Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
Location: Lone Star College-Kingwood Performing Arts Building Rm. 125 20000 Kingwood Drive Houston, TX 77339

Join WITS at the festival for a Slam Poetry & Spoken Word workshop. Dive into the writing and performance process and explore revision techniques, stage presence, and poetry slam methods/appreciation under the guidance renowned slam poet, Jasminne Mendez.

This workshop is open to any interested 6th-8th grade student.

>> Please register on Eventbrite to attend <<


About the Bayou City Book Festival:

The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College’s (LSC) Center for Civic Engagement. The Center desires to effectively and efficiently integrate literacy and literary works within the lives of their students and the wider Houston-area. BCBF seeks to create the venue for nationally and internationally known authors to speak to audiences about unique ideas, meet with attendees on an individual basis, provide free literary programming, promote diverse works of literature and their authors, and focus attention on literacy within the City of Houston.

We hope that you are as excited about the festival as we are and that you will join us for the 2017 Bayou City Book Festival during the first week of April at our many programs across the Lone Star College System.


Jasminne Mendez is an award-winning author, performance poet, and educator. She received her B.A. in English Literature and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Mendez has performed her poetry in venues all around Houston, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rice University, the University of Houston-Downtown, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Barnes & Noble, and the Alley Theatre. She has shared the stage with respected writers and poets, notably, Sandra Cisneros and Taylor Mali. Mendez has been published both nationally and internationally, and her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams was published by Floricanto Press in November of 2013 and was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015.