St. Paul's will host one of the marathon readings organized by writers and poets in more than 90 cities across the United States and around the world.
In Houston, about 80 writers of diverse backgrounds have joined Writers Resist -- so many that local organizers decided to spread the readings over two days. The first was Sunday evening, January 15 at the Holocaust Museum Houston; the second will be at St. Paul's on Friday, January 20, in Fondren Hall. Both are free and open to the public.
Lupe Méndez, one of the local Writers Resist organizers and a poet featured at the January 21, 2015, Iconoclast Session with the Rev. Dr. J. Pittman McGehee, says the events are about "sharing a commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech and the fundamental ideals of democracy" at a time when people are anxious about the country's future.
For more about this event, please this article from the January 15, 2017, Houston Chronicle.