Readings, Signings, and Workshops

Upcoming Events


Please check this space for upcoming events. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all events currently scheduled are virtual. 


 

A (Virtual) Poetry Road Trip

Friday, May 21 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CDT

Connection details coming soon!

Please join me as I represent Texas on a virtual poetry road trip from Austin, Texas to Ames, Iowa! Co-hosted by Allyson Whipple and Zoe Fay-Stindt, poets from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Iowa will read. 


Launch: Letters Sent Inland

Thursday, May 27 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visit https://hotpoet.org for connection information

A virtual reading in celebration of the publication of Letters Sent Inland, a collection of the work of late Gulf Coast poet Glynn Monroe Irby. Poets who knew Glynn will read from the collection and in tribute to his memory.


Verse at St. James’ presents
Take 5 By 5
a tribute to Monk & Brubeck
with 5 Voizz Brush … plus 5

Date TBD

Please join me for this virtual version of the St. James 5 Voizz Brush series. Poets Loretta Diane Walker, Griselda Castillo, Terry Dawson, Jason Myers, Roja Chamankar, Varsha Shah, Elina Petrova and I will read to a jazz backdrop of compositions by Dave Brubeck and Thelonius Monk, performed live as painter Chris Rogers creates a new piece of work in the narthex of St. James.


 Past Events


Burning Number Five:Power Plant Poems Austin Book Launch

Sunday, September 14, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Cindy Huyser read and signed Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at BookWoman on Sunday, September 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This was a terrific reading, and drew a standing-room-only crowd.


Radio Appearance: Writing On The Air

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. KOOP Austin (91.7 FM)

Poets Carrie Fountain and Cindy Huyser discussed their new books with host Francois Pointeau on Writing On The Air

Miss the interview? The podcast is available here.


 Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – Georgetown Poetry Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, Texas 78626

Each year, the Texas Poetry Calendar reading for the Georgetown Poetry Festival draws a crowd. Come hear some terrific poetry from Dos Gatos Press.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – San Antonio

October 11, 2014, 3 p.m.

The Twig Book Shop  306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78215 210-826-6411

Join the poets of the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar (from Dos Gatos Press) for a reading at this marvelous independent bookstore.


Austin Poetry Society 4th Thursday Feature

October 23, 2014 7:00 p.m.

NeWorlDeli – 4101 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78751 (512) 451-7170

Cindy Huyser and Debra Winegarten will be the featured poets at the Austin Poetry Society monthly reading and open mic.


  Texas Book Festival – Signing Burning Number Five

Come out to the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 25. I’ll be signing copies of Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at the Austin International Poetry Festival table in Tent 1  (13th and Colorado) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems San Antonio Launch

November 23, 3 – 5 p.m.

The Twig Book Shop  306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78215 210-826-6411

Come join me as I read from my new chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at this great independent bookstore.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – Austin

December 6, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

Come enjoy the final 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar reading of the season! This reading with the poets and editors of Dos Gatos Press is always packed with both readers and listeners, and promises to be terrific.


Austin WriterGrrls 4th Annual Book Festival

December 7, 2014 4:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out to BookWoman and enjoy the terrific writers from Austin WriterGrrls reading from recently-published works and works-in-progress. Then get your books signed!


Power Across Texas

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Join journalist Polly Hughes of the Texas Energy Report and poet Cindy Huyser as they discuss their experiences as female pioneers in the energy world at this Women in Energy event.


V-Day Erotica Reading

Friday, February 13, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Looking for a hot way to start the Valentine’s Day weekend? Come out and hear some terrific erotic fiction and poetry. Bring a poem for the open mic afterwards! Allyson Whipple hosts.


Workshop: Revision: Seeing Your Work in a New Light

Saturday, February 21, 2015  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: central Austin (to be announced)

The poem that you have in your hands is a living, changeable thing. The
way the poem starts its life—its line and stanza structure, its use of
sound and rhythm, the order of its lines—may morph as the poem matures.
The possibilities are both broad and deep.

Revision is at the heart of taking a good poem and making it an excellent
one. But how to get from Point A to Point B?

In this workshop, we’ll explore several strategies for reading
poems-in-progress with an eye toward revision.


Nuestra Voz Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Saturday, February 28, 2015  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Art Forum of Waco (1826 Morrow Avenue, 76707)

Cindy Huyser and Debra Winegarten (www.sociosights.com) will be the featured readers for this monthly open mic.


Workshop: Structuring the Poetry Chapbook

Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: central Austin (to be announced)

How do you select the poems for a chapbook? What makes a poetry collection a cohesive work? How do you structure a chapbook to make it sing?

In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for choosing poems for a chapbook and for organizing the work in a way that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

This workshop is full and registration has now closed.


Austin International Poetry Festival

Saturday, April 11, 2015  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main Avenue, Round Rock

Cindy Huyser and Houston poet R. T. Castleberry will be the features for this AIPF reading.


10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler’s Festival

Friday, September 11, 2015

Location: 276 North Orange Street, Giddings, Texas

 

Come meet and mix with 30 Texas authors at the 10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Festival! The festival is on all day Friday, so come out and see us!


Gulf Coast Poets reading

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Location:Barnes & Noble Booksellers1029 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598

Cindy Huyser will be the featured speaker at the Gulf Coast Poets’ monthly meeting.


Waco WordFest

Friday, September 25, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas

Cindy Huyser will be reading at the Waco WordFest Anthology reading at the Ink Cafe.

Saturday September 26, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015

Location: Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas

Come by my table to visit! I’ll have copies of my books for sale, as well as a selection from Sociosights Press.


Houston Poetry Fest

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Sunday, October 11, 2015

Location: Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto, Houston, Texas

Cindy Huyser has been selected as a juried poet for the 30th annual Houston Poetry Fest. Details to come regarding the reading date. Come out and hear some great poetry at the University of Houston – Downtown.


Flor de Nopal Dia de los Muertos Reading

Sunday, November 1, 2015 

Location: Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas

ire’ne lara silva hosts this reading that will feature Ben Olguín, Muerta-Paz, Sarah Shaney,Muerta Sin-Guerra, Wade Martin, and Cindy Huyser. Come out and support the Flor de Nopal Literary Festival!


Gulf Coast Power Association emPOWERing Women Leadership Conference

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Location: ATT Conference Center, Austin, Texas

Cindy Huyser will help keynote this conference with a reading from Burning Number Five!


 

2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Dallas

7:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 

Half-Price Books, 5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas

Come out and enjoy this First Friday reading featuring the authors of the 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar! An open mic follows.


