Scattered Blossoms: Poets on Twombly

Posted May 9, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

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For 20 years WITS and the Menil Collection have worked closely in a project that weaves together art and writing, and the experience has been evocative for students and WITS writers alike. WITS Executive Director Robin Reagler is organizing an event on Sunday at 2pm in the Menil’s Twombly Gallery for poets who have been inspired by the abstract art of Cy Twombly. Many of these writers have taught with WITS in the past. Join us for this free event and hear new work by:

Joseph Campana

Jane Creighton

Robin Davidson

Christa Forster

Peter Hyland

Jonathan Moody

Laura Mullen

Robin Reagler

Fran Sanders

Charlie Scott

Randall Watson

Tria Wood

Dom Zuccone

Public Poetry on February 4th

Posted February 2, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Here’s the latest news from Public Poetry, winner of the Best Reading Series 2011 from the Houston Press.  Don’t miss this free event on February 4th featuring several former Writers in the Schools (WITS) teachers!
Did you ever think you’d hear a local TV news anchor read poetry?  Well, that’s what will happen at Park Place Regional Library on Saturday, February 4, when Art Rascon makes a special guest appearance at our next Public Poetry event at 2 PM.  We’re really happy to feature him in a growing list of great special guests, including Mayor Annise Parker, choreographer Dominic Walsh, a NASA administrator, artists, musicians and more.  As always, we have our line-up of outstanding featured poets with words ready – Alan Ainsworth, Joseph Campana, Sarah Cortez, Jeannie Gambill and Van G. Garrett.  We’ll also hear a few short poems from some talented young students.  Afterwards, there will be poetry books available and poets to sign ‘em.   And if poetry leaves you feeling hungry, come join us after that at the local Mexican on the corner.
Public Poetry events are all free, all ages, and everyone is welcome!  See you there.