It is with great pleasure that I announce the start of The Thing Itself’s 2014-2015 Reading Series. Our first reading will feature poetry by Vincent Cooper and Will Sharp, Fiction by Robert Ferrelli, and art by Deborah Vasquez.

We at The Thing Itself would also like to congratulate Vincent Cooper, a featured reader at this weekend’s reading, on the publication of his first chapbook, Where the Reckless Come to Die, by Aztlan Libre Press.

Vincent is poet and former United States Marine, who’s work speaks to the spirit of San Antonio’s west side. He is also currently working on a screenplay based on Xicano magical realism and the oral tradition in current culture. For more information on Vincent, please visit his website at

I invite everyone to come out this Saturday at 5:30 and experience Vincent’s work, as well as that of Will Sharp, Robert Ferrelli, and Deborah Vasquez. As usual, our reading will be held at The Twig Book Shop, and will have an open mic session following the reading.

I hope to see everyone this Saturday.


David Hale


The Thing Itself

The Thing Itself Reading Series Returns Featuring Vincent Cooper, Will Sharp, Robert Ferrelli, and Deborah Vasquez