Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
America Libre Photo Contest
Here's a link to the author's website: http://www.raulramos.com/
Seeking Technical Director/Auditorium Manager
You may apply via the Alamo Colleges website at http://www.alamo.edu/, under the Jobs heading on the left hand side. Position closes on Friday, August 7th, 2009.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Macondo Writers Workshop
Macondo Writers Workshop
Live Performances, Dancing and Music
July 29 @ 7 p.m.
Featuring: Marjorie Agosin and Macondo Writers
Music by Viva Tango
Thiry Auditorium on stage at OLLU
July 30 @ 7 p.m.
Featuring: Pat LittleDog and Macondo Writers
Music by El Mariachi
Thiry Auditorium on stage at OLLU
July 31 @ 7 p.m.
Featuring: Ruth Behar and Macondo Writers (Sandara Cisneros will read this evening)
Music by Orquesta Tropicante
Casa Navarro, 228 S. Laredo St.
Free and open to the public.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Monday July 27
La Tazza Coffee House, Hwy 281 North/San Pedro and Brookhollow, 15060 San Pedro, 210-494-TAZA, Host Dr Waldazo firstname.lastname@example.org 7:00 pm
Tuesday July 28 (poetry)
Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe Street, Jazz Poet Society, Host Eduardo Garza, 7:00 pm 210-212-6508
Tuesday July 28 (Poetry)
Barnes and Noble, Loop 410 and San Pedro, Sun Poets Society, Host Rod Stryker, 7:00pm email@example.com 210-325-8122
Tuesday July 28 (Slam Poetry)
The Heights, Broadway, Puro Slam, Host Shaggy 9:00pm
Tuesday Nights (Fun)
For a limited time the Witte Museum on Broadway has free admission
Tuesday Nights (Fun/Art)
SAMA, San Antonio Museum of Art has public Tuesdays, 4-8:00 pm, 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio 78215, 210-978-8100
Thursday July 30 (Poetry)
Barnes and Noble, Awaken the Sleeping Poet, Host Floyd Lamrouex, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday July 30 (Poetry)
South Presa Grill, 1210 South Presa Street San Antonio, Host Andi, 6:30 pm 210-534-6000
Coming up in San Antonio
Wednesday August 5th
Barnes and Noble, Ingram Park, Loop 410 and Ingram, Featured James Munoz Author/Poet, Host Josie Mixon and Tom E. , 7:00 PM, Poetry Workshop starts at 6:00 pm Hosted by Tom Emrick. More Info email@example.com
August 14 (Art)
Artist from the Gevers Street Studio will be exhibiting at La Casa Rosa Art Studio, 527 East Dewey, San Antonio, 6-10:00 pm
Saturday September 26 (Book Fair)
Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio will be holding a book fair at Barnes and Nobles Loop 410 and San Pedro, All Day. Various Authors will be on hand to sell and autograph their books. For More Info Vincent Bosquez firstname.lastname@example.org 210-845-4582. This organization has an open membership and meets the second Monday of the month at Barnes and Noble, Loop 410 and San Pedro,San Antonio 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Dog Days of Summer
"Dog Days of Summer" The Inflatable Pool Party Free!
Gevers Street Studio, 718 South Gevers, San Antonio. All ages.
Saturday August 8th 7:30 pm.
Come on out and enjoy this outdoor/indoor studio located on 1/4 acre. Enjoy the art (meet the artists), poetry (open mike, poets bring your poetry), music (The Choosey Beggars), meet some local authors (authors bring your books), jewelry, watch Buddy do some Ice Sculpting, eat drink and be merry. Bring your swim suit to take a dip in the inflatable pools to keep cool. Bring a dish of food or drinks to share with others if you like. Come meet old and new friends. Buy some art, jewelry, books) Hebron Chism (founder) email@example.com 210-254-3579 or Jim Stewart BRGGH@msn.com BRGGH@msn.com 210-291-4012 You can also see pictures of past events at the Gevers www.voicesabookofhope.com I am looking for some more jewelry makers. Just email me BRGGH@msn.com KENS 5 TV (San Antonio) Blog on Gevers Street
I still need some more young poets and artist and song writers for an all youth night. If interested please email me at BRGGH@msn.com
Thursday, July 23, 2009
James Munoz--Aug. 5--Barnes & Noble, Ingram
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Please join us on August 5th for a wonderful night of poetry. Tom E will host the poetry workshop (Barnes and Noble--Ingram) beginning at 6:00pm with open mic following at 7:00pm and our featured guest James Munoz, will present at 8:00pm. Please read below for the exciting information regarding our featured guest. I look forward to seeing everyone there and look forward to listening to your beautiful, inspiring voices. Love you, see you then....
