Texas Poet Laureate Celebration on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Arts & Entertainment

May. 11, 2023
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Calling all poetry enthusiasts! The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is hosting an exciting event to celebrate the 2022-2023 Texas Poet Laureate, Lupe Mendez. This event promises to be a night of lively readings from some of Texas’ most gifted poets. So, get ready to embrace your inner poet and head to Houston for a night to remember.

Writer Ayokunle Falomo hosts the event. It features a lineup of exceptional Texas poets, including Malcolm Friend, Miriam Damaris Maldonado, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Jasminne Mendez, Joy Priest, Icess Fernandez Rojas, Chris Wise, and the 2023-2025 Houston Poet Laureate, Aris Kian Brown. The poets will perform readings of their works, allowing you to experience the beauty of their art firsthand.

Lupe Mendez is a Galveston native, writer, educator, and activist. He earned his MFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and founded Tintero Projects, which works with Latinx writers and other writers of color in the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. He received the 2019 John A. Robertson Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for his book, Why I Am Like Tequila.

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Disclaimer: While we do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date, double-checking details with the organization or venue is always a good idea. So, remember to visit the website or contact the museum to verify the event details before you head out.

Tags: Aris Kian Brown, Ayokunle Falomo, Chris Wise, Icess Fernandez Rojas, Jasminne Mendez, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Joy Priest, Lupe Mendez, Malcolm Friend, May 2023, MFAH, Miriam Damaris Maldonado, Poetry, Texas Poet Laureate, Tintero Projects

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