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 Mar 21 - Apr 21, 2019


Thursday, March 21

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.

 

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, March 22

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

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

REELpoetry/HoustonTX

8:30-10:30pm

REELpoetry/HoustonTX is three days with more than 50 films including cinepoetry, documentaries and videos from local, national and international filmmakers, poets and artists. Catch screenings of U.S. premiers, films by previous prize winners, and videos of homegrown performance poets. You’ll also find talks, a workshop and a panel discussion scattered throughout, as well as live poetry performances. It’s an occasion to network and socialize with creative people who combine film and poetry in distinctive ways. It’s a place to adjust your expectations, to wrap your mind around potentialities, to consider what poetry and film are capable of and to stretch beyond the boundaries where film and poetry intersect.

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Hosted by Fran Sanders and Amir Safi.

A night of local poetry performances featuring video from Public Poetry’s PM Show: Poets & Musicians and Write About Now, plus youth videos, two fine examples of cinepoetry, and trailers for the featured documentary BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.

Artists/poets, in alphabetical order:
Zach Blunt,  Marie Brown,  Natasha Carrizosa,  Raie Crawford,  DEEP,  Chris Diaz,  Alan Dunnett,  Kelly Ellis,  Ayokunle Falomo,  Ivo Krakowski,  Loyce Gayo,  Christina Martinez,  Terry Jude Miller,  Bill Moran,  Norma Pascusz,  Peace,  Bucky Rea,  Amir Safi,  Charlie Scott,  Loueva Smith,  Faye Timmons,  Regina Vigil,  R.J. Wright,  plus youth poets from WITS and Iconoclast Artists

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PRICE: $10-15 for single events or SAVE with 2-day pass for $25 or 3-day pass for $30. Two and three day passes also include FREE screening of our feature documentary, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.

TICKETS

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For complete info: www.reelpoetryhoustontx.com

 

Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy
Houston TX 77006
713-528-1993

 

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

Saturday, March 23

REELpoetry/HoustonTX

9:30-11am @ Salento Bistrot

2:30-5:30 & 7-9pm @ UH-Downtown

9pm-? @ Rudyard's British Pub

REELpoetry/HoustonTX is three days with more than 50 films including cinepoetry, documentaries and videos from local, national and international filmmakers, poets and artists. Catch screenings of U.S. premiers, films by previous prize winners, and videos of homegrown performance poets. You’ll also find talks, a workshop and a panel discussion scattered throughout, as well as live poetry performances. It’s an occasion to network and socialize with creative people who combine film and poetry in distinctive ways. It’s a place to adjust your expectations, to wrap your mind around potentialities, to consider what poetry and film are capable of and to stretch beyond the boundaries where film and poetry intersect.

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9:30-11:00am

"Audio and Visual Poetics" Workshop with Dr. Toni Holland

Salento Bistrot

2407 Rice Blvd

Houston TX 77005

Map & Directions

2:30 – 5:30pm

Thirty-six short cinepoetry film screenings (with breaks).

Panel Discussion
7:00-9:00pm
Screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
Discussion led by Ayokunle Falomo

University of Houston-Downtown

Welcome Center

1 Main St (if taking the train)

201 Girard St (if using the parking garage)

Houston TX 77002

9:00pm-until?

After-party

Rudyard's British Pub

2010 Waugh Dr

Houston TX 77006

Map & Directions

 

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PRICE: $10-15 for single events or SAVE with 2-day pass for $25 or 3-day pass for $30. Two and three day passes also include FREE screening of our feature documentary, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.

TICKETS

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For complete info: www.reelpoetryhoustontx.com

 

     

The Ocotillo Review Vol. 3.1
Release Celebration at Writespace

3-4:30pm


Join Kallisto Gaia Press as Writespace hosts the release of The Ocotillo Review Volume 3.1. Featured readers, including Courtney O'Banion Smith, Elina Petrova, Sage Webb and more, will read from one of America's fastest growing international literary journals. Refreshments will be available.

Board members and editorial staff from Kallisto Gaia Press will provide information on getting paid for your literary art. A Q&A will follow. The current journal and back issues will be available for purchase at a discount.

