Virgogray Press & the Austin International Poetry Festival: The Whole Story

Alright so the Austin International Poetry Festival is looming largely over us next week. Yes, it is finally here. So here’s the skinny on Virgogray’s role in the Festival and how we’re supporting. Viva la poesia!

Friday April 24th, 2009

MARC OLMSTED will be taking place in a public reading on Friday evening.

Where: Westminster Manor                                                                                                                                                                      4100 Jackson Avenue

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Saturday April 25th, 2009

MARC OLMSTED  presents: “Word Flashes & Eye Snapshots: Sketching Your Life Awake” as part of The Austin International Poetry Festival. “Sketching” was Jack Kerouac’s term for recording images seen and the associations and memories they invoke with a snapshot-like technique of minute particulars and attention to the words that convey them precisely rather than with “editorial” language (generalities of object and emotion). Poets, fiction writers and journal keepers are all welcome to participate in this two hour workshop!

Where:Huston-Tillotson University                                                                                                                                                     900 Chicon St.  Evans Building Rm 300

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

MARC OLMSTED & MICHAEL AARON CASARES to host  a public reading for the Austin International Poetry Festival on Saturday afternoon. Readers at the event include Cynthia Gail Manor, James D. Ardis, Marcelle Kasprowicz, Mark Ilan Unger, Michael Guinn, Terri Vaughn, Whatamelon, Garrett Middaugh, Dillon McKinsey!

Where:Huston-Tillotson University                                                                                                                                                     900 Chicon St.  Seabrook Chapel

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 MICHAEL AARON CASARES at special music & poetry event at AIPF! Michael will briefly present a selection of poems.

Where: Marias Taco Expres                                                                                                                                                                          2925 S. Lamar

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

MARC OLMSTED will be reading at the Austin International BIG READ at Ruta Maya HQ! The big read gathers all the featured poets who are reading at this years festival! Be sure to come check out this event!

Where:Ruta Maya HG

Time: 7:30 PM

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