The 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar Readings

BookPeople —
Austin, December 3, 2011

Twenty-three poets joined us for what has become our best-attended reading each year. Calendar co-editors Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman introduced readers. Afterwards, poets and friends adjourned to Z Tejas for good food and good cheer.

BookPeople readers

Robin Allen, Nathan Brown, & Claire Vogel Camargo

BookPeople readers

Stan Crawford, Marry Dallas, Ken Fontenot, & Jeannie Gambill

BookPPeople readers

Lyman Grant, Amy Greenspan, Barbara Gregg, & Ralph Hausser.


Carie Juettner, Diane D. McGurren, Neil Meili, & Katherine Durham Oldmixon

BookPeople readers

Christa Pandey, Brenda Nettles Riojas, Margie McCreless Roe, & Shubh Bala Schiesser

Kelsey Erin Shipman, Jo Virgil, Sarah Webb, & Jill Wiggins

Dos Gatos Press editors; BookPeople audience members

Calendar co-editors Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser, managing editor David Meischen — inset against our BookPeople audience.

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The Twig Book Shop —
San Antonio, November 5, 2011

Fourteen poets read for an appreciative audience hosted by Twig manager Claudia Maceo. Calendar co-editor Scott Wiggerman served as emcee. 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton was on hand to model the boots pictured on this year’s gorgeous calendar cover.

Twig Readers

Twig  host Claudia Maceo, calendar co-editor Scott Wiggerman, poets Diane Gonzales Bertrand &  Patricia Spears Bigelow

Twig readers

Toni Heringer Falls, Fernando Esteban Flores, Martha K. Grant, & Jean Jackson

Twig readers

Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Kate Mangold, Karla K. Morton, & Christa Pandey

Twig readers

Richard H. Peake, Carol Coffee Reposa, Gary S. Rosin, & Jeff Santosuosso

Karla K. Morton and members of the audience at the Twig

Karla K. Morton shows off her Texas boots for Scott Wiggerman; poets and audience members gather for the reading.

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Dallas Poets Community at Half Price Books —
Dallas, November 4, 2011

Thirteen poets read for a large, appreciative audience at Half Price Books on Northwest Highway. Calendar co-editor Cindy Huyser hosted the reading.

Readers for the Dallas Poets Community.

Top row: Poets and audience members, host Cindy Huyser, & poet Nathan Brown.
Second row: Lyman Grant, Carol Hamilton, J. Todd Hawkins, and J. Paul Holcomb.
Third row: : Ann Howells, Catherine L’Herisson, Anne McCrady, & Diane D. McGurren.
Bottom row:  Jeff Santosuosso, Carol Lavelle Snow, Sandra Soli, & Sarah Webb.

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Georgetown Poetry Festival —
Georgetown, October 1, 2011

Nineteen readers joined us at the second annual Georgetown Poetry Festival. Calendar editors Cindy Huyser and Scott Wiggerman co-hosted the reading.

Texas Poetry Calendar readers at the Georgetown Poetry Festival.

Top row: Cindy Huyser, Tammy L. Beevers, Nathan Brown, & Claire Vogel Camargo.
Second row: Cyra S. Dumitru, Lyman Grant, Martha K. Grant, & Barbara Gregg.
Third row: Cindy Johnson Harper, Ralph Hausser, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, & Anne McCrady.
Fourth row: Christa Pandey, Carol Coffee Reposa, Margie McCreless Roe, & Shubh Bala Schiesser.
Bottom row: Kelsey Erin Shipman, Mary Bryan Stafford, Christine Wenk-Harrison, & Allyson M. Whipple.

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Blue Willow Bookshop —
Houston, September 10, 2011

Thirteen poets joined us at the longest-running venue for the Texas Poetry Calendar. Calendar editor Scott Wiggerman started the event by reading a poem from Presence, his new collection from Pecan Grove Press. The afternoon’s readers included Erica Lehrer, first place winner in the 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar Awards.

Poetry Calendar readers at the Blue Willow Bookshop.

Top row: Scott Wiggerman, Ann Reisfeld Boutté, & Mary Margaret Carlisle.
Second row: Stan Crawford, Margo Davis, Winston Derden, & Jeannie Gambill.
Third row: Lyman Grant, Erica Lehrer, Laura Peña, & Gary S. Rosin.
Bottom row: Sandi Stromberg, Rebecca Hatcher Travis & Allyson M. Whipple; poets and audience members.

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