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San Antonio Local Publishes ‘Schizophrenic Messiah’

October 5, 2012
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San Antonio Local Publishes ‘Schizophrenic Messiah’

An apocalyptic tale set in modern day New York City, “Schizophrenic Messiah” is the debut novel from San Antonio native Marcos Lerma. The text ambitiously grapples with the consequences of divisive politics, post-9/11 cynicism, and the Bible. At the heart of the story is Jacob, who moves to Queens with his aunt after his...
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Natasha Tretheway named U.S. Poet Laureate

June 11, 2012
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Natasha Tretheway named U.S. Poet Laureate

On Thursday the U.S. Library of Congress announced one of the freshest voices in contemporary poetry, Natasha Trethewey, as the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate. Tretheway hails from Mississippi (of which she is concurrently state poet laureate) and at 46 years old is one of the youngest to hold the position. Trethewey is currently a...
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Elva Treviño’s ‘Barefoot Heart’ and Guadalupe’s experience of ‘HER’

February 17, 2012
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Elva Treviño’s ‘Barefoot Heart’ and Guadalupe’s experience of ‘HER’

Throughout the month of February, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents HER, a four part artist series combining dance, music, photography, and words. From now until the Saturday viewers are invited to share a tale, a fable, or a memory to celebrate the women around them for a series titled “HER: Words.” Write on...
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UTSA poet/prof Bonnie Lyons reads from ‘Bedrock’

February 7, 2012
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UTSA poet/prof Bonnie Lyons reads from ‘Bedrock’

Lit-URL is excited to present to you an audio outlet by local writers. The first to kick off our reading series is Bonnie Lyons. Bonnie Lyons is a poet and a professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught as a Fulbright Professor at the Aristotelian University in...
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New year, fresh ink: SA poet laureate nominations, writing classes, goodbyes

January 13, 2012
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New year, fresh ink: SA poet laureate nominations, writing classes, goodbyes

The new year is upon us and LIT-url would like to enter the Year of the Dragon with a fresh start. And what better way to kick off 2012 than finding San Antonio’s first poet laureate? Nominations are still up for grabs (till January 18) for the position. In addition to promoting the ars...
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John Howard Griffin’s ‘Black Like Me’ turns 50 — and you can join the discussion

November 9, 2011
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John Howard Griffin’s ‘Black Like Me’ turns 50 — and you can join the discussion

Have questions about John Howard Griffin’s devilishly daring journalistic approach? Now is the time to ask. Join Gemini Ink and Trinity University for a panel discussion honoring the 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of Griffin’s Black Like Me. Born in Mansfield, Griffin was known for writing about racial inequality. With funding from Sepia...
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Any Color But Beige: Living Life in Color

November 4, 2011
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Any Color But Beige

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Montreal-based international color marketing expert, Catherine Larose. She recently visited The Twig Bookshop in San Antonio’s historic Pearl Brewery for a meet-and-greet and book signing. Any Color But Beige: Living Life in Color is an honest femoir documenting Larose’s ethnically diverse background, her globe-trotting career, lifestyle, and...
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Reading getaways: ‘Book’ your Book Getaway now

July 22, 2011
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Reading getaways: ‘Book’ your Book Getaway now

While no place on earth can rival the landscapes our imaginations are able to conjure, don't physical traveling and book traveling sound like two great tastes that go great together?
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An Interview with Wendy Barker

July 5, 2011
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An Interview with Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker, UTSA’s Poet in Residence and writing teacher, spent nearly a decade trying to publish Nothing Between Us, her novel in prose poems that dives deep into race relations, infidelities, drugs, food, and other sensory experiences of the 1960’s. The publishers all gave her the same line: it’s neither a novel nor really...
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‘Meowmorphosis’: Existentialism, transformation and kittens

June 1, 2011
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‘Meowmorphosis’: Existentialism, transformation and kittens

Consider this: imagine that Gregor Samsa, instead of being transformed into an insect, is transformed into a...kitten. That changes the flavor of the story altogether. For one, a kitten is way more complex than an insect. Also, a kitten is a helluva lot cuter.
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