To celebrate the eighth anniversary of Hill Country Poets, Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will sponsor a reading by San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla on Sunday.
This free event is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.
Local poets may read one of their own poems if they sign up by 1:45 p.m. Poems should be appropriate for all ages.
Quintanilla’s poems have been published in dozens of journals. His first book, “If I Go Missing,” was called “The perfect grito that balances sorrow/joy,” by author Alma Luz Villanueva. Quintanilla is also a visual artist, his FRONTEXTOS are currently showing at the Southwest School of Art, and an exhibit is forthcoming at Equinox Gallery, both locations in San Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and is regional editor for Texas Books in Review. He currently teaches literature and creative writing in the M.A./M.F., s program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.