Montag, 26. Juni 2023, 18:00 - 19:30 iCal

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton: Book Reading and Q&A

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, former Poet Laureate of Houston (Texas, USA), will read from her 2023 memoir Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood, and Myth. Author discussion will follow.

Hörsaal A am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 2.2, 1090 Wien


Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton is an internationally-known writer, director, performer, critic and the first Black Poet Laureate of Houston, TX. She is the author of the 2019 poetry collection Newsworthy with Bloomsday Literary (translated to German as Berichtenswert, published with Elif Verlag), which was a finalist for the The Writer's League of Texas Book Award and Honorable Mention in the Summerlee Book Prize. Her poems have garnered her a Pushcart nomination and been translated across multiple genres and languages. Honored by Houston Business Journal as a part of their 2021 40 Under 40 class, she has been a contributing writer for Glamour, Texas Monthly, Muzzle, and ESPN's The Undefeated.

Her recent memoir, Black Chameleon with Henry Holt & Co. (2023), examines womanhood through mythology. One of its stories has been adapted into a storybook opera for young audiences titled "Lula, the Mighty Griot" (HGO). Currently, she is a Resident Artist with the American Lyric Theater, Rice University, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.


Department of English and American Studies


Marta Werbanowska
Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna