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April 2018 Newsbits

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Take the Poetry Ride to Round Top

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Alianza Poetica Intercultural

Failure to Identify

First Friday

Gulf Coast Poets

Houston Poetry Fest

Houston Poetry Slam

Houston VIP Slam Team


Invisible Lines


Nuestra Palabra

poACTry Productions

The Poetic Den

Poison Pen Reading Series

Public Poetry

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach


Voices Breaking Boundaries

Women in the Visual & Literary Arts (WiVLA)

Word Around Town (currently inactive)

Words & Art

Writers in the Schools (WITS)


For information on the member organizations, please visit our Organizations Page.

Travel on a round-trip luxury coach ride for the main day at the Round Top Poetry Festival, Saturday, April 21, 2018, that includes a full day of readings and events.

On the ride to the festival, Houston Poet Laureate, Deborah DEEP Mouton will conduct a workshop exclusively for the poetry riders.

The coach leaves Houston at 9am from Walmart Superstore parking lot at I-10 and Silber and will be back in Houston around 10:45pm.

Included in the package is:

  • Travel to and from Round Top

  • Rolling poetry workshop

  • Catered box lunch

  • Guided tour of the renowned Festival Hill grounds and gardens

  • Afternoon talk

  • Afternoon readings

  • An open mic on the stunning

  • Concert Hall stage

  • Pop-up Festival bookstore with featured author signings

  • Dinner at a Rrstaurant in Round Top

  • 8pm evening readings and music.

Total cost for package is $175 (Discounted to $150 for educators, students and Public Poetry members at the $8/month level and above.) Saturday-only festival registration is $75 if purchased individually.

Another perk is traveling with festival poets, including Coleman Barks, Scott Brownlee, Carrie Fountain, Kurt Heinzelman, Tomás Q. Morín, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Naomi Shihab Nye, Emmy Pérez, Laura Van Prooyen, Roger Reeves, Liz Garton Scanlon, Javier Zamora.

For further info and the itinerary, please see the HPS calendar.

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NP 20th Anniversary!

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say was founded in Houston in April of 1998 by writer Tony Diaz. The mission of Nuestra Palabra is to promote Latino literature and literacy.

NP strives to cultivate and promote talent from the local Latinx community alongside literary icons.

Check the Houston Poetry Summit calendar page to see further details on the anniversary celebration.