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Map of Austin Poetry #316 November 2005

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  • Midge Kocen
    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
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      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
      midgekocen@...

      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."

      WEEKLY VENUES

      MONDAYS

      THE HIDEOUT 617 Congress from 7-10pm Host-CHRIS THE FUTURE. Poets
      Pantry-bring canned food for homeless. Uncensored. Featured readers and
      open mike.

      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

      TUESDAYS

      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
      call 707-9637

      (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
      at dfwreview@...

      WEDNESDAYS

      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
      visit http://www.austinslam.com/

      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


      THURSDAYS@AUSTIN JAVA CAFÉ and BAR
      1206 Parkway.476-1829
      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

      FRIDAYS

      SUNDAYS

      (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
      MEGA-NETWORKING
      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@...

      MONTHLY VENUES

      FIRST MONDAYS

      (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@...

      FIRST WEDNESDAYS-

      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
      hosting

      (Killeen, TX.) Starbucks 7 p.m. Poetry Night at Starbuck's Established &
      Inspiring Poets: Come & make your talent known! fmi contact Michelle
      699-0545

      (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.

      FIRST SATURDAYS

      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
      http://www.poetryinarts.org/

      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
      lois4poet@...

      (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@...

      SECOND TUESDAYS

      (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
      call 512-844-5491

      SECOND THURSDAYS

      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

      SECOND SATURDAY

      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
      16.

      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
      bmahan@...

      THIRD THURSDAYS

      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
      (Carr).

      (Bastrop) Green Chai Cafe, 601 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Poetry circle round robin style, hosted by India Rassner-Donovan

      THIRD SATURDAYS

      (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

      FOURTH WEDNESDAY

      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).

      FOURTH SATURDAYS

      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
      http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/news/nr20040721.htm

      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@...

      SPECIAL EVENTS:


      (II. ANNOUNCEMENTS

      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

      Welcome new readers.

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      mapofaustinpoetry-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com or at
      midgekocen@...

      The MAP is posted online at:
      Austin Metro: www.austinmetro.com/poetpage.html
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