The spoken word event of the season takes place this Saturday at Discovery Green at 6:30 pm. The 21 top youth poets of Houston will compete for the 6 spots on the Meta-Four Houston team. Come out for the best in slam poetry. DJ Baby Roo will spin for the evening. The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee will announce the winners and award the trophies.
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Writers in the Schools and GreenStreet have partnered to bring poetry to life in downtown Houston. GONZO247 has created a spectacular new mural using a poem by a WITS-Houston student. Join us on April 22nd at GreenStreet (1201 Main Street) from 12-1 PM for the unveiling of this work of art and for pop-up poetry performances and the chance to meet some of our city’s most talented young writers. There will be a photo booth, and The Golden Grill food will also be parked by the performance.
Three former WITS Writers will read from newly published books in celebration of National Poetry Month at the Houston Public Library (Downtown – 500 McKinney St.). Come hear new work by Mike Alexander, Robin Davidson, and Peter Hyland this Saturday, April 19, at 2 pm. Emceeing the event will be current WITS Executive Director, Robin Reagler.
What: Pluto/Wild Card Preliminary Poetry Slam
When: 7 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Where: Ensemble Theatre Houston
Why: Last chance to join the Meta-Four Houston 2014 team
Who: Youth ages 13-19
KPRC and WITS have teamed up to sponsor a poetry contest for Houston kids in grades K-5. Post your poem on the WITS Houston facebook page with the tag #MomPoem2014 or email it to email@example.com to enter. Complete guidelines are here. And the deadline is April 23rd, 2014. In case you’d like a prompt to get your poem going, here is a good idea:
Close your eyes and remember your mother’s voice. In her talk with you, what refrains do you remember? Make a list of things she says to you often.
Stuff Mom Says
Believe in yourself
Pick up your clothes
How was your day?
Did you eat?
Are you listening to me?
Give me your phone
How was practice?
Do your homework first
Did you do your homework?
Are you listening to me?
It’s okay to be different
It’s going to work out
By Bianca, 8th grade
Now Try This:
Take your list and add any other remarks, questions, or phrases that you remember. Organize your favorites into a list poem that moves from the specific to the general.
Writers in the Schools (WITS) and KPRC Local 2 News have partnered to host the 2014 Wax Poetic about Mom student poetry contest.
Students in grades K-5 are invited to submit their poems about Mom. Contest opens Wednesday, April 9th and will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday, April 23rd. Click here for complete rules and eligibility.