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, because AWP does not organize or sponsor them.

 

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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

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

After Rubén: A Book Launch
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Francisco Aragón will be joined by local and fellow Macondo poets John Phillip Santos, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Natalia Treviño, and Rachel Jennings for the San Antonio launch of After Rubén (Red Hen Press, 2020)—a collection of poetry and prose. The event will take place in the Latino Collection and Resource Center of the central branch of the San Antonio Public Library.
Contact: Emma Hernandez
Organization: San Antonio Public Library
Organization URL: website

9:30 pm to 11:45 pm

2423 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

PuroSlam Finals Slam
Cost: $1.00
After a season of slamming their poetry, the top ten PuroSlam poets compete for a shot to represent San Antonio at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Come see poetic pugilists throw down the gauntlet and determine who will be SA's 2020 Grand Slam Champion. The Final Slam will be at the Mix, 21 and up, $1 cover, 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Rooster Martinez
Organization: PuroSlam Poetry
Organization URL: website

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Our Lady of the Lake University, Chapel Auditorium (under Sacred Heart Chapel), Pvt Rd, San Antonio,

CWSO Mini-Conference: Innovative Pedagogies in Creative Writing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Creative Writing Studies Organization (CWSO) is dedicated to increasing the visibility of scholarship that pertains to creative writing and being an inclusive, diverse space that fosters open conversation about topics pertaining to the field. This free, one-day mini-conference provides an opportunity to expand networks and draw new scholars into the field. All are welcome! If you're interested in pedagogy, CW research, professionalization, diversity and inclusion, the history of the field, or the intersection of theory and CW, join us for all or part of the day.
Contact: Rachel Haley Himmelheber, Stephanie Vanderslice
Organization: Creative Writing Studies Organization
Organization URL: website

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Victoria Park, San Antonio, TX 78210

Wiffle Ball Pick-up Game
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Easy-does-it Wiffle warm-up/exhibition game. No old-time stars emerging from the corn, but baseball-minded literary folk may make themselves known. If you are the type of person who carries a Wiffle bat and ball around with you on road trips hoping that maybe this is the time you find somebody who’ll play with you—maybe this really IS the time. Sure sounds like it!
Contact: Mark Gozonsky
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

721 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

The Lit Galaxy Guide to the Galaxy at the Reading Room
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading of the gothic, the magical, and the unimaginable from writers of the Medium publication The Lit Guide to the Galaxy.
Contact: The Lit Guide to the Galaxy curated by Natasha Her

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

4:30 pm to 9:15 pm

The Cherrity Bar, 320 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

The 12th Annual Festival of Language
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The 12th annual Festival of Language will feature several dozen visiting poets and writers reading from their works in a celebration dedicated to innovation and inclusion. Hosted by Ted Pelton, visiting writers at this writing include Lily Hoang, Jeffrey DeShell, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Leona Sevick, Jessica Smith, Lee Matalone, Andrew Farkas, Peter Conners, Bill Yarrow, Margaret Rozga, Mandy-Suzanne Wong, John Domini, Tom Hunley, Susan Schultz, Michael Rizza, and Rosamond S. King.
Contact: Jane Carman and Ted Pelton
Organization: Festival of Language

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

The Twig Bookshop: Saint Julian Press Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
1. Ron Starbuck—“There Is Something About Being an Episcopalian” 2. Elaine Fletcher Chapman—“Hunger for Salt” 3. Melissa Studdard—“I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” 4. Wendy Barker—“Gloss” 5. Lisa Rhoades—“The Long Grass” 6. Cynthia Atkins—“Still-Life with God” 7. Rebecca Pelky—“Horizon of the Dog Woman” 8. Aliki Barnstone—“Dwelling” 9. Willis Barnstone—“Poets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation” 10. Tony Barnstone—“Pulp Sonnets”
Contact: Ron Starbuck
Organization: Saint Julian Press
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Esquire Tavern, 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Lesley MFA Alumni & Friends Gathering
Cost: Free
Come join us at the Esquire Tavern to connect with the Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing community. We’re gathering to catch up, connect, toast publications, and share stories. Refreshments will be provided, and drinks available for purchase. Current students, alumni, faculty, and friends are all invited to join at this River Walk historic landmark in San Antonio, opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition. The Esquire Tavern is located at 155 E Commerce Street, a 10-15 minute walk from the conference center. Meet us for a kickoff happy hour!
Contact: Caitlin Krause
Organization: Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Dave & Buster's, 849 E Commerce St #740, San Antonio, TX 78205

Mixer for Lyzette Wanzer's Students
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
What: Get-together for any of Lyzette's students who are attending the conference this year. Who: Anyone who has taken at least one class or tutorial with Lyzette at the Mechanics' Institute, Mill Valley Library, Fremont Adult School, The Writers Grotto, The SF Writers Conference, CounterPulse, SF Public Library, or The Writing Salon. If you were invited to the Rooted & Written program at The Writers Grotto, you may also attend.
Contact: Lyzette Wanzer

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

710 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Natives
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading featuring stories homegrown by San Antonio natives. Please join us in kicking off the conference with an offsite reading at The Maverick, led by Cristal Glangchai, Desiree Prieto Groft, and Gabriel Fernandez.
Contact: Desiree Groft

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

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

Monster Mags of the Midwest 2020
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, and Ninth Letter as we celebrate our recent contributors. Featured readers will include Su Cho, Siân Griffiths, Rochelle Hurt, Rainie Oet, and Jenny Tinghui Zhang—with more to be announced!
Contact: Jess Jelsma Masterton
Organization: Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, and Ninth Letter

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

AQR Showcase Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us in celebrating 15 past Alaska Quarterly Review contributors, including Elizabeth Bradfield, Alyse Knorr, and Kathleen Winter, at our 2020 AQR Showcase Reading! A free drink will be offered to the first 20 attendees, and drinks and finger food will be available.  Don't miss this magical event! 
Contact: Virginia Konchan
Organization: Alaska Quarterly Review

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

J&O's Bar, 1014 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

No Lines Left to Draw: A Queer Poetry Showcase
Cost: Frree
Join us at J&O's Bar for an offsite reading of exciting queer writers, featuring Jai Dulani, Zefyr Lisowski, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jubi Arriola-Headley, and Claudia Cortese. Come scent-free and dazzling!
Contact: Zefyr Lisowski

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Retox Bar, 1031 Patricia, San Antonio, TX 78213

7th Annual Rock and Roll Reading
Cost: Free
Fifteen writers will read rock-and-roll-inspired work for just two to three minutes each, the length of a song. Readers include Chris L. Terry, Gabino Iglesias, Chris Gonzalez, Kevin Moffett, Nicky Beer, Aaron Burch, Brenda Peynado, Erika Wurth, and Jihyun Yun. Cash bar. No cover.
Contact: Daniel A. Hoyt

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

Berry To Bean Coffee House, 3900 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209

Sun Poet's Society Open Mic Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We are South Texas' longest running weekly open mic poetry reading: 25 years in March 2020. Everyone is welcome! Venue provides microphones and appropriate speakers/amplification. The venue does not use strobe lights.Our hosts include founder and host Rod Carlos Rodriguez, co-host Chris Billings, and co-host Brigid Cooley.
Contact: Rod Carlos Rodriguez
Organization: Sun Poet's Society
Organization URL: website

La Botanica, 2911 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Cryptonym Collective
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A poetry reading featuring Lauren Alleyne (New Issues Poetry & Prose), Eman Hassan (New Issues Poetry & Prose), Ahmad Almallah (University of Chicago Press), Graham Barnhart (University of Chicago Press), Faylita Hicks (Acre Books), Shara Lessley (New Issues Poetry & Prose and Acre Books), Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers (Acre Books), and Kari L. O’Driscoll (CavanKerry Press).
Contact: Carrie Adams, Nicola Mason
Organization: University of Chicago Press
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

First Night Fete with Epiphany, Evergreen Review, Words Without Borders, and Pigeon Pages
Cost: Free
Join Epiphany, Evergreen Review, Pigeon Pages, and Words Without Borders for a night of readings to kick off the conference! Enjoy your first drink on us, alongside Krys Malcolm Belc, Tuhin Das, Torsa Ghosal, John "J.R." Helton, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Erinrose Mager, and Nadia Owusu at Blue Star Brewing Company.
Contact: Rachel Lyon, Alisson Wood, Ashley Lopez
Organization: Epiphany, Pigeon Pages, Words Without Borders, Evergreen Review

Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star #1773, San Antonio, TX 78204

Bat City Review | Gemini Ink | Porter House Review | Writers' League of Texas Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a night of readings, refreshments, and music to celebrate the vibrant writing community of central Texas and beyond! The event features readings by Andrea ‘Vocab’ Sanderson, Christopher ‘Rooster’ Martinez, DJ Thielke, Faylita Hicks, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Justin Phillip Reed, Richard Z. Santos, Victoria Blanco, and music by DJ Despeinada. Readings will begin at 7:15 p.m, with free food and an array of drinks for purchase. All are welcome!
Contact: Bat City Review, Gemini Ink, Porter House Review,
Organization: Bat City Review, Gemini Ink, Porter House Review, Writers' League of Texas

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

3735 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228

In the Air Tonight
Cost: Free
Booth and Passages North are kicking off the conference with this festive gathering of writers, poets, scholars, open readers, and lost and found souls at the incredible Barrio Barista coffeehouse in San Antonio. Featured readers include E. Kristin Anderson, Taneum Bambrick, Emrys Donaldson, Jonathan Escoffery, Doug Manuel, Megan Pillow, Joe Sacksteder, Victoria Garcia-Zapata, and more!
Contact: Robert Stapleton

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

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

1518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Tu Voz Write Now
Cost: Free
Tu Voz Write Now is a reading featuring emerging Latinx poets from Texas. The following four poets will be featured: Anthony M. Flores, Natasha Carrizosa, Joaquín Zihuatanejo, and Amalia Leticia Ortiz. Four youth poets from San Antonio will share one poem each and introduce the featured poet. While this event is free and open to the public, San Antonio nonprofit organization RAICES will be onsite sharing news of the good work they are doing to defend and protect the rights of immigrants and refugees. The reading will be in the Black Box Theatre of Say Sí at 1518 S Alamo Street in San Antonio.
Contact: Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Organization: RAICES
Organization URL: website

1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Waxwing, Newfound, & Anomaly Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We're at it again. Kick off the conference with a mixed-genre (poetry, prose, translation) reading at the cocktail bar of the Hotel Havana. Free admission plus happy hour food options. Directions: Enter the lobby elevator and hit B, or follow the ivy walls of the breezeway down the stairs to the left. Please invite & share! Makalani Bandele, Dorothy Chan, Caitlin Cowan, Carolina Ebeid, Rodney Gomez, Berry Grass, Shilpa Kamat, William Lychack, and Rachel Franklin Wood.
Contact: Levis Keltner
Organization: Newfound
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Lowcountry, 318 Martinez St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Writers Who Play: A Night of Writers Playing Music
Cost: Free
Join Ken Waldman, Nathan Brown, Brian Laidlaw, Alison Moore, Jeff Talmadge, and other writers who are also musicians. Over the years we've done this kind of evening in Vancouver, Austin, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Portland. This time we found Lowcountry, a suitable space in San Antonio. Lowcountry is a congenial, live-music-friendly bar one-half mile from the Henry B. González Convention Center. No food, but restaurants are nearby. Stop by before a meal, after a meal, or bring food to the club. March 4 is National Waltz Day. We'll be celebrating.
Contact: Ken Waldman

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

Button Poetry Live: San Antonio & Write Art Out
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Doors at 8:00 p.m. Free admission. Hosted by Chibbi. Button Poetry Live and Write Out Art are stoked to bring some of your favorites together for one night only in San Antonio: Phil Kaye, Rachel Wiley, Adam Falkner, Raych Jackson, Will Evans, Sabrina Benaim, & more! Opening performances by local poets: Jason "Shaggy" Gossard, Paul Gerard Wilkinson Jr., Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, & Rooster Martinez. Please note, this event is ages 21 and up.
Contact: Rooster Martinez
Organization: Write Art Out & Button Poetry
Organization URL: website

9:15 pm to 11:15 pm

La Botanica, 2911 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

I Sing the Body Electric: A Literary Bacchanal
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join nonfiction writers from across the country as they celebrate the body in its full experience, reading essays about trauma, illness, and sexuality. This reading brings together featured authors and alumni of Katherine E. Standefer’s intimate, electric body writing classes, including Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kelly Sundberg, Silas Hansen, Natalie Lima, Suzanne Roberts, Erin Zwiener, Sarah Minor, Julian Zimlich, Jessica Wright, Anna Stokes, Red Samaniego, Erin Zwiener, Maddie Norris, Hannah Hindley, Katie Howard, & more. We speak what is unspeakable, and afterward more is possible.
Contact: Katherine E. Standefer
Organization: Thyrsus
Organization URL: website

Thursday, March 5, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Grand Hyatt, Seguin A, Fourth Floor, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Office Hours & Friends Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join members of Office Hours Poetry Workshop & Friends for a public reading that showcases stellar new work from outstanding poets! Office Hours is an NYC-based organization providing post-MFA writers continued support for manuscript development and everyday writing. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are femme-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.
Contact: Sarah M. Sala
Organization: Office Hours Poetry Workshop
Organization URL: website

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

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Victoria Park, San Antonio, TX 78210

Wiffle Ball Meet-Up
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Easy-does-it Wiffle warm-up/exhibition game. No old-time stars emerging from the corn, but baseball-minded literary folk may make themselves known. If you are the type of person who carries a Wiffle bat and ball around with you on road trips hoping that maybe this is the time you find somebody who’ll play with you—maybe this really IS the time. Sure sounds like it!
Contact: Mark Gozonsky
Organization URL: website

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Artpace Gallery, 445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205

Prelude + Flag + Void
Cost: Free
Two journals creating homes for poetry & criticism come together to present an offsite reading at Artpace gallery. Readings begin at 3:30 p.m. Readers: Anthony Madrid, Carolina Ebeid, Dan Beachy-Quick, Emily Wallis Hughes, Madeleine Barnes, Melissa Barrett, and Monica McClure.
Contact: Logan Fry
Organization: Prelude, Flag + Void

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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

The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit—Book Launch
Cost: Free
Join us and celebrate the publication of The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, edited by Leah Silvieus and Lee Herrick, who will introduce readers Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Marianne Chan, Jennifer S. Cheng, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Leslieann Hoboyan, Su Hwang, Vandana Khanna, Timothy Liu, Joseph O. Legaspi, Faisal Mohyuddin, Michelle Peñaloza, Purvi Shah, Sun Yung Shin, and Adeeba Shahid Talukder. Cherrity Bar (4.5 Yelp stars) donates 100% of its profits to local charities. Kuriya (4.5 Yelp stars) serves ramen inside the bar. 5 minute walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center.
Contact: Lee Herrick and Leah Silvieus

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 6:00 pm

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

Flatland Flash: Five Hours from Everywhere
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading of flash and poetry by emerging writers from all over brought together by the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. Readers include Sara Ryan, Brook McClurg, Jacob M. Hall, Catherine Ragsdale, Max Kirschenbaum, Jesse Lawhead, Nathaniel Brown, Timilehin Alake, Zachary Ostraff, and Emma Brousseau.
Contact: Jacob M. Hall

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

QPV, 727 S Alamo St Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78205

Writer's Welcome Happy Hour Meetup
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come carb load for the keynote at this casual meetup. Get wine and cocktails and/or a charcuterie board and wood-fired pizza while you make yourself talk to people. Meet writers you might not know and can henceforth give a knowing nod to for the rest of the conference. Also: stickers and buttons. Please RSVP at the link by March 1 so I can get the reservation in! Hosted by Paulette Perhach, author of Welcome to the Writer's Life, one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.
Contact: Paulette Perhach
Organization: Writers Welcome
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 6:45 pm

J&O’s Bar, 1014 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Emerging Voices: A Reading of POC Writers
Cost: Free
Readings begin at 5:15 p.m. An offsite event for emerging POC voices. Readers: John Manuel Arias, Diamond Forde, Danielle Geller, Megan Giddings, Chris Gonzalez, Minda Honey, Katerina Ivanov, Nicole Shawan Junior, Dantiel Moniz, and Jenny Tinghui Zhang. Hosted by Natalie Lima.
Contact: Natalie Lima

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

Carver Library, 3350 E Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78220

Queens of Poetry
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring the poetic styles of jessica Care moore and Dr. Joanne Gabbin. The event will be MC'd by San Antonio's very own Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson. This event is free to the public, but there is limited seating. Please reserve your ticket(s) on Eventbrite. jessica Care moore is an internationally known poet, author, and performer. Dr. Joanne Gabbin is the founder of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University in Virginia. Follow the Friends of Carver on Facebook @carverfriends or email carverfriends@gmail.com.
Contact: Friends of Carver Library
Organization: Friends of Carver Library
Organization URL: website

