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A reading and reception honoring Bonnie Lyons.
The event will be held in the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center at Texas State.
Inspired by the success of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), the Academy of American Poets brought together librarians, publishers and literary organizations to claim April as National Poetry Month—an observance solidified by a proclamation President Bill Clinton issued in 1996. Kicked off in late March and stretching into May, the local incarnation comprises readings, slams, open mics, workshops, the competition La Voz de San Antonio and unique events like Poetry in the Park. Spotlighting the new youth initiative the Playhouse Tribe, the outdoorsy outing kicks off with a short program of classic and modern poems, original works, spoken word and Shakespearean sonnets in San Pedro Park (2:30 p.m.) before setting off to deliver encore presentations at Travis Park (3:15 p.m.) and HemisFair (4 p.m.). Open to all high-school and college students, the Tribe promotes “artistic expression in the community and fosters San Antonio’s next generation of creative leaders.”
In conjunction with National Poetry Month, 2014-2016 San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero discusses the art and craft of poetry and reads from her collection A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying.
Join students as they distribute poems in the community surrounding the Alameda Theater.
POETRICITY hosted by Val "Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A. "Jazz Cat" Lee."
Free movie starring James Franco and a reading from the controversial poem "Howl"
Students and faculty from area universities read original poetry in the outdoor amphitheatre, located near the Blume Academic Library. Visitor parking available.
Come join us for a visit from Odis Williams who will be signing copies of his book The Navy Life. Odis Daniel Williams, Jr. graduated from Highlands High School in 1972 and joined the U. S. Navy at age eighteen. After thirteen years working for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, he returned home and now lives in San Antonio.
High School Readers wil share their work. Publications party for the NESA Literary Magazine's 2014 edition.
Poets present their poetry accompanied by the Jazz Poetry Band.
The Gallery Nord and the North East School of the Arts celebrate young writers, poetry and art.
PuroSlam, in collaboration with Merge98FM and The Circle School, bring you a night of poetry and music, simulcast live on Merge 98 FM. Number 1 Ranked Poet, Diamond Mason defends her title against recently crowned PuroSlam Champ Rooster in several rounds of heated slammin'. Poets earn extra points for mentioning "The Circle School" or "Big Give SA" in their poems. DJ Donnie Dee provides the beats.
In The Dangerous Divide, Eichstaedt journeys along the border region from Tucson, through New Mexico, to El Paso, meeting with migrants, border security advocates and communities ravaged by cross-border crime. Readers come face-to-face with the victims, power players and personalities that have riveted US attention on US-Mexico border security.
Written from the two opposing perspectives of Gabriel and Lucifer, McElroy’s book War of Wings follows their paths and love stories as they face a violent war that leads to the fall of one-third of the angels from Heaven.
Poetry reads and theatre performance celebrating Indiana, American literature, and mothers. A collaboration with Gemini Ink, readers include Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Jim La Villa Havelin, Bill Lewis, and Laura Van Prooyen with introductions by Sheila Black.
Author Lefty O'Neal will be signing copies of his book Dreaming of the Majors: Living in the Bush. Dreaming of the Majors is O’Neal’s account of the dream he nurtured from the age of five to play Major League baseball, the people God brought into his life who shaped the dream, and the amazing and unexpected twists and turns Dick “Lefty” O’Neal experienced along the journey toward fulfilling the dream.
San Antonio's Youth Poetry Organization, Fresh Ink, is back with monthly poetry slams and open mics. Get there early for the poetry workshop!
Public poetry readings in various genres. For more information please visit: www.geminiink.org.
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Avant-garde Austin musician Roger Sellers’ website begs you to “Imagine folk-dance-Americana-electric-symphonic fusion, where Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens and Joanna Newsom all groove to late night ambient house music in George Martin’s living room.” This is the best description I have found of the man’s unique sound(s). Sellers creates captivating and diverse sonic landscapes that translate to a riveting, unpredictable and transfixing live show. The dude plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, bells, organ, piano and drums. Sometimes he plays with a full band and sometimes he plays with a streamlined digital solo setup. And, though he may not fit all of those things into his SA performance, the sheer possibilities indicate that Sellers’ set is sure to be an engrossing experience. Along with visual stimulation provided by Sixto-Juan Zavala, show-goers will be treated to up-and-coming local acts PBLC (particularly awesome), Brave Microwave and Lizarazo.
Brazilian director Renato Falcão’s modern silent film Margarette’s Feast tells the incredible story of an Everyman (Hique Gomez) who loses his job and comes into possession of a miraculous suitcase that never runs out of money. Shot entirely in black and white, the 2002 film employs Brazilian music, intentionally under-lit photography, exuberant acting styles and a cast of characters spanning the social spectrum. Falcão’s debut feature, Margarette’s Feast has been described as an “homage to a glorious cinematic past and an audacious present exploration of narrative and technique. … It’s as though Chaplin’s Little Tramp found himself in Fassbinder’s Alexanderplatz.” SAMA screens the cinematic oddity in conjunction with its Global Lens film series.
In addition to her work with New York’s “Sistas Doing Comedy” and the LA-based “Hot & Spicy Tamales,” “former Brooklyn project girl” Sara Contreras was showcased by Showtime’s Alma-nominated The Original Latin Divas of Comedy and counts Law & Order: SVU and Third Watch among her acting credits.
A former stable the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace repurposed as her studio, 111 Camp Street housed the Linda Pace Foundation offices until recently and opens this week as SPACE, the Foundation’s first public facility. Tucked in the northeast corner of CHRISpark, SPACE will showcase works from the Foundation’s stellar permanent collection along with related contemporary art exhibitions and programming. Curated by LPF’s former Executive Director Maura Reilly and organized by Collection and Exhibitions Officer Kelly O’Connor, SPACE’s inaugural show “Pace Gems” reflects Pace’s “overarching collection criteria,” which focused on artists linked to Artpace, the “laboratory of dreams” she founded in 1995. While it highlights a number of New Yorkers (including Jim Hodges, Glenn Ligon, Marilyn Minter and Wangechi Mutu), “Pace Gems” also represents SA natives like Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Dario Robleto and even Pace herself.
The Cameo opens its doors for a rare sale boasting upwards of 5,000 treasures—including costumes, furniture, curtains, hand-painted scenery, fixtures, lighting and Egyptian memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the theater and its future productions.
Headed by professor Mark McCoin, the UTSA New Media Collective comprises undergrad and grad students exploring the “integration of live digital sound, video performance, movement, sculpture and any combination of space-time creativity.” In February, the collective made a splash with “Slap and Tickle,” a one-night-only pop-up featuring multimedia installations, “duration-based” works and experimental performances (including one by an “interpretive contortionist”). Sure to live up to its unusual name, the gang’s April offering draws inspiration from personal stories, experimental rituals and “binary juxtapositions.” Billed as an “evening-length art experience,” the limited engagement promises installation-based projects, a costumed “painting battle” between three artists and a “host of innovative content” including the sound- and movement-based performance piece Beauties and the Beasts.
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