Nothing says back to school like witnessing the results of a good edumacation. The Gulf Coast Reading Series starts out the school year with a trio of talent from the University of Houstons nationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program. Hayan Charara, the editor of Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry, is ahead of the class with two collections of poetry, The Alchemists Diary and The Sadness of Others. Poets Ed Porter and Kelly Moore will also read during todays program. Moore shared an honorable mention nod with Charara this year in the Creative Writing Programs annual student awards. See success in its early stages at 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Fri., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., 2008