Public · Hosted by Kallisto Gaia Press and Writespace

 

Writespace
2000 A Edwards #208
Houston TX 77007
713-516-5679

 

     

Azaleas on Fire Book Launch
Gabrielle Langley

4pm

This is the remiere of Gabrielle Langley’s poetry collection, Azaleas on Fire (Sable Books, 2019), including special appearance readings by Robin Davidson, Winston Derden and Saba Husain.

Gabrielle Langley is a recipient of the Vivian Nellis Memorial Award for Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Harbinger Asylum, Eunoia Review, GW Review, The Hatchet and Round Top Poetry Anthology. During the day, Langley works as a mental health professional. To safeguard her own mental health, she writes poetry and dances Argentine tango at night.

 

River Oaks Bookstore
3270 Westheimer
Houston TX 77098
713-520-0061

 

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

2nd Annual Women On The Bayou Poetry Slam
Presented by Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach

7-10pm


Twenty of the world's top women poets from as far as New York, LA, Atlanta and more will be having an all-out word brawl. Some were seen on TV One
's Lexus Verses & Flow and are ranked as top poets on the poetry circuit. This will be a very powerful show that you don't want to miss!

 

TICKETS

 

Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
713-220-5700

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

Sunday, March 24

REELpoetry/HoustonTX

1:20-5:45pm

REELpoetry/HoustonTX is three days with more than 50 films including cinepoetry, documentaries and videos from local, national and international filmmakers, poets and artists. Catch screenings of U.S. premiers, films by previous prize winners, and videos of homegrown performance poets. You’ll also find talks, a workshop and a panel discussion scattered throughout, as well as live poetry performances. It’s an occasion to network and socialize with creative people who combine film and poetry in distinctive ways. It’s a place to adjust your expectations, to wrap your mind around potentialities, to consider what poetry and film are capable of and to stretch beyond the boundaries where film and poetry intersect.

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1:20-3:25pm (with a break)
-Screening two Robert Frank documentaries: Pull My Daisy and This Song for Jack, introduced by Marian Luntz, curator of film and video, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
-WITS student videos
-Stalina Villareal and Ivette Roman poetry performance
-Outspoken Bean: premiering #midweekstanzas Season 3
4:15-5:45pm
-Screening DVD BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (90 min)
 

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PRICE: $10-15 for single events or SAVE with 2-day pass for $25 or 3-day pass for $30. Two and three day passes also include FREE screening of our feature documentary, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.

TICKETS

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For complete info: www.reelpoetryhoustontx.com

 

MATCH Box 1

3400 Main St

Houston TX 77002

Map & Directions

 

Axelrad. Open mic: music, poetry, etc. 1517 Alabama St. Sign-up, 5pm. Show start, 6pm.

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, March 25

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

Tuesday, March 26

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
7-8pm

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

The Americana. Bayou City Showcase Songwriters Night. Poets are very much welcome! Host: Mark Zeus. 2957 Bingle Rd. 8pm

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

Wednesday, March 27

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. BYOB. Open mic/live music/poetry/hiphop/karaoke. Hosted by Queen Niomie Luvv. 13513 Bammel N Houston Rd. $5 cover. 7pm-12am

Renee's on the Bayou. Poetic Nights on the Bayou. Hosted by Emoetry Speaks. 2541 N. MacGregor Way. $5 poets, $10 audience. 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

District 1960. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. Featured Readers and open mic. 3337-A Cypress Creek. $5 before 9:30pm, $10 after 9:30pm Sign-up: 7pm-9:30pm. Show starts 9:30pm.

Thursday, March 28

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.

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

Friday, March 29

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

Saturday, March 30

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, March 31

Axelrad. Open mic: music, poetry, etc. 1517 Alabama St. Sign-up, 5pm. Show start, 6pm.

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

 


Monday, April 1

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

Holly Lyn Walrath is the author of Glimmerglass Girl, published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Texas Poetry Calendar, ARTHouston and elsewhere.

Listen to her poem "Blue Cadillac."

