2020 Offsite Event Schedule

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

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

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

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

 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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

City of Asylum Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
City of Asylum, a nonprofit literary organization from Pittsburgh, will be hosting an offsite reading at The Twig Book Shop. The reading will feature several poets and writers, including our own writers in residence Tuhin Das and Osama Alomar, as well as Mónica Teresa Ortiz, Joanna C. Valente, Moncho Alvarado, and Grace Shuyi Liew.
Contact: Karla Lamb
Organization: City of Asylum
Organization URL: website

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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

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

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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

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

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

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

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

710 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

Alamo Colleges Faculty Reading
Cost: Free
Writing professors from Alamo Colleges, San Antonio's community college system, share original works in poetry and prose. Featuring Jaime Miranda, Ed O'Casey, Jerry Robledo, Denise Toland, 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

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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

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

Thursday, March 5, 2020

3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 6, 2020

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

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

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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

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

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

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

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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