Houston Poetry Fest

- a celebration of poetry and its makers

Oct 10-12, 2014

Submissions for the Younger Poets submissions (ages 14 and under) for the Mary Villarreal Memorial Award are now open.

The Mary Villarreal Award was established by Richard Gamez in honor of his late mother who loved children. A $100 prize is awarded to the winner, and the winner will read the winning poem at the festival.


Houston Poetry Fest is partnering with Writers in the Schools (WITS) to offer this opportunity to Houston's young poets.


Deadline for submitting is September 12, 2014.


Click here for submission information and to submit.

Current First Friday information is here.

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