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Meta-Four Houston encourages self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth through creative writing and performance.Writers in the Schools provides a safe, encouraging, after-school and weekend environment where teens of diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances can explore and express their truths through workshops and poetry slams. Through Meta-Four Houston, our city’s next generation of leaders discover what matters most to them and how to express that purpose using the most powerful tools available – their own words and voices.
Youth ages 13-19 are encouraged to participate in year-round weekly workshops and monthly open-mic events hosted by Writers in the Schools. In the spring and summer, youth poets are selected through a series of slam competitions to represent Houston in the annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Click here for free workshops.
Every Fourth Friday of the of the month, free spoken word workshop and poetry slam at Hope Stone Dance Studio
March 22 (Fri) - Mercury Slam ) @ Hope Stone 7-9pm
April 6 (Sat) - Mars Slam @ HPL Central Library 10-12pm
April 26 (Fri) – Saturn Slam @ Hope Stone 7-9pm
May 4 (Sat) – Pluto Wild-card Slam @ HPL Heights Neigborhood Library 10am-12ppm
May 11 (Sat) - Space City Grand Slam* @ HPL Central Library 10am-12pm
*Part of Houston's Art Car Parade
*Special presentation of the 6-member Meta Hour Houston 2013 Team
Mid-July - Team competes at Brave New Voices 2013 @ Chicago