October 1, 2019
Austin Poetry Society Museletter
October Monthly Meeting

There will be no October Monthly Meeting. Join the APS Board and members at the Georgetown Poetry Festival, Oct. 19, 9am-9pm, upstairs at the Georgetown Library. See details in the Poetry Events.

Invite Someone New

Know anyone who is a writer or wannabe writer or poet or reader of poems? Forward them a copy of the newsletter. We are better when more interested folks attend.

Best Austin Poetry 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 volume of  Best Austin Poetry  is available for just $1.75 at Lulu.com. The book contains all of the first place poems from the 2018 Annual Awards, and the 2017-2018 Monthly Contest winners. Order copies for your friends and family!   Lulu.com
APS Officers 2019-2020

President – VACANT
Vice-President – Diana Conces
Secretary – Claire Vogel Camargo
Communications Director – Carie Juettner
Treasurer – Michael D. Jones
Membership Director – Sonny Regelman
Member at Large – Christa Pandey
Member at Large – VACANT

* Newsletter Editor – Jeffrey Taylor 
* Anthology Editor – Diana Conces

The positions of President and Member at Large are currently vacant. If you or someone you know is interested in working with the Austin Poetry Society to organize meetings and events, plan contests, and help involve members in the Austin poetry community, please email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com .


APS Board Profile

No Board Profile this month.
Saturday Critique Group

The Critique Group will meet October 12, 1:30-3:30pm at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church , room 101, 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin.

All 2019 dates are Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm:
  • Nov 9 - NW Hills UMC, Rm. 101
  • Dec 14 - NW Hills UMC, Rm. 101
Open Mic Night

The October Open Mic will be Thursday, October 24, 7-9pm at NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe, Austin , hosted by Louise Richardson.
Poets at the September APS Open Mic. Host Louise Richardson on left back row.
Poetry Contests and Calls for Submissions

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

Visions International has started looking for poems for the 2019 issues, our 100th (our 40th Anniv.). We hope to see work from our friends back in Austin. Our Website is:  www.visionsi.com .

Ocotillo Review 4.1 submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative or narrative nonfiction, and flash fiction are open and close on October 31. Submissions and details here .

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is soliciting submissions for Issue 52 on the theme of Change. Submissions close December 15. Details here.

Austin International Poetry Festival anthology (di-vêrsé-city) submissions are now open and close on February 28, 2020. Guidelines here.
Kallisto Gaia Press Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Prize - 28-48 pages of contemporary poetry. Winner will receive $800, publication by Kallisto Gaia Press, 20 copies of the chapbook, $300 stipend toward travel to Austin for our release event, and up to 20 Advance Review Copies (ARCs) to be sent to reviewers and award sponsors chosen by the winner. Submission window closes at midnight CST on December 31, 2019. Submissions and details here

Poets & Writers maintains searchable databases for Writing Contests, Grants & Awards , and for Literary Journals . A Submissions Calendar also is available to help get your work published. The print journal is available at the Central Library. Ads list many contests and calls for submission.

Member Publication News

Diana Conces’ poem, “Meditation,” was published in the art of Peace anthology.

Benjamin Nash had a poem accepted in  Sin Fronteras .

Reports from September
Poetry Society of Texas

Poetry Society of Texas (PST) podcast 006 features Lisa Toth Salinas with host Courtney O’Banion Smith

Interview with Loretta Diane Walker on PBS . She will be the feature at Waco WordFest in October.

The September PST newsletter is now available for download.
Poetry Events
Hosts, please e-mail featured poets and schedule changes, including the first week of next month, to musecarta@gmail.com .

Other Austin area poetry event calendars are at Th om the World Poet's calendar ( https://calendar.yahoo.com/worldpoet.rm# ) and Austin Poetry ( https://www.austinpoetry.com/ ).

Tuesday, October 1, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin. Music and poetry jam.

Wednesday, October 2, 1-3pm, Half Price Books, 5555 N. Lamar, Austin. Community Poetry, hosted by Thom Woodruff.

Wednesday, October 2, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Wednesday, October 2, 5:30-8pm, Dozen Street, 1808 E 12th St, Austin. Open Mic at Dozen Street. Hosted by Haydon Hoodoo and Scooter Holiday.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 7-8pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin.  An Evening with Usha Akella.  Join us for an evening with Austin-based poet Usha Akella in conversation with Chaitali Sen.

