This year, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) is teaming up with Writers in the Schools to host Space City Grand Slam, the largest youth poetry slam in Texas. This free event celebrates Houston’s rich cultural heritage and diversity by elevating the artistic voices of young poets.

Houston’s top youth poets, ages 13 to 19, will present original works in front of a panel of judges. Out of more than 100 applicants, only a dozen make it to the Space City Slam series. Six winners are then selected to serve a one-year term on Houston’s official youth slam team: Meta-Four Houston. The team will represent Houston at the 2022 edition of the Brave New Voices international teen poetry slam.


Grand Slam:

1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Tx 77005

Thursday, April 28, 6:00 PM | Get your FREE tickets >>


Plan Your Visit:

This event takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The Obama Portraits Tour is included with general admission, which is free on Thursdays, when the Museum is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Safety Guidelines:

Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

About the Program:

Meta-Four Houston (M4H), Texas’s largest youth poetry slam team, is a project of Writers in the Schools (WITS), a nonprofit organization that engages young people in the joy and power of reading and writing. WITS brings creativity and literacy to Houston schools and community learning spaces through workshops with professional poets and authors.