Map of Austin Poetry #316 November 2005
- Hello Poets,
Welcome to the MAP of Austin Poetry.
The success of the MAP depends on the help of all involved in
scheduling, running and all things Poetry
Please send me any changes new venues, closed venues, changed venues,
specials at a regular venue. Anything to help know what poetry is
happening in Texas. I say this because we include Dallas, Ft. Worth,
Irving, San Antonio, San Marcos, Houston, Corpus Christi, Kileen,
Sherman. College Station, Irving, etc. The areas not in Austin always
have the location at the beginning of the posting.
As many of you who know me, know I don't usually get to any Poetry
venues. Please email me the information at least three days before the
end of each month. I will post on either the last day or first day of
each month so you know what's going on.
If anyone has any suggestions or comments, don't hesitate to e me at
I. Austin Poets Guide
Most events are free, unless otherwise noted. Some venues pass tip jar
for featured poets.
More extensive listings of Austin literary haps can be found in the
Austin Chronicle, Litera column, online at: www.auschron.com - open
"calendar," then open "litera."
THE HIDEOUT 617 Congress from 7-10pm Host-CHRIS THE FUTURE. Poets
Pantry-bring canned food for homeless. Uncensored. Featured readers and
Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 West Anderson Lane features
Genuine Poetry, every Monday night from 7-10 pm, Hosts: Eric Wheeler
and Kathleen Romana
(Corpus Christi) Cassidy's Irish Pub, 601 N. Water Street, downtown
Corpus Christi. 6:30 p.m. to 9 Ballabajoomba Poetry Open Mic and Slam.
Hosted by Stefan Sencerz. fmi call (361) 879-0534.f
Ruta Maya World Headquarters, 3601 South Congress Avenue. 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday evening open mic co-hosted by Maslow and Aaron Sanders. fmi
contact maslowpoet@... POETS PANTRY-bring canned food.
Ruta Maya World Headquarters, 3601 D, S. Congress Ave. on the front
porch. 8 to 10 p.m. Poetry Karaoke Improvised poetry and music with
free form poets and musicians 8-10pm. MCs-IVANHO and CHRIS THE FUTURE fmi
(San Antonio) Sun Poets Society in San Antonio. Barnes & Noble, 321 N.W.
Loop 410, across from North Star Mall. 7 p.m. Sun Poets Society, hosted
by Rod C. Stryker. Free. fmi call (210) 325-8122
(San Antonio) Puro Slam, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson (at
Broadway). $2. 9:30 p.m. intro DJ set, with resident DJ Klassen.
10-10:20 poet sign up for slam, which begins at 10:30 p.m. puro ¡SLAM!:
the sport of spoken word! fmi contact phil west at puroslam@...
(Fort Worth) People's Poetry Open Mic at Black Dog Tavern
903 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX from 8 til 10 Hosted by Tim
Thompson for more information contact Crystal Dozier DFW Poetry Review
Ego's, 510 S. Congress Ave. $3. Open mic at 7 p.m. Austin weekly slam,
sign up begins at 7:30, slam at 8. $100 in cash prizes to top three
winners. Mike Henry, Slammaster. Plenty of free parking at Ego's. fmi
Neo-Soul Lounge and Poetry Reading, 7522 N. IH 35. Hosted
By B. Fran. Every Wednesday Free before 8:30pm $6 cover starts at 8:30pm
Kitchen closes at 10. FMI www.southflavas.com or call 512-844-549
(Ft Worth) Open Mic at the Artistic Blends Coffee House & Gallery. From
7:30 - 9 pm Hosted by Michele Baker For more information contact Susan
Vogel Taylor at blizmadriztm@...
THURSDAYS@AUSTIN JAVA CAFÉ and BAR
6-8 open mike (uncensored)
8-10-plugged in poetry-LOUD poetry karaoke
Vibrant new young poets venue hosted by CHRISTOPHER
ROBIN and RHIANNON.POETS PANTRY venue
(Addison TX) Located at 5th Avenue at Abbotsford Ct
14775 Midway Rd. (817) 937-8301
5TH AVE SOUL SUNDAYS POETRY OPEN MIC
THE STATES BIGGEST OPEN MIC HOSTED BY MIKE Guinn
EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST
POETS IN THE COUNTRY!
