WOW! WOW! Lots of good information, call for submissions, and events are available.

  • Check out Gulf Coast - A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts very excellent website at for news of current issue and events. The link for Gulf Coast is here. Be sure and watch for their competition topics and deadlines.

  • ClayHouston: Check out their website for all of their events and activities: Save the date for their "Clay Bodies Symposium." When: October 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. Where: Glassell Studio School, 5101 Montrose Street, Houston TX 77006, Auditorium and Ceramics Studio, room 106. Also, the Third Annual Bayou City Clay Crawl: The Crawl will be taking place on Sunday, December 8th with the option of having studios open for a preview showing on the afternoon of the 7th. The Bayou City Clay Crawl is an annual event that showcases work from ClayHouston member artists and expands public awareness of ClayHouston’s membership and programming. Local ceramic artists open their studio doors for the day: Visitors can talk to the artists about their work, purchase art, and generally see how and where these artists work. Please see the ClayHouston website (above) for more details.

  • Of special note with the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA): Jay Wehnert presents “Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars," Presentation & book signing by the author. Join the author J. Wehnert, Saturday, September 7, 11:00 am, at The Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019. VAA website is a great resource for all news and events scheduled by the organization. Click VAA's site contains great information with upcoming events along with their usual events such as 3rd Monday Critique Groups, etc. See the link.

  • Literary readings are held on the third Thursday of the month at Archway Gallery. Gather from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with light refreshments. An eclectic group of writers share 3-5 minutes of their most recent works. Come and hear or join the inspiring readings!

  • Member Becky Soria sends the notice about her brother's opening. FERNANDO CASAS at THE ART CAR MUSEUM, September 14 – November 17, 2019. Opening is Saturday, Sept. 14th from 7-10 pm. The Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd., Houston TX 77007.

  • PrintMatters, a local group that promotes traditional and non-traditional print-making and print collecting, is focused on PrintHouston 2019. Please check out the website at for full details and to meet Houston's print makers.

  • Houston Metal Arts Guild has a great website at that displays the group's activities, member info, upcoming events, and more. Of particular note is workshop and grant information. Please check out the guild at the link and learn more about the members and activities.

  • The Glassell School of Art: For more information about the fall schedule, contact or 713.639.7500.

  • Houston Writers Guild (HWG). The Guild has a great website at that gives the schedule of activities and classes.

  • Public Poetry has a great deal of information on its website this month including Public Poetry monthly events and a call for submissions and contests. Click the link for PP's great colorful and informative web page. Of special note is the announcement about the REEL Poetry competition open now. SEE the Public Poetry website.

  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) has a good website at and it lists the events and workshops that they sponsor. Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofit organizations across the State of Texas. TALA volunteers throughout Texas handle more than 250 matters per year. In 2016, TALA began serving inventors in the Patent Pro Bono Program. Click here for the website.

  • Lots going on at Brazos Bookstore: Please see the store's great website that highlights its many literary events, back-to-school reading suggestions, and major guest speakers.

  • Inprint opens its doors at 1520 West Main on the first Friday of every month from 9 am to 12 noon for a writing cafe. Any and all writers looking for a pleasant morning space in which to write are welcome. For information, click here.

  • 4th Wall Theater is ready to begin their fall and spring season. Check out the upcoming plays at