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Nov 2017


Wednesday, November 1

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Thursday, November 2

Levy Park. Wits and Levy Park free creative writing workshops for students age 15 to 18. No registration required. 3801 Eastside St. 4-5:30pm

Iconoclast Sessions

Featured poets: Jasminne Mendez & Lupe Mendez

7pm

Poets Jasminne Mendez and Lupe Mendez will be performing in English and Spanish with translations projected. There will be music by DJ Ill-Set. Free childcare will be provided.

Jasminne Mendez is a performance poet, actress, teacher and published writer. Mendez has performed her poetry in venues all around Houston, including the MFAH, Rice university and the Alley Theatre. She has shared the stage with respected writers and poets, notably, Sandra Cisneros and Natalie Diaz.

Mendez has been published both nationally and internationally and her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015. She is the co-founder and program director of the Houston-based Latino literary arts organization Tintero Projects.

Lupe Mendez (award-winning poet/educator/activist) works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and the Brazilian Arts Foundation to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshop He is co-founder of Tintero Projects.

Mendez has over 15 years of experience as a performance poet, having opened up for such notable writers as Dagoberto Gilb, Oscar Casarez, Esmeralda Santiago and the late Raul Salinas.

He is an internationally published poet in multiple journals and anthologies, including Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories From The United States and Latin America, The Bayou Review (University of Houston Downtown), Flash (University of Chester, England), Huizache Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, La Noria, Glassworks, Revista Síncope (D.F., México), Ostrich Review, New Sound Journal, Pilgrimage, Gulf Coast Journal and Los Angeles Review of Books' newest channel, Voluable (forthcoming).

 

The Branch
@ Chapelwood UMC
3911 Campbell Rd

Houston TX 77080

Barnes & Noble-Baybrook. Bay Area Writers' League (BAWL). Critique group. 1029 W Bay Area Blvd. Webster TX. 7:30pm

1st Thursday Manifesto
Potluck/Showcase

8-11pm

Gotta keep the flow through music and poetry active. This segment will feature performances from:
Kris Smith
Muzak John
Sensassual
VII The Foreigner
Fresh Dolla$
The Black S
Keno Sims

This will also be a potluck event. Bring a little, and you'll get a lot. And with that, let's make it happen and keep 1st Thursdays alive. Special guest Author Ingrid Karazincir will be talking about her book A Psychic Way: Psychic Development and her Spiritual Sundays segments. And, there will be an open mic.

Parking is behind the building by the railroad tracks ONLY (address: 6730 Avenue B). Enter through the big open gate with red letters on it. Enter through the first door downstairs.

Hosted by Kris Smith & Manifesto Ent.
 

Solidarity
6733 Harrisburg Dr.
Houston TX 77011

Tea'ze Daiquiri Lounge. Spit It Out Poetry. Host: Tiffany Scales. 1975 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City. Signup starts 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Friday, November 3

Discovery Green. Writing workshop and open mic session. Open to students ages 13-18, no registration required. 1500 McKinney St. 6:30-8pm

Nutmeg Cafe. Verbs & Vibes. Features and open mic. Featured: Marie Brown, 2 Die 4, Karega Ani, Petu, Lady Pariah, Saida, Joe Lee McCoy, New Live Crew. Open mic: poetry, comedy, singing, etc. Hosted by Inertia Justice. 12709 Beechnut. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm

           

First Friday Reading Series

Featured poet: Michael Sofranko

8:30pm

Michael Sofranko is a poet, writer and editor who is on the faculty, teaching creative writing and English, at Houston Community College. He also teaches creative writing each summer at Cambridge University, England, as part of the Oxbridge Academic Program, where he serves as dean of faculty.

He attended the University of Iowa’s creative writing program, and the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Houston. His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals, and he’s received the Sean Christopher Britton Award in Poetry. He’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and his book Homing Instincts was awarded the Antonio Machado Prize in Poetry.

His new, book-length manuscript of poems will be completed this spring.

The First Friday Reading Series is the oldest poetry series in Houston. It held monthly (usually on the first Friday of the month) at Inprint House, 1520 West Main, one block south of the Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell, in the Museum District of Houston.

Hosted by Robert Clark.

An open mic always follows the featured reader.