Music Provided By D.J.
Doors open at 7:30PM: Show starts 8:15-10:15PM
Only $7.00 Admission, $4.00 for Poets
Out of town poets are always free!
FREE PARKING - FREE SPACE FOR VENDORS
You will never get enough of 5TH AVENUE SOUL SUNDAYS
Email: jordanmichaelg@... for more info.
http://www.mikeguinn.com>www.mikeguinn.com for contest and features.
(Fort Worth) at the Border's Books and Music on Hulen and I 20 in the
music section. 7-9 p.m. This is an open round robin type venue which is
censored. Rotating Hosts are Dot Maynard, Michele Baker and Helen Jones.
For more information email Susan Vogel Taylor at blizmadriztm@...
(Fort Worth) Poets of Tarrant County meet at 10 am til noon each First
Monday in the First United Methodist Church on the corner of 7th Street
and Henderson in downtown Fort Worth TX. for more information contact
President Cliff Roberts atvanpire13@...
(Fort Worth) First Monday Nights features a different poet or
artist/musician at the Black Dog Tavern 903 Throckmorton St., Fort
Worth, TX from 8 pm til 10 pm for more information contact Crystal
Dozier, DFW Poetry Review at dfwrevie@...
VINNY's ITALIAN CAFÉ 1003 Barton Springs Rd.482-8484
Starts 7pm sharp-9pm in the POETS GLASS CASTLE ROOM
Your fine host KATHLEEN ROMANA
First Wednesdays also has fine Italian dressing,
Petrachan salads, Dante entrees! Just ask!
FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAYS
Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A South First. (First and third Fridays)
Café Libro provides a forum for emerging artists to perform and
experiment with poetic/musical expression in a community
gathering. Other young MCs, poets, artistas, and audience are invited to
come share and enjoy the cantos & cuentos.
fmi contact revolu@...
Little Chinatown, 4636 Burnet Rd. 7-9pm. Hosts: Kathleen Romana and Eric Wheeler are
(Killeen, TX.) Starbucks 7 p.m. Poetry Night at Starbuck's Established &
Inspiring Poets: Come & make your talent known! fmi contact Michelle
(Houston) Inprint House, 1524 Sul Ross, Houston, 8:30 p.m. Hosted by
Robert Clark since 1975. Free. Open to the public. FMI phone Robert
Clark at 713 521 3519, email houstonfirstfri@..., or hpfest@...,
or visit websites www.inprint-inc.org or www.houstonpoetryfest.org.
Poetry In The Arts - Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe (9th and
Guadalupe, next to the Austin Public Library). 2 p.m. Poetry in the Arts
fmi contact 453-7920. fmi on the Poetry in the Arts organization, go to
Expressions at Austin Baha'i Center, 2215 E.M. Franklin Ave
926-8880 www.austinbahai.org Doors open at 6, reading
begins at 7 p.m. All ages reading.Children's area.
Round robin follows features. Moderated reading.7th
year. Admission - Plate of food for potluck
at intermission and canned food for Poets Pantry.
(Houston) Poetry Society of Texas, Houston Chapter HOUSTON CHAPTER has
moved Still held the 1st SAT of the month at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in the
new, state-of-the art library: McGovern-Stella Link Houston Public
Library, 7405 Stella Link. The Library is 1/2 mile South of Holcombe on
Stella Link, next door to YMCA - entrance in rear For more information,
please CONTACT: Lois L. Johnson, President - Hou Chapter, P. O. Box
1221, Dayton, TX, 77535 - phone 281/799-7617 or email
(Sherman, TX.) - Texoma Poetry Society meets the 1st Saturday of each
month from 2 til 4 in the meeting room at Sherman Public Library (cr.
Washington and Travis Streets) in Sherman Texas. President Emeritus
Leona Welch is in charge until further notice and the contact
information for them is (903)464-0140 or mail to: lrwelch@...
(Houston) Borders River Oaks, (corner of Kirby and West Alabama. 7:30
p.m. The Poetry Reading Series is sponsored by the Art Institute of
Houston Poetry Club and hosted by Ken Jones. Featured poet, followed by
an open reading (2 poems maximum) . fmi contact poetken@...
