THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON
BRING YOU A NEW COLLAB!!!
ART + POETRY:
A WALKABOUT LITERARY EXPERIENCE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13th // 7p –
JOIN Tintero Projects: Readings & Workshop Series & the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and enjoy a one-of-a-kind literary event! The MFAH and Tintero Projects host five notable Houston poets and writers in an exploration of the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Join in a “walkabout” reading, and experience the sculpture garden in a new way: through the words of some of Houston’s most exciting writers. Traverse the space as each poet reads or performs a literary work inspired by one of the many sculptures.
Arrive a little early to enjoy drinks, food-truck bites and music at Happy Hour Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.!
Featuring the work of:
About the participating writers:
Kevin Chavez – Kevin Chavez, a native born Houstonian and resident of the Southwest side, is a current Senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston. Kevin is a lyricist, musician and poet with several pieces published in the Iconoclast Artist teen poetry anthology, “THEY SAY”. As part of his high school academic experience, Kevin interns for the MLB Champions, the Houston Astros, and has held past internships in nonprofit organizations Gas & Oil companies. Kevin hopes to pursue a career in Creative Writing and would like to attend the University of Texas.
Ayokunle Falomo is: a Nigerian, a TEDx speaker, an American, and the author of KIN.DREAD & thread, this wordweaver must! He and his work have been featured in print (Local Houston magazine, Glass Mountain, Berkeley Poetry Review, etc.) and online (The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Houston Public Media, Pressure Gauge Press, Write About Now, Mantra Review, Santa Fe Writers Project, Barzakh Magazine, and elsewhere.) In addition to being a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, his poems have been selected as finalists or winners for Fourteen Hills Press’ Stacy Doris Memorial Award, Flypaper Magazine’s Music Poetry Contest, The OffBeat’s Poetry Contest and Nimrod Journal’s The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. You can find more information about him/his work at www.kindreadbook.com // Twitter: @AFalomo // Insta: @MrAFalomo
Cristina Martinez is a spoken word artist who first fell in love with writing in elementary and has been writing since.
Her spoken word work has been featured on We Are Mitú and HuffPost Latinos. Cristina has had the privledge of competing in Red Stick Regional Slam, Red Alert, and Southern Fried Poery Slam in 2018. She has performed with Houston’s Public Poetry at Public libraries, The T.R.U.T.H. Project at M.A.T.C.H. Houston, an installment at Station Museum and a cast member for a staged reading entitled Just Like Us by Karen Zacarías at Stages Theater.
Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He’s also a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in various publications such as African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, Boston Review, The Common, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Harvard Review Online. Moody is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012). Olympic Butter Gold, his second collection, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. He lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and son and teaches English at Pearland High School.
Dulcie David Veluthukaran is a writer, educator, and proud dog person. Dulcie first arrived on the slam scene in 2005, and has tinkered with spoken word intermittently since. She has been on Team Ballabajoomba (2006, 2007), Houston VIP (2014, 2015, 2016) and worked with adult and youth teams in a coaching capacity. Dulcie is part of multiple writing cohorts and is currently passionate about supporting writing instruction in Houston schools.