The Austin Writers Roulette celebrated its last show of 2012 and the last show at the beautiful Capoeira Evolucao Studio in a big way: they fondly reminisced about cycles big and small, political, personal, religious and professional. In order to reinforce this month’s theme, the chairs were arranged in a circle to reemphasize the season of community and coming together.Thom the World Poet continued the pattern of opening the show. Teresa Y. Roberson shared the reoccurring theme of wonderment and health issues that all Peace Corps Volunteers undergo, along with things teachers wish they could tell parents about their students and honest “reasons for leaving” statements. Jaime Torres read about the reoccurring patterns in nature and human spirit. After Teresa read a spoken word piece, using capoeira as a metaphor for manuevering through life, The Capoeira Evolucao students and instructors demonstrated an action-packed roda, displaying their capoeira skills that they’ve been working on all year long as a grande finale.
Vendors and fellow capoeiristas, Elizabeth and Maria, had a fantastic assortment of jewelry, cloth hand bags and capoeira-themed attire available for those wishing to get a start on their Christmas shopping.
For the 2013 season, The Austin Writers Roulette switches to a new location and new time at Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745 from 4 to 6 pm every second Sunday of the month.