2018 AIPF Schedule

Go to the City Reads Sign Up tab located under the Festival tab for specifics of theme, time and venue and to sign up for City Reads during the Festival. Go to the Workshops and Sign Up tab located under the Festival tab to view a list of Workshops and to sign up for a Workshop during the Festival. You may sign up if you have registered to attend the Festival.  (One City Read per day is meant for poems related to the theme of this year’s AIPF – History/Heritage, and many of the favorites will be back.). 

Thursday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Opening Celebration - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Book Sales/Author Read/Book Signing - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown - (Sign Up on Site)
2:30 pm – 10:00 pm: City Reads/Open Mics (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music on the Patio - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshops - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown (see Workshop Sign Up tab)
10:30 am – 6:00 pm: City Reads/Open Mics (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Music on the Patio - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
7:00 pm – 10-00 pm: Di-Verse-City Launch - Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium

Saturday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Registration - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Workshops - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown – (see Workshop Sign Up tab)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Membership Meeting - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown (Members Only Lunch - RVSP)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: City Reads (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Board Members Only Reading - Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: City Reads/Open Mics (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Big Read (Featured Poets) Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The Trio of Poets (Special Performance) Huston-Tillotson University, A-L Auditorium
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Uncensored Open Mic - Adult Slam (Sign Up on Site)
7:00 pm – 12:00 am  City Reads/Open Mics (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)
12:00 am – 6:00 am: Midnight to Dawn Open Mic - Full English Café

Sunday
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Theme Brunch (Tickets Only – RVSP)
11:30 am – 3:00 pm: City Reads (various locations – see City Reads Sign Up tab)

Youth Program

McCallum High School:

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: McCallum High School (Closed event for McCallum High School students)
Workshop and performances: Jena Kirkpatrick, Regie Gibson and David Johnson

Youth Slam - TBA

Youth Anthology Launch:

Date: Sunday, April 8th, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Location: St Francis School              
Address: 300 E. Huntland Drive, Austin, TX 78752
Co-Hosts: Jena Kirkpatrick and Jim Parker

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available!

Go to the City Reads Sign Up tab located under the Festival tab for specifics of theme, time, venue and host. You may sign up if you have registered to attend the Festival. Go to the Workshops and Sign Up tab located under the Festival tab to view a list of Workshops. You may sign up if you have registered to attend the Festival.