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May 2018 Calendar


 

Tuesday, May 1

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

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

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

Da Camera presents Poetry and Music:
Exile and Return
Poet Adam Zagajewski With Sarah Rothenberg on Piano

7:30pm

Da Camera of Houston concludes its 2017–18 chamber music series with “Poetry and Music: Exile and Return,” featuring pianist Sarah Rothenberg and poet Adam Zagajewski. This program of literary and performing arts, presented in collaboration with Inprint, includes works by Franz Schubert, Fanny Mendelssohn and others, performed alongside recent and past writings by Zagajewski.

Adam Zagajewski is Poland’s most famous living poet, winner of the Kurt Tucholsky Prize, a Prix de la Liberté and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2010, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in a Polish city that became part of the Soviet Union, Zagajewski left his native country 1982 for Europe and the United States, where he was a visiting professor in University of Houston’s Creative Writing program. In 2002, he returned home to Krakow. Now, Adam Zagajewski returns to Houston to read from works recent and past in a collaborative program of music and poetry with longtime collaborator Sarah Rothenberg. Zagajewski’s books include Eternal Enemies: Poems; Slight Exaggeration: An Essay; and Two Cities: On Exile, History and the Imagination.

Sarah Rothenberg has received international acclaim as soloist, chamber musician, and for innovative multi-disciplinary concert presentations that she conceives and directs. In addition, her commitment to unjustly neglected composers of the past has resulted in her American premières and recordings of works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Alexander Mosolov, Nikolai Roslavetz, Arthur Lourié and early piano works of Arnold Schoenberg. Artistic Director of Da Camera of Houston since 1994, Sarah Rothenberg was previously a founding co-director of the Bard Music Festival in New York. Her writings on musical and cultural subjects have been published in The Musical Quarterly, Conjunctions and Nexus. The French government awarded her the medal of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2000.

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Tickets $60

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MATCH Houston
3400 S Main St
Houston TX 77002
713-521-4533


 
Photo of Sarah Rothenberg by Fred Covarrubias

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

The Proletariat Gallery & Public House. Coast2Soul Poetry Open Mic. All are welcome. 2221 Market St, Suite 100, Galveston. Sign-up: 8pm. Event:

8:30-11pm

Wednesday, May 2

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, May 3

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

Solidarity. Manifesto Form 1st Thursday Showcase. Featured poets and open mic. Host Kris Smith. 6733 Harrisburg Dr. 8:30pm

Friday, May 4

Inprint House. Inprint Writing Cafe. A place for writers to focus each week on their work. 1520 West Main. 9am-12pm

Discovery Green. Orbit Slam Series. Free workshops and poetry slams for youth ages 13-19. Writers in the Schools and Discovery Green host a free writing and performance workshop series for youth (ages 13 - 19) the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. It's an incredible opportunity for students to hone their skills, meet other young writers, and work with professional performance poets. No registration required. 1500 McKinney St. 6-7:30pm

     

First Friday Reading Series

Featured poet: Marie Brown

8:30pm

Marie Brown began writing poetry at age 10 to cope with the abuse she experienced as a child. She is a mother, grandmother, spoken word artist, author, nurse and an active volunteer in her community. Marie began performance poetry while attending Texas Southern University under the guidance of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman as a member of the infamous Texas Southern Debate Team and went on to become the first female member of the inaugural Houston Poetry Slam Team, 2002. In 2018, Marie served as coach of the Houston Poetry Slam Team. She utilizes her passion for poetry to serve numerous benefits, including University of Houston Scholarship Fund, Houston Chapter of Aids, United Negro College Fund, Maria's Women Shelter of Houston, Houston Community College/Domestic Violence Awareness, Texas Families Against Violence in San Antonio.

The First Friday Reading Series is Houston’s oldest open reading series, hosted by Robert Clark since 1975, usually on the first Friday of every month. It takes place at Inprint House, 1520 West Main, one block south of the Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell, in the Museum District of Houston.

It is always free and open to the public. An open reading always follows the featured poet.

