UHD Creative Writing Program

UHD Creative Writing Program NEW Bachelor of Arts in English with a CREATIVE WRITING Concentration and our ongoing Creative Writing Minor UHD’s Department of English will offer--beginning this fall--a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in CREATIVE WRITING.

We are thrilled to announce this new degree! A degree plan will be posted to our Facebook site very soon. Stay tuned! The Department of English will continue to offer the Creative Writing Minor which includes 18 hours of course work selected from a sequence of courses in creative writing, literary translation, literary genres, a literary magazine production course, as well as selected writing and foreign language courses offered by the Department of Arts & Humanities. The minor is intended to foster a culture of writing across curricula in the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business in all degree granting colleges within the University.

Mission: To promote student interest in, and engagement with, the craft of creative writing (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction).

Operating as usual

03/01/2020

What motivates you to write?

We encourage you to submit your work today! Help contribute to something grand!
09/18/2018

We encourage you to submit your work today! Help contribute to something grand!

08/22/2018

Welcome back Gators! Remember to stop and read for pleasure during this busy semester!

UHD Writers, one of your own--Houston poet Chris Wise--will be launching the publication of his book, COLLIDING WITH ORI...
06/08/2018
Chris Wise - COLLIDING WITH ORION | BRAZOS BOOKSTORE

UHD Writers, one of your own--Houston poet Chris Wise--will be launching the publication of his book, COLLIDING WITH ORION, this Sunday at the Brazos Bookstore, 7:00pm. Be there!

Chris Wise is a poet, novelist, and television host. He has published in various poetry anthologies and literary magazines such as Nerve Cowboy, Blue Collar Review, and Road Not Taken. He has been a featured author in Cowboys and Indians Magazine; he was a featured poet in the Huffington Post’s Vi...

Boldface Conference!
04/25/2018

Boldface Conference!

Still haven't registered for #Boldface2018? Register before April 25th for DISCOUNTED RATES! Click here to register NOW: boldfaceconference.submittable.com/submit

Join us tonight at Brazos Bookstore for a special reading from Houstons Favorite Poems. http://www.brazosbookstore.com/e...
04/12/2018
Houston's Favorite Poems | BRAZOS BOOKSTORE

Join us tonight at Brazos Bookstore for a special reading from Houstons Favorite Poems.

http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/houstons-favorite-poems

Houston’s Favorite Poems is an initiative of the City of Houston Poet Laureate Program affiliated with Houston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The project is modeled on Pinsky’s national anthology, Americans’ Favorite Poems—an initiative dedicated to celebrating,...

Houston Poetry Lovers, HOUSTON’S FAVORITE POEMS is heading to the printer soon! The book will include 185 poems submitte...
10/05/2017

Houston Poetry Lovers, HOUSTON’S FAVORITE POEMS is heading to the printer soon! The book will include 185 poems submitted by 233 Houstonians living in Greater Houston in more than 100 zip codes. We will be celebrating the anthology’s release this fall, but due to Hurricane Harvey, the original launch date has been postponed. I will announce this week an exact launch date—and I'm hopeful we can hold the celebration at the Julia Ideson Building in downtown Houston. STAY TUNED! More by Friday…

09/13/2017

The Bayou Review is now taking submissions for their 30th edition!!!

DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Theme: perception, non-fiction, experience
Submissions: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Translation, Poetry, Photography, Illustrations

Submit to:
[email protected]
Or
[email protected]

Timeline Photos
04/14/2017

Timeline Photos

Dear Creative Writers and UHD Community, some exciting news: U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA will be in Houston o...
03/29/2017

Dear Creative Writers and UHD Community, some exciting news:

U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA will be in Houston on Wednesday, April 19, for a reading and book signing at the University of Houston-Downtown, Robertson Auditorium, 5:30 – 7:00pm! He will be introduced by our own superb Houston poet, LUPE MENDEZ! The reading is free and open to the public. Please join us!!

Dear Friends of Poetry, some exciting news:
U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA will be in Houston on Wednesday, April 19, for a reading and book signing at the University of Houston-Downtown, Robertson Auditorium, 5:30 – 7:00pm! He will be introduced by our own superb Houston poet, LUPE MENDEZ! The reading is free and open to the public. Please join us!!

