Saturday, March 31, 2007

April is National Poetry Month

The following is from my good friend, P.C. McKinnon:

Watch for Ed Tijerina's article in Sunday's Express News!

San Antonio
Poetry Calendar - April 2007
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April 1st, 11am, JumpStart Theater (in the Blue Star Art Complex): Thom the World Poet and several other Poets from Down Under (Australia). Their readings will be woven into a wonderfully alternative, semi-improvised inter-faith worship service at the Celebration Circle ( With music and meditations led by Rudolf Harst and the Circle Band, the Circle has been featuring poetry as part of their weekly service every Sunday for the past 15 years. Free. All ages welcome. Contact Info: or call (210) 533-6767

April 5th, 7pm, John Pease Library (UTSA, 1604): Poet Claudia Rankine reading/multi-media presentation with her husband, the photographer, John Lucas. Assembly Room of JPL (John Pease Library building). Free. All invited. Contact Info:

April 7th, 2pm, Garden Villa, University of the Incarnate Word: Alamo Area Poets of Texas regular monthly. All poets and those interested in poetry are invited to attend. Contact Info:

April 25th, 7pm, Guadalupe Street Café, 1320 Guadalupe St: Join Danita Nelson & P.C. McKinnon for Put a Poem In Your Pocket open-mic poetry celebration. (210) 212-6508. The event at this cozy internet café is free and open to the public. Bring your favorite poem, bring a friend, relax and listen to the muses that make the hearts of San Antonio beat. Contact Info: or (210) 212-6508

April 26th, 7pm, Northwoods Barnes & Noble (1604 & 281): Awaken the Sleeping Poet, (held on the last Thursday of every month). This month, international poet, Juan Perez, is the featured poet (7:00 to 8:00 pm). Open mic from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contact:


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