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E Market St, Mission A, Floor 2, San Antonio, TX 78205

South 85 Journal & Converse College Literary Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us as we celebrate the Converse College Low-Residency Program's 10th Anniversary with a literary reading featuring 2019 Julia Peterkin Flash Fiction Contest Winner Benjamin Garcia, South 85 Journal contributors, and Converse MFA faculty members Susan Teculve and Sheila O'Connor. Find us in Mission A, Floor 2 at the Grand Hyatt.
Contact: Lisa M. Hase-Jackson
Organization: Converse College & South 85 Journal
Organization URL: website

Bonham C, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Third Floor, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

WITS Alliance Reading
Cost: Free (Cash Bar)
Event URL: website
The WITS Alliance will host a happy hour and live reading at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio (Bonham C, Third Floor). Readers will include current and former WITS writers: Allen Gee, Layla Al-Bedawi, Reyes Ramirez, Tina Cane, Monica Prince, Raie Crawford, Justin Rogers, Javan Howard, and more. Writers in the Schools (WITS) attracts people with an incredible sense of service to others. This reading will give a sense of the breadth of voices that inspire children across the U.S. This event is free and open to the public, and will include informational materials about WITS programs nationwide.
Contact: Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Organization: Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Organization URL: website

Carver Library, 3350 E Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78220

Furious Flower/jessica Care Moore Book Launch
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebrate with Furious Flower and jessica Care moore as they launch their latest collections, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry and We Want Our Bodies Back. Join us for readings by jessica Care moore, Joanne Gabbin, Lauren K. Alleyne, Khadijah Queen, Natasha Oladokun, and others!
Contact: jessica Care Moore
Organization: Furious Flower Poetry Center
Organization URL: website

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
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

Rosella, 203 E Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215

Word Works 2020 Launch Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
You are invited to our 2020 Book Launch Party at Rosella on Jones. Enjoy delicious food and short readings from our new books. Look for us on the patio. Your hosts are Karren Alenier & Nancy White. Rosella on Jones is a one mile walk down San Antonio's beautiful River Walk. Come meet our new authors: Annie Kim, Christine Hamm, Kathleen Winter, Henry Crawford, Julia Story, Julie Marie Wade and translators Andrea Jurjevic and Seth Michelson.
Contact: Karren Alenier
Organization: The Word Works
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 7:00 pm

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

Book Launch with Gayle Brandeis & June Sylvester Saraceno
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for the book launch of authors Gayle Brandeis and June Sylvester Saraceno at The Friendly Spot as we celebrate their new collections of poetry! Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m, so you can come early, grab a drink, and settle in for the reading. Gayle Brandeis will read from Many Restless Concerns: the Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus, and June Sylvester Saraceno will read from her new poetry collection The Girls From Yesterday. A book signing follows the reading and this event is free to attend!
Contact: Terra Breeden
Organization: Sierra Nevada University MFA in Creative Writing
Organization URL: website

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

2019 National Poetry Series Winners Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come to hear the 2019 National Poetry Series winners read from their new books. There will be free appetizers, and Blue Star Brewing (1414 S. Alamo) is only a mile from the Convention Center. After our reading, stay for another stellar lineup of poets.
Contact: Rosalie Moffett

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

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

One Poem Festival
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
CantoMundo, Letras Latinas, and the Macondo Writers Workshop are pleased to present a One Poem Festival featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Miryam Bujanda, Norma E. Cantú, Brenda Cárdenas, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, Mario Chard, Sarah A Chavez, Edyka Chilomé, Blas Falconer, Benjamín Garcia, Chloe García-Romero, Tammy Melody Gomez, Roy Guzmán, Juan Luis Guzmán, Juanita E. Mantz (“JEM”), Lupe Méndez, Paula Neves, Urayoán Noel, and John Pluecker. The event will take place at the Latino Collection and Resource of the central branch of the San Antonio Public Library.
Contact: Emma Hernandez
Organization: San Antonio Public Library
Organization URL: website

The Rose Bush, 2301 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Stonecoast MFA WISE Reading and Social
Cost: Free
Join Stonecoast MFA for a reading and social in celebration of our new WISE (Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity) initiative, which is aimed at supporting writers in creating positive social change through the literary arts. We'll have free appetizers, and a reading by Stonecoast MFA faculty member Breena Clarke and graduates Lisa C. Taylor and Anthony D'Aries. The venue is BYOB.
Contact: Robin Talbot
Organization: Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dorćol Distilling & Brewing Co, 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Alice James & Persea Books Rapid Fire Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join noted indie publishers Alice James Books and Persea Books for an all-in, no-holes barred, rapid-fire poetry reading by Cameron Awkward-Rich, Molly McCully Brown & Susannah Nevison, Philip Matthews, Sandra Meek, Alexandra Teague, Valencia Robin, Cori A. Winrock, Sara Wainscott, Amy Woolard, and others. Free and open to the public! Books for sale and signing! Fine spirits! Food truck service!
Contact: Gabriel Fried
Organization: Alice James Books, Persea Books
Organization URL: website

Liberty Bar (Scholastica Room), 1111 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78210

40 Years & Counting: A Zephyr Press Celebratory Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Zephyr Press kicks off our 40th anniversary year with a lively translation fest, featuring poet/translators reading and discussing poems from Chinese, Russian, Albanian, Hebrew and other languages. Readers include Andrea Lingenfelter, Steve Bradbury, J. Kates, Wayne Miller, Lisa Katz, Zhang Er, Joseph Donahue and more. Mingle, eat, and drink with current Zephyr translators and editors, and those we may publish in the future. And we’ll toast Anna Akhmatova as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of publishing her "Complete Poems": "We're all carousers and loose women here…"
Contact: Leora Zeitlin and Jim Kates
Organization: Zephyr Press
Organization URL: website

What's Brewing Coffee Roasters, 138 W Rhapsody Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216-3104

FC2 Reading
Cost: Free
Please join Fiction Collective Two (FC2) for a night of innovative fiction readings featuring FC2 authors Jeffrey DeShell, Jennifer Natalya Fink, Marream Krollos, Grant Maierhofer, and Aimee Parkison.
Contact: Joanna Ruocco
Organization: FC2
Organization URL: website

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

Bennington Review and Muzzle Magazine Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us at La Villita Cafe for a reading featuring Threa Almontaser, Daniel Barnum, Heather Christle, Cynthia Cruz, Ricardo Hernandez, Valerie Hsiung, Jennifer L. Knox, and Bei Jie Si.
Contact: Bennington Review and Muzzle Magazine
Organization: http://www.benningtonreview.org/
Organization URL: website

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Chax/Tinfish/Eoagh/POG Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Reading featuring authors from Chax Press, Tinfish Press, EOAGH, and POG. Participants include Charles Alexander, Trace Peterson, Susan M. Schultz, Jaimie Guzman, Steven Salmoni, Will Stanier, Tracie Morris, Zoe Tuck, Ching-In Chen, Natasha Dennerstein, Brody Parrish Craig, Jesse Seldess, James Warner, AC Warner, Beth Gilstrap, Saba Syed Razvi, Jessica Smith, Kyle Schlesinger, Samuel Ace, and possibly more!! Cash bar at event. Some light food provided. Donations encouraged. Books sold.
Contact: Charles Alexander
Organization: Chax Press, Inc.
Organization URL: website

VFW Post 76, 10 10th St, San Antonio, TX 78215

Reading by U.S. Veterans
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a reading by U.S. veterans, hosted by The Iowa Review, home of the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. Featuring: Phil Metres, Nomi Stone, Jehannes Dubrow, Eric McMillan, Kate Gaskin, Sandra Sidi, Michael Ramos, Graham Barnhart.
Contact: Lynne Nugent
Organization: The Iowa Review
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

Spanish Governor's Palace Courtyard, 105 Plaza De Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205

Witness & Interim Present: Mags of the Mojave!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at the historic Spanish Governor's Palace on Thursday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. to hear readings from the winners of the 2018 Test Site Poetry Prize and the Witness Literary Awards. We will also be celebrating the launch of the Spring 2020 issue of Witness and the 75th Anniversary of Interim: one of the longest running "little" literary magazines in the country! Featured readers include: Kyce Bello, author of Refugia, Andrew Collard, Shelley Feller, Emily Greenberg, Karen Holman, Matthew Moore, and Mary Potter. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Claire Morgan & Lindsay Olsen
Organization: Witness and Interim
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 7:45 pm

