Houston Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean

Poet, writer, producer of experiences.

UPCOMING
Events

  • Sofar Sounds: Outspoken Bean
    Aug 14, 7:00 PM
    2000 Edwards St, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
  • Sofar Sounds: Outspoken Bean
    Aug 20, 7:00 PM
    2000 Edwards St, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
  • Private Event
    Aug 21, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • WITS Gala
    Aug 26, 7:00 PM
    4400 Bellaire Blvd, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA
  • Sofar Sounds: Outspoken Bean
    Sep 01, 7:00 PM
    2600 Travis St, 2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
  • Vocab + Outspoken.: 2 Texas Poet Laureates
    Sep 03, 7:00 PM
    Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202, USA
  • Tobey Forney "Paper Airplanes"
    Sep 07, 6:00 PM
    Houston, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
  • Houston Public Library: Plaza Grand Opening
    Sep 09, 7:00 PM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Let the Laureates Tell It
    Sep 18, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Iconoclast: Texas + Houston Poet Laureates
    Sep 30, 6:45 PM
    Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024, USA
  • M.Y.P. The 5 Senses
    Oct 02, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Location is TBD
  • Houston Contemporary Dance @ POSTHTX
    Oct 09, 5:00 PM
    401 Franklin St, 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, USA
  • Houston Arts Alliance Gala (private)
    Oct 13, 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Black, Blue, All Lives ; Oh My!
    Oct 15, 7:00 PM
    Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Black, Blue, All Lives; Oh My!
    Oct 16, 7:00 PM
    Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Houston Choir Chambers
    Nov 02, 7:00 PM
    South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • The Listies: Private Event
    Nov 11, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Second Verse
    Nov 12, 7:00 PM
    Kitty Hawk Event Center, 310 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX 78148, USA

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Houston Poet Laureate,

Outspoken Bean

About Outspoken Bean

Outspoken Bean is Houston's 2021-2023 Poet Laureate.  The New Jersey born, San Antonio raised, H-Town based military brat was introduced to the arts and world cultures at a very young age and has not let go of it. "An energetic pioneer for poetry, in all its different sizes and shapes, Bean is dedicated to making sure that poets get heard," Emily Hinds of Arts and Culture Magazine wrote of Bean. Bean uses poetry to engage different mediums and institutions to create new and engaging art, such as being the first poet to perform on Houston Ballet's main stage with their production "Play." He has also been commissioned to write and perform a national campaign on diversity for Pabst Blue Ribbon and VICE while creating/producing his own festival Plus Fest: the EVERYTHING plus POETRY Festival. In 2008, Bean helped develop Texas' largest youth poetry slam organization and slam team, Meta-Four Houston, with Shannon Buggs and DiverseWorks. In which he stills coaches and uses it as a vehicle today to mentor Houston's youth. He started performing spoken-word in 2005. Outspoken Bean is a true renaissance man and culture bearer through poetry, Bean willingly seeks, finds, collaborates, and creates new ways for people to experience poetry through multiple mediums.

"An energetic pioneer for poetry, in all its different sizes and shapes, Bean is dedicated to making sure that poets get heard"

                                                             - Emily Hinds, Arts and Culture Magazine

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Houston Poet Laureate

Outspoken Bean

Color outside the lines

A book about hope and color(ing).

No, You're Projecting

A weekday interview series.

Midweek Stanzas

Poetic vignettes.

Five Minute Poetry

I will write a unique piece, catered to you with only three words of your choosing in five minutes or less. 

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Houston, TX

EMAIL

Management -

Sam Blair Consulting

Samblairjo@gmail.com

TEL

713-550-7266

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