Wednesday, April 20, 2011

VIPF Schedule

In case you haven't seen this yet!

Art That Heals, Inc., presents . . .
4th Annual Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival

Apr. 28--May 1, 2011

www.vipf.org



Schedule of Events



THURSDAY, APR. 28



*Reception/Anthology Release: 7 to 9 p.m.

McAllen Creative Incubator, 1001 16th St., McAllen, TX

Boundless 2011: The Official Anthology of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival



FRIDAY, APR. 29



*Poets In The Schools: 8—4

Olivia Gatwood: McAllen Memorial High School

Jon Davis & Melitón Hinojosa: San Benito High School

Ken Jones: UT-Pan American



*Slam Night Events: 6—10:30 p.m.

Weslaco Public Library Theatre: 525 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco, TX

Host: Arnold Becho, Director

Youth Poetry Slam Contest: 6—7 p.m.

College/University Readings: 7—8:15
Featured Poet Reading: Jon Davis: 8:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Featured Poet Reading: Ken Jones: 8:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Featured Poet Reading: Olivia Gatwood: 8:45 – 9 p.m.
Adult Poetry Slam: 9 – 10:15 p.m.



SATURDAY, APR. 30



*Potluck Desayuno/Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m.



Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, 225 E. Stenger St., San Benito

Hostess: Brenda Nettles Riojas, Founder, VIPF



McAllen Creative Incubator, 1001 16th St., McAllen, TX

Hostess: ¡Vanessa Brown!, Founding Creative Director, VIPF



* Workshops: 10 to 11 a.m.



Vidas Cruzadas: Linda Romero

Narciso Martínez Cultural Arts Center, 225 E. Stenger St., San Benito

Writing testimonio/testimony/memoir poems. Bring a photo that is personal—of a time, a place, a person that is important.



Vidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themselves.

is that good?

what type photo--of self or a special photo?

Vidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themselves.Vidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themselves.Vidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themselves.Vidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themseVidas Cruzadas: Writing testimonio/testimony through pictures. Note: participants should bring a photograph important to themselves.

is that good?

what type photo--of self or a special photo?

Writing Slam Poetry: Olivia Gatwood

McAllen Creative Incubator, 1001 16th St., McAllen, TX

Youth are especially encouraged to attend.



*Lunchtime Readings: 11:15 a.m.—1 p.m.



Cocina del Caribe, Conway Ave. & 6th St. (105 6th St.), Mission, TX

Hostess: Julieta Corpus

Poets: Alejandro Cabada Fernández, Arturo Saldaña, Julieta Corpus, Jay Álvarez, Juan M. Pérez, Melitón Hinojosa, Irma Guadarrama, Kenneth Treviño



Carino’s Italian Restaurant, 421 E. Nolana Loop, McAllen, TX

Host: Barrio Poet, Edward Vidaurre

Readers: Ken Jones, Olivia Gatwood, Diana Domínguez, Alan Oak, Barrio Poet, Chris Carmona, Sarah E. Williams, Rolando Villafuerte, ¡Vanessa Brown!, Laura Reagan-Porras, Daniel García Ordaz (a.k.a. The Poet Mariachi)



Galería 409, 409 E. 13th St., Brownsville

Hosts: Mark & Betty Clark

Readers: Jon Davis, Brenda Nettles Riojas, Gene Novogrodsky, Kathy Raines, Virginia Torres, Lady Mariposa, lauren, Lina Suárez, Linda Romero, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, La Erika



*1:30—3 Afternoon Readings



Paragraphs On Padre, 5055 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX

Hostess: Joni Montover

Readers: Kathy Raines, Mona Sizer, Lori Vermaas, Linda Romero, Olivia Gatwood, Virginia Torres, Lady Mariposa, Lina Suárez, lauren, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, La Erika



Jitterz Coffee Bar, 1625 Conway Ave., Mission, TX

Host: Gabe de la Garza

Readers: Juan M. Pérez, Ken Jones, Diana Domínguez, Alan Oak, Rolando Villafuerte, Edward Vidaurre, Melitón Hinojosa, Irma Guadarrama, ¡Vanessa Brown!, Daniel García Ordaz



*3 to 4:30 Late Afternoon Readings



Mexican Consulate/Consulado de México, 301 México Blvd., Suite F-2, Brownsville, TX

Hostess: Brenda Nettles Riojas

Readers: Jon Davis, Brenda Nettles Riojas, Jay Álvarez, Gene Novogrodsky, Alejandro Cabada Fernández, Julieta Corpus, Arturo Saldaña, Laura Reagan-Porras



Weslaco Museum, 500 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco

Host: Xavier Reyes

Featured Reader: Ken Jones

Readers: Diana Domínguez, Christopher Carmona, Barrio Poet—Edward Vidaurre, Alan Oak, Melitón Hinojosa, Irma Guadarrama, ¡Vanessa Brown!



*3:30—5 Valley Late Afternoon Readings



Narciso Martínez Cultural Arts Center, 225 E. Stenger St., San Benito, TX

Hostess: Lady Mariposa

Poets: Lady Mariposa, Rolando Villafuerte, Juan M. Pérez, Lina Suárez, lauren, Sarah E. Williams, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, La Erika, Corey Mangan, Kenneth Treviño



POETRY PACHANGA V



*6—7 p.m. Private Dinner—Registered Poets & Guests (the only private event)

Narciso Martínez Cultural Arts Center, 225 E. Stenger St., San Benito, TX

($10 per guest—pre-pay by Apr. 25)



*7—7:30 p.m. Music by Karen Eubanks

Community Building, 210 E. Heywood St., San Benito, TX (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)



*7:30—10:30 p.m. Poetry Pachanga V

Community Building, 210 E. Heywood St., San Benito, TX

Welcome: Brenda Nettles Riojas and Daniel García Ordaz, Founders and ¡Vanessa Brown!, Creative Director

Featured Poetas: Jay Álvarez, Jon Davis, Ken Jones, Olivia Gatwood

Poetas: ¡Vanessa Brown!, Jay Álvarez, Alejandro Cabada Fernández, Christopher Carmona, Julieta Corpus, Jon Davis, Diana Domínguez, Lauren Espinoza, Daniel García Ordaz, Olivia Gatwood, Irma Guadarrama, Melitón Hinojosa, Katherine Hoerth, Ken Jones, Corey Mangan, Lady Mariposa, La Erika, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, Brenda Nettles Riojas, Gene Novogrodsky, Alan Oak, Juan M. Pérez, Laura Reagan-Porras, Kathy Trenfield Raines, Linda Romero, Arturo Saldaña, Mona Sizer, Lina Suárez, Virginia Torres, Lori Vermaas, Edward Vidaurre, Rolando Villafuerte, Sarah E. Williams



SUNDAY, MAY 1



Gloria Anzaldúa Readings

Meet @ 10 a.m. at UT-Pan American Bookstore parking lot; travel at 10:10 a.m. to Gloria Anzaldúa burial site. Readings onsite. Lunch afterwards.

Hostess: Lina Suárez

Readers: Lori Vermaas, lauren, Lady Mariposa, La Erika, Virginia Torres, Daniel García Ordaz



~Daniel García Ordaz, a.k.a. The Poet Mariachi
poetmariachi@hotmail.com

Please visit El Zarape Press
www.elzarapepress.com/books.html
Valley International Poetry Festival April 28-May 1, 2011
www.vipf.org



And me? I will be participating in the anthology release afterall! So come and check me out, I'll be reading my poem - "That Sort of Woman" about my lesbian experience with my car :-P

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