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Wildfire Reading Series featuring Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson
Wildfire Reading Series featuring Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson

Tue, May 14


Black Pearl Books

Wildfire Reading Series featuring Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson

Time & Location

May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM CDT

Black Pearl Books, 7112 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757, USA

About the event

Torch Literary Arts joins Black Pearl Books for this special Wildfire Reading Series featuring Andrea Vocab Sanderson, author of She Lives in Music.  A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.

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This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson is the fifth Poet Laureate Emeritus of San Antonio. Her performance style is a soulful fusion of spoken word, hip-hop, and rhythm & blues. She’s the author of She Tastes Like Music (FlowerSong Press 2020) and an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Vocab was voted Best Local Poet 2021 & 2023 by the SA Current and is the recipient of numerous awards including Dream Voice 2018, The Arts and Letters Award 2020, and Impact Award 2023. She enjoys facilitating creative writing workshops throughout the U.S. with her company, Tree of Life. She is an Artist-In-Residence specializing in artistic patient care with the non-profit organization Hearts Needs Art. For more information visit her website

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats. 

This program is made possible with support from the Austin Cultural Arts Division, the Burdine Johnson Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, the ACF Black Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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