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Mayor Urges Teens to Attend Poetry Workshops Led by City's Poet Laureate

Teens with Poet Laureate

July 23, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner encourages city of Houston teens to attend one of the Youth Poetry Workshops being hosted through March by Houston Poet Laureate Deborah ‘D.E.E.P.’ Mouton.

"It's good for our young to learn the poetic tongue," the mayor said.

The workshops are designed for middle and high school students. Through poetry, participants will get to explore a variety of topics with one of the nation’s leading creative voices.

The Houston Poet Laureate Youth Poetry Workshops are part of the mayor's Complete Communities program to strengthen underserved neighborhoods.

Below is information about each free workshop.

Honoring the Past, Building the Future
July 26, 2018 | 3 PM
Shephard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
8501 West Montgomery, 77088

Undoing Generational Stereotypes
September 27, 2018 | 4 PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Learning Center
1050 Quitman, 77009

Choosing American
January 25, 2019 | 3:30 PM
HPL Southwest Express Library
6400 High Star, 77074

I Am Not My Mama’s Problems
March 21, 2019 | 5 PM
Flores Neighborhood Library
110 North Milby, 77003

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