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Reading | Words & Art

You are invited to an evening of poetry and prose. Houston-based authors and poets share new works inspired by the exhibition Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need.

For the participants that would like to be a featured reader at the Reading, they can submit their work to by midnight on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Works must be one page or less and must respond to the artworks in Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need. Submissions are judged by Mary Wemple and a guest judge. Featured readers will be announced on Friday, September 17, 2021. It is not required to attend the workshop in order to submit writing to be a featured reader.

RSVPs via Eventbrite are requested for this event. Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. Seating will be socially distanced and masks are required throughout the event. If there are questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility please contact

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About Words & Art

Words & Art is a workshop and reading series inspired by the art in Houston, Texas. It was founded and organized by local poet and artist Mary Wemple. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both English and Studio Art from the University of Houston and a MFA in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art.