(San Marcos) Lucy's, 131 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
$6 cover after 9 p.m. Open mic poetry begins at 9:30 p.m. Neo-Soul &
Poetry Lounge, hosted by Know-torious. fmi visit www.southflavas.com or
Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. 7-9 p.m. Hosted by
Herman Nelson and John Berry Featured Poets and Round Robin. FMI
518-8985 (Barnes & Noble)
SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAYS
LA TAZZA FRESCA 37th/Guadalupe-Featured readers and musicians with hosts
JohnniZanni and Kathleen Romana Different featured poets 7-9pm
October 14 Tommie Ortega, Ken Fontenot
Mitchie's Fine Black Art and Gift Gallery, Lincoln Village Shopping
Center, 6406 North IH 35, Suite #2800, Austin, TX 787525, 3 p.m. to
5 p.m. Monthly poetry slam hosted by Reggie Goodwin. fmi call (512)
323-6901. Monthly Poetry is recorded for television to air on Channel
Cafe Mundi, 1704 East 5th, Austin. 9 to 11 p.m. Word/Jazz
(Dallas) The Poetry Society of Texas meets at the Preston Royal
Library in Dallas Texas from 2:30 to 4:30. This meeting is open to the
public and has a featured poet and a program each month October through
June. For more information contact: President Budd Mahan at
Arboretum Barnes & Noble, 10,000 Research. 7:30 p.m. Poetry workshop
hosted by Barbara Youngblood Carr. Those interested in attending should
bring 10 copies of a work in progress for friendly critiquing as well as
be prepared to create a short new piece with a themed subject during the
workshop, if time permits. FMI 418-8985(Barnes & Noble) or 343-7940
(Bastrop) Green Chai Cafe, 601 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Poetry circle round robin style, hosted by India Rassner-Donovan
(Fort Worth) The Fort Worth Haiku Society meets at the Four Star Coffee
Bar 3324 West 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76107 from 1 - 4 pm in the
Reading Room. For more information contact Brenda Roberts
brephoenix@... or fwhaiku@... or call 817-624-9295
Triumph Cafe and Coffee Shop, 3808 Spicewood Springs Rd (just off MOPAC
No.). 7 p.m. Borders-on-the-Word, Always hosted by Barbara Youngblood
Carr Featured in Oct - "WOMEN CAN BE REALLY SCARY THINGS, TOO!" perhaps with Kim
Kiefer, Peggy Lynch, Ingrid Karklin, Irene Mooneyhan, Marvin Kimbrough, Tommie Ortega
- or not (BOO!), and yer hostess with the mostest - and other scary surprises. For the open
mic, bring your scariest efforts of writing about the macabre, Halloween, pumpkins, etc.
FMI 339-9399 (Triumph Cafe) or 343-7940 (Carr).
Austin Poetry Society meets the Fourth Saturday of each month, 2 to
5 p.m. Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition. Open to the public. fmi
contact Dillon McKinsey at rimer777@...
Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX. 2 p.m. The
Past Poetry Project. fmi contact gemartt@... or go to
LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
(Fort Worth) Barnes and Noble on University (just off I30) from 7:30 til
9 pm. Hosted by Robert Wynne and features different poets each month
along with a favorite dead poet. For more information contact
coordinator Susan Vogel Taylor at blizmadriztm@...
Dos Gatos Press News Dos Gatos is ready to embark on a series
of readings to celebrate the "official launch" of the "Texas Poetry
Calendar 2006." We welcome your presence at one of these four major
readings coming up in little more than a month: Houston Saturday, Nov 5; Dallas/Ft Worth
Monday Nov 7; Austin. Nov 12; San Antonio Wed Nov 16. Details in the November MAP
PoetWorks Press is seeking submissions for its next anthology of poetry
titled Passing. All submissions will be juried by a six member
selection committee. Submission scoring 80% or better will be included
in this next book which will be released in the Winter-Spring of 2005.
For submission guidelines and additional information, go to the
following web address: http://poetworks.com/Passing.html
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