 

Tuesday, April 2

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
7-8pm

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 Americana. Bayou City Showcase Songwriters Night. Poets are very much welcome! Host: Mark Zeus. 2957 Bingle Rd. 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

Matty Layne Glasgow is a poet and teaching artist from Sugar Land. He is the author of the forthcoming collection deciduous qween, selected by Richard Blanco as the winner of the 2017 Benjamin Saltman Award. 

His poem will be available on April 2: Voices and Verses

 

Wednesday, April 3

Nuestra Palabra 21st Anniversary Showcase

6:30-8:30pm

The evening will feature leading Latino writers, thinkers and leaders, as well as three Nuestra Palabra second-generation writers who began writing with Nuestra Palabra and are now nationally published authors.

Dignitaries:

NP Founder, writer Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, host of the KPFT bilingual radio show Nuestra Palabra and a political analyst on the weekly live political talk show "What's Your Point?" on Fox 26 Houston.

The Godfather of Chicano Literature, Dagoberto Gilb is author of nine books, editor of two canonical anthologies and the founding editor of Huizache, considered to be the country's best Latino literary magazine.

Mari Carmen Ramirez is The MFAH Wortham Curator of Latin American Art. She will discuss the museum's holdings of Mexican American and Latino art.

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia will make a special announcement on a new Latino Art Initiative.

Featured Poets:

Lupe Mendez will present his his new book Why I Am Like Tequila.

Jasminne Mendez will read from her new book Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry.

Leslie Contreras Schwartz will read from her book Nightbloom & Cenote.

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Admission is free. For more info and to reserve your seats go to:
Nuestra Palabra Website

 

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston TX 77005
713-639-7300

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. BYOB. Open mic/live music/poetry/hiphop/karaoke. Hosted by Queen Niomie Luvv. 13513 Bammel N Houston Rd. $5 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

Emanuelee Outspoken Bean is an international performance poet, writer, poetry organizer and educator. He works with diverse groups including Writers in the Schools and Houston Grand Opera. He is the director of Meta-Four Houston.

His poem will be available on April 3: Voices and Verses

 

Thursday, April 4

Petrarch 's will was dated April 4, 1370 (he died July 19, 1374), which left a tussle between Venice and Padua as to where his library would be housed. However, by naming his son-in-law as executor, he made sure his illegitimate daughter would be cared for.

 

Day 1: AIPF
Full Festival: April 4-7, 2019

The schedule of events is subject to change depending on venue availability or anticipated audience size. Please be patient with on-line or on-site staff if the changes are last minute.

Houston area poets will be participating in the festival.

Thursday 04/04/2019
11:00 AM Reception
12:30 PM open mic Beauty of Language I workshop (Docherty)
2:30 PM Social Justice I Beauty of Language II workshop (Cain)
4:30 PM Panel ! Unrestricted I Woman Read
7:00 PM workshop (Barendson/West) Music-Poetry I workshop (Henley)

 

AIPF Website

 

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.

Rosenberg Library. An evening of story-telling and poetry from Jim Boone, founder of Texas Poetry Project and author of Somebody Say "Amen!" 2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Texas 77550. 7pm

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

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

Luisa Muradyan is an award-winning poet, who is currently a PhD candidate in poetry at UH. Author of American Radiance (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), her poems have appeared in multiple publications.

Her poem will be available on April 4: Voices and Verses

 

Friday, April 5

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

Day 2: AIPF
Full Festival: April 4-7, 2019


The schedule of events is subject to change depending on venue availability or anticipated audience size. Please be patient with on-line or on-site staff if the changes are last minute.

Houston area poets will be participating in the festival.

