Literary Arts

Author Talk with Daniel Silva


The New Girl
In Conversation with Jamie Gangel

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal.

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not.

In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East—and perhaps the world…

Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world.

About Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva is an award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author. He began his writing career as a journalist, working for CNN, and is married to CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel.
 
About Jamie Gangel
Jamie Gangel is an award-winning television correspondent. For more than 30 years she worked as National Correspondent for NBC's Today show. In 2015, she joined CNN as Special Correspondent covering politics.
When:
Jul 21, 2019
Cost:
$33 Per Person | Price Includes Book* *Tickets will not be sold without book
Time:
7:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
7:00 PM | $33 Per Person | Price Includes Book* *Tickets will not be sold without book
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Poetry Open Mic ft. Lupe Mendez


Our open mics are open to ALL. Come see local poets from all across the greater Houston area share original works of poetry. Our signup lists go up at 7:30 pm. Most individuals start arriving before then to guarantee a spot on the list. First come. First serve.

How do I get on the list?
http://writeaboutnowpoetry.com/how-do-i-get-on-the-mic

Our featured performer this week is Lupe Mendez!
See more from Lupe Mendez here:
http://thepoetmendez.org/


*Our featured performer will perform around 9:45 pm.

We're on YouTube! Before you read further make sure to subscribe to http://bit.ly/WANPoetrySubscribe to see the great poets we have perform every week and throughout the year!

Follow us on Social Media for more updates about everything!
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More info about Write About Now and upcoming shows, please visit our website: www.wanpoetry.com

$5 CASH
$6 CARD

Note: By attending or performing at this event you are consenting to allow the use of photos or videos for the promotional purposes of this show.

BEWARE PARKING ON TAFT OR LOVETT. READ THE SIGNS. THEY MAY TOW YOUR CAR. YOU CAN VALET AT AVANTGARDEN. YOU CAN PARK IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND WALK A COUPLE OF BLOCKS. DON'T GIVE THE TOW TRUCKS YOUR MONEY. WATCH FOR NO PARKING SIGNS.

This is a nonrefundable event.


When:
May 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
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Hombres Sinceros: ART + LIT


Join us for an afternoon of art and literature! The artists featured in "Hombres Sinceros" share performances, poetry, and artist talks. This event also welcomes readings from guest poets.

"Hombres Sinceros" takes its name from a poem, "Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero," by Cuban freedom fighter and national hero, José Martí, and is presented in conjunction with "Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero - A Latin Chamber Music Concert", a MECA presents production by percussionist Craig Hauschildt and violinist Jackson Guillen.

Featured artists in this exhibition include:
Angel Castelán
El Edu
Simon Gonzales
Marcos Hernández
Ibraim Do Nascimento Santos
Alexander Squier with Edwin Terrell
Saul Hernandez-Vargas
Erick Zambrano

With creative contributions from writer and poet Reyes Ramirez.

Visual and literary artists and for this exhibition were selected via the first-ever open call organized by Manteca HTX, a registry & directory of Houston Latinx creatives. The artists included in "Hombres Sinceros," in particular, consider shared cultural heritage and transgenerational inheritance through art-making.

This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
When:
May 18, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
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El Chow: Mango verde -Sound and Poetry


El Chow: Mango verde presents:
- Sound and Poetry -
Queer edition (always)

Join us for our closing reception at El Chow: Mango verde! With an amazing group of queer poets and sound artists!

El Chow: Mango verde was created to showcase Queer Latinx folx, by queer Latinx folx. With the goal of highlighting and uplifting our community, and to create more shows which talk about queer identities and themes. To create opportunities to show our work, create space and community, not just in Houston, but for it to expand our network!

This event is created mainly for queer latinx and poc to share their poetry or sound art! Other queer people are welcome to join and share, but please be mindful of the space, thank you!

The last days to view the show is May 18th! Wednesday is a great opportunity to check out the show! and enjoy the work of other creatives!

When:
May 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm

Why I Am Like Tequila: A Book Launch


Tintero Projects hosts the book launch premier of a new collection of poetry written by

local Houston poet, Lupe Mendez entitled WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA. This 98-page book of poems is filled with poetry spanning a decade of writing and performance. Mendez’s collection exists in 4 parts – each a layered perspective, a look through a Mexican/ Mexican – American voice living in the Texas Gulf Coast. Roberto Tejada, poet and University of Houston Creative Writing professor says “The poet’s recognition of childhood hardship links his simultaneous life as artist, teacher, son, husband, and father to working class family histories in the precarious US American economy; to vigilante justice and terrorism on the borderlands; to the joyful sensation of blasting cumbias, quarreling lovers, park lights, and kinships, in a tribute to places like Magnolia Homes or in honor of the undocumented to whom Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts are indebted.”

