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In honor of National Poetry Month in 2024, SAPL hosted the following events:


Wyrdd Writers:  Living in Interesting Times

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024, 11:00 – 1:00 PM at Central Library's LCRC

The writers presented an afternoon reading about the wonders and wondering why's of life during these interesting times.  Special musical guest:  Rita Lopez Ortiz of the Velvet Hues, also known as "La Golondrina".  

San Antonio Poets Association

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Tobin Library

The San Antonio Poets Association, which meets monthly, discussed all stages of development in the craft of poetry writing. 

Blackout Poetry at McCreless

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at McCreless Library

Visitors got to create poetic pieces from existing works.  

Poetry Circle

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2024, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Westfall Library

Attendees brought their poems to read to the group.

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with Music

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024, 1:00 - 2:30 PM at Central Library's Auditorium

The San Antonio Recorder Society played Canzona Septimi Toni (written for St. Mark's Basilica) by Giovanni Gabrieli and other works from the time of Shakespeare.  

Poetry Open Mic

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024, 10:30 - 12:30 PM at Central Library's LCRC

Attendees brought their poems to read to the group.

The National Poetry Month Episode of SAPL's Tuned In Podcast 2024

Episode 24-01: Edward and Raquel (San Antonio Public Library) sit down with Dr. Reggie Scott Young and special guests: Natalia Treviño and Octavio Quintanilla to talk about the origins and impact of National Poetry Month; as well as how poetry became a part of their lives; and how they came to teach, write, and present poetry.

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