WITS Students Will Read Art-Inspired Poetry

Posted July 27, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

Copyright 2010 Mary C. Bailey

Andrea Dezsö’s installation, Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly, is nothing short of spectacular. The exhibit has been creating a buzz since it first opened at Rice Gallery in April, and fortunately, students from WITS Summer Creative Writing Workshops were among those studying the magical tunnel books Dezsö made from layers of construction paper to create an alien-like fantasy world transcending space and time. The students turned their fascination into poetry and will read their work to a public audience July 28th at the gallery at 7:00 pm.

The Words & Art reading is a free, public event and will include work from others who were inspired by Dezsö’s multi-dimensional dreamland. The exhibit will be on display until August 8th. For details, visit the Rice Gallery website.

Houston Public Library’s Summer Program Enriches Young Readers

Posted May 26, 2010 & filed under Notebook.


June 1st –  August 1st, Houston kids can escape the summer heat and discover the enchanting world of “From Fables to Fantasy,”  the Houston Public Library’s free and fun-filled reading program open at 38 neighborhood locations. Parents can register online or at any HPL branch.

The summer reading program promotes literacy in children by rewarding them each time they finish a new book. When they read 5, 10, or 20 books, they are eligible to receive cool prizes, gift certificates to restaurants, passes to entertainment venues, circus tickets, and more. Children who read 20 books or more are entered in a drawing for major prizes as a HP mini netbook, board games, books, craft kits, and coupons. With special programs planned featuring magic and puppet shows, dance and theatrical performances, arts, crafts, and video games, there will be plenty to keep the entire family active before the next school year.

For more information, visit your local library, or register online.