 

Set within spaces such as Galveston Island, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and Jalisco, Mexico, these poems peel away at all parts, like the maguey, drawing to craft spirits, quenching a thirst between land and sea. Urayoán Noel, Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor and author of Buzzing Hemispheres/Rumor Hemisférico says “This is poetry about the contradictions of contemporary Brown masculinity and its discontents, about our island-cities and their archipelagos, about the blessings and curses of familia; in other words, urgent reading.” WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA is the winner of Willow Books’ (Aquarius Press, Detroit, MI) Editor’s Choice Award for 2018. This is Mendez’s debut book.

 

About the Poet

 

Originally from Galveston, TX, Mendez (Writer//Educator//Activist) works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Brazilian Arts Foundation and other organizations to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Lupe co-hosts INKWELL, a collaborative podcast on regional, national and international Latinx writers and other writers of color. Mendez is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondo Fellow and an Emerging Poet Incubator Fellow. He currently teaches in Houston and is now the Literary Outreach Coordinator for Poets & Writers, Inc.

 

Mendez has close to 20 years of experience as a performance poet, having opened up for such notable writers as Dagoberto Gilb, Esmeralda Santiago and the late Raul Salinas. He has shared his poetry across the country in places such as the Holocaust Museum Houston, the Jung Center, MECA (Houston), the Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts (San Francisco), the National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque) and the Mexican American Cultural Center (Austin). A keynote speaker/poetry performer across Texas, Mendez hosts writing workshops across the country, most recently as a teaching artist for the Poetry Foundation’s Teacher Poetry Summits.

 

Mendez is an internationally published writer with prose work in Latino Rebels, Houston Free Press, the Kenyon Review and Norton’s Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories From The United States and Latin America, Flash (University of Chester, England), and poetry in The Bayou Review (University of Houston- Downtown), Huizache, Luna Luna Magazine, Pilgrimage, Texas Review, Bordersenses, HeART Journal Online, Glass Poetry Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Hunger Mountain and Gulf Coast, among others.

 

About the Book Launch & the venue

 

The book launch for WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA is set for Sunday May 5th, 2019 at the REC ROOM, (100 Jackson Street. Houston, TX 77002) from 7-9pm.

 

The REC ROOM is located in Downtown Houston, just across from Minute Maid Stadium. The REC ROOM and its organization, REC ROOM ARTS is dedicated to developing and presenting innovative and groundbreaking theatre. To this end, REC ROOM ARTS produces full seasons of performances, supports a yearly artist residency program, and hosts community events, like Mendez’s book launch event. They nurture both established and developing artists from the community and beyond by providing a space to present new work that challenges the definition of art and performance in modern America.

 

Local poets Tania Carrillo, Kevin Chavez, Ayokunle Falomo, Cristina Martinez & Jonathan Moody will perform/read their poetry at the book launch, which will also include a reading by Mendez, a Q & A session and a book signing after the reading.

 

Books will be available for purchase on-site, but there is a limited supply. Anyone wishing to purchase a book before the event are encouraged to purchase their copy through Willow Books site at https://aquariuspress.myshopify.com/products/why-i-am-like-tequila-by-lu...

 

For more information on Lupe Mendez go to www.thepoetmendez.org

For more information go to www.tinteroprojects.wordpress.com

Follow Tintero Projects on Twitter: @tinteroproject or FB: www.facebook.com/TinteroProjects/

When:
May 5, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
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FuenteCo Write-At


Mercantile Rice Village

5411 Morningside DriveHouston, TX, 77005

 

We love being creative out in public and to connect with other writers in the community. You can always find the FuenteCo team out and about doing their writing across Houston coffee shops, and we'd love to invite you to join us! If seeing other writers do their work motivates and inspires you, if writing in a group helps you stay accountable, if you want to feel less alone in the pursuit of your creative work, or if you're just looking for some community, our write-ats are for you! Just grab a coffee, pull up a chair, and write. No rules, no obligations. Just friendly faces and a no-pressure space for you to write.


Write-ats? What are those?

Think of our write-ats as a roaming, ever-changing writing group. An impromptu society of stray writers. Write-ats are location-independent and spontaneous. We're inviting you to write with us at coffee shops all over the city. Our write-ats won't be on a set schedule; weekdays and times will vary. We'll announce each write-at about a week in advance, sometimes less. Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter announcements to make sure you catch the latest updates!


Are there any rules? Goals?

Like we said above, there are no rules in terms of what kind of writing you do, and there are no goals except for those you choose to set for yourself. 


Really, no rules?

Well. Please be polite and kind to the other writers present (and to humans in general). Feel free to say hi and introduce yourself, but throughout the write-ats, we will be quietly working on our writing. After each write-at, you'll have the opportunity to chat and share your progress, if you like. 


Do I have to sign up for these in advance? Do I have to be on time? 

Nope. Our write-ats aren't really events, they're just an invitation to come write while we also write. We won't usually have a reserved space specifically for us, nor will there be any sort of programming. Just show up at any point during the write-at. If you can't make the start time, no big deal. Just pull up a chair whenever you arrive. 


And they're free?

Yep. 


I'm not actually a writer. Can I bring a sketch pad instead?

We would absolutely love that. 


For any other questions, drop us a line at info@fuenteco.com. 

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
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Ladies in the Hat: Latina Edition


Harambee Art Gallery Presents: Ladies in the Hat, Latina Edition, an Arts of Diversity Project. 

Come enjoy an evening of monologues and skit performances by talented up and coming actresses as we debut 'Ladies in the Hat: Latina Edition at Mixed Emotions Fine Art and Frames.

Sip on cool libations and nibble on themed lite bites as you enjoy a journey back in time as these phenomenal ladies in their hat share stories of strength, perseverance, and fabulous style!

This will be an interactive experience for all to enjoy showcasing vintage hats. 

FREE w/ VIP tickets available for purchase 

In celebration of the Spring of Latin@ Art w/ Manteca HTX

When:
May 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm

Independent Bookstore Day at Brazos Bookstore


We can’t wait to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you again, Houston! This year marks the fifth year of IBD celebrations, so let's make it a big one!

Independent bookstores aren’t just shops; they’re places for community, thought, and conversation. We’re thrilled to be a part of the indie bookshop scene in the US and Texas! What better way to say thank-you than a day-long party? Join us on April 27 for literary activities and refreshments.

Storytime with the Bellaire Nature Center

10:30am

Last March the Bellaire Nature Center brought their bunnies to Story Time. Now, they’ll be bringing some slithery friends for a morning of sssssnacks, sssssstories, and sssssuper good time!

Inprint Poetry Buskers

12pm-2pm

Join us for a collaborative afternoon of poetry-writing with some of Houston’s finest! Thanks to our longest-running community partner, Inprint, these poets will have typewriters set up and ready for poetry-on-demand. 

Summer Art Happy Hour with Sarah Welch

3pm-5pm

We’ll be celebrating the artistic prowess of this summer’s featured artist, illustrator Sarah Welch! Gaze upon our lovely painted windows, seasonal bookmarks, and postcards with summer programming. Chat with Sarah. Themed drinks will be available.

Indie Press Spotlight: New Directions with Barbara Epler and Philip Boehme

7pm-8pm

We are thrilled and honored to host Barbara Epler, president and publisher of New Directions Publishing. She will be joined by translator Philip Boehme for a conversation about New Directions, translation, and his two newest books for NDP: MALINA and THE FOX AND DR SHIMAMURA.

Barbara Epler joined New Directions as an editorial assistant after graduating from college in 1984. She became editor in chief in 1995; named Publisher in 2008, and in 2011 became president.

Philip Boehm has translated more than thirty novels and plays by German and Polish writers, including Herta Müller, Christoph Hein, Bertolt Brecht, and Stefan Chwin, among others. For these translations he has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the NEA and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He also works as a playwright and theater director, and is the founding Artistic Director of Upstream Theater in St. Louis.


When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:30 am
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Celebrate Día and Watch Vegetables and Friendships Grow!


Celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day / Book Day) with children’s author Kathleen Contreras as she reads from her award-winning bilingual picture book, "Harvesting Friends / Cosechando amigos," in the Tudor Gallery of the Julia Ideson Building. It introduces children to the idea of community gardens through the story of young Lupe and her growing friendship with a new boy in the neighborhood named Antonio. Along the way, they—and the adults in their lives too—will learn that coming together as a community will enable them to harvest more than just vegetables.

Día is a daily commitment to link all children to books, languages and cultures. Founded in 1996 by renowned author Pat Mora, Día is housed at the American Library Association: http://dia.ala.org/. Día celebrations are held across the country on or near April 30th. Presented by Houston Public Library and Arte Público Press.

When:
Apr 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
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LatinX Mic ft. Gigi Bella


Before you read further make sure to subscribe to http://bit.ly/WANPoetrySubscribeto see the great poets we have perform every week and throughout the week!

This mic is only open to members of the LatinX community. Sign up list goes up at 7:30 PM!

Our featured performer this week is Gigi Bella!
https://gigibellapoetry.wordpress.com/

*Our featured performer will perform around 9:45 pm.


We're on YouTube! Before you read further make sure to subscribe to http://bit.ly/WANPoetrySubscribeto see the great poets we have perform every week and throughout the year!

Follow us on Social Media for more updates about everything!

Instagram/Twitter/Facebook:

https://twitter.com/WANPoetry
http://instagram.com/wanpoetry
https://www.facebook.com/wanpoetry

For more info about Write About Now and upcoming shows, please visit our website: www.wanpoetry.com

$5 CASH
$6 CARD

Note: By attending or performing at this event you are consenting to allow the use of photos or videos for the promotional purposes of this show.

BEWARE PARKING ON TAFT OR LOVETT. READ THE SIGNS. THEY MAY TOW YOUR CAR. YOU CAN VALET AT AVANTGARDEN. YOU CAN PARK IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND WALK A COUPLE OF BLOCKS. DON'T GIVE THE TOW TRUCKS YOUR MONEY. WATCH FOR NO PARKING SIGNS.

This is a nonrefundable event.

When:
Apr 24, 2019
Cost:
$5-$6
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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