A Little of What’s Going on in San Antonio during National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month Events

Happy National Poetry Month everyone! There’s a whole lot going on around and I wanted to point out some events that are happening in the hometown of Virgogray Press, San Antonio!  Here’s a handful of events. For a full listing please email below.
PS Sorry for not posting this a bit sooner, I have picked up with current listings:
April 3-May 31
Stonemetal Press

4 PM Dramatic Reader’s Theatre production based on
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
OLLU / Library Community Room

Saturday April 4th

10:30 AM Awaken the Sleeping Poet – students reading
1:30 PM Awaken the Sleeping Poet – adults reading (includes college
San Antonio Museum of Art
For information about this event –
Society of Latino & Hispanic Writers of San Antonio
Laurel Crown Foundation (info@laurelcrown.org)

2 PM Reading from Native Soil: Poems from South Texas Poets
School by the River Press
Readers include: Roberto Bonazzi, Karen Kelley, Naomi Nye,
John Brantley, Rosemary Catacalos, Jesse Herrera,
Michelle Paulsen
Central Library / Gallery

7 PM Michael Anderson performs “Anarchist Pep Rally”
OLLU / Library Community Room

Exhibit: The Deeper Side: Images & Poetry by
David Drymala
April 5 – May 31
Viva Books

Sunday April 5th

2 PM Reading
Readers include: John Hammond, Carol Coffee Reposa,
Cyra Dumitru, Felipe Barajas, Olga Samples Davis,
Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Nan Cuba, Bella Merriam,
Sylvia Carrazales, Dan Constantin, Andrea Eskin

The Twig
For more information call The Twig / Dinah Price
826-6411 or Jim LaVilla-Havelin 224-1848

Monday April 6th

6:30 PM “Poetry with Power” reading by visiting
English poet – Agnes Meadows
Bihl Haus Arts

Wednesday April 8th

5 PM Jo LeCoeur reading and signing from
Medicine Woods (published by Pecan Grove)
The Twig

7 PM Poetry Celebration / ACCD Student Poetry
Competition and Guest Readers
San Antonio College / McAllister Auditorium

Tuesday April 14th

Copies of “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot available for all

Sunday April 19th

7 PM Reading by Josie Mixon & Dr. Josie Mendez Negrete
and an Open Mic
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
7:30 PM Reading by Michael Aaron Casares
Gemini Ink
Tuesday April 21st
7 PM Radical Dreamers: Teen Club Annual Open Mic
Henry A. Guerra Jr. Branch Library

Thursday April 23rd
11 AM Poetry Fiesta – Borderlines in SA
Guest Readers and presentation of the
Trinidad Sanchez Award
Northwest Vista College / Banquet Room in Huisache Hall

Saturday April 25th
1 PM Dead Poets Slam – share your favorite poem by a dead poet
LVPL / Porch

Tuesday April 28th
6:30 PM screening of SYLVIA (Gwyneth Paltrow as Sylvia Plath)
Cinema Soledad Series
Central Library

Friday May 2 – Sunday May 3rd
Poetry at Round Top
7th annual festival weekend
readings, workshops, events
speakers include:
Tony Hoagland, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kay Ryan, A. Van Jordan,
Judith Kitchen. Stan Sanvel Rubin, Robert Bonazzi, Jenny Browne,
Ed Madden, Virginia Dupuy

For more info:
Jim LaVilla-Havelin / lavhav@earthlink.org

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