Public Poetry

A Workshop Experience with Carolyn Hembree
A 90 min. workshop providing provocative approaches to the craft of poetry writing. Workshop participants will create new poetry through a generative writing experiment and re-imagine old drafts through revision games. Participating poets are asked to bring two or three exquisitely awful drafts to this word party.

“A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.” –William Carlos Williams
“Are you experienced?” –Jimi Hendrix


photo by lynda woolard


To attend the workshop choose member or non-member registration.

Member Registration  ($5 + $16 for her book)

Non-Member Registration ($10 + $16 for her book)

Spaces are limited.

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WHERE: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 77006
WHEN: Monday, January 23, 2017
TIME: 7:00-8:30 PM

Presented in partnership with Brazos Bookstore. Carolyn Hembree will be reading at Brazos at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Sponsored by P&W

Carolyn Hembree was born in Bristol, Tennessee. Her debut poetry collection, Skinny, came out from Kore Press in 2012. In 2016, Trio House Books published her second collection, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, selected by Neil Shepard for the 2015 Trio Award and by Stephanie Strickland for the 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Journal, Poetry Daily, and other publications. She has received grants and fellowships from PEN, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the Southern Arts Federation. An assistant professor at the University of New Orleans, Carolyn teaches writing and serves as poetry editor of Bayou Magazine.


Dynamic combo of poets and musicians perform  an electric stage show upstairs at Rudyard’s. Featuring  poets Loueva Smith, James Trotter, and RJ Wright with Grammy nominated musicians Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom. MC Joby Hughes Doors open 7:30 PM; Show  8:30 -10 PM. Open Mic starts at 10:30 PM; tickets at the door. GET $12 ADVANCE TICKETS for The PM Show HERE


2017 SUMMER SERIES  – 2 PM Saturday  on July 1, August 5,  September 2 at
Smith Neighborhood Library 3624 Scott, 77004

2017 FALL SERIES  –2 PM Saturday on  October 7, November 4, December 2 at
Young Neighborhood Library, 5107 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021

Come for Featured Poets, WITS student plus  an open reading where you’re invited to  read a  poem by your favorite poet .  When the readings finish, everyone’s  invited to After-Words at a local eatery (TBA).