Friday 04/05/2019
9:00 AM workshop (Merrill) Unrestricted II workshop (Jones)
11:00 AM Tribute Social Justice II workshop (Rex)
1:00 PM workshop (McCrady) workshop (Stone) University Poets I
3:00 PM Visual Poetry I-35 Poets I Unrestricted III
5:00 PM workshop (Petrova) University Poets II LGBTQ
7:00 PM open mic Anthology Launch Music-Poetry II

 

AIPF Website

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: Robin Reagler

8:30pm

Robin Reagler is the author of Teeth & Teeth (Headmistress Press, 2018) and Dear Red Airplane (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011, 2018). Teeth & Teeth is the winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize selected by Natalie Diaz. Dear Red Airplane won the ReBound Series and has been re-issued with a foreword by Laura Mullen. Reagler’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Pleiades, Iowa Review, Colorado Review and other journals. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She serves as the executive director of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and leads the national WITS Alliance.

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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

 

Eloísa Pérez-Lozano has published poetry in aaduna, Diverse Voices Quarterly, the Acentos Review, the Ofi Press and several anthologies. She is events and publicity coordinator at Arte Público Press.

Her poem will be available on April 5: Voices and Verses

 

Saturday, April 6

On On April 6, 1327, Petrarch saw a beautiful, demure blonde-haired woman in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon: Laura. He was instantly obsessed, and the history of poetry was changed by the sonnets he wrote about her and her unattainability.

 

Day 3: AIPF
Full Festival: April 4-7, 2019


The schedule of events is subject to change depending on venue availability or anticipated audience size. Please be patient with on-line or on-site staff if the changes are last minute.

Houston area poets will be participating in the festival.

Saturday 04/06/2019
9:00 AM workshop (Williams/Meili) Love in Is the Air I workshop (Spanish, Castillo)
11:00 AM Cowboy Poetry Love Is in the Air II workshop (Mike/Joyce Gullickson)
1:00 PM workshop (Peyrafitte/Joris) I-35 Poets II workshop (Guinn)
3:00 PM X-phrasis Unrestricted IV I-35 Poets III Barb's Legacy
5:00 PM Panel II workshop (Barrett) Hi-Stakes Haiku
7:00 PM I -35 Poets IV workshop (TBA) WLT Panel Members' meeting
9:30 PM Slam
12:00 AM Midnight to Dawn

 

AIPF Website

 

     

Public Poetry Reading Series:
Daniel Carrington, Sam Gwynn,
Carrie Kornacki, Jasminne Mendez

2-4pm

Daniel Carrington is an architectural intern and poet. He’s a four-time juried poet for the Houston Poetry Fest, his work having been anthologized on each occasion, and he now serves on the festival’s Steering Committee. His poems have also appeared in Sol Magazine Project's anthology Thirteen Poets (2015). He’s been a featured reader around the greater Houston area, notably for Public Poetry and Friendswood Public Library’s Off the Page Poetry series. He’s a lifetime member of and Corresponding Secretary for the Gulf Coast Poets chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas. He lives in Cypress, Texas.

Poet, scholar, editor, and critic R.S. (Sam) Gwynn is an award-winning writer (Vereen Bell Award for Creative Writing, John Gould Fletcher Award for Poetry, Breakthrough Award from the University of Missouri Press and Michael Braude Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is author of several collections of poetry, including No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970–2000; The Narcissiad (1982), a book-length satirical poem; The Drive-In (1986); and Dogwatch (Measure Press, 2014). Gwynn is the editor of Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (2001) and New Expansive Poetry: Theory, Criticism, History (1999). He has also edited two volumes of The Dictionary of Literary Biography. His poetry has been featured in many anthologies and textbooks, including The Book of Forms (2000), The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry (2nd ed., 1999), and Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996.

Carrie Kornacki is a teacher, poet and children’s writer. She has a BS in journalism and has taught English language arts in Ohio and ESL in Suzhou, China. Currently, she teaches ESL at Westfield High School in Spring, Texas. She was selected as a juried Poet for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Houston Poetry Festival and a juried poet for the 2014 Austin Poetry Fest. In 2015 and 2016, she was the recipient of The Lucille Johnson Clark Memorial Award awarded to the top Houston Poetry Fest juried poet who is a kindergarten through twelfth grade classroom teacher.