A real coup for James came when he conducted an interview with CBS news legend Walter Cronkite when Cronkite visited Corpus Christi in 2000. James then headed to East Texas, where he served as weekend anchor for KTRE-TV in Lufkin. The stars led him back across the state the following year, where he signed as news director and anchor for the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts for the NBC affiliate in San Angelo.
In 2003, James began reporting for KENS 5 Eyewitness News. Since then he has covered numerous key stories for KENS 5. He spent 10 days in Louisiana reporting on the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. James also provided coverage of Hurricane Ike and the Pasta de Conchos mine explosion in Mexico.
With ties that bind him across the Lone Star state, from the Texas panhandle to the Rio Grande, James Muñoz is a true son of Texas.
For more about James go to www.doughtyfamilies.com
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Omni Books Author Tips
Author Tip #12:
Using Ezines to promote your book
A key success factor for authors, especially non-fiction authors, is establishing their credibility. Having articles published in magazines is a great way to establish your credibility, but often getting in the mainstream publications on a regular basis is difficult. In this new age we live in, authors can now take control of their article publication by using ezines. There are countless ezines in existence, each with a specific niche or category. And all of them are voraciously hungry for content.
Rather than seeking them out individually, you can place your articles into databases that ezine editors frequent for content. They use your article free of charge, and in exchange, include your biographical byline, which includes information about you and your book.
Here are some to check out:
A good strategy is to start your blog first and have the articles link to your blog. If you've already written your book, you can write articles related to your book or even "chop" up sections and create articles. If you haven't finished your book, you can use articles as "teasers" and your articles will help drive more traffic to your blog creating more potential buyers when your book is finished.
As a final note, keep in mind the importance of the traditional magazines as well. In fact, as you write for the ezines on a regular basis, you will begin to find your voice and your message. Keep submitting your articles to offline magazines as well as the credibility these publications offer is still very powerful.
Here's looking at you!
OMNI Book Publishing
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Poetry Reading at The Twig--Today
Among the considerable number of submissions received here at Wings (just shy of 3,000 in the last 12 months), I occasionally discover an unusually young poet whose work should be celebrated. When it turns out that such a young voice is local, I do what I can. Annie Parker submitted her manuscript, "Remembrance of Rain," to Wings Press's Whitebird chapbook contest last year. Of the hundred or so submissions to this contest received from poets all over the country -- professionals and amateurs, carpenters and academics -- "Remembrance of Rain" turned up in the top ten. That's when we read the names and discovered that Annie was a 17-year-old Senior at TMI here in San Antonio. She is heading to Rice University in the Fall.
Some people criticize early publication -- outside of "student" magazines and anthologies -- as potentially damaging to the creative development of the poet. Bull. Shelley published a Gothic novel, Zastrozzi, in 1810 at the age of 18. Emerson's first published essay appeared in 1822 when he was but 19. John Keats' first published poem appeared in 1816 in Leigh Hunt's The Examiner, when the poet was only 20. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar examples. Early publication is simply evidence of talent and will power. This editor is certainly not making any guarantees of literary immortality, but in Remembrance of Rain, this young poet exemplifies a sense of grace and place, of sound and image, and a rather delightful intellect.
Do join us at the Twig for a short reading and signing by Annie Parker. Tuesday, July 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.
-- Bryce Milligan
Publisher, Wings Press
Monday, July 20, 2009
Voices de la Luna
The 15 June 2009 digital issue of Voices De La Luna: A Quarterly Poetry & Arts Magazine is now published in four formats:
PDF Digital Reader
Limited edition printed copies, which are now available for purchase.
If you would like to receive printed copies, please send $10 for the 15 June 2009 issue or $35 for the annual subscription (four issues) to:
Voices de la Luna
14 Morning Green
San Antonio, TX 78258
Prices include shipping and handling.
We would like to consider your poetry or prose for publication for the 15 September 2009 issue. Please, send your submissions as an attachment when you reply to this email. For more information check “Submissions” at our website: voicesdelaluna.com. The deadline for submission is 15 August 2009.
