The 23rd annual Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 9 to April 12. The festival offered readings, workshops, open mikes, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Carolyn Adams, Outspoken Bean, Zachary Caballero, Christopher Carmona, Tova Charles, Hadi Farasat, Margo Farrington, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Laskin, Bob Mud, A. R. Rogers, Candy Royalle, Suzi Q. Smith, Dejavu Tafari, Allyson Whipple, and Anna Yin. The registration deadline was April 1; the cost of the event was $55 ($35 for students). Lodging was available at nearby hotels for discounted rates. Visit the website for more information.
Austin International Poetry Festival, 1503A East 13th Street, Austin, TX 78702.