NI DE AQUI, NI DE ALLA
Dec
5
3:00 PM15:00

NI DE AQUI, NI DE ALLA

An event by Voices Breaking Boundaries, Jasminne Mendez will present two poems on the issues surrounding the Haitain-Dominican border both past and present. This time her performance will include visuals and music. Come for a unique and one of a kind experience! See flyer for more details!

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Culture, Love & Identity: An Afro-Latina Reading
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Culture, Love & Identity: An Afro-Latina Reading

On November 18, six Afro Latina writers will share their gift of story to the world. They will read from their latest work. One of the first of its kind, the reading will be available to everyone in the world to view on their phone, tablets, and computers. 
Through the use of technology, everyone will be able to listen and watch literature happen. 
To participate, please sign up to watch. We'll send out the link to the reading closer to the date as well as information about our writers. 

More about the reading

Date: Nov. 18
Time: 8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Pacific
Place: Online (phone, tablet, computer) (icessfernandez.com/afrolatina -- sign up to get the link)
How to get there: Sign up to get the link!
Who is reading: Marilou Razo, Guadalis Del Carmen, Maria Elena Montero, Alicia Anabel Santos, Jasminne Mendez, Icess Fernandez Rojas.

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Iconoclast Poetry Series
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Iconoclast Poetry Series

  • St Paul's United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for an evening of amazing poetry. Featuring Houston's 2015 Poet Laureate Robin Davidson and award winning author/slam poet, Jasminne Mendez. Also, special performances by the Iconoclast student poets. Dj ILL-Set Lissette Aya will provide a sound track to a beautiful evening. Hosted by Matt Matthew Russell and Marlon 'marley' Havikoro.
Meet us at St.Paul's in Fondren Hall

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Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Billie Duncan is organizing city-wide readings, performances, and exhibits that engage the literary and visual arts on behalf of 100 Poets for Change for the City of Houston. UHD will host Houston's 3rd annual kick-off event. 

This event is created to creatively speak against social injustice and social issues through the arts. 

It will be held at the UHD Coffee House. 

100 Thousand Poets for Change Website

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Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Common Grounds: An Evening of Poetry & Prose

Stop by The Nook on July 2 for an evening of readings and performances by upcoming writers, poets and actors!

The event is free! However, the purpose for this evening is to raise money for a student in need (Barret White) There will be places to donate at the event should you feel so inclined!

If you can't make it out on June 2, you can always donate here:
https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/1313813?fb_action_ids=10204629013267682&fb_action_types=og.shares

THANK YOU ALL!

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The Shout- How Can We Be Whole?
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Shout- How Can We Be Whole?

f we are journeying towards a world that has justice for all, then intrinsically we are seeking to be a whole community. We are seeking to be a healed community. What does that mean to us as individuals and as a community? What would it look like if each of us were wholly our selves? What kind of healing would need to take place? What kind of growth? How does our wholeness impact the ability of those around us to be whole? 

Join us on June 30 at 7:00 pm at MECA (1900 Kane St) as we discuss all of these questions and more. 

We'll have a great line up on the mic - music and poetry including:
Jeremyah "The Fluent One" Payne
Austin "The Storyteller" Williams
Tiffany "The Wordmatician" Scales
Jasminne Mendez
Lupe Mendez

Karega Ani
Corinna Delgado
SonKiss'd 
AND MORE

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Apr
16
to Apr 18

Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities & Arts of Medicine

We seek to explore the intersections between the arts and medicine. How can they be of use to each other? How can they interact to make each more than they were without the other? Enjoy discussions and presentations on how the arts can be used in medical education and patient and provider care. Experience works by others like you: people who are trying to get along in the world of health care.

Jasminne and her husband Lupe will be reading poetry and prose about what it's like to live with and take care of someone with chronic illness. 

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Visionary: RAW Artists Showcase
Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

Visionary: RAW Artists Showcase

Jasminne Mendez-Writer/Poet is now a part of RAW! 

Newly selected, she will perform a mix of new and old pieces of performance poetry! In addition, she will be selling and signing copies of her book ISLAND OF DREAMS. Click this link for the latest book review -http://www.elpasotimes.com/living/ci_26710711/double-identity


Support poetry! Support Poets of Color! 
YOU MUST BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!
$15
You can purchase advanced tickets @ Jasminne's RAW Website:http://www.rawartists.org/jasminnemendez 

NOW the Details on RAW: 

"RAW:natural born artists" is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.

We're an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.

Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.

We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.

We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.

RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London!

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

UH College Career Days

Join Jasminne Mendez and Marlon Lizama as they present spoken word poetry to high school students from across the city who are visiting UH for a day. The Center for Mexican American Studies will sponsor the event being held at the University Center of UH's central campus. 

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

UH College Career Days

Join Jasminne Mendez and Marlon Lizama as they present spoken word poetry to high school students from across the city who are visiting UH for a day. The Center for Mexican American Studies will sponsor the event being held at the University Center of UH's central campus. 

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Houston V.I.P Grand City Slam
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Houston V.I.P Grand City Slam

Houston V.I.P. Grand Slam is on March 29th at Table 19, 8pm, $10. Hosted by Jasminne Mendez, she will have copies of her book to sign and sell.
Competitors Include:

Nyne/Micheal Ymonne Stephens /D.E.E.P. /Outspoken Bean /Trademark/ Digh /Khalid/ The Fluent One / David Ross Adri / Tiffany / Jordan Simpson

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Tintero Reading
Mar
26
7:45 PM19:45

Tintero Reading

Say hello to the city’s newest addition to the poetic art scene! The Tintero Collective proudly presents something for “la communidad” – a hybrid reading series that changes every month; a featured poet reading, an open mic night, a performance art experience, a poetry Q & A session, etc., etc. 
The most important feature is that this reading is BILINGUAL; Spanish, English, Spanglish – all are welcome. In the proud tradition of the former Nuestra Palabra Literary Showcase, the TINTERO READINGS (click on the bold) plans to fill the void and build the voice of bilingual poets in the city who need a place to read, a place to express and a place to explore writing. 

Jasminne Mendez will be the feature this month and she will have copies of her book Island of Dreams available to sign and sell.

So join us if you can!! March 26th - doors open at 7:30 - show kicks off at 7:55 and we go til 10 pm.Lupe Mendez will be the host this time around and we will have a discussion afterward. Bring a friend or two - TBH is located in 2nd Ward at 333. S. Jensen - this event is always free and open to the public.

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Cultural Ladrones
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Cultural Ladrones

Come celebrate THOUGHT,POETRY, MUSIC and ART FOR ART SAKE!!!!! $10 cover
JASMINNE WILL BE SIGNING & SELLING COPIES OF HER BOOK! COME GET YOUR SIGNED COPY! (She will NOT be performing, but stay for the awesome line up of DJs and poets!)

TRIBUTE TO SOUL MUSIC ALL NIGHT!!!!!!
-DJ DAVID CRUZ
-DJ PALMER
-DJ BO
-DJ JOEY FLACO
-DJ BORICUA SOUL
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
-TABU THE STARKILLAH
-REBEL CREWS OWN JOE B
-A POETRY/MUSIC SET BY THE LADRONES
-PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CHUY BENITEZ

COME GET DOWN WITH US!!!!!!!!! SEE YA SATURDAY AT THE ALWAYS HAPPENING ALLEY KAT!!!!!

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Women's Herstory Month- UH Clearlake
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Women's Herstory Month- UH Clearlake

Please join UH Clearlake, the UHCL Women's Studies Department and the Intercultural Studies Department as they celebrate the international women of Houston.

March 18, 2014 |4PM 

Neumann Library, Hawks Overlook

Jasminne Mendez will read selections from her memoir Island of Dreams as well as newer works related to living with chronic illness. The first part of the session will be a reading and book signing while the second half will allow participants to engage in a writing workshop.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

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TX Salsa Congress
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

TX Salsa Congress

We invite you to celebrate with us our 10 Year Anniversary & Texas Size Salsa Reunion! For almost a decade every March, Houston, Texas gets a chance to serve up a bit of its down home southern hospitality to dancers and spectators from all over the world. With over 65 performances, 24 workshops, and over 20 hours of social dancing, the TSC will be one of the largest dance events to hit the Lone Star State! We founded this event with the help of the one and only, David Melendez at the Westin Oaks-Galleria. This event has been one of the events that has paved the way for many other events to shine in Texas. Always amazing, always big, always about family, the Texas Salsa Congress! 

Jasminne will perform a new piece with her partner in crime, husband Lupe Mendez. She will also have copies of her book on hand to sign and sell. 

Performance at 9pm

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Creative Women's Unite
Mar
8
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Women's Unite

We each have a vision of what we hope to accomplish, what we wish to manifest in our lives. The journey to reach our goals is often as rewarding as the prize itself. Resilience becomes our ally, strengthens us, and helps us to become empowered; ultimately allowing us to bloom.

