On Thursday, February 5th, from 7:00 P. M. until 8:00 P.M., invited Central Texas poets and writers of prose will grace Tablerock's inside stage to read their works. Invited readers are: Nancy Fierstien from Dripping Springs, Richard Egg from Salado, Barbara Carr and Jack McCabe from Austin, Phillip Abbott from San Antonio, Donna Bowling from Temple, TX, Barbara Sorge from Belton, TX and the three Salado High School Poetry Contest Winners from Mrs. Terri Seaton's English class on Poetry. An open microphone at 8:15 encourages new poets and writers to read two minutes of their work.
Guest Poet will be Thom Woodruff, originally from Australia and a hardy transplant to Austin. Thom Woodruff tours England and Australia Poetry Festivals when possible and in his adopted city of Austin he can be seen improvising with improvising musicians, at open mics, or hosting open mic venues in Austin and towns all over Central Texas. Thom, the tireless poet, is the co-founder of the Austin International Poetry Festival in 1993. His tour of Poetry Festivals all over the world and writing poetry every day keeps him in tune with the times and in demand at lectures and gatherings. His appearance at High Schools, in English classes, and at Libraries has students composing poetry and reading aloud, even the football players! Thom was also instrumental in renewing interest in and rejuvenating the Temple Live Poets in 2010.
All participants in Central Texas Writers of Poetry and Prose must read from their original work or have a designated reader. The writer's works may be published or unpublished. A table will be provided for writers to display published works, sell books or tapes. Poets wishing to add their poem to the Tablerock Poets Annual Anthology, "Animal Tales", may submit three poems about animals to email@example.com for consideration. Please use Tablerock's submission guidelines. For a copy of submission "Guidelines" go to tablerock.org/poetry There is no admission fee for our Festival on February 5th . Refreshments are available for purchase.
Tablerock Amphitheater is located in Salado, Texas at 430 Royal Street. The indoor stage is located in the building behind the amphitheater stage. For more information or a map see: www.tablerock.org.