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City's Annual Poetry Fest at UHD's Pump Station

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Another example of UHD's devotion and promotion of the arts can be seen this weekend, Oct. 7-9, at the Houston Poetry Fest.

"Once a year, in October, poets and lovers of poetry gather together at UHD to celebrate poetry and those who create it," says the HPF website.

Houston's oldest poetry festival, in its 26th year, is free and open to the public and located at the Willow Street Pump Station, 811 N. San Jacinto St. in downtown Houston.

Judges select poets each year to read their works at the festival's formal reading, have one poem printed in an anthology and listed on the HPF website. Guest poets will also be on hand to present their work. Find a schedule of events here.

The event was originally held at the University of St. Thomas, but was moved to UHD in 1997. The UHD Department of English and the Cultural Enrichment Center became its cosponsors and our downtown campus has been its home ever since.

For more information, visit the HPF website.