BC Writing Center to host book release reception for noted Houston poet

BC Writing Center to host book release reception for noted Houston poet

Mon Sep 16, 2019


The Brazosport College Writing Center will host a book release reception and signing on Sept. 26 for Houston-based poet, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton.

The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Student Success Center (E.200) and will celebrate the release of Mouton’s newest collection of poetry, “Newsworthy.”

Mouton is Houston’s first Black Poet Laureate, a seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor and former Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team. She has been ranked the No. 2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World.

A fellow with The Writer's Hotel and The Poetry Incubator, Mouton’s collaborations with The Houston Ballet, Houston Rockets and the Houston Grand Opera have opened new doors for performance poetry. As a finalist for Texas State Poet Laureate, a Kennedy Center Citizen fellowship and the prestigious Breadloaf Retreat, her work has been highlighted and studied in Canada, England, New Zealand and Germany.

As the Executive Director of VIP Arts Houston, she seeks to build more bridges that amplify the voices of artists in and around the nation. Her love for community transcends the classroom and the stage making her a mentor to many and a notable force to be felt.

During her reception at the BC Writing Center, Mouton will read excerpts from “Newsworthy.” She will also sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

For more information about the book signing and reception, email To learn more about Mouton, visit