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    Join us on a journey into Dr. Cathetine Musemeche's fascinating world. As a pediatric surgeon, she operates on the smallest of human beings, manipulates organs the size of walnuts, and uses sutures as thin as hairs to resolve matters of life or death. Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery takes readers into the realm of pediatric medicine, where children and newborns undergo surgery to resolve congenital defects or correct the damage caused by accidents and disease. This is a field guide to the state of the art and science of operating on the smallest human beings, and a very personal story about the maladies that afflict children, told by an exceptionally gifted surgeon and writer.

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Naomi Nye: Turtle of Oman

    Come help launch internationally acclaimed author Naomi Nye's new book Turtle of Oman with two presentations by the author.

    Category: Words
  • Naomi Nye, Turtle of Oman

    This delicate novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration.

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Author Catherine Musemeche Appearance for Her Newest Book Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery

    Join us on a journey into Dr. Kate Musemeche's fascinating world. As a pediatric surgeon, she operates on the smallest of human beings, manipulates organs the size of walnuts, and uses sutures as thin as hairs to resolve matters of life or death. 'Small' takes readers into the realm of pediatric medicine, where children and newborns undergo surgery to resolve congenital defects or correct the damage caused by accidents and disease. This is a field guide to the state of the art and science of operating on the smallest human beings, and a very personal story about the hurts and maladies that afflict them, told by an exceptionally gifted surgeon and writer.

    Category: Words, Book signing
  • Jeanne Meeks Reading and Signing

    Jeanne Meeks is a fiction author who has written Rim to Rim, Wolfpack: Mystery on Isle Royale and Eternally Yours, Robert. Her novels are intended to inspire young girls and older women to get out and enjoy nature.

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Jeanne Meeks: Fiction Author

    Jeanne Meeks, Author of Rim to Rim, Wolf Pack: Mystery on Isla Royal, and Eternaly Yours, Robert  will be making an appearance at The Twig on Wednesday, Sept. 10th.

    Category: Words, Book signing
  • Alice In Space
    Alice In Space 9/13 8:00PM
     

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Hosanna Praise Poetry Reading

    The next open mic edition of the Hosanna Praise Poetry Reading series will be held next month at Igo Branch Library. Hosts Floyd L. Lamrouex and Valerie Bailey Honor the Lord Jesus Christ in spoken word.  Anybody can read their own poetry or just come to listen.

    Place: Igo Library
  • Peter Josyph: Cormac McCarthy's House

    New York-based writer, artist, actor, and filmmaker Peter Josyph left audiences spellbound when he last performed at the Wittliff Collections in 2010 as the keynote speaker for the Cormac McCarthy Society. Since then, the Wittliff published Josyph's book Cormac McCarthys House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls in its literary series with the University of Texas Press. To celebrate his book and the Wittliff's fall archives exhibition, "Cormac McCarthy: Unveiling a Literary Legend," Josyph returns to dazzle and inform audiences seeking to understand the spirit of Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy. Josyph's books will be for sale at the event courtesy of the University Bookstore, and he will sign books after the program.

    Category: Words, Poetry reading
  • Mollie Bickle Cardwell Signing

    Regional author Mollie Bickle Cardwell will be at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of her novel Return to Sandy Creek. This book is set in three different areas of Texas: the Hill Country, west Texas and the Gulf Coast.

    Category: Words, Book signing
  • an Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero will read from her book A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying. Poet Tim Z. Hernandez will also read selected poems, and the inaugural Poet Laureate of San Antonio, Carmen Tafolla, will emcee.

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Voices de la Luna Writing Poetry Group

    The Voices de la Luna Poetry Group will meet in Barnes & Noble for a writing workshop. They will continue at 7:00 pm with featured readings. If you love poetry, stop by and enjoy.

    Category: Words, Poetry reading
  • Local Organizing for the Rights of Mother Earth

    Eleanor Bravo, the Southwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, will share her insights from working with communities in Dallas and Los Angeles to ban or restrict fracking. Following this plática, we will screen the documentary “Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas,” which focuses on a New Mexico county of Hispanos that has become the first in the US to ban fracking.

