2020 Offsite Event Schedule

Join AWP's literary community for the following offsite events, hosted throughout the San Antonio, area during our conference.

The organizers of these events have agreed to ensure that the offsite venues listed here are accessible according to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

These events are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP, and AWP is not responsible for their quality or accessibility services. We list these events as a courtesy to the literary field.

If you have any questions or concerns about specific offsite events, please contact the organizers of the event directly.

 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy Ste 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

City of Asylum Reading Featuring Natalie Diaz
Cost: Free
City of Asylum is a nonprofit literary organization based in Pittsburgh, PA. Our mission is to defend, celebrate, and build on creative freedom of expression. Please join us for our first conference offsite reading at The Twig Book Shop featuring Natalie Diaz, Grace Shuyi Liew, Tuhin Das Osama Alomar, Moncho Alvarado, & A. Meinen.
Contact: Karla Lamb
Organization: City of Asylum
Organization URL: website

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

La Villita Cafe, 418 Villita Bldg Ste 900, San Antonio, TX 78205

Ohio University Friends and Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come hear alumni of the Ohio University Creative Writing Graduate program read and celebrate the start of the conference. Writers reading include Jennifer Pullen, Patrick Swaney, Derek Robbins, Kelly Ferguson, and Sarah Green.
Contact: Jennifer Pullen

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Take a Stand: Raven Chronicles Press: Writers Against Hate
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Raven editors and contributors Kathleen Alcalá, Anna Bálint, Stephani E. D. McDow and Donna Miscolta, read from and discuss Take a Stand: Art Against Hate Anthology containing the work of 138 writers and 50+ artists, national and international, who use their personal histories and stories to take a stand against institutional and individual acts of hate. Their work examines immigration, reproductive rights, access to affordable healthcare and housing, the right to vote, and mass grassroots resistance movements like Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, the Women’s March, and the #MeToo Movement.
Contact: Phoebe Bosche
Organization: Raven Chronicles Press
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Firehouse, 2323 Buena Vista St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Poet Mothers' Benefit Reading for Immigrant/Refugee Families
Cost: Free to enter. Books and drinks for sale to benefit refugee families.
Thirteen poet mothers each reading one poem from each of their newly-released books. Entry free: all proceeds from drink and book sales will benefit RAICES, in their support of immigrant families who have been separated. Readers: Lisa Olstein, Rachel Zucker, Marcela Sulak, Jennifer Militello, Julia Guez, Tess Taylor, Arielle Greenberg, Aby Kaupang, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Nicole Callihan, Judy Halebsky, Nadia Colburn, and Cori Winrock.
Contact: Marcela Sulak

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

710 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

Alamo Colleges Faculty Reading
Cost: Free
Writing professors from Alamo Colleges, San Antonio's community college system, share original works in poetry and prose. Featuring Melinda Zepeda, Ed O'Casey, Jerry Robledo, Denise Tolan, Marisela Barrera, YonHui Bell, and Veronica Morrison.
Contact: Northwest Vista College English Department
Organization: Northwest Vista College English Department
Organization URL: website

Cos House, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St #9, San Antonio, TX 78205

Tupelo Quarterly: A Reading and Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a reading and celebration of Tupelo Quarterly's contributors. We're thrilled to feature Corey Van Landingham, Rodrigo Toscano, Timothy Donnelly, Chloe Honum, Elizabeth A.I. Powell, Allison Benis White, Jose Felipe Alvergue, and Wayne Miller. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

Neon Lit Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Neon Lit, a reading series based in Las Vegas & powered by the Black Mountain Institute, will host a reading of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction featuring alumni from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas MFA & PhD Creative Writing International Program. Readers include Olivia Clare, Marianne Chan, Lorinda Toledo, Sarah Kokernot, Juan Martinez, Dylan Fisher, Wendy Wimmer, and Heather Lang-Cassera. Join us for light refreshments, prizes, and special guests.
Contact: Daynee Alejandra Rosales
Organization: Black Mountain Institute
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Blue Star Brewing Company, 1414 S Alamo St. #105, San Antonio, TX 78210

