Monday, October 31, 2011

Dagoberto Gilb at Central Library

From San Antonio Public Library:

Texas author Dagoberto Gilb is known for his spare, crisp writing style and his topics, which focus on “working-class men who are slowly awakening to their ineptitude at relationships, who have a hard time shaking off old addictions, and who can’t quite move their careers out of neutral” (Kirkus Reviews), with a special focus on the experiences of Mexican-American men. Mr. Gilb’s newest book, Before the End, After the Beginning, is a collection of short stories that revisits his perennial themes.

Written during a period of recovery and rehabilitation after a stroke he suffered in 2009, it also explores themes of morality, physical frailty, prejudice and family. You’ll have a chance to hear Mr. Gilb speak at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2. The same event will also feature some of San Antonio’s rising literary lights. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a session with an author whose work has appeared in Harper’s and The New Yorker. It’s free and everyone is invited (and the first hour of parking in the Library parking garage is free with a validated ticket.)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Reading, Signing and Book Signing


Friday, Nov. 11

Poetry & Photographic Art by H. Palmer Hall, Glover Davis, Marian Haddad & Ramin Samandari




The Southwest School of Art
Navarro Campus
1201 Navarro Street
San Antonio TX 78205

inside the


6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Reading, Signing, Book Party

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

San Marcos Library

Join us for the annual San Marcos Texas Author Day on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m. at the San Marcos, Texas, library. There will be a host of authors including SLHW members Lupe Ruiz-Flores and Diane Gonzales Bertrand.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Awaken the Sleeping Poet

Awaken the Sleeping Poet, Barnes & Noble Northwood
Thursday, October 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
We have Juan Perez and Peter Holland
as featured readers. They'll be reading
their spookiest and most macabre
poems to celebrate Halloween.

Juan Perez

Juan Manuel Perez is a Mexican-American poet from La Pryor, Texas.
He is the San Antonio Poets Association 2011 Poet Laureate. He is the
author of Another Menudo Sunday (2007), the e-book O'Dark Heaven:
A Response To Suzette Haden Elgin's Definition of Horror (2009) and
six poetry chapbooks, including the horrifically acclaimed Dial H for
Horror (2006). Juan's newest book is WUI: Written Under the
Influence of Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. was compiled in Trino's honor and
was released in February 2011. Besides a member of SAPA, he is also
a member of The Poetry Society of Texas, The San Angelo Writers' Club,
the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the Horror Writers Association,
the Alamo Area Poets of Texas, and the Writers of the Rio Grande.

Peter Holland

Peter Holland is a native of San Antonio. He has been writing poems
and stories since high school. Over the last decade plus he has been
a regular at many local open mic readings. He is an active member of
the San Antonio Poets Association. He is also a member and current
president of the Alamo Area Poets Association. He is a member of the
Poetry Society of Texas. He has had a chapbook “A Year in South Texas”
published by Pecan Grove Press as well as in several local anthologies,
and the newspaper. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from UTSA.

Awaken the Sleeping Poet at Northwoods Barnes & Noble
Henderson Pass at 281 and 1604
Open mic from 8 to 9 p.m.

Bring yourself, bring a poem, and bring a friend!

Your Host:
Floyd (Michaud) L. Lamrouex

Monday, October 24, 2011

SARA Monthly Meeting

On Saturday, November 5th, SARA is pleased to have NY Times and USA Today award-winning author Jodi Thomas as our meeting speaker. Also a RITA winner, Jodi writes both mainstream and historical fiction and has created several series—Whispering Mountain, Harmony, Wife Lottery.

Location is Barnes and Noble La Cantera from 9:15 AM-12 noon where she will lecture on two topics:

(1) Time and Deadline Management

(2) Developing Charisma (interactive with attendees)

The meeting is free and open to the public.

CORRECTION: After the meeting, she will be conducting a book-signing at the HEB-Plus at Potranco and Loop 1604 from 1-4 PM.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bihl Haus Update

Dear Friends of Bihl Haus Arts,

There’s just one more weekend to enjoy “Photographs with Issues,” by JOAN FREDERICK, so we thought we’d celebrate this intelligent, witty exhibit with a closing reception. Pop in this Saturday, Oct. 22nd between 1 & 4 pm for a nosh and a glass of wine, a perfect opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks for yourself or holiday gifts. Joan will be on hand to answer questions about her singular photo-assemblage works and signature photo lamps, which you just must see!

Hope to see you then!