Inprint House
1520 West Main
Houston TX 77006

Saturday, November 4

Talento Bilingue de Houston. Bohemian Autumn by Conversing Through Poetry,  Julie Pujol Karel. 333 S. Jensen Dr.  1pm

Mod Coffeehouse. Write Thoughts Literary Group. Bring one or two poems or a short story. Works read, then discussed. Open invitation to any interested writers. 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston. 2-4:30pm

           

Public Poetry Reading Series

2-3:30pm

Michelle Dominique Burk is a native Northern Virginian. She received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and her work has appeared most recently in Contrary Magazine and Cooper Street. She is working on her PhD in creative writing at University of Houston and is an assistant editor at Gulf Coast Journal.

Cristina Martinez is a Mexican-American poet and native Houstonian. Her poetry has been featured on The Huffington Post Latino Voices and We Are Mitú. When not stirring up the crowd with her electric performance poetry, she works as a veterinary technician in the neurology department at a local specialty hospital. Part of the family of poets at Write About Now, she combines poetry and activism in the community.

Glynn Monroe Irby is the graphic designer and co-author of the book, 3 Savanna Blue. Irby has been published in both the Houston and Austin poetry festival anthologies as well as Sol Magazine, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, The Spiky Palm, Galaxy Journal, Curbside Review, Poetz e-zine (New York), HIP, and others; Irby  is a member of Galveston Poets’ Roundtable, Circle Way Poets, Poetry Society of Texas, Gulf Coast Poets, and was selected in 2006 as one of the Bards of the Bayou.

Chuck Wemple is a scientist and poet currently living and working in Houston Texas. Chuck has written poetry for over 23 years; served as co-editor of the poetry review Spiky Palm; met his wife Mary at a poetry reading; and is currently exploring the world of executive management. His work incorporates themes of mythology, magical realism, and the occasional circus bear.


Young Neighborhood Library
5107 Griggs Rd
Houston TX 77021

Public Poetry

 

Writespace. Quiet Write-In. Members and workshop attendees for the day free. Others $5 (plus $1.59 fee): must be Registered Here. No walk-ins. 2000 A Edwards #212. NOTE: Difficult to find first time; click here for directions. 4:30-6pm

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Women on the Bayou

Poetry Slam

7-10pm

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach is proud and excited to introduce a totally different performance that combines the art of poetry and dance with some of the world's most talented artists.

Twenty of the top women poets in the world--from as far as Kenya to right here in Houston with talent from New York, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Austin, Boston, Dallas and Denver--will have an all-out word brawl.

Some as seen on TV One Verses & Flow are ranked as top poets on the poetry circuit. This will be a very powerful show hosted by the amazing Tova Charles from Austin.

Special guest feature will be BgirlCity, a local all-female group of hip- hop/break dancers.

The Powerhouse Poets of Women on the Bayou:
Ashely August
, New York, NY
AnaCristina Chapa
, Houston, TX
Marie Brown
, Houston, TX
Chris Crawford
, Houston, TX
Rayla Crawford
, Houston, TX
Jennifer Falu
, Brooklyn, NY
Freequency
, New Orleans, LA
Mercedes Holtry
, Abluquerque, NM
Teresa Johnson
, Austin, TX
ShaCondria "iCON" Sibley
, New Orleans, LA
Raych Jackson
, Chicago, IL
Angelica Marie
, Boston, MA
Melania-Luisa Marte
, Dallas, TX
Erika Nicole
, Houston, TX
Zenaida Peterson
, Boston, MA
Rain the Poet
, Houston, TX
Qui Qarre
, Nairobi, Kenya
Faith Shiki
, Nairobi, Kenya
Ebony Stewart
, Austin TX
Dominique Christina
, Denver, CO

University of Houston Downtown
Cullen Wilhelmina Robertson Auditorium
One Main Street, A350 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

 

My Spanglish Hip Hop Story
Starring Marlon “Marley” Lizama

8pm

My Spanglish Hip Hop Story is a one-man show following the timeline of a young immigrant's journey and influences, from the third world to the ultimate melting pot. It is music, poetry, dance, multi media and storytelling: a story of struggle and the power of revolution, love, and this thing they call hip hop.

Marlon “Marley” Lizama is a poet, writer, artist, author and dancer who focuses on the cultural aspect of writing and the arts. He is the co-founder of the Iconoclast Artists program hosted in Houston. He is currently program director of Iconoclast Artists, developing and implementing a writing program for youth from all over Houston, including youth in inner-city schools and at-risk youth in the Harris County Juvenile Justice System.

