Failure to Identify

Since May 2012, Failure to Identify has been an experiment in creating spaces for innovative, interdisciplinary & risk-taking writers & artists to perform for Houston publics. Usually these events feature writers from out-of-town, often in conjunction with locally-based folk. The series has no fixed schedule and is super-occasional and super-dependent on happy coincidences and friendly participants. Events have sometimes been held on the back patio of Kaboom Books or at other times in conjunction with local organizations like Art League, Project Row Houses, Fotofest and more. If you are interested in reading for F2I, email me at plujo7 at gmail dot com.

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16 ~ Gabrielle Civil & Julio Serrano Echeverría At Alabama Song on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

16 ~ Gabrielle Civil & Julio Serrano Echeverría

At Alabama Song on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

15 ~ Megan Kaminski & Min K. Kang At Alabama Song on Monday, December 5, 2016.

15 ~ Megan Kaminski & Min K. Kang

At Alabama Song on Monday, December 5, 2016.

14 ~ Charles Alexander & Rodrigo Toscano At Kaboom Books on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

14 ~ Charles Alexander & Rodrigo Toscano

At Kaboom Books on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

13 ~ Muriel Leung, Grace Shuyi Liew, Addie Tsai At Menil Fest in conjunction with Gulf Coast on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

13 ~ Muriel Leung, Grace Shuyi Liew, Addie Tsai

At Menil Fest in conjunction with Gulf Coast on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

12 ~ M. NourbeSe Philip At the Rothko Chapel on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

12 ~ M. NourbeSe Philip

At the Rothko Chapel on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

11 ~ Tyler Gobble, Sueyeun Juliette Lee & Joshua Ware At TOMO Books on Friday, February 26, 2016.

11 ~ Tyler Gobble, Sueyeun Juliette Lee & Joshua Ware

At TOMO Books on Friday, February 26, 2016.

10 ~ Robin Coste Lewis & Adrienne Perry At the El Dorado Ballroom of Project Row Houses on Monday, February 1, 2016.

10 ~ Robin Coste Lewis & Adrienne Perry

At the El Dorado Ballroom of Project Row Houses on Monday, February 1, 2016.

9 ~ Ching-In Chen & María Miranda Maloney At a house in Houston's East End on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

9 ~ Ching-In Chen & María Miranda Maloney

At a house in Houston's East End on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

8 ~ CA Conrad, The Gender Book & Madsen Minax At Kaboom Books on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

8 ~ CA Conrad, The Gender Book & Madsen Minax

At Kaboom Books on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

7 ~ Rosebud Ben-Oni & Stalina Villarreal At Kaboom Books on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

7 ~ Rosebud Ben-Oni & Stalina Villarreal

At Kaboom Books on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

6 ~ Marco Antonio Huerta, Lupe Mendez, Minerva Reynosa & Sara Uribe At Fotofest on Thursday, January 31, 2013 as part of an event called Magnitud/e with three writers from Northern Mexico.

6 ~ Marco Antonio Huerta, Lupe Mendez, Minerva Reynosa & Sara Uribe

At Fotofest on Thursday, January 31, 2013 as part of an event called Magnitud/e with three writers from Northern Mexico.

5 ~ Janice Lee & Anna Joy Springer At Kaboom Books on Monday, August 13, 2012.

5 ~ Janice Lee & Anna Joy Springer

At Kaboom Books on Monday, August 13, 2012.

4 ~ Douglas Kearney At Art League Houston on Friday, November 16, 2012 as part of a series of events called STACKS curated by Robert Pruitt and Autumn Knight. Also a workshop on Saturday, November 17 at Project Row Houses.

4 ~ Douglas Kearney

At Art League Houston on Friday, November 16, 2012 as part of a series of events called STACKS curated by Robert Pruitt and Autumn Knight. Also a workshop on Saturday, November 17 at Project Row Houses.

3 ~ Boston Davis Bostian & TC Tolbert At Kaboom Books on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

3 ~ Boston Davis Bostian & TC Tolbert

At Kaboom Books on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

2 ~ Jen Hofer & Javier Huerta At Kaboom Books on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

2 ~ Jen Hofer & Javier Huerta

At Kaboom Books on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

1 ~ Let the Ponies Have Plenty of Room At Kaboom Books on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Presentation of a collectively-made chapbook by the ¡Copy Pasters! as part of the Little Red Leaves Textile Ephemera Series.

1 ~ Let the Ponies Have Plenty of Room

At Kaboom Books on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Presentation of a collectively-made chapbook by the ¡Copy Pasters! as part of the Little Red Leaves Textile Ephemera Series.

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