Friday 19 January 2018 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (6:30-9pm, FREE)

 

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
TBA
Friday January 19, 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 11 January 2018 – Public Poetry presents: The PM Show

 

 

The PM Show is a truly collaborative creative synthesis between poets and musicians who work together and rehearse the show into a polished and exciting performance. The poets and musicians will work together in various combinations.

Featuring poets Chris Diaz, Sharon Marie Olson Rosales, Chris Wise and Juliane Tran paired with seasoned musicians Nick Gaitan, Roberto Rodriguez, Gabriel Alanis and Johnny Rojas.

Hosted by James Trotter

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:

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
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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

Tuesday 09 January 2018 – Slam Houston featuring Tony McPherson (doors 6:30, 7-10pm $10)

Help us welcome our first Feature of 2018; Poet,Dancer, Musician, Writer, 2017 World Poetry Slam 2nd Place, and 2012 National Poetry Slam Finalist, Tony McPherson on January 9th 2018. Lets start of the new year right, with some of the most fire poets all in Houston TX.

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Slam Houston featuring Tony McPherson
doors 6:30
7-10pm
Get your Tickets now $5 for students with Student ID| $7 earlybird |$10 at the Door
Tickets Available at:

Friday 17 November 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series (7-9pm, Free)

Gulf Coast Literary Journal Presents
Gulf Coast Reading Series

featuring
TBA
Friday November 17, 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/ 

Sunday 09 July 2017 – Houston VIP Poetry Slam presents Texas Tea Region Poetry Slam (5:00-8:30pm)

Houston VIP Poetry Slam presents
Texas Tea Region Poetry Slam
(5:00 – 8:30pm, $10 cover)

Our monthly slam allows 12 poets to compete for a spot on the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team. The top 12 ranking poets at the end of the slam season will compete in the Grand Slam. The top 5 placed poets in the Grand Slam will move on to represent Houston at the National Poetry Slam for that year. Our rules are fairly simple:

  • Competing poets sign up the night of the event. The list is first come first serve and cannot be held for you if you are not at the venue in time to sign up.

  • Each poet will have 3 minutes to perform their poem. After 3 minutes, there is a 10 second grace period. At 3 minutes and 11 seconds, the poet will lose .5 points for each 10 seconds that they go over time. Time penalty will be deducted from their total score from the judges. Your time starts the moment you engage the audience in word or action.

  • Mic is not censored, however, poets cannot use props, animal acts, or music other than the sound that can be made with their own body.

  • After performing, poets will receive a score from five* judges. Judges will be selected if they know none of the poets or if they know all of the poets equally.  Judges will score the poet on a scale from 0.0 to 10.0. The high score and low score will be eliminated and the remaining three scores will be used for the poet’s total score. *Three judges may be used in the event that five judges cannot be found, in accordance with PSi national rules of governance.

  • There are 2 rounds; depending on the number of poets, there will be an elimination after the first round. Poets with the highest score will advance to the second round. Once the second round is done, the poet with the highest cumulative score (combination of round 1 + round 2) will win. First place will be awarded 4 points, Second place will be awarded 3 points, third place will be awarded 2 points. All poets who participate will be awarded one point. These points will go towards the Grand Slam, and can be checked every month here on the VIP website.

  • You must sign off on your poems at the end of the slam to verify name of your poem and score. If you do not sign off in the venue, your points will not be counted for that slam.

  • There is no repeating poems during the slam season (Mar-Feb), with the exception of the Grand Slam and specialty slams (IE: You can repeat for WOWPs & IWPS Qualifier Slams). If you repeat a poem in a prohibited slam, you will receive a score of a zero for that poem.

  • All poets must be over 18 years old to qualify for the National Team.

 

 

For event details and tickets visit:
http://www.houstonvipslam.com/

 

Tuesday 23 May2017 – Peace Corps Story Slam 2017 (7:30-9:30pm)

Date: Tuesday May 23, 7:30-9:30 PM
Venue: Rudyard’ss 2010 Waugh DR Houston 77006
Parking: Two free lots
The Scene: Upstairs stage

Join us for our second 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 May 12th. Storytellers will be notified by May 14th if they have been selected!

Please make sure your story is:

*A story!
*No more than 7 minutes maximum.
*Does not need slides, notes, 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 any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shawn directly at shawnxreagan@gmail.com or through Facebook.

Saturday 29 April 2017 – Public Poetry presents: The PM Show featuring poets: Norma Koontz, Maria Palacios, Bucky Rea and music by Hard Luck Revival (Doors 7:30pm)

A dynamic combo of poets and musicians in an all original show upstairs at Rudyard’s. Featuring Hard Luck Revival Band with poets Maria Palacios, Bucky Rea and Norma Koontz  Doors open 7:30 PM; show starts 8:30 PM.  Open Mic at 10:30 PM.   (Poet tryouts for the June PM Show will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 2-4 PM at Rudz.) Tickets available at http://www.publicpoetry.net/2016/10/pm-show/

 

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