Voices de la Luna
A Quarterly Poetry and Arts Magazine
15 September 2009 edition
Volume 2, Number 1
The Web Address:
Please enjoy reading this unique Poetry and Arts Magazine originating in San Antonio. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
NAMIC Call for Entries
Lawrence "Lance" J. Gist II recently published an article in the Los Angeles Examiner about the Fall 2009 National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications Writers' Workshop.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Reyna Grande at Gemini Ink
Gemini Ink is holding its annual Summer Literary Festival. Praise is this year’s theme.
This Friday, July 17, Reyna Grande, who wrote ACROSS A HUNDRED MOUNTAINS and who has been a speaker for the Society will be one of the guest author readers.
Ellen Bass, poet and non-fiction writer, and Charles Peters, poet and recording artist, will also be reading.
On Friday, July 24, Poe Ballantine, essayist and novelist, and Gilbert Garcia, journalist and songwriter, will be the presenters.
These authors will also be teaching classes throughout the summer. For more info, http://geminiink.gdcblogs.com/
These events will take place at Gemini Ink, 513 S. Presa , at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Haddad's Summer Poetry Workshops
Hi folks, my summer writing workshops are coming up . . . August 2009
T & TH for one week, per group
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Five students maximum per group (and me, makes six)
We will meet at my home office [approximately 25 minutes from San Antonio and 1 hour from south Austin] . . . (interested parties call 210.859.7750 or 210.615.9898 to reserve a spot and for more logistical details)
Workshop price: $200 per student
Combined hours of instruction/workshop involvement: 4
Breaks down to $50 an hour per student
Payments as follows: $100 in advance to secure your spot, $100 at the beginning of the first session/group meeting.
Registration Deadline for Beginning Workshop: August 3 if spots still available
Registration Deadline for Intermediate Workshop: August 10 if spots still available
Registration Deadline for Advanced Workshop: August 17 if spots still available
Beginning Poetry Workshops:
August 11 and 13 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Those who love poetry, write it, want to hone and craft it and take it to the next level. Those who have written but not yet published significantly in literary journals but would like to strengthen and fortify their work and who would like to begin publishing regualry in journals, literary magazines and anthologies.
Intermediate Poetry Workshops:
August 18 and 20 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Those who have been studying poetry at some level and who hold BAs in Creative Writing or MFAs or who have recently (within the last few years) completed a few collegiate creative writing courses or who have studied independently with published poets and/or in poetry workshops with poets; some may have had some success in publishing in literary magazines or feel their work is at the point or close to the point where it could be considered by literary magazines/journals.
Advanced Poetry Workshops:
August 25 and 27 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Those who have published significantly in literary journals and magazines who want a community of poets as objective eyes to the work-at-hand. Those who have had success in having presses publish their chapbooks or who have formed or are interested in moving forward to form a collection of poetry, or those who have won awards for single poems or a series of poems. Those who have had presses publish their full-length collections, as well, may also be interested in sharing and receiving feedback on new work-in-progress. This is not so much a publishing or compilation workshop, but a poetry workshop of poets who are “thinking” about a chapbook or a book and who are interested in hearing what other poets, at the same place in their writing process, feel about or respond to the work.
Private poetry and prose consultations available with hourly rates ranging from $75 – $125 an hour, sliding scale depending on the work-at-hand.
Various students and/or manuscript/publishing clients have gone on to win significant literary awards and/or have achieved publishing success in journals, anthologies, and/or have secured a publisher.
Marian Haddad, MFA
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Book Review: Last Journey
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Society Celebrates 5 Years!
Top Photo: Some members of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Society's founding with Author Diana Lopez. From Left to Right, top row: Lupe Ruiz-Flores, Becky Gomez, Lupe Gonzalez, Andre Csihas, Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Diana Lopez, and Vincent Bosquez. Kneeling, bottom row: Martha Curcio and Bertha Jacobson.
From Lupe Gonzalez:
Our special guest was Diana Lopez, who introduced her newest book, CONFETTI GIRL, a coming of age story in the Young Adult genre. The author read from her book and answered questions.
Some of the “words of wisdom” she shared:
“Writing is discovery.”
This was in answer to the question of whether or not she planned out her stories.
Lopez started writing in a journal in 1980, “my complaints”, she said with a smile. She stopped journaling until 1985. This time she wrote “comebacks”. You know, those wonderful words that you’d have said to someone, but they come to you two hours later? Soon after this, she began to turn the little things in life into stories. She encouraged everyone, specifically aspiring writers, to journal.
