Houston’s ONLY Monthly Bilingual Poetry Series –

The Tintero Readings

Say hello to the city’s newest addition to the poetic art scene! The Tintero Collective proudly presents something for “la communidad” – a hybrid reading series that changes every month;  a featured poet reading, an open mic night, a performance art experience, a poetry Q & A session, etc., etc.  The most important feature is that this reading is BILINGUAL; Spanish, English, Spanglish – all are welcome.  In the proud tradition of the former Nuestra Palabra Literary Showcase, the Tintero Readings plans to fill the void and build the voice of bilingual poets in the city who need a place to read, a place to express and a place to explore writing.
Join us for the next event in January 2016!

Writing Workshop Series

During the Summer and Winter season, Lupe hosts a month long poetry writing workshop geared toward the developement of writing skills and artistic inspiration. The uniquely creative venture happens at the Brazilian Arts Foundation and is FREE and open to the public.

Each course is designed to be taken  independently or as part of a larger curriculum. The driving force behind the workshops is the idea that anyone can become a writer or a poet.

Participants have ranged from novices to MFA candidates, all looking to hear different work. Guest artists are invited to help lead the writing sessions and participate as well.

The next session of the Writing Workshop Series will take place in the Fall of 2013 at beautiful Brazilian Arts Foundation Cultural Center. Keep checking back in for more details!! 

Librotraficante Movement

Originally created as physical response to Arizona's HB 2281 - affectively ending the Mexian-American Studies Program in 2011 - Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say organized a three state, 6 city caravan in the Spring of 2012 delivering over 1.000 books ($20,000 worth of texts) back into the hand of the Tucson, AZ students directly affected by TUSD's decision to close down the MAS program.

Currently, Nuestra Palabra continues the movement by supporting "banned" authors and establishing an Underground Library in major cities across the U.S.

The latest Underground library has found homes in San Francisco and Oakland, CA and Louisville, KY. 

"Si me quedo dormido con un lápiz en la mano, no me lo quites - podría estar escribiendo en mis sueños."
- Terri Guillemet