01/10/2017
Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Dear UHD Writers & Friends of Poetry,
I'm asking for your help in spreading the word about our city's Poet Laureate program! We are now accepting applications for Houston's third poet laureate (2017-2019). Please consider applying, or share the information below with any poet you know who might be interested in the position. It's an awesome opportunity to work on behalf of the literary arts in our great city. The deadline is Sunday, February 5, midnight. Many thanks!! Robin Davidson

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and Houston Public Library (HPL) Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson announce that the City of Houston is seeking its next Houston Poet Laureate.

Submissions are welcome from individual poets, authors, writers and spoken word artists. The guidelines for the Houston Poet Laureate and term requirements can be found at:

http://www.houstontx.gov/poetlaureate.html

The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2017.

Mayor Turner has appointed the Houston Poet Laureate Selection Committee, a diverse group of poets, scholars, literary experts to assist in the nomination and selection process. The group includes: Ashley Turner, First Daughter Of The City Of Houston, Robin Davidson, current Houston Poet Laureate, Marina Tristan, Arte Público Press, Reyes Ramirez, DiverseWorks, Jack McBride, Writers in the Schools (WITS), Sally Connoll, University of Houston Director of Graduate Studies and Martha Serpas, University of Houston Professor and Author. Non-voting members include: Jennifer Schwartz, Houston Public Library and Radu Barbuceanu, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

#poetry #spokenword #art #poets #writing #writer #houston #slam #poetlaureate
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Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
01/05/2017
Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Last chance to apply for City Grants for Individual Artists. These grants are administered by the Houston Arts Alliance.

The Individual Artist Grant (IAG) supports the development and presentation of new artistic works to help advance our city's reputation as a cultural destination and vibrant creative hub. Applications for these grants are reviewed by external, impartial peer review panels composed of artists, arts professionals and community volunteers selected for their expertise and objectivity. Awards are not unrestricted grants; projects or events must result in the creation or completion of new works and be presented in a publicly accessible location. For eligibility requirements, consult this year's IAG Guidelines or go to: http://houstonartsalliance.com/grants/individuals/

Dear Friends of Poetry--Mayor Sylvester Turner invites applications for HOUSTON'S NEXT POET LAUREATE! If you are a Houst...
01/04/2017

Dear Friends of Poetry--Mayor Sylvester Turner invites applications for HOUSTON'S NEXT POET LAUREATE! If you are a Houston poet, please take a look at the eligibility criteria below and consider applying! The deadline for receipt of applications is FEBRUARY 5.

ARE YOU HOUSTON'S NEXT POET LAUREATE?

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and Houston Public Library (HPL) Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson announce that the City of Houston is seeking its next Houston Poet Laureate. The Houston Poet Laureate Program celebrates Houston’s rich culture and diversity through the work of a poet who will represent the City by creating excitement about poetry through outreach, programs, teaching, and written work.

Submissions are welcome from individual poets, authors, writers and spoken word artists. The guidelines for the Houston Poet Laureate and term requirements can be found at:

http://www.houstontx.gov/poetlaureate.html

The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2017.

Mayor Turner has appointed the Houston Poet Laureate Selection Committee, a diverse group of poets, scholars, literary experts to assist in the nomination and selection process. The group includes: Ashley Turner, First Daughter Of The City Of Houston, Robin Davidson, current Houston Poet Laureate, Marina Tristan, Arte Público Press, Reyes Ramirez, DiverseWorks, Jack McBride, Writers in the Schools (WITS), Sally Connoll, University of Houston Director of Graduate Studies and Martha Serpas, University of Houston Professor and Author. Non-voting members include: Jennifer Schwartz, Houston Public Library and Radu Barbuceanu, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

#poetry #spokenword #art #poets #writing #writer #houston #slam

10/18/2016

6th annual UHD outdoor halloween film festival October 27, at dusk, North Deck (between One Main and the Student Rec Center)

This year’s film, Blacula (dir. William Crain, 1927) will be introduced by students in Dr. Chuck Jackson’s ENG 3354, Intro to Film Studies course — mix with English faculty, students, and alumni beforehand at 6:30pm for pizza, conversation, and then settle in for this unique take on the Hollywood horror genre!

This event is free and open to the public, so come with family and friends!

10/18/2016

October 20th is National Writing Day at UHD!
in room N1099 from 9 a.m - 5 p.m. (workshops) and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (readings)
The Bayou Review, The WRC and Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) are partnering to hold an all-day event where all students are welcomed to workshop their creative writing.
Anyone that would like to read can do so.
Food and drinks are also going to be available!

