Strength in Others, 11.16.2010

Our Community - Our rebellious friends over at the Black Sheep Agency wrote a thoughtful and passionate blog post about Houston’s thriving creative scene.  When local corporations look to outsource their creative needs to cities perceived as more “forward-thinking,” they miss an opportunity to support the vibrant creative economy and extraordinary talent right here at home.  In my favorite blog post of 2010, the Black Sheep make the case for why Houston doesn’t “have a problem.” - Case in point?  We just found out about two regular and very cool spoken word events.  Grown Up Storytime crowdsources stories from their fans to be performed by their “rotating crack squad of highly skilled story readers.  And Word Around Town seeks to create “a worldwide platform to unify poets and their community,” but their website is all about local talent: Borders Poetry Reading Series on the second Tuesday of every month, open mic nights every Monday at Te House of Tea, and creative festivals and fairs galore.  Lovers of words unite! read more »