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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

poACTry Productions

The Poetic Den

Poison Pen Reading Series

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.


 July  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

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

Write About Now Open Mic
Featuring Ayokunle Falomo

7:30-10:30pm

 

Ayokunle Falomo is a Nigerian poet who lives in Houston and uses his pen as a shovel to unearth those things that make us human. He is a TEDx speaker, the author of thread, this wordweaver must! and kin.DREAD.  His work has been featured in Glass Mountain and online (The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Hive Society, Squawk Back, Pressure Gauge Press).

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WAN open mics are open to ALL. Come see local poets from all across the greater Houston area share original works of poetry. The signup lists go up at 7:30pm. Most individuals start arriving before then to guarantee a spot on the list. First come, first served.

Avant Garden
411 Westheimer
Houston TX 77006
832-519-1429

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 on July 12.

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

   

Brazos Bookstore Presents
Deborah DEEP Mouton & Lupe Mendez

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Deborah DEEP Mouton is an internationally-known poet, as well as a singer, actress, photographer, wife, mother and the third Poet Laureate for the City of Houston, appointed in April 2017 by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Formerly ranked the #2 Best Female Poet in the World, DEEP has established herself as a notable force in the performance and slam poetry world. A slam coach and performer with numerous competitions and championship titles to her name, she has been featured on BBC, NPR, Upworthy, Blavity, Button Poetry, Write About Now and the opening video of the 2017-18 Houston Rockets season.

Her work can be found in the upcoming Houston Noir (Akashic Books, 2019), Survival Through Art (Wicked Banshee Press, 2014), and the 2012 and 2017 Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (2012 and 2017). Her pen name, DEEP, originated in middle school and is an acronym for Determined to Excel in Everything Possible. An opera for which she wrote the libretto premieres at the Houston Grand Opera in the spring of 2020.

She will be reading from Newsworthy, which wrestles with living in a culture infected by white supremacy where current media is distrusted, cursory and impossible to escape.

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Lupe Mendez (Writer/Educator/Activist) is originally from Galveston and with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Brazilian Arts Foundation and other organizations to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and to organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is a founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast region with Houston as its hub.

In addition, Lupe co-hosts Inkwell--a collaborative podcast creation between Tintero Projects and Inprint--placing a monthly spotlight on regional, national and international Latinx writers and other writers of color. Mendez is a CantoMundo fellow, a Macondo fellow and an emerging poet incubator fellow, and his newest collection of poetry  is Why I am Like Tequila from Willow Books. Happily married to Jasminne Mendez and raising his daughter (Luz), Lupe works as an educator in Houston, having received his MFA in creative writing from University of Texas at El Paso.

Mendez has over 15 years of experience as a performance poet, having opened up for such notable writers as Dagoberto Gilb, Oscar Casarez, Esmeralda Santiago and the late Raul Salinas.

He is an internationally published poet in multiple journals and anthologies, including Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories From The United States and Latin America, The Bayou Review (University of Houston Downtown), Flash (University of Chester, England), Huizache Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, La Noria, Glassworks, Revista Síncope (D.F., México), Ostrich Review, New Sound Journal, Pilgrimage, Gulf Coast Journal and Los Angeles Review of Books' newest channel, Voluable (forthcoming).

He will be reading from Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019) a collection of poetry spanning a decade of writing and performance.

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  • Reserve your book online at least 24 hours in advance. Call 713-523-0701 to reserve books on the day of the signing.

  • Please buy books to-be-signed directly from Brazos Bookstore.

  • Get there early because parking in the lot is limited. There is abundant street parking nearby.

  • Brazos Bookstore can have your book signed for you even if you can’t make it. Please pay in advance to guarantee signed books.

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston TX 77005

713-523-0701

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

Zen Ase Poetry Presents
Laughz and Lyrics: Magnificenz

Doors Open 7:30pm, Show Runs 8-10:30pm


Sit back, relax, get a drink, a food plate and/or a hookah. Prepare to hear hilarious comedy and skillful poetry.

The lineup:

Poet Goddess Fe
Poet Oak Morse
Comedian Leroy Reese
Comedian Kaye Jones Harts
Jlewdakeys
Poet Statistic
Xone Poetry

The show is also a school supply drive. Any ticket holder who brings school supplies will receive a free ticket to the 5th annual I Am a Survivor Seminar, August 3, at Midtown Art Center.

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No tickets will be sold at the door. A ticket reserves one of 50 seats at the bar or in the front area.

Tickets on Eventbrite or from the artists.

$12 for single unreserved, general seating.

$17 for single reserved seating

VIP seating prices are shown on Eventbrite.

 

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, 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

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

The Battle of the Republic
Texas Slam Battle

8pm

Five Texas slam teams do battle in a four-round poetry slam, hosted by Austin Neo Soul Slammaster Christopher Michael.


Dallas Poetry Slam
Houston VIP
Austin Neo Soul
Slam Houston
Austin Poetry Slam

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Admission: $20

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Heroes Lounge
3094 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas TX 75247
214-750-6800

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

     

Acting Up Studios & VIP Arts Present
The Best of Both Worlds: Poetic Monologue Workshop
With Deborah DEEP Mouton & Joseph "Joe P" Palmore

12-2:30pm


This workshop is designed to help poets and authors learn techniques to improve writing tones and performance skills.

CREATIVE WRITING
Houston Poet Laureate Deborah DEEP Mouton will be guest teaching artist, focusing on creative writing, language usage and self expression, using writing prompts and other techniques.

POETRY PERFORMANCE
Poet and professional actor Joseph "Joe P" Palmore will engage students in practices of self-confidence, presentation skills and public speaking, as well as body movement training.

All skill levels welcome.
Registration required.
Age 18+
$45.00 per person

For any questions, email: Acting Up Studios

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Registration

Location available upon registration

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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

The Poetic Den Presents
Spits Sips & Smokes

7-10pm

Hear some poetry, enjoy some great food, hookah, cigars and drinks with DJ Rheamarkable in the mix.

Hosted by Mr. Reverse It.

Poets TBD. Please check back.


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TICKETS
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Unwine
4420 Almeda Rd
Houston TX 77004
832-804-9506

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

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

Wine Down Wednesday

7:30pm signup - 8-10pm show

Wine Down Wednesdays is an open mic for all artists that takes place every third Wednesday of the month.

Hosted by Goddess Fe and JLew daKeys. Live music, poetry--live art of any kind.

Tonight's highlighted artist is Coshalyn "Coco" Sullivan.

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Free to perform, $5 to sit and enjoy

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Isles Eatery and Rhum Bar
1515 Pease St
Houston, TX 77002
713-739-9039

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

La Chamba. Third Thursdays Open Mic. Presented by VIP Arts. Hosted by YG Legendary. Poets, singers, comedians, rappers and more welcome. 1710 Telephone Rd. 6:30-8:30pm $5

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

La Chambra. Third Thursdays Open Mic. Presented by VIP Arts. Hosted by YG Legendary. Poets, singers, comedians, rappers and more welcome. 1710 Telephone Rd. 6:30-8:30pm $5

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

     

Houston VIP Workshop & Open Mic
Featuring Erica Nicole

7pm Workshop - 8pm Slam


Have you written anything lately? Are you ready to wow the stage? Join Houston VIP Slam for the monthly workshop and open mic.

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Originally from New York, Erica Nicole is a Houston-based psychiatric nurse and poet. She is a two-time member of the Houston VIP Slam Team. She slams regularly with Houston VIP and Write About Now. Erica Nicole was a finalist in the 2017 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and a semifinalist in the 2016 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival. She placed third at the 2017 Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival. She has been published in 310 Brown Street’s Texas Slamthology and Z Publishing House’s Texas’s Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology. 310 Brown Street published her book To The One Who Loves Her Next. Recordings of her work can be found on the Write About Now and The Shout Houston YouTube channels.

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$5 To sit, always free to spit.

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Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy
Houston TX 77006
713-528-1993

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

Monday, July 22

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

Tuesday, July 23

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

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, July 24

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 25

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, July 26

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, July 27

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

Sunday, July 28

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 29

Goenawan Mohamad (Goenawan Susatyo) was born July 29, 1941 in Batang, Central Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). He is a poet, essayist, playwright, director and editor. He is most famous for his fight for freedom of the press in Indonesia and has won multiple awards, including CPJ International Press Freedom Award (1998) International Editor of the Year Award (1999). Even after his work was seized and/or banned by the Indonesian government, he formed the Alliance of Independent Journalists and initiated the Institute for the Study of Free Information Flow.

Tuesday, July 30

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 31

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