2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Austin

3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015

Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin

Come out and enjoy the final 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar reading.


5th Austin WriterGrrls’ Book Festival

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

The women of the Austin WriterGrrls share their work in a powerful and intimate reading. You won’t want to miss it!


Houston Nature Anthology Launch

Friday, December 11, 2015  6 – 9 p.m.

The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Mutabilis Press celebrates the launch of its new anthology, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, edited by Sandy Stromberg, with a reading by the contributors.



Selecting Your Collection: Making Your Poems into a Manuscript

Austin Poetry Society Monthly Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Austin Public Library – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin TX 78756

Cindy Huyser will talk about some strategies for turning that unwieldy pile of poems into a ready-to-circulate manuscript.


International Women’s Day Reading

Tuesday, March 8, 2016  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Muerta-Paz Con Corazón Sin Guerra will host this celebration of International Women’s Day in one of only 13 feminist bookstores in North America. Join Cindy Huyser, Debra Winegarten, and other terrific readers for this great night in celebration.


Austin International Poetry Festival Poetry Caravan Reading

Thursday, April 7, 2016 7 p.m. – 9:30  p.m.

The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, MLK at Congress Ave

Please join the participants in Austin’s Poetry Caravan for this reading on the opening night of the Austin International Poetry Festival


Austin International Poetry Festival – di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch

Friday, April 8, 2016 7 p.m. – 9:30  p.m.

The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, MLK at Congress Ave

The di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch celebrates the poets of the anthology, who will be reading their anthology poems.


Austin International Poetry Festival- LGBT Reading

Saturday, April 9 2016 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd., Austin 78752 (512) 454-5425

Start your day the right way with a terrific reading by AIPF’s LGBT poets and allies. Guaranteed to get you going!


Austin International Poetry Festival- The Woman Read

Saturday, April 9, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out for this lively reading at one of North America’s ~13 remaining feminist bookstores. Three features (to be named soon!) will anchor the reading, and I will host.


 Thirsty Thursday Feature

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Ranch House at Dripping Springs Ranch Park, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Head out to Dripping Springs, gateway to the Hill Country, for this monthly reading hosted by Nancy Fierstien. Bring your poetry for the open mic after my feature!

Directions:

Take Hwy 290 west to RR 12 in Dripping Springs. Turn right (north) on RR 12 and go 1.5 miles. Turn left at the light at Event Center Drive, near the park entrance, and take the first right into the park. Bear to the left around the Event Center arena so you can drive to the back (AKA “the far side”) of the building. There you will find a one-lane roadway/driveway that takes you directly to the ranch house.

Call  512-294-6597 for additional instructions if you’re having trouble finding it.

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Reading at Malvern Books

Thursday, April 23, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin

Lucas Hunt, Carol Denson, Meg McKeon and Cindy Huyser are featured at this small press-centric literary bookstore.

Lucas Hunt was born in rural Iowa, and is the author ofLives (Vagabond, 2006), Light on the Concrete (North Sea, 2011), and The Muse Demanded Lyrics (Pen & Anvil, 2016). He studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and MFA program at Southampton College. Hunt has published in the New York Times, East Hampton Star, Clarion, Slice, and received a John Steinbeck Award for poetry. He is the director of Orchard Literary, founder of Hunt & Light, and a professional live auctioneer.

Carol Denson’s poems have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Gulf Coast, J Journal, and Literary Mama, among other journals. Her essay “Transfertle the Plum” on poetry and parenting was published in Rattle’s Single Parents issue. Her work has been supported by the the Jentel Foundation and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County. Her chapbook, Across the Antique Surface, was published in 2013.


Public Poetry 5th Anniversary Reading – Encore!

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Houston Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building, 500 McKinney, Houston 77002

Come out and enjoy an afternoon reading with some of the featured poets of Houston’s Public Poetry series. Details to follow.


Poetry for Wankers

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 — Spider House, 2906 & 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

Cindy Huyser will be one of the readers at this erotic poetry reading in collaboration with Chicon Street Poets. Guaranteed to be a hot night!


Featured Reading: Write About Now Poetry at AvantGarden

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:30 p.m. 411 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

Join me at this dynamic venue–and be ready for the open mic!


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Houston

Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:00 p.m. at Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from around the state for the Houston launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to San Antonio

Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00 p.m. The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411

Please join us for the San Antonio launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Carmen Tafolla, Mobi Warren, Christa Pandey, Linda Simone, Gloria Amescua, Cyra Dumitru, Christine Wenk-Harrison, and Anjela Ratliff, Patrica Spears Bigelow, Lucy Griffith, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, and Cindy Huyser.

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Featured Reading: Austin Poetry Society Reading at NeWorldDeli

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 p.m. 4101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Looking this evening of poetry. The open mic starts at 8:00 p.m., so be sure to bring some work to share! Hosted by Linda Marie Cossa.


Anthology Reading: Waco Wordfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:00 p.m. Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

I’ll join other writers whose work has been selected for the Waco Wordfest anthology in a reading from it. Free and open to the public, Wordfest is part of the larger Waco Cultural Arts Fest. This year’s featured poets include Festival Thom, Jan Benson, Michelle Hartman, Anne McCrady, and Susan Summers.


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Georgetown

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar at this Georgetown Poetry Festival reading. Free and open to the public.


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: San Antonio

Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 p.m. The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state at the San Antonio launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to Houston

Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:00 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005  713-523-0701

Please join us for the Houston launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Carolyn Dahl, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, John Milkereit, Adamarie Fuller, Lynn Reynolds, Anne McCrady, Sandi Stromberg, Dede Fox and Cindy Huyser.

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2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Dallas

Friday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. Half-Price Books, 5803 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75231

Please join me as I read with poets from across the state at the Dallas launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar. This reading, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dallas Poets Community.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to Austin

Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join us for the Austin launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Christa Pandey, C. Samuel Rees, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, Leticia Urieta, Lucy Griffith, Katherine Oldmixon, Gloria Amescua, Cyra Dumitru, Anjela Ratliff, Lynn Reynolds,  Sandi Stromberg, Lyman Grant, Charlotte Renk, Gordon Magill, Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser.

