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Past Events
How We Started

Year Two –2001-02

Our second year signified some huge shifts for our organization. We were now a 501(c)(3) arts organization and had begun applying for funding. Our first grant as an organization was through the Writers League of Texas. We went on to receive other operating fund through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/ Harris County and Houston Endowment.

Since were no longer doing shows at Borders Bookstore, we found venues around the city to host our events for free. These included DiverseWorks, Inprint Inc., Rice University, University of Houston and Main Street Theater. Our third year marked another new tradition for the organization: collaborations with other arts organizations such as Arte Publico Press and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (specifically their film department with whom we had already begun working the previous year). The partnership with Arte Publico Press has continued to remain annual through which we co-present an event in honor of International Women’s Month.

By spring 2002, VBB was already known around the city as an organization that linked political issues with art and in February 2002, DiverseWorks generously donated us an office space and offered their state-of-the-art theater for us to use for our events. This catalyzed a new shift for the organization. We began using DiverseWorks stage for performance art, rather than simple readings.

Performance Lineup

September 20, 2001

Rice University, Fondren Library
Allen Gee, novelist
Nitinyand Dekha, writer
Music by Filipino rock band Kayumanngi

October 14, 2001

Inprint House
Nancy Kern, poet
Andrew Monzon, writer
Young writers: Kathy Goodwin and Juan Cuellar  
Music: Erika Lawson, violinist

November 11, 2001

Cedric Ary, performance poet
Jane Creighton, poet and writer
Young writers: Marisa Demaya and David Wilson
Music by Filipino rock band Kayumanngi

December 2, 2001

Main Street Theater
Rich Levy, poet
June Unjoo Yang, fiction writer 
Young writers Dionisio Martinez
Music: African drumming

January 13, 2002

Notsuoh (downtown)
Elisa Garza, poet
Addie Socki, poet    
Young writer: Ella Moore
Music: Aaron Hermes, sitar player

January 26, 2002

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Co-hosting Houston premiere of Iranian film, Kandahar
Panelists: Bapsi Sidhwa and Sehba Sarwar

February 10, 2002

Pablo Peschi, writer
Debi Bryant, poet
Young writers: Robyn Browning and SaraBeth Reingold
Music: Dave Dove, trombone

March 3, 2002

Co-sponsored by Arte Publico Press

A celebration of International Women's Month at Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston featuring poets Sandra Marisa Estevez and Gloria Vando

Band from Austin High School

April 21, 2002

Joanna Mann, poet
Shaista Parveen, poet
Young writers: Maia McCoy and Jesus Avila
Music: Deconstruction Crew


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