Word Around Town week-long poetry marathon

Arts & Entertainment, General

The Word Around Town Poetry Tour is an annual week-long poetry marathon held in Houston at a different venue each night of the week.

The 2013 Word Around Town Poetry Tour organizers are Blanca Alanis, Joe B, Lupe Mendez and Stephen Gros. WT was founded in 2006 by Zelene Pineda, Joe B and Stephen Gros.

The Word Around Town Poetry Tour has performed at a myriad of venues and event spaces friendly to poetry and the arts.  The list of previous performance locations includes notable community centers like MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts), Talento Bilingüe de Houston and Project Row Houses, art spaces like Aerosol Warfare and The Artery, as well as open mic staples such as Taft Street Coffee, Bohemeo’s and notsuoH.

The 2013 tour includes:

Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 8pm
Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd., 77023
FEATURE Outspoken Bean

Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8pm
Inprint, 1520 West Main, 77006

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 8pm
Boomtown Heights, 242 W. 19th St., 77008
FEATURE Jasminne Mendez

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8pm
Winston’s On Washington,5111 Washington Ave, 77007

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8pm
Rudyard’s Pub,2010 WAUGH DR, 77006
FEATURE Marcel Murphy

Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8pm
Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr., 77003
FEATURE Dee!Colonize

Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 8pm CLOSING PARTY
Khon’s Wine Darts Coffee Art, On The Roof!!, 2808 Milam St, 77006
(713) 523-7775
FEATURE Zelene Zuchilt

— Posted by Sandra Fernandez

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