Join Creative Women Unite for our annual International Women's Day & Women's Herstory Month celebration March 8th, 2014 at Midtown Art Center, 3414 La Branch, Houston TX, 77004.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Opening Art Reception
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Variety Show
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CWU Mercado 

Suggested Donation: 
$10 adult, $5 students, children under 6 & seniors over 60 FREE

Pleased to announce the following talented women performing in the variety show this year:
Thay Alaffita, Caelin Boarer, C4 Ceefor Ebrahimi, Holly Charles, Tere Garcia,Margaret HopeDeniz Yxayotzin LopezLena MelingerJasminne Mendez,Tifani PustStephanie Saint Sanchez & Miranda Villarreal

 

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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

East End Studio Arts Market

Created for local artists and crafters, this market has been exciting addition to the community. The market features vendors from around Houston with that something special and unique. You will find paintings, photography, posters, sculptures, stationery, books, clothing, ceramics, accessories, toys, metal art and so much more!

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the artists about their work while enjoying the market’s lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. With ample free parking and a family-friendly atmosphere the East End Arts Market is the best way to kick off your weekend! Join us! Jasminne will be selling copies of her book, so come get yours today!!

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Corazon Anatomico- Art Opening/Reading
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Corazon Anatomico- Art Opening/Reading

Opening Friday Jan. 31st 6 - 9 pm Closing & East End Arts Market Feb. 15th noon - 5 pm.

"Corazón Anatómico" Art show by Lizbeth Ortiz and guest artists. Poetry reading by Jasminne Mendez

I have always been intrigued by the organ that pumps life through our bodies. The anatomically correct heart has been a source of inspiration as I explore the visual and emotional bonds associate with it. I've invited a group of artists to share their view and feelings in reference to this vital organ through their art.

Jasminn Mendez will also be present pouring her heart out as she reads excerpts from her new book "Island of Dreams".

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Houston VIP Poetry Slam
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Houston VIP Poetry Slam

Jasminne Mendez is going to be great Host for our first WOWPS qualifying slam! Get ready HOUSTON! She will be our sacrificial poet and perform some of her own work just for fun and she will have copies of Island of Dreams for sale and to sign. 


$7 bones a head
Top women poets in Houston 
1st round 1 min. 2nd round 2 min. 3rd round 4 min. If there is a tie a 3 min showdown will ensue. 

 

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Island of Dreams Book Release & Signing

Join me, writer, actress, and poet Jasminne Mendez as I release my first collection of memoirs and poems, ISLAND OF DREAMS to the Houston literary scene. 

I have been working for this and anticipating this moment for many many years. Finally it's here and I would for you to join me!

BOOK RELEASE/SIGNING

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery welcomes and encourages everyone in Houston to attend my first ever book release for ISLAND OF DREAMS. It will take place at Casa Ramirez Foik Art Gallery on Sunday, December 8th 2012 from 3 to 4:30. I will perform poetry and read a few excerpts from the book. Copies will be on hand to purchase and have signed. My good friend and amazing poet DeeColonize will open the event with a few of her own pieces. 

Casa Ramirez is located in the Houston historic Heights at 241 W. 19th St. 

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Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Collective Holiday Market (Island of Dreams for sale)

The Houston Yoga Collective invites you to stop by and join them for hot cider and cookies as you get some of your holiday shopping done at their annual Holiday Market, December 8th 12pm-2pm.

I will have a table set up selling signed copies of my recently released memoir, Island of Dreams. If you already own a copy and would like it signed but can't attend the Book Release being held at Casa Ramirez later that day, then please don't hesitate to come by and get your copy signed at the Holiday Market.

Houston Yoga Collective

3938D N. Shepherd Drive

Houston, TX 77018

In the Garden Oaks shopping center

Phone:

713-498-0897

Hope to see you!

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Cultural Ladrones
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Cultural Ladrones

Come celebrate THOUGHT, ART, MUSIC, and POETRY for art's sake! Sunday, Jasminne, along with a few other poets including Jerome Washington and Marlon Lizama will share their words and their wisdom. It will be a night to remember! (Bring your copy of Island of Dreams to get signed!)

Please join us December 1st 8pm-1am.

The Eighteenth Cocktail Bar

2511 Bissonett Houston, Tx

$10 Cover

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

UH Career Day

The UH Mexican American Studies Department will host a Career Day for local high school students at the University Center on the UH Main Campus. The event begins at 12pm and will feature poets Jasminne Mendez and Marlon Lizama. 

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