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‘Houston Inside Out’ Symposium Examines City’s Special Places

By: Mary Ann Cozza

UHD’s Cultural Enrichment Center will present the symposium ”Houston Inside Out” as the final fall event of Writing & C/Siting Houston, the collaborative literary effort of Houston writers, historians and folklorists.

The symposium is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney Street, and will explore the ways and places Houston residents identify with the city.

Robb Walsh, one of the state’s most noted food writers, will present “Longpoint Creole,” a culinary tour of a multi-ethnic Houston neighborhood.

Rosellen Brown, an acclaimed author and faculty member at the Art Institute of Chicago, will present “An Inside Outsider in Houston,” which will examine the power of Houston as a place remembered and cherished. Bao-Long Chu, Robert Wood and Gwendolyn Zepeda will also present at the event.

In addition to UHD’s CEC, Writing & C/Siting Houston is produced in collaboration with the Folklife & Traditional Arts Program of the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Folklore Archive of the University of Houston. It is funded in part with support from the City of Houston Mayor’s Special Initiative Program of the Houston Arts Alliance and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, visit www.uhd.edu/cec.

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