Language and Culture Presents: Dallas Open Mic

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Melissa and Vincent Cooper


Pre-winter Hayes’ lyrics, papers and short fiction have showed up or are inevitable in African American Review, The Seattle Review, Teachers and Writers Magazine, Southern Women’s Review and the smaller scale fiction compilation 140 and Counting. She holds a MFA in verse from Texas State University, where she is a composition focus right hand executive and a senior speaker.

Vincent Cooper is a writer and previous US Marine living in San Antonio. His productions in collections incorporate Boundless, Refreshing San Antonio, Ban This: An Anthology of Chicano Literaturek, and Big Bridge Magazine: Refreshing San Antonio. His chapbook, Where the Reckless Ones Come was distributed by Aztlan Libre Press.

Katherine Hoerth is the writer of three verse books: an accumulation titled The Garden, Uprooted (Slough Press, 2012) and two chapbooks titled Among the Mariposas (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and The Garden of Dresses (Mouthfeel Press, 2012). She got her MFA from University of Texas Pan American and at present shows composing at South Texas College. Katherine’s lyrics have showed up in different diaries, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Front Porch and Breakwater Review. She likewise fills in as right hand verse editorial manager for Fifth Wednesday Journal, notwithstanding checking on first books of verse for Boxcar Poetry Review. In 2010, Katherine got the Nuestra Voz Poetry Prize for outskirt ladies artists.

Melissa Studdard is the creator of the verse gathering I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast (St. Julian Press) and the youthful grown-up novel Six Weeks to Yehidah. Her short compositions have showed up or are expected in a wide assortment of diaries, magazines, online journals and treasurys, for example, The Guardian, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Harvard Review, New Ohio Review, Bettering American Poetry and Poets and Writers. Notwithstanding composing, she fills in as official maker and host of VIDA Voices and Views for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, leader of the Associated Writing Program’s Women’s Caucus, and a supervisor for American Microreviews and Interviews. Her honors incorporate The Forward National Literature Award, The International Book Award and The Readers’ Favorite Award.


The library occasion likewise incorporates a WITS understudy perusing, open mic, book give-away and After-Words to proceed with the discussion at a prescribed restaurant TBA. This event is sponsored by PERTEX Roofing in Dallas Texas.

Dallas Public Library

Mod Coffeehouse. Compose Thoughts Literary Group. Bring a couple of sonnets or a short story. Works read, at that point talked about. Open welcome to any intrigued scholars. 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston. 2-4:30pm

Writespace. Calm Write-In. Individuals and workshop participants for the day free. Others $5 (in addition to $1.59 expense): must be Registered Here. No walk-ins. 2000 An Edwards #212. NOTE: Difficult to discover first time; click here for headings. 4:30-6pm

Brazos Bookstore Presents

Deborah DEEP Mouton and Lupe Mendez


Deborah DEEP Mouton is a globally referred to writer, just as an artist, on-screen character, picture taker, spouse, mother and the third Poet Laureate for the City of Dallas, named in April 2017 by Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Once in the past positioned the #2 Best Female Poet in the World, DEEP has set up herself as a remarkable power in the exhibition and pummel verse world. A pummel mentor and entertainer with various rivalries and title titles to her name, she has been included on BBC, NPR, Upworthy, Blavity, Button Poetry, Write About Now and the opening video of the 2017-18 Dallas Rockets season.

Her work can be found in the up and coming Dallas Noir (Akashic Books, 2019), Survival Through Art (Wicked Banshee Press, 2014), and the 2012 and 2017 Dallas Poetry Fest Anthology (2012 and 2017). Her nom de plume, DEEP, started in center school and is an abbreviation for Determined to Excel in Everything Possible. A show for which she composed the lyrics debuts at the Dallas Grand Opera in the spring of 2020.

She will peruse from Newsworthy, which grapples with living in a culture tainted by racial domination where current media is doubted, superficial and difficult to get away.

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Lupe Mendez

Lupe Mendez (Writer/Educator/Activist) is initially from Galveston and with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, Brazilian Arts Foundation and different associations to advance verse occasions, advocate for proficiency/writing and to sort out experimental writing workshops that are available to people in general. He is an originator of Tintero Projects and works with developing Latinx authors and different journalists of shading inside the Texas Gulf Coast area with Dallas as its center point.

What’s more, Lupe co-has Inkwell- – a community oriented digital broadcast creation between Tintero Projects and Inprint- – setting a month to month focus on provincial, national and global Latinx authors and different journalists of shading. Mendez is a CantoMundo individual, a Macondo individual and a developing writer hatchery individual, and his freshest accumulation of verse is Why I am Like Tequila from Willow Books. Cheerfully wedded to Jasminne Mendez and bringing up his little girl (Luz), Lupe fills in as an instructor in Dallas, having gotten his MFA in experimental writing from University of Texas at El Paso.

Mendez has more than 15 years of experience as a presentation artist, having opened up for such prominent essayists as Dagoberto Gilb, Oscar Casarez, Esmeralda Santiago and the late Raul Salinas.

He is a globally distributed artist in numerous diaries and collections, including Norton’s Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories From The United States and Latin America, The Bayou Review (University of Dallas Downtown), Flash (University of Chester, England), Huizache Magazine, Luna Magazine, La Noria, Glassworks, Revista Síncope (D.F., México), Ostrich Review, New Sound Journal, Pilgrimage, Gulf Coast Journal and Los Angeles Review of Books’ most up to date channel, Voluable (prospective).

He will peruse from Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019) an accumulation of verse spreading over a time of composing and execution.


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library – Dallas TX

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