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Houston Events
Monday
* Open mic poetry every Monday. G's & Z's Coffeshop 4420 Almeda (at Rosewood) fmi Mike 713.737.8366. 7-9PM


Tuesday
* KPFT 90.1FM will broadcast Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say. Every Tuesday 9-10PM
* April 17 – Southmore House Slams the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 8:15pm, slam at 9pm. $5 entry fee for performers. First prize $100. 1801 Southmore (an artists collective). fmi Doug 713.928.3684 or dws60079@bayou.uh.edu

Wednesday
* Mausoleum features a different poet every week at 8:30pm. Open mic follows! 411 Westheimer 713.526.4648
March 28 - Marcell
April 4 - Layla Qay
* The BlackMasters Production family invite you to “The Understanding” (An Urban Hang Suite). The night begins with open mic poetry followed by a party with soul groove mixes by DJ Good Grief. Come mingle and share libations with Houston’s truest as well as biggest cultural mix of open mic poetry, jazz, hip-hop, mind, body, heart, and soul. Hosted by "The King" at Sempers 2727 Crossview (1 block east of Fondren) Poets be there early to reserve your spot in the line up. 8PM

Thursday
* The Mansion hosts "Kandis Sweet Poetry Night" hosted by Kandi Eastman of Majic 102FM. Cash Prizes. Doors open 5pm, $3 drinks till 8pm. free admission till 10pm for Ladies, Guys free till 8pm . 6303 Beverly Hill, 1 block south of Richmond Ave., between Hillcroft and Fountainview
* Cafe Avino hosts its open mic poetry series every Thursday from 8-10pm. 2424 Montrose (at Fairview).

Friday
* April 6 - First Friday presents featured poets the first Friday of each month. Open mic follows feature. Hosted by Robert Clark. 1524 Sul Ross. 713.521.3519 8:30PM
* Poesia Aztlan, open mic and featured guest poets every Friday, at The Mansion 6303 Beverly Hill, 1 blk south of Richmond Ave., between Hillcroft and Fountainview from 6-9PM

Saturday
* “Poetically Inclined” promoting life and love through poetry and music. Oscars Creamery 1201 Westheimer (next to Hollywood Video & Copy.com). 8pm. questions, kcotton@excite.com, directions 713.521.1808
Mar 24 – grrrl power celebration for National Womens History Month. See performances by Susan Ellis, Jama Shelton, Stazja McFadden, Joyce Fischer with musical guest the Fabulous Billie Duncan and many more fantastic women. Participate in the open mic, buy cds and books from the performers and hang out with your friends. Guys are welcome and encouraged to attend/participate in the open mic. Info 713.529.1672

Sunday
* April 1 - Voices Breaking Boundaries reading at Border's Books (Meyerland). 6:45pm
* April 1 - Food for Thought. Jazz, poetry and consiousness at Texas Southern University's Museum. 2-5pm

HIP 2001 HAPPENS Saturday, April 7 starting at 12 Noon, The Mausoleum, 411 Westheimer. HIP is happening again. Houston International Poetry returns to Houston for it is second annual free event on Saturday 7th April. Beginning at 12pm, poets from Houston and other parts of the world will read their words at The Mausoleum. Thanks to owner Mariana Lemesoff, poetry will be performed right up until the Midnight Open Mic, which will feature an instant anthology, the artwork of which has been designed by the creativity of photographer/writer Glynn Irby. British muralist Richard Heley (flying out from the UK) will be directing a community art work at Thomas Jefferson Elementary on Friday, April 6. This student centered art mural has been made available through a collaborative of the school, the Project Grad Arts Program and Communities in Schools. Public is invited to watch. Richard created a community mural at Not su oH, Main St, last year during readings. Fmi, call Caroline at 281.486.4480 or carolineross1@juno.com.

The Bluebonnet Poetry Slam 2001 is almost here! Saturday, April 28, Slam Founder Marc Smith (So What?!) will act as MC/referee as poets from all over the nation (and a few from England) go head to head (mouth to mouth?) for the coveted first price of a 1000 smackers. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, in the Horseshoe Club, in Conroe, TX (pretty direct from an exit at I45 N of Loop 336). A good spot, roomy and casual with a bar. The open-mic period will start at 6:30 p.m.. The unofficial sign-up cutoff date is March 31, 2001. If you need overnight lodgings, we have a place set for our poets at $49.95 per night, a good location in Conroe on the frontage road of I45... It even has an IHOP in front! FMI or ?s contact Carol Schneider carolsch@hotmail.com

Gynomite (New Mouth From The Dirty South) has been nominated for a FIRECRACKER ALTERNATIVE BOOK AWARD in the category of BEST SEX BOOK. Gynomite features Houston writers Jama Shelton, Andrea Roberts, Melissa Hung and others! So let your fingers do the talking and Vote GYNOMITE! *** There is a live online ballot and the deadline is April 27 **** WHERE: www.thecomicstore.com
BALLOT PAGE: http://216.205.95.29/fabform.asp?cartid=