Sixth Annual Word Around Town Poetry Tour

Photo by Jane Tillery Photography

The Word Around Town (WAT) tour is an annual week-long poetry marathon that takes place at a different venue each night. The line-up consists of 19 of Houston’s top poets and promises to bring diversity and excitement while showcasing local venues.

Artists include Blanca Alanis, R.T. Castleberry, Ken Jones, Joe B, Dee!colonize, Maria Palacios, Brother Said, Chris Wise, Marlon Lizama, Marie Brown, Kathy Fay, Kool B, Jessie Noel, The Fluent One, Teresa Juarez, Outspoken Bean, Jasminne Mendez, Stephen Gros and Lupe Mendez with Meta-Four Youth Slam Team as guest performers.

July 17 - Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023
July 18 - The Artery, 5401 Jackson St, Houston, TX 77004
July 19 - Taft Street Coffee, 2115 Taft St,Houston, TX 77006
July 20 - Talento Bilingüe, 333 S. Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003
July 21 - Khon’s Wine Bar, 2808 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006
July 22 - AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
July 23 - Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St, Houston, TX 77007



Various Locations
Houston, TX


Admission is free
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.