By Amanda Hart Illustration by Blake Jones Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Our history matters. And silence will not do when it comes to demanding that everyone’s history continues to be included in our school curriculum. FPH caught up with Librotraficante … Continued
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Houston-area schoolteachers Augustine Laredo and Lupe Mendez smuggling “banned” books.
Poison Pen has become a fixture in Houston’s vibrant literary community, winning awards and drawing a respectable crowd at each monthly reading.
The week-long poetry marathon kicks off Sunday, August 10th and runs through Saturday, August 16th.
Houston is well-known for experimental music/noise and risk-taking performance art, but the literary landscape is rather safe, tepid, and bland. Poet / translator / interpreter / educator / collaborator / organizer / interdisciplinary artist John Pluecker is trying to change that.
This is the third Free Press Houston Librotraficante embedded road report. For background, check out my previous articles: Books Are A Gateway Drug, Remember the Alamo, and Revenge of the Nerds. This picks up where the last post left off. Forget your iPads and your Kindles, books are making a comeback! Have you seen this … Continued
By: Amanda Hart Photo courtesy of Librotraficante In March, FPH covered an important fight that was brewing on the steps of the State Capitol. Our favorite Houston Senator, The Great Dan Patrick, had introduced Senate Bill 1128 which would have redefined what Texas universities could classify as history. That same day, Texas Republican House of … Continued