Monday, March 28, 2011
houston post fest river--
Houston Indie Book Festival and Interstate Poetry Showdown
Celebrate the fourth annual Houston Indie Book Festival along with Word Around Town and dozens of nationally-distributed literary journals, local booksellers, publishers, small presses, literary organizations, and authors at the Menil Park on Saturday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Co-sponsored by NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast, the festival showcases the efforts of writers, artists, teachers, community members, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a vibrant part of the Houston community.
After the Festival come experience the first ever Interstate Poetry Showdown brought to you by Word Around Town and the River Writers Group of Baton Rouge. The show will consist of 3 poets from Houston, TX and 3 from Baton Rouge, LA in a contest of poetic skill and endurance the likes of which have never been seen! Don’t miss the Interstate Poetry Showdown Saturday, April 2nd from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Avant Garden.
The featured poets are Benjamin Lowenkron, Eric Elliott, and Vincent Cellucci from Baton Rouge and Stephen Gros, Teresa Juarez, and Lupe Mendez from Houston. After the showcase will be an open mic so bring your poetry. Go to www.wordaroundtown.org for more info!