Young Houston Writers Poetry Slam

The 1st Young Houston Writers Teen Poetry Slam will be hosted by Marcell Murphy.

Come to this event ready to perform your own original poetry

Who: Poets ages 13 – 19

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2008

Where: The Art Car Parade (Houston Chronicle tent at Sam Houston Park downtown, across Allen Parkway from 1100 Bagby.)

Why: Win a chance to represent Houston at Brave New Voices in DC this summer!

Cost: Free

Deadline for online registration: May 9, 2008, at 5 p.m. (Central)

Sponsors: The Houston Chronicle, Voices Breaking Boundaries, DiverseWorks, and Writers in the Schools

WITS Young Writers Reading Series

Who: 150 Houston area students, some of the best young writers in the city

What: Selected students will read their best stories, poems, and essays

When: Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13 (7 p.m.)

Where: The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, 77006

Cost: Free

Download the event postcard here.

Sponsors: HEB Tournament of Champions, Wells Fargo, The Menil Foundation, The City of Houston, and Texas Commission on the Arts

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