Jasminne Mendez is an award-winning author, performance poet, actress and educator. Mendez has performed her poetry in venues all around Houston, including the MFAH, Rice and 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 also won the COG Poetry Prize for her poems "Run, Irelia, Run," "Bounty," and "Return to Water." Her second book was Night-Blooming Jasminne: Personal Essays & Poems (Arte Publico Press). She is the co-founder and program director of the Houston-based Latino literary arts organization Tintero Projects and a co-host to the poetry and writing podcast series InkWell, a collaboration between Tintero Projects and Inprint Houston.

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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.

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
1349 W 43rd St
Houston TX 77018
832-393-1960

 

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, April 7

Day 4: AIPF
Full Festival: April 4-7, 2019


The schedule of events is subject to change depending on venue availability or anticipated audience size. Please be patient with on-line or on-site staff if the changes are last minute.

Houston area poets will be participating in the festival.

Sunday 04/07/2019
10:00 AM workshop (TBA) Founder’s Brunch
11:30 AM open mic open mic - AIPF Revue
1:00 PM Awards open mic K-12 Workshops
3:00 PM Youth Anthology open mic
3:30 PM Closing Ceremony open mic

 

AIPF Website

Axelrad. Open mic: music, poetry, etc. 1517 Alabama St. Sign-up, 5pm. Show start, 6pm.

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

Drop Tha Mic: First Sundays

pm

Yes, Duchess Pendragon is lighting the stage with her golden talents with an open mic that will light the night. Tonight's feature is none other than Goddess Fe.

Tickets: $7 Advance & $10 at the door

Reserve Advance Tickets:

L.J. Garfield

 

Ogun Art + Wine Lounge
920 Studemont St, Suite 150
Houston TX 77007
281-501-1788

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

Monday, April 8

Petrarch was the second poet laureate to be so designated since the classical age. He was honored on April 8, 1341, crowned by Roman Senatori Giordano Orsini and Orso dell'Anguillara on the holy grounds of Rome's Capitol.

 

Reyes Ramirez is an educator, editor, poetry activist and award-winning poet and nonfiction writer (2017 Blue Mesa Review Nonfiction Contest, 2014 riverSedge Poetry Prize). He has poems, stories, essays, and reviews in multiple publications.

His reading will be available April 8: Voices and Verses

Tuesday, April 9

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
7-8pm

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

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman:

Pure Grass by Bruce Noll

1pm

This year marks the 200th anniversary of great American poet, essayist, and journalist, Walt Whitman. In celebration of the Whitman bicentennial and National Poetry Month, poet Bruce Noll will present his one-man show, Pure Grass at Barbara Bush Branch Library. In Pure Grass, Noll dons period costume to capture the spirit of the poet. He moves through the audience sharing Whitman’s words and themes. Pure Grass gives audiences the opportunity to experience Whitman's poetry as it was meant to be: spoken aloud, person to person.

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For the past 49 years Bruce Noll has been performing the work of Walt Whitman across the U.S. and other countries. His program, Pure Grass weaves several themes found in Whitman's Leaves of Grass as he moves about the audience reciting. Noll was once part of South Dakota Arts Council and for the last 20 years has been with the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program. Pure Grass has been featured at several Whitman conferences and celebrations as well as at many colleges and high schools across the nation. Both he and his wife are retired from University of New Mexico and live in Albuquerque. Bruce is also a published poet and has three books to his credit: Circumference of Light, Notes to My Mortician and The American Entomologists Poets Guide to the Order of Insects, for which he was is lead editor as well as and contributor.

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Pure Grass will also be presented on April 10, 4pm, at Barbara Bush Branch Library in Spring and on April 11, 7pm, at Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library.

Free and open to the public.

 

Harris County Public Library
Lone Star College-CyFair Branch
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress TX 77433

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

The Americana. Bayou City Showcase Songwriters Night. Poets are very much welcome! Host: Mark Zeus. 2957 Bingle Rd. 8pm

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

Ashlyn “Lyn” Stewart  is an accomplished performance poet with a bright future ahead of her. She twice won a coveted spot on the award-winning Meta-Four Houston Youth Slam Team, which is a program of Writers in the Schools (WITS).

Her reading will be available April 9: Voices and Verses

 

Wednesday, April 10

DAY 1
19th Annual College Union
Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)

PRELIMINARIES
5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Each year, poetry slam teams from across the county travel to compete for top honor at this event. For more info, go to: Advancing Campus Community Website


The preliminaries are free and open to the public.

Student Centers
University of Houston
4455 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman:

Pure Grass by Bruce Noll

1pm

This year marks the 200th anniversary of great American poet, essayist, and journalist, Walt Whitman. In celebration of the Whitman bicentennial and National Poetry Month, poet Bruce Noll will present his one-man show, Pure Grass at Barbara Bush Branch Library. In Pure Grass, Noll dons period costume to capture the spirit of the poet. He moves through the audience sharing Whitman’s words and themes. Pure Grass gives audiences the opportunity to experience Whitman's poetry as it was meant to be: spoken aloud, person to person.

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For the past 49 years Bruce Noll has been performing the work of Walt Whitman across the U.S. and other countries. His program, Pure Grass weaves several themes found in Whitman's Leaves of Grass as he moves about the audience reciting. Noll was once part of South Dakota Arts Council and for the last 20 years has been with the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program. Pure Grass has been featured at several Whitman conferences and celebrations as well as at many colleges and high schools across the nation. Both he and his wife are retired from University of New Mexico and live in Albuquerque. Bruce is also a published poet and has three books to his credit: Circumference of Light, Notes to My Mortician and The American Entomologists Poets Guide to the Order of Insects, for which he was is lead editor as well as and contributor.

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Pure Grass will also be presented on April 9, 1pm, at Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library and on April 11, 7pm, at Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library.

Free and open to the public.

 

Barbara Bush Branch Library
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring TX 77379

 

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. BYOB. Open mic/live music/poetry/hiphop/karaoke. Hosted by Queen Niomie Luvv. 13513 Bammel N Houston Rd. $5 cover. 7pm-12am

Renee's on the Bayou. Poetic Nights on the Bayou. Hosted by Emoetry Speaks. 2541 N. MacGregor Way. $5 poets, $10 audience. 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

Write About Now Open Mic
With Featured Poet Julian Randall

7:30-10:30pm

Julian Randall is a living queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Julian is the curator of Winter Tangerine Review’s Lineage of Mirrors. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as New York Times Magazine, The Georgia Review, Sixth Finch, and in the anthologies Portrait in Blues, Nepantla and New Poetry from the Midwest. He is a candidate for an MFA in poetry at Ole Miss. His first book, Refuse, is the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was named a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry.

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WAN open mics are open to all. Come see local poets from all across the greater Houston area share original works of poetry. The signup list goes up at 7:30pm. Most individuals start arriving before then to guarantee a spot on the list. First come, first served. The featured poet will perform around 9:45pm.

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Tickets:
$5 cash
$6 card

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Avant Garden
411 Westheimer
Houston TX 77006
832-519-1429

 

Rohan Chhetri bio and picture currently unavailable. Please check back.

His reading will be available April 10: Voices and Verses

 

Thursday, April 11

DAY 2
19th Annual College Union
Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)

PRELIMINARIES
5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Each year, poetry slam teams from across the county travel to compete for top honor at this event. For more info, go to: Advancing Campus Community Website


The preliminaries are free and open to the public.

Student Centers
University of Houston
4455 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

 

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.

 

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman:

Pure Grass by Bruce Noll

1pm

This year marks the 200th anniversary of great American poet, essayist, and journalist, Walt Whitman. In celebration of the Whitman bicentennial and National Poetry Month, poet Bruce Noll will present his one-man show, Pure Grass at Barbara Bush Branch Library. In Pure Grass, Noll dons period costume to capture the spirit of the poet. He moves through the audience sharing Whitman’s words and themes. Pure Grass gives audiences the opportunity to experience Whitman's poetry as it was meant to be: spoken aloud, person to person.

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For the past 49 years Bruce Noll has been performing the work of Walt Whitman across the U.S. and other countries. His program, Pure Grass weaves several themes found in Whitman's Leaves of Grass as he moves about the audience reciting. Noll was once part of South Dakota Arts Council and for the last 20 years has been with the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program. Pure Grass has been featured at several Whitman conferences and celebrations as well as at many colleges and high schools across the nation. Both he and his wife are retired from University of New Mexico and live in Albuquerque. Bruce is also a published poet and has three books to his credit: Circumference of Light, Notes to My Mortician and The American Entomologists Poets Guide to the Order of Insects, for which he was is lead editor as well as and contributor.

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Pure Grass will also be presented on April 9, 1pm, at Lone Star College-CyFair Branch and on April 10, 7pm, at Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library.

Free and open to the public.

 

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library
16616 Diana Lane
Houston TX 77062

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

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is an essayist and poet. She is the author of Nightbloom & Cenote (St. Julian Press, May 2018) and Fuego (Saint Julian Press, March 2016) Her work has recently appeared in Catapult, The Texas Review and Tinderboxx.

Her reading will be available April 11: Voices and Verses

 

Friday, April 12

DAY 3
19th Annual College Union
Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)

SEMIFINALS
6pm, 8pm

Each year, poetry slam teams from across the county travel to compete for top honor at this event. For more info, go to: Advancing Campus Community Website


The semifinals are free and open to the public.

Student Centers
University of Houston
4455 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

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

Jackson Neal is Houston's current Youth Poet Laureate, a champion performance poet and a three-time member of the city’s youth poetry slam team, Meta-Four Houston. He is currently studying creative writing at University of Houston.

xxx will be available April 12: Voices and Verses

 

Saturday, April 13

Public Poetry Presents

9:30am - 11pm


Travel on a round-trip luxury coach ride for the main day of Poetry at Round Top, Saturday, April 13 that includes a full day of readings and poetry events. On the ride to the festival, there will be a poetry workshop exclusively for the Poetry Ride participants. Here’s what’s included in the PACKAGE:

  • Saturday-Only Festival Registration ($75 value if purchased individually)

  • Travel to and from The Round Top Poetry Festival

  • Exclusive Rolling Poetry Workshop

  • Being with festival poets including Major Jackson, Marie Howe, Benjamin Sáenz, Vievee Francis, Forrest Gander, Natalia Treviño and more

  • 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

  • Gourmet dinner at a restaurant in Round Top

  • 8 PM Evening Readings and music

Coach leaves at 9:45am from Walmart parking lot at 1118 Silber Rd, Houston, TX 77055, off I-10 near the 610 loop. Please arrive by 9:30am. The coach will be at the back of the lot, towards the far end. Look for Public Poetry balloons!

Coach will return at 11pm.

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Tickets

 

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

DAY 3
19th Annual College Union
Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)

FINALS
7-10:30pm

Each year, poetry slam teams from across the county travel to compete for top honor at this event. For more info, go to: Advancing Campus Community Website

Open to the public.

Ticket Info:
Tickets at UH: $8 at the box office starting at 3pm.
Online: $12 (including online ticketing fee).

NOTE: Houston Poetry Summit could not find a link on the CUPSI website or on Facebook that could be used to purchase tickets online for the finals. If you know how people can purchase those tickets, please message us on Facebook.
 

Cullen Performance Hall
University of Houston
4800 University Dr
Houston TX 77204

Sunday, April 14

Axelrad. Open mic: music, poetry, etc. 1517 Alabama St. Sign-up, 5pm. Show start, 6pm.

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

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7-9pm

 

The Only Rooftop Poetry showcase in the city.

Hear some poetry, enjoy some great food, hookah, cigars and drinks with DJ Rheamarkable in the mix. Hosted by Mr. Reverse It and Poetic Den.

EVERY 2nd SUNDAY @ UNWINE (ROOFTOP)
Space is limited to 50 seats!

Poets:
▪ Phenix Fire
▪ Shacolby Shentell
▪ Aria Hope
▪ Dubb
▪ Max
▪ Zen Ase
▪ Laswaul

Plus a comedian and a singer.