Marlon recently published his first book, Cue the Writer: Cheers to the Notion of Love, Hate, God, and Revolution (which is a collection of short stories and poetry from a young immigrant’s perspective) and launched his new website.

Through competitions, performances, poetry shows and the US Department of State, Marlon has traveled to more than 40 countries. His work and ultimate mission is to use the arts as a tool to reach out and change perspective, environment and lives.

 

Tickets are $20

Buy Tickets
 

MATCH
3400 Main St
Houston TX 77002

Tickets: 713-521-4533
Office: 713-325-5370

 

Sunday, November 5

Inprint Poetry Buskers

Sunday Streets Gulfton

12-pm

The popular Inprint Poetry Buskers, many of whom are graduate students and alumni from the nationally renowned UH Creative Writing Program, will be at Cigna Sunday Streets Gulfton on November 5.

These talented poets, using a typewriter and themes specified by attendees, tap into the muse of immediate inspiration and write poems on the spot for free at festivals and special events throughout the city. Stop by the Inprint table located at Luis Auto Advantage, see the Inprint Poetry Buskers in action, and get your very own poem which you can cherish forever.

Over the past year, the Inprint Poetry Buskers have written poetry for people of all ages at Theater District Open House, MenilFest, Sunday Streets and other events.

Cigna Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston opens a stretch of streets normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active.


Bellaire Blvd from Hillcroft to Chimney Rock 77081

 

Revolution Cafe and Bar. Mic Check. Open mic. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30-11pm

Monday, November 6

NOKturne. First Monday Reading Series. Hosted by Zach Weiss and Dustin Pickering. 17062 Saturn Lane. Clear Lake. 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 7

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

Featuring interviews with leading authors and new voices in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memorias, teatro and musica with insights into the Latino literary Renaissance in all its splendor. Hosted by Tony Diaz.

Texas live streams and podcast at www.kpft.org

Dunn Brothers Coffee. All-talent open mic. Poets welcome. Takes place on the patio, so check with them before going if the weather is iffy. Hosted by Brandon White. 201 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX. 7-10pm

Wednesday, November 8

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Happy Fatz. Manifesto Showcase. Poetry and music. Hosted by Kris Smith and Caren Shaughnessy. Poets: Kris Smith, Caren Shaughnessy, Keno Sims, Muzak John, The Black S. 3510 White Oak Dr. 7-9:30pm

Thursday, November 9

Naomi Shihab Nye Poetry Reading

8-9pm

Describing herself as a “wandering poet,” Naomi Shihab Nye has been the author and/or editor of more than thirty volumes. This original poetry performance was developed as a response to the exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma.

Her poems and short stories have appeared in various journals and reviews throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East. She has traveled to the Middle East and Asia for the United States Information Agency three times, promoting international goodwill through the arts.

Nye’s honors include awards from the International Poetry Forum and the Texas Institute of Letters, the Carity Randall Prize, and four Pushcart Prizes. She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. In 1988, she received the Academy of American Poets’ Lavan Award, judged by W. S. Merwin.

She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2010 to 2015. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.

 

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St
Houston TX 77006

 

Tea'ze Daiquiri Lounge. Spit It Out Poetry. Host: Tiffany Scales. 1975 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City. Signup starts 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

La Playa. Open mic, mostly music. Poets welcome. Host Baltazar Canales. 2719 Alabama St (not W. Alabama). 8pm

Friday, November 10

BooCoo's Sports Bar. Speak Ya Mind. Poets, singers. Host Tiffany Scales/The Wordmatician. 1664 FM 1960 Rd West. 8-10pm

Saturday, November 11

Writespace Presents
Writers' Family Reunion

9am-5pm

​The Writers' Family Reunion is a one-day gathering and build-your-writing-community event designed to give writers an opportunity to develop friendships with other writers, learn from more experienced writers, and fortify their knowledge of craft and career. All levels and all genres are welcome!

Just as a family reunion nourishes ties amongst long-lost relatives, the Writers' Family Reunion is an opportunity for the large, diverse family of writers living in and near Houston to come home to one another and nurture the deep love of writing that we share.

Along with opportunities to meet local writers, attending writers will have the opportunity to discover fantastic local literary resources; form new critique groups, join existing ones, or just learn about them; and bolster their knowledge of how to complete projects, submit, find agents, and publish.

