Spring "Poetry" Fling with Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Event date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 4:00pm
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Joaquin Zihuatanejo is an American slam poet and teacher who competed in the National Poetry Slam as part of the Dallas Poetry Slam team. He also appeared on HBO's Def Poetry in 2005, won the Individual World Poetry Slam and was the winner of the World Cup of Poetry Slam in 2009s. On April 6, 2022, Joaquin was named the first Poet Laureate of the City of Dallas. Joaquin, who currently resides near his hometown of Dallas with his wife and two daughters, is an inspiration to all.


The Dock Bookshop presents the 6th Annual Spring Fling: Books, Business, Beauty and Beyond on Sat. April 13th from 12-5p at The Dock Bookshop (6637 Meadowbrook Dr. Fort Worth). The 6th Annual Spring Fling 2024: Books, Business, Beauty and Beyond brings awareness to literacy, reading, books while fostering community and empowering families and individuals.


We are excited about this year's Spring Fling! We are springing into children middle grade, YA and adult books; discovering new reads; and meeting local and national authors. Also, this year will feature a Spring Fling Relationship panel, empowerment sessions and more! Plus this year we added a Spring "Poetry" Fling! Community, families, groups, organizations and individuals are all invited to attend, volunteer and participate. This event is free and open to the public. 


Spring Fling Schedule

1:00 - Opening Remarks & Overview

1:10p - Children

Ashley Irvin

Tashonda Robinson

1:30p - Relationships

Victor McGlothin

Fay Fleming

2:15p - Self-Help: Business, Beauty & Beyond

Ms. Nique

Tia Cole

B. Scribble

Phyllis Whitley

3:00p - Life Stories

Stephanie Seaton

Sherry Buckley Brown

3:20p Fiction

E Nigma

Stephanie Seaton

3:40p - Poetry

Bruce Burts

Marcine Moore

4:00p -Featured Poet/Author - Joaquin Zihuatanejo


Click https://www.thedockbookshop.com/event/spring-fling-2024