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 March 2019


 

Friday, March 1

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

February 28-March 2
Various Locations

Various times

Houston poets will be participating.

The schedule is available as a graphic on their Facebook page, but cannot be cut and pasted here. Please go to their Facebook page and search around for the information: People's Poetry Festival.

 

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

     

VIP Arts Houston & Inprint Present
Performance Poetry Intensive
With Marcell Murphy & Deborah DEEP Mouton

6 - 8:30pm

A four-week writing workshop series with one-on-one mentorship sessions and group sessions.

Friday nights 6-8pm Starting Feb 15

Feb 15, 22 and Mar 1 & 8
6 - 8:30pm

cost: $125

 

Inprint House
1520 W Main
Houston TX 77006
713-521-2026

 

First Friday Reading Series

Featured poet: Elina Petrova

8:30pm

Until 2007, Elina Petrova lived in Ukraine and worked in engineering management. She has many Ukrainian and Russian publication credits, and a book of Russian-language poems, White Square. Her poetry has been published in Texas Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, FreeFall (Canada), Ocotillo Review, Voices de la Luna, Melancholy Hyperbole, Illya’s Honey, Panoply, Poetry of the American Southwest (series by Dos Gatos Press), various anthologies by Mutabilis Press, Echoes of the Cordillera (Sul Ross State University), Selfhood (India), several anthologies of the Houston, Austin and Waco poetry festivals, and an upcoming Bosch and Bruegel Anthology. Elina, a frequent Pushcart Prize nominee, won top honors in the 2018 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest of the Friendswood Public Library, and was a finalist for the post of Houston Poet Laureate in 2015. Her first book of poetry in English, Aching Miracle, was released in 2015, and her next collection, Desert Candles, is ready for publication.

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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

Saturday, March 2

     

Public Poetry Reading Series

2-3:30pm

D.F. Brown was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks and served with the 14th infantry in Vietnam, 1969-70, as a combat medic. Educated at University of Missouri and San Francisco State University, Brown is the author of Returning Fire, Assuming Blue and The Other Half of Everything. A sequence from his newest book,  Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag won second place in the Jeffry Sharlett Memorial Prize from Iowa Review.

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.

Born and raised on the north side of Houston, Sean Johnson came to know poetry at the age of 6 when her mother read to her from Nikki Giovanni’s Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day. Her poetry has appeared in multiple publications, including Riversongs, The Chaos, American Journal of Poetry, Third Wednesday, Sierra Nevada and Tiger’s Eye, and has been published in 23 anthologies worldwide. Sean’s poem “Rearview Mirror” was nominated for a Pushcart. She is the author of the chapbooks, Unpredicted Prophecy and My Name Be. In addition to her work as a stage actress, she has performed spoken word throughout the US. Sean is a humanitarian and missionary in the US, as well as in Africa and Central America.

Jose Ramon Ruisanchez is associate professor of Latin American literature and creative writing at University of Houston. He has published five novels, a book-length personal essay and numerous academic texts, mostly on Mexican literature. He is the editor of the Mexican Poetry Section for the Handbook of Latin American Studies of the Library of Congress since 2014. He occasionally delves in English verse.

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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.
 

Carnegie Neighborhood
Library and Center for Learning
1050 Quitman
Houston TX 77009
832-393-1720
 

 

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

February 28-March 2
Various Locations

Various times

Houston poets will be participating.

The schedule is available as a graphic on their Facebook page, but cannot be cut and pasted here. Please go to their Facebook page and search around for the information: People's Poetry Festival.

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 3

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

Zen Ase Poetry Presents
Laughz & Lyrics:
Barz in Starlight

Doors Open 7:30pm, Show is 8-11pm

Live Music, Comedy and poetry with host Lady Kaye. Purchase tickets for reserved seating at Eventbrite ($12, plus fee) or cash app: $ZenAse $12. No tickets sold at the door.

1. Poet Zen Ase
2. Comic Kaye Jones Harts
3. Poet Prophetic 1
4. Comic Marley Mar
5. Keyboardist Jlewdakeys
6. Comedienne Bukky
7. Poet Bro Malcolm
8. Comic Leo Rich
9. Singer Dennis Hargrove
10. Poet Xone

 

Showtime Bar and Lounge
12706 North Fwy
Houston TX 77060
832-286-4152

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

Monday, March 4

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

Tuesday, March 5

     

Poetry Fix Presents
Choonwha Moon & Laura Pena

6:30-8pm

Every other Tuesday, Poetry Fix presents two featured poets who read and are interviewed, after which there is an open mic, all of which is hosted by Mike Alexander.

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Laura Pena was born and raised in Houston. She holds a BA in English literature and an MA in education. She has been published in di-vêrsé-city, Boundless, Houston Poetry Fest Anthologies, Bayou Review, Harbinger Asylum, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, 13 Poets and Texas Poetry Calendar. She is the author of My Opaque Heart. Laura is past president and current recording secretary of Gulf Coast Poets, as well as being a member of The Poetry Society of Texas, Academy of American Poets and The Writer’s League of Texas.

Choonwha Moon was born in and adopted from Seoul, South Korea. She earned her BA and MFA from University of Florida and is a member of the Gulf Coast Poets Society. She has been published in Houston Poetry Fest 2014, won The Lorene Pouncey Memorial Award in 2015, & was featured poet at 2016 Houston Poetry Fest. She's also published in Austin International Poetry Fest 2015 and the Dos Gatos Press Texas Poetry Calendar 2016. She has been the featured poet for First Fridays, Houston Inprint Reading Series and for Friendswood Library's Off the Page Poetry Series.

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Come early as parking is limited and the coffee is good. Bring a poem to share. Park wisely.

 

Fix Coffeebar
415 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
713-806-5403

 

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 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, March 6

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

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 7

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.

 

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

First Thursday Manifesto Potluck/Showcase

8-11pm


Gotta keep the art of music and poetry active. And speaking of which, it will be activated every first Thursday of the month at Solidarity Houston. Hosted by Manifesto Ent. and Solidarity Houston. Bring a little to the potluck you'll get a lot.

This segment will feature performances from:

Kris Smith
Muzak John
Shannon Mc Call Pendergrass
Pigeontoad
Taylor Jordan
The Black S

More to be announced.

 

Solidarity Houston
6733 Harrisburg Dr.
Houston TX 77011

Friday, March 8

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

     

VIP Arts Houston & Inprint Present
Performance Poetry Intensive
With Marcell Murphy & Deborah DEEP Mouton

6 - 8:30pm

A four-week writing workshop series with one-on-one mentorship sessions and group sessions.

Friday nights 6-8pm Starting Feb 15

Feb 15, 22 and Mar 1 & 8
6 - 8:30pm

cost: $125

 

Inprint House
1520 W Main
Houston TX 77006
713-521-2026

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

Saturday, March 9

Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Poetry Society of Texas: Gulf Coast Poets monthly Meeting. Featured reader: Brian Kehinde. Open mic to follow. 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

Sunday, March 10

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

Monday, March 11

March Days Return With Their Covert Light

March days return with their covert light,
and huge fish swim through the sky,
vague earthly vapours progress in secret,
things slip to silence one by one.
Through fortuity, at this crisis of errant skies,
you reunite the lives of the sea to that of fire,
grey lurchings of the ship of winter
to the form that love carved in the guitar.
O love, O rose soaked by mermaids and spume,
dancing flame that climbs the invisible stairway,
to waken the blood in insomnia’s labyrinth,
so that the waves can complete themselves in the sky,
the sea forget its cargoes and rages,
and the world fall into darkness’s nets.

 

-Pablo Neruda

Tuesday, March 12

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

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, March 13

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 14

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.

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

Friday, March 15

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, March 16

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, March 17

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 18

Wilfred Owen was born March 18, 1893, In Oswestry, Shropshire, England, and died at age 25 in Sambre-Oise Canal, France, in one of the final Allied victories of World War I. He is considered to be one of the greatest--if not the greatest--poets of the First World War. Rather than the heroic verse with waving flags and deeds of glory, Owen wrote of the grit and guts, the actuality, of trench warfare. His poetry and his life have inspired music, plays, books and films.

Tuesday, March 19

     

Poetry Fix Presents
Joseph Machado & MarleytheArtist Havikoro

6:30-8pm

Every other Tuesday, Poetry Fix presents two featured poets who read and are interviewed, after which there is an open mic, all of which is hosted by Mike Alexander.

Featured readers have not been determined. Please come back later.

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Joseph Machado’s work has been influenced by the Beats, the sciences and unusual forms such as palindromes. He has a PhD in polymer science, has published extensively in the scientific literature and has worked in a variety of roles and locations in the oil and gas industry for 30 years. Originally from Massachusetts, he has been a performing poet in London and Houston. He is also the president of the board of Horse Head Theatre Company, has a life-long interest in fitness, was recently married, and has three grown children. Until recently he served on the organizing committee of Houston Poetry Fest and still supports the festival in other capacities.

MarleytheArtist Havikoro is a poet, writer, artist, author and dancer who focuses on the cultural aspect of writing and the arts. He is currently program director of Iconoclast Artists, developing and implementing a writing program for youth from all over Houston, including youth in inner-city schools and at-risk youth in the Harris County Juvenile Justice System. He is the author of Cue the Writer: Cheers to the Notion of Love, Hate, God, and Revolution, which is a collection of short stories and poetry from a young immigrant’s perspective. Through competitions, performances, poetry shows and the US Department of State, Marlon has traveled to more than 40 countries. His work and ultimate mission is to use the arts as a tool to reach out and change perspective, environment and lives.

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Come early as parking is limited & the coffee is good.

Fix Coffeebar
415 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
713-806-5403

 

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 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, March 20

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

Friends of the Library Present
Off the Page Poetry Series
With Book Signing

7pm

At this month's Off the Page Poetry Series, three amazing poet will be not only reading but signing their most recent poetry books: John Peter Harn, John Milkereit and David E. Cowen.

Joining them are featured readers Choonwa Moon, Sally Ridgway and Dom Zuccone.

Coffee provided by Dunn Bros Coffee.

 

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

 

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

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 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