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    This FREE event will include poetry, community information, mocktails, and information on our Austin’s new Poet Laureate program. Join us!

    This event features dynamic poetry performances from:
    -Ebony Stewart
    -Carrie Fountain
    -Tova Charles
    -Jennifer Chang
    -Cecily Parks
    -Jennine “Doc” Krueger
    -Joe B
    -Joaquin Zihutanejo

    Buy signed copies of their books on-site with our official book vendor, Black Pearl Books!

    With special guest appearances from:
    -Amanda Johnston, Texas Poet Laureate
    -Aris Kian, Houston Poet Laureate
    -Mag Gabbert, Dallas Poet Laureate
    -Eddie Vega, San Antonio Poet Laureate
    -Tunes all night by DJ Filipino the Fist!

    We’ll also have tables, where you can gain information from our community partners:
    -Texas Book Festival
    -Writer’s League of Texas
    -Torch Literary Arts
    -Austin Bat Cave
    -Lone Star Zine Fest
    -Host Publications

    Whether you're here to learn how to apply to the Poet Laureate Program, get acquainted with the Austin poetry community, or just soak in incredible talent, we guarantee an evening full of powerful words and electrifying performances ✨🤗see you soon!

    ACCESS STATEMENT: this event will be held at Austin Central Library's Special Events Center, which does have an accessible entrance. This event will have ASL interpreters on-stage, and gender neutral restrooms. This event is free and open to the public. This event is all-ages, but may include adult content.

    This event is sponsored by the Austin Economic Development Department and the Austin Public Library.

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