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Space is limited to 50 seats:

Tickets
 

Unwine
4420 Almeda Rd
Houston TX 77004
832-804-9506

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

Monday, April 15

Featured poet will be either Erika Jo Brown, Addie Tsai, Jordan Simpson, Paige Quiñones or BJ Love. Check back later for the exact order, brief bio and picture.

In the meantime, check out  Voices and Verses

Tuesday, April 16

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
7-8pm

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 Americana. Bayou City Showcase Songwriters Night. Poets are very much welcome! Host: Mark Zeus. 2957 Bingle Rd. 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

Featured poet will be either Erika Jo Brown, Addie Tsai, Jordan Simpson, Paige Quiñones or BJ Love. Check back later for the exact order, brief bio and picture.

In the meantime, check out  Voices and Verses

 

Wednesday, April 17

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

     

Writer in Performance Series:
Octavio Quintanilla

7-9pm

Octavio Quintanilla is the author of the poetry collection, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014). His poetry, fiction, translations and photography have appeared, or are forthcoming, in journals such as Salamander, RHINO, Alaska Quarterly Review, Pilgrimage, Green Mountains Review, Southwestern American Literature, The Texas Observer and Existere: A Journal of Art & Literature. Reviews of his work can be found at CutBank Literary Journal, Concho River Review, San Antonio Express-News, American Microreviews & Interviews, Southwestern American Literature, Pleiades and others.

Hosted by Greater Conroe Arts Alliance and Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

Lone Star College-Montgomery
Room G-102
3200 College Park Dr
Conroe, Texas 77384

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Entertainment Wednesdays. BYOB. Open mic/live music/poetry/hiphop/karaoke. Hosted by Queen Niomie Luvv. 13513 Bammel N Houston Rd. $5 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

Featured poet will be either Erika Jo Brown, Addie Tsai, Jordan Simpson, Paige Quiñones or BJ Love. Check back later for the exact order, brief bio and picture.

In the meantime, check out  Voices and Verses

 

Thursday, April 18

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.

 

Archway Readers Special Edition

6pm - 8:15pm

The regular Archway Readers monthly event will also feature the screening of three cinepoems (very short works of multimedia work) by multitalented poets Kelly Ann Ellis, Margo Stutts Toombs and Vanessa Zimmer-Powell. In addition, it is the birthday of Donna Perkins!

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"Cinepoetry" is a broad umbrella term to reference an original poetic artwork that can be screened or projected. As such, it functions at the intersections of poetry, film, video and cinema, with frequent collaborations with other artists, such as musicians, fine artists, graffiti artists, singers, dancers, etc.

Cinepoetry as a genre first emerged in the 1920s with Man Ray’s largely surrealistic short films, which he called “cinepoems.”

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Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy St
Houston TX 77006
713-522-2409

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

Featured poet will be either Erika Jo Brown, Addie Tsai, Jordan Simpson, Paige Quiñones or BJ Love. Check back later for the exact order, brief bio and picture.

In the meantime, check out  Voices and Verses

Friday, April 19

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

Featured poet will be either Erika Jo Brown, Addie Tsai, Jordan Simpson, Paige Quiñones or BJ Love. Check back later for the exact order, brief bio and picture.

In the meantime, check out  Voices and Verses

 

Saturday, April 20

VIP Arts Houston Presents
The Colony Summit Quarterly Meeting
for Writers of Color

10:30am - 1:30pm

Message from VIP Arts Houston: Join us for our one-of-a-kind summit for writers of color. We love spending time building community, collaborating and sharpening our craft together. This is a free event to help connect writers of all genres and skill levels within the city of Houston. Sessions led by Houston's Poet Laureate Deborah DEEP Mouton and notable author, Lupe Mendez. Lunch is provided. The Colony is offered through generous partnerships with the Houston Public Library, Tintero Projects, My Brother's Keeper, Houston Health Department and the Mayor's Department of Education.

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The event is free. Please register at Eventbrite:

Registration

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Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library
5260 Griggs Rd, Palm Center
Houston TX 77021
832-393-2140

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

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

Sunday, April 21

Axelrad. Open mic: music, poetry, etc. 1517 Alabama St. Sign-up, 5pm. Show start, 6pm.

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