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HCC Southeast Hosts Cross-Cultural Poetry and Art Exhibit

Unique concept brings independent artists together

HOUSTON, TX (April 19, 2012) – HCC’s Eastside Campus will host “Ruby Do Hair” Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Learning Hub building. Poetry will be in the Multipurpose Room while the art will be on display in the second-floor art gallery. The evening is brought to us by Marie Brown, an award-winning poet and author of “Queen Bee,” “Chocolate Nights,” “The Post Office” and other works with thought-provoking, truth-choking words.

In “Ruby Do Hair,” Marie Brown gathers independent artists from different cultures to define one poem. Ms. Brown is a native of San Antonio, Texas but has lived in Houston for twenty years. She is a poet, spoken-word artist and songwriter. She is also a former member of the Texas Southern University Debate Team under the leadership of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman; placed first in prose at the University of Nebraska in 1988 as a rookie member of the team. She also participated in the People’s Workshop at the Wortham Center, Houston, Texas 1988; placed first for prose, drama-interpretation. Brown served as a member of Houston Poetry Slam Inaugural Team 2002. Houston placed eighth out of 54 teams.

Southeast College’s Eastside Campus is located at 6815 Rustic Street, Houston, Texas 77087-2623.


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