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6th Annual Austin Writergrrls Book Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Please join host Debra Winegarten, myself, and a bevy of talented women writers reading from recently-published works and works-in-progress! A delicious way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Readers will include:

Kimberly Cockrill
Winter Prosapio
Allyson Whipple
Barbara Lazar
Agnes Savich
Seja Rachael
Devorah Winegarten
Cindy Huyser

 


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Austin

Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state for this final reading of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


National Poets Protest Against Trump

Sunday, January 15, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

On January 15th poets across the country will gather to voice their fears and concerns about a Trump Presidency. Join us at Malvern Books for the Austin event, organized by Justin Booth in association with the Chicon Street Poets. Nationwide, Poets Protest Against Trump is organized by Alan Kaufman, editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Michael Rothernberg, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets For Change.

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 Postcards for Reproductive Justice

Friday, March 3, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Road, Austin 78722

Come find out about the bills that are working their way through the national and Texas legislatures, and write post cards to express your views. Sponsored by the Austin Democratic Socialists’ Feminist Action Committee. And, yes–I’ll be reading!


Austin International Poetry Festival- LGBTQ Reading

Thursday, April 6 2016 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

I’ll be hosting this terrific reading by LGBTQ poets and allies. Guaranteed to get start off your AIPF right! Readers will include Elizabeth Kropf, Janice D. Rubin, John Milkereit, and Loreley.


 

Austin International Poetry Festival-

di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch

Friday, April 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

I’ll be reading my poem from this year’s Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology as part of the launch event. Come out and enjoy!


Austin International Poetry Festival- City Read at Recycled Reads

Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road, Austin TX 78756

Please join me for this reading at this bookstore that benefits the Austin Public Library. Readers include local feature Brooke Axtell, Charles Darnell, Malcolm K., Susan J. Rogers, and myself. Hosted by Louise Richardson.


Austin International Poetry Festival- City Read at NewWorld Deli

Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

NewWorld Deli, 4101 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78751

Please join me at this reading, hosted by Gordon Magill. Readers include Kathleen Burke, Mark Jodon, Roger West, Susan J. Rogers, and yours truly.


Austin International Poetry Festival- The Woman Read

Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out for this lively reading and enjoy work from international and national features, as well as other accomplished festival participants:national feature Gia Scott-Heron, local feature Brooke Axtell,  Shubh Bala Schiesser, Elizabeth Kropf, Kate Rex, Anne McCrady, Susan J. Rogers and Roja Kamankar.


Expressions

Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Austin Bahai Center 2215 E.M Franklin

Join me as I feature along side other hosts of poetry in Austin. Bring a dish for pot luck/cans for poets pantry.


Dylan Krieger Book Launch

Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

Please join me in this Austin launch of Dylan Krieger’s Giving Godhead. I’ll be reading, along with Vincent Cellucci and Debangana Banerjeem.


Expressions: Peace Poetry

Saturday, August 5, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Austin Bahai Center 2215 E.M Franklin

Please join me at this long-running venue, where the theme for the night will be peace poetry. Bring a dish and join us for a pot luck dinner!


 100,000 Poets for Change

Friday, September 30, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705


2017 Waco WordFest Anthology Reading

Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Waco Convention Center, Lower Level

The poets who are published in the 2016 Waco WordFest anthology will be reading their work this evening, hosted by Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton. This event is free and open to the public. The full schedule of WordFest activities, part of the larger Waco Cultural Arts Fest can be found at https://www.wacoartsfest.org/2017-website-pages/wordfest/.


2018 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Georgetown

Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from the final Dos Gatos Press’ edition of the Texas Poetry Calendar at this Georgetown Poetry Festival reading. Free and open to the public.


2017 Houston Poetry Fest

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 p.m. at the University of Houston-Downtown

Please join me and the other juried poets for an evening of well-crafted work.


2017 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Banquet and Ceremony

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fort Worth

I’ll be representing Dos Gatos Press at this event, where Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems is a finalist in the category “Cowboy and Western Poetry.”


2018 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Austin

Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state for the very last Dos Gatos Press’ Texas Poetry Calendar reading. You won’t want to miss it!


Echoes of the Cordillera Launch

Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas

Please join me, photographer Jim Bones, and many of the poets of Echoes of the Cordillera at this exhibit and book launch.


Book Signing and Happy Hour

Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Quarter Circle 7 Hotel Pavilion, Alpine, Texas

Please join us for this reception, book signing and reading featuring the poets of Echoes of the Cordillera.

Echoes of the Cordillera Reading

Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Branch on High Wine Bar – 704 High Street, Comfort, Texas 78013

What do you get when you match an award-winning photographer with a gang of talented poets?

Echoes of the Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes along the Great Divide

Featuring Comfort area poets: Judi Youngers, Jerry Winakur, Lee Robinson, Lucy Griffith along with Gloria Amescua, Marilyn Westfall, and Cindy Huyser.

Hear poets read their poems from the just released anthology of Jim Bones images of the Western Cordillera. Each poet picked one of Jim’s images that inspired them. The images and poems are being featured through March in an exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine.

A limited number of anthologies will be available for purchase.

http://www.museumofthebigbend.com/exhibits/echoes-of-the-cordillera/


Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

Friday, April 6, 2018 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Estep Auditorium, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma

Join me and a broad slate of readers for the 13th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. I’ll be reading Friday afternoon, but the program runs from Thursday morning through Saturday morning.


Austin Launch of Weaving the Terrain

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin 78705

Join the poets of Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems for the Austin launch of this anthology, third in the Dos Gatos Press “Poetry of the American Southwest” series. Editor David Meischen will be there, along with a number of poets from the anthology including myself.


Featured Reading in Houston’s Public Poetry Series

Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:00 p.m. Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Please join me as I read with Bucky Rea, Niko Smith, and Ebony Stewart for the first of my two readings in the 2018 Spring / Fall Public Poetry series. The series takes place in Houston’s public libraries and also features writers from local schools. Public Poetry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Houston

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:00 p.m. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Please join me in celebrating the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar with our Houston crew–it’ll be a fine afternoon.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Georgetown Poetry Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:00 p.m. Location: Georgetown Public Library

Come out to this terrific little festival and hear the poets of the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar read!


Public Poetry Power Anthology Reading

Saturday, November 17, 2018 ll:00 a.m., The Guest House, Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Please join me in celebrating Public Poetry’s Power anthology. I’m delighted to have a poem in this collection, and am looking forward to sharing the work.


Featured Reading in Houston’s Public Poetry Series

Saturday, December 2, 2018 2:00 p.m.

