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February 2018 Newsbits

Member Organizations 

Nuestra Palabra Showcase Returns Monthly

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Alianza Poetica Intercultural

Failure to Identify

First Friday

Gulf Coast Poets

Houston Poetry Fest

Houston Poetry Slam

Houston VIP Slam Team


Invisible Lines


Nuestra Palabra

The Poetic Den

Poison Pen Reading Series

Public Poetry

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach


Voices Breaking Boundaries

Women in the Visual & Literary Arts (WiVLA)

Word Around Town (currently inactive)

Words & Art

Writers in the Schools (WITS)


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

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nuestra Palabra, the organization has brought back the Nuestra Palabra Showcase, which now takes place the last Wednesday of every month, at TBH Center, 333 S. Jensen Dr., from 7 to 9pm.

NP has expanded the showcase to include not only poets, writers and playwrights, but also scholars, professors, community leaders and elected officials. The January showcase focus was Special Focus on Education (including strides that activists have made in the area of legitimizing Mexican-American studies in public schools), and Februarys focus is Voting and the Upcoming Elections.

The planned slate of performers and speakers will be followed by an open mic. So if you are a poet not only in the Mexican-American but in the broader Latinidad community, consider signing up to participate. (See the link in the calendar to sign up for the open mic.)

This event is free and open to the public. As more details are available, they will be added to the event information in the calendar.

February Valentine Highlights

Feb 9: Archway Readers
Valentine/Anti-Valentine Reading/Party Benefitting
Houston Area Women's Center

Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy St
Houston TX 77006

Feb 13: Fuente Collective
Bad Love: A Dark Valentine's Eve Reading & Open Mic
6:30pm Open Mic Signup
7pm Showtime
2604 Dunlavy St

Check Calendar for Details



Public Poetry Passion Series

Feb 11: Andrew Clegg
Feb 18: Kevin Prufer & John Gorman
Feb 25: Mark Irwin
March 4: John Gorman & Kevin Prufer

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr

Check Calendar for Details