Half Day Session Only, 9am-2:30pm:
$50 for Writespace members, $60 for non-members.
All Day, 9am-5pm:
$95 for Writespace members, $115 for non-members.

More Information & Full Schedule

 

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St
Houston TX 77006

Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Poetry Society of Texas: Gulf Coast Poets monthly Meeting. Featured reader: TBA. 1029 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster TX. 10:30am

Writespace. Quiet Write-In. Members and workshop attendees for the day free. Others $5 (plus $1.59 fee): must be Registered Here. No walk-ins. 2000 A Edwards #212. NOTE: Difficult to find first time; click here for directions. 4:30-6pm

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, November 12

Revolution Cafe and Bar. Mic Check. Poetry slam. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30-11pm

Monday, November 13

Thomas May died on November 13, 1650, in London, England at the age of 55. He was a poet, historian and dramatist and a member of Ben Johnson's inner circle. He is best known for his translation from the Latin to English of  Lucan's Bellum Civile. He was registered as a lawyer, but there is no evidence that he actually practiced law.

Tuesday, November 14

Fix Coffeebar. Poetry Fix. Featured Poets who read and are interviewed, as well as an open mic. Features: TBA. Emcee Mike Alexander. 415 Westheimer. 6:30pm

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

Featuring interviews with leading authors and new voices in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memorias, teatro and musica with insights into the Latino literary Renaissance in all its splendor. Hosted by Tony Diaz.

Texas live streams and podcast at www.kpft.org

East End Cottage. Galveston Poetry Roundtable. Reading and critique. John Gorman, moderator. Open to all. Bring 12 copies of one poem. Okay to bring food. Nonalcoholic drinks available for purchase. 1501 Postoffice (corner of 15th and Postoffice, yellow cottage), Galveston TX. 6:30-9pm

Dunn Brothers Coffee. All-talent open mic. Poets welcome. Takes place on the patio, so check with them before going if the weather is iffy. Hosted by Brandon White. 201 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX. 7-10pm

Wednesday, November 15

 

Poetry and Prose: Ecopoetics on the Gulf

5:30-7pm

Poetry & Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers, that happens right here on campus.

All readings take place in the Honors College Commons at 5:30pm, located on the second level of MD Anderson Library. Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

Poetry and Prose: Ecopoetics on the Gulf reading will feature poetry, cinepoems, and paintings by graduate students enrolled in the Ecopoetics on the Gulf course led by UH CWP faculty member Martha Serpas.

Chelsea B. DesAutels serves as poetry editor of Gulf Coast. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Pleiades, The Texas Review, and others. She is the recipient of the Virginia Reiser Memorial Scholarship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. She teaches at the University of Houston, where she is an MFA candidate.

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller’s poems can be found in concis, Grist, Four Way Review, Pleiades, Indiana Review and elsewhere, and a non-fiction/poetry hybrid is online at Pacifica Lit Review. He is the digital nonfiction editor for Gulf Coastand a PhD student at the University of Houston.

Josie Mitchell is in her third year of her MFA in fiction at the University of Houston. She is a nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast and student advisor to the UH undergraduate literary magazine, Glass Mountain. She is from San Diego, California, and is at work on an apocalyptic story collection set there. It’s called, Fuck You, El Niño.

Michelle Orsi grew up in Spokane, Washington, and currently serves as an assistant poetry editor for Gulf Coast. She is an MFA student at the University of Houston.

Sam Thilén is an MFA candidate at University of Houston and an assistant poetry editor for Gulf Coast. She studied English and Spanish at the University of Florida, where she served as editor-in-chief for the undergraduate literary magazine Tea. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tea, The Fine Print, Prairie, and The Boston Review. Sam loves Finland, word origins, and petting other people’s dogs.

Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal lives as a rhyming-slogan creative activist. She is a Generation 1.5 poet (mexicana and Chicana), a translator, a sonic-improv collaborator, and an instructor of English. She is a Ph.D. student in the Creative Writing Program at University of Houston. Her poetry can be found in the Rio Grande Review and the Texas Review. She is the translator of Enigmas, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Señal: a project of Libros Antena Books,BOMB, and Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and Photograms of My Conceptual Heart, Absolutely Blind, by Minerva Reynosa (Cardboard House Press, 2016).

Lani Yu is a first-generation Chinese-American poet. A third-year poetry MFA student at the University of Houston, she also serves as an assistant poetry editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts and teaches English. She grew up in Orlando and graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology. She was a semifinalist for the 2016 DISQUIET Literary Prize Contest, and her work has appeared in University of Florida’s TEA literary magazine. She is currently working on a poetry manuscript that explores complex family dynamics, cultural identity, and the lyric self.

 

University of Houston Libraries
4333 University Drive

Houston TX 77204

 

Heights Library. Readings of poetry by great poets born during the month, followed by an open mic. 1302 Heights Blvd. 6pm

P.O.E.T. Presents
Well Spoken:
Live Open Mic Radio Show
7pm

Hosts: Word Warrior, Alien & Wisdom Speaks

Every third Wednesday of the month

November Features:
 Andrew Johnson & Caliko The Poet

To listen in:

Call 724-444-7444 ID 93155# PIN 1

 

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Thursday, November 16

Archway Gallery. Archway Readers. Hosted by Donna E. Perkins. Featured slate of readers with open mic following. 2305 Dunlavy St. Reception: 6pm. Performance: 6:30-8:15pm

The Art Studio. Poetry Renaissance Open Mic. Hosted by Dorothy Sells Clover. 720 Franklin, Beaumont. $5. 7-10pm

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach
presents

Black Lines Poetry & Slam Competition

Featuring Seth Walker & Jeremyah The fluent One Payne

7-9pm

Although at first glance it may seem to be a contradiction of terms, Seth Walker is a nationally known underground poet. His acclaim is not simply because his poetry is compelling and powerful but that he himself is a power to be reckoned with. He not only bursts with edgy exclamations, he does so in a highly entertaining--and many times explosively funny--way.

Jeremyah The Fluent One Payne has been as a member of the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam he has been semifinalist at the National level twice. He is a three-time Houston VIP Grand Slam and Poetry or Die slam champ, as well as Texas Grand Slam Champion. He has performed at venues around the country  and has been featured on Button Poetry three times.

In addition at this event, poets who wish to be on the Houston Poetry Slam Team have an opportunity to compete for a spot. For more info, go to SavannahBlue.org

A portion of the proceeds will once again be donated to a family in need.

Tickets are $10: Click here to order tickets.

 

MECA
1900 Kane St
Houston TX 77007

 

Barnes & Noble-Baybrook. Bay Area Writers' League (BAWL). Critique group. 1029 W Bay Area Blvd. Webster TX. 7:30pm

Tea'ze Daiquiri Lounge. Spit It Out Poetry. Host: Tiffany Scales. 1975 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City. Signup starts 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Friday, November 17

Midtown Bar & Grill. Spoken word. Hosted by Black Snow and Rain. 425 West Gray. 8pm-12am

Saturday, November 18

Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Coversando a traves de la poesia. Julie Pujol y amigos. Traiga su poesía o la poesía de otros autores que te gusta leer, sus historias cortas, la guitarra. (Bring your poetry or the poetry of other authors you like to read, your short stories, the guitar.) 7026 Hwy 6 N. 1pm

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Poets Northwest monthly reading. The Poetry of TBA. Attendees are invited to bring one or two original poems (one-page limit per poem) for the read-around. 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring TX. 10am-12pm

Writespace. Quiet Write-In. Members and workshop attendees for the day free. Others $5 (plus $1.59 fee): must be Registered Here. No walk-ins. 2000 A Edwards #212. NOTE: Difficult to find first time; click here for directions. 4:30-6pm

MECA. Orbit Slam Series. Free workshops and poetry slams for youth ages 13-19. Sponsored by Meta-Four and Writers in the Schools. Host DEEP and Zachary C. No registration required. 1900 Kane St. 6-7:30pm

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, November 19

SugarHill Lounge. Poetry Lounge presents Legends Veteran Poets Show.  Hosted by Se7en. $5 cover. 2533 Southmore. Free admission before 7 with RSVP at Eventbrite. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7:30pm

Revolution Cafe and Bar. Mic Check. Open mic. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30-11pm

Monday, November 20

Thomas Chatterton born November 20, 1752, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, was a boy genius who wrote both backwards and forwards in time. He created a fictitious 15th century poet, a monk named Thomas Rowley, and penned verse supposedly written by the monk. His own writings had a great influence on the Romantics that followed him. He had a difficult life but was convinced his poetry would make him famous, but living in a garret with little or no money and his dreams deadened, he committed suicide at the age of 17.

