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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.


 June 21 - July 21 2019


 

Friday, June 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, June 22

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

     

Iconoclast Artists Presents
Speak Out (SUSO)
Regional Youth Poetry Slam

1-8pm

This summer, Iconoclast Artists hosts Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) an annual regional youth poetry slam, previously hosted by Mic Check. By hosting Speak Up Speak Out, we continue our mission of empowering the voices of our youth, creating connections and conversation, and inspiring improbable friendships.

Our goal is to create platforms for young artists to speak and be heard while connecting with youth from other communities. Speak Up Speak Out invites youth from cities across the U.S. to perform and compete with original works, in preparation for the international youth slam, Brave New Voices.

The schedule for Speak Up Speak Out 2019 has changed and will now be a one-day event Saturday, June 22nd in Galveston, Texas. This will include workshops, an open mic and a youth poetry slam. All events are free/open to the public.

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For more info and the schedule, go to
Suso Regional

For information about sponsorship opportunities, email Torrina Harris at: Torrina.Harris@IconoclastArtists.org

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venue
address
Houston TX 770
phone

Sunday, June 23

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, June 24

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

Tuesday, June 25

Art of Coffee (Clear Lake). Dirty Bay Poetry Open Mic. Original work of favorite poems. 1849 El Dorado Blvd. 6-8pm

     

Poetry Fix Presents
Randall Watson & Jane Chance

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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Randall Watson is the author of No Evil is Wide, available at Madville Publishing; a revised version of Petals, which received the Quarterly West Prize in the Novella, judged by Brett Lott; The Geometry of Wishes (a finalist in the Juniper and Tampa Review Poetry Prizes), published by the Texas Review Press; The Sleep Accusations, which received the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize at Eastern Washington University (currently available through Carnegie Mellon University Press); and Las Delaciones del Sueno, translated by Antonio Saborit with an Introduction by Adam Zagajewski, published in a bi-lingual edition by the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. He is also the editor of The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press), an anthology of Texas poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals and anthologies, including Charitan Review, Chelsea, Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, Literal, The New Criterion, North American Review, Portland Review, Tampa Review, Texas Review, and Far Out: Poems of the 60’s.

Jane Chance has published two poetry collections, Only Begetter (2014) and The Middle Ages (2018), which was a 2019 finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including the Texas Poetry Calendar (twice), Eight Medievalist Poets, Red Sky, Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women, The Enchantment of the Ordinary, and Feminine Rising. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, awarded Honorable Mention in the Houston Friendswood Library 2017 and 2018 Ekphrastic Poem Competition. She has been a juried poet and judge, at Houston Poetry Fest 2015 and 2016. Her poems have been published in many little magazines, including Antigonish Review, Ariel, Dalhousie Review, Lyric, New America, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Primavera, Quartet, Southern Humanities Review, Wascana Review. She has been featured at multuiple readings and twice at First Friday, and she will have nine poems in the forthcoming anthology, O Hail Radiant Star: Nine Medievalist Poets.

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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

Barnes & Noble-Baybrook. Poetry Reading and Open Mic Group. Featured reader followed by open mic. 1029 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster TX. 7:30pm

notsuoH ekiM nepO
Featuring Kevin Hartley

7:30-11pm

This is the third Notsuoh Ekim Nepo. It has moved to each third Tuesday of the month.

Emcee is Yanis Bratlien, facilitated in collaboration with Julia Claire Wallace. The featured artist this month is Kevin Hartly.

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Bring your:
Rants, love poems, crazy conspiracy theories, breakup songs, non-euclidean dance moves, velvet paintings of sad clowns, rotten tomato juggling, quasi-mortal pickled souls in jars, interpretive cloud watching, performance yodeling, tales of romance between beekeepers, anything!
All acts are limited to 8 minutes tops.

Bring your:
Rants, love poems, crazy conspiracy theories, breakup songs, non-euclidean dance moves, velvet paintings of sad clowns, rotten tomato juggling, quasi-mortal pickled souls in jars, interpretive cloud watching, performance yodeling, tales of romance between beekeepers, anything!

FREE
Show your love & support by:
Buying a drink for yourself and your favorite act.
Bring some cash money to put in the hat for the featured artist.

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Signup is 7:30-8pm

Feature is 8-8:20pm

Open Mic is 8:30-11pm

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notsuoH
314 Main St
Houston TX 77002
713-409-4750

 

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, June 26

Hookah Lounge. Peace Poetry Paint presents Enterta26inment 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

Thursday, June 27

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 ON THE LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Friday, June 28

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

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

Saturday, June 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, June 30

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

 


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.


 July 1 - 21 2019


 

Monday, July 1

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

Tuesday, July 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

Wednesday, July 3

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

The Isles Eatery and Rhum Bar. Wine Down Wednesday. Hosted by Goddess Fe and JLew daKeys.  Live music, poetry, open mic. 1515 Pease St. $5 entry. Sign-up: 7:30. Showtime: 8-10pm.

Thursday, July 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.

 

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

Friday, July 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

 

PLEASE NOTE:
First Friday Reading Series' 44th Anniversary
will be on Friday, July 12.
Please scroll down for details when the second week of July is posted.

