Alright, y'all, I had a blast at the Austin International Poetry Fest! It was super action-packed.
Friday, I taught my Craft and Confession workshop at the Austin Community College Rio Grande campus. It was well-attended, the discussion was lively, and several poets took the time to let me know how much they enjoyed it. Later that day, I attended an excellent workshop lead by the incomparable Suzi Q. Smith about identity and what we inherit in this world. That evening, I was featured in the LGBT reading at the amazing feminist bookshop, BookWoman. I had a great time and I was honored to read with so many amazing LGBT artists and allies. Check out this photo from that reading:
Saturday, I started the day at a workshop about the line break. I followed that up by attending another fantastic reading, the Woman Read, also at BookWoman. I finished off the day featuring at Brave New Books, where I read some pieces from Still, my forthcoming chapbook from Finishing Line Press.
Sunday morning, I attended a delicious brunch at NeWorld Deli, then headed back home, absolutely exhausted but very happy.
Thanks to AIPF folks for including me and working so hard to organize this massive and awesome event.
I got to meet so many lovely and talented people. I should see some of the same folks at Poetry at Round Top next weekend. I can't wait!