Reading & Party with Pigeon Pages, Epiphany, Words Without Borders, and Evergreen Review
Cost: Free
Please join us for free drinks and snacks, and readings from literary stars at Blue Star Brewing Company. Readers TBD. Mark your calendar!
Contact: Rachel Lyon, Alisson Wood, Ashley Lopez
Organization: Epiphany, Pigeon Pages, Words Without Borders, Evergreen Review

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

La Villita Cafe, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

University Presses Poet Showcase
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a vibrant poetry reading featuring new and established poets from three University Presses: Carnegie Mellon University Press, University of Akron Press, and Wesleyan University Press. La Villita Cafe offers a full bar, food, and coffee. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Virginia Konchan

Thursday, March 5, 2020

3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Marriott Riverwalk, Travis Room, 889 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Say My Name: Women Writers Readingpalooza
Cost: Free
Over twenty noted and emerging women writers will read from their fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, giving voice to the power of women's art. Readers: Lee Zacharias, April Sinclair, Kerry Beth Neville, Misty Skaggs, Kim Davis, Allison Joseph, Chavisa Woods, Berry Grass, Joy Priest, Laura Leigh Morris, Sara Borjas, Karen Salyer McElmurray, Emily Chiles, K.B. Carle, Lisa Cupolo, Louise Marburg, Artress Bethany White, Judy Ryan Hall, Cherise Pollard, and Luanne Smith. Cash bar! Coffee for free! Texas-style snacks, free! Come and go. Each is reading ten minutes and letting our voices carry.
Contact: Luanne Smith

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Candlelight Coffeehouse, 011 N. St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Nashville Review/Zone 3/Grist Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Nashville Review, Zone 3, and Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts as we celebrate our contributors with a multigenre reading. The event will feature readings by Bryce Berkowitz, Kristin Chang, Patty Crane, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Denise Duhamel, Rochelle Hurt, A.D. Lauren-Abunassar, John Paul Martinez, Charlotte Pence, Karen Skolfield, and Julie Marie Wade.
Contact: Allison Davis

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

The Amp Room, 2407 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Debut-Palooza!
Cost: Free
Readings from some of 2020's biggest debut writers! Come for the literature, stay for the raffle prizes. Featuring Emma Copley Eisenberg, Megan Giddings, Kelli Jo Ford, Meng Jin, Hilary Leichter, Megha Majumdar, Meredith Talusan, Sara Sligar, Mary South.
Contact: Hilary Leichter

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Alamo Beer Co, 202 Lamar Street, San Antonio, TX 78202

In Our Other Lives We Were the Companions: A Book Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Katie M. Flynn and Theodore Wheeler to celebrate publication week of their brand new novels! Both books deal in different ways with the unsettling consequences of how technology and government intrude into our personal lives. Meet on the North Patio of the Alamo Beer Company beer garden for a short reading from Katie's The Companions (Gallery/Scout Press) and Theodore's In Our Other Lives (Little A) that will be followed by book signing, conversation, and revelry. Snacks, beer, and wine will be available, along with copies of the two novels for sale.
Contact: Ted Wheeler
Organization: Little A & Gallery/Scout Press

The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

Deep Gossip and More: New Poetry Books from Sidney Wade, David Huddle, and Martha Collins
Cost: Free
Join poets Sidney Wade, David Huddle, and Martha Collins at the Twig Book Shop for readings from and signings of their new books. Sidney Wade's Deep Gossip will be available at this event in advance of its April 7 publication date. David Huddle will be reading from My Surly Heart and Martha Collins from Because What Else Could I Do.
Contact: John D. Moore

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Guadalajara Grill, 301 S Alamo St, La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio, TX 78205

Translator Meetup: Hosted by ALTA and Words Without Borders
Cost: Free
Join your fellow literary translators and translation aficionados for a drink or snack following a day of conference sessions! We’ll gather between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m, open house-style, at the Guadalajara Grill, across the street from the Convention Center. Whether you’re a friend of translation, you’ve been translating for years, or are just looking to get started, we’d love to see you there!
Contact: Kelsi Vanada
Organization: The American Literary Translators Association
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Hotel Gibbs' Travis Room, 105 N. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Free Verse Editions Reading
Cost: Free
Free Verse Editions is delighted to sponsor a reading at the historic Hotel Gibbs by a range of superb poets such as Baba Badji, Bruce Bond, Matthew Cooperman, Brenda Hillman, L.S. Klatt, Jon Thompson, and Tracey Zeman. Less than half a mile away from the Henry B. González Convention Center, Hotel Gibbs makes for an easy walk and the reading itself offers a wonderful way to hear established and upcoming voices in contemporary American poetry.
Contact: Jon Thompson
Organization: Free Verse Editions
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Circle #120, San Antonio, TX 78205

