Meta-Four Houston, a program of Writers in the Schools (WITS), encourages self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth through creative writing and performance. WITS professional poets work with teens across the city during the school day and after-school, helping youth explore and express their truths through writing and performance workshops. THIS SPRING, youth poets will be selected through a series of poetry slams for a spot on the Meta-Four Houston team and a chance to represent Houston in the annual Brave New Voices International Festival.
Mercury: Fri, February 28 7:00 PM @ Hope Stone
Mars: Sat, March 8 2:00 PM @ Smith Neighborhood Library
Saturn: Fri, March 28 7:00 PM @ Hope Stone
Neptune: Sat, April 5 11:00 AM @ Stella Link Neighborhood Library
Pluto | Wild Card: Tue, April 15 7:00 PM @ Ensemble Theatre
Sirius: Thur, April 17 | 10 AM @ Galena Park ISD Admin Building
Space City Grand Slam: Sat, April 26 6:30 PM @ Discovery Green
Youth ages 13-19 are invited to compete in the Space City Slams. The winners from the preliminary slams will compete in the Space City Grand Slam for a spot on the Meta-Four Houston team and a chance to represent Houston at the Brave New Voices International competition.
The 2013 Meta-Four Houston team: Terell Cloud, Jennifer Layer, Tiffany Ike, Sarah Portugal, Jordan Simpson, and Daniel Ortiz.
Congratulations to our 2013 Meta-Four Houston team who won first place in the Texas Youth Poetry Slam and just got back from Chicago where they made us proud at Brave New Voices this August. #BNV201
Listen to Meta-Four Houston on Houston Matters and check out their live performance at TEDxHouston 2013!
Meta-Four(th) Fridays are Back!
Writers in the School will host Meta-Four(th) Fridays, a free writing and performance workshop, at Hope Stone Houston the fourth Friday of the month from 7-9 PM. Students ages 12-19 are welcome!
1210 West Clay St #26, Houston, TX 77019 (entrance directly across the street from 1111 Van Buren). Parking is available at 1111 Van Buren with a parking permit (ask the front desk for one), or on the street.
February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27
Meta-Four Houston, a program of WITS, is generously supported by:
The City of Houston's Initiative Program through the Houston Arts Alliance
United Airlines, the Official Airline of Meta-Four Houston 2013
Hope Stone Inc.
Hotel Indigo – Houston at the Galleria
Houston Public Library
John Palmer Art
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Society for the Performing Arts
Southeast Houston Arts Initiative
Texas Commission on the Arts