P.S. Still on the stands is the Sept-Oct. San Antonio Woman Magazine, with a beautiful 2-page article on Joan (pp. 117-118).

Kellen Kee McIntyre, PhD
Executive Director
Bihl Haus Arts
P.O. Box 100806
2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 383-9723 (cell)
(210) 732-3502 (off)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Neuroscience Symposium

The UTSA Neurosciences Institute presents
the 2011 Neuroscience Symposium

The Bilingual Brain
October 25 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

UTSA main campus
BSE 2.102

Lectures and a panel discussion by:

Karen Emmorey PhD, San Diego State University
The bimodal bilingual brain: When language is both
spoken and signed

Judith Kroll PhD, Penn State University
Juggling two languages in one mind and brain:
Evidence for inhibition of the first language

Lee Osterhout PhD, University of Washington
What the brain’s electrical activity can tell us about
how we learn (and forget) a second language

Nicole Wicha PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio
Getting to the meaning of words: perspectives from
the bilingual brain

FREE parking is available upon request. To request a parking pass and for more information, please visit

Sponsored jointly by The UTSA Neurosciences Institute and the NIH sponsored Specialized Neuroscience Research Program.

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SLHW Founding Member releases new book!

PublishAmerica is proud to announce the recent release of Gil Dominguez's new book: The Deaths of Harry Stubbs and Other Stories!

Here's what the author says about the book: Strange things are happening in this collection that contains a novella and five stories: An English professor's near-death experience inexplicably changes the nature of the universe. A vision follows a troubled Vietnam veteran home from the war. A hitchhiker gets a ride from the wrong Jesus. A quiet insurance underwriter goes on a sudden and murderous rampage. A disembodied voice haunts its unfortunate victims. Mysterious creatures infest a man's home and his life. The characters in these tales are often caught up in circumstances and events that are beyond their control - and are not always able to survive the ordeal.

We are offering you an opportunity to secure your personal copy of Gil Dominguez’s exceptional book today. Please click here: to secure your copy of the book*, then click Add to Cart. For an introductory discount of 20%, use this coupon code: Discount20.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Meet Jodi Thomas, Nov. 5

On Saturday, November 5, SARA is pleased to have NY Times and USA Today award-winning author Jodi Thomas as our meeting speaker. Also a RITA winner, Jodi writes both mainstream and historical fiction and has created several series—Whispering Mountain, Harmony, Wife Lottery.

Location is Barnes and Noble La Cantera from 9:15 AM-12 noon where she will lecture on two topics:

(1) Time and Deadline Management

(2) Developing Charisma (interactive with attendees)

The meeting is free and open to the public.

After the meeting, she will be conducting a book-signing at the Barnes & Nobles at Potranco and Loop 1604 from 1-4 PM.

Linda Carroll-Bradd
SARA President

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Catherine Bowman at UTSA

From Wendy Baker:

Hi Everyone,

I hope you can come hear Catherine Bowman read at UTSA on Friday, October 21 (7:30, Business Bldg, University Room -- BB 2.06.04). It should be a terrific evening.

She's a marvelous poet, with four collections-- most recently, The Plath Cabinet (Four Way Books, 2009), a fascinating book. But my favorite of her titles is 1-800-Hot-Ribs (Gibbs-Smith, 1993, reissued Carnegie-Mellon, 2010). She grew up in San Antonio (and El Paso) and has won more prizes than I'm going to name here. We're especially thrilled to welcome her because, before moving to NYC for grad work at Columbia, she received her BA from UTSA. She teaches at Indiana University.

Please help to spread the word and come hear Cathy!

Warmest wishes to you all,

Wendy Barker

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye at St. Mary's University

Reading on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. St. Mary's University, University Center, Room A. Naomi Shihab Nye will read from and discuss her book of essays “Are You Okay? Tales of Driving and Being Driven.”

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

VIA's Poetry Contest

VIA's Poetry Contest Called “Poetry on the Move,” the contest is open to those 18 and older in Central and South Texas. Winning poems will be displayed on VIA buses during National Poetry Month in April. Mail entries to: Jerri Ann Jones, Public Affairs, P.O. Box 12489, San Antonio, TX 78212. Ten lines or shorter, typed or printed, no faxes or emails. Include a cover letter with title of poem, one-line bio, name, address, telephone and email address. Call 210-362-2000.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tonight at The Twig

Awaken the Sleeping Poet at the Twig

Tonight, October 11, 7 p.m. at the Twig
Open mic at the Twig.