Welcome to UHD, Professor Daniel Peña! And thank you for this strong review of Kevin Brown's translation of Efraín Barto...
10/12/2016
Reading OCOSINGO WAR DIARIES in the Wake of Columbia’s Failed Peace Deal

Welcome to UHD, Professor Daniel Peña! And thank you for this strong review of Kevin Brown's translation of Efraín Bartolomé's OCOSINGO WAR DIARIES: VOICES FROM CHIAPAS on Ploughshares' blog!

Home » Reading » Reading OCOSINGO WAR DIARIES in the Wake of Columbia’s Failed Peace Deal Reading OCOSINGO WAR DIARIES in the Wake of Columbia’s Failed Peace Deal Author: Daniel Peña | Oct102016 Posted in Reading No comments I have a writer friend who is a punk, a recovering anarchist, a staun...

08/23/2016

Welcome back to another exciting semester! We hope you had a relaxing yet productive summer!

UHD Writers, Writers in the Schools-Houston is now accepting applications for writers and interns. If you are interested...
08/01/2016
Writers in the Schools (WITS)

UHD Writers, Writers in the Schools-Houston is now accepting applications for writers and interns. If you are interested, please check out the link below!! They are wonderful! dr.d.

WITS is now accepting applications for Writers and Interns! If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of Houston children please check out our Work for WITS page below.

Episode 9
06/20/2016
Episode 9

Episode 9

Houston Poet Laureate Robin Davidson discusses a poem by Carmen Tafolla

UHD English and Creative Writing majors! Take a look at this link which discusses opportunities in the professions for t...
05/26/2016
What Can I Do With an English Major? | ADE and ADFL

UHD English and Creative Writing majors! Take a look at this link which discusses opportunities in the professions for those of us with degrees in English!

18 May 2016 What Can I Do With an English Major? The story of the unemployable English major is both powerful and damaging, since students are more than ever concerned that their choice of degree will lead to successful employment—reasonably so considering the lingering effects of the recession and…

05/23/2016

We'd like to encourage those participating in the BoldFace Conference at UofH this week. May your art and skill continue to grow with this amazing experience!

Favorite Poem Project Anthology: Houston
02/25/2016

Favorite Poem Project Anthology: Houston

Houston Friends of Poetry, please mark your calendars for the official launch of Houston's Favorite Poem Project Anthology on TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00pm at the Clayton Library Genealogical Research Center.

UHD Students--please consider submitting your favorite poems to this anthology project! We want to hear from you!
02/25/2016
Favorite Poem Project Anthology: Houston

UHD Students--please consider submitting your favorite poems to this anthology project! We want to hear from you!

To publish a city-wide anthology of Houstonians' favorite poems modeled on the U.S. Favorite Poem Project.

02/21/2016
CCRS Events | Major Opportunities at the University of Houston-Downtown

UHD Writers, make sure you take a moment Monday February 22nd in room A-300 (white oak room) there will be a production of spoken word and open mic opportunities. This event is one of the many events on campus in honor of Black History Month.

event time: 2-4pm
location: Rm A-300

https://www.uhd.edu/academics/humanities/news-community/center-critical-race-studies/Pages/ccrs-events.aspx

Center for Critical Race Stuides current events

UHD Writers, notice this post by Maryann Gremillion of Writers in the Schools-Houston regarding internships...
02/18/2016
Work for WITS

UHD Writers, notice this post by Maryann Gremillion of Writers in the Schools-Houston regarding internships...

Intern Positions Spring 2016 Development Internship: • Gain extensive experience in research, event planning, relationship management, and administrative support. • Develop professional writing exp…

UHD Writers, consider submitting a favorite poem to this anthology project during the month of April, NATIONAL POETRY MO...
02/10/2016
Favorite Poem Project Anthology: Houston

UHD Writers, consider submitting a favorite poem to this anthology project during the month of April, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Looking forward to reading your favorite poems!

To publish a city-wide anthology of Houstonians' favorite poems modeled on the U.S. Favorite Poem Project.

02/08/2016

For those interested in the poetry community that our beautiful city provides, please stay tuned and keep an eye on the events information! Houston is home to poets of all styles and we plan to host and set up many events in the coming days.

If you have any recommendations please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know!

UHD Poets, something to consider... (Enjoy!)
12/01/2015

UHD Poets, something to consider... (Enjoy!)

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