Dr. Christina Sisk Talk: Footprints of Immigrant Detention in Houston
October 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Christina Sisk of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston (Central) will be on campus (in N1099 on Oct. 4, 10-11:30) to deliver a talk called “Footprints of Immigrant Detention in Houston.” Dr. Sisk will address the topic of artistic representations of immigrant detention, and how local Houston-based activism on the issue informed a recent installation piece at the Station Museum (on display in early 2015), which was produced by the artist collective Sin Huellas. The entire UHD community is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Cultural Enrichment Center and the Department of Arts & Humanities.
Houston Poetry Fest
Friday through Sunday, October 7-9,
Willow St. Pump Station
Guest, Featured, and Juried Poet Readings Friday Night, Saturday Night, and Sunday afternoon.
Open Poetry Reading: 12 noon on Saturday.
Saturday, October 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Willow St. Pump Station
Speak!Poet adds some oomph in October with featured poets Loueva Smith and Craig Butterworth. The reading/interview event will be held Saturday, October 15, 2 p.m. at the Willow Street Pump Station, 811North San Jacinto Street.
Speak!Poet is the innovative poetry reading and discussion series that explores an exchange of ideas and practical learning between working poets — and those who love poetry. Each event pairs two well-known Houston poets who present and discuss their work in an interview format. Speak!Poet is produced by Stephen Gros, who emcees the events, and by Winston Derden, who moderates the discussion with poets and audience.
The reading and interview are followed by a Q&A with the audience. Speak!Poet is free and open to the public. Emcee—Stephen Gros
Loueva Smith is the 2015 winner of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize given by the Texas Review Press. Her poetry has been anthologized in
Goodbye, Mexico, TimeSlice, and The Weight of Addition. Her plays,
The Wounded Woman Fashion Show, Bruna Bunny and Baby Girl, and
Tenderina have been performed at the Frenetic Theater in Houston, Texas.
Craig Butterworth heads up the Houston chapter of the group, Nihilists for Something. He likes the making art out of bowling pins, drinking iced tea and orange juice from plastic Mardi Gras cups, and naming the frogs mating by the koi pond after celebrity couples. He has been published in a few poetry magazines and collections, yet still he remains humble.
6th Annual UHD Halloween Film Screening
October 27, Sundown, Outside on the North Deck
BLACULA (dir. William Cain, 1972), plus pizza 'til the pizza runs out!