301 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Wiscosin Poetry Series: Ambalila Hemsell, Sarah Kortemeier, Bruce Snider, & Molly Spencer
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the University of Wisconsin Press and the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Guadalajara Grill for a reading featuring four recent Wisconsin Poetry Series authors: Ambalila Hemsell (author of Queen in Blue), Sarah Kortemeier (author of Ganbatte), Bruce Snider (author of Fruit), and Molly Spencer (author of If the House). In addition to the reading, we'll offer free snacks (while they last) and a cash bar. Come celebrate new work by these fantastic poets!
Contact: Sean Bishop & Ronald Wallace
Organization: University of Wisconsin Press

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

Casa Rio (Veranda Room), 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Poetry on the River Walk
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West for an offsite poetry reading. Walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center to Casa Rio (Veranda Room). Free drinks and appetizers while they last. Featuring Dan Albergotti, Taneum Bambrick, Michael Bazzett, Francesca Bell, Ama Codjoe, Chelsea Dingman, Victoria C. Flanagan, Ariel Francisco, Benjamin Garcia, Adam Gianelli, Jennifer Givhan, Richie Hofmann, Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong, Danusha Lameris, Philip Metres, Matt Morton, John A. Nieves, Raena Shirali, Dujie Tahat, Claire Wahmanholm, Alicia Wright, and Felicia Zamora.
Contact: George David Clark and JP Grasser
Organization: 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78210

One Poet One Poem
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A fast-paced poetry reading sponsored by Presence, Relief, Rock & Sling, Whale Road Review, and WordFarm. The venue is the Good Kind - Southtown. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Contact: Thom Caraway

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

Paletería San Antonio, 510 S Alamo St. #104, San Antonio, TX 78205

I Scream Social: Ice Cream Party & Feminist Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Your favorite feminist reading series x ice cream party I Scream Social is so excited to be heading to San Antonio! Join your hosts Schandra Abigail Madha & Annar Veröld at Palatería San Antonio for a wonderful showcase, followed by a sweet mixer with cool women and nonbinary writers (and free popsicles, of course). This event is free and open to all! We are honored to feature Grace Shuyi Liew, Maryan Nagy Captan, KB, Julia Lattimer, Raye Hendrix, Cori Bratby-Rudd, Julie Howd, and Stephanie Goehring.
Contact: Host Publications, Annar Veröld, Schandra Abigail
Organization: Host Publications
Organization URL: website

Top Shelf Lounge, 302 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Wayward Witches
Cost: Free
Ariel Gore's Literary Kitchen Presents Wayward Witches. Come join us for an evening reading and spell-casting event with writers Eryn Nicole O’Neal, Megan Kruse, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Candace Walsh, Milcah Halili, Randi Hoffman, Nina Packebush, Tomas Moniz, Ariel Gore, & Sailor Holladay. Free Student Loan Absolution Spell with each entry. Just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Full Bar so 21 and up.
Contact: Sailor Holladay
Organization: Ariel Gore's Literary Kitchen
Organization URL: website

Cafe Paramour, 102 9th St, Suite 400, San Antonio, TX 78215

Rescue Press, CSU Poetry Center, & Fence: A Reading
Cost: Free
Join Rescue Press, the CSU Poetry Center, and Fence for a reading with Sara Deniz Akant, Stella Corso, Brad Fox, Tessa Micaela, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Leora Fridman, Anna Maria Hong, Anne Lesley Selcer, Mak Mak Faunlagui, Rachel Galvin, Alyssa Greene, Raquel Gutierrez, Zebulon Huset, Kirsten Kaschock, Anna Morrison, Joanna Novak, & Michelle Taransky. All-weather rooftop, Cafe Paramour.
Contact: Caryl Pagel & Hilary Plum

The Cherrity Bar, 320 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

An Evening with Split/Lip Press & 7.13 Books & Alternating Current Press
Cost: Free
Join Split/Lip Press, 7.13 Books, and Alternating Current Press for an evening of readings from our electric authors: Jennifer Wortman, Melissa Matthewson, Samantha Edmonds, Sara Schaff, Kim Magowan, Farooq Ahmed, Beth Lisick, Sara Rauch, Jennifer Roche, and Chris Geier. The Cherrity Bar's proceeds are donated to community non-profits, and it is a very short walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center—drinks and ramen are available for purchase, admission is free.
Contact: Split/Lip Press

Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Voices from Native America: Diné, Métis, and Driftpile Cree
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center invites you to the reading Voices from Native America: Tacey Attsity, Billy-Ray Belcourt, and Toni Jensen. Diverse in style, form, background, and narrative, each speaks with strength and beauty about love, identity, violence, and injustice (to name just a few), despite centuries of systemic marginalization. Join us for an evening of voices that will no longer be silenced.
Contact: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Organization: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Organization URL: website

University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus, 501 W César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 7820

Recovery Lit Up
Cost: Free
Second annual Recovery Lit Up reading and sharing event. Hosted by the UTSA campus Center for Collegiate Recovery. Free food and non-alcoholic beverages to be served. Students and local recovery folks gathering with conference attendees to hear recovery journeys from authors/writers Luis J Rodrigues, Kerry Beth Neville, Gregory Pardlo, David Thomas Martinez, Jane V. Blunschi, Perry Gaidurgis, Leo Castillo, and more with a possible surprise author in attendance. Held at the beautiful Buena Vista Theater, located inside the Buena Vista building at the UTSA downtown campus, minutes away.
Contact: Perry Gaidurgis
Organization: Center for Collegiate Recovery at UTSA
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

Ocho Bar, the Havana Hotel, 1015 Navarro St., San Antonio, TX 78205

MOB the OCHO
Cost: Free, Free Drink for 1st 100 attendees
Event URL: website
MOB the OCHO is a star-studded poetry reading sponsored by the Adroit Journal, the American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, the Missouri Review, and Pleiades. Featuring Ruth Awad, Taneum Brambrick, Kaveh Bassiri, Michael Bassett, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Bruce Bond, Jericho Brown, Victoria Chang, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Franny Choi, Tyree Daye, Toi Derricotte, Diane Glancy, Matty Layne Glasgow, Alicia Mountain, Marilyn Nelson, Katie Pierce, Brenda Shaughnessy, Maggie Smith, Talin Tahajian, T.C. Tolbert!!! Free drink for the first 100. Doors open at 7:00 p.m, reading 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact: The Adroit Journal
Organization: The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Missouri Review, Pleiades

130 Talavera Parkway, Building 1934, San Antonio, TX 78232

Prairie Schooner & APBF Offsite Cocktail Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Official Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund 2020 Conference Offsite Party hosted by Winter Portfolio Guest Editor Adrienne Christian. Join Prairie Schooner editors and contributors, along with APBF poets and editorial board members, and longtime and new friends of the journal and APBF for an informal indoor/outdoor offsite party celebrating the writers we’ve published and the work we continue to do. Cocktails and light appetizers will be provided. RSVP appreciated! Full address is 130 Talavera Parkway, Building 1934, San Antonio, TX 78232.
Contact: Adrienne Christian
Organization: Prairie Schooner and African Poetry Book Fund
Organization URL: website

Alida Cafe, 527 El Paso St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Black Lawrence Press Party & Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come join as we celebrate a selection of our recently published titles! Readings by Leigh Rourks, Christopher Locke, Sunni Wilkinson, Bryan Furuness, Callista Buchen, Ben Nickol, Marcela Sulak, Jenny Irish, and Becca Klaver. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres to be served.
Contact: Gina Keicher
Organization: Black Lawrence Press
Organization URL: website

Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205

SA*QUEER*AF
Cost: $3/$5 SUGGESTED Donation
Event URL: website
The Boiler, The Journal, & Southeast Review present SA*QUEER*AF, a literary event featuring poetry & prose readings & performances by SA LGBTQ+ Art Collective PLASTIK. Bonham Exchange, Thursday March 5, in the Rainbow Ballroom. Doors at 7:00 p.m, event at 8:00 p.m, Dance Til You Drop at 9-ish til ?? $3 suggested if you dress to transgress; $5 for Plain Janes. Readings: Dorothy Chan (she/her), Natalie Eilbert (she/her), Megan Giddings (she/her), Elisa M. González (she/her), CJ Hauser (she/her), Luther Hughes (he/him), Alycia Pirmohamed (she/her), Tatiana Ryckman (she/her), Dujie Tahat (him/them), Julie Marie Wade (she/her).
Contact: Zach Linge
Organization: Southeast Review
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Sala Diaz, 517 Stieren St, San Antonio, TX 78210

OS Fest 2020 @ Sala Diaz
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
ARE YOU EVEN READY for OS FEST 2020? Hosted by team OS in the space of our wonderful San Antonio community partner, Sala Diaz!!! Outside if the weather behaves, inside if we need to. It's what happens when decentralized horizontal community converges and connects, like a charging center against the forces that would bring us/you down. We say fuck that noise. We say join us. We say build a new model to make the old one obsolete*. (*And we quote Bucky Fuller when we say that). A mega celebration of possibility, community, and resistance.
Contact: The Operating System

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

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

Carve and CutBank Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
CutBank literary magazine and Carve magazine are thrilled to host a reading featuring CutBank’s chapbook contest winners, Dorsey Craft and Kathryn Merwin, and Carve’s Ways of Looking anthology contributors Meagan Cass and Adrienne Celt! Join us for a night of prose, poetry, and the Amp Room’s craft cocktails!
Contact: Nicole Gomez
Organization: CutBank Literary Magazine and Carve Magazine
Organization URL: website

Freetail Brewing Co, 4035 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78257

University of Tennessee Graduate Students and Lecturers
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come and join graduate students and lecturers from the University of Tennessee for a night of poetry and fiction. Freetail Brewing has graciously allowed us to use their patio for the event. Grab a beer, grab a friend, and get ready for a night to remember! Readers include: Chloe Hanson, Emily Jalloul, Daniel Wallace, Emily Moeck, Jeff Amos, and Bess Cooley.
Contact: Chloe Hanson
Organization: University of Tennessee

8:00 pm to 9:15 pm

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

VS x Poetry Magazine Podcast Live
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for our second crossover episode of VS and Poetry magazine Podcast! VS cohosts Franny Choi and Danez Smith team up with Lindsay Garbutt, cohost of Poetry magazine Podcast, to interview two of the brightest lights in contemporary lit: Willie Perdomo and Suzi Garcia!
Contact: Liz O'Connell-Thompson
Organization: Poetry Foundation
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Rathskeller Bar, 525 S St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Rabble Collective and Friends: Reading and Celebration
Cost: Free
Come join Rabble Collective and friends for an evening of reading, featuring writers from Finishing Line Press, Texas Review Press, and elsewhere, along with editors from Nimrod and Waxwing. We will be celebrating new book releases and diverse voices. There will be a book table and book signing. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar. Reader lineup: Robin Black, Rose Skelton, Nathan McClain, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, Kerrin McCadden, Francine Conley, Caroline M. Mar, Adrienne G. Perry, and Somayeh Shams.
Contact: Somayeh Shams
Organization: Rabble Collective
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

A Decade of Disturbance: 10 Years of Sibling Rivalry Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Sibling Rivalry Press family and friends as we celebrate a decade of disturbance! Our tentative lineup includes C. Russell Price, Julie E. Bloemeke, Martin Farawell, Jubi Arriola-Headley, KMA Sullivan, Nathan Spoon, Sarah Browning, Eric Tran, Jee Leong Koh, Brody Parrish Craig, Miah Jeffra, and Kay Ulanday Barrett. Hosted by Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington.
Contact: Bryan Borland
Organization: Sibling Rivalry Press
Organization URL: website

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

Queer Mixer
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Since 2012, the LGBTQ+ Writers Caucus has held an offsite Queer Mixer during the conference! Come join us for this year's mixer at Sparky's Pub in San Antonio! Participants will receive a free drink ticket. The mixer is co-sponsored with Lambda Literary.
Contact: William Johnson
Organization: Lambda Literary
Organization URL: website

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Boozy's Creamery & Craft, 711 S St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Light Verse & Heavy Drinking
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
What's better than funny poems? Funny poems plus booze and ice cream, that's what. Join us at Boozy's Creamery & Craft (just off the River Walk & walkable from conference) for tall drinks, wide desserts, & short readings by Julie Kane, Juliana Gray, David Galef, Daniel Galef, Anna M. Evans, Susan De Sola, Barbara Crooker, Kim Bridgford, Light Editor Melissa Balmain, & others. Open mic to follow (funny stuff only!). Free admission. First 40 to arrive get a refreshment voucher. Hosted by Light, America's longest-running journal of comic verse.
Contact: Light
Organization: The Foundation for Light Verse, Inc.
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

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

723 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

WLT Presents One Page Salon with Owen Egerton
Cost: Free
One of Austin's most beloved reading series—One Page Salon—is traveling to San Antonio with the Writers' League of Texas for a special evening of quick readings, slow drinking, and lots of literary shenanigans. One Page Salon (called "the best literary evening in town" by the Austin American-Statesman) is the brainchild of novelist, screenwriter, and comedian Owen Egerton. Five outstanding writers will read one page from a work in progress, including Chen Chen, Kelli Jo Ford, Manuel Gonzales, Lacy Johnson, and Wayétu Moore. The hilarious Egerton will emcee.
Contact: Becka Oliver
Organization: Writers' League of Texas
Organization URL: website

Bar 1919, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Do You Still Hate Me? An Offsite Reading from Forklift, Ohio / rinky dink / Slope Editions
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, Rinky Dink Press, and Slope Editions present Do You Still Hate Me? 2020 Offsite Reading, featuring Skylar Alexander & Russell Dillon (Forklift, Ohio), Benny Sisson & Justin Rogers (rinky dink press), Stephanie Cawley & Vanessa Couto Johnson (Slope Editions). A 10 minute ride from the Convention Center.
Contact: Bij Geus
Organization: Forklift, Ohio/rinky dink/Slope
Organization URL: website

725 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Eight Poets/Eight Presses
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for short poetry readings, art, and wine with eight poets from eight different presses! Readings by Sara Borjas, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Megan Fernandes, Taylor Johnson, Edgar Kunz, Camille Rankine, Sam Ross, and Raena Shirali. This event takes place at Presa House, an award-winning artist-run gallery that hosts monthly art exhibitions with a commitment to provide space for emerging and mid-career artists to experiment freely, express innovative ideas, and engage with a diverse audience. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Presa House
Organization URL: website

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Mi Tierra Restaurant, 218 Produce Row, The Mercado, San Antonio, TX 78207

Speak Beauty to Power
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A breakfast conversation about poetry in service to community….“The more I do poetry,” said Oregon writer Elizabeth Woody, “the less it’s about what the poem is, and the more about who the poem serves.” As writers, we can forge testimony to protect communities we love, heal divisions, and sustain the planet. The loud conversations of our time require alternative lyric witness. Gather for a breakfast conversation with poet laureates and others about how to make winsome witness public.
Contact: Kim Stafford
Organization: Oregon Poet Laureate
Organization URL: website

9:30 am to 10:30 am

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

Tiny Italian Festival!
Cost: Free
Join us for an info session on La Romita's Poetry Retreat in Italy in summer 2020 with Kim Addonizio. Free espresso & pastries, a tiny flute concert with Kim & Megan Sexton (ed. of Five Points), & a tiny reading by Kim & Susan Browne of poems written at La Romita. We'd love to tell you all about this magical place (a former 16th century monastery) & the program of workshops, writing, day trips, & amazing food & wine—a small-group, intimate adventure of inspiration.
Contact: Kim Addonizio
Organization: La Romita School of Art
Organization URL: website

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212

Copper Canyon Press & Lambda Literary Showcase
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Copper Canyon Press and Lambda Literary present an offsite reading and queer celebration featuring the launch of special guest Mark Bibbins’s new book 13th Balloon and Lambda Literary’s Emerge: A Collection of Literary Work from the 2019 Lambda Literary Fellows. Happy hour refreshments to follow the reading. Our lineup includes Mark Bibbins, Alison C. Rollins, Jericho Brown, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Nicole Shawn Junior, Benjamin Garcia, and Tahirah Alexander Green. Doors at 3:00 p.m. Reading at 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Elaina Ellis
Organization: Copper Canyon Press, Lambda Literary
Organization URL: website