Healing the Divide: An Evening with Green Writers Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Green Writers Press welcomes all to the beautiful Radius Center in downtown San Antonio for an evening of poetry and community, highlighting the writers of the acclaimed Healing the Divide: Poems of Connection and Kindness anthology. Readers include Alyse Bensel, James Crews, Barbara Crooker, Dede Cummings, Laura Foley, Albert Garcia, Tami Haaland, Marge Saiser, Bruce Snider, and Carmen Tafolla. Light food and refreshments will be served.
Contact: Emma Irving
Organization: Green Writers Press
Organization URL: website

Boudro's, Firewheel Room and Courtyard, 205 N. Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205

University of Iowa Alumni and Friends Social
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The University of Iowa will be hosting an offsite social for alumni and friends to connect with fellow Hawkeyes and other peers and friends attending the conference and/or living in the greater San Antonio area. Light appetizers, door prizes, and a cash bar will be provided. Boudro's is located on San Antonio's historic River Walk and is located just minutes away from the Henry B. González Convention Center.
Contact: Brock Cavett
Organization: The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Zombies Live! 4202 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78217

X-R-A-Y Reading
Cost: Free
X-R-A-Y Magazine is proud to host a reading featuring some of the most incredible flash fiction writers working today! And yes, there WILL be karaoke afterwards!! Just look at this lineup! Jennifer Fliss, Kamil Ahsan, Josh Denslow, Keef, Chloe N. Clark, Jenn Stroud Rossmann, Jan Stinchcomb, Kathryn McMahon, Kim Magowan & Michelle Ross, Colleen Rothman, Rachel Mans McKinney, Avee Chaudhuri. Hosted by Joaquin Fernandez & Meg Pillow! ZOMBIES BAR 4202 Thousand Oaks Dr, San Antonio Thursday March 5th 5:30
Contact: Joaquin Fernandez & Meg Pillow
Organization: X-R-A-Y Magazine
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Amp Room, 2407 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Submerged: A Reading by Sinking City
Cost: Free
Sinking City, a literary magazine based out of Miami, presents a reading by poets published in their past issues, including P. Scott Cunningham, Susan DeFreitas, Jason McCall, Nicholas Molbert, and more. In addition, there will be readings given by MFA poets from the University of Miami.
Contact: Maeve Holler, Chantel Acevedo
Organization: University of Miami, Sinking City Literary Magazine
Organization URL: website

Jokesters 22 Pub n Grub, 713 S. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

WTAW Press & Friends
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
WTAW Press & Friends features readings by Angela Mitchell, Anita Felicelli, Annie Kim, Lillian Howan, Olga Zilberbourg, and Sarah Stone. Emceed by Peg Alford Pursell, publisher & editor-in-chief.
Contact: WTAW Press
Organization: WTAW Press
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St, Main Building 311, San Antonio, TX 78207

Figuring out How to Be Human: How Literature Helps
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Panel discussion followed by an open mic. Discussion on how to keep the good aspects of 'great books' and the literary canon (community building, mindful cultural conversations on how to exist wisely/compassionately) while expanding the canon to reflect the insights of many more cultural groups. Speakers include a Victorian lit expert, an educator who taught Western classics in China while reading their classic works, an educator on Chicano/Indigenous/queer lit, a writer/activist with schizophrenia, and an author who has extensively researched female philosophers.
Contact: Cristina Deptula
Organization: Synchronized Chaos Magazine
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Smoke BBQ, Palace Floor, 1170 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Don't Mess with Texts: A Reading of Willow Springs and the Florida Review Authors
Cost: Free
Don't Mess with Texts: A Reading of Willow Springs and the Florida Review Authors followed by a reception and party. Please join us for a reading and celebration. We have a private venue space with a full bar and appetizers. All are welcome! Smoke BBQ—Palace Floor. Featuring D. Nurkse, Laura Van Prooyen, Andrew Gretes, Andrea Jurjevic, Lynne Nugent, Michael Chin, Hadara Bar-Nadav, and more!
Contact: Kimberly Sheridan
Organization: Willow Springs & The Florida Review
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Davenport, 203 N. Prensa, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hindsight is 2020: A Look at New Memoir
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a happy-hour showcase of innovative memoirs forthcoming in 2020, exploring a diverse range of topics and forms. Featuring Meredith Talusan, Alia Volz, Nadia Owusu, Rose Andersen, Suleika Jaouad, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.
Contact: Alia Volz
Organization: Alia Volz
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