Inprint House
1520 West Main
Houston TX 77006

Saturday, May 5

     

Public Poetry Reading Series

2-4pm

Robin Davidson, Houston's second poet Laureate, is a poet, translator and professor of English at University of Houston- Downtown. She is author of two poem chapbooks: Kneeling in the Dojo (Finishing Line Press) and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World (Calypso Editions), as well as the full collection, Luminous Other, recipient of The Ashland Poetry Press’s 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. She is co-translator with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska of The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska (Northwestern UP). She has received, among other awards, a Fulbright professorship at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and an NEA translation fellowship. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Common Knowledge, Gulf Coast, Paris Review, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Tampa Review and Tupelo Quarterly.

Paige Quiñones is a first year PhD student in poetry at University of Houston and a graduate fellow at the Center for Mexican American Studies. She earned her MFA from the Ohio State University in 2016. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street Review, Lambda Literary, McSweeney's, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Southeast Review and elsewhere. Her poem Summer, or Daughters I Haven't Met was a finalist for Best of the Net 2015.

Katherine Hoerth is the author of three poetry books: a collection titled The Garden, Uprooted (Slough Press, 2012) and two chapbooks titled Among the Mariposas (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and The Garden of Dresses (Mouthfeel Press, 2012). She received her MFA from University of Texas Pan American and currently teaches writing at South Texas College. Katherine's poems have appeared in various journals, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Front Porch and Breakwater Review. She also serves as assistant poetry editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal, in addition to reviewing first books of poetry for Boxcar Poetry Review. In 2010, Katherine received the Nuestra Voz Poetry Prize for border women poets.

Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize winning writer and assistant professor in the Department of English at University of Houston-Downtown. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as a writer, blogger, book reviewer and journalist. He is a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and a graduate of Cornell University. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review Online, Callaloo, and Huizache among other venues. He’s currently a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Ploughshares blog. His first novel, BANG, published by Arte Publico Press just came out. He lives in beautiful Houston, Texas.
 

Ring Neighborhood Library
8835 Long Point
Houston TX 77055
832-393-2000

Public Poetry

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

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

Jasminne Méndez in Full Bloom:
Come Celebrate Her New Book
Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e

6pm

Writer and activist Jasminne Méndez will launch her new book with a reception and a reading from her collection of essays and poetry surrounded by artwork from visual artist Emily Ufer.

The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Méndez marshals pathos and outrage to depict the ironic circumstances of her life as she begins to disconnect from her overly protective parents. But tragic illness--she was diagnosed with scleroderma at 22 and lupus just six years later--and unexpected twists of fate not only bring her closer to her Latino cultural roots, her doting mother and strict father, but also drive her to transform pain and disappointment into art. Méndez’s incisive self-analysis takes her creativity from an obscure, dark place into full resplendent bloom.

In this stirring collection of personal essays and poetry, Méndez shares her story, writing about encounters with the medical establishment, experiences as an Afro Latina and longing for the life she expected but that eludes her.

Emily Ufer's work, "You Look Fine," is inspired by the life of someone with an autoimmune disease. The burdens they carry are often hidden or lie dormant, attacking only behind closed doors or shut eyelids. They hide and mask themselves to blend into normal society. On their weakest days, which actually may be their strongest days, they wonder whether their symptoms are marks of strength. Through the process of working with many layers of gel transfers and acrylic paint, she hopes to convey this battle and its many layers, both physically and emotionally, for those suffering from diseases that often remain so silent and invisible.

 

Houston Arts Alliance Gallery
3201 Allen Parkway, #250
Houston TX 77019
713-527-9330

 

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

Sunday, May 6

Indigo at Midtown. Poetry Lounge Open Mic. Poetry performances, acoustic sets and live DJ. Hosted by Se7en, Joe P and Nikki Da Kidd. Tickets (Eventbrite): Advance $10; Door $15. 2117 Chenevert St. 6-10pm

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

Monday, May 7

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

Tuesday, May 8

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

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

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

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

Houston VIP Slam
Presents
Slam Houston
8-10
pm, Doors Open 7pm

The mission of Houston VIP Slam includes creating a community where writers can come to create, practice and sharpen their skills for the page and the stage. Through the medium of slam poetry, Houston VIP Slam brings literacy to the forefront.

The monthly slam allows 12 poets to compete for spots on the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team. The top 12 poets at the end of the slam season will compete in the Grand Slam. The top five poets in the Grand Slam will move on to represent Houston at the National Poetry Slam for that year.

  • Poets sign up first-come-first-served the night of the event.

  • Each poet has 3 minutes to perform. Time starts the moment the poet engages the audience in word or action

  • No props or musical accompaniment.

  • There are 2 rounds. Poets with the highest score advance to the second round.

  • At the end, the poet with the highest cumulative score wins.

  • Poets must verify names of poems and score before leaving.

  • Poets may NOT repeat poems during the season with the exception of the Grand Slam and specialty slams.

Points awarded:
1st place, 4 points; 2nd place, 3 points; third place, 2 points; all poets participating, 1 point.

Tickets: $10 at the door

For more info, go to Houston VIP Slam
 

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr
Houston TX 77006
713-521-0521

 

Wednesday, May 9

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, May 10

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

Friday, May 11

Inprint House. Inprint Writing Cafe. A place for writers to focus each week on their work. 1520 West Main. 9am-12pm

Bountiful Balcony Books & Woodlands Writing Guild
Present
Open Mic: Mother

7-8:30pm

Come celebrate Mother’s Day weekend and share your work about mothers with fellow Woodlands area writers and readers.

All skill levels and ages are welcome. Time slots will be 5-minutes maximum. Pieces should adhere to the Mother theme and be PG-13. Most genres allowed—poetry, fiction, essay, memoir—however, no erotica or extreme gore please.

Sign-ups will begin at 7pm and continue until 8:30pm with as many readers as possible. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and there will be door prizes. No entry or reading fee.

This event is a collaborative effort by Third Gen Coffee, Bountiful Balcony Books, and The Woodlands Writing Guild.

If you have questions, please email Jody Townsley Morse

 

Third Gen Coffee
25136 Grogans Park Dr.
The Woodlands TX 77380
512-566-9685

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

Saturday, May 12

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. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, May 13

Indigo at Midtown. Poetry Lounge Open Mic. Poetry performances, acoustic sets and live DJ. Hosted by Se7en, Joe P and Nikki Da Kidd. Tickets (Eventbrite): Advance $10; Door $15. 2117 Chenevert St. 6-10pm

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

Monday, May 14

Karl Shapiro died May 14, 2000, in New York City. Shapiro started writing poetry while he was serving in the military in World War I, and he wrote V-Letter and Other Poems while he was stationed in New Guinea, a collection for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. He was US Poet Laureate in 1946 and 1947. He continued to be lauded for the rest of his life for his 18 books of poetry, seven essay collections, one novel and three autobiographies. His last book (Coda: Last Poems) was published posthumously in 2008, organized and edited by Robert Philips who was the director of the UH Creative Writing Program from 1991-1996.

Tuesday, May 15

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

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

Cafe Luxor. Slam Houston. Hosted by Nikki Da Kidd. $5 to sit. Free to spit. 3720 Washington Ave. 7-10pm

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

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

The Proletariat Gallery & Public House. Coast2Soul Poetry Open Mic. All are welcome. 2221 Market St, Suite 100, Galveston. Sign-up: 8pm. Event:

8:30-11pm

Wednesday, May 16

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

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, May 17

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

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

Friday, May 18

Inprint House. Inprint Writing Cafe. A place for writers to focus each week on their work. 1520 West Main. 9am-12pm

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

Rudyard's British Pub. Gulf Coast Magazine Reading Series, featuring writers of all writing genres, including poetry. Check their website for specifics on genres and featured writers: Gulf Coast Reading Series. 2010 Waugh Dr. 7-8:30pm

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

Saturday, May 19

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. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, May 20

Indigo at Midtown. Poetry Lounge Open Mic. Poetry performances, acoustic sets and live DJ. Hosted by Se7en, Joe P and Nikki Da Kidd. Tickets (Eventbrite): Advance $10; Door $15. 2117 Chenevert St. 6-10pm

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

Monday, May 21

Glass Mountain Presents
Boldface Conference
May 21 – 25, 2018


Boldface is the only conference in the US dedicated to emerging writers. It offers daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017. The student-driven perspective offers unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.

Attendees are invited to submit their work for the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.

Featured Writers
Poetry: Analicia Sotelo
Fiction: Daniel Peña
Nonfiction: Dickson Lam

NOTE: As more specific information becomes available, the Boldface listings will be updated.

Conference Dates
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
From Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration

May 21 – 25, 2018 | Conference

Boldface 2018 Rates
                                Student   Community Member
Jan  1 – Apr 25            $195       $295
Apr 26 – May 14           $295       $395
May 15 – May 23          $395       $495
 

For more information go to Boldface website

 

University of Houston
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 22

Glass Mountain Presents
Boldface Conference
May 21 – 25, 2018


Boldface is the only conference in the US dedicated to emerging writers. It offers daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017. The student-driven perspective offers unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.

Attendees are invited to submit their work for the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.

Featured Writers
Poetry: Analicia Sotelo
Fiction: Daniel Peña
Nonfiction: Dickson Lam

NOTE: As more specific information becomes available, the Boldface listings will be updated.

Conference Dates
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
From Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration

May 21 – 25, 2018 | Conference

Boldface 2018 Rates
                                Student   Community Member
Jan  1 – Apr 25            $195       $295
Apr 26 – May 14           $295       $395
May 15 – May 23          $395       $495
 

For more information go to Boldface website

 

University of Houston
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 23

Glass Mountain Presents
Boldface Conference
May 21 – 25, 2018


Boldface is the only conference in the US dedicated to emerging writers. It offers daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017. The student-driven perspective offers unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.

Attendees are invited to submit their work for the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.

Featured Writers
Poetry: Analicia Sotelo
Fiction: Daniel Peña
Nonfiction: Dickson Lam

NOTE: As more specific information becomes available, the Boldface listings will be updated.

Conference Dates
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
From Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration

May 21 – 25, 2018 | Conference

Boldface 2018 Rates
                                Student   Community Member
Jan  1 – Apr 25            $195       $295
Apr 26 – May 14           $295       $395
May 15 – May 23          $395       $495
 

For more information go to Boldface website

 

University of Houston
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

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, May 24

Glass Mountain Presents
Boldface Conference
May 21 – 25, 2018


Boldface is the only conference in the US dedicated to emerging writers. It offers daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017. The student-driven perspective offers unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.

Attendees are invited to submit their work for the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.

Featured Writers
Poetry: Analicia Sotelo
Fiction: Daniel Peña
Nonfiction: Dickson Lam

NOTE: As more specific information becomes available, the Boldface listings will be updated.

Conference Dates
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
From Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration

May 21 – 25, 2018 | Conference

Boldface 2018 Rates
                                Student   Community Member
Jan  1 – Apr 25            $195       $295
Apr 26 – May 14           $295       $395
May 15 – May 23          $395       $495
 

For more information go to Boldface website

 

University of Houston
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

Friday, May 25

Glass Mountain Presents
Boldface Conference
May 21 – 25, 2018


Boldface is the only conference in the US dedicated to emerging writers. It offers daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels in an intimate and supportive environment designed specifically with the needs of emerging writers in mind.

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, University of Houston’s undergraduate literary magazine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2017. The student-driven perspective offers unique insights into the needs and issues facing emerging writers in today’s challenging literary environment.

Attendees are invited to submit their work for the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees.

Featured Writers
Poetry: Analicia Sotelo
Fiction: Daniel Peña
Nonfiction: Dickson Lam

NOTE: As more specific information becomes available, the Boldface listings will be updated.

Conference Dates
Jan 3 – Apr 25, 2018 | Early Bird Registration
From Apr 26, 2018 | Regular Registration

May 21 – 25, 2018 | Conference

Boldface 2018 Rates
                                Student   Community Member
Jan  1 – Apr 25            $195       $295
Apr 26 – May 14           $295       $395
May 15 – May 23          $395       $495
 

For more information go to Boldface website

 

University of Houston
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

Rudyard's British Pub. Gulf Coast Magazine Reading Series, featuring writers of all writing genres, including poetry. Check their website for specifics on genres and featured writers: Gulf Coast Reading Series. 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, May 26

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

Mojeaux's Louisiana Drinkery. Open Mic. Hosted by Royal the Artist. 2024 Rusk St. 9pm

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

Sunday, May 27

Indigo at Midtown. Poetry Lounge Open Mic. Poetry performances, acoustic sets and live DJ. Hosted by Se7en, Joe P and Nikki Da Kidd. Tickets (Eventbrite): Advance $10; Door $15. 2117 Chenevert St. 6-10pm

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

Monday, May 28

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

Tuesday, May 29

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 30

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, May 31

Poison Girl. Poison Pen Reading Series. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. 1641 Westheimer Rd. 8:30-10pm

 

Public Poetry Calendar