Thursday, April 26, 2012

Valley International Poetry Festival

One of the first events we hosted at Paragraphs was a poetry reading offered as part of the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival.  And we have been honored to continue to provide one of the many venues across the valley participating in this festival which is held the last weekend in April bringing a close to National Poetry Month by recognizing the value of poetry in our lives.

This year’s Festival includes more than 40 poets representing Texas, Washington, New York, California, Michigan and other parts of the US, El Salvador, Mexico and even poets from as far as Bangladesh, Denmark and England are represented in the festival’s anthology and at the festival. They will spend the weekend traveling the lower Rio Grande Valley visiting schools, putting on workshops and reading for the public.

Help us give a warm welcome to these talented poets and writers and show them our appreciation for including South Padre Island in their busy schedule of events throughout the weekend.

Appearing at Paragraphs on Saturday, April 28th


Readers: Lady Mariposa, lauren espinoza, La Erika/Poeta Power, Lina Suárez, Rudy García, Virginia Torres, Hector Gomez, Meliton Hinojosa, Erika Said Izaguirre

*2:45 – 3:45

Readers: Amalia Ortiz, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, Edward Vidaurre, Daniel García Ordaz, Chip Dameron, Diana Domínguez, Brenda Nettles Riojas

This event is free and open to the public. The festival is a grassroots community project made possible by poets, our families, friends, educators and the media. The sponsors are the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the McAllen Creative Incubator, and El Zarape Press to name a few.

For a full list of events visit