Inprint Katherine Paterson Reading

Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People

KATHERINE PATERSON, two-time winner of the Newbery
Medal and the National Book Award, has captivated young readers for over four
decades and is the author of more than 30 books. Her bestselling middle grade
novels, among others, include Bridge
to Terabithia
 and The Great
Gilly Hopkins
. She comes to Houston to share her latest middle grade
novel My Brigadista Year, which
Booklist describes as “a fascinating...portrayal of a turbulent time in history,” and
Kirkus Reviews says, “the themes of literacy, freedom, and community stay
strong. Educational and inspiring.”
On September 26, 1960, Fidel Castro
declared to the United Nations that Cuba would eradicate illiteracy within one
year. More than 100,000 students from the cities volunteered as brigadistas in
the campaign; most of them were 12 to 19 years old and over half were
women. Publishers Weekly writes,
“Paterson’s story is without political agenda, focusing instead on an
improbable (and successful) literacy campaign and how it dramatically expands
the world of one sheltered but determined girl.” Ms. Paterson’s other awards include
the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s
Literature, she is well known for her work in promoting literacy in the United
States and internationally, and in 2000 the Library of Congress named her a
Living Legend.

Ms. Paterson will make a lively presentation about her book,
followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book sale and signing. 

Nov 12, 2017
3:00 pm
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Free Student Workshop & Docent Tour about "Vedem - The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

Vedem, WWII, Holocaust, Workshop, Students, Creative Activism, Creativity, Docent Tour

Come visit the the Vedem Exhibit at the Czech Center Museum.

On view: September 12th, 2017  to November 30th, 2017


Vedem’s magazine’s lessons of artistic activism will inspire today’s teens! It’s a chance to use creative means to explore their identity while driving change in their own communities.

Vedem Underground : The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem (“In The Lead” in Czech”), then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Through the exhibit, Vedem, which was produced from 1942-44, is recreated as the original ‘zine (hand made magazine), complete with “Masthead,” “Mission,” “Newsroom,” “Printing Press” and “Circulation” sections as well as panels dedicated to subject matter such as “Columns,” “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” panels.

Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.

The Vedem Underground multimedia project examines the historic, cultural and artistic legacy of Vedem, a teen-authored magazine that was the only underground publication to be regularly produced by young Nazi concentration camp prisoners.

Vedem Underground teaches an invaluable lesson that transcends religion, age and eras to secondary-school and college students. Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression.


Students participate in journalism workshop that concludes with student creations of hand-made magazines (‘zines).

The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a ‘zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.

They will conclude the course showcasing their work for the community with a ‘zine pop-up exhibit, where they will share ideas and trade their ‘zines.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-528-2060 or email


Nov 2, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017
For further information, please visit the brochure link. To follow our free events, please visit our Facebook page.
Free for students $6 for adults
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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2018 CASE-PRH Fellowship

In partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at the University of Houston's McGovern College of the Arts, Project Row Houses has created a fellowship program that invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward to work alongside urban planners, educators and policymakers. The fellows will engage in creative collaborations that involve the Third Ward community and address issues important to them. 

The two fellows will have a year-long mentorship with UH School of Art professor and Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe along with project administrators Sixto Wagan, director of the UH Center for Art and Social Engagement, and Ryan N. Dennis, PRH's Curator and Programs Director.  Local artists, faculty members, community members and selected leaders will offer their support during this process. The Fellows will present to the public their research–to-date at the end of their fellowship.  

2018 Call for Applications

As the pilot year comes to a close, PRH and CASE are seeking two new Fellows – one local to Houston and one non-local individual - already engaged in this work whose practice would benefit from a mentorship and year-long engagement with Project Row Houses and UH’s Center for Art & Social Engagement. 

The fellowship program brings artists, cultural practitioners, urban planners, educators, and policymakers to engage with the PRH process and the greater Houston community. Through the program, it is our hope to educate and empower the next generation of leaders in socially engaged art and activism, disseminate a known successful practice, and seed discourse across the nation. 

Benefits of the program include: 

  • a stipend of $15,000,
  • $5,000 project/research budget 
  • a community Brain Trust of local artists, community members, and faculty to advise and ground the project in a local discourse, and
  • for non-Houston Fellows local housing at Project Row Houses with $1,000 in travel support

In return, the fellows are asked to engage our communities – Third Ward, university, artistic, and myriad other – in a process that involves:

  • a public presentation of previous work and Fellowship guiding questions at the beginning of the Fellowship, 
  • Present a public talk/project at the end of residency 
  • Co-organizing a Community Conversation with PRH Curator and Programs Director and CASE Director 
  • Monthly meetings with the program directors

The application process for this program consists of a brief narrative, no more than two pages (we need more of a word count for this probably), that addresses the following: 

  • What will be the guiding questions for your work in this fellowship? 
  • What would this fellowship with UH & PRH allow for that you have not yet investigated/achieved?

In support of the primary questions above, please address these ideas:  

  • How does this investigation build upon your history of community engagement?
  • How will the fellowship contribute to the development of your creative career?
  • What are your leadership strengths, and how will the fellowship either complement or enhance those strengths?
  • In what ways can the university community support/enhance your creative investigation?
  • In what ways can PRH support your ongoing practice in the field?
  • For non-resident applicants, please include an ideal timeline for your Fellowship keeping in mind the practicalities of your existing commitments and the Fellowship stipend and travel budget. Would you move to Houston for the entire year, stay for multiple months at a time, or conduct consistent week-long visits? We will take in consideration your commitments and the needs of our communities.

Additionally, applicants will submit a resume/curriculum vitae and samples of previous work for use in contextualizing your work to our stakeholders. The application can be completed online. Please submit all materials by November 21, 2017. Notification of fellowship recipients will occur by December 13.

Due Date: Nov 21, 2017
Contact Name: Michael McFadden
Phone: 7135267662
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Anarcha-Feminist Zines and Alternative Press of the 1970s

A new exhibit will open at the University of Houston Libraries in November.

Anarcha-Feminist Zines and Alternative Press of the 1970s, curated by Nancy Agin Dunnahoe of Wild Dog Archives, celebrates a collection of 1970s second-wave feminist and anarcha-feminist works collected or created by Henry Weissborn and generously donated by Wild Dog Archives to UH Special Collections.

In the late 1970s, a sociology student and Yippie named Henry Weissborn organized the University of Houston (UH) Direct Action Committee. His underground D.I.Y. zines, Ultra and Wild Dog, explored sociopolitical issues such as civil disobedience, LGBTQ rights, feminism, and a new counterculture called punk. Weissborn also contributed to other independent activist publications, including the inaugural issue of Bread & Roses (1978), the UH Feminists Newsletter. “Patriarchy is a destructive, culturally embedded force, and a revolution in consciousness is a prerequisite for its elimination,” he wrote in Bread & Roses.

This collection of zines and alternative press periodicals represents a movement toward equality, which has yet to be fully realized in 2017. Selected works from the collection will be on display during the 40th anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference as a tribute to the writers, reviewers, theorists, activists, organizers, and consciousness-raising groups of the second wave who strove for equal representation and a revolution of human rights.

The exhibit will be on display from November 5 through November 12 near Special Collections on the second floor of MD Anderson Library. For more information, contact Mary Manning at 713.743.5893.
Nov 5, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Zine Fest Houston 2017


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.


2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at or send an email to

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Houston Public Library | Fairbanks Branch

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77040 Houston , TX
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Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library

7122 North Gessner
77040 Houston , TX
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Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library

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Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

Sankofa - revealing how the past impacts our future.

