SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
The Houston Indie Book Festival is hosted by Gulf Coast and the Menil Community Arts Festival through a collaboration with The Menil Collection the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses at Menil Park (view map).
The 2013 festival will be on Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event is completely free and open to the public and remains the only one of its kind in the Houston and Austin areas, featuring a variety of nationally-distributed literary journals and small-press books alongside local booksellers, book and magazine publishers, small presses, literary organizations, and writers.
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.
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.
"Si me quedo dormido con un lápiz en la mano, no me lo quites - podría estar escribiendo en mis sueños.
- Terri Guillemet