The second of my readings in this series also features Katherine Hoerth, Paige Quinones, and Bucky Rea. Come out to an afternoon of well-curated poetry. The series takes place in Houston’s public libraries and also features writers from local schools. Public Poetry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Austin

Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin 78705

This will be the final reading for the inaugural Kallisto Gaia Press Texas Poetry Calendar! We’ll be sure to have a full slate of readers. Come join us!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Book Launch

Friday January 25, 2019 7:00 p.m. Location: the  Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77006

I’m delighted to have a poem included in the newest anthology from Mutabilis Press. Come out and help us celebrate with a reading from the anthology.


Austin International Poetry Festival – The Woman Read

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Please come out and join me as I host an outstanding reading–we are sure to have a full slate.


Austin International Poetry Festival – LGBTQ Read

Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

My second hosting slot of the festival, and one that’s sure not to disappoint. Looking forward to the voices of community and allies in this late afternoon reading.


Austin International Poetry Festival – Anthology Launch

Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium

I’m thrilled to have two poems in this year’s anthology. Come out and hear the work read by the poets themselves.


Austin International Poetry Festival – IH-35 Poets III

Saturday, April 5, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Parsons House, 1130 Camino la Costa, 78752

This will be the first of my two reading slots at AIPF. Looking forward to sharing–hope to see you there!


Austin International Poetry Festival – IH-35 Poets IV

Saturday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Join us in the Holiday Inn’s Learning Center. This will be the last of my two reading slots at AIPF; due to tight scheduling, it is likely I will be reading in the second half of the program.


Feature: Inprint First Friday

8:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 

Inprint House, 1520 West Main, Houston Texas

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 44th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Reading

Friday, September 17, 2019 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215

Jim Lavilla-Havelin will host readers from Mutabilis Press’ most recent release, Enchantment of the Ordinary. Please joint us! Readers will include Linda Simone, Jeanie Sanders, Sarah Webb, Lucy Griffith, Laura Quinn Guidry, Sally Ridgway, and myself.


Through Layered Limestone Launch

8:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019

Main Plaza, Boerne, Texas 

Our reading will take place as part of the Boerne Book & Arts Festival. Please come out and support the launch of this anthology, the proceeds of which benefit the Patrick Heath Public Library Archives.


Houston Poetry Fest Reading

7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019

University of Houston Downtown, Girard Street 

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 40th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Georgetown

3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019

Georgetown Public Library

Contributors to the 2020 Texas Poetry Calendar will be reading as part of the Georgetown Poetry Festival, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library. Please join me!


Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Austin

Saturday, December 8, 2019 

Inprint House, 1520 West Main, Houston Texas

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 40th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Reading

4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston Texas

I’m delighted to be reading with other contributors to this lovely Mutabilis Press anthology. Please join us for an intimate afternoon of poetry in this terrific space.


Through Layered Limestone Reading

5:00 p.m., January 23, 2020

Twig Bookshop, San Antonio, Texas

Come out to this great independent bookstore for the San Antonio launch of this Hill Country anthology. I’ll be reading with several other contributors.


Through Layered Limestone Reading

7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020

Pioneer Bank building, 100 Creek Road Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (at Hwy 290)

The writers of “Through Layered Limestone” are featured in this long-running reading series. Come out and enjoy community and poetry.


Reading and Writing from Adrienne Rich

Associated Writing Programs Conference 2020

9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020

Room 304, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio

Please join the writers of the Cherrywood Poetry Workshop as we discuss our encounter with the collected works of Adrienne Rich. Moderator: Rebecca Raphael; panelists Cindy Huyser, Lisa L. Moore, Desiree Morales, Rob Stanton.

Note: this panel was withdrawn due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to present this panel sometime in the future. 


I Scream Social – Virtual Edition

Friday, May 29, 2020, 7-9 p.m.

Malvern’s Zoom — contact info forthcoming

I’m delighted to be reading in cyberspace with hosts Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha. Get your cone, and get on-line!


Poetry: Elements of Surprise–A presentation for the San Antonio Writer’s Guild

Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT

See event details on Facebook. 

As writers, our job is to engage readers and to bring them into worlds both familiar and strange. In this presentation, we’ll look at poetry’s multimodal richness–imagery and sound that add dimensions to the reader’s experience–as well as its ability to surprise by engaging topics that are far from sweet or simple. We’ll close with a taste of prose poetry, a hybrid form that illuminates ways in which poetry’s tools can enliven prose.

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Verse at St. James’ presents
Take 5 By 5
a tribute to Monk & Brubeck
with 5 Voizz Brush … plus 5

Date TBD (March 2021)

Please join me for this virtual version of the St. James 5 Voizz Brush series. Poets Loretta Diane Walker, Griselda Castillo, Terry Dawson, Jason Myers, Roja Chamankar, Varsha Shah, Elina Petrova and I will read to a jazz backdrop of compositions by Dave Brubeck and Thelonius Monk, performed live as painter Chris Rogers creates a new piece of work in the narthex of St. James.


 Past Events


Burning Number Five:Power Plant Poems Austin Book Launch

Sunday, September 14, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Cindy Huyser read and signed Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at BookWoman on Sunday, September 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This was a terrific reading, and drew a standing-room-only crowd.


Radio Appearance: Writing On The Air

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. KOOP Austin (91.7 FM)

Poets Carrie Fountain and Cindy Huyser discussed their new books with host Francois Pointeau on Writing On The Air

Miss the interview? The podcast is available here.


 Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – Georgetown Poetry Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, Texas 78626

Each year, the Texas Poetry Calendar reading for the Georgetown Poetry Festival draws a crowd. Come hear some terrific poetry from Dos Gatos Press.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – San Antonio

October 11, 2014, 3 p.m.

The Twig Book Shop  306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78215 210-826-6411

Join the poets of the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar (from Dos Gatos Press) for a reading at this marvelous independent bookstore.


Austin Poetry Society 4th Thursday Feature

October 23, 2014 7:00 p.m.

NeWorlDeli – 4101 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78751 (512) 451-7170

Cindy Huyser and Debra Winegarten will be the featured poets at the Austin Poetry Society monthly reading and open mic.


  Texas Book Festival – Signing Burning Number Five

Come out to the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 25. I’ll be signing copies of Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at the Austin International Poetry Festival table in Tent 1  (13th and Colorado) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems San Antonio Launch

November 23, 3 – 5 p.m.

The Twig Book Shop  306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78215 210-826-6411

Come join me as I read from my new chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems at this great independent bookstore.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 Reading – Austin

December 6, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

Come enjoy the final 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar reading of the season! This reading with the poets and editors of Dos Gatos Press is always packed with both readers and listeners, and promises to be terrific.


