Inprint Rigoberto González & Kevin Prufer Reading

2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint closes out the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown
Reading Series,
in honor of National
Poetry Month,
with celebrated
poets Rigoberto
and Kevin Prufer.
Both authors will read from their work, followed
by an on-stage interview conducted
by University of Houston faculty member Roberto
. The evening will conclude with a
book sale and signing, at which audience members can meet the

RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ is the author of more than a dozen books
of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. About Unpeopled Eden—his
most recent poetry collection, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the
Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets—Booklist says, “González writes with unrelenting
honesty, composing long poems of successive septets, with an eye for vivid,
brutal imagery…. With what may be his most ambitious collection yet, González
reaffirms his role as a preeminent voice in Chicano poetics.” His poetry
collection So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until
It Breaks
 was a winner of the National Poetry Series, and his
collection Other Fugitives and Other Strangers won San
Francisco State University’s Poetry Center Book Award. González received
the American Book Award for his memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a
Chicano Mariposa
. His latest book What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth: A Memoir of Brotherhood came
out this March. His major works of fiction include the novel Crossing Vines and the story collection Men Without Bliss, as well as two children’s
books. He writes a monthly column for NBC-Latino online, is a contributing
editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, and
serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times.

KEVIN PRUFER’s sixth poetry collection Churches was described by The New York Times as a “gothic extravaganza
featuring alligators, avalanches and medical devices left inside bodies,
delivered largely in long, musical free verse lines,” and was included on
the Times’ list of “Ten Favorite Poetry Books of 2014.” Publishers Weekly says about his newly
published How He Loved Them,
"Prufer considers the complex relationship between beauty and violence in
his remarkable seventh collection of poetry, tracing the barely perceptible
ways that industrial modernity 'gilds us until we glitter.' " His other
poetry collections include In a Beautiful Country, an Academy of American Poets Notable Book for 2011
and a finalist for the Rilke Prize; National Anthem,
one of Publishers Weekly‘s “Five Best Poetry Books of 2008”
and a “Best Book of the Year” by Virginia Quarterly Review;
and The Finger Bone, winner of the William Rockhill
Nelson Award and finalist for Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award.
The Chautauqua Literary Journal calls him “one
of the most forceful, original, and strikingly urgent voices in contemporary
American poetry.” Prufer serves as editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New
 and co-director of Pleiades Press. His editing
projects include Into English: An Anthology of Multiple
. Prufer is a faculty member at the University of
Houston Creative Writing Program.

Apr 23, 2018
Tickets $5 general admission, available online at www.inprinthouston.org
7:30 pm
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BABYLON: We the People

BABYLON: We the People deals with socio-political issues that affect society today, and it is essentially these issues being addressed from the youth's point of view; as to why things like the student walkout (which occurs the day after our show) will be addressed and directly tie into the walkout itself.  A big canvas banner made for the walkout will be on display for the rest of the show. This is the first art show of its kind to be this politically charged, especially with all the students involved. This is in collaboration with two other artists in terms of visual art, and 7 other in terms of performance (including poetry, dance pieces, and sound pieces. The performance aspect of it will last for roughly 20 minutes after the doors open at 3:45.

Apr 19, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Tuesday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Thursday Time & Price:
3:45 - 6:00
Friday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00

Inprint Cool Brains! Spring Break Fest with Juan Felipe Herrera

Inprint Cool Brains! Spring Break Fest, a free
event designed to delight and inspire, features U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe
Herrera sharing his new book Jabberwalking.
The first 200 families will receive a free signed copy of the book. Kids will
also receive free writing journals. Writer and educator Jasminne Mendez of
Tintero Projects will engage kids with interactive word play activities. The
Inprint Poetry Buskers will write free poems upon request for attendees on
typewriters instantly. Houston Youth Poet Laureate Rukmini Kalamangalam will
give a short reading. POPston popsicles will be for sale. Book sale, signing,
and meet the author will follow.

Juan Felipe Herrera – author of more than 30 books, including collections of poetry, short stories, prose, young adult novels, and picture books for children – was in 2015 appointed the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States, the first Mexican American to hold the post. During his laureateship (2015-2017), Herrera traveled widely, making approximately 130 official appearances, and became known for his energy, enthusiasm, and desire to include everyday citizens in the celebratory work of creating literature. The son of migrant farmworkers, educated at UCLA, Stanford, and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Herrera credits his mother and teachers with encouraging him to write poetry.

He comes to Houston to share his new one-of-a-kind book for middle-graders on writing poetry, Jabberwalking, coming out March 2018 through Candlewick Press. In a playful format, with his spirited illustrations, he shares his “secrets” on “how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry.” As Herrera puts it in Jabberwalking: “There’s no stopping once you are a Jabber Walker – a bonified poet on the tangly streets of the planet where human beings breathe as best they can and slap their hands in the air to greet the sun where periods and dashes and verbs and nouns come flying.”


Mar 18, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
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Bad Love: A Dark Valentine's Eve Reading and Open Mic


Love is not always roses and chocolates. Sometimes love is dark, sometimes it's a punch in the gut, and sometimes it's just laugh-out-loud ridiculous. This Valentine's Eve, join us for a different kind of Valentine's reading--one that doesn't focus on the happily-ever-afters but that instead lingers on all that is less than perfect in, about, and around the subject of love. We'll feature three special guest readers, Jasminne Mendez, Chelsey Clammer, and Adrienne Perry, and will then open the stage to any and all Houston writers and poets for an open mic session. Bring your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and everything in-between!

Open mic signup will be on the night of the event, and will be starting at 6.30 pm. Get there early to secure a 5-minute spot on the Bad Love stage.

WHAT TO READ: Anything about bad love, sad love, love gone hilariously wrong, love cynically rejected, love misplaces, love lost. Feel free to interpret the theme widely: it doesn't have to be romantic love--you can talk about family relations gone sour, friends turned enemies, your cat whom you love but who hates you, or the book you tried to love but that sorely disappointed your expectations. We can't wait to see how you interpret the theme!

WHAT NOT TO READ: We will not tolerate readings containing/promoting acts of violence committed in the name of love. We will not tolerate readings that are racist, sexist, ableist, or contain hate speech against any minority groups. We reserve the right to end any reading with material or themes we deem unacceptable for these or other reasons. 

Feb 13, 2018
7:00 pm


25 VSC Fellowships Open to ALL Artists and Writers

ALL artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships.

Every VSC residency includes:

--private room

--private studio space

--all meals.

Apply: https://vsc.slideroom.com/

We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D woman artists; and artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, many generous merit-based grants are available.

For the complete list of awards, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships


The Vermont Studio Center is a vibrant, diverse community of artists situated in Vermont's northern Green Mountains. Each month we welcome more than 50 writers and visual artists from across the country and around the globe to our historic campus along the Gihon River in the town of Johnson, Vermont.

Residencies range from 2 to 12 weeks and offer residents unrestricted time for creative work, along with daily opportunities to engage with fellow artists. Our monthly program includes slide nights, readings, open studios, gallery openings, and optional studio visits and conferences with our Visiting Artists and Writers.

Email: info@vermontstudiocenter.org

Phone: 802.635.2727

Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Name: Nicole Czapinski
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25
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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 www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Harvey Relief Open Mic

Writespace is hosting an open mic to collect donations for the LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.

On September 23, Writespace is hosting an open mic to collect donations (cash, check, and credit card accepted) for the LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. The event is free and all are welcome to participate--come hear local writers and poets read their work in a celebration of Houston's resiliency. If you are interested in reading, please e-mail Cassandra at cassandra@writespacehouston.org.

Sep 23, 2017
Free for all, although monetary donations for LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief are encouraged.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free for all, although monetary donations for LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief are encouraged.
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Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: Fall/Winter 2017 – Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 – Cusco, Peru

Arquetopia Foundation – Mexico and Peru

Arquetopia Foundation – Mexico

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:

Fall and Winter Sessions 2017 Puebla
& Oaxaca, Mexico

Spring Sessions 2018 Cusco,


Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday,
August 13, 2017.

Spaces are limited. Our selection
committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after
the deadline has passed.


Website: http://www.arquetopia.org/new-open-calls-deadlines

E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org for more information.


Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Mexico,
Arquetopia is an internationally
established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social
scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are
the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of
contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent
cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists in Mexico and Peru. Our resident artists
have come from 60 countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple
times. Our residency programs offer
competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national
and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers,
journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.


We are currently
welcoming applications for the following residency programs in Puebla and
Oaxaca, Mexico and in Cusco, Peru:




Click on the link below for
program info.


1. Performativity of
Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico, Special 2-in-1
International Program (October 9 to November 6, 2017) Puebla, Mexico

2-in-1 International Program Includes Day of the Dead Arts Techniques
Instruction and Self-Directed Art Production. Why is the idea of Death
representing Mexico globally? This 4-week critical program addresses the
subject of Death as a national totem, by questioning its construction as a
macabre source of identity, exploring its relevance in the invention of Mexican
modern art and its secularization in popular culture. It explores the
performativity of rituals in Mexico and focusing on the mortuary celebrations
known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).





Click on each link below for
program info.


2. Art, Design, or Photography
Production Residency
Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks
in the spectacular countryside of Cusco. Various techniques and resources



3. Mexican Ceramics
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

Self-directed sessions of 6 to 12 weeks
in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.



4. Printmaking Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla
, Mexico

sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.



5. Art History or
Cultural Research Residency Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from
pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted) sessions of 3 to 8
weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.



6. Writers
Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca,
Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the beautiful countryside
of Oaxaca or Cusco.





Click on each link below for program info.


7. Mexican
Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry Fall/Winter
2017 Oaxaca, Mexico

With master instruction, learn to create
traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving, embroidery, or tapestry) in
the countryside of Oaxaca, with time for independent production.



8. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving Spring
2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn to create
traditional Peruvian Textiles (back-strap weaving) in the countryside of Cusco,
with time for independent production.



9. Natural
Pigments Instructional Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn to create
and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca or
Cusco, with time for independent production



10. Gold Leafing and
Estofado Instructional Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico;
Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn Gold
Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic
district of Puebla or the beautiful countryside of Cusco,
with time for
independent production.



11. Novohispanic
Arts Instructional Residency: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

With master instruction, learn one of
four Novohispanic art techniques: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic
Arts, in the majestic central historic district of Puebla,
with time for
independent production.



12. Peruvian Arts
Instructional Residency: Painting or Sculpture Spring 2018
Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn one of
two Peruvian art techniques: Painting or Sculpture, in the beautiful
countryside of Cusco,
with time for independent production.



the Arquetopia website at

E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org for complete inclusions, fee, and terms.

Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence
Online Application Form, following the
instructions on the web page.

selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.


is distinguished worldwide for its
array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental
schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, our residency
spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and
researchers and are built on structured, informative programs; a network of
collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios;
and individualized
project support


Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international
community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all
aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia
actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and
activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national
origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

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