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

Copper Canyon Press & Lambda Literary Showcase
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Copper Canyon Press and Lambda Literary invite you to an offsite reading and queer celebration featuring the launch of special guest Mark Bibbins’s new book 13th Balloon and Emerge, a collection of literary work from the 2019 Lambda Literary Fellows! Our lineup includes Mark Bibbins, Alison C. Rollins, Jericho Brown, Nicole Shawn Junior, Benjamin Garcia, and Tahirah Alexander Green.
Contact: William Johnson
Organization: Lambda Literary
Organization URL: website

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

SAY Sí, 1518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Visiting Bob / New Rivers Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Intro: Kevin Carollo, Sr. Editor, New Rivers . Host: Alan Davis, co-editor (Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan). Dylanesque Song: Brian Laidlaw. Readers: Melanie Figg: Trace. David Gaines: Visiting Bob poem, In Dylan Town: A Fan’s Life. Sarah Kobrinsky: Nighttime On the Other Side of Everything. Jim LaVilla-Havelin: Visiting Bob poem, West, Poems of a Place. Erin Slaughter: I Will Tell This Story to the Sun Until You Remember That You Are the Sun. Bethany Artress White: Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity. Dylanesque Song: Brian Laidlaw.
Contact: Alan Davis
Organization: New Rivers Press
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Carmen’s de La Calle, 320 North Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Fresh Off The Press
Cost: $10 admission
“Fresh Off The Press”—Poets and Writers celebrating new books and publications at Carmen’s de La Calle, $10 presale ticket gets you a sangria and word joy. With Zeeshan Pathan, Cynthia Atkins, Simone Muench, Jen Knox, Faisal Mohyuddin, Gerard Robledo, Raquel Henry, Beth Gilstrap, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Matthew Zapruder, Lisa Allen, Tara Skurtu, Virginia Konchan. There's an awesome stage! Come listen to writers lighting the language.
Contact: Cynthia Atkins

CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery, 611 Hemisfair Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

An Afternoon in the Garden: Western Humanities Review & Quarterly West
Cost: Free
Take a very quick jaunt across Hemisfair Park to join Western Humanities Review and Quarterly West for a late afternoon prose and poetry reading! Refuel from a long day with free pastries and drip coffee, as well as complimentary drink tickets good for beer, wine, and nonalcoholic cafe beverages.
Contact: Michelle Donahue
Organization: Quarterly West
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

San Antonio College, Visual Arts Center (VAC), Room 120, 1819 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Two Year College Creative Writing Caucus Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Creative Writing reading cohosts: Alamo Professors Liz Aguilar and Yon Hui Bell. Featuring Former Caucus President: Mary Lannnon. Including: Beth Mayer, Joe Baumann, Maria Brandt, Christy Gant, Tobey Kaplan, Lynn Kilpatrick, Stephanie Lindberg, JoNelle Toriseva, and Marianne Taylor.
Contact: JoNelle Toriseva

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

CANCELLED:Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading to celebrate and launch the anthology of contemporary Chicanx writing Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century, published by Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts and The Black Earth Institute. Readers will include Denise Chávez, Rosemary Catacalos, Luis Alberto Urrea, Octavio Quintanilla, Edward Vidaurre, Pam Uschuk, and Carmen Tafolla.
Contact: Octavio Quintanilla
Organization: Our Lady of the Lake University
Organization URL: website

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

Sip Brew Bar & Eatery, 160 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College Hosts a Reading at Sip
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebration of faculty & guests of the writing program at Sarah Lawrence College, featuring Marcia Bradley, Leland Cheuk, Patricia Dunn, Melissa Faliveno, Peg Alford Pursell, & Michael Seidlinger. Join us for a reading and spotlight on recent work! Discover what The Writing Institute can do for you & your writing, & win free admission to the Publish & Promote Your Book Conference in June. Visit us at T1870 at the Bookfair!
Contact: Patricia Dunn
Organization: The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College
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

The Cove Restaurant, 606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Texas Presses at the Cove
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A night of readings from authors all over the country who have published with three presses from Texas: AWST, Bloomsday Literary, and Deep Vellum. Featuring Jabari Asim, Christopher Miguel Flakus, Fowzia Karimi, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Daniel Peña, Erin Pringle, Tatiana Ryckman, & Brian Phillip Whalen. Admission is free. Organic fare and craft brews available for purchase. Stay for live music after the reading!
Contact: Bloomsday Literary, Deep Vellum, and AWST

2114 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Maggie Smith & Jerry David DeCicca at the Lonesome Rose
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join poet Maggie Smith and Jerry David DeCicca at the Lonesome Rose (the oldest honky tonk on St. Mary's Street) for a happy hour of swapping poems and songs. DeCicca is a songwriter, performer, and producer. His 2018 album, Time the Teacher, was named Americana Album of the Month by Uncut and called "a remarkable feat of empathy" by The Fader. His previous band, the Black Swans, recorded 5 albums and toured for 10 years. Smith is the author of four books, including Good Bones (2017), the title poem from which went viral and was named the "Official Poem of 2016" by Public Radio International.
Contact: Jerry David DeCicca

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

Drink and Draw
Cost: Free
Take a break from the hustle and put pen to paper! At this low-key meetup, all comics artists, illustrators, and people who just like to draw are welcome to get a drink and start sketching at San Antonio's favorite vegan bar. Some drawing supplies will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own sketchbook, of course!
Contact: Sarah Mirk

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

Voices from the Working Class
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A panel of working class authors will read at the Twig Book Shop. The reading will feature a diverse lineup of writers who have published novels, short story collections, essays, and poetry. Each writer attending the March 6th reading has a unique voice and perspective on blue-collar life in America. Through these works the illustration of a particular working-class class aesthetic and moral becomes vividly apparent. Joseph Haske, Juan Ochoa, Laura Leigh Morris, Keenan Norris, Ron Cooper, Michael Gills, and Daniel M. Mendoza will read from their respective works.
Contact: Daniel Mendoza

Southwest School of Art, Urschel Building Lounge, 300 Augusta St, San Antonio, TX 78205

VCCA Fellows & Friends Gathering
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
You're invited to a casual gathering hosted by previous Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Fellows and Southwest School of Art President Paula Owen. All former and future Fellows are welcome and encouraged to bring friends new to VCCA. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Contact: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)
Organization: Southwest School of Art
Organization URL: website

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 7:30 pm

La Quinta Inn & Suites, San Antonio Riverwalk, 303 Blum St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Nightboat Books Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Nightboat Books is thrilled to host a group reading to celebrate our authors: Gillian Conoley, Aaron Shurin, Rosamond S. King, Cole Swensen, Fred Schmalz, Paolo Javier, Jared Stanley, Zoe Tuck, Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, Mónica de la Torre, & Lindsay Turner! Join us in the Crockett Room, La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk, 303 Blum Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
Contact: Stephen Motika
Organization: Nightboat 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 7:00 pm

Alida Cafe, 527 El Paso St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Remembering the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: A Reading from "When the Waves Came"
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Event URL: website
In remembrance of the upcoming ninth anniversary of the 3.11 disasters in Japan, MW Larson will read from "When the Waves Came: Loss, Recovery, and the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami," out from Chin Music Press this spring. This nonfiction account of the tsunami follows the lives of a hairdresser, a café owner, a cattle rancher, and a nuclear energy worker from the moment the 2011 tsunami hit Japan's Tohoku region through the subsequent years of recovery, grief, and frustration. All are welcome.
Contact: MW Larson
Organization: Chin Music Pres
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 San Antonio writer and performer Alicia D. Ortega.
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

Dorcol Distilling and Brewing Company, 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204

The Laurel Review & SEMO Press Reading
Cost: Free
The Laurel Review and Southeast Missouri State University Press are hosting a fun night of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please join us at Dorcol Distilling and Brewing Company. Readers include Ron A. Austin, Jeffrey Condran, Matthew Cooperman, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Aby Kaupang, Rainie Oet, Aimee Parkison, and Sarah Anne Strickley.
Contact: Luke Rolfes & James Brubaker
Organization: The Laurel Review / SEMO Press
Organization URL: website

434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

TriQuarterly Annual Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
TriQuarterly will celebrate over sixty years in publication with readings from recent contributors, including Purvi Shah, Dustin Pearson, Esteban Rodriguez, Chelsea Dingman, Allegra Hyde, Mesha Maren, CJ Hauser, Juan Martinez, and Rishee Batra. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Contact: TriQuarterly
Organization: The Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program at Northwestern University

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Francis Bogside, 803 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3x3: Readings with The Pinch, The Arkansas International, and American Literary Review
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Pinch, The Arkansas International and the American Literary Review invite you to an evening of readings at Francis Bogside. Come meet our editors and check out copies of our latest issues. Readers in poetry and prose include E. Kristin Anderson, Diana Arterian, Mike Chin, Soleil Davíd, Mag Gabbert, Kate Gaskin, Marlin M. Jenkins, Melissa Matthewson, and Maya Phillips. Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Bernard
Organization: American Literary Review; The Pinch; The Arkansas International
Organization URL: website

Moses Rose's Hideout, 516 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

CNF Reading: Writers from 4 Nonfiction Publications
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Under the Gum Tree, Fourth Genre, Hippocampus, and River Teeth for a conference happy hour of telling true stories. Four magazines, all publishing exclusively nonfiction, partner on this event to bring you a lineup of previous contributors. Stay for dinner or grab your happy hour drink of choice from the cash bar and toast some true stories and in a short & sweet storytelling lineup of readers from past i>Under the Gum Tree, Fourth Genre, Hippocampus, and River Teeth issues before heading out to make material for new true stories of your own.
Contact: Janna Marlies Maron

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

New Futures: Apogee X Offing Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
2020 is The Offing’s fifth birthday and Apogee’s ten-year anniversary! Come celebrate with six authors (all joint contributors) who are writing what’s possible for literatures to come. We'll dream up what our communities need for ten more years of extraordinary publishing—writing for us and by us, another decade at the outermost. Free and open to all. Food and drinks for sale by the Cherrity Bar, just a mile from the convention center. On the ground floor, wheelchair-accessible.
Contact: Brian Lin
Organization: Apogee Journal, The Offing
Organization URL: website

The Riverwalk Plaza Hotel, 100 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Barrow Street Press Celebration of New Work
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A celebration of Barrow Street Press's new books featuring Page Hill Starzinger's pre-release of Vortex Street, and 2018 Book Prize Winner Cara Dees's Exorcism Lessons in the Heartland. Also featuring readings by Curtis Bauer, 2019 Book Prize winner, Simone Savannah, and special guest readers from the Ocean State Review. Come listen to great poetry and help us celebrate our new books at The Bar at Wiily B's at the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel, 100 Villita Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. 15-minute walk from the convention center. Free drink ticket for first 20 attendees.
Contact: Barrow Street Press
Organization: Barrow Street Press
Organization URL: website

517 Stieren St, San Antonio, TX 78210

The Lodge of Saint Rebolaro
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at The Lodge for some beer, bbq, and intermittent reads from Steve Bellin-Oka, Jennifer Hope Davy, Simon Han, Clemonce Heard, Katie Moulton, and Daniel Musgrave. Fashioned after artists’ salons, fraternal orders, service organizations and country churches, The Lodge of Saint Rebolaro is an art work by Heyd Fontenot fostering community for casual and meaningful exchange.
Contact: Heyd Fontenot; Jennifer Hope Davy
Organization: The Lodge of Saint Rebolaro at Sala Diaz
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, including Felicia Zamora, Kristen Millares Young, Danielle Vogel, William Trowbridge, Tess Taylor, Johanna Stoberock, Jason Schneiderman, Reema Rajbanshi, Ellen Meeropol, Aimee Liu, Julia Koets, Didi Jackson, Landon Houle, Donna Hemans, Keith Flynn, Elizabeth Earley, and Francisco Aragon. Drink up at this iconic Irish pub and celebrate the written word!
Contact: Red Hen Press
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

UNAM San Antonio, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205

Letras en la carretera: Destino San Antonio
Cost: Free and open to the public
Event URL: website
Reading and celebration of the Spanish language in the US. Writers traveling to the conference join borderlands writers group "Letras En La Frontera" for a reading in Spanish and Spanglish ONLY. This reading is held within walking distance from the Henry B. González Convention Center. We hope you can join us! Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny (MC), Cristina Rivera Garza, Pedro Medina, Naida Saavedra, Kaila Vall de la Ville, María Mínguez Arias, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Oriette D'angelo, Juana Goergen, Miguel Marzana, León Leiva Gallardo, Rossy Lima, Criseida Santos-Guevara, Miguel Barquiarena, Aldredo Avalos.
Contact: María Mínguez Arias
Organization: UNAM San Antonio
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Diode in San Antonio: A Reading & Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come celebrate the launch of the 2020 Diode Editions catalog at The Good Kind in San Antonio on Friday, March 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free! Featuring Dorothy Chan, Nancy Chen Long, Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, Jared Harél, Allison Joseph, Zeeshan Pathan, Simone Person, Michele Poulos, KC Trommer, Gail Wronsky. The 2020 Diode Editions catalog includes new work from Nancy Chen Long (Wider than the Sky), Zeeshan Khan Pathan (The Minister of Disturbances), Allison Joseph (The Last Human Heart), Julia Cohen (Good Timing & Gertrude Stein), Gregory Donovan & Michele Poulos (Prismatics: Larry Levis &....)
Contact: Diode
Organization: Diode
Organization URL: website

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

Pat Obrien's, 121 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205

A CrAZy Night with Sonora Review and Thin Air Magazine
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
For the first time in history, these two Arizona literary journals will be hosting a joint reading to celebrate the releases of their annual issues.
Contact: Margarita Cruz
Organization: Thin Air Magazine
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

2000 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Sundress Publications Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Sundress Publications, Doubleback Books, Stirring, beestung, and Pretty Owl Poetry for beers and poetry on Friday, March 6th in San Antonio! Readers include Rodney Gomez, Emily Rose Cole, Robert Long Foreman, Malcolm Friend, Jasmine An, Albert Abonado, Chera Hammons, Jess Silfa, Addie Tsai, and more!
Contact: Sundress Publications
Organization: Sundress Publications
Organization URL: website

Paloma Blanca, Salon Vela Room, 5800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Bennington Writing Seminars Reception
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the Bennington Writing Seminars and guests for tacos, margaritas, and more in the Salon Vela room at Paloma Blanca. No readings, just conversation, music, and fun. Prospective and new students welcome.
Contact: Megan Galbraith
Organization: Bennington Writing Seminars
Organization URL: website

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

Deep in the Heart: An Indie Press Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Blair, Deep Vellum Publishing, Hub City Press, and Lookout Books to celebrate recent releases by authors Mark Barr (Watershed), Cameron Dezen Hammon (This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession), Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi (Everything Good Is Dying), Fowzia Karimi (Above Us the Milky Way: An Illuminated Alphabet), Esteban Rodriguez (Dust & Dusk), and Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne (Holding on to Nothing). Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to mingle, buy books, and enjoy drinks on us. Micro readings (5 minutes each) will begin at 8:00 p.m. See you at Casa Rio, overlooking the River Walk.
Contact: Emily Smith, Kate McMullen, Sara Balabanlilar, Lyn
Organization: Blair, Deep Vellum, Hub City Press, Lookout Books
Organization URL: website

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

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

130 Talavera Parkway, Building 1934, San Antonio, TX 78232

Soul Sister Revue & Women Writers in Bloom Salon
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (curated by JP Howard) and Soul Sister Revue (curated by Cynthia Manick) as we celebrate the anthology Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation! Hosted by honorary Soul Sister Adrienne Christian, readers include Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Safia Jama, Amanda Johnston, and Cynthia Dewi Oka. Poets commemorate culture, family, and community while answering the question "What does Soul mean to you?" BBQ from a local restaurant, wine and other beverages will be provided and if time permits, a brief open mic. RSVP required.
Contact: JP Howard and Cynthia Manick
Organization: Women Writers in Bloom and Soul Sister Revue
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

1412 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The River Runs Through Us
Cost: Free
Poets Against Walls and BorderSenses Reading with Margo Tamez, Carolina Monsiváis, Sheryl Luna, Lupe Mendez, Michelle Otero, Jasminne Mendez, José Antonio Rodríguez, Reggie Scott Young, Edward Vidaurre, Sehba Sarwar, Yasmín Ramírez, and more!
Contact: Emmy Pérez
Organization: BorderSenses & Poets Against Walls

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Bar 1919, 140 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Earthquakes and Narcissists: Readings on Motherhood
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Katie Gutierrez, Mandy Berman, Alison Wisdom, and Julia Fine at Bar 1919 for craft cocktails as they read from their forthcoming and in-progress books.
Contact: Julia Fine