Austin WriterGrrls 4th Annual Book Festival

December 7, 2014 4:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out to BookWoman and enjoy the terrific writers from Austin WriterGrrls reading from recently-published works and works-in-progress. Then get your books signed!


Power Across Texas

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Join journalist Polly Hughes of the Texas Energy Report and poet Cindy Huyser as they discuss their experiences as female pioneers in the energy world at this Women in Energy event.


V-Day Erotica Reading

Friday, February 13, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Looking for a hot way to start the Valentine’s Day weekend? Come out and hear some terrific erotic fiction and poetry. Bring a poem for the open mic afterwards! Allyson Whipple hosts.


Workshop: Revision: Seeing Your Work in a New Light

Saturday, February 21, 2015  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: central Austin (to be announced)

The poem that you have in your hands is a living, changeable thing. The
way the poem starts its life—its line and stanza structure, its use of
sound and rhythm, the order of its lines—may morph as the poem matures.
The possibilities are both broad and deep.

Revision is at the heart of taking a good poem and making it an excellent
one. But how to get from Point A to Point B?

In this workshop, we’ll explore several strategies for reading
poems-in-progress with an eye toward revision.


Nuestra Voz Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Saturday, February 28, 2015  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Art Forum of Waco (1826 Morrow Avenue, 76707)

Cindy Huyser and Debra Winegarten (www.sociosights.com) will be the featured readers for this monthly open mic.


Workshop: Structuring the Poetry Chapbook

Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: central Austin (to be announced)

How do you select the poems for a chapbook? What makes a poetry collection a cohesive work? How do you structure a chapbook to make it sing?

In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for choosing poems for a chapbook and for organizing the work in a way that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

This workshop is full and registration has now closed.


Austin International Poetry Festival

Saturday, April 11, 2015  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main Avenue, Round Rock

Cindy Huyser and Houston poet R. T. Castleberry will be the features for this AIPF reading.


10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler’s Festival

Friday, September 11, 2015

Location: 276 North Orange Street, Giddings, Texas

 

Come meet and mix with 30 Texas authors at the 10th Annual Texas Word Wrangler Festival! The festival is on all day Friday, so come out and see us!


Gulf Coast Poets reading

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Location:Barnes & Noble Booksellers1029 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598

Cindy Huyser will be the featured speaker at the Gulf Coast Poets’ monthly meeting.


Waco WordFest

Friday, September 25, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas

Cindy Huyser will be reading at the Waco WordFest Anthology reading at the Ink Cafe.

Saturday September 26, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015

Location: Waco Convention Center, Waco, Texas

Come by my table to visit! I’ll have copies of my books for sale, as well as a selection from Sociosights Press.


Houston Poetry Fest

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Sunday, October 11, 2015

Location: Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto, Houston, Texas

Cindy Huyser has been selected as a juried poet for the 30th annual Houston Poetry Fest. Details to come regarding the reading date. Come out and hear some great poetry at the University of Houston – Downtown.


Flor de Nopal Dia de los Muertos Reading

Sunday, November 1, 2015 

Location: Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas

ire’ne lara silva hosts this reading that will feature Ben Olguín, Muerta-Paz, Sarah Shaney,Muerta Sin-Guerra, Wade Martin, and Cindy Huyser. Come out and support the Flor de Nopal Literary Festival!


Gulf Coast Power Association emPOWERing Women Leadership Conference

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Location: ATT Conference Center, Austin, Texas

Cindy Huyser will help keynote this conference with a reading from Burning Number Five!


 

2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Dallas

7:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 

Half-Price Books, 5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas

Come out and enjoy this First Friday reading featuring the authors of the 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar! An open mic follows.


2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Austin

3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015

Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin

Come out and enjoy the final 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar reading.


5th Austin WriterGrrls’ Book Festival

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

The women of the Austin WriterGrrls share their work in a powerful and intimate reading. You won’t want to miss it!


Houston Nature Anthology Launch

Friday, December 11, 2015  6 – 9 p.m.

The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Mutabilis Press celebrates the launch of its new anthology, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, edited by Sandy Stromberg, with a reading by the contributors.



Selecting Your Collection: Making Your Poems into a Manuscript

Austin Poetry Society Monthly Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Austin Public Library – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin TX 78756

Cindy Huyser will talk about some strategies for turning that unwieldy pile of poems into a ready-to-circulate manuscript.


International Women’s Day Reading

Tuesday, March 8, 2016  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Muerta-Paz Con Corazón Sin Guerra will host this celebration of International Women’s Day in one of only 13 feminist bookstores in North America. Join Cindy Huyser, Debra Winegarten, and other terrific readers for this great night in celebration.


Austin International Poetry Festival Poetry Caravan Reading

Thursday, April 7, 2016 7 p.m. – 9:30  p.m.

The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, MLK at Congress Ave

Please join the participants in Austin’s Poetry Caravan for this reading on the opening night of the Austin International Poetry Festival


Austin International Poetry Festival – di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch

Friday, April 8, 2016 7 p.m. – 9:30  p.m.

The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, MLK at Congress Ave

The di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch celebrates the poets of the anthology, who will be reading their anthology poems.


Austin International Poetry Festival- LGBT Reading

Saturday, April 9 2016 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd., Austin 78752 (512) 454-5425

Start your day the right way with a terrific reading by AIPF’s LGBT poets and allies. Guaranteed to get you going!


Austin International Poetry Festival- The Woman Read

Saturday, April 9, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out for this lively reading at one of North America’s ~13 remaining feminist bookstores. Three features (to be named soon!) will anchor the reading, and I will host.


 Thirsty Thursday Feature

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Ranch House at Dripping Springs Ranch Park, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Head out to Dripping Springs, gateway to the Hill Country, for this monthly reading hosted by Nancy Fierstien. Bring your poetry for the open mic after my feature!

Directions:

Take Hwy 290 west to RR 12 in Dripping Springs. Turn right (north) on RR 12 and go 1.5 miles. Turn left at the light at Event Center Drive, near the park entrance, and take the first right into the park. Bear to the left around the Event Center arena so you can drive to the back (AKA “the far side”) of the building. There you will find a one-lane roadway/driveway that takes you directly to the ranch house.

Call  512-294-6597 for additional instructions if you’re having trouble finding it.

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Reading at Malvern Books

Thursday, April 23, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin

Lucas Hunt, Carol Denson, Meg McKeon and Cindy Huyser are featured at this small press-centric literary bookstore.

