Literary

Inprint Reading - Barbara Kingsolver


Reading followed by an on-stage interview – conducted by author/former Houston First Lady/member of the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board Andrea White – plus a book sale and signing.

BARBARA KINGSOLVER is “a gifted magician of words,” according to Time, and “a writer of rare ambition and unequivocal talent,” writes the Chicago Tribune. With a literary career that has spanned three decades and encompassed award-winning works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, Kingsolver’s work touches on vital themes of social justice and the environment. Her bestselling novel The Poisonwood Bible won the National Book Prize of South Africa, was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Orange Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The Lacuna, which the Seattle Times described as “a sweeping mural of sensory delights and stimulating ideas about art, government, identity and history,” received the Orange Prize. Her novel Flight Behavior was named a “Best Book of the Year” by the Washington Post and USA Today.  Her nonfiction New York Times bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life won the James Beard Award and was praised by the Washington Post Book World as “charming, zestful, funny and poetic… a serious book about important problems.” Kingsolver, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, has been widely anthologized, and her works are translated into more than 25 languages. She will read from her new novel, Unsheltered.
When:
Oct 22, 2018
Cost:
$5
Time:
7:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
$5
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WiVLA Monthly Meeting


Join WiVLA for their monthly meeting featuring Calligrapher/Artist, Debbie Dutton.  

 
WIVLA is a nurturing place for sharing and growth, where visual artists, writers and other creatives meet in an atmosphere of support and mutual respect.
When:
Oct 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:45 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free
Location:
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Theta Charity Antiques Show

One of the preeminent charity antiques show in the nation, featuring nearly 70 exhibitors and benefiting 8 local charities

Now in its 66th year, the Theta Charity Antiques Show is one of the preeminent charity antiques shows in the country, with proceeds benefitting deserving local charities. The 2018 Show—which focuses on the timeless beauty of botanicals—brings together nearly 70 exhibitors and features fine art, furniture, and decor spanning a wide variety of design styles and time periods. Visitors can experience the Show in full bloom by taking expert-led walks through the exhibition space, browsing curated collections of antiques and artisan-made items for the home, and attending talks and book signings by renowned designers (Ashley Woodson Bailey, James Farmer, Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd and Carolyne Roehm). Visit www.thetacharityantiquesshow.com for more information. 



Proceeds from the 2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show support the Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Centers, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Child Advocates, Inc., the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Arrow Child & Family Ministries — Freedom Place, Martha's Way — CCSC, Second Servings, and Small Steps Nurturing Center.

When:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Miles Redd 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Randy Powers 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Melissa Grobmeyer 2:00 p.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Suzanne Kasler 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Saturday, November 17, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer  Carolyne Roehm 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtnay Elias 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Sarah Foltz 2:00 p.m. A Conversation with Ashley Woodson Bailey 4:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtney Hill Fertitta 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Sunday, November 18, 2018 Schedule: 11 a.m. Designer Walk and Book Signing with James Farmer 12 p.m. Exhibits Open 1:00 p.m. Conversation and Book Signing with James Farmer 3:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Hallie Henley Sims 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close
Cost:
$20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Time & Price:
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mid Week Stanzas


You are invited to join poet Outspoken Bean on October 5th where he will be showcasing the full first season of #Midweekstanzas at Buffalo Bayou Brewery, 5301 Nolda Street, Houston, Texas.

#Midweekstanzas is visual storytelling using poetry and will be released every wednesday on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and email.

It's free so please come and come enjoy and bring a friend.
When:
Oct 5, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
Free
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Rothko Chapel Open Letters


For his program Open Letters, artist Mark Menjivar will read aloud the letter of a Texas death row inmate. After reflection, Menjivar will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the complex issue of capital punishment. The program will be limited to 40 attendees and will be held on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon. To register visit http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/event/open-letters-with-mark-m... .

When:
Oct 10, 2018
Cost:
Suggested contribution of $10
Time:
7:00 pm
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September Reading by Glass Mountain


Join Glass Mountain for our first reading of the semester! Our featured readers are Rachel Ballenger, Chris Flakus, and Jessica Rodriguez. Be sure to sign up for our open mic! Doors open at 6:30.

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Rachel Ballenger is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Your Impossible Voice, and elsewhere. She is Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast. 

Christopher Miguel Flakus is a poet and writer from Houston, Texas. He has published work with Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Black Heart Magazine, Analog Submission Press, and Iron Lung Press, among others. He was awarded the 2017 Fabian Worsham Award for his fiction. He was Fiction Editor for The Bayou Review's special prison issue in 2018 which focused on the work of incarcerated writers serving time in Texas prisons. He is currently working on his first novel. 

Jessica Rodriguez has lived in Space City all her life. Her favorite spots around town are old diners where she can envision herself as an old woman writing her autobiography next to a cup of black coffee in a vinyl leather booth. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Houston who is discovering her potential as a writer thanks to the encouragement of her professors and peers. She writes meditations on identity and what it means in the internet era as a way to question the status quo. She also enjoys writing stories steeped in magical realism and sees the style as a way of solace from the hyper-real.

When:
Sep 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
7-10PM // Free
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2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture with Suzan-Lori Parks


On Tuesday, October 30, visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, will be the featured speaker of this year’s Mitchell Artist Lecture. Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulit­zer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.” In addition to her extensive playwriting bibliography, including many experimental works, Parks has written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, including Girl 6 written for Spike Lee, and adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s clas­sic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The great writer, James Baldwin, declared Parks “an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.”

The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of university community and the greater public. Past speakers include Tania BrugueraJason and Alicia Hall MoranLaurie AndersonBill T. Jones, and The Yes Men. The Mitchell Artist Lecture is presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, which is part of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.


The event will be held at Moores Opera House at the University of Houston main campus.
When:
Oct 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free, but RSVP is required

Apply by October 1st, 2018 for a Vermont Studio Center (VSC) residency fellowship!

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is thrilled to announce more than 50 new residency fellowships to be awarded at our October 1st, 2018 Fellowship Deadline.

All applicants at the October 1st, 2018 deadline are automatically considered for one of twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships, which are unrestricted merit-based awards open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. 

We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; women artists age 50+;  2D visual artists working in painting, drawing, or printmaking; artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, numerous generous, merit-based partial funding grants are available.

Every VSC residency includes:


--private room

--private studio space

--all meals

Apply online at: https://vsc.slideroom.com ($25 application fee)
For the complete list of awards and eligibility, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Due Date: Oct 1, 2018
Contact Name: Maria Robinson
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25.00
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2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing

Ends on September 15, 2018
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, the board, advisory board, and editors of Gulf Coast recognize the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.

Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays.

The contest awards $3,000 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner. Two runners up will be awarded $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in Gulf Coast's printed journal as well as online. This year's contest will be judged by Wendy Vogel, an independent writer, art critic and curator based in New York. A former editor at Art in America, Modern Painters and Flash Art
International, Vogel has taught at Rice University, University of Houston, The New School and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Deadline September 15, 2018
• The 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing will be judged by Wendy
Vogel
• Previously unpublished work and work that has been published within the last year will
be considered.
• Submit one piece of critical art writing, of no more than 1,500 words, in a single .doc,
.docx, or .pdf file.
• The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your bio, your name, or any
contact information in the uploaded document. 
Due Date: Sep 15, 2018
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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


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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