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, Waco WordFest, Waco Convention Center, Texas Room 116-117. One of the six festivals of the Waco Cultural Arts Fest. All events are FREE! Kay Bell will host an open mic on Fri. Oct. 4, 7-9 pm. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor Campus, we will have an open mic from 10-11 am in the Treasure Room. Guided tour of the Library/Museum following. Poetry events will resume at the Waco Convention Center starting at 1:30pm Sat. with our feature poet Loretta Diane Walker until 9pm. Sun. Oct. 6, guest poet Michael Guinn will entertain at 11am. From 1-4 pm, native flute players and poets from all over Texas plus drummers from Waco will share nature poetry and native music in an open mic format. More info on the website www.wacoartsfest.org/wordfest.

Saturday, October 5th , Malvern Books. H elp us celebrate our 6th birthday with 25% OFF EVERYTHING in the store all day long.

Saturday, October 5th, 7-9pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Stephanie Goehring Chapbook Launch.  Join us in celebrating the launch of Stephanie Goehring’s chapbook,  from The Water [Inaudible]  (Host Publications)—and Malvern’s sixth birthday!

Sunday, October 6th, 1-3pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705 The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic. In association with Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest, we’re delighted to present an inclusive open mic for writers and musicians.

Sunday, October 6, 4-6pm, BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, Austin . Kallisto Gaia Press Read-a-Thon Celebration . R eadings from two recent The Ocotillo Review issues and the 2020 Texas Poetry Calendar.

Sunday, October 6, 7-10pm, Kick Butt Café , 613 W 29th St, Austin . Spoken & Heard . Open Mic hosted by Element315, Lost In Thought, Ernie B, and Hot Tamale.

Tuesday, October 8, 7pm, My Favorite Books, Tallahassee, FL. Open Mic Poetry and Storytelling Night hosted by Linda Marie Cossa.

Tuesday, October 8, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin . Music and poetry jam .

Wednesday, October 9, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Wednesday, October 9, 5:30-8pm, Dozen Street , 1808 E 12th St, Austin. Open Mic at Dozen Street. Hosted by Haydon Hoodoo and Scooter Holiday.

Thursday, October 10, 6:30-8pm, Belton Library, 301 E. 1st Ave. Belton. Temple Live Poets hosted by Donna Bowling.

Thursday, October 10, 7-9pm, Arboretum Barnes & Noble bookstore (upstairs). Austin Cavalcade of Poets meets at family friendly venue (no vulgarity, no obscene content, no streaking, etc). Hosted by Benjamin Pehr. Open mic follows.

Thursday, October 10, 7:15-9pm, BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar, Austin. Book Woman poetry reading featuring Gabrielle Langley with host Cindy Huyser.

Friday, October 11th, 7-8pm, Malvern Books , 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705 An Evening with Paul D. Dickinson & W. Joe Hoppe.  Join us in celebrating the recent launch of Paul D. Dickinson’s  Junker Dreams: An Automotive Memoir . With readings from Paul and special guest W. Joe Hoppe.

Saturday, October 12, 12:30-2:30pm, Poetry Aloud at Georgetown Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, hosted by Mike and Joyce Gullickson.

Sunday, October 13th, 4-6pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Austin Writers Roulette.  Austin Writers Roulette is a bimonthly uncensored, theme-inspired spoken word and storytelling event. It features a different monthly theme and line up of artists who perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, spoken word, singer-songwriting, or excerpts from novels. This month’s theme is “Wildest Dreams ."

Sunday, October 13, 7-10pm, Kick Butt Café, 5775 W. Airport, Austin. Spoken & Heard. Open Mic hosted by Element315, Lost In Thought, Ernie B, and Hot Tamale.

Monday, October 14th, 7-9pm, Malvern Books, 613 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. An open mic follows so bring poems, stories, scripts, rants, raves or midnight confessions to share, or just come to listen and enjoy. This month’s featured reader is Héctor Aguayo.

Tuesday, October 15, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin. Music and poetry jam.

Wednesday, October 16, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Wednesday, October 16, 5:30-8pm, Dozen Street, 1808 E 12th St, Austin. Open Mic at Dozen Street. Hosted by Haydon Hoodoo and Scooter Holiday.
Thursday, October 17, noon, Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest, Austin. Spirit Thom and Magic Jack read poetry at the opening of the Texas Association of Retired Americans (TARA) meeting.

