Literary

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Still in the midst of National Poetry Month, San Antonio has been gifted an array of local offerings (organized in an online calendar at getcreativesanantonio.com), including the recurring program “Voices and Vibes.” Presented by the interfaith organization Celebration Circle, the monthlong series continues Sunday, April 23, with a presentation by influential Jewish lesbian author Lesléa Newman. A

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

The Linda Pace Foundation is hosting a book release party for Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village on Thursday, April 13 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. The book is the counterpart to the exhibition of the same name held at SPACE Gallery in 2015. It features essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez and poetic commentary

Poet Candice Daquin Melds the Personal and the Universal in ‘Pinch the Lock’

Poet Candice Daquin Melds the Personal and the Universal in ‘Pinch the Lock’

Born and raised in France — before school in England and some time in Canada — San Antonio transplant and poet Candice Louisa Daquin grew up understanding America from an outsider’s perspective. In France, one can say that she experienced a slightly more progressive (though increasingly less so) version of the same mirage of Western

Amy Stone Sheds Light on the Bizarre History of Cornyation

Amy Stone Sheds Light on the Bizarre History of Cornyation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. For many San Antonians, Fiesta is simply something that “happens” each year — a sprawling, expensive, messy celebration that lures tourists into downtown, dumps confetti all over the place and inspires folks to get dolled up in candy-colored garb to gawk at bedazzled “royalty” passing by on parade

Last Call for ‘Seven Card Stud’ at Overtime Theatre

Last Call for ‘Seven Card Stud’ at Overtime Theatre

Greg Barrio’s play Seven Card Stud will be the Overtime Theatre’s final production staged at its current location on Camden Street near the Pearl. The theatre company has announced plans to relocate to the city’s Northwest side. Seven Card Stud takes place 20 years after Barrios’ previous play, Rancho Pancho, which chronicled playwright Tennesee Williams’ short-lived

Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

Classic Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

William Shakespeare’s influence is unparalleled. With the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, The Classic Theatre now presents one of the playwright’s greatest work: The Tempest. Part fairytale and part romance, The Tempest is set on a remote island and tells the story of Prospero, a sorcerer and exiled Duke of Milan, who must restore his

El Mundo Zurdo Conference Celebrates Queer Tejana Icon Gloria E. Anzaldúa

El Mundo Zurdo Conference Celebrates Queer Tejana Icon Gloria E. Anzaldúa

“Write in the kitchen, lock yourself up in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job during meals, between sleeping and waking,” Tejana author, theorist and philosopher Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004) once wrote. Born in the South Texas city of Raymondville, Anzaldúa wrote for queer brown women — but also

New Braunfels Author Publishes Debut Novel

New Braunfels Author Publishes Debut Novel

On Sunday October 23, New Braunfels author W.D. Frank launched his debut novel, Lucifer’s Ladder, at the Faust Hotel during a book-signing party organized by his fellow members of LGBT New Braunfels. The choice of the Faust Hotel, which reportedly has the most haunted room in New Braunfels, was a fitting location for the event

‘Thinking Like a Drag Queen’ With Best-Selling Author Jackie Huba

‘Thinking Like a Drag Queen’ With Best-Selling Author Jackie Huba

After stumbling upon an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, best-selling author and motivational speaker Jackie Huba realized the transformational power of drag. Since then, she has been channeling her inner-fierceness through her own drag alter ego, Lady Trinity, and made history by becoming the first female drag queen to give a TED Talk. In the

‘Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!’ Returns to Guadalupe After 15 Years

‘Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!’ Returns to Guadalupe After 15 Years

On Saturday July 23, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present Women of Ill Repute: REFUTE!, a play consisting of prose and poetry performed by  five women, each noted poets and authors in their own right. Several of the women identify as queer. The group, Women of Ill Repute, founded by Amalia Ortiz, originally came together to raise funds for

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