City Reads Sign Up  

There are eight (8) slots per City Read.

1. Look here to review the schedule and see what reading slots are still available. 
2. Then, go to the bottom of this page (way, way down) and 'click here' to list your top four preferences for readings.
3. Click on Submit after listing your preferences.
4. The next update of this list will show your name under the assigned reading. We will do our best to get you in the City Reads of your choice.

No assignments will be made until registration payment has been verified.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Memories to Treasure
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Roger West
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm The Nature of Things
Venue: Kick Butt
Host: Del Cain
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm "Now" is Better than "When"
Venue: New World Deli
Host: Nancy Fierstien
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm If Only Words Could Breathe
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Sandi Horton
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Universal Truths
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Neil Meili
1. Robin Davidson
2. Edwin Staples
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm All Star Poetry
Venue: TBA
Host: Barbara Youngblood-Carr
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Voice of Empathy
Venue: Half Price Books
Host: Hal Clark
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Passage of Time - Theme
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Dr. Charles A. Stone
1. Venkata Maoluri
2. Lisa Hubley-King
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Overlooked Gems
Venue: Half Price Books
Host: TBA
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Freedom
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Paul Richmond
1. Steve Sanders
2. Lynn Wheeler-Brandstetter
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Open Mic - Strange New Worlds - Reading Slots Open to Public (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: TBA
 

Friday, April 6, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Preserve Your Heritage
Venue: TBA
Host: Ken Jones
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Friday, April 6, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Man Read
Venue: Kick Butt Coffee
Host: TBA
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Friday, April 6, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm From Then to Now
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Ralph Hausser
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Friday, April 6, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Bare Your Soul/Sole
Venue: Kick Butt Coffee
Host: Chris Billings
1. Rick Lupert
2. Kaye Abikhaled
3. Rie Sheridan Rose
4. Lisa Hubley-King
5. Harold Rodinsky
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Friday, April 6, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Imagination Gone Wild
Venue: Malvern Books
Host: Paul Richmond
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Friday, April 6, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Beyond Sight & Sounds
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Robin Barrett
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Friday, April 6, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm The Beauty of Life
Venue: Kick Butt Coffee
Host: Rod Carlos Rodriguez
(Stryker)
1. Paul Richmond
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Friday, April 6, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Timeless Treasures - Theme
Venue: Malvern Books
Host: Sandi Horton
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Friday, April 6, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm A Walk Down Memory Lane
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Louise Richardson
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Friday, April 6, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Beauty in Languages (Poems performed in English and Foreign Languages)
Venue: Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium
Host: Barbara Youngblood Carr
1. Kaye Abikhaled -  English and German
2. Roja Chamankar - English and Persian (Farsi) 
3. Roger West - English and French 
4. Vasalina Orlova - English and Ukrainian
5. Shubh Bala Schiesser - English and Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
6. Barbara Youngblood Carr - English and Cherokee
7. Sophía Yánez - English and Spanish
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Friday, April 6, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Open Mic -Dimensions Unknown - Reading Slots Open to Public (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Hal Clark

Friday, April 6, 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm di-vêrsé-city Launch - Reading Slots Limited to Anthology Contributors
Venue: Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium
Host: Lynn Wheeler-Brandstetter/Dr. Charles A. Stone

Saturday, April 7, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Thoughts to Verse
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Chris Billings
1. Venkata Maoluri 
2. Carolyn Chatham
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm LGBTQ
Venue: Book Woman
Host: Cindy Huyser
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Board Members Reading
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Lynn Wheeler-Brandstetter
1.  Roger West
2.  Dr. Charles A. Stone
3.  Barbara Youngblood Carr
4.  Neil Meili
5.  Ken Jones
6.  Hal Clark
7.  Del Cain
8. Joyce Collins
9. Brian Docherty


Saturday, April 7, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm The Doors of Perception
Venue: Recycled Reads
Host: Lois Heger
1. Harold Rodinsky
2. Carolyn Chatham
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Woman Read
Venue: Book Woman
Host: Cindy Huyser
1. Joyce Collins
2. Shubh Bala Schiesser
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Open Mic - Haiku Death Match (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Kick Butt Coffee
Host: Mike Guinn

Saturday, April 7, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm The Big Read
Venue: Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium
Host: Dr. Charles A. Stone
1. Roja Chamankar - Local Featured Poet
2. Jena Kirkpatrick -  Local Featured Poet
3. Steve Sanders - State Featured Poet
4. Robin Davidson - State Featured Poet
5. Timothy Mason - National Featured Poet
6. Regie Gibson - National Featured Poet
7. Rick Lupert - National Featured Poet
8. David C Johnson - International Featured Poet
9. Kirpal Singh - International Featured Poet
10. Paul Richmond - Special Guest Poet

Saturday, April 7, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Music and Poetry
Venue: Westminster Manor
Host: Barbara Youngblood Carr
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Exploring Your Roots - Theme
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown  
Host: Neil Meili
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm The Legacy We Leave Behind
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Rod Carlos Rodriguez (Stryker)
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Uncensored Open Mic - Adult Slam (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Apanas Coffee and Beer
Host: Mike Guinn

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm A Blast From The Past
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Ken Jones
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm Open Mic - Time & Space - Reading Slots Open to Public (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 
Host: Roger West

Saturday, April 7, 2018

11:00 pm - 12:00 am Poetry & Tea With Spirit Thom- Open Mic (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Full English Café
Host: Spirit Thom

Sunday, April 8, 2018

12:00 am - 6:00 am Midnight-Dawn - Uncensored Open Mic (No Sign Up - Bring a Poem/Instant Anthology)
Venue: Full English Café
Co-hosts: Spirit Thom & Chip Ross

Sunday, April 8, 2018

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Historic Developments - Theme
Venue: New World Deli
Host: Linda Marie
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lion & Pirate Open Mic (Sign Up on Site)
Venue: Malvern Books
Co-hosts: Laura Perna and Eric Clow

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Music/Poetry
Venue: Threadgill's North
Host: Barbara Youngblood Carr
1. Neil Meili
2. Paul Richmond
3. Ken Jones
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click here to request your reading. 

(You must be a registered festival attendee for the 2018 festival in order to sign up to read. If you have not yet registered, please go to the "Festival" tab located on the menu bar above and click on the "Adult Registration" tab.)