Thursday, October 17, 7-9pm, Thirsty Thursday, Council Chambers in Dripping Springs City Hall, 511 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs. If "Doom" is a fascinating thing for you, the good news is you won't have to go far to find it! "Doom!!!" is the Open Mic theme. For more information or directions, call 512-858-2024.

October 19, Georgetown Poetry Festival, Georgetown Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, 9am-9pm. Open Mic 9-10am. 10:15-11:45am Musgrave workshop. 1:15-2:45pm Conces workshop - The Poetry Game. 3-5pm Texas Poetry Calendar reading. 7-9pm The Big Read - features and Blue Hole Open Mic.

Saturday, October 19, 3:30-5:30pm, Recycled Reads,  5335 Burnet Rd, Austin. Open mic hosted by Louise Richardson.

Saturday, October 19th, 7-8pm, Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Logan Fry Book Launch. Join us in celebrating the launch of poet Logan Fry’s new collection,  Harpo Before the Opus. Logan will be joined by poet Caroline Gormley.

Sunday, October 20, 2-5pm, Stone Soup Sessions, Texas Music History Museum, 1009 E 11th St, Austin.

Sunday, October 20, 7-10pm, Kick Butt Café, 5775 W. Airport, Austin. Spoken & Heard. Open Mic hosted by Element315, Lost In Thought, Ernie B, and Hot Tamale.

Tuesday, October 22, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin. Music and poetry jam.

Wednesday, October 23, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Thursday, October 24th, 7-8pm, Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Vincent Cooper Book Launch. Join us in celebrating the recent release of Vincent Cooper’s poetry collection  Zarzamora. Vincent will be joined by Claudia Delfina Cardona and Laura Villareal.

Thursday, October 24, 7-9pm, NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe St, Austin, APS Open Mic, hosted by Louise Richardson.

Friday, October 25th, 7-9pm, Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic. Get your cones ready for another round of Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld & Schandra Madha and featuring women and non-binary writers from the Austin community (and beyond). And did we mention the free locally crafted ice cream???

Saturday, October 26, 12:30-2:30pm, Poetry Aloud at Georgetown Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, hosted by Mike and Joyce Gullickson.

Saturday, October 26th, 1-2:30pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club.  We’d like to invite you to join Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club! Hosted by Malvernian Julie Poole, this is a reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section.  This month’s selection is  Magical Negro by Morgan Parker.

Sunday, October 27, 7-10pm, Kick Butt Café , 5775 W. Airport, Austin . Spoken & Heard . Open Mic hosted by Element315, Lost In Thought, Ernie B, and Hot Tamale.

Tuesday, October 29, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin . Music and poetry jam.

Wednesday, October 30, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30-8pm, Dozen Street , 1808 E 12th St, Austin. Open Mic at Dozen Street. Hosted by Haydon Hoodoo and Scooter Holiday.

Saturday, November 2, 1:30-3pm, Poetry in Motion, Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock , Meeting Room B. Poets can share their work in a fun-filled family friendly environment. Hosted by Nadine Flowers and E.B. Staples.

Saturday, November 2nd, 7-9pm, Malvern Books,  613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic. In association with Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest, we’re delighted to present an inclusive open mic for writers and musicians. 

Saturday, November 2nd, 7-9pm, Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.  The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic. In association with Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest, we’re delighted to present an inclusive open mic for writers and musicians.

Sunday, November 3, 7-10pm, Kick Butt Café, 5775 W. Airport, Austin. Spoken & Heard. Open Mic hosted by Element315, Lost In Thought, Ernie B, and Hot Tamale.

Tuesday, November 5, 7-10pm, The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 4323 S. I-35, Austin. Music and poetry jam.

Wednesday, November 6, 1-3pm, Full English Cafe, 2000 Southern Oaks, Austin. Harriets' Writing Group meets w/o Robin Barratt.

Wednesday, November 6, 1-3pm, Half Price Books, 5555 N. Lamar, Austin. Community Poetry, hosted by Thom Woodruff.

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-8pm, Dozen Street, 1808 E 12th St, Austin. Open Mic at Dozen Street. Hosted by Haydon Hoodoo and Scooter Holiday.

Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8pm, 1432 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Wake the Dead, 3 rounds of original poetry. Hosted by Potato Mike.
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