We could not do this without you!


Since its inception in 2006, the Word Around Town Tour has highlighted poets and venues all over the Houston community. With the help of donations from supporters, we can bring this unique forum for poetry to you every year. Your contributions make it possible for the tour to stay free and open to the public.

Special Thanks to Our WAT 2013 Sponsors, Organizers, Donors and Supporters

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Renee McGuinness

Without the generosity of donor Renee McGuinness, this year’s tour would not be possible. We’re so grateful for her appreciation of the arts and her support of the literary community in particular.


The Word Around Town poetry tour was fortunate to receive monetary support from the following donors, and we can’t thank you enough for your selfless defense of the spoken word.

Victor Johnson | Bryan Cope | Michael Hoerman | Tanyia Johnson
Jonathan Moody | Darla McBryde | Ruby Rivera


Special Thanks

Tanyia Johnson of Make.Play.Speak., Joe B of Rebel Crew, Tony Diaz, Lupe Mendez and Liana Lopez of Nuestra Palabra, Blanca A. Alanis, Stephen Gros, Free Press Houston, Maggie Galehouse of The Houston Chronicle, Artshound, Krupa Parikh of InPrint, Philip Tran of Winston's on Washington, Khon Lu, Joel Luks of CultureMap, Michael Hollander, Ricardo Alanis and everyone who supports poetry in Houston!