Lucas Hunt was born in rural Iowa, and is the author ofLives (Vagabond, 2006), Light on the Concrete (North Sea, 2011), and The Muse Demanded Lyrics (Pen & Anvil, 2016). He studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and MFA program at Southampton College. Hunt has published in the New York Times, East Hampton Star, Clarion, Slice, and received a John Steinbeck Award for poetry. He is the director of Orchard Literary, founder of Hunt & Light, and a professional live auctioneer.

Carol Denson’s poems have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Gulf Coast, J Journal, and Literary Mama, among other journals. Her essay “Transfertle the Plum” on poetry and parenting was published in Rattle’s Single Parents issue. Her work has been supported by the the Jentel Foundation and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County. Her chapbook, Across the Antique Surface, was published in 2013.


Public Poetry 5th Anniversary Reading – Encore!

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Houston Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building, 500 McKinney, Houston 77002

Come out and enjoy an afternoon reading with some of the featured poets of Houston’s Public Poetry series. Details to follow.


Poetry for Wankers

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 — Spider House, 2906 & 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

Cindy Huyser will be one of the readers at this erotic poetry reading in collaboration with Chicon Street Poets. Guaranteed to be a hot night!


Featured Reading: Write About Now Poetry at AvantGarden

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:30 p.m. 411 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

Join me at this dynamic venue–and be ready for the open mic!


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Houston

Saturday, August 27, 2016 4:00 p.m. at Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from around the state for the Houston launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to San Antonio

Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00 p.m. The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411

Please join us for the San Antonio launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Carmen Tafolla, Mobi Warren, Christa Pandey, Linda Simone, Gloria Amescua, Cyra Dumitru, Christine Wenk-Harrison, and Anjela Ratliff, Patrica Spears Bigelow, Lucy Griffith, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, and Cindy Huyser.

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Featured Reading: Austin Poetry Society Reading at NeWorldDeli

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 p.m. 4101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Looking this evening of poetry. The open mic starts at 8:00 p.m., so be sure to bring some work to share! Hosted by Linda Marie Cossa.


Anthology Reading: Waco Wordfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:00 p.m. Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

I’ll join other writers whose work has been selected for the Waco Wordfest anthology in a reading from it. Free and open to the public, Wordfest is part of the larger Waco Cultural Arts Fest. This year’s featured poets include Festival Thom, Jan Benson, Michelle Hartman, Anne McCrady, and Susan Summers.


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Georgetown

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar at this Georgetown Poetry Festival reading. Free and open to the public.


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: San Antonio

Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 p.m. The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state at the San Antonio launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to Houston

Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:00 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005  713-523-0701

Please join us for the Houston launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Carolyn Dahl, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, John Milkereit, Adamarie Fuller, Lynn Reynolds, Anne McCrady, Sandi Stromberg, Dede Fox and Cindy Huyser.

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2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Dallas

Friday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. Half-Price Books, 5803 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75231

Please join me as I read with poets from across the state at the Dallas launch of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar. This reading, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dallas Poets Community.


Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems comes to Austin

Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join us for the Austin launch of this phenomenal anthology from Dos Gatos Press, edited by Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman, with foreword by Texas State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

The second in a series of anthologies of poetry of the Southwest by Albuquerque-based Dos Gatos Press, Bearing the Mask presents a diverse collection of personae from before European contact to the present, from the historical to the mythical, and from the famous to the obscure, woven together to form a vibrant, complex history.

Hosted by Cindy Huyser, readers include Christa Pandey, C. Samuel Rees, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, Leticia Urieta, Lucy Griffith, Katherine Oldmixon, Gloria Amescua, Cyra Dumitru, Anjela Ratliff, Lynn Reynolds,  Sandi Stromberg, Lyman Grant, Charlotte Renk, Gordon Magill, Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser.

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6th Annual Austin Writergrrls Book Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Please join host Debra Winegarten, myself, and a bevy of talented women writers reading from recently-published works and works-in-progress! A delicious way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Readers will include:

Kimberly Cockrill
Winter Prosapio
Allyson Whipple
Barbara Lazar
Agnes Savich
Seja Rachael
Devorah Winegarten
Cindy Huyser

 


2017 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Austin

Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state for this final reading of the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar.


National Poets Protest Against Trump

Sunday, January 15, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

On January 15th poets across the country will gather to voice their fears and concerns about a Trump Presidency. Join us at Malvern Books for the Austin event, organized by Justin Booth in association with the Chicon Street Poets. Nationwide, Poets Protest Against Trump is organized by Alan Kaufman, editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Michael Rothernberg, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets For Change.

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 Postcards for Reproductive Justice

Friday, March 3, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Road, Austin 78722

Come find out about the bills that are working their way through the national and Texas legislatures, and write post cards to express your views. Sponsored by the Austin Democratic Socialists’ Feminist Action Committee. And, yes–I’ll be reading!


Austin International Poetry Festival- LGBTQ Reading

Thursday, April 6 2016 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

I’ll be hosting this terrific reading by LGBTQ poets and allies. Guaranteed to get start off your AIPF right! Readers will include Elizabeth Kropf, Janice D. Rubin, John Milkereit, and Loreley.


 

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di-vêrsé-city Anthology Launch

Friday, April 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

I’ll be reading my poem from this year’s Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology as part of the launch event. Come out and enjoy!


Austin International Poetry Festival- City Read at Recycled Reads

Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road, Austin TX 78756

Please join me for this reading at this bookstore that benefits the Austin Public Library. Readers include local feature Brooke Axtell, Charles Darnell, Malcolm K., Susan J. Rogers, and myself. Hosted by Louise Richardson.


Austin International Poetry Festival- City Read at NewWorld Deli

Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

NewWorld Deli, 4101 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78751

Please join me at this reading, hosted by Gordon Magill. Readers include Kathleen Burke, Mark Jodon, Roger West, Susan J. Rogers, and yours truly.


Austin International Poetry Festival- The Woman Read

Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Come out for this lively reading and enjoy work from international and national features, as well as other accomplished festival participants:national feature Gia Scott-Heron, local feature Brooke Axtell,  Shubh Bala Schiesser, Elizabeth Kropf, Kate Rex, Anne McCrady, Susan J. Rogers and Roja Kamankar.


Expressions

Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Austin Bahai Center 2215 E.M Franklin

Join me as I feature along side other hosts of poetry in Austin. Bring a dish for pot luck/cans for poets pantry.


Dylan Krieger Book Launch

Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705

Please join me in this Austin launch of Dylan Krieger’s Giving Godhead. I’ll be reading, along with Vincent Cellucci and Debangana Banerjeem.


