seeks your poetry submissions. Poems not used will be destroyed, not returned. Include "permission to use" statement with submissions. Include name, complete mailing address, e-mail, and telephone with submission and any subsequent correspondence. Send up to three unpublished poems for consideration to: Dillon McKinsey, 1909 Hollow Ridge Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613-6729.
meet twice a month to workshop members' short stories, novel chapters, and personal essays. Send a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words with a brief statement on why you want to join to
She brings me a glass of water
and I drink the tumbler dry.
She places her hand on my forehead
and I recall a land beyond the fever & chills,
a land where she and her pale sisters
ran like springboks through the rain.
– Jonathan Tso-Derban,
from Fevered Reams
goes spacial once a month. Who knows the dimension?
Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition, 512/472-3584
NSL is an open mic showcasing music and poetry attracting local, regional as well as national talent. Early arrival is recommended. Thursdays, 9pm-12mid. 11th Street Station, 1050 E. 11th. $6.
Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562 . Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Full English Tea Room Thom hosts. Saturdays, 6-9pm. 2000 Southern Oaks. 240-2748 . Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425. More listed online!
with award-winning playwright Rosalyn Rosen, artistic director of Remembrance Through the Performing Arts. Classes meet once a week for three hours. Minimum eight-week commitment. Call for location. $35 per class.
Nonprofit organization for women, offering monthly reading and writing circles and more, in North, Central, and South Austin.
is looking for well-crafted poems. Send three to five short poems (32 lines or fewer) with a brief biography and a photo (optional).