Tuesday, February 21, 2006

February 20-25th - week of spoken word, poetics education, and performance

Another week in the life of Tammy the producer/poet/performer: just wrapped up a great event at the RMT (Rose Marine Theater)--"Carnival de Palabras" with capoeira, spoken word, body painting, and visual art. It was a great night and lots of fun, even though the weather and road conditions threatened to keep people from coming out. But we had an audience, lots of folks even drove from Dallas, not to mention our featured performers who drove in Saturday morning from Austin!

Tomorrow, I'm off to Dallas to teach three workshops as part of the Highland Park High School Literary Festival. They're bringing in some pretty established writers, and I'm impressed with how they've organized this festival. For the next two days--that's tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd, EVERY student in the school will have an opportunity to choose from over 20 different workshops. Should be fun. More info on the Festival here.

Oh, then there's my featured reading at the University Drive (in FW) Barnes & Noble bookstore. I think it starts around 7pm--Saturday, February 25th. Will (hopefully) be touting my new publication, NORTH TEXAS NERUDA LOVE, an anthology of tribute writings in honor of Pablo Neruda. The book should have been out last month, but Mercury was retrograde, and the printer's schedule must be haywired. Last I've heard the book is "at the bindery..."