Free and open to the public
Houston author Iván Brave presents his newest novel Awake & Asleep. Experience the novel come to life in various art mediums, funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
- Collage Art by Glassell/MFA Houston Artist-in-Residence Bryan Castro
- Polaroid Photography by professional photographer Osman Galindo
- Live Poetry by local Houston poet (who prefers to remain anonymous until the last minute)
- Vietnamese Food by Huynh Restaurant
- Classical Indian Music
- Theater Reading by TSU Theater Troupe
- Ceremonial Manuscript Burning of the original first draft, a 93,000-word memoir written in 2015, which needs to go in order for the novel to grow
- Paperback novel copy giveaway, given to the most-liked photo from the event, posted on your favorite social media using the hashtags #houstonartsalliance & #awakeandasleepFree $20 UBER gift card to the first five groups of carpoolers, to encourage ridesharing to the event.
- Free $20 UBER gift card to the first five groups of carpoolers, to encourage ridesharing to the event
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Iván Brave has received awards from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (2015), the Vera List Center in New York (2017), and the Corda Foundation in Santiago de Chile (2022). Currently he is studying to earn his doctorate in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Houston. He has two novels published, The Summer Abroad (2018) and They Lived They Were (2020), and work printed in Tilted House, Latino Book Review, as well as work online in Asymptote, Suburbano, and other journals. His latest novel, Awake & Asleep, garnered him a generous artist grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, to complete and showcase the manuscript over the summer (2023). Learn more at www.ivanbrave.com/.