In 2014, the Department for Cultural and Creative Development (DCCD) implemented a new, on-line self-entry method, in an effort to streamline the process of gathering information about NPM related events, taking place throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas, as well as to expand the vitality of the program. A great success, calendar entries increased 21% from the previous year, adding 12 additional poetry related events to the program.
All events entered online by Monday, February 23, 2015 will automatically be included in the citywide printed calendar. This deadline is necessary to design and print the calendar in a sufficient amount of time and to coordinate with partner agencies the distribution of the calendars. Last year, more than 10,000 printed calendars were circulated in over 70 outlets across San Antonio, increasing and enriching NPM outreach and awareness.