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Houston Poetry Summit

Member
Organizations
 

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

Inprint

Invisible Lines

Meta-Four

Nuestra Palabra

The Poetic Den

Public Poetry

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach

Speak!Poet

Voices Breaking Boundaries

Women in the Visual & Literary Arts (WiVLA)

Word Around Town (currently inactive)

Words & Art (Rice Gallery)

Writers in the Schools (WITS)

Writespace

 

Supporting Members

Robin Davidson

Michel Hudson

Alex Wukman

Gwendolyn Zepeda

 

 

Poetry Calendars & Event Listings

ArtsHound - A Service of Houston Arts Alliance

Eventful

 

Texas Poetry Groups Facebook Pages

Texas Poetry Events

Houston Poetry Fest

Active Poets & Writers

Writers Board

Gulf Coast Poets

 

 

 

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.

 


Feb 13 - Mar 14, 2018


Tuesday, February 13

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

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

     

Texas Music and Art
Presents
Music & Art Open Mic

7pm Signup - 8pm Showtime
 

There is a newly minted open mic at Avant Garden on Tuesdays. The twist is that it features art as well as music, and performance poets who include music and/or art are welcome. Hosted by Harley Meyer.

There is a three-song maximum, and performers are notified to bring their own guitars or other accompanying instruments.

Parking can be problematic sometimes around Avant Garden, so plan to be there early and be careful not to block driveways. Valet parking is tips only with no upfront charge.

(Guitar art above © D.C. Langer.)

 

Avant Garden
411 Westheimer Rd
Houston TX 77006

 

 

 

Fuente Collective
Presents
Bad Love: A Dark Valentine's Eve Reading & Open Mic

6:30pm Open Mic Signup - 7pm Showtime
 

Love is not always roses and chocolates. Sometimes love is dark, sometimes it's a punch in the gut, and sometimes it's just laugh-out-loud ridiculous. This Valentine's Eve, there will be a different kind of Valentine's reading--one that doesn't focus on the happily-ever-afters but that instead lingers on all that is less than perfect in, about and around the subject of love.

Features: Jasminne Mendez, Chelsey Clammer, Adrienne Perry.

 

Open Mic:

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and everything in between.

5-minute spots

WHAT TO READ: Anything about bad love, sad love, love gone hilariously wrong, love cynically rejected, love misplaces, love lost. Feel free to interpret the theme widely: it doesn't have to be romantic love--you can talk about family relations gone sour, friends turned enemies, your cat whom you love but who hates you, or the book you tried to love but that sorely disappointed your expectations.

WHAT NOT TO READ: Absolutely no readings containing/promoting acts of violence committed in the name of love. No readings that are racist, sexist, ableist or containing hate speech against any minority groups.

 

Brasil
2604 Dunlavy St
Houston TX 77006

 

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, February 14

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 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, February 15

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, February 16

MECA. Orbit Slam Series. Free workshops and poetry slams for youth ages 13-19. Sponsored by Meta-Four and Writers in the Schools. Hosts DEEP and Zachary C. No registration required. 1900 Kane St. 6-7:30pm

Midtown Bar & Grill. Spoken word, featuring TBA. Hosted by Black Snow and Rain. 425 West Gray. 8pm-12am

Saturday, February 17

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

MECA. Orbit Slam Series. Free workshops and poetry slams for youth ages 13-19. Sponsored by Meta-Four and Writers in the Schools. Host DEEP and Zachary C. No registration required. 1900 Kane St. 6-7:30pm

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, February 18

Public Poetry
The Passion Series Presents
Kevin Prufer & John Gorman

1-2:30pm
 

Conversations between poets Kevin Prufer and John Gorman will focus on the ways poems communicate with readers. What do we mean when we say that poetry is musical? What does poetic music have to do with poetic meaning? How, exactly, do poems mean, anyway?

Kevin Prufer is the author of seven books of poetry, including How He Loved Them (Four Way Books, 2018); Churches (2014) which was named one of the 10 best  poetry books of the year by The New York Times Book Review; and In a Beautiful Country (2011), a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the Poets Prize. The recipient of four Pushcart Prizes, multiple Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he is professor in the creative writing program at University of Houston.

John Gorman lives in Galveston and directs the monthly Poets Roundtable critique group. He is a professor emeritus of literature at UH-Clear Lake where he was part of its founding faculty. His poems, gathered in four chapbooks, have appeared in many journals in Texas, nationally, and in Canada. He has been active with First Friday, Houston Poetry Fest, Public Poetry and other reading series.

 

Other events in the series:

Feb 25: Andrew Clegg on Lorca

March 4: John Gorman & Kevin Prufer

 

 

Tickets at the door: $5

 

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr
Houston TX 77006

 

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

Monday, February 19

Yevgeny Baratynsky was born on February 19, 1800 (March 2, 1800 New Style),  in Mara, Tambov, Russia. How his poetry was received in his life and after is informative as to how a poet's reputation can change over time. His early work was lauded, then diminished, so that at his death the estimation of his work was exceedingly reduced. It was only when the Russian Symbolist poets rediscovered him that his reputation was reestablished.

Tuesday, February 20

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

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

 

Bohemeo's. Glass Mountain Reading Series. Featured readers TBA. Open mic following featured poets.  708 Telephone Rd. 7pm

Cafe Luxor. Slam Houston. Hosted by Nikki Da Kidd. $5 to sit. Free to spit. 3720 Washington Ave. 7-10pm 

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, February 21

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

Mary Wemple: Words & Art Poetry

1-2:30pm
 

Participants from the Words & Art Poetry Workshop held on January 20 at the Menil will read selected poems in the Menil foyer that are based  on the works by Mona Hatoum in the exhibit "Terra Infirma."

Mary Wemple is a poet, artist, and creator of Words & Art, a reading and workshop series inspired by art in Houston. She holds degrees in English and Studio Art from the University of Houston. Her poetry has been published in DiVerseCity 2015, Houston Poetry Fest 2014 and Harbinger Asylum, and her art has been shown at the Inman Gallery, DiverseWorks and Lawndale Art Center.

This public program is free and open to everyone.

 

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St
Houston TX 77006

 

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 7pm

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry, featuring Paulie Lipman. Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Thursday, February 22

Poison Girl. Poison Pen Reading Series. 1641 Westheimer Rd. 8:30-10pm

Friday, February 23

Rudyard's British Pub. Gulf Coast Magazine Reading Series, featuring Carlos Hernandez, Katie Condon, Jennifer Lowe. 2010 Waugh Dr. 7-8:30pm

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, February 24

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

Brazilian Arts Foundation. 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. 244 W. 19th St. $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

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, February 25

Public Poetry
The Passion Series Presents
Andrew Clegg on Federico Garcia Lorca

1-2:30pm


UPDATE: Because of a family emergency, Mark Irwin is unable to appear as scheduled.

Instead, Andrew Clegg will examine the musicality of Federico Garcia Lorca who is one of the most musical of European poets. In this celebrated talk, Drew considers the quality of beauty in one of the most musical of Lorca’s poems ("Poema del Conte Jundo") and the influence of Flamenco in the development of the poetic imagination.

Born in the town of Ayr, Scotland and educated at St Andrews University, Clegg is a well-known public speaker on a range of literary subjects including Burns, Byron, Dickens, Lorca, Neruda among others. Since 2000, he has served as chair and secretary of STANZA, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, and is currently a trustee. This truly international festival includes leading poets from all over the world.

 

Last event in the series:

March 4: John Gorman & Kevin Prufer

 

Tickets at the door: $5

 

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr
Houston TX 77006

 

SugarHill Lounge. Poetry Lounge presents Legends Veteran Poets Show.  Hosted by Se7en. $5 cover. 2533 Southmore. Free admission before 7 with RSVP at Eventbrite. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7:30pm

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

Monday, February 26

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

Tuesday, February 27

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

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

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

Wednesday, February 28

 

 Celebrate 20 Years of Nuestra Palabra

And The Expansion of the Showcase:
The Latino Agenda
Voting and the Upcoming Elections
7-9pm

As they celebrate 20 years of Latino Writers Having Their Say, Nuestra Palabra is inviting you to join them at their expanded showcase that will take place every last Wednesday of the month. The showcase will now include not only poets, writers and playwrights, but also scholars, professors, community leaders and elected officials. AND, they are bring back their open mic, so get your poetry ready.

Tonight's program features: TBA


* Followed by YOU! If you want to participate in the open mic, send an email to sign up. Send Email

Hosted by NP Founder Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante. Website


 

Talento Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen Dr
Houston TX 77003

Avant Garden. Write About Now Poetry Slam (cash prizes) or Open Mic. Hosted by Amir Safi. 411 Westheimer. $5 cover. 7:15-10:30pm

Notsuoh. Last Wednesdays Open Mic. Hosted by Julia Claire Wallace of Performance Art Night. Bring you poetry, noise, performance, stories, sounds, lectures, lessons, surprises, experiments, show-and-tells, comedy, friends. No cover songs. 314 Main St. 9pm-1am

 


Mar 1-14, 2018


 

Thursday, March 1

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

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

Friday, March 2

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: John Pluecker

8:30pm

John Pluecker is a writer, translator, interpreter, and artist. He frequently collaborates with artists, organizations and communities; one example is the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena he co-founded with Jen Hofer in 2010.

His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. His texts have appeared in journals in the US and Mexico, including The Volta, Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Fence.

He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including most recently Gore Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018) and Antígona González (Les Figues Press, 2016). His most recent chapbooks is An Accompanying Text (She Works Flexible, 2015). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press. He is a member of the Macondo Writing Workshop.

