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Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Rodrigo Hasbun, Kaj Tanaka, Paige Quiñones
Thursday, August 30, 8:30 pm
(Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)
Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction

Luisa Muradyan reads from American Radiance
Tuesday, September 4, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
A debut poetry collection from the former editor of Houston’s own Gulf Coast. AMERICAN RADIANCE reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. Colliding with the grand figures of late ‘80s and early ‘90s pop culture, Muradyan’s imagination pushes the reader forward, confronting the painful loss of identity that assimilation brings.

Eoin Colfer reads from Illegal
Monday, September 10, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.

Randy Kennedy reads from Presidio
Tuesday, September 11, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Set in the 1970s in the vast and arid landscape of the Texas panhandle, this darkly comic and stunningly mature literary debut tells the story of a car thief and his brother who set out to recover some stolen money and inadvertently kidnap a Mennonite girl who has her own reasons for being on the run.

Sarah Bird reads from Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Wednesday, September 12, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
One of the great Texas authors returns with a new book! Powerful, epic, and compelling, DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. The compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers.