Join Your Neighbors this Saturday for Books on the Bayou


August 27, 2010 by jrwatson5

WHAT:    The Houston Public Library (HPL) kicks off  the 9th Annual Books on the Bayou, a series that   promotes community reading of the same book at the same time. The selection for 2010 is Persepolis: The Story of Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. The public is invited to discover the book through discussions, a film screening, Persian cuisine, and musical and dance performances.

WHEN:     Saturday, August 28, 11 am – 5 pm

WHERE:  Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002

WHO:        Guest speakers Mayor Annise Parker, HPL Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson

This event is free and open to the public. Please join HPL in celebrating a culture of  literacy and read Persepolis with your neighbors. For more information visit, the HPL website or call 832-393-1313.

WITS is pleased to honor Mayor Parker for her support of literacy and art programs at A Celebration of Story, November 4, 2010, at the Junior League of Houston. Jeannette Walls and young writers of WITS will share in the celebration of their stories at this memorable event. We invite you to make a difference with us.


One thought on “Join Your Neighbors this Saturday for Books on the Bayou

  1. Thanx for helping us get the word out!

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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.

Join 6,327 other followers



%d bloggers like this: