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March 2018 Newsbits

Member Organizations 

Houston Represents at WOWPS in Dallas

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.

Houston is well represented in Dallas this month at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, March 14-17.

Marie Brown, Raie Crawford (Houston Poetry Slam), Erica Nicole  (Write About Now) and Stephe B (Houston VIP) will all be competing, along with poets from all over the US and around the world.

The Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps) is a four day poetry festival, in which 96 of the best female-identified poets in slam will compete against each other in order to crown the Women of the World Poetry Slam champion.

In this event, poets compete in preliminary competitions (referred to as “bouts”) over two nights. The 14 poets with the best scores and ranks from those days move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion. In addition to the competition, each day of the festival features poetry workshops,

themed open mics, special nighttime events, and parties. Taking place March 15th - 17th in multiple venues in Dallas, the top poets will go on to finals at Majestic Theater to compete for the title of The 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion!

Wednesday is registration, orientation, the last chance slam and the welcome party.

Thursday, will be Houston Poet Laureate Deborah DEEP Mouton's writing workshop and a panel on small presses at Dallas Public Library (DPL), two preliminary bouts at various locations, and a drag show at Deep Ellum Art Company.

Friday at DPL during the day will be a variety of group meetings, an ASL showcase, two open mics (nerd and queer). The evening will see two more preliminary bouts at various locations and the WOWPS scavenger hunt in Deep Ellum.

Saturday daytime will have the youth open mic at DPL, as well as a picnic and a pop-up mall at Deep Ellum Art Company. Friday evening will be the final at Majestic Theater and the afterparty at Wits End.

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