Gulf Coast Magazine's Reading Series Poet Katie Condon has a busy weekend. She's reading at LitFuse at Kaboom Books on Thursday, and on Friday she hits the mike at the Gulf Coast Magazine's Reading Series at Rudyard's British Pub. Condon is joined by poet J.S. (Jennifer) Lowe and Will Wilkinson, assistant nonfiction editor at the University of Houston's Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. ''Jennifer's work is stunning,'' says Zachary Martin, also an editor at Gulf Coast. ''It pushes boundaries in terms of both form and content. The first piece I read from her was about Texas death-row inmate Cameron Todd Willingham, and I was blown away by it. The first chance I had, I used it in one of the classes I was teaching. And Will Wilkinson is a double threat in fiction and nonfiction, so it'll be interesting to see which muscles he decides to flex.''
Poet and Gulf Coast reviews and interviews editor David Tomas Martinez emcees the evening, ''I've seen David work a room before,'' Martin teases. ''I guarantee he'll keep the readers and the audience on their toes.'' The evening isn't over at the end of the readings, Martin says. ''Everyone sticks around to talk about what they're reading lately and how their own writing is going.''
7 p.m. 2010 Waugh. For information, call 713-743-3223 or visit gulfcoastmag.org. Free.
Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m., 2013