Campus News: 2012

Schreiner Coffeehouse to feature slam poets

The Texas Music Coffeehouse, in conjunction with the Texas Writers Conference, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the Lion’s Den on the first floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner University campus. The evening will feature slam poetry with two of the conference speakers, Kirpal Gordon and Thom Moon Poet.

Gordon is a New York-based writer, poet and performer who has lived in the Texas Hill Country. Austinite Thom Moon Poet has been a welcome Schreiner visitor for several years. Both will be presenting poetry workshops earlier that day. Kirpal will speak on “Poetry and Song: Words Matter”; Thom Moon Poet on “Ride the Wave: A Journey into Poetry.”
Thom Moon Poet, originally from Australia, founded the International Poetry Festival in Austin.

“A wild man for poetry," Dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English and organizer of the Texas Music Coffeehouse, said. "I use his daily emails of poetry in my classes at Schreiner.”

Kirpal performed at the tribute to Jimmie Rodgers in September at the Texas Heritage Music Festival and has been published by Pegasus Press, a company started by Hudson.

“I relied on Kirpal when I finished my own manuscripts for UT Press,” Hudson said. “He is not only an exciting writer but a very effective editor.”
The Texas Music Coffeehouse series is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Schreiner’s Center for Innovative Studies, the Texas Heritage Music Foundation and the Schreiner Student Activities Board. For information about Schreiner and other CIL programs, visit the Web at

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