Voices of the Waters brings together songs and stories from indigenous voices and works from environmental artists and activists to honor the Sacred Texas Springs. Readers from Stone in Steam/Roca en el Río and Kalpulli Ameyaltonal Tejaztlan will share their words, including Mobi Warren, Kamala Platt, Darby Riley, Marisol Cortez, Janice Rebecca Campbell, Toni Falls, D. Ellis Phelps, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramirez, and others. These readings are organized by Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Poetry Editor for the San Antonio Express-News and Coordinator of National Poetry Month in San Antonio.
Sr. Mary Henry, Director of the Heritage Center for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, will offer remarks before a lantern procession to the Blue Hole. Epifanio Hernandez of the Tehuan Band of Mission Indians will close the exhibit with a ceremonial blessing at the San Antonio Spring. Voices of the Waters is a National Poetry Month in San Antonio 2018 Event.
Registration is not required for this event, but outdoor seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Rainout location: J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Auditorium, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209