Expressions: Peace Poetry

Saturday, August 5, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Austin Bahai Center 2215 E.M Franklin

Please join me at this long-running venue, where the theme for the night will be peace poetry. Bring a dish and join us for a pot luck dinner!


 100,000 Poets for Change

Friday, September 30, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th, Street, Austin, TX 78705


2017 Waco WordFest Anthology Reading

Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Waco Convention Center, Lower Level

The poets who are published in the 2016 Waco WordFest anthology will be reading their work this evening, hosted by Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton. This event is free and open to the public. The full schedule of WordFest activities, part of the larger Waco Cultural Arts Fest can be found at https://www.wacoartsfest.org/2017-website-pages/wordfest/.


2018 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Georgetown

Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from the final Dos Gatos Press’ edition of the Texas Poetry Calendar at this Georgetown Poetry Festival reading. Free and open to the public.


2017 Houston Poetry Fest

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 p.m. at the University of Houston-Downtown

Please join me and the other juried poets for an evening of well-crafted work.


2017 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Banquet and Ceremony

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Fort Worth

I’ll be representing Dos Gatos Press at this event, where Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems is a finalist in the category “Cowboy and Western Poetry.”


2018 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading: Austin

Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 512-322-2097

Please join me as I read with a host of poets from across the state for the very last Dos Gatos Press’ Texas Poetry Calendar reading. You won’t want to miss it!


Echoes of the Cordillera Launch

Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas

Please join me, photographer Jim Bones, and many of the poets of Echoes of the Cordillera at this exhibit and book launch.


Book Signing and Happy Hour

Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Quarter Circle 7 Hotel Pavilion, Alpine, Texas

Please join us for this reception, book signing and reading featuring the poets of Echoes of the Cordillera.

Echoes of the Cordillera Reading

Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Branch on High Wine Bar – 704 High Street, Comfort, Texas 78013

What do you get when you match an award-winning photographer with a gang of talented poets?

Echoes of the Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes along the Great Divide

Featuring Comfort area poets: Judi Youngers, Jerry Winakur, Lee Robinson, Lucy Griffith along with Gloria Amescua, Marilyn Westfall, and Cindy Huyser.

Hear poets read their poems from the just released anthology of Jim Bones images of the Western Cordillera. Each poet picked one of Jim’s images that inspired them. The images and poems are being featured through March in an exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine.

A limited number of anthologies will be available for purchase.

http://www.museumofthebigbend.com/exhibits/echoes-of-the-cordillera/


Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

Friday, April 6, 2018 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Estep Auditorium, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma

Join me and a broad slate of readers for the 13th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. I’ll be reading Friday afternoon, but the program runs from Thursday morning through Saturday morning.


Austin Launch of Weaving the Terrain

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin 78705

Join the poets of Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems for the Austin launch of this anthology, third in the Dos Gatos Press “Poetry of the American Southwest” series. Editor David Meischen will be there, along with a number of poets from the anthology including myself.


Featured Reading in Houston’s Public Poetry Series

Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:00 p.m. Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Please join me as I read with Bucky Rea, Niko Smith, and Ebony Stewart for the first of my two readings in the 2018 Spring / Fall Public Poetry series. The series takes place in Houston’s public libraries and also features writers from local schools. Public Poetry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Houston

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:00 p.m. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Please join me in celebrating the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar with our Houston crew–it’ll be a fine afternoon.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Georgetown Poetry Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:00 p.m. Location: Georgetown Public Library

Come out to this terrific little festival and hear the poets of the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar read!


Public Poetry Power Anthology Reading

Saturday, November 17, 2018 ll:00 a.m., The Guest House, Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Please join me in celebrating Public Poetry’s Power anthology. I’m delighted to have a poem in this collection, and am looking forward to sharing the work.


Featured Reading in Houston’s Public Poetry Series

Saturday, December 2, 2018 2:00 p.m.

The second of my readings in this series also features Katherine Hoerth, Paige Quinones, and Bucky Rea. Come out to an afternoon of well-curated poetry. The series takes place in Houston’s public libraries and also features writers from local schools. Public Poetry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 – Austin

Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:00 p.m. Malvern Books, 613 West 29th Street, Austin 78705

This will be the final reading for the inaugural Kallisto Gaia Press Texas Poetry Calendar! We’ll be sure to have a full slate of readers. Come join us!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Book Launch

Friday January 25, 2019 7:00 p.m. Location: the  Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77006

I’m delighted to have a poem included in the newest anthology from Mutabilis Press. Come out and help us celebrate with a reading from the anthology.


Austin International Poetry Festival – The Woman Read

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

Please come out and join me as I host an outstanding reading–we are sure to have a full slate.


Austin International Poetry Festival – LGBTQ Read

Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751 512-472-2785

My second hosting slot of the festival, and one that’s sure not to disappoint. Looking forward to the voices of community and allies in this late afternoon reading.


Austin International Poetry Festival – Anthology Launch

Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium

I’m thrilled to have two poems in this year’s anthology. Come out and hear the work read by the poets themselves.


Austin International Poetry Festival – IH-35 Poets III

Saturday, April 5, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Parsons House, 1130 Camino la Costa, 78752

This will be the first of my two reading slots at AIPF. Looking forward to sharing–hope to see you there!


Austin International Poetry Festival – IH-35 Poets IV

Saturday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Join us in the Holiday Inn’s Learning Center. This will be the last of my two reading slots at AIPF; due to tight scheduling, it is likely I will be reading in the second half of the program.


Feature: Inprint First Friday

8:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 

Inprint House, 1520 West Main, Houston Texas

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 44th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Reading

Friday, September 17, 2019 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215

Jim Lavilla-Havelin will host readers from Mutabilis Press’ most recent release, Enchantment of the Ordinary. Please joint us! Readers will include Linda Simone, Jeanie Sanders, Sarah Webb, Lucy Griffith, Laura Quinn Guidry, Sally Ridgway, and myself.


Through Layered Limestone Launch

8:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019

Main Plaza, Boerne, Texas 

Our reading will take place as part of the Boerne Book & Arts Festival. Please come out and support the launch of this anthology, the proceeds of which benefit the Patrick Heath Public Library Archives.


Houston Poetry Fest Reading

7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019

University of Houston Downtown, Girard Street 

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 40th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Georgetown

3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019

Georgetown Public Library

Contributors to the 2020 Texas Poetry Calendar will be reading as part of the Georgetown Poetry Festival, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library. Please join me!


