Wednesday, November 30
More info on the Words & Art Facebook page.
Tuesday, December 6
Slinging Ink at Big Star Bar
December 6, 2011
Big Star Bar, 1005 West 19th St., Houston, TX, 77008
Join DiverseWorks as we gather at Big Star Bar for the first night of a new series called Slinging Ink. Four readers have been selected to read their own short-form writing on a single theme. This round’s theme is:
I WAS LOOKING FOR A JOB, AND THEN I FOUND A JOB, AND HEAVEN KNOWS I’M MISERABLE NOW.
Slinging Ink promotes not just creative writing, but also short forms like memories, reports, notes, letters, recommendations, lesson plans, proposals, complaints and confessions.
Submissions included fiction and real-life stories about quitting, getting fired, or holding on for dear life to an awful job just to pay the bills. Writers focused on first days, workplace injuries, questionable judgments, and ordinary tedium. A blind panel selected four readers for the competition. We are please to have John Wayne Comunale, Wanda Harding, Dean Liscum, and John Pluecker to read their works.
The audience at Slinging Ink will decide who wins a $100 cash prize by the volume and enthusiasm of applause at the end of the night.
More info on Diversworks event page.
Sunday, December 11
Houston Institute for Culture, 708-C Telephone Road, Houston, TX 77023
Featured artists and performers include: Philomena Bradford, William R. Duell, Loriana Espinel, Amanda Ford, Jonatan Lopez, Koomah, Eli'jah Carroll + Robin Mack + Jay Mays, John Pluecker, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Rowdy Tidwell and Alyx Trouble
VBB is excited to kick off our 2011-12 East End Live Art series with POLITIQUEER, a continuation of art and conversations from VBB's June 2011 production that presented art from the perspective of GLBT / queer artists. The December 2011 show is curated by Sima Shakhsari and Jennifer Tyburczy who announced an open call for artists leading to a rich variety of submissions from the community. The fourteen cutting-edge artists ultimately chosen for POLITIQUEER will present multidisciplinary art - video, performance, poetry, visual art and more. As always, there will be food, drink, open mic and community!