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 3

     

Public Poetry Reading Series
2-4pm
 

Monica Teresa Ortiz was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. Ortiz is the poetry editor for Raspa Magazine, a queer Latinx literary art journal and co-editor for Pariahs, an anthology of marginalized voices from SFA Press. Her work is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine Review. Ortiz lives in Austin.

Rebecca Oxley is a poet and veteran living in Houston. She attended University of Houston where she majored in English/creative writing. In 1999, under the pen name R. Danelly Johnson, Oxley won the Howard Moss Undergraduate Poetry Award. She's been published several times, most recently in the 2016 Houston Poetry Fest Anthology. Her poem, "Oblations," was featured in the Invisible Lines production of The Human Zoo.

Nick Lantz is the author of How to Dance as the Roof Caves In (Graywolf Press, 2014). Other collections include We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (2010), which won the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference Bakeless Prize. In 2010, former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky selected Lantz’s second book of poetry, The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House (2010), for the Felix Pollack Prize in Poetry. He teaches at Sam Houston State University and lives in Huntsville, Texas.

Konnor Broussard is a gender-queer scholar, poet, and activist at University of Houston from Port Arthur, Texas. As an emerging poet, Broussard has used recurring themes on the history and current state of Port Arthur in their poems, providing texture to the geography of the poetry.  Broussard has been inspired by poets ranging from Maya Angelou to Frank O'Hara to Lucie Brock Broido and spends much of time organizing and volunteering for anarchist organizations such as Solidarity Houston, Black and Pink, and others.

The event includes featured poets, a WITS student reading, audience readings and After-Words at a local eatery (TBA). Bring a favorite poem (yours or another poet’s) and come read!

This series is organized by Public Poetry and is presented in partnership with Houston Public Library.

Jungman Neighborhood Library
5830 Griggs Rd
Houston, TX 77057

Public Poetry

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

     

Illusions of Grandeur Presents
Life Is a Circus
6:30-9:30pm
 

Local artists Teresa Staley, Stephen Musquiz and Cherie Salinas host Life is a Circus. This art show will showcase how each artist interprets circus life and how life really is a circus.

Chris Cantu will be performing her original circus-themed poetry at the event, which also features food, adult beverages and live entertainment.

 

Hardy & Nance Studios
902 Hardy St
Houston TX 77020

 

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, March 4

Public Poetry
The Passion Series Presents
John Gorman & Kevin Prufer

1-2:30pm
 

Conversations between poets Kevin Prufer and John Gorman will focus on the ways poems communicate with readers. What do we mean when we say that poetry is musical? What does poetic music have to do with poetic meaning? How, exactly, do poems mean, anyway?

John Gorman lives in Galveston and directs the monthly Poets Roundtable critique group. He is a professor emeritus of literature at UH-Clear Lake where he was part of its founding faculty. His poems, gathered in four chapbooks, have appeared in many journals in Texas, nationally, and in Canada. He has been active with First Friday, Houston Poetry Fest, Public Poetry and other reading series.

Kevin Prufer is the author of seven books of poetry, including How He Loved Them (Four Way Books, 2018); Churches (2014) which was named one of the 10 best  poetry books of the year by The New York Times Book Review; and In a Beautiful Country (2011), a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the Poets Prize. The recipient of four Pushcart Prizes, multiple Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he is professor in the creative writing program at University of Houston.

 

Tickets at the door: $5

 

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr
Houston TX 77006

 

MKT Bar (Inside Phoenicia Specialty Foods). MAC Houston Open Mic. 1001 Austin. 5:30-8pm

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 5

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

Tuesday, March 6

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

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. Coast2Soul Poetry Open Mic. All are welcome. 2221 Market St, Suite 100, Galveston. Sign-up: 8pm. Event:

8:30-11pm

Wednesday, March 7

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 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, March 8

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

Friday, March 9

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

Saturday, March 10

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

The Library Coffee & Wine House. Poetz Realm Open Mic. Hosted by Duchess Pendragon. Free to spit; $5 to sit. See video promo. 2612 Scott St. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Sunday, March 11

Spider Road Press
Presents
A Celebration of Women's Words

3-5pm
 

Come celebrate female-identifying voices with Spider Road Press at an intimate reading, in honor of Women’s History Month. A dozen talented, diverse readers from local writing organizations such as WiVLA, WITS, Arte Publico Press, Public Poetry, Writespace and Houston Writers House will be featured.

 

EQ Heights
1030 Heights Blvd
Houston TX 77008

 

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 12

Cid Corman, who died March 12,2004, was a prolific poet, editor, publisher, translator and poetry organizer who supported and expanded the careers of many other poets. Of note is his experimentation with oral poetry and improvisational poetry. Tapes of his experiments influenced David Antin, who was a key figure in the development of modern performance poetry. Corman was the founder, editor and publisher of Origin.

Tuesday, March 13

Nuestra Palabra Radio
KPFT - 90.1 FM
6-7pm

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 14

Talento Bilingue de Houston. TBH Open Mic. Spoken word, comics, singers, musicians welcome. 333 South Jensen Dr. 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