The San Antonio Public Library is celebrating April’s National Poetry month with a variety of events including: Poetry Open Mic Night at Westfall Branch Library today, April 17th at 4 p.m. A book reading and discussion with San Antonio’s newly inaugurated Poet Laureate, Laure Ann Guerrero, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm. Ms. Guerrero will read from her book “A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying” and discuss the art and craft of poetry.
Laurie Ann Guerrero was Named as San Antonio’s second poet laureate on April 1. She is a San Antonio native and McCollum High School graduate, Guerrero first published a chapbook of poems in 2007. She is a CantoMundo fellow, member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, and, for the last several years, a university teacher, affiliated with several local colleges.
The Library is also promoting a social media campaign called “PoeTweet” that encourages followers to share poems on Twitter in 140 characters or less.
In addition to National Poetry Month events, the Library also kicks off today a four-month art appreciation and history lecture series covering several eras of art history.
The ArtSmart series will be held every third Thursday at the Central Library’s Marie Swartz Art Resource Center
Future months will feature events on Mesopotamian Art, Egyptian Art, and, Greek Art
For more information about these and other events, I encourage everyone to visit the Library’s website at mysapl.org.