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July 2016
Jul
23

Speak!Poet presents John Gorman & Choonwha Moon

2:00 pm
Inprint House,
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free and open to the public Speak!Poet is the innovative poetry reading and discussion series that explores an exchange of ideas and practical learning between working poets. Each event pairs two well-known Houston poets who present and discuss their work in an interview format. The reading and interview are followed by a Q&A with the audience. Speak!Poet is produced by Stephen Gros, who emcees the events, and by Winston Derden, who moderates the discussion with poets and audience. John Gorman…

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Jul
24

Tintero Projects presents Raina J. León & Malcolm Friend

7:00 pm
Inprint House,
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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FREE Tintero Projects/Proyectos Tintero presents a reading by Raina J. León  and Malcolm Friend. For more information click here. Raina J. León, Macondo fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006), CantoMundo fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been published in three collections of poetry: Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman, Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate. She is founding editor of The Acentos Review,…

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August 2016
Aug
12

Inprint Memoir Workshop Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore,
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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FREE For the past two months participants in the Summer 2016 Inprint Memoir Writers Workshop led by Erika Jo Brown–aspiring writers of varied backgrounds from throughout the greater Houston area– have examined the craft of this rigorous and exploratory form. They’ve considered narrative arc, emotional “stakes,” concretizing details, dialogue, point of view, characterization, structure and form, research, beginnings and endings, and other creative strategies. And now, they will present the fruits of their labors with original and diverse compositions. Special…

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September 2016
Sep
19

Inprint Jonathan Safran Foer Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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Tickets: $5 general admission, on sale here starting at noon on Thursday, September 1, 2016 JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with his debut novel Everything Is Illuminated. “Not since Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange has the English language been simultaneously mauled and energized with such brilliance and brio,” wrote Francine Prose in The New York Times. The novel, which was made into a feature film, won The Guardian First Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award. His second novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close—also made into…

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October 2016
Oct
17

Inprint Lauren Groff & Ann Patchett Reading

7:30 pm
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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LAUREN GROFF is, according to James Wood in The New Yorker, “an original writer whose books are daringly nonconformist.” Her latest novel, the New York Times bestseller Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by The Washington Post, Time, NPR, and others. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Fates and Furies “a delirious, exhilarating, and heartbreaking ride through the decades of one fable-like marriage.” Groff’s other two critically acclaimed novels are the New…

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November 2016
Nov
21

Inprint Rabih Alameddine & Juan Gabriel Vásquez Reading

7:30 pm
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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RABIH ALAMEDDINE, “master of the non-linear narrative” (The Guardian), is according to Michael Chabon, “one of our most daring writers—daring not in the cheap sense of lurid or racy, but as a surgeon, a philosopher, an explorer, or a dancer.” His novel An Unnecessary Woman, which The New York Times called “beautiful and absorbing … a meditation on, among other things, aging, politics, literature, loneliness, grief and resilience,” was a finalist for both the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and on…

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January 2017
Jan
23

Inprint Annie Proulx Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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Tickets: $5 general admission, on sale here starting at noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2016  ANNIE PROULX is one of the most respected authors of our time. The Boston Globe writes, “Few writers feel equally at home in the novel and the short story,” and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says, “Proulx goes where few others would.” Her novel The Shipping News made her an international celebrity in the 1990s, winning the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. USA Today described it as “alive, funny, a little…

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March 2017
Mar
06

Inprint George Saunders Reading

7:30 pm
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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GEORGE SAUNDERS is “an essential literary figure for our time,” according to The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal writes, “It’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.” His collection Tenth of December, winner of The Story Prize and the Folio Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award and named one of The New York Times “10 Best Books of 2013.” “No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised …. It’s…

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April 2017
Apr
03

Inprint Ada Limón & Gregory Pardlo

7:30 pm
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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“ADA LIMÓN’s power is in speaking plainly, giving her ideas enough space to breathe, and ending poems with potent last lines,” says Front Porch. Her most recent poetry collection Bright Dead Things was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of The New York Times “Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year.” Library Journal calls it “generous of heart, intricate and accessible … wondrous and deeply moving,” and the Washington Independent Review of Books writes, “This is poetry alive with exuberance and exciting…

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May 2017
May
08

Inprint Colm Tóibín Reading

7:30 pm
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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COLM TÓIBÍN “is an immensely gifted and accomplished writer who has covered a remarkable range of subjects,” writes Jonathan Yardley in The Washington Post, and the Independent says, “It is impossible to read Tóibín without being moved, touched and finally changed.” Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the internationally celebrated Irish writer has received critical acclaim for his novels, short stories, nonfiction works, plays, and poetry. His eight novels include The Blackwater Lightship, made into a feature film; The Master, about Henry James, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and…

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