Date(s) - 01/15//2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holocaust Museum Houston
To represent the Houston community, over 70+ Houston poets and writers of diverse backgrounds (African American, Latinx, Asian American, LGBTQIA, and other groups) will come together to share messages of peace, democracy, unity and hope. The diversity of our city, the solidarity among its writers, and the power of the written and spoken word are at the center of the readings.
There are two events planned.
1) #WritersResist//Houston: “We Too Sing America” – on Jan. 15th.
2) #WritersResist//Houston: “Let Us Gather” – on Jan. 20th.
These events will feature poets and writers representing various Houston literary organizations: Houston VIP, Balcony Poets, Inprint, Write About Now, First Friday Reading Series, Writespace, the University of Houston, the University of Houston-Downtown, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and Writers in the Schools, among others.
This reading is free and open to the public and we encourage the community’s attendance and support.
To ensure our most widespread and effective impact, this inaugural theme reflects an important tone. Writers are asked to read their own works as appropriate, or relevant passages from the Constitution, or works representing diverse writers’ voices throughout history that speak to the ideals of Democracy.
Writers Resist is not affiliated with a political party. We wish to bypass direct political discourse in favor of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of Democracy.
Calypso Editions, Librotraficante and Tintero Projects: Readings & Workshop Series have joined together to host this #WritersResist event in Houston. Nationally published writers Ching-In Chen, Tony Diaz, Jasminne Mendez and Lupe Mendez serve as Co-Organizers.