The Society is now a non-profit organization and we foresee many good things to come. Please join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at the Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing. Our meetings are free and open to the public.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Diana Lopez--Confetti Girl Presentation
Monday, July 13
Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing
Book Presentation and Signing
Free and Open to the Public
The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers
of San Antonio
From the San Antonio Express-News:
S.A. author's 2nd novel follows young teen learning to cope with grief, change
Dichos, real life and death
Friday, July 10, 2009
Diana Lopez at Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing
Elaine Ayala- Conexión
Thursday, July 09, 2009
When My Dad Comes Home
Last week I had the opportunity to meet Lupina Vela, author of When My Dad Comes Home, released by Pedestal Publishing, Inc.
The book has also been published in Spanish, Cuando Regrese Mi Papa.
As a 23-year Marine Corps veteran, I took great interest in this book, especially since the author based it on a real boy who was reunited with his father, a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps.
I read the book and it really hit home. I strongly encourage everyone, regardless of which branch of military service is your favorite, to purchase a copy of the book so that children can see what other children go through when their military father or mother is stationed unaccompanied overseas, or assigned to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Go to www.pedestalpublishing.com to purchase the book, in English, Spanish, or both! The book is $16.95 (plus sales tax) and there is a $2.95 shipping and handling charge.
I trust you will enjoy the book as much as I did.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Celebrate our Anniversary and Meet Diana Lopez
Diana recently had her book, Confetti Girl, published by Little, Brown and Company. From the website:
Apolonia "Lina" Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in a cascarone, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.
Please make every effort to attend this wonderful celebration of a Society and an author whose literary star is rising fast! I believe the San Antonio Express-News will have a feature article on Diana and her book in this Sunday's newspaper--look for it and then come out and meet the author in person!
We will have cake and coffee, and Diana will be signing books after her presentation.
Thank you and keep writing,
Bird, Brandon and Flynn at La Cantera--Wednesday
Monday, July 06, 2009
Spanish Meeting Tonight
Les recuerdo que tendremos nuestra próxima junta del grupo de español el día Lunes 6 de Julio, 2009 a las 7:00 pm en Barnes & Noble de La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 3340, San Antonio, Tx. 78256 teléfono 210-641-1613
La facilitadora para esta junta es nuestra compañera Lourdes Nuñez quien me pidio que les comentara que HABRA SORPRESAS, QUE NO FALTEN!!!
Y recuerden ¡LO IMPORTANTE ES SOLTAR LA IMAGINACION Y A DISFRUTAR ESCRIBIENDO!
¡Nos vemos en la junta!
¡Escríbelo o se pierde!
Review: A More Unbending Battle
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Rebeca Gomez Galindo
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Notes from Jim Stewart
Young Poets, I am calling out to young poets. I am trying to organize a night of poetry for the Youth. The event will be in San Antonio but is not limited to just San Antonio. If you are interested in this project please contact me Jim Stewart BRGGH@msn.com
Patricia Cisneros Young an author "South Texas TalesMy Father Told Me," is looking for a venue to have a book signing Saturday July 18th. She is from Brownsville and will be in the San Antonio Area during this time.
The Gallista Art Gallery, 1913 South Flores Street San Antonio, is Hostiung a Golf Tournament,(The Gallista Host 2nd Saturdays) The First Annual Gallista Golf Tournament at the Republic Golf Course, July 18th. Entry $ 75.00, Golf plus BBQ Bash at the Gallista after the tournament, Prizes, Awards. ContaCT jOE lOPEZ JOEGALLISTA@SBCGLOBAL.NET 210-861-3646 WWW.GALLISTA.COM
Carver Community Center in San Antonio, 226 North Hachberry has an Art Show going on right now featuring James Wyatt Hendricks and Jim Harter.
Thursday Nights (San Antonio) The McNay Art Gallery on Austin Highway has free admission on Thursday Nights. For a limited Time
The Witte Museum in San Antonio on Broadway has Free admission on Thursday Nights
Raymond Vasquez Y Sanchez, Art Sale More Info firstname.lastname@example.org
There are Some New Book releases out that from area Authors. They can be found on my website www.voicesabookofhope.com (Book Store)
AnArte Gallery , 7959 Broadway San Antonio www.anartegallery.com is featuring the Art of Steven DaLuz until Mid July
Every Monday (Poetry)
La Tazza, Hwy 281 and Bitters, 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday (Poetry)
Barnes and Noble, Loop 410 and San Pedro, Sun Poet Society, Host Rod Stryker, 7:00 pm email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 210-325-8122
Every Tuesday (Poetry)
Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe Street, Jazz Poet Society, Host Eduardo Garza 7-9:00 pm 210-212-6508
Every Tuesday (Poetry)
The Heights, Loop 410 and Broadway Puro Slam 9:30 pm Host Shaggy
Wednesday July 1 (Poetry)
Barnes and Noble Ingram Park, Loop 410 and Ingram Park, 7:00 pm, Featured Jim Stewart, Host Josie Mixon and Tom E
2nd Thursday (Poetry)
Barnes and Noble, Loop 410 and San Pedro, Poetry Workshop with Booger Jack, 7:00 pm
Presa Street Grill, 1210 South Presa Street 6:00 pm Host Andi 210-534-6000 Poetry, Music and Stories
Friday July 3 (Art)
First Friday at the Blue Star Art Complex, Monthly on the First Friday of the Month, South Alamo Street 6:00 pm Art Music Food
San Marcos Texas
Tantra, 217 West Hopkins San Marcos Texas 8:00 pm Host T. Powers 512-558-2233
Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 West Airport, Spoken and Heard Uncensored Bliss, 7-10:00 pm 512-454-KICK
The Hideout, 617 Congress, Round Robin, Uncensored, Host Tom Moon, 7-10:00 pm (July 6th will be having a Youth Slam)
Ruta Maya, 3601 South Congress, Open Mic, 6-9:00 pm Host David Bates
Café Caffene, 909 West Mary 7:00 pm
Victory Grill 1104 East 11th, Word Jazz 8:00 pm
Wednesday July 1
Vinney's Italian Café, Barton Springs Road, 6-9:00 pm Host Thom email@example.com Last Chancer to Export Brother Thom back to Australia
New World Deli, APS Austin Poet Society, 41 st and Guadalupe Street 7-9:00 pm
Book Woman, 5501 North Lamar A-105, 7-9:00 pm Host Deb Akers 512-472-2785
Coming Up July 9th
Bookwoman, 5501 North Lamar 105-A Open Mic Featuring Jack Brannon, Founder and Director of Poetry at Round Top Festival, Hosted By Deb Akers 512-472-2785 www.ebookwoman.com
Coming Up July 23 Thursday
The Austin Poetry Society's Fourth Thursday series is featuring Dalton Publishing poets more infor www.daltonpublishing.com/ or Elzy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brave New Books, 1904 Guadalupe Suite B, Host Dan Cioper, 512-480-2503 Pray for Miss Amy Benton, Dan's Girlfriend as she goes through cancer treatment.
2nd and Fourth Fridays
La Tazza Fresca, 37th and Guadalupe, 7-9:00 pm Host Kathleen
Saturday July 4
Expressions 2009, Bahai Center, 2215 E.M. Franklin Avenue, Lve Your CountryReading", Featuring Dillon McKinsey,Element 615, Nacy Fierstien, Glen Hardin, Host Thom Moon, 6-9:00 pm Bring a dish for the pot luck and bring a can good for the pantry. email@example.com
Sul Ross State University, Alpine Texas Scott Wiggerman teaches for writers, poetic forms for today's poet http://www.writersleague.org/programs/swa.html
Living Heritage Day, Tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, September 25 2009, Schreiner University Campus, Kathleen Hudson www.Kathleenhudson.net www.texasheritagemusic.org
If you are looking for a rare used book try my good Friend Phil Krum, Clippership Books, an online service,
San Antonio Poetry Association Austin Poetry Society
Valerie Bailey Elzy Cogswell
firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 684672
http://www.sapoetassoc.org Austin Texas 78768
$ 25.00 email@example.com
Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers
Vincent Bosquez, Pres
Meet at Barnes and Noble Loop 410 and San Pedro
2nd Mondays of the Month at 7:30 p.m. and open to all
SAVA San Antonio Visual Arts
On Line Publications
Monica Aroaz, Arts News Letter
To be added to her monthly Publication
email her at
Foundary Coffee Shop, McCullough Ave, San Antonio. Open After 5:00 pm Daily
SAVA at the River Center Mall space 205, Downtown San Antonio
High Wire Art Gallery, 336 Josephine Street, San Antonio, Ray and Cindy Palmer
Gevers Street Gallery, 718 South Gevers San Antonio, Hebron Chism firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallista Art Gallery, South Flores Street San Antonio
For more information on these and other Art Venues please visit my web site www.voicesabookofhope.com
(Click on Poetry or Visual Art)
For More Info on Poetry Visit
Thom Moon Jim Stewart