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Candlelight Coffeehouse, 3011 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Turtle Point Press Celebrates 30 Years + Trnsfr Issue 7 Launch
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Turtle Point Press as they celebrate their 30th anniversary, and Trnsfr Books as they celebrate the writers of their 7th issue! Readers include Roger Rosenblatt, Diane Glancy, Michael Carroll, Katherine Coles, Margo Tamez, Ryan Ridge, Joe Sacksteder, Emily Brandt, Rebecca Fishow, Lisa Summe.
Contact: Turtle Point Press / Trnsfr Books

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

French & Michigan, 1200 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Counterpath Press & Friends Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Counterpath Press & Friends Offsite Reading: Edwin Torres, Monica de la Torre, Julie Carr, Rodrigo Toscano, Ronaldo Wilson, Lindsay Turner, Jennifer Nelson, Gillian Conoley, Stephanie Strickland!
Contact: Julie Carr
Organization: Counterpath Press
Organization URL: website

Saturday, March 7, 2020

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

Guernica and LARB Present: Poetry For a New Decade
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Guernica and LARB Present: Poetry For a New Decade. Please join us for happy hour on the patio of Bar America to hear poetry readings from recent Guernica and LARB contributors: sam sax, Chet'la Sebree, Tarfia Faizullah, Matt Morton, Leila Chatti, and Malcolm Tariq.
Contact: Mickie Meinhardt & Callie Siskel
Organization: Guernica / Los Angeles Review of Books
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

Dzanc Books Authors
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Dzanc Books presents authors Jennifer Militello, Lee Martin, Lisa Birnbaum, Peg Alford Pursell, Tina May Hall, and Will McGrath.
Contact: Michelle Dotter
Organization: Dzanc Books
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

900 E Market St, Courtyard River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205

Indigenous/Xicanx/Latinx Writers Read-In & Mitote
Cost: Free
A call to action to all the Indigenous, Xicanx, Latinx, AfroLatinxs, Boricuas, Caribeños, Central/South Americans, los de las Américas, color de la tierra, the ohs, the ahs, and the exes, those trans to gender and/or genre, the rowdies and sucias, the falsas and for-reals, Todos, todas, todxs. YOU. Share your stories with US at a free mass Read-In & Mitote. If you would like to read, choose some of your work you would like to share and show up on Saturday. To help facilitate our organizing efforts, sign up here: tiny.cc/ReadInAWP
Contact: Juan Tejeda
Organization: Organized by Alazan Arts Stories and Letters, a todo dar productions, Aztlan Libre Press, Books in the Barrio and Teatro

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

Read in Tooth and Claw: A Chorus of New Writing about Animals
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Close down the conference with an evening of poetry and prose that centers animal experience in this time of ecological instability. Writers will venture across species lines to celebrate the fierce and gentle, strange and familiar lives of nonhumans. Lots of voices, five to ten minutes each. Featuring Karen Anderson, Anne Barngrover, Soledad Cabellero, Jennifer Case, Sarah A. Chavez, Emrys Donaldson, Emily Geminder, Crystal Gibbins, Jen Julian, Maureen Langloss, Kate McIntyre, Wendy Oleson, Leanna Petronella, Becky Robison, Stephen van Dyck, & Avni Vyas.
Contact: Kate McIntyre

Rosella Coffee House, 203 E Jones Ave, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78215)

Cambridge Writers' Workshop Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the Cambridge Writers' Workshop for our offsite reading at Rosella Coffee House (203 E Jones Ave, Suite 101) in San Antonio, TX! Featured readers include Rita Banerjee, Madeleine Barnes, Alex Carrigan, Kristina Marie Darling, Charlene Elsby, Adilene Hernandez, Tim Horvath, Samuel Kóláwọlé, Rachel Kurasz, and Mari Pack! Come celebrate with a gorgeous night of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and speculative writing!!
Contact: Cambridge Writers' Workshop
Organization: Cambridge Writers' Workshop
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

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

UDP Birds, LLC DoubleCross Essay Fence Octopus Fonograf Reality Beach Tarpaulin Sky
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Birds, LLC, DoubleCross Press, Essay Press, Fence, Octopus Books / Fonograf Editions, Reality Beach, Tarpaulin Sky, and Ugly Duckling Presse present a reading featuring Amie Zimmerman, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Annelyse Gelman, Catherine Wagner, DJ Ashtrae (Joshua Escobar), Jameson Fitzpatrick, Jeff Alessandrelli, Jessica Q Stark, Johannes Göranssen, Kate Colby, Katherine Agyemaa Agard, Kathryn Cowles, Lauren Russell, Mary-Kim Arnold, MC Hyland, Raquel Salas Rivera, S. Brook Corfman, Shira Dentz, Sommer Browning.
Contact: Adam Tedesco
Organization: REALITY BEACH
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Dorćol Distilling & Brewing Co, 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204

Let's Get Real-ish: Speculative Nonfiction, Sweet, and Bellingham Review Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Let's get real-ish. Join Speculative Nonfiction, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Bellingham Review for a 2020 offsite reading event! Readings will begin at 6:00 p.m. Featuring: Barrie Jean Borich, Sayantani DasGupta, Joanna Eleftheriou, Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Ander Monson, Sean Prentiss, Alysia Sawchyn, and Loré Yessuff.
Contact: Sonya Bilocerkowycz
Organization: Speculative Nonfiction, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Bellingham Review

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sexology Institute, 707 South St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Read My Lips: An Evening of Erotica and Music
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
In collaboration with the Sexology Institute, Maria Nazos and Ken Waldman are co-producing an evening with featured readers Mark Spitzer, Lea Graham, Jess Hylton, Nathan Brown, Maria Nazos, Ken Waldman, and others. Plus there will be an open mic (contact the event producers to get on the list). Music by Nathan Brown and Ken Waldman. Come on by and share your sexiest. Limited seating. $10 and your seat is reserved. Venue is just a half mile walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center. BYOB.
Contact: Ken Waldman & Maria Nazos

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

Holy Spirit Hall in the Healy Murphy Center, 618 Live Oak St, San Antonio, TX 78202

Big Beautiful Copper Canyon Book Release
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a poetry reading and celebration of new titles by these extraordinary Copper Canyon poets: Ellen Bass, Marianne Boruch, John Balaban, Ed Skoog, Philip Metres, Monica Sok, James Richardson, Leila Chatti, Mark Bibbins, John Freeman, Taneum Bambrick, Traci Brimhall, Victoria Chang. Don’t miss the chance to grab a copy of our 2020 early edition books before they sell out! Doors at 7:00 p.m. Reading at 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Elaina Ellis
Organization: Copper Canyon Press
Organization URL: website

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

The End Will Not be Sugared: Contemporary Apocalypse Poetry
Cost: Free
Reading by poets in the forthcoming anthology The End Will Not be Sugared: Contemporary Apocalypse Poetry (submissions open now). Featuring Deborah Landau, Kevin Prufer, Meghan Privitello, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Adam Houle, Trish Hopkinson, Minadora Macheret, Juan Morales, and Jennifer Hancock.
Contact: Jennifer Hancock
Organization URL: website

Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Cafe, 3011 N St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Perugia Press Offsite at Candlelight
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Perugia poets Abby E. Murray (Hail and Farewell), Megan Peak (Girldom), Corrie Williamson (sweet husk), and more will read from their Perugia Press books and new projects on the patio at Candlelight! Free & open to the public. Hope to see you there in your offsite wanderings (it's just a quick ride up the highway from the Convention Center).
Contact: Rebecca Olander
Organization: Perugia Press
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

Wandering Jews Meetup & Reading
Cost: Free, but please order food or drink
Event URL: website
You don't have to be Jewish to join us in shmoozing (as in just talking), eating and drinking, and listening to short readings by Erika Jo Brown, Jill Bialosky, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Mimi Schwartz, S.L. Wisenberg (emcee), and Simone Zelitch. Mingling at the bar at 7:00 p.m. Reading and (more) eating/drinking in a private room at 8:00 p.m. Come alone and leave with friends. A portion of all food and drink sales will be donated to local nonprofits. Walking distance from the conference.
Contact: S.L. Wisenberg
Organization: The Cherrity Bar
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

La Botanica, 2911 N St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

St. Sucia presents—Zine Baile!
Cost: $3.00
Event URL: website
St. Sucia presents Zine Baile! Join us March 7, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight at La Botanica for a night of Latina/x Poets, Zine Mercado, and dance music by Dj HEAVYFLOW. $3.00.
Contact: Natasha Hernandez
Organization: St. Sucia
Organization URL: website

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