Where Are We Now: Martha Serpas

Leave a comment

March 12, 2010 by WITS Houston

Poet Martha Serpas, former WITS writer and a faculty member of the prestigious University of Houston Creative Writing Program, will be reading from her work on Saturday at noon on the Menil Bookstore Deck. This event is organized by Inprint, Inc.

Martha is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche (New Issues) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton). Much of her writing is rooted in the landscape of her native southern Louisiana.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. Serpas is also trauma chaplain at Memorial Hermann Hospital. She will read and then take questions from the audience.

This event is presented as part of the free day long Menil Community Arts Festival, featuring performances, art, film, speakers, food, family activities, and more. Click here to learn more about the Festival.

Who: Martha Serpas

What: a poetry reading with Q & A to follow

When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Noon

Where: The Menil Bookstore Deck, 1520 Sul Ross, Houston 77006

Cost: Free!

For more information about this event presented by Inprint, click here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Writers in the Schools (WITS)

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

Enter your email address to subscribe to A Poem a Day.



%d bloggers like this: