Spoken Word

Ángel Quesada on Nuestra Palabra 90.1FM

Nuestra palabra hosts Artist Ángel Quesada for a lively discussion about LatinX arts in Houston.

A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.

When:
Aug 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:27 pm to 7:28 pm

Voices of Color Open Mic: A celebration of Houston Writers

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN MIC CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF HOUSTON’S WRITERS OF COLOR!

Whether poets or prose writers, playwrights or young adult authors, Houston-based writers of color have roots around the country and globe and work in every conceivable genre, style, and across languages. If you identify as a writer of color, bring your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and everything in-between to read on the Voices of Color stage! Fuente Collective is co-hosting this event with Adrienne Perry, who will be the evening's emcee. 

INFO: This event is free and open to the public. Open mic signup will start at 6.30 pm on the night of the event. Get there early to secure a 5-minute spot. 

WHAT TO READ: Anything. In any language. Bring your poems about Peter Pan, flash fiction about encounters with feral kitties, essays imparting visions of love and world peace, or the newest pages in your YA novel. The field of possibility is wide open, so read work that speaks your truth and share what inspires you. 

WHAT NOT TO READ: 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. 

ABOUT ADRIENNE PERRY
Adrienne Perry grew up in Wyoming and earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College in 2013. From 2014-2016 she served as Editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Adrienne has received a Hedgebrook residency, is a Kimbilio Fellow, a member of the Rabble Collective, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Tidal Basin Review, and elsewhere. She is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.
When:
May 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:

The Shout: Why Choose Courage?


This month, we are asking you to choose courage, Houston. All of us know those people in our lives whose courage helps us to know that however things might seem, there is still reason to hope. We need you to be that person for someone else, and we hope that the art that we bring to the mic this month can help inspire and uplift you. 

Nelson Mandela said, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." In this time when fear and xenophobia threaten to tear our city, our state, and our country apart, we aspire to be nothing less than conquerors. 

Come out on May 30th, and let's be stronger together. 

On the mic:
Dulcie David Veluthukaran
Ayo
Natash Carrizosa
Gerald Cedillo
The Dream
welcoming Trademark back to the mic 
and more...

Visual Art by Sam Turner
Dance by Deborah Pineda
Music by Asma Mirza

... and DJ Corinna Delgado!

Come early for Rayla Crawford's "A Conversation for Colored Girls" beforehand.
When:
May 30, 2017
Cost:
$10
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:

The TRUTH Project presents Rise Above:A Story of Hope


***AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE***

The T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc. presents
RISE ABOVE: A Story of Hope.

About 20 million out of 112 million women (18.0%) in the United States have been raped during their lifetime. 
28% of male rape victims were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger
Only 16% of all rapes were reported to law enforcement. 

"In order to fight about it yall...You see we gotta talk about it yall...And it can't be no more be quiet about it yall, Sweep it under the carpet yall".
-Angela Olivia Guillory

The time is now as The T.R.U.T.H. Project explores the subject matter of abuse. An often unspoken reality will be explored through a multidisciplinary social art experience that will not only address abuse but will also be instrumental in rising above adversities. This ENCORE performance will be intimate and will place both artist and attendees in a position to look each other directly in the eyes and ask the question, “Will you choose to rise above?”

Two Shows. Two Experiences
2:00pm & 6:00pm 

This event is free to the public. Registration is required for guaranteed seating. Click the link below:

Social Art. Education. Awareness. Community

The T.R.U.T.H. Project was awarded its 501c3 designation in May 2015, as an organization that educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional and sexual health.

***This event is sponsored by the John Steven Kellett Foundation***
When:
Apr 2, 2017
Cost:
Free; RSVP
Time:
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
2pm & 6pm
Location:

The Shout: Where Is The Truth?


Spoken Word Poetry | Music | Dance | Conversation 

Come out to "The Shout: Where is The Truth?" on March 28th and join up with a group of like-minded folks working to find our way and celebrate in the midst of the journey.

In a world of shifting information, leaks, and 'alternative facts', we find ourselves longing for the truth that comes through community and authenticity. We understand that each of our voices is necessary to find the truth because each of us holds a piece of it.

This month, our Shout artists set out to answer the question: "Where Is The Truth?" We invite you to come find it with us.

This month we welcome:

Syd the Man 
Rayla Crawford
Joshua Nguyen
Cristina Martinez
Nyne
Ayokunle Falomo
Stephe B
Jeremy Eugene
Natasha Carrizosa
and more!
When:
Mar 28, 2017
Cost:
$10
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:

In Media Res Reading



DATE: Saturday, December 3rd 7:30pm
LOCATION: Writespace
PRICE: Free

Join us to celebrate the launch of our second anthology, In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between, with readings by local and national contributors. Enjoy drinks and snacks on us while listening to selections of boundary-breaking fiction. This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Readers: 

Multi-genre writer, Jody T. Morse, lives in the heart of a mystical forest on an 18-acre farmstead. Life for her is about connecting with others through written and spoken word, visual and performance arts. Jody has enjoyed connecting with fellow writers through Writespace and critique groups in North Houston since late 2015. To learn more about her work and passions, visit www.bountifulbalconybooks.com. 

Dorothy Tinker is a writer of epic fantasy novels and short stories that run the gamut from scifi/fantasy/spiritual to horror to romance/erotica. She is the author of the young adult epic fantasy series, Peace of Evon, which also includes Gift of War and Lost King. With a fascination for languages and cultures, she incorporates both other languages and other cultures into the works that she writes.

L.C. Lara is currently working toward her master’s degree in creative writing with the University of Denver. More of her writing can be found in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. She is a wife, mother, and former school teacher turned dance teacher. When she’s not busy family-ing, reading, writing, or dancing, she likes volunteering her time with Writespace. She’s lived south, north, west, and now east of Houston; no matter how many times she moves she’s never very far from the city.

Jennifer Stephan Kapral writes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. She was born in the shadows of steel mills in Western PA and studied creative non-fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Houston, TX, spending time by the bayous with her husband and two dogs.

When:
Dec 3, 2016
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm-9pm FREE

Anything Goes Open Mic!


DATE: Friday, November 18, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Writespace
PRICE: Free

Join us at Writespace for an all-genre open mic! New and emerging writers welcome! We will be accepting sign-ups for writers from all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, et al. Come read your work in front of an audience and have the chance to receive feedback, if you would like (feedback is optional).

Audience members will provide feedback to readers who request it. Readers will have five minutes total: 3 minutes to read and 2 minutes to receive feedback, or five minutes to read without feedback. Please practice and make sure you time yourself beforehand. To sign up in advance, please email us or sign up at the door at 7:15 pm. Write@Writespacehouston.org

Also before or after the open mic, feel free to visit our artist neighbors' open studios during the Silver Street Summer Series, which lasts from 5-9 p.m. ​​

When:
Nov 18, 2016
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:03 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm FREE

Frightspace Open Mic & Contest

Read your ghoulishly good stories to win prizes!

DATE: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 7 :30-9 p.m.
LOCATION: Writespace
PRICE: Free

This Halloween, let’s transform Writespace into Frightspace! In celebration of all that is creepy, Frightspace will recreate the friendly competition that inspired Mary Shelley to write her gothic monster tale, Frankenstein in 1816 with a Terrifying Tales Contest and open mic. 

Frightspace invites writers of all genres to read excerpts of their scary, weird or suspenseful works to an audience of the likewise twisted-minded. Phobophiles who make it through all the readings without soiling themselves will vote on their favorite scary storyteller. 

No scary story to read at Frightspace? Join us from 2-4 p.m. for ourJumpstart Your Writing--Halloween-Style!, where prompts and timed writing sprints might help you create a freaky flash story on the spot. Plus, we'll have exclusive info on The Molotov Cocktail's next flash fiction contest! Who knows: you might create something worth sending in, and maybe next year your story will make it into the Prize Winners Anthology! 

Reading is not mandatory, so you are also welcome to participate as an audience member and cast your vote at the end of the night. Free libations will be provided for readers and listeners in need of liquid courage. Costumes are strongly encouraged! 

Email Layla to sign up to read your work. Layla@writespacehouston.org

When:
Oct 29, 2016
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm-9pm FREE

The Moth "Love Hurts" in The Ballroom at Warehouse Live


Houston Public Media
The Moth - "Love Hurts"
Tuesday February 9, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM 
Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Tickets: ON SALE FEB. 2 AT 2 PM - http://ticketf.ly/1SIA4Wu
$10 GA. This is a seated show
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
http://www.warehouselive.com/

LOVE HURTS: Our annual celebration of heartbreak because what doesn’t break you, makes you eager to vent! (But please, make sure all venting is in story form!) Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.

When:
Feb 9, 2016
Cost:
$10
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 

Muslim Artists Collective Houston


We are back for round 3 of the Muslim Artists Collective Houston! Artists of all backgrounds are welcome to perform. We will have a sign up sheet in the near future. Come out and enjoy an array of talented Muslims in the Houston community show off their skills!

Look forward to seeing you all on November 1, 2015 at Phoenicia MKT Bar!

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When:
Nov 1, 2015
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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