Tuesday, November 21

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

Featuring interviews with leading authors and new voices in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memorias, teatro and musica with insights into the Latino literary Renaissance in all its splendor. Hosted by Tony Diaz.

Texas live streams and podcast at www.kpft.org

Dunn Brothers Coffee. All-talent open mic. Poets welcome. Takes place on the patio, so check with them before going if the weather is iffy. Hosted by Brandon White. 201 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX. 7-10pm

Wednesday, November 22

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Thursday, November 23

NOTE: Since this is Thanksgiving, regular events may not be taking place.

Tea'ze Daiquiri Lounge. Spit It Out Poetry. Host: Tiffany Scales. 1975 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City. Signup starts 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Friday, November 24

Rudyard's British Pub. Gulf Coast Magazine Reading Series, featuring Carlos Hernandez, Katie Condon, Jennifer Lowe. 2010 Waugh Dr. 7-8:30pm

Writespace. Anything Goes All-Genre Open Mic. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, et al. Strict 5-minute limit, so time yourself beforehand. Audience members will provide written, anonymous feedback. Receiving feedback is optional. To sign up in advance, email write@writespacehouston.org, or sign up at the door starting at 7:30pm. 2000 A Edwards #212. 7:45pm

BooCoo's Sports Bar. Speak Ya Mind. Poets, singers. Host Tiffany Scales/The Wordmatician. 1664 FM 1960 Rd West. 8-10pm

Saturday, November 25

Writespace. Quiet Write-In. Members and workshop attendees for the day free. Others $5 (plus $1.59 fee): must be Registered Here. No walk-ins. 2000 A Edwards #212. NOTE: Difficult to find first time; click here for directions. 4:30-6pm

Brazilian Arts Foundation. Writing workshop followed by a poetry slam. Poets can to earn points toward competing for the national team. Hosted by Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team. 244 W. 19th St. $5 to sit, always free to spit. Doors open 6:30pm. Workshop at 7pm. Slam at 8pm

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, November 26

 

heART&SOUL Vol. 98
Pop Up Edition
5-8pm


This experience will feature a mixture of singers, visual artist and spoken word artists utilizing artistic expression to create and uplift a night of thanks.

5-6pm: The Mixer
DJ LoQi spins the hottest neo soul and R&B music, while poets sign up for the open mic. If you want to get on the open mic, get there early before the sign-up ends.

6-8pm: The Experience
This experience features an open mic of artists ready to make your body tingle.

SPOKEN WORD + DANCE + SONG + VISUAL ART = Where the ARTS merge!
 

Guava Lamp
570 Waugh Dr
Houston TX 77019

SugarHill Lounge. Poetry Lounge presents Legends Veteran Poets Show.  Hosted by Se7en. $5 cover. 2533 Southmore. Free admission before 7 with RSVP at Eventbrite. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7:30pm

Revolution Cafe and Bar. Mic Check. Open mic. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30-11pm

Monday, November 27

Revolution Cafe and Bar. Mic Check. Open mic. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30pm

Tuesday, November 28

Fix Coffeebar. Poetry Fix. Featured Poets who read and are interviewed, as well as an open mic. Features: TBA. Emcee Mike Alexander. 415 Westheimer. 6:30pm

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

Featuring interviews with leading authors and new voices in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memorias, teatro and musica with insights into the Latino literary Renaissance in all its splendor. Hosted by Tony Diaz.

Texas live streams and podcast at www.kpft.org

Dunn Brothers Coffee. All-talent open mic. Poets welcome. Takes place on the patio, so check with them before going if the weather is iffy. Hosted by Brandon White. 201 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX. 7-10pm

Barnes & Noble-Baybrook. Poetry Reading and Open Mic Group. Featured reader followed by open mic. 1029 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster TX. 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 29

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Notsuoh. Last Wednesdays Open Mic. Hosted by Julia Claire Wallace of Performance Art Night. Bring your poetry, noise, performance, stories, sounds, lectures, lessons, surprises, experiments, show-and-tells, comedy, friends. No cover songs. 314 Main St. 9pm-1am

Thursday, November 30

Tea'ze Daiquiri Lounge. Spit It Out Poetry. Host: Tiffany Scales. 1975 Texas Pkwy, Missouri City. Signup starts 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Poison Girl. Poison Pen Reading Series. 1641 Westheimer Rd. 8:30 pm

 

Public Poetry Calendar