October 6, 2017
Austin Poetry Society Museletter
Monthly Meeting: October 21
Presenter: Jena Kirkpatrick

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, October 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Austin Public Library's North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave., Austin.

Winners of the September Monthly Contest will be announced at this meeting.
APS Open Mic and Special Events

Georgetown Poetry Festival located at the Georgetown Public Library, runs Friday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 15, featuring open mic, workshops and more.

The APS Fourth Thursday Open Mic will take place Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at NeWorlDeli , 4101 Guadalupe, hosted by Linda Marie Cossa. This month's featured readers are: Nathan Brown, Anjela Villarreal Ratliff, Gloria Amescua, Susan Rogers, Cindy Huyser and Claire Vogel Camargo.

APS Saturday Critique Group

Join the APS Saturday Critique Group Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m at the Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., Austin.

Bring 10 copies of a poem in progress to discuss with friendly poets. The group is facilitated by Elizabeth Krop f. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com  for more information.

Next month's critique group will be Nov. 4, at 1 p.m at the same location.
Mark your calendar:
Upcoming meetings and events
Due to library renovations, we will be moving APS monthly meeting locations throughout the year. Meetings run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar for the following dates and locations:

  • November 18, University Hills, 4721 Loyola Ln.
  • December 16, Yarborough, 2200 Hancock Dr.
Poetry Contests and Calls for Submissions

Please send contest and calls for submission information to musecarta@gmail.com
Poetry Events

Sunday, October 8th, 4-6pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705Austin Writers Roulette. Featuring a different monthly theme and line up of artists who love to perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, and spoken word.

Monday, October 9th, 7-9pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic. Everyone is welcome to attend the Austin Community College Creative Writing Department’s Literary Coffeehouse, hosted by John Herndon. October’s featured reader is Annar Verold, a Honduran-American poet and screenwriter.

Oct. 12, 6:30-8pm. Temple Live Poets at Belton Library, 301 E 1st St, Belton. Hosted by Donna Bowling. All ages theme reading: After Dark!

Sunday, October 15th, 4-5pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Kurt Heinzelman Book Launch. Join us in celebrating the launch of Kurt Heinzelman’s new book of poetry,  Whatever You May Say. With readings from Kurt and Danielle Sellers.

Thirsty Thursday meets on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Dripping Springs City Hall,  511 W. Mercer St . Call  512-858-2024  for more details.

Friday, October 27th, 7-8pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705I Scream Social. Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha, and featuring young women writers from the Austin community. 

Sunday, October 29th, 1.30-3pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged. In association with VSA Texas (The State Organization on Arts and Disability) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest (a project of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), we’re delighted to present an inclusive (mic-less) open mic for writers and musicians. Join us for a fun and friendly evening suitable for performers of all ages and abilities. This month we have a special Halloween Edition—ghost stories, costumes, and candy to share are encouraged!

Friday, November 3rd, 7-8pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Kathleen Peirce Book Launch. Join us in celebrating the launch of Kathleen Peirce’s  Vault. With readings from Kathleen and Lisa Olstein, and hosted by Cecily Parks.

Saturday, November 4th, 7-8pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  An Evening with Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi & Kurt Heinzelman. Join us for an evening with poets Bruce Bond, Yahia Lababidi, and Kurt Heinzelman. Bruce will be reading from his recently released collection,  Sacrum.

Sunday, November 5th, 4-5pm, Malvern Books613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705Lyman Grant Book Launch. Join us in celebrating the launch of Lyman Grant’s new poetry collection,  Old Men on Tuesday Mornings (Alamo Bay Press). The book is dedicated to four other Austin men—John Lee, Bill Jeffers, David Jewel, and John McElhenney—and they will also be reading at the launch.

Poetry Workshops

Gemini Ink in San Antonio is offering two fall poetry workshops:

Poet Pablo Miguel Martinez will lead a four-week workshop called: "Poetry-Making: New Ways, New Work." Ideal for poets of all levels, this workshop offers up creative sparks for helping writers find new sources for fresh, compelling work. Each week, participants will dip into a different way for jumpstarting new poems with the guidance of Mr. Martinez. For information and to register, visit "Poetry-Making: New Ways, New Work." This class starts on Oct. 10.

Gemini Ink Executive Director, Sheila Black, an award-winning poet in her own right, is teaching a one-day intensive poetry workshop on Nov. 11, " Writers as Readers: Using Reading to Generate New Poems." Designed to provide practical strategies for how our very own reading can lead to unexpected sources for new poems. Open to writers of all levels.
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We need volunteers!
APS can't function without volunteers, and several positions are available for the upcoming year!

If you would like to volunteer, please email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com . We are currently looking for a  treasurer , as well as people to chair various committees. Let us know if you can help!