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Telling Our Stories~ Poetry Readings 4/26 6:30 p.m.

317 E. Railroad Ave. ~ 956/943/-7602 for info

Ken Trevino & Port Isabel High School Students w/Poetry Readings

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2012 on Thursday, April 26th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 6:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be a “Poetry Reading”.

Ken Trevino has been an English teacher at the Port Isabel High School since 2000.  He is a published poet and playwright as well as a co-founder of the Laguna Madre Writers Forum and a member of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Writers Forum.  He has read poetry across theRio GrandeValley, at the Northeast Vista College in San Antonio and at Casa Mata Museum in Matamoras, Mexico.

Telling our Stories at the Museums of Port Isabel promises to be unique of the gatherings of the minds.  Students from the Port Isabel High School will be reading a variety of their own original poetry as well as their favorites from other poets.  This event will be the sixth time that students have gathered this school year to read poetry.  October, November and December 2011, students read at the Port Isabel Public Library. To date, 33 students have been inducted into the Laguna Madre Writers Forum and they have created their own unique book of poems and short stories.  Some students who have excelled in poetry this year include: Ruvid Perez, Perla Rodriquez, Eric de la Cruz Morales, Ian Hook, Jesus Lopez, Angel Flores, Ana Martinez and Angel Romero.

Please join us as we learn about “Poetry Reading”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided and are being sponsor by the Museums of Port Isabel.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City ofPort Isabeland the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the last Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is free.

Sponsored by: Museums of Port Isabel

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

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