Poetry

Writing Concrete Details: A Hands-On Workshop

Feeling stuck on an existing project? Would you love to write more but don’t know where to begin? In this workshop, we will explore writing exercises inspired by one or more of the five senses: taste, scent, touch, sight, and sound. We’ll experiment with writing prompts based on fragrance, as well as visual and auditory prompts, to generate ideas for both new and ongoing projects. We’ll also explore how the senses are deeply linked with memory—for example, how scent can bring us back to a specific place, moment, or feeling—and how writing with the five senses helps us create concrete details that engage readers. Writers of all levels are welcome. All you need to bring is a willingness to enjoy your writing experience and your favorite writing tools (paper and pen or laptop).


Due Date: Jun 28, 2019
Contact Name: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Phone: (713) 487-5603
Fee: Early-Bird until Monday, June 24th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Monday, June 24th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members.
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The Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion

“Yeah, writing is great, but I’ll tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers!”

Said no writer, ever.

Self promotion may be an unavoidable task for the modern writer, but it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just wondering where to start, this workshop is for you. Starting with an in-depth inventory of your natural passions, we'll work through a series of cutting edge marketing tools to help you discover the ones that suit you best. Come find your audience, harness your talents, and rekindle your enthusiasm—one step at a time.

Due Date: Jun 21, 2019
Contact Name: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Phone: (713) 487-5603
Fee: Early-Bird until Monday, June 17th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Monday, June 17th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members.
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The Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion

“Yeah, writing is great, but I’ll tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers!”

Said no writer, ever.

Self promotion may be an unavoidable task for the modern writer, but it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just wondering where to start, this workshop is for you. Starting with an in-depth inventory of your natural passions, we'll work through a series of cutting edge marketing tools to help you discover the ones that suit you best. Come find your audience, harness your talents, and rekindle your enthusiasm—one step at a time.

Due Date: Jun 21, 2019
Contact Name: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Phone: (713) 487-5603
Fee: Early-Bird until Monday, June 17th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Monday, June 17th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members.
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Members-Only Poetry First Page Feedback Session

Please note: This workshop is for Writespace members only—if you are not a member and would like to attend, please join Writespace at this link.



Are you a poet who has wondered what a critique from a professional editor is like? Do you wish you could have an editor’s support and feedback, but you don’t feel ready to incur the cost? Or are you just starting out and would like to know what’s important to keep in mind as you begin to write poetry?

In this three-hour workshop we will embark upon a fast, fun, and in-depth adventure in which we explore the fundamentals and subtleties of dozens of craft elements essential to composing great poetry. By the end of our session, attending poets will have attained greater clarity about what questions good writers ask as they work, as well as a clearer sense of what editors and agents look for when they receive a submission.

Also, each poet will be assigned an exercise or prompt customized to the page we critiqued and designed to vitalize both the specific work and the writer’s development.

Please bring to workshop ten printed copies of a poem no more than one page long for the group and the instructor’s review.

Due Date: Jun 8, 2019
Contact Name: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Phone: (713) 487-5603
Fee: Early-Bird until Tuesday, June 4th: $20 for members. After Tuesday, June 4th: $35 for members.
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Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Call for Submissions

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 – April 30 of this year, via the online submissions system.

 

APPLICANT GUIDELINES:

-Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens.

-Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2019.

-Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (Central Standard Time) on April 30, 2019.

-Applications must be made through Submittable, according to the guidelines below. (Be sure you are submitting to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship category on our submissions page, otherwise your work will not be considered for the fellowship. Please note that this link will only work when we are open for submissions, from March 1-April 30.)

-Application materials sent via email or standard mail will not be considered.

-Poems previously published in journals or books may be included in your application.

HOW TO APPLY:

-FIRST, assemble your application materials as a SINGLE file (acceptable file types are pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf). This document must include:

-An approximately 250-word introduction to your work (not to exceed one page).

-Ten pages of poems. You may include multiple poems on one page, but the total pages of poems must not exceed ten.

-Publication list stating which poems included in your packet have already been published in journals or books. (This is optional. If you choose to include it, please do so as the last page of your document.)

-Name this document [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME].doc (example: Doe_John.doc)

-THEN, proceed to our online submissions manager (please note that this link will only work when we are open for submission, from March 1-April 30).

Finalists will be notified by email by August 1. Winners will be announced by September 1.

Payments to winners will be subject to the completion of IRS Form W-9, including a valid TIN or SSN.

If you have any questions, contact: hamos@poetrymagazine.org

 

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About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship program has dramatically expanded since its inception. Until 1995, university writing programs nationwide each nominated one student poet for a single fellowship; from 1996 until 2007, two fellowships were awarded. In 2008 the competition was opened to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age, and the number of fellowships increased to five, totaling $75,000. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation
 received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which increased the fellowship amount from $15,000 to $25,800.

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METRODances

Frame Dance Infiltrates METRO to Make You Rethink Your Commute

Bringing dance straight into the path of Houston commuters as they travel to work, home, and around the city, METROdances, choreographed by Lydia Hance and in partnership with METRO, is a vibrant traveling dance and live music performance that provides a front-and-center view for anyone taking the Red Line running from the Houston Medical Center through Downtown.

“Framers,” as the dancers are known throughout the Houston arts community, will be collaborating with various other artists and arts organizations in the Houston area. Spectators are invited to travel along for only the cost of a METRO ticket and passersby become welcome members of a fluctuating audience. This edition of the METROdances will begin on March 30th at 5:00pm and end at 6:30pm. While spectators may watch the performances from many stops along the red line, they are encouraged to begin at the Hermann Park METRO location so they do not miss any of the performances along the way. Performances will take place at the stops along the redline between Hermann Park and Bell.


COLLABORATING ARTISTS:

Frame Dance
Lagan Percussion
Alli “Ukulalli” Villines
Callina Anderson
Kirk Suddreath
Outspoken Bean
William and the Texas Starlight
Urban Souls/Harrison Guy
Ashley Horn
Joe Palmore
HCC Ensemble
Open Sky Arts Collective
MultiGen Framers
Frame Dance Youth Ensemble



When:
Mar 30, 2019
METRODances is wheelchair accessible.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
Location:

Sibling Rivalry Press's 2019 Undocupoets Fellowship

The mission of Undocupoets is to promote the work of undocumented poets and raise consciousness about the structural barriers that they face in the literary community. We believe in supporting all poets, regardless of immigration status.

2019 Undocupoets Fellowship Overview

The Undocupoets Fellowship, in partnership with Amazon Literary Partnership and the Sibling Rivalry Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private foundation, will grant TWO $500 fellowships, with no strings attached, to undocumented or formerly undocumented poets to help defray the cost of poetry-related submission fees.  

Submissions Process

This fellowship is intended for any writers who are currently undocumented or who were formerly undocumented in the United States. 

Please submit up to 10 pages of poetry, with no more than one poem per page, per individual. In addition, please include a cover letter with a bio and brief description of your current work or manuscript-in-progress. 

At least one of the two fellowships awarded will be given to LGBTQ undocumented poets, per an agreement with Sibling Rivalry Press. Please indicate on your bio if you identify as LGBTQ.

While no single fellowship recipient will receive more than $500 on any given year, fellowships can be awarded to the same individual for multiple years. 

Deadline: Midnight, January 31, 2019

 

Due Date: Jan 31, 2019
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Inprint Claudia Rankine Reading

2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint presents a special evening
with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award
winner Claudia Rankine as part of the 2018-2019 Inprint
Margarett Root Brown Reading Series
. As part of
the program, Rankine will read from selected works and The Ensemble Theatre actors will give a staged reading from
Rankine’s new play The White Card. After
the presentation, Rankine will join Houston-based artist, MacArthur Fellow, and
Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe
for an on-stage conversation. A book
sale and signing,
at which audience members can meet the author, will follow.

CLAUDIA RANKINE’S “voice shimmers with
wisdom and fury,” says The Telegraph. Her
groundbreaking book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric won
the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry (the first book to also
be nominated in the NBCCA’s Criticism category), the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award,
the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the NAACP Image Award, and several others. It
was named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and
elsewhere, and is the only poetry book to be a New York
Times
 bestseller in the nonfiction category. The Washington Post writes “part protest lyric,
part art book, Citizen is a dazzling
expression of the painful double consciousness of black life in
America.” Salon praises it as “moving, stunning, and formally
innovative—in short, a masterwork.”

Rankine is
also the author of four other poetry collections, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, and
three plays, including most recently The White Card,
which raises questions about whether American society can prosper if whiteness
remains invisible. She is also editor of several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Among
her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the
Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a MacArthur “genius”
fellowship.

When:
Jan 14, 2019
Cost:
Tickets $5 general admission
Time:
7:30 pm
General Categories: 

Zine Fest Houston 2018


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 17 from 12-6 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2018
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.

The theme of this year’s festival is WRESTLING!

2018 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*

PROJECT SPACE
12:30-2:00
PM Screening of "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of
African-American Women in the Ring" by Chris Bournea (82 minutes)
2:00-3:00 PM Mockingbird Network Recording
3:00-4:00 PM Comedy and Agony: A History of Wrestling and Humor with Tex Lonestar of Doomsday Wrestling
4:00-5:00
PM Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading & Discussion Featuring
Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona and Yeiry Guevara, Moderated by S Rodriguez
5:00-6:00 PM Jennifer Mathieu: From Riot Grrrl to YA Author: How Zines Changed My Life and Birthed a Book!

CLASSROOM SPACE
1:00-3:00 PM Youth Zine-making Workshop
3:00-4:30 PM Détournement: Content Re-routing in Comics with Christopher Sperandio

OUTDOOR FRONT LAWN
4:05-4:20 PM Doomsday Wrestling Grudge Match

*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, Somos Semillas Vegan Kitchen, and Poodle Floss Cotton Candy!

SAFER SPACES POLICY
Zine
Fest Houston is FREE TO ALL, but please be aware that the festival has a
zero tolerance policy for sexism, racism, classism, homophobia,
transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other forms of discrimination and
abuse taken against members of our community such as theft of money or
property, physical, verbal, or mental abuse, sexual harassment,
inappropriate/unwelcome comments and behaviors, disruptive or
disrespectful behavior, and causing a participant or attendee to feel
distressed or unsafe. We encourage everyone participating and attending
to help us hold the festival up to the standard we have set, and to
advise festival organizers if any issues arise in this regard during
ZFH. Thank you!

ABOUT ZINE FEST HOUSTON
Zine Fest Houston
(ZFH) is an annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines
(self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative and underground DIY media and art.

Admission is
always free and low cost table space is made available for creators,
writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication,
distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media.

ZFH is the
sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging
and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community
to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to
productive collaboration.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

When:
Nov 17, 2018
The Zine Fest Houston after party will be after the festival on Saturday, November 17th at Axelrad (1517 Alabama, Houston, TX 77004) starting at 7:30PM.
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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