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DWOW: QuAC and Houston Poetry Festival

DWOW: QuAC and Houston Poetry Festival

QuAC: A Screening and Discussion with Sixto Wagan and Chuck Jackson

QuAC: Queer Artist Collective performed many times on DiverseWorks’ stage. QuAC was a multi-ethnic performance group of twenty-something men and women charged to “fearlessly be themselves.” Growing out of New York’s Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s Youth Enrichment series and Mary Ellen Strom’s School’s Out — The Naming Project, QuAC acted as a community building endeavor for not only the artists themselves, but for DiverseWorks as an organization. QuAC brought a diverse group of individuals from the LGBT community together in order to build self-esteem and and encourage self-reflection through the process of creative writing, movement, and video.

Houston Poetry Fest Satellite Readings by Brother Said, Savannah Blue, and Equality

The Houston Poetry Fest has been celebrating the crafted word in Houston since 1985. The main event will be held at the University of Houston-Downtown on October 11-13 and will include readings by guest poets and juried winners of the Fest’s popular anthology competition as well as a new feature: Saturday morning workshops on writing poetry and getting published by several top Houston poets and writers. Workshops will be held at the Hardy & Nance Studios at 902 Hardy Street.

For many years, the Fest has included the off-site event Poetry Out of Bounds in Clear Lake. However, this year HPF is presenting a series of Satellite Readings at popular poetry venues around town, to represent Houston’s dynamic Spoken Word community. Each reading will be hosted by a recognized poetry organization to introduce new audiences to Houston’s rich and growing poetry scene.

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