2000 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Spalding School of Writing Reunion and Open Mic
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Spalding MFA / School of Writing friends and family! Join us for a reunion and open mic at Freetail Brewing Co.'s fun and funky Tap Room at 2000 S. Presa. The event is open to all, but Spalding folks get first dibs at the open-mic slots.
Contact: Katy Yocom
Organization: Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:15 pm

Ruby City Sculpture Garden, 150 Camp St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Page Meets Stage
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Taylor Mali hosts this long-running poetry series, often called “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam,” featuring Mark Doty, Patricia Smith, Carrie Fountain, Kimiko Hahn, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Diana Goetsch. It is not a slam or competition in any way.
Contact: Page Meets Stage
Organization: Gemini Ink
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Little Carver Theater, 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202

Shitholes of the World, Unite 2.0
Cost: Free
Come to the second edition of this poetry reading in translation, featuring over 40 of our best poetry translators reading their work!
Contact: Katherine M. Hedeen / Steve Halle
Organization: Action Books and Coimpress
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Casa Rio, 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, & Quarterly West
Cost: Free
Join the editors of 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, & Quarterly West for an evening of poetry! Food and drinks will be provided free of charge. Space is limited.
Contact: JP Grasser
Organization: Quarterly West
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Tupelo Press Reunion Reading for 30/30 and Conference Alums
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tupelo Press Fifth Annual Reunion reading for alumni of our 30/30 and conference participants! This year at La Villita Historic Arts Village, one block from the Henry B. González Convention Center. Join us for a dynamic and fun reading by thirty diverse poets, find out more about our projects, and enjoy light refreshments!
Contact: Kirsten Miles
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

Deco Pizzeria, 1815 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

Reading & Pizza Party: The Hunger, McNeese Review, and Yalobusha Review
Cost: Free
Join the editors, contributors, and readers of The Hunger, McNeese Review, and Yalobusha Review for a fantastic night of multigenre readings from friends and former contributors—plus free pizza for all attendees! Vegetarian options will be provided, and drinks (both alcoholic and not) will be available for purchase. Keep your Venmo warmed up and ready, because we'll have contributor books and chapbooks for sale, as well as exclusive journal merch you can't get anywhere else at the conference!
Contact: Erin Slaughter

Blue Star Brewing Company, 1414 S Alamo St #105, San Antonio, TX 78210

An Evening with Gulf Coast, McSweeney's, & the Black Warrior Review
Cost: Free
Join us as we celebrate the voices of notable contributors from Gulf Coast, McSweeney's, and BWR! Come at 7:00 p.m. to mingle, partake in free food, and purchase your favorite beverage from Blue Star Brewing. Reading will follow at 8:00 p.m. Please note that the event will take place in the "Barrel Room" of Blue Star Brewing.
Contact: Gulf Coast, McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review
Organization: Gulf Coast, McSweeney's, & Black Warrior Review
Organization URL: website

Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St, 2nd Floor, 227L, San Antonio, TX 78207

Voices on Addiction: Live!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating Voices on Addiction on Thursday, March 5! Voices on Addiction is a column devoted to true personal narratives of addiction, curated by Kelly Thompson, and authored by the spectrum of individuals affected by this illness. Featuring readings from Emily Arnason Casey, Jaquira Díaz, Lennlee Keep, Erin Khar, T Kira Madden, and Vanessa Mártir, and hosted by Kelly Thompson.
Contact: Marisa Siegel and Kelly Thompson
Organization: The Rumpus
Organization URL: website

108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

A Reading with Autumn House Press, Bull City Press, and Four Way Books
Cost: Free
An indie press reading featuring authors from Autumn House Press, Bull City Press, and Four Way Books! Includes authors: Chad Abushanab, Jennifer Renee Blevins, Michael Credico, Cynthia Cruz, Nan Cuba, Arielle Greenberg, Julia Guez, Charles Kell, Matthew Lippman, Hadley Moore, Maya Phillips, Jacob Strautmann, Katherine Barrett Swett, Eric Tran, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, and Allison Benis White.
Contact: Christine Stroud
Organization: Autumn House Press
Organization URL: website

SoHo Wine & Martini Bar, 214 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205

A Switchback Books / Ricochet Editions / Jellyfish Magazine Reading
Cost: Free
You're invited to an evening of small press goodness featuring readings by authors from Switchback Books, Ricochet Editions, and Jellyfish magazine! Readers will include Cynthia Arrieu-King, Kristen Case, M.J. Gette, Jessica Guzman, Stefania Heim, Noor Hindi, Becca Klaver, Alyse Knorr, Irène Mathieu, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Danielle Pafunda, Caitlin Scarano, Dennis James Sweeney, Stephen van Dyck, and David Wojciechowski.
Contact: Kate Partridge
Organization: Switchback Books
Organization URL: website

2911 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

The Horizon Is Not a Border
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join Foglifter for The Horizon Is Not a Border, curated by Raquel Gutiérrez and featuring Raquel Salas Rivera, Patrick Mullen-Coyoy, Jake Skeets, Zefyr Lisowski, T Fleischmann, Destiny O. Birdsong, Gala Mukomolova, Celeste Chan, Jordan Nakamura, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Joe Jiménez, Saretta Morgan, Willie Kinard III, Òscar Moisés Díaz, Soham Patel, Andrea Abi-Karam, and more!
Contact: Raquel Gutiérrez
Organization: Foglifter Press
Organization URL: website

Merkaba (Riverwalk), 111 W Crockett St, Suite 205, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Erotic as Power: A Reading & Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
This tribute to Audre Lorde’s powerful essay is a celebration of sensuality, sex, and the reclamation of our bodies through acts of resistance, defiance, attraction, & love. Rapid-fire readings by Nicole Dennis-Benn, Katie Farris, Denice Frohman, Robin Gow, Patricia Spears Jones, Ilya Kaminsky, Rickey Laurentiis, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Katie Peterson, Safiya Sinclair, Benny Sisson, Patricia Smith, & Matthew Zapruder. Plenty of drink tickets for all! Live DJ following the event. Hosted by The Shipman Agency, UC Davis & Village of Crickets. Cosponsored by Adelphi University MFA.
Contact: Dani Barnhart
Organization: The Shipman Agency, UC Davis, & Village of Crickets
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Blue Star Brewing, 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78210

The Baby-Sitters Club Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us for this offsite reading featuring 12 poets with new books that address the sticky truths of parenthood. Readers: James Arthur, Traci Brimhall, Nicole Callihan, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Chelsea Dingman, Sonia Greenfield, Rachel Neve Midbar, Abby E. Murray, Oliver de la Paz, Molly Spencer, Matthew Zapruder, Rachel Zucker.
Contact: Sonia Greenfield

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Friendly Spot, 943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

EcoTheo Review and LOGOS Poetry Collective present Li-Young Lee & Jericho Brown
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Two of America's foremost visionary poets will share their award-winning work, and insights on the power of language to create meaningful realities, within a unique, participatory format. LOGOS Gatherings are "liturgically inflected" reading events. By integrating elements of ritual and conversation into the format of a traditional reading, LOGOS seeks to "evoke transcendence," and cultivate community and connection, through dynamic, dialogical engagement with featured poets. This event is proudly sponsored by LOGOS Poetry Collective and EcoTheo Review.
Contact: Travis Helms + Jason Myers
Organization: LOGOS Poetry Collective & EcoTheo Review
Organization URL: website

8:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Sparky's Pub,1416 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Gertrude Journal’s Get Your Glitter On Queer Reading
Cost: Free
Join Gertrude journal and the University of Texas Press for another night of fantastic readings, featuring Dale Corvino, Sasha Geffen, Chelsey Johnson, Megan Nicole Kruse, Carter Sickels, and Arisa White. During the event, we'll be raffling off a few Gertie Book Boxes full of new queer books in between celebrating some of the best work going. The fun starts right after the LGBTQ Caucus, so make a night of it. Come out and get your glitter on! Hosted by tammy lynne stoner, Stephanie Glazier, and Jack Kaulfus.
Contact: Jack Kaulfus
Organization: Gertrude Press
Organization URL: website

Friday, March 6, 2020

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The Amp Room, 2407 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Harpur Palate Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Harpur Palate, SUNY Binghamton University's graduate-run literary magazine, hosts a multigenre reading by recent contributors and editors. Please join us!
Contact: Jen DeGregorio, Poetry Co-Editor
Organization: Harpur Palate at Binghamton University (SUNY)
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

112 E Pecan St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Future of Desi Lit
Cost: Request for attendees to buy an item from the bakery or drinks menu
Event URL: website
This offsite event consists of readings by the contributors of the Barrelhouse Desi special issue on the theme of Road Trips. Readers include Aatif Rashid, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Hasanthika Sirisena, Palvashay Sethi, Devi S. Laskar, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and Sarah Thankam Mathews. Kamil Ahsan, the editor of the issue, will introduce every writer by talking briefly about their bios and work. The event is at CommonWealth Bakery and Coffeehouse, which meets the standards for accessibility, A/V needs, and all else.
Contact: Kamil Ahsan

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Menger Hotel, Cavalier Room, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Reading with Veliz Books, Coimpress, and Eulalia Books
Cost: Free
Join Veliz Books, Coimpress, and Eulalia Books for a reading of Latin American poetry in translation.
Contact: Laura Cesarco Eglin
Organization: Veliz Books
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

Driftwood Press & The Swamp Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring readers from both Driftwood Press and The Swamp, this offsite event is a short walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center and begins soon after the Bookfair closes. Munch on some delicious ramen and asian fare while you listen at Cherrity Bar and Restaurant!
Contact: Driftwood Press / The Swamp
Organization: Driftwood Press / The Swamp
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

We All Want to Change the World: Tales of Resistance and Revolution
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Writers of the world, unite! Raise your fist—and a glass—at The Cherrity Bar, a short walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center, for readings by acclaimed novelists Ramona Ausubel, Andrew Altschul, Joshua Furst, and Danielle Evans. A portion of all food and drink sales will be donated to local nonprofits. Hosted by Zyzzyva managing editor Oscar Villalon.
Contact: Andrew Altschul
Organization: Zyzzyva
Organization URL: website

La Villita Historic Arts Village, Bolivar Hall, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

LitFest 2020
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
All-star reading of poets and writers from Aquarius Press' Willow Books and AUXmedia imprints. 7th annual national event. La Villita is an historic arts village located minutes from the Henry B. González Convention Center. Lupe Mendez, Rachelle Escamilla, Jen Knox, Brian Gilmore, Gretchen Primack, Devorah Major, Curtis L. Crisler, Cedric Tillman, Elmaz Abinader, Sokunthary Svay, Keisha-Gaye Anderson.
Contact: Heather Buchanan
Organization: Aquarius Press/Willow Books
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

803 S. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Red Hen Press Omnibus
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Red Hen Press celebrates 25 years of publishing with this omnibus reading highlighting authors from our Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons.
Contact: Red Hen Press

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Smoke, Bar Fuego, 1170 E Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205

Ellen Bass reads with Meryl Natchez
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Ellen Bass reads with Meryl Natchez at Smoke's Bar Fuego, an intimate venue with reasonably priced food & drinks. Come early or stay late and try Smoke's famous Texas BBQ. Ellen Bass, http://ellenbass.com, reads from Indigo, forthcoming from Copper Canyon. She is a Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets. Awards include fellowships from the NEA, California Arts Council, and many others. Meryl Natchez, http://merylnatchez.com, reads from her forthcoming book Catwalk, her fourth book. Her work has appeared in Hudson Review, Zyzzyva, Poetry Northwest, Comstock Review, and others. We look forward to seeing you!
Contact: Meryl Natchez
Organization: Copper Canyon Press
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

