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ATHINC's Coffee Talk Series

Art That Heals, Inc. started its “Coffee Talk Series” with a Standing-Room-Only turnout for its first-ever night of poetry & prose on February 28, 2004!

We continued our Coffee Talk on June 26, 2004 with featured readers and an “Open Mic” session.

Next Coffee Talk Series is on Feb. 25, 2006!!

Featured Poets are RGV native Ricardo Garza, now of Dallas-Fort Worth area, The Poet Mariachi, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, of Mission, author of You Know What I'm Sayin'? from El Zarape Press (2004). Special guest reader/musician is Mike Luna of Mission.

All fans of literature invited to join us. Read your favorite poem or short story (original works or from a favorite writer.) Free admission & free coffee. We will have pastries and used books/CDs for sale.

The event will run from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
The public is invited to Jitterz Coffee Bar at 1625 N. Conway Ave. in Mission. Directions available at or from our contacts.

They have the best cofee in the Valley, bar none!p> For more information or for driving directions please phone Daniel at (956) 358-7211 or e-mail Art That Heals, Inc. e-mail

“Open Mic” readers must sign up at the event with the Master of Ceremonies.
All open microphone readers are asked to respect a five-minute time limit on readings. You may read original work (poems or stories) or a famous work.

There is no admission fee, but we accept donations. (Food will be distributed by Art That Heals, Inc. directly to persons afflicted with HIV; any food left over will be donated to service agencies for distribution and use.

Contact Daniel for more information or if you'd like to read or play music at any of our events.
Past featured readers have been: Oct. 2004 & 2005
Sullivan City native Veronica Sandoval, a.k.a. “Lady Mariposa”.
Oct. 2005
Lady Mariposa, Adrian de la Rosa of Mission and Octavio Quintanilla of San Benito

February 2004 & March 2005
Poet Amado Balderas and

The Poet Mariachi, Daniel Garcia Ordaz author of "You Know What I'm Sayin'?" from El Zarape Press (2004).

June 2004 & 2005
Rio Grande City native Xavier Garza, author of Creepy Creatures and other Cucuys and Lucha Libre both from Arte Público Press and Veronica Sandoval, a.k.a. “Lady Mariposa”.
October 2004
Jesse G. Herrera, from Laredo--one of the best poets in Texas!! Many people are familiar with him from readings at the Lopez Bar in San Benito. MC was Veronica Sandoval, a.k.a. “Lady Mariposa”.
March 2005
Penitas native Dr. Rene Saldana, author of The The Jumping Tree and Finding Our Way ; Also featured was Amado Balderas--for the second spring in a row and and special guest was Steve Vera.

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