Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2008

SU and Texas Heritage Music Foundation combine National Poetry Month with A Season for Peace events April 2 and 3  

Barbara KooymanKERRVILLE, Texas – Texas Heritage Music Foundation and Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning will host events in honor of National Poetry Month and A Season of Peace on April 2 and 3.

Austin musicians Barbara Kooyman and Richard Bowden will give tribute to A Season of Peace with a lunch concert on April 2 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center theater on the Schreiner campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Richard BowdenThe final Texas Music Coffeehouse of the spring will feature Thom The World Poet on April 2. Thom is an Australian-born, Austin-based improvising poet. He is co-founder of the Austin International Poetry Festival, and has toured the world with his poetry and music, most notably on the Four Continents Slam Tour. He is a member of Wordjazz Ensemble and has 152 books of poetry available, 16 CDs and many tapes of improvised poetry and music. The evening’s theme is “The Spoken Word Celebrating a Season of Peace.” Activities will culminate in a slam poetry contest with prizes for the winners.

Thom World PoetCoffeehouse events take place from 7-9 p.m. in the Lion’s Den in the CACC on the Schreiner campus. Open mike is at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. All coffeehouse events are free and open to the public.

Sponsors for the spring 2008 Coffeehouse series are Texas Heritage Music Foundation, Center for Innovative Learning, Schreiner Student Activities, Chi Phi Fraternity, The Muse, Sigma Tau Delta and Revolution FM 94.3 KRVL. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson at (830) 792-1945.

Thom The World Poet will present a writing workshop on April 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Ventana Al Cielo Studio at 911 Tanglewood Lane in Kerrville. For more information or to register, contact Anne Schneider at (830) 895-3361 or at www.poetsmask.com.     

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