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: http://www.horseheadtheatre.org/

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

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

 

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: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ 

Friday 20 April 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (Free, 6:30-9pm)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

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

 

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: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ 

Thursday 29 March 2018 – Public Poetry presents: The PM Show

TICKET INFO
AT THE DOOR:
Single tickets are $15
Public Poetry Members can bring a guest FREE with the purchase of a single ticket at the door
ONLINE:
Single show tickets online are $12 with a limited number of $10 tickets available to the first 25 customers.
Series tickets including all 3 shows in 2018 are $25.
To purchase tickets online:
www.PublicPoetry.net/tickets

ABOUT

The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is a collaboration between poets and musicians.  Poets & Musicians combine their talents and put together a rehearsed show presented at night at Rudyard’s. Both poets and musicians are required to produce new, original material.  Everyone is paid for their work.

In 2018, there will be three shows, each featuring 4 poets, hosted by James Trotter.  The show opens with the musicians performing, followed by the collaboration of poets & musicians and ending with the musicians again.
Show dates are on
Thursdays, January 11, March 29 and June 21 upstairs
at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Drive, 77006.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show starts &:30 PM
.
Food and drink service available.

Public Poetry is holding open auditions 2-5 PM, on stage at Rudyard’s on the following dates:

Sunday, October 15, 2017 for the Thursday, January 11, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, January 14, 2018 for the Thursday, March 29, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, April 1, 2018 for the Thursday, June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice PM Show

ALL POETS (page & stage) are welcome to try out. Bring two poems (3 minutes total) and a short bio.

The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is supported by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance


REHEARSAL VIDEO

 

Friday 23 March 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Allegra Hyde with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Josie Mitchell, and Annie Shepherd (6:30-9pm, FREE)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
Allegra Hyde
with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Josie Mitchell, and Annie Shepherd
Friday March 23, 2017
Doors open at 6:30. Reading will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
FREE

Join Gulf Coast for a feature reading by Allegra Hyde, accompanied by writers from University of Houston’s nationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program. 

Allegra Hyde‘s debut story collection, Of This New World, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award through the Iowa Short Fiction Award Series. Her stories and essays have been published by Tin House, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and other venues. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, as well as support from The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission. Currently, sheteaches fiction at the University of Houston.

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the author of the forthcoming novel House of Stone (Atlantic Books, UK, June 2018, W. W. Norton, USA, January 2019). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2015), where she was a recipient of the Maytag and TWF Fellowships, as well as a Rydson Award, she is a native of Zimbabwe, has lived in South Africa and the USA, and is a recipient of the Inprint Fondren Foundation/Michael and Nina Zilkha Fellowship at the UH Creative Writing Program. Shadows, her short story collection, was published to critical acclaim by Kwela in South Africa (2013) and awarded the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. Novuyo has received writing residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation’s prestigious Bellagio Programme and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has work forthcoming in McSweeney’s (Issue 52, March 2018) and The Displaced (Abrams Press, April 2018), an anthology edited by the Pulitzer Prize winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen. Novuyo serves on the Editorial Advisory Board and is a Fiction Editor at The Bare Life Review, a journal of refugee and immigrant literature based New York.

Josie Mitchell is in her third year of her MFA at the University of Houston. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she received a BFA in Creative Writing. Before moving to Houston, she worked as a preschool teacher in Dalian, China, where her Chinese name translated to “Dumpling”. Josie is a Non-Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast and student advisor to the UH undergraduate literary magazine, Glass Mountain. She is from San Diego, California, and is at work on a story collection set there. It’s called, Fuck You, El Niño.

Annie Shepherd taught ESL in China for two years before returning to her home state of Texas to obtain an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University. Prior to entering the PhD program in fiction at University of Houston, she taught writing and literature at Texas State University and University of the Incarnate Word. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in North American Review, The Greensboro Review, and North Dakota Quarterly.

 

 

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: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ 

Thursday 01 March 2018 – Third Annual Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Story Slam (Free, 7:30-9:30pm)

It’s that time again! This is our THIRD Peace Corps Story Slam at Rudyard’s! This event is FREE to attend, with community, friendship and – of course – stories included! The basic format will be 6 to 8 storytellers, with a story that should be roughly 7 minutes maximum. No notes, no slides – just good ol’ fashioned tales of service and life in your role as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

If you would like to tell your story, please send your story and a brief bio (name, country of service with dates and sector) to Shawn (me) at shawnxreagan@gmail.com by Friday, February 16th. Storytellers will be notified by February 18th if they have been selected!

Please make sure your story is:

*A story!
*No more than 7 minutes maximum.
*Does not need slides, photos or other effects, and
*Is about some aspect of your Peace Corps service.
For more information, please check out Peace Corps’ guide for storytelling here: http://files.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/Storytelling%20Tips.pdf

We especially want to encourage those who haven’t told stories before, and recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share – we’re happy to hear from you and would love to learn more about your experiences!! If you have a different format – reading from blog posts, a poem… we’re happy to see that too!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shawn directly at shawnxreagan@gmail.com or through Facebook.