and mothers. A collaboration with Gemini Ink, readers include Natalia Trevino, Jim La Villa-Havelin, Bill Lewis, and Laura Van Prooyen with introductions by Sheila Black. A light reception with take home flowers for mothers follows.

Event held at: McNay Art Museum, Chiego Lecture Hall @ 2pm


kate.carey@mcnayart.org
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MAY

Young Pegasus Poetry Awards 2014

San Antonio, TX 78222 02:00 pm

For more than 80 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. Selected poets are invited to attend an awards ceremony where they receive an award certificate and a copy of the year’s anthology in which their work appears. The selected poems are read aloud during the ceremony, either by the poets themselves or a member of the judging panel. For event location, please visit mysapl.org.

http://www.mysapl.org
viki.ash@sanantonio.gov

Our Lady of the Lake University Literary Festival:
“Rebirth & Renacimiento”

09
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 02:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Finding A New Beat. Writers from the Rio Grande Valley – Chris Carmona, Juan Ochoa, and Brian Allen Carr, will read selections from their recently published books. Wednesday, April 9th from 2 – 3:15 p.m. in Providence Hall West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 04:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Starting Over: Reading by Reyes Cardenas.While working as a machinist, Reyes Cardenas wrote poems. He will read from his recently published collection, “Chicano Poet: 1970-2010.” Wednesday, April 9th from 4:00 till 5:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents The Border Renewed: Reading by Ito Romo. San Antonio, Laredo, and places in-between are present in Ito Romo’s stories. He will read from his new collection, “The Border is Burning,” where he explores the world of violence and complexity of those who live on the border between Mexico and the United States. Wednesday, April 9th from 6:00 till 7:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
09
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Student Open Mic. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to read thier own work or the work of others. Event sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta. Wednesday, April 9th from noon till 1:00 p.m.; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 07:30 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Embracing Second Chances. Award-winning author, Nan Cuba will read from her novel, “Body and Bread.” Thursday, April 10th from 7:30 till 8:30 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 04:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents A New Renaissance. Faculty from the Departmetn of English, Mass Communication and Drama will red thier original works. Thursday, April 10th from 4:00 till 5:45 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

The latest edition of OLLU’s literary journal, “The Thing Itself,” will be unveiled. The Student Editorial Board and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Octavio Quintanilla will present this event Thursday, April 10th from noon till 1:00 p.m. in Providence Hall West Social Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 02:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Five Shades of a Heroine: Unmasking the Female Paragon. OLLU alumna, Sabrina Zertuche will present her work on Thursday, April 10th from 2:00 till 3:00 p.m. in Providence Hall Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
10
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 06:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Giving the Word Flesh. James Tolan’s work has been described as “breathtaking” and “striking.” He teaches at the City University of New York. He is the author of the poetry collection, “Mass of the Forgotten,” and the chapbook, “Red Walls.” Thursday, April 10th from 6:00 till 7:00 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 12:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Awakening the Slam. Following a campus tour and lunch, an open mic, hosted by San Antonio’s Puro Slam, will take place. Puro Slam is the only national certified poetry slam series in San Antonio. Friday, April 11th from noon till 1:30 p.m. in University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC) Mabee Gymnasium; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
11
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 09:30 am

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents High School Day: The Dawn of New Beginnings. Designed for high school students, but open to the public, the program will begin with a reading and talk with Anel Flores, author of “Empanadas,” and Laurie Ann Guerrero, author of “A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying.” Friday, April 11th from 9:30 till 10:45 a.m. in Thiry Auditorium; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
12
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 07:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents “Thirteen Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview.” Come enjoy this performance by Our Lady of the Lake University drama students. Saturday, April 12th from 7 p.m. 24th Street Theatre; Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu
12
APRIL

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival

411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, TX 78207 03:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake 2014 Literary Festival presents Journalists Gone Fiction: Finding New Paths. Journalists talk about stepping out of their comfort zones to write fiction stories. The panel features Sanford Nowlin, Nan Cuba, Yvette Benavides, Ron Franscell and David McLemore. Saturday, April 12th from 3-4 p.m., Providence Hall, Blue Room: Free and open to the public.

http://www.ollusa.edu/LitFest
oquintanilla@ollusa.edu

Ongoing Events

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

This is a weekly open-mic poetry reading. It is San Antonio’s longest weekly open-mic poetry reading (19 years, so far). All are welcomed and can enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78251 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs from 7pm to 9pm. Free. We will be featuring UK Poet Trevor Wainwright for the first hour of our event. Afterward, from 8pm-9pm, we will have an open-mic session.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com

Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading

321 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78216 07:00 pm

The Sun Poet’s Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading is San Antonio’s longest running weekly open-mic poetry reading. All are welcomed and enjoy complete freedom of speech. Event runs every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/sunpoetssociety
rodcarlosstryker@yahoo.com

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