Carroll Through the Looking Glass



A special reading of Lewis Carroll’s poetry, hosted by Virgogray Press, will take place at the Calcasieu Gallery on March 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM. A brief open mic will follow. Virgogray Press publications will also be available for purchase. Carroll Through the Looking Glass is an official Contemporary Art Month exhibit and opens during Luminaria. The Black Light Contingent presents “Carroll Through the Looking Glass,” a presentation of art inspired by the life and work of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The Contingent will present several of Carroll’s works including Alice In Wonderland, poetry from his seminal collection, Phantasmagoria, his humorous play Euclid and his Modern Rivals and will highlight interpretations of his work, published under his real name, Charles Ludwig Dodgson, “The Tangled Tale” and “Curiosa Mathematica: A New Theory of Parallels,” the latter a notable excursion into shedding light on some of the work Carroll produced as Head Lecturer at Oxford University. The Black Light Contingent will truly illuminate the manuscripts of Lewis Carroll with their visually stunning ultraviolet exhibit, a presentation of fluorescent work in homage to a literary master who inevitably captured the imagination of generations.

Carroll Through the Looking Glass
@ The Calcasieu Gallery
214 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78204

March 13, 2010
Reading: 5 PM
Gallery: 7:30 PM

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 (

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 /

Virgogray Press at Gemini Ink

Michael Aaron Casares @ Gemini Ink  Sunday April 19th, 2009 7:30PM

Michael Aaron Casares @ Gemini Ink Sunday April 19th, 2009 7:30PM

On Sunday April 19th, 2009 Virgogray Press invades Gemini Ink for a poetry book reading and discussion in honor of National Poetry Month. I invite all to attend as I will be reading from my two latest collections of poetry, Ghost Roads and The Terrorist. The presentation entitled “Virgogray: A Perspective” will run an hour long and examines the role of poetry in this fast-paced, modern world and how this sacred art-form, though seen as a dying kind by many including the mass media, is instrumental to the survival of our humanity. A brief Q &A will follow at the close of the session.  My books as well as other titles by Virgogray Press will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early as seating will be limited. The event begins at 7:30 PM. Please note: FIESTA begins this April week in San Antonio and parking may be more of an issue than normal. There are not any huge events taking place on that Sunday, but many FIESTA-goers may seek parking to attend the weekly events happening all over downtown. Please, arrive early.

     Gemini Ink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and “nurtures writers and readers and builds community through literature and related arts.” Gemini Ink is the heart of independent literary growth in San Antonio serving over 6,000 patrons and parenting several programs including Writers in Communities (WIC), Dramatic Readers Theater, University Without Walls (UWW) and The Autograph Series.

Gemini Ink located at 513 S. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205Gemini Ink located at 513 S. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205