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Austin/San Antonio Events

* Mar 23 - Austin Poetry Slam and SlamSisters present SIRENS: A Monthly Womens Reading Series at Gaby & Mos. Open mic sign up is at 7:15.Reading from 7:30-9 pm. No cover. Bring your own poetry to read or another womans poetry to share. SIRENS will continue on the 3rd Friday of every month thereafter.

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San Antonio
* puro ¡SLAM!: the sport of spoken word, SanAnto style home of the #2 team in the nation! Tuesday nights, 9:30 DJ spins, 10 pm poets signup, 10:30 kickoff time*** NEW LOCATION! Sams Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson (at Broadway) $2 cover, wall-to-wall poetry, wide selection of drinks, and comfy chairs. hosted by Joel Torres, the god of love. curated by Jason Gossard and Phil West April: Team selection tournament
* Tues - Sun Poets - Barnes and Noble, 321 NW Loop 410, across from North Star Mall. 7pm Sun Poets Society open mic hosted by Rod C. Stryker. fmi call Sun Poets Society at 210-349-8216 or B&N at 210-342-0008.
* April 6 - Free Verse Fridays - San Antonio's Official Poetry Joint. Every 2nd Friday of the month @ 9pm. Hosted by poet Charles Peters. A cool, relaxed jazz/R&B/hip-hop atmosphere. Complimentary refreshments served. Open mic sign up from 9pm to 9:30pm or call 210-822-8555. 4400 Rittiman Rd. (2 blocks west of IH-35) $5

   HeartBEATS "Coffeehouse" welcomes Artists/Poets/Singers/Performers 7-10 PM Peace CENTER, Downtown at 127 McCullough across from Grace Lutheran and set in the large lot for first Presbyterian. Look for a small historic house. 1st Saturday each month. Free to all ages. Contact info Covita Moroney, 210/494-3674

Apr 17 @ 7 PM, Paul Paschalls Monthly Open-Mic at Barnes & Noble in Round Rock (in the Cafe). Every third Tuesday of the month. Round Rock @ the intersection of I-35 & 1325 (next to Garden Ridge). FMI contact Paul

* Every Monday, 8PM @ The Coffeepot, 129 E Howard Ln, Downtown San Marcos, across the street from the courthouse. Hosted by Colleen Booker. Fmi
* Mar 26 – 30 – The 2000-2001 Therese Kayser Lindsey Literary Series at Southwest Texas State University features Prize winning poet Tessa Rumsey whose first collection of poems, "Assembling the Shepherd," won the 1998 Contemporary Poetry Series Competition and was published by The University of Georgia Press at the turn of the millennium. Events include a reading and book signing March 26th at 7:30pm, being held at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle; a question and answer session March 27th at 4pm, held on the SWT campus in Flowers Hall, room 376; a writing seminar March 28th at 3:30pm, also at the Porter House; and a reading and book signing on the SWT campus March 29th at 3:30pm, held in Flowers Hall, room 341. Info at or 512.245.2163 or 512.268.6637

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