    Category: Words, Spoken word
  • Book Release: The Jugheads

    Written by J.R. Helton, "The Jugheads" follows the Steward family on a rollercoaster ride through America's dark side, encompassing urban grit, suburban sprawl, and unspoiled country. Dragged around by his physically and emotionally hectoring father, Jake and the rest of his family must find a way to live in the shadows cast by their own American gothic.

    Category: Words, Book release
  • East Texas in Story and Song

    Join internationally celebrated author and Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale for a special event at the Wittliff Collections, which house his archive. The author of nearly 50 novels in a variety of genres, Lansdale has won an Edgar Award, nine Bram Stoker Awards, and in 2007 he received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award. The New York Times describes Lansdale as having a folklorists eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace. Author of the cult classic Bubba Ho-tep, Lansdale's latest novel to be adapted into film is Cold in July, starring Don Johnson, Michael C. Hall, and fellow Wittliff donor Sam Shepard. An anthology of his work, Sanctified and Chicken Fried, is part of the Wittliffs literary book series with the University of Texas Press. Joining Lansdale will be journalist Wes Ferguson, whose book, Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine, is being compared favorably to John Graves' Goodbye to a River. Also on the bill is Joe's daughter, singer-songwriter Kasey Lansdale, who will perform from her new album, Restless, produced by John Carter Cash. Attendees are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu to receive further information including parking instructions.

    Category: Words
  • Carolyn Osborn Reading
    Carolyn Osborn Reading 11/15 3:00PM
     

    Carolyn Osborn will be reading from her recently published novel Where We Are Now, a collection of stories about family.

    Category: Words, Book reading
  • Bill Wittliff: The Devil's Backbone

    The Devil's Backbone, the first of a trilogy by Bill Wittliff published by the University of Texas Press, is an engrossing tale of a runaway boys search for his missing Momma across the old-time Southwest badlands. A page-turner packed with colorful characters, folk wit and wisdom, and unexpected twists of events, the story transforms into mythic quest through the magic of Wittliff's imaginative narrative and Jack Unruh's equally wondrous illustrations. Unruh's original drawings will be on view during the event. Attendees are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu to receive further information including parking instructions.

    Category: Words, Book signing
  • Holocaust Remembrance:  Survivor Stories

    The San Antonio Public Library has joined with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Holocaust Museum of San Antonio to tell the stories of the victims of the Holocaust, including those who were not Jewish, beginning in April and continuing throughout the month of May. For information about digital exhibits, videos and testimonials from survivors, visit learnandremember.org or mysapl.org. Ana Rado Thur., May 8, 6:00PM at Parman, Rose Williams Mon., May 12, 6PM at Igo, and Susanne Jalnos Thur., May 15, 6PM at Mission.

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  • Sun's Poet Society
    Sun's Poet Society 9/2 7:00PM
     

    Be mezmorized by the sounds from the Sun's Poet Society

  • Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot

    Get punched in the face with the words of a righteous poet at the Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot. The scandelous J. Alejandro hosts as authors recite thier proudest works.

  • 2nd Verse
    2nd Verse 9/12 9:00PM
     

    The sophisticated and soulful 2nd Verse bursts with beautiful spoken word poetry every second Friday of the month. Hosted by Glo and Vocab, 2nd verse is open to all levels of creativity

  • Open Mic Poetry Night at Luna

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    Place: Luna
  • Fresh Ink Youth Slam
    Fresh Ink Youth Slam 9/19 7:00PM
     

    San Antonio's Youth Poetry Organization, Fresh Ink, is back with monthly poetry slams and open mics. Get there early for the poetry workshop!

 

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    Oscuridad 9/4 8:00PM
     

    Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.

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    UTOPIAfest 9/11
     

    Featuring GZA, Father John Misty, the Golden Dawn Arketstra, Dan Deacon, Cold War Kids, Warpaint and more, UTOPIAfest is a unique music festival experience, with a cap at 2,000, free camping and no music overlap.

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