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Willow Street Pump Station|811 N San Jacinto St Houston, TX
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Houston's oldest poetry festival (established in 1985), Houston Poetry Fest includes readings, workshops and off-site events to support the Houston poetry community. The Festival Main Weekend is October 7-9 at Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto St., UH-Downtown (East of the Main Campus, on the banks of White Oak Bayou). That weekend includes the guest poets, featured poet, juried poets, performance poet winner, youth poet winner, awards, the open reading and workshops. -- The full festival also includes satellite events, beginning October 1 and continuing through October 13. -- The satellite events are part of HPF’s inclusion and recognition of Houston’s dynamic and diverse poetry community and encompass multiple styles, content and viewpoints, with both established and emerging artists being able to showcase their talents. In addition, the satellite events pay respect to and are supported and hosted by Houston’s vibrant and capable poetry organizations, while highlighting some of the venues that support poetry—from college campuses to bars to art galleries. -- Sponsored by Houston Poetry Fest, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Cultural Enrichment Center of the University of Houston-Downtown.