Houston VIP Slam is an organization that strives to grow poets. We not only attend the National Poetry Slam each year, we host and attend events and workshops to better ourselves and our community. We have been competing across the country since 2008. Since that time, we have bettered ourselves through attending:

The Writers Hotel (2015)

The Watermill Center (2011 & 2013)

Also since that time our poets have been crowned:

Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist (2013 & 2015)

4th Place at the Texas Grand Slam (2016)

Houston Poet Laureate Finalist (2015 & 2017)

Texas Grand Slam Champion (2014)

2nd Place at the National Group Piece Finals (2013)

Southern Fried Individual Finalist (2013)

4th in the Region at the Southwest Shootout Regional Slam (2012)

Group Piece Finalists (2011)

2nd Ranked Female Poet in the World (2009)

It is our mission to continue this important work throughout the city of Houston and beyond each year. To support us by becoming a team sponsor or having us perform or host a workshop for your organization, please contact us.

We have also connected our community through:

Presenting on inVISIBLE diseases at TedxRiceU

Performing for the ACLU

Performing awareness poems at presidential rallies

Working closely with elected officials on community arts projects

Offering Public Writing Workshops for Adult Writers

Serving as Mentors for Youth Slam Poets

Writing poems for change and protesting at rallies

Leading Writing Workshops for Homeless Women

The VIP Difference