2016 Map of Venues  Map

Each Venue is identified with a two letter code that is identified on the Directions page.

Directions and Parking for AIPF 2016 Venues (revised 4/7/2016)

NT Nature’s Treasures/Crystal Auditorium is the Headquarters.  It will be open Thursday through Saturday (but NOT Sunday).

Nature’s Treasures/Crystal Auditorium adjoins Nature’s Treasures store at 4103 Interstate 35 Frontage Road Austin TX 78722.  It is on the northbound access road of I-35 just north of E 38 1/2 St.  It is at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and I-35 Frontage Rd.  Google map search: Nature’s Treasures 78722

From south Austin going north.  Stay in the lane second from the left on I-35 (the LOWER DECK) [referred to as “exit 235B on the left”].  Take exit 237A (sign for Airport Blvd. and Cameron Rd.).  Nature’s Treasures is just past Fiesta Mart and U-Haul.

From north Austin going south.  Stay in the lane second from the left on I-35 (the LOWER DECK) [referred to as “exit on the left toward 32nd St. and Dean Keeton”].  Take the first exit – a slight left onto the South I-35 Frontage Rd. (sign for 38 1/2 St.). Make a U-turn over the bridge at 38 1/2 St. and take the North I-35 Frontage Rd.  Nature’s Treasures is just past Fiesta Mart and U-Haul.

BC  Austin Bahá’í Center  search: Baha’i Faith-Austin  2215 East M. Franklin Ave. 78723. Between Airport Blvd. and E. 51st St., just east of Manor Road (turn at the street sign for Manor Road and Pershing Drive).  See www.austinbahai.org/?view=contact for map showing Pershing Drive and East M. Franklin Ave. in closer detail.

BN  Barnes & Noble, the Arboretum 10000 Research Blvd #158 78759.  In the Arboretum just west of 183 (Research Blvd.) and north of 360 (Capital of Texas Hwy.). Going north on 183, take the Capital of Texas/Great Hills Trail exit.  Continue on the Frontage road through the Capital of Texas Hwy intersection.  In the far left lane, take a U-turn under the bridge just before Great Hills Trail. On the Frontage road going south, take the first road to the right into the Arboretum shopping mall.

BL Blanton Museum Smith Building Edgar A. Smith Building 200 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 78701.  All events take place in the Smith Building, which is next to Blanton Museum.  Located north of the Capitol, on the south side of the University of Texas.  From I-35 take exit 235A toward the University of Texas.  Turn onto Martin Luther King Blvd. going west.  Parking is in the Brazos Garage at MLK Blvd and Brazos St. The Smith Building is on the other side of the Blanton Museum.  There is a fee of $4 for the full day, no re-entry.

(Note that no selling is allowed in or around any building on the UT campus.)

BW  BookWoman 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. 78751.  1 1/2 blocks south of 2222.

CL Casa De Luz 1701 Toomey Road  78704.  Between Zachary Scott Theatre and Zilker Park. From Barton Springs Road turn onto Sterzing St.  Alternatively, from Lamar Blvd. turn onto Toomey Road. 

(Note that Casa De Luz is vegan.  Please be respectful of all areas of Casa De Luz by not bringing in anything with animal products including meat and dairy.)

CM  Central Market  4001 N. Lamar Blvd. 78751.  Lamar between W 38th St. and W 45th St.  From I35, turn west (right) onto 38 1/2 St. Continue on 38 1/2 St. as it curves into W 38th St. Turn north (right) onto Lamar.  Central Market will be in the strip mall called “The Triangle”.  The reading will be under the gazebo between the buildings under the trees on the south side of Central Market. If there is inclement weather, the reading will be in the covered seating area also on the south end of Central Market.

DA  Dougherty Art Center 1110 Barton Springs Road 78704.  Between Zachary Scott Theatre and Zilker Park. Barton Springs Road and Dawson Road.

HT Huston-Tillotson University  1007 Chicon St. 78702.  Chalmers Ave. and E. 8th St.

From north Austin: I-35 South exit 234B toward 8th St-3rd St/Huston Tillotson University.  Merge onto the I-35 Frontage Rd.  Turn left onto E 7th St.  Turn left onto Chalmers Ave.

From south Austin: I-35 North exit 234C toward 6th -12th Sts.  Merge onto the I-35 Frontage Rd.  Turn right onto E 7th St.  Turn right onto Chalmers Ave.

The PARKING LOT is the gravel lot at the corner of Chalmers Ave. and E. 8th St.  The campus is the other side of Chalmers.

D-L Auditorium (Dickey-Lawless Science Bldg.)  From the parking lot, walk into the campus.  The auditorium will be to the far right, near the corner of East 7th St and Chicon St.

A campus map is at http://htu.edu/about. Parking is on the left (west) and the D-L Auditorium is at the bottom right (south-east) corner.

KB  Kick Butt Coffee 5775 Airport Blvd. 78752.  Just north of Koenig Lane (Hwy 69) on Airport Blvd.

LM  La Madeline at the Arboretum 9828 Great Hills Trail  78759.  Great Hills and 183 (Research Blvd.). North side of parking lot by Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

MA  Malvern Books  613 W 29th St. 78705. 29th and Guadalupe. On 29th St. 1/2 block west of Guadalupe St. 

NW  New World Deli 4101 Guadalupe St. 78751.  41st and Guadalupe.

RB   Resistencia Books 4926 E Caser Chavez St.  78702.  Caser Chavez and Spencer Lane.  Between Springdale Road and 183.

SB   Strange Brew  5326 Manchaca Rd. 78745.  Near Manchaca and Inverness Blvd. between Hwy. 71 and Stassney.

TH   Threadgill’s Restaurant - North  6416 N Lamar Blvd. 78752.  Lamar Blvd. between Lamar Pl. and Brentwood St.

WM  Westminster Manor 4200 Jackson Ave. 78731. The Westminster reading is at the Preston building.  Parking is at the Windsor building 4200 Jackson Ave.  A shuttle will take you to the Preston building 4100 Jackson Ave.  Immediately in front of the entrance is the elevator.  Take it one flight down.  The chapel will be immediately in front of you.  (The only parking is next to the Windsor building at the intersection of Jackson Ave. and Bull Creek Rd.)


Directions and Parking for AIPF 2016 Hotel

OR   Orangewood Inn & Suites  9121 N Interstate 35, 78753. East of I-35. South of Rundberg Lane. Search: Orangewood Inn & Suites .

From north of Austin: Interstate 35 South exit 240A-239 (sign says toward US-183).  Stay in the left lane of the I-35 Frontage Road.  Just before Highway 183, get in far left U-turn lane and take it to the northbound I-35 Frontage Road.  Continue 1.3 miles.  It is after Park Plz. and before Rundberg Lane.

From south and central Austin: Interstate 35 North exit 241 toward Rundberg Ln.  Continue 1.3 miles.  It is after Park Plz. and before Rundberg Lane.

Note: Orangewood Suites is a different hotel.


Other Poetry Events taking place in Austin just before or during the festival with our affiliates:

Chicon Street Poets, Neo-Soul Poetry Lounge/Neo-Soul Poetry Slam, Austin Poetry Slam

Mr. Catfish & More 1144 Airport Blvd. 78702.  Airport Blvd. and Oak Springs Dr.

Spider House Café 2908 Fruth St. 78705.  Guadalupe and 29th St.