Texas Poetry Calendar Reading – Austin

Saturday, December 8, 2019 

Inprint House, 1520 West Main, Houston Texas

I’m honored to be the featured reader for the 40th Anniversary of the First Friday reading series. Please come out and join me!


Enchantment of the Ordinary Reading

4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston Texas

I’m delighted to be reading with other contributors to this lovely Mutabilis Press anthology. Please join us for an intimate afternoon of poetry in this terrific space.


Through Layered Limestone Reading

5:00 p.m., January 23, 2020

Twig Bookshop, San Antonio, Texas

Come out to this great independent bookstore for the San Antonio launch of this Hill Country anthology. I’ll be reading with several other contributors.


Through Layered Limestone Reading

7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020

Pioneer Bank building, 100 Creek Road Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (at Hwy 290)

The writers of “Through Layered Limestone” are featured in this long-running reading series. Come out and enjoy community and poetry.


Reading and Writing from Adrienne Rich

Associated Writing Programs Conference 2020

9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020

Room 304, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio

Please join the writers of the Cherrywood Poetry Workshop as we discuss our encounter with the collected works of Adrienne Rich. Moderator: Rebecca Raphael; panelists Cindy Huyser, Lisa L. Moore, Desiree Morales, Rob Stanton.

Note: this panel was withdrawn due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to present this panel sometime in the future. 


I Scream Social – Virtual Edition

Friday, May 29, 2020, 7-9 p.m.

Malvern’s Zoom — contact info forthcoming

I’m delighted to be reading in cyberspace with hosts Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha. Get your cone, and get on-line!


Poetry: Elements of Surprise–A presentation for the San Antonio Writer’s Guild

Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT

See event details on Facebook. 

As writers, our job is to engage readers and to bring them into worlds both familiar and strange. In this presentation, we’ll look at poetry’s multimodal richness–imagery and sound that add dimensions to the reader’s experience–as well as its ability to surprise by engaging topics that are far from sweet or simple. We’ll close with a taste of prose poetry, a hybrid form that illuminates ways in which poetry’s tools can enliven prose.

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Elizabeth Kropf Book Launch: what mothers withhold

Sunday, February 7, 4:00 p.m.

Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-what-mothers-withhold-by-elizabeth-kropf-tickets-138113514239

Please join me for the launch of Elizabeth Kropf’s debut poetry chapbook, what mothers withhold, just out from Finishing Line Press.

what mothers withhold reveals what mothers sometimes withhold from their children. The poems hold stories of infertility, pregnancy, and birth. They hold what mothers carry in body and mind: grief, protectiveness, and the fiercest love. A thread of longing begins with mothers in the Bible, imagining with Madeline L’Engle, and arrives at what mothers hold closest: hope.

Elizabeth Kropf earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and was honored to learn from writers Ken Kuhlken and Gary Swaim. Kropf’s poems have appeared in a number of publications, including The Texas Poetry Calendar, the DEFY! Anthology by Robocup Press, and several editions of di-verse-city, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival, and her poetry has won awards from the Austin Poetry Society and Poetry Society of Texas.

After moving to Austin with her husband in 2001, she was fortunate enough to join the welcoming poetry community where she was encouraged to continue writing, notably from the late Devorah Winegarten. She attends local poetry festivals, poetry readings at BookWoman, and has hosted a critique group for over ten years.

The poems in what mothers withhold were written over a span of over ten years, bookending the birth and babyhood of her delightful daughters. Kropf’s next book might be about fruit, pavement, or volcanoes. She is currently working on an ekphrastic poetry collaboration with artist Tamryn Spruill, who created the cover art for what mothers withhold.

BookWoman is delighted to host this reading and will have copies of Kropf’s books available.


6th Annual People’s Poetry Festival – Corpus Christi

Switchgrass Review Contributors’ Panel

Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This year, the People’s Poetry Festival is going fully virtual. The theme of this year’s Switchgrass Review Contributors’ Panel, which will take place via Zoom, is “Women and Queer in the New Year.” Schedule and access to virtual events can be found at the website for the festival: https://www.peoplespoetryfest.com/


BookWoman Presents Tricksters in Praise of April Fool’s

A reading by Dom Zucchone and Cindy Huyser

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

BookWoman presents D. E. Zuccone, author of Vanishes (3: A Taos Press, 2020) and Cindy Huyser, author of Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems (Blue Horse Press, 2014), for an evening of verbal prestidigitation in honor of the Lord of Misrule. What trickery awaits just below the surface of words? Allyson Whipple hosts.

D E Zuccone holds a B. A. in Theology and Education from Xavier University and received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He has worked in Alternative Education in Kentucky and Texas and as a private Educational Consultant. His poetry has been published in a variety of journals, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Water Stone, International Review of Poetry, Southern Indiana Review, Schuylkill Review, Hurricane Review, Big River, and Apalachee Review, among others, as well as in anthologies from Round Top, Taos Artists, Words& Art, Mutabulis Press, and Big Poetry Review. Mr. Zuccone curated the on-line poetry discussion Ex Libris and was on the Board of Directors for Houston’s Public Poetry. He has been a featured reader in Houston, Brooklyn, Taos, Los Angeles, and a frequent reader at Archway Gallery and Words & Art at Rice University and at the Menil Collection.

Cindy Huyser is a poet and editor, and the author of Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems (Blue Horse Press, 2014), co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Her first full-length collection, Cartography, is forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press. She holds a B. A. in English and an M. S. in Computer Science, and has had careers in power plant operation and software engineering. Her work has received multiple Pushcard Prize nominations, and has appeared in a variety of journals, including San Pedro River Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Comstock Review, The Heartland Review, The Muse, and others, as well as in anthologies from Mutabilis Press, Dos Gatos Press, Poetry at Round Top, and Daniel & Daniel. She co-edited Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016), and several editions of the Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press and Kallisto Gaia Press). She has twice been featured in Houston’s Public Poetry series, and hosts the long-running Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic at BookWoman in Austin, Texas.


A Year of Miracles: A Juried Reading

Thursday, May 6 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Email to dellisphelps@gmail.com with Miracles in the subject line to receive the link to this virtual event

Please join me for an evening of writing that uplifts, encourages and inspires, work that tells the story about the best that human beings can be, stories and poems that showcase the good and the true, stories and poems about the best things life has to offer us, writing especially focused on the miraculous, the wonderful, the beautiful, the compassionate things that happen every day, right under our noses, the world that often goes unnoticed amid chaos and unrest. Sponsored by the Patrick Heath Public Library of Boerne, Texas, and hosted by d. ellis phelps. 

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