Houston Poetry Festival

Houston Poetry Festival

Photo by Richard Gamez


Past Event

Location Info:

3rd Floor
2303 Smith St #300
Houston, TX  77006
Houston’s third poet laureate, Deborah Mouton, kicks off Houston Poetry Fest 2017, leading a gathering of 21 juried poets and four guest poets that will celebrate the art of poetry at the three-day festival. But Houston’s love and appreciation of poetry can’t be contained by one weekend; satellite events will continue around the city at places like MECA, Brazos Bookstore and Nuestra Palabra Arts & Books through October 20, adding even more diversity of style and content, according to fest president Robert Clark. “To hear people speak their mind, to find what they want to say, put it in words and get up in front of everybody and tell them,” says Clark, “I find that very exciting.”

2 p.m. Sunday. Also 7:30 p.m. October 13; 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 7:30 p.m. October 14. 3rd Floor, Girard Street Building, University of Houston — Downtown, 201 Girard. For information, visit houstonpoetryfest.info. Free.


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