Saturday, July 6

     

Public Poetry Reading Series Presents
Autumn Hayes, Katherine Hoerth,
Melissa Studdard, Vincent Cooper
2-4pm

Autumn Hayes' poems, essays and short fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in African American Review, The Seattle Review, Teachers and Writers Magazine, Southern Women’s Review and the micro-fiction anthology 140 and Counting. She holds an MFA in poetry from Texas State University, where she is a writing center assistant director and a senior lecturer.

Vincent Cooper is a poet and former US Marine living in San Antonio. His publications in anthologies include Boundless, Refreshing San Antonio, Ban This: An Anthology of Chicano Literaturek, and Big Bridge Magazine: Refreshing San Antonio. His chapbook, Where the Reckless Ones Come was published by Aztlan Libre Press.

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

Melissa Studdard is the author of the poetry collection I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast (St. Julian Press) and the young adult novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. Her short writings have appeared or are forthcoming in a wide variety of journals, magazines, blogs and anthologies, such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Harvard Review, New Ohio Review, Bettering American Poetry and Poets & Writers. In addition to writing, she serves as executive producer and host of VIDA Voices & Views for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, president of the Associated Writing Program’s Women’s Caucus, and an editor for American Microreviews and Interviews. Her awards include The Forward National Literature Award, The International Book Award and The Readers’ Favorite Award.

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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.

 

Bracewell Neighborhood Library
9002 Kingspoint Dr
Houston TX 77075
832-393-2580

 

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, July 7

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, July 8

Percy Bysshe Shelley died July 8, 1822, at the age of 29. He has become known as one of the greatest poets of the English Romantic Period, but he was not as laureled in his lifetime by the general public. One of the more interesting bits of his history is what happened to his heart after he drowned in a boating accident, and his body was cremated on the beach. Evidence shows that Leigh Hunt snatched what he believed was Shelley's heart from the funeral pyre because it had not gone to ashes with the other remains. Eventually, Mary Shelley was given that part of Shelley's remains, which she also believed was Percy's heart, and she kept it with her all her life.

Tuesday, July 9

Art of Coffee (Clear Lake). Dirty Bay Poetry Open Mic. Original work of favorite poems. 1849 El Dorado Blvd. 6-8pm

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

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

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, July 10

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

Thursday, July 11

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, July 12

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

     

First Friday Reading Series
44th Anniversary

Featured poet:
Cindy Huyser

8:30pm

Cindy Huyser is a poet and photographer who lives in Austin. Her chapbook, Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems (Blue Horse Press, 2014), was named co-winner of the 2014 Blue Horse Press Chapbook contest. Layers (Plain View Press, 1994) also features 20 of her poems. Her poems, “Harvest” and “Letter to a Fugitive” were nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her poem “Pendulum” received a 2017 Best of the Net nomination.

Cindy has been a featured reader in Houston’s Public Poetry series, a special guest poet for Austin International Poetry Festival, and a featured poet for both Houston Poetry Fest and Scissortail Creating Writing Festival. She has been a juried poet at Houston Poetry Fest multiple times.

Cindy co-edited Texas Poetry Calendar for Dos Gatos Press from 2009 through 2014. She also co-edited Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016), which was a finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award. She continues to edit Texas Poetry Calendar for its new publisher Kallisto-Gaia Press.

In Austin, she curates a monthly reading series and practices contemplative photography.

Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems will be available for sale and for signing at the reading.

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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, July 13

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

Sunday, July 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

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

Monday, July 15

Jane Austen & St. Swithin's Day

When Jane Austen's health was failing, she was moved from her home in Chawton, Hampshire, England, to nearby Winchester for better health care. On July 15, 1817 (St. Swithin's Day), she wrote "When Winchester Races," a rather light bit of verse that imagined St. Swithin, who is said to control the weather, rising from his grave to confront a rowdy crowd of people who are attending the Winchester Races and thus disturbing his rest.

Jane Austen died on July 18. Searches about that day do not turn up any indication as to whether or not it was raining when she passed away.

When Winchester Races

When Winchester races first took their beginning
It is said the good people forgot their old Saint
Not applying at all for the leave of Saint Swithin
And that William of Wykeham's approval was faint.

The races however were fixed and determined
The company came and the Weather was charming
The Lords and the Ladies were satine'd and ermined
And nobody saw any future alarming.--

But when the old Saint was informed of these doings
He made but one Spring from his Shrine to the Roof
Of the Palace which now lies so sadly in ruins
And then he addressed them all standing aloof.

"Oh! subjects rebellious! Oh Venta depraved
When once we are buried you think we are gone
But behold me immortal! By vice you're enslaved
You have sinned and must suffer, ten farther he said

These races and revels and dissolute measures
With which you're debasing a neighboring Plain
Let them stand--You shall meet with your curse in your pleasures
Set off for your course, I'll pursue with my rain.

Ye cannot but know my command o'er July
Henceforward I'll triumph in shewing my powers
Shift your race as you will it shall never be dry
The curse upon Venta is July in showers--."

NOTE: The Roman name for Winchester was Venta.

Tuesday, July 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

Wednesday, July 17

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

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

The Isles Eatery and Rhum Bar. Wine Down Wednesday. Hosted by Goddess Fe and JLew daKeys.  Live music, poetry, open mic. 1515 Pease St. $5 entry. Sign-up: 7:30. Showtime: 8-10pm.

Thursday, July 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 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, July 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

Saturday, July 20

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, July 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