The Laguna Madre Writer’s Forum will present poetry/short story readings for the general public in celebration of the 3rd Annual El Faro Fall Poetry Fest.
The readings will start at 11:00 a.m. and run until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009, on the grounds of the Port Isabel Lighthouse. The Laguna Madre Writers Forum was founded in 2006 and promotes the literary arts in the Rio Grande Valley.
Guests will include: co-founder of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Writers Forum of San Benito, Gene Novogradsky; co-founder of the Laguna Madre Writers Forum of Port Isabel, Rudy Garcia; founder of the Valley Byliners of Harlingen, Robin Cates; public bilingual poeta extrordinaire, Brenda Nettle Riojas; published author, Jennifer Salinas; Chicano poet, Melitone Hinojosa; local talent, Arturo Saldana; local historian and poet, Rod Bates; singer/songwriter, Edgar Clinton Jr.; poet, playwright, and director of the El Faro Fall Poetry Festival, Ken “Blue Town” Trevino; and many more.
High School student performances include: district UIL writing champ, Aliesha Janiga; musician James Taylor; and award winning piano player, Colin Minkler.
This will be the fifth poetry reading at the Port Isabel Lighthouse with poets from all over the Laguna Madre reading and sharing song. Presentations will fluctuate between poetry and music. The public is welcome to bring chairs, chests, and drinks, along with hungry ears to enjoy the event.