Poet Martha Serpas, former WITS writer and a faculty member of the prestigious University of Houston Creative Writing Program, will be reading from her work on Saturday at noon on the Menil Bookstore Deck. This event is organized by Inprint, Inc.

Martha is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche (New Issues) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton). Much of her writing is rooted in the landscape of her native southern Louisiana.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. Serpas is also trauma chaplain at Memorial Hermann Hospital. She will read and then take questions from the audience.

This event is presented as part of the free day long Menil Community Arts Festival, featuring performances, art, film, speakers, food, family activities, and more. Click here to learn more about the Festival.

Who: Martha Serpas

What: a poetry reading with Q & A to follow

When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Noon

Where: The Menil Bookstore Deck, 1520 Sul Ross, Houston 77006

Cost: Free!

For more information about this event presented by Inprint, click here.

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