Mary Wemple is a poet, artist and creator of Words & Art, a reading series and workshop series inspired by the installations at Rice University Art Gallery. She holds degrees in English and Studio Art from the University of Houston. Her poetry has been published in Austin International Poetry Fest, Houston Poetry Fest Anthology in 2005, 2009 and 2015, Harbinger Asylum, Spiky Palm and she was featured in the 2014 Words Around Town! poetry tour lineup. Her art work has been shown at the Inman Gallery, DiverseWorks, the Blaffer Art Museum, the Jung Center, Archway Gallery, Avis Frank Gallery and she has co-organized a show at Hardy Nance Studios.