We've never tried an open mic session at the Twig.
So tonight, we're going to give it a try.
Open mic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Twig Book Store.
Located at 200 E. Grayson, Ste. 124, San Antonio, TX
in the revitalized historic Pearl Brewery.

Bring yourself; bring a friend; bring a poem!
See you Tonight, October 11th.

Floyd L. Lamrouex
(210) 656-3131

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Book Review: Blowout!

I hope you enjoy my book review on "Blowout!" which appears in today's San Antonio Express-News.

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

SLHW Presents: Ani Palacios McBride

Ani Palacios McBride will be the featured author at the monthly meeting of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio at Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing, on Monday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

SARA: How to Lose an Editor in 10 Days

SAN ANTONIO ROMANCE AUTHORS proudly welcomes Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press, on October 8 at 10AM as she presents a tongue-in-cheek talk, “How to Lose An Editor in Ten Days,” at the Airport Hilton, 611 NW Loop 410. She’ll also discuss the future of epublishing. Registrants will have an opportunity to request a story pitch appointment. Pre-registration is required (fee involved; registration form below).

Linda Carroll-Bradd
SARA President SARA


Name: ____________________

Address: __________________________


Phone: __________________________

Email: _________________________

SARA Member: $10 □

TWRP Published Author: $15 □

General Public: $20

Payment Method:

Cash □ Check #____

□ Paypal (add $1 fee)

Story Pitch Appointment (rank preference with 1,2)

Rhonda Penders ___

Diana Carlile___

Either editor____

Mail checks to:

SARA (How to lose an editor)
PO BOX 160818
San Antonio TX 78280-3018
Or call one of the numbers above to RSVP and pay at the door.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Chicana Power!

San Antonio Chapter of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio
Social, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Women’s
Studies Institute at UTSA

¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the
Chicano Movement
Author Maylei Blackwell and Anna NietoGomez

The first book-length study of women's involvement in the
Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana
Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana
feminism within student and community- based organizations
throughout southern California and the Southwest. As Chicanos
engaged in widespread protest in their struggle for social
justice, civil rights, and self-determination, women in el
movimiento became increasingly militant about the gap between
the rhetoric of equality and the organizational culture
that suppressed women's leadership and subjected women to
chauvinism, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

DATE: Friday, October 7
Time: 7 pm,
Reception Follow
Place: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78249

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Gregg Barrios: The New Latino Generation

The Office of the President and the UTSA Libraries presents:

The New Latino Generation: a fusion of poetry,
performance and art of Gregg Barrios

Author of La Causa: Where did the Chicano Movement Go? This collection
of poetry is a fascinating interplay of the eras, voices, and
regions of Aztlán, all in a simultaneous dialogue with each other.
La Causa is an evolution in time, maturity, political sophistication,
and expectation – an invaluable document to any artistic or historical
study of the soul of El Movimiento.
Wednesday, October 5
7 p.m.
Retama Auditorium, University Center

(Companion exhibit in Gallery 23)

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

@UTSA: Hector Gonzales


Mexican American Studies

Lecture Series

Monday, Oct. 3

1 p.m.

Main Campus: MH 2.01.10

Hector Gonzalez: Los Angeles East Side Sound of the Sixties

The East Side Los Angeles sound has been hearlded as the

roots of punk, when garage bands recorded in local

recording studios. A few of the groups hit national

and international charts marking a unique Chicano sound

on rock and roll.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Arte Latina: ROAR

Wed, 19 Oct, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The event will feature guest speakers Dr. Harriett Romo and President Ricardo Romo, and curator Arturo Almeida will sign catalogues along with the artists and writers.

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center (BSCAC) is thrilled to host a reception and catalogue signing of Arte Latina: ROAR on October 19th, 2011, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, free and open to the public.

Arte Latina: ROAR commemorates the diverse work of fourteen visual artists and six renowned writers including:

Artists: Vanessa R. Centeno, Adriana García, Vanessa García-Briedé, Frances Marie Herrera, Tess Martínez, Irma Carolina Rubio, Marta Sanchez, Elizabeth Rodríguez, Anita Valencia, Kathy Vargas, Laura Varela, Carla Velíz, Luisa Wheeler, Guillermina Zabala

Writers: Dr. Norma Cantú, Ms. Rosemary Catacalos, Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, Dr. Raquel Márquez, Dr. Sonia Saldívar-Hall, Dr. Harriett Romo

Location: Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
116 Blue Star
San Antonio, Tx. 78210 (Map)
Fees: Free & Open to the Public
Calendar: Alumni Events Calendar

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