Sunday 08 July 2018 – Grown-Up Storytime Reader’s Workshop (2-4pm)

Interested in reading at Grown-up Storytime? Come to Rudz Sunday July 8 from 2-4 (RSVP required) for a free workshop to get you ahead of the game. We will go over all the nuts and bolts (what is a microphone, how does it work??), style elements, and give you a story to perform at the workshop and receive feedback on.

This workshop is FREE and now a requirement for all those interested in performing at GUST.

Email to rsvp. Space is limited.


Sunday 01 July 2018 – Houston VIP Slam Presents: Texas Tea 3rd Annual Regional Poetry Slam (6-9pm)

5 Poetry Slam Teams Converge for the title of Best Slam Team in Houston. You don’t want to miss this epic battle for all the pride and the money.
Buy tickets in advance on Eventbrite to make sure you are in the house.
Hosted by the illustrious Christopher Michael.
$10 cover

Tickets available at:


Thursday 28 June 2018 – Public Poetry Presents The PM Show (7-9pm)

Thursday, June 28 at 7 PM – 9 PM
The PM Show
Tickets available at Paypal


The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is an electrifying collaboration between poets and musicians who combine their talents to create a rehearsed stage show at Rudyard’s. Poets and musicians invent new, original material for each performance.

In 2018, there are three shows, hosted by improv poet James Trotter, each featuring four poets with different combinations of musicians. The shows open with the musicians performing, followed by the collaboration of poets & musicians and finishing with the musicians again.



Sunday 10 June 2018 – A Poetry Caberet benefiting Horse Head Theatre Company (4-6pm)

A Poetry Caberet benefiting Horse Head Theatre Company
($10 Cover 4pm-6pm)

Horse Head Theatre Company seeks to re-energize Houston audiences and artists with theatrically designed experiences using non-traditional methods. Horse Head is devoted to producing regional and world premieres using Houston artists, in unique found performance spaces across the city. For more information visit:

Sunday 03 June 2018 – Public Poetry Presents: Poetry Workshop with RJ Wright and Erica Nicole

This poetry workshop is given by two award winning slam poets with day jobs in mental health. The workshop will incorporate aspects from their professional life and from the poetic. At work they use collaborative treatment plans with a patient-centered care model that focuses on an individual’s strengths, their goals, and what barriers exist to achieving their goals. As poets, RJ & Erica employ literary devices to convey a wide range of emotions and create a story that audiences can empathize with and relate to.

Their workshop will focus on the personification of each individual’s strengths and the barriers they face in life. RJ and Erica will guide the workshop participants in outlining the characteristics of their strengths and barriers, and crafting a poem based on their relationship to the topic. They encourage everyone to participate and Towards the end of the workshop to share their work (whether it be the whole poem, a line or a concept)

TICKETS $10 at the door

Friday 18 May 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (Free, 6:30-9pm)


Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

Friday April 20, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.


The  Gulf Coast Literary Journal is a literary magazine founded by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate over twenty years ago, Gulf Coast continues to be published today out of the creative writing department of the University of Houston. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and reviews, as well as a full-color visual art features and critical art writing.  For subscription information and submission guidelines: