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All events and conditions are subject to change.
All events in Houston unless otherwise specified.
All events free unless otherwise specified.

Events are updated and added as information comes in, so check back often.


Sep 8 - Oct 7, 2018


 

Sunday, September 9

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, September 10

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) was born on September 10, 1886, in Bethlehem, PA. She was a leading poet of the imagist movement, along with Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. She was also a novelist and memoirist. Despite her brilliance and literary output, she was one of the victims of male critics in the early to mid 20th century who tended to erase women from literary history. She was rediscovered in the seventies and hailed not only for the strength of her feminism but for her exquisite use of language. She lived most of the last part of her life in Switzerland, but she did travel to the US in 1960 to receive an American Academy of Arts and Letters medal. In September of 1961, she died of a stroke and her remains were buried in the city of her birth.

Tuesday, September 11

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

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

Wednesday, September 12

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

District 1960. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. Featured Readers and open mic. 3337-A Cypress Creek. $2 cover. 7pm-12am

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, September 13

Tintero Projects in Association With MFAH Presents
Readings & Workshop Series:
Art + Poetry: A Walkabout Literary Experience
In Cullen Sculpture Garden

7-9pm

Join Tintero Projects: Readings & Workshop Series and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to enjoy a one-of-a-kind literary event. The MFAH and Tintero Projects host five notable Houston poets and writers in an exploration of the Cullen Sculpture Garden.

Join in a walkabout reading, and experience the sculpture garden in a new way: through the words of some of Houston’s most exciting writers. Traverse the space as each poet reads or performs a literary work inspired by one of the many sculptures.

Arrive a little early to enjoy drinks, food-truck bites and music at Happy Hour Thursday, 5 to 8 pm.

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Kevin Chavez is a current senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston. Kevin is a lyricist, musician and poet with several pieces published in the Iconoclast Artist teen poetry anthology, They Say. Kevin hopes to pursue a career in creative writing and would like to attend University of Texas.

Ayokunle Falomo's work has been featured in print and online numerous times, including in Glass Mountain, Berkeley Poetry Review, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Houston Public Media, Pressure Gauge Press, Write About Now, Mantra Review, Santa Fe Writers Project and Barzakh Magazine. He is the recipient of MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and his poems have been selected as finalists or winners for Fourteen Hills Press' Stacy Doris Memorial Award, Flypaper Magazine's Music Poetry Contest, The OffBeat's Poetry Contest and Nimrod Journal's The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry.

Cristina Martinez is a spoken word artist whose work has been featured on We Are Mitú and HuffPost Latinos. Cristina has had the privilege of competing in Red Stick Regional Slam, Red Alert, and Southern Fried Poery Slam in 2018. She has performed with Houston’s Public Poetry at public libraries, The T.R.U.T.H. Project at MATCH, an installment at Station Museum and a cast member for a staged reading of Just Like Us by Karen Zacarías at Stages Theatre.

Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from University of Pittsburgh. He’s also a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in various publications such as African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, Boston Review, The Common, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast and Harvard Review Online. Moody is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012). Olympic Butter Gold, his second collection, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize.

Dulcie David Veluthukaran is a writer, educator and poetry activist. Dulcie first arrived on the slam scene in 2005, and has tinkered with spoken word intermittently since. She has been on Team Ballabajoomba (2006, 2007), Houston VIP (2014, 2015, 2016) and worked with adult and youth teams in a coaching capacity. Dulcie is part of multiple writing cohorts and is currently  supporting writing instruction in Houston schools.

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A tranquil oasis of art and nature, the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden showcases masterworks of 20th- and 21st-century sculpture by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Dan Graham, Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin and David Smith.

Information about the garden, parking and public transportation.

 

Cullen Sculpture Garden
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

900 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

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

Friday, September 14

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

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

Saturday, September 15

     

Poets Northwest Presents
True Lies and Real Poems: A Workshop
With Susan Maxwell Campbell

10am-12pm

Said Campbell, "My husband is fond of saying, “'Why should you stick to the facts? That just spoils a good story.' And keeping tightly to truth doesn’t always produce a good poem, either. On the other hand, we’re told to write what we know, so how much can you or should you invent in a poem? We’ll examine works of three writers along the spectrum of truth and fabrication in order to sharpen our awareness of how making something up can strengthen a poem. After a short break, we’ll look at specific writing prompts for invention in poetry; take some time to draft a poem; and share that stub of a poem."

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Susan Maxwell Campbell grew up in Denver and Dallas. She has degrees in French from the University of Colorado and Texas Tech University; and in creative writing from the University of North Texas, where she received the University Writing Award for Graduate Poetry in 2006. Her poems have appeared in Christian Century, English in Texas, North Texas Review, Ancient Paths, Snowy Egret, Borderlands, NFSPS and PST anthologies and others; her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has written liturgy for worship services for two Presbyterian congregations. Susan serves as secretary of the Fort Worth Poetry Society and as director of the Poetry Society of Texas. Anything You Ever Wanted to Know won the 2015 book prize from the Poetry Society of Texas. Summer’s Back and Two Lilies, a CD with Susan Vogel Taylor, are her most recent titles. She is retired from teaching in public schools and lives in Mansfield, Texas.
 

Windwood Presbyterian Church
10555 Spring-Cypress Rd, Rm 124
Houston TX 77070
281-378-4040

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

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

Friendswood Public Library's
Second Annual Ekphrastic  Poetry Reading

6:30-8:30pm

View the artwork while listening to some amazing poems from this year's juried poets: Daniel Carrington Jr., Jane Chance, David Cowen, Kimberly Hall, Margaret McDonald, John Milereit, Susan Musch, Judith Oppenheim, Jo Padgett, Elina Petrova, Stephanie Pilar, Anis Shivani, Sandi Stromberg, Susan Zinn, Gregory Zinn, DE Zuconne.

 

Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Don't forget to change the background color to the lighter blue.

 

Friendswood Public Library
416 S Friendswood Dr
Friendswood TX 77546
281-482-7135
 

Midtown Bar & Grill. Best Lil Poetry House in Texas, featuring TBA. Hosted by Black Snow and Rain. 425 West Gray. 8pm-12am

Sunday, September 16

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, September 17

William Carlos Williams was born September 17, 1883, in Rutherford, New Jersey. A revolutionary innovator in American poetry, he was a link between the Imagists and the Beats. Unlike H.D. and Ezra Pound, he did not become an expatiate but stayed on his home ground, writing poetry, novels, short stories, memoir, essays, translations and plays. His mother was an artist, and Williams painted in his youth. He also had symbiotic relationships with many artists, including Charles Demuth, who was inspired by Williams' "The Great Figure" to paint "I saw the figure 5 in gold." Because of unfounded accusations during the era of McCarthyism, The Library of Congress barred him from serving out his term as Consultant in Poetry (Poet Laureate) and never apologized.

Tuesday, September 18

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

 

     

Poetry FIX Reading Series Presents
The Fabulous Billie Duncan & Jeannie Gambill

6:30-8pm

Poetry Fix is a combination of dynamic readings and fascinating interviews. Mike Alexander is the host. An open reading will follow.

Come early, because parking is limited and the coffee is good.

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Billie Duncan is a popular performance poet and author of four poetry books, including Beneath the Desk (acquired by Brown University for inclusion in the Harris Collection of American Poems and Plays) and Requiem for the Plastic Clown (which won the Weasel Press Chapbook Competition). Duncan is also a journalist, photographer and artist, and her poems, articles, columns, photography and artwork have been published in numerous journals, anthologies, magazines and newspapers. She is communications director of Houston Poetry Fest and coordinator of Houston Poetry Summit, as well as promoting and consulting for many other poetry organizations. She taught creative dramatics at Penn State University and is teaching beginning poetry at Writespace this fall (2018).

Jeannie Gambill’s poetry has appeared in, Gulf Coast, Cenizo, The Weight of Addition: An Anthology of Texas Poetry, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, and the Texas Poetry Calendars of 2011 and 2012. She was recipient of the 2011 Dana Award for Poetry, and a winner in the Artlines Competition (2012). She has been a featured poet in Houston’s Public Poetry Reading Series, and was a finalist in the Ruth G. Hardman/Nimrod Poetry Competition.

 

Fix Coffeebar
415 Westheimer Rd
Houston TX 77006
832-807-4562

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. Coast 2 Soul Poetry Open Mic. All are welcome. 2221 Market St, Suite 100, Galveston. Sign-up: 8pm. Event:

8:30-11pm

Wednesday, September 19

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

District 1960. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. Featured Readers and open mic. 3337-A Cypress Creek. $2 cover. 7pm-12am

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, September 20

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, September 21

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

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

Saturday, September 22

Texas Poetry Calendar 2019 Reading
Kallisto Gaia Press

4pm

Come hear some of Texas' premier poets read their contributions to the iconic 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar. A limited number of signed copies will be available or purchase yours and have the poets autograph it for you.

Kallisto Gaia Press is a non-profit press supporting poets and writers that publishes anthologies of well-crafted short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction--and pays its contributors.

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Check back later for names of the readers.

 

Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Dr
Houston TX 77079
281-497-8675

 

 

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

Brasil. 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. 2604 Dunlavy. $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

Sunday, September 23

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, September 24

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

Tuesday, September 25

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, September 26

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

District 1960. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. Featured Readers and open mic. 3337-A Cypress Creek. $2 cover. 7pm-12am

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, September 27

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

Friday, September 28

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

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

     

Brazos Bookstore Presents
Henk Rossouw Reading From Xamissa

7pm


Henk Rossouw teaches creative writing (poetry) and literature at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, Boston Review and other publications. His new book-length poem, Xamissa (
Fordham University Press, 2018) won the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize. Best American Experimental Writing 2018 (Wesleyan University Press) features an excerpt.

A work of documentary poetics that investigates the cost of whiteness in South Africa, Xamissa code-switches at times into Lontara, the subversive Indonesian script that undercuts the prevalence of Dutch in the colonial archive. Through serial questions around the ethics of its address, Xamissa probes the interrelation of language, sociality, and resistance, in its bid to interrogate the archive as a draft of the city’s future.

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Please Note:

  • Reserve your book online at least 24 hours in advance. Call 713-523-0701 to reserve books on the day of the signing.

  • Please buy books to-be-signed directly from Brazos Bookstore.

  • Get there early because parking in the lot is limited. There is abundant street parking nearby.

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston TX 77005
713-523-0701
 

 

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, September 29

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

Sunday, September 30

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 and open mic. 211 S Main St, Bryan TX. 8:30-11pm

 


All events and conditions are subject to change.
All events in Houston unless otherwise specified.
All events free unless otherwise specified.

Events are updated and added as information comes in, so check back often.

Oct 1 - 7, 2018


 

Monday, October 1

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

Tuesday, October 2

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

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. Coast 2 Soul Poetry Open Mic. All are welcome. 2221 Market St, Suite 100, Galveston. Sign-up: 8pm. Event:

8:30-11pm

Wednesday, October 3

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

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. Featured Readers and open mic. Bammel N Houston Rd. $2 cover. 7pm-12am

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, October 4

Every Thursday - 6pm

Living Art is a community art program which hosts artists from around Houston, including poets, writers, theatre groups, performance artists, visual artists, car artists and others engaging, educating, promoting and advancing art and artists in the Gulf Coast region. Hosted by Mike McGuire and Bucky Rea.

 

Houston VIP Slam Team
Celebrates 10 Great Years
Of Poetry Slam

6:30pm

 

Outspoken Bean
The Fluent One
Raie Crawford
Jordan Simpson
Erica Nicole
Black Blues
Marcell Murphy
Digh
Stephe B
Monica Leigh
Jeremy Eugene
Konji
Seth Walker
CP Maze
Trademark
and
Deborah DEEP Mouton

 

Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St
Houston TX 77004
713-526-1015

        

 

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, October 5

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

Saturday, October 6

Public Poetry Reading Series

2-4pm

Bucky Rea is founder of Invisible Lines, a troupe of poets who put other people’s poetry on stage. Shows have included the works of Robin Davidson, Debra Mathes, Salvador Macias, Samira Noorali, Alice Alsup, Savannah Blue, Billie Duncan and Edgar Allan Poe. Rea graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1989. He has emceed poetry readings around town and served as Events Coordinator for the Houston Poetry Fest 2012-2014. From 2015-2016 he served on Frenetic Theater’s Artist Board. His work has been featured in three juried Fringe Festivals in Houston. He is co-host, along with Mike McGuire, of KPFT Radio’s Living Art program.

Paige Quiñones is a PhD fellow in poetry with the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston, where she is an assistant poetry editor at Gulf Coast. She received her MFA from the Ohio State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street Review, Copper Nickel, Muzzle Magazine, Quarterly West and elsewhere.

Anna Maria Morris is an emerging poet with a strong performance background, including her work at Stages Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theater and Houston Grand Opera.

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). 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. In 2010, Katherine Hoerth received the Nuestra Voz Poetry Prize for border women poets.

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The library event also includes a WITS student reading, open mic, book give-away and After-Words to continue the conversation at a recommended eatery TBA.

 

Mancuso Neighborhood Library
6767 Bellfort
Houston TX 77087
832-393-1920

 

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

Sunday, October 7

Edgar Allan Poe died 169 years ago on this date, so this is the 168th anniversary of his demise. Accordingly, this day has been declared National Dark Poetry Day by National Day Calendar as requested by The Horror Writers Association (HWA). There are so many conflicting stories and suppositions about Poe's life that it would take a master detective with a time machine to write a definitive biography. Since Poe created the detective story and has been reputed to have been a time traveler (Mysterious Universe), perhaps he would have been the only one to have been able to provide absolute proof as to how he lived and died. Too bad.

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