The 50th
Anniversary Season of the
Archaeological Institute of America,
Houston Society

continues its Sankofa year –
revealing how the past impacts our future – with a FREE Discover Lecture on the
significant societal contributions of prehistoric women. Dr. James M. Adovasio,
shares his compelling scientific research on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30
p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium Theater at a talk,
“Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women.” Dr.
Adovasio is an expert on uncovering perishable items such as baskets, weaving,
ropes and cords, etc. which were made and used by women. His research has
revealed how women were pivotal in a wide range of culture-building endeavors,
including the invention of language, the origins of agriculture, and the
conceptualization of boat building. His gender-busting book, The Invisible
Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History
exploded the view of
pre-historic women cowering behind boulders while their men hunted in fur
skins. Join us as we learn a new story of women in pre-history which emerges
with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.  KMPG is the underwriter of this
boundary-breaking lecture sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America,
Houston Society.   



is free and open to the public. To become a member of the AIA, Houston Society


Jan 25, 2018
6:30 pm
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Program Assistant

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For over 28 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latinx arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latinx artistic and cultural expression. To this end, NALAC makes strategic investments to bolster leadership development, grow networks and partnerships and provide financial resources for those front-line artists and organizations involved in effecting change through arts and culture.


Download the PDF version of this Job Description below.


Program Assistant

We are recruiting a Program Assistant to support the Director of Programs. About 50 percent of the Program Assistant’s duties will be to offer day-to-day administrative and operations assistance, drafting and proof-reading, and providing convening and grants coordination. The other 50 percent will be to provide basic research to support programs and grants. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and organized, with attention to detail. Proven writing, computer, and interpersonal skills to manage relationships with a broad range of people and organizations are essential.


Grants, Leadership and Convenings


  • Assist with research, logistics, administration, documentation, collection, outreach, production, evaluation and final reporting related to all programs, including Grants, Leadership and Convenings.

  • Communicate with vendors and representatives to gather information for all venues, services and equipment; eg, audio-visuals, production equipment, transportation, catering, lodging

  • Assist in generating contracts for vendors and consultants, and process invoices

  • Assist with onsite set-up, production and various administrative duties as needed before, during and immediately following events

  • Greet, receive and set-up catering

  • Set-up and strike events

  • Manage lodging

  • Prepare, collect, organize and track materials and reporting according to each program.

  • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks: organize and maintain information files; process paperwork; document or record organization information

  • Conduct internet and other research to support program areas

  • Data entry and other administrative duties as needed

  • Routinely check supply needs and purchase accordingly

  • Monitor Adobe Sign for contracts received and take appropriate next steps

  • Print & file grantee paperwork

  • Enter new contacts into database

  • Produce accurate and timely reports and queries with great attention to detail

  • Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job

  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems

  • Be accountable for project plans, timelines, project tracking and due dates on assigned projects

  • Communicate directly with the public; this includes representing the organization to public, government, and other external sources; receiving guests at the office, exchanging information in person, in writing, by telephone or e-mail 

  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in accordance with NALAC policies

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, social media, mapping software, and other technology

  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with individuals and communities from a diverse range of cultures, incomes, and other demographic characteristics

  • Professional demeanor and attitude and strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated problem-solving abilities, with a strong attention to detail

  • Must work well individually and as part of a team

  • Reliability, punctuality, and ability to meet deadlines

  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality

  • A participative work style and the ability to receive feedback

  • Advanced computer skills, including email and virtual conference applications, Microsoft Office suite and other online documents, such as Google Docs

  • Ability to learn new tools, techniques, applications, systems and processes as needed

  • Web research fluency and the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies


The Program Assistant is expected to provide 40 hours per week operating during standard business hours, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Busy times may entail some evening and weekend work or shifting of the standard schedule and location based on programming. Compensation will be determined based on experience. This is a Full Time Non-Exempt position. 

Job Location and Travel

The position is based in San Antonio and requires the Program Assistant to travel to the NALAC National Office, located at 1208 Buena Vista Street.

Point of Contact

Gabriel Magraner, Director of Programs,, 210.432.3982


How to Apply

The position is open for immediate hire. Interested candidates should send a resume and comprehensive cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.  No direct inquiries to our staff please.

Submit resume and cover letter via the NALAC Job and Internship Application portal at

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