VIP Arts Houston presents a 4-week writing workshop in collaboration with Inprint. The workshop includes one-on-one mentorship sessions and group sessions led by spoken word artists Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and Marcell Murphy.
The workshop cost is $180. To register, click here.
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is a mother, wife, educator, and first Black Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the world. Her work has appeared in Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books), Houston Noir (Akashic Books), and I Am Strength (Blind Faith Books) to name a few. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy. Her newest collection, Newsworthy (Bloomsday Literary), is available now.
Marcell Murphy is a poet, spoken word artist and writer from the Houston area, who has performed all over the United States, Canada and Jamaica, and has opened for legendary poet, Amiri Baraka. He was one of the founding members of the Houston Poetry Slam Team, the Houston VIP Slam Team and placed in the top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in 2004. He’s in print in The Complete Idiots Guide to Poetry Slams, and The Panhandler. In 2011, Marcell was chosen to take part in the Public Poetry reading series.