Enjoy Latino Poetry at Thirsty Thursday on Aug. 21
Gloria Amescua, an Austinite and inaugural member of a national Latino poetry community called CantoMundo, will be the featured guest at Thirsty Thursday on Aug. 21.
Doors open at 7 p.m. in the ranch house at DS Ranch Park, 1042 DS Ranch Park Road in Dripping Springs. Thirsty Thursday is a monthly venue co-sponsored by The City of Dripping Springs and New Life Lutheran Church. It gives local poets, musicians, songwriters and storytellers a place to share their work on each third Thursday of the month (except December).
Austin poet Christa Pandey will serve as host for the venue this month, as regular host Nancy Fierstien recovers from surgery. The suggested theme for Open Mike participants is “Late Summer,” and participants are asked to bring copies of their work to pass along as “get well wishes” for the sidelined venue host.
“I hate to miss Thirsty Thursdays, myself,” Fierstien said. “But I encourage everyone who can come to do so. Gloria's poetry can be found in a chapbook called Windchimes, and has been published in several journals. Last year she took top honors in judging done by the Austin Poetry Society and the Austin International Poetry Festival. She'll have plenty to share that night.”
Amescua received a Masters degree from the University of Texas in Austin. She serves as a workshop presenter for youth and adults, and in 2011 was a resident poet at Hedgebrook's Writers in Residence program in Washington.
Admission to Thirsty Thursday is free to all ages, and refreshments are provided. Donations to local food pantries are always encouraged. For more information, call 512-858-2024.
Thirsty Thursday schedule for 2014