Kenning Editions, Green Lantern Press, Action Books, Small Press Distribution Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Action Books, Green Lantern Press, Kenning Editions, and Small Press Distribution invite you to an offsite reading to celebrate and launch new and recent titles. Including poets and translators: Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro (reading Audre Lorde), Rachel Galvin, Cathy Park Hong (reading Seungja Choi), Valerie Hsiung, Devin King, Olivia Lott (reading Soleida Ríos), Jesse Seldess, and Candice Wuehle. Come by the Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St, San Antonio, a two minute walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center. Cherrity Bar’s proceeds go entirely to worthy community non-profits, and they have the best Ramen and craft cocktails in San Antonio. Admission is free, Zine giveaways, also. See us at the Bookfair for flyers with bios of all participants!
Contact: Patrick Durgin
Organization: Kenning Editions
Organization URL: website

Cos House, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Tupelo Press: A Reading & Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a reading and celebration of work by Tupelo Press authors. We are thrilled to feature Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Katie Farris, Anna Maria Hong, Noah Falck, Alan Williamson, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Meg Wade, and Dan Beachy-Quick. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

Canyon Cafe, 255 E. Basse Rd, #600, San Antonio, TX 78209

Kernpunkt Press & Okay Donkey Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join Kernpunkt Press & Okay Donkey at the Canyon Cafe and party with the weirdos! Our lineup includes the amazing Katherine Coldiron, Andrew Farkas, J.I. Daniels, David Leo Rice, Kurt Baumeister, Kim Magowan, Michelle Ross, Jules Archer, Chris Haven, Chloe Clark, Jennifer Fliss, Joaquin Fernandez, Alejandro Ruiz Del Sol, Micaela Walley, and Chris Gonzalez. Come out and get a drink with us!
Contact: Jesi Bender & Eric Andrew Newman

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Time
Cost: Free
An evening of Queer Voices from Everywhere. Featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kai Raimy, Maya Chinchilla, Polly Anna Rocha, Edyka Chilome, Anel I. Flores, Jo-Reyes Boitel, Six Gawd, Ire’ne Lara Silva, Gume Laurel III, Anna Ortiz Varela, Miguel Morales, Daisy Hernandez, Jesus I. Valles, Saul Hernandez, Roy Guzman, Dan Vera, DLo (video in), Pablo Miguel Martinez, Raquel Gutierrez, Adelina Anthony (video in), Carla Trujillo, Kate Carroll de Gutes, and Virginia Grise.
Contact: Anel I. Flores
Organization: Queer Voices Speak Out San Antonio, The Pride Center San Antonio, Raspa Magazine, AWP Queer Caucus

Rooftop Terrace at The Fairmount Hotel, 401 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Argenta Reading Series Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
This event will showcase Argenta Reading Series alumni reading from original works. Readers include Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Mary Miller, Nicholas Mainieri, Odie Lindsey, Marco Rafalà, Melissa Cundieff, Trey Moody, and more! Free and open to the public at a fantastic venue atop the historic Fairmount Hotel, around the corner from the Henry B. González Convention Center. www.argentareadingseries.com
Contact: Guy Choate
Organization: Argenta Reading Series
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Cherrity Bar (Pavilion Area), 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

Strange Theater: A Fabulist Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a lively reading by writers who call the weird, magical, and surreal their stomping grounds. Some magical intermission events will be had (a raffle of signed books and other odd goodies) and books will also be available for purchase. Hosted by Sequoia Nagamatsu and featuring Kurt Baumeister, Dana Diehl, Kendra Fortmeyer, Rochelle Hurt, Chloe Clark, Chris Santiago, Jennifer Wortman, Molly Reid, Zach Vandezande, Ruth Joffre, Nay Saysourinho, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeem.
Contact: Sequoia Nagamatsu

Saturday, March 7, 2020

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bar America, 723 S. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Reckonings: An Evening with the Atlas Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the Atlas Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus for a special evening of good words and good company! With readings from Kaveh Akbar, Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Danielle Evans, Rachel Heng, Donika Kelly, Nadia Owusu, and Shannon Sankey. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Marisa Siegel, Mickie Meinhardt, and Natalie Eilbe
Organization: The Atlas Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus

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