Poison Pen Reading Series

05/31/2018 - 8:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

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Poison Girl
1641 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Book Party: Marianna's Beauty Salon by Bushra Rehman

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us to celebrate the launch of Marianna's Beauty Salon, Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones (The T-Bone Series), Sadia Shepard (The Girl from Foreign) and Dulani (The Revolution Starts at Home). DJ Rekha will close the night with a special DJ set. 

$5 suggested donation. 

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Asian American Writers Workshop
112 West 27th Street #600
New York, NY 10001

Lily Hoang & Meliza Bañales Reading

04/25/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

UCSD's New Writing Series is excited to announce an upcoming reading from LILY HOANG & MELIZA BAÑALES. The reading will take place WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 at 4:30 pm at the Geisel Library in the Seuss Room.

This event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit:

http://literature.ucsd.edu/news/currentevents/writingseries.html

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Rachel Kushner - THE MARS ROOM

05/24/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

In conversation with J. Bradford Hipps, author of THE ADVENTURIST

Brazos Bookstore presents Rachel Kushner, reading from her new book THE MARS ROOM. This event will take place on May 24 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 6:30pm. the event starts at 7pm.

ADMIT ONE tickets are $27.00 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a hardcover copy of THE MARS ROOM. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by June 7).

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Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

Reading | Camp Marmalade with Wayne Koestenbaum

05/31/2018 - 6:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum will read from his newly published Camp Marmalade (the second volume of his “trance trilogy”), as well as passages plucked from his earlier books and from unpublished new work, to compose a free-style lecture-performance, combining elements of recitation and improvisation. This program is hosted in conjunction with the exhibition Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Workshop | Words & Art

05/19/2018 - 12:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Workshop

Join us as we explore Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show using prompts, group discussion, and your imagination. Participants delve deeply in the artist’s world through stories and poems.

 

This workshop is open to all writing levels. This exhibition does contain some adult themes and language. For details, we encourage you to read our Family Review.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Dickson Lam - PAPER SONS

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Paper Sons details a Chinese American’s coming-of-age story set in a public housing project in San Francisco. Lam’s memoir puts a fresh twist on the Asian American immigrant family narrative. Think Maxine Hong Kingston meets Junot Diaz. He explores how his father’s abuse impacted his family as he grew up in a gritty and rarely seen San Francisco, transforming himself from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Michael Ondaatje - WARLIGHT

05/23/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Brazos Bookstore presents Michael Ondaatje, reading from his book WARLIGHT. This event will take place on May 23 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 6:30pm. the event starts at 7pm.

ADMIT ONE tickets are $26.95 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a hardcover copy of WARLIGHT. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by June 6).

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77004

Aja Gabel - THE ENSEMBLE

05/17/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Jude Angelini - HUMMINGBIRD

05/19/2018 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Dark, deviant, and deliriously funny, Jude Angelini writes in the colloquial vein of Charles Bukowski, using his unique, natural voice to tell stories from his life. He writes about his sexual encounters—both strange and intimate—alongside stories from his childhood and his tell-all experiences with “science drugs.” Throughout it all, Jude is critical of himself and his actions, proving himself to be vulnerable, lonely, and extremely relatable. A stellar follow-up to Hyena.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Gregory Pardlo - AIR TRAFFIC

05/09/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

From beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet—the long-awaited extraordinary memoir and a blistering meditation on fatherhood, class, education, race, addiction, and ambition.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Paula McLain - LOVE AND RUIN

05/18/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Brazos Bookstore presents Paula McLain, reading from her new book LOVE AND RUIN. This event will take place on May 18 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7pm. the event starts at 7:30pm. Signing to follow.

ADMIT ONE tickets are $28.00 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a hardcover copy of LOVE AND RUIN. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by June 1).

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Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

Amanda Johnston - ANOTHER WAY TO SAY ENTER

05/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Amanda Johnston will be reading with Jonathan Moody

In Amanda Johnston’s debut collection, Another Way to Say Enter, readers are offered glimpses of scenes as if peering through windows and doors. Bright and sharp, precise in their Imagism, Johnston’s poems distill moments to their essence, challenge notions of what it means to fully examine a life day by day, room by room. These poems are both visceral and spiritual, reminding the reader that entry, departure, and the inevitable return is a journey that must be felt, not just imagined.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Jesmyn Ward - SING, UNBURIED, SING

05/16/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Brazos Bookstore presents Jesmyn Ward, reading from her book SING, UNBURIED, SING. This event will take place on May 16 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event starts at 7pm.

ADMIT ONE tickets are $16.00 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a paperback copy of SING, UNBURIED, SING. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by May 30).

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77004

Chibundu Onuzo - WELCOME TO LAGOS

05/14/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Full of humor and heart, Welcome to Lagos is a high-spirited novel about aspirations and escape, innocence and corruption. It offers a provocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria that marks the arrival in the United States of an extraordinary young writer.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Tom Perrotta - MRS. FLETCHER

05/03/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

In this New York Times bestselling novel, Tom Perrotta, whom Time calls “the Steinbeck of suburbia,” delivers a penetrating and hilarious novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Meet the Agents: Writefest 18 Literary Agents Panel and Q&A

05/04/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Come meet literary agents in town for Writefest 18! Be sure to bring any questions you have about these agents’ previous and current projects, what kinds of book manuscripts they are seeking, and publishing in general. Agents on the panel include Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown), Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary), Kari Sutherland (Bradford Literary), and Jennifer Haskin (The Corvisiero Agency).

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Public Poetry

05/05/2018 - 2:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Poetry comes alive the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM with readings performed by a creative mix of artists. Audience members are encouraged to read a piece by their favorite poet, then stop by a local eatery for “After-Words” to mix and mingle with poets, friends and others.

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

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Houston Public Library, Ring
8835 Long Point
Houston, TX 77055

INPRINT HOUSE READING: LEAH LAX & LESLIE CONTRERAS SCHWARTZ

05/19/2018 - 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Free and open to the public 

Reading by both authors followed by an audience Q&A

Leah Lax has published an array of award-winning fiction and nonfiction, a major opera (with NPR broadcast), a book-length memoir, and soon the narrative nonfiction Not From Here: our nation of immigrants and who we are now. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.

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Inprint
1520 West Main
Houston, TX 77006

Carol Moldaw & J.S.A. Lowe

05/02/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Carol Moldaw is an award-winning American poet and the author, most recently, of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books). The recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, she is the author of five other books of poetry. With poems that have been called iridescent, metaphysical and timeless, Moldaw skillfully balances intimacy and objectivity in exact, lyric language.

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Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

2018 Sun & Moon Poetry Festival in Delaware, Ohio

04/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Workshop


The 2018 Sun & Moon Poetry Festival will take place April 28 - 29 in Delaware, Ohio. Benefit readings will be held Saturday at Stratford Ecological Center from 12:00 noon till 4:00 p.m. and at Perkins Observatory from 8:00 till 10:00 p.m. Four workshops, free and open to the public, will take place Sunday morning, also at Perkins Observatory, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.​

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Perkins Observatory
Delaware, OH 43015

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