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August 2015
Aug
04

Word Around Town comes to Inprint

8:00 pm
Inprint House,
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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On Sunday August 2, 2015, the 10th anniversary season of Houston’s widely celebrated Word Around Town (WAT?!) Poetry Tour begins. The tour features seven nights of straight poetry in seven different venues across the city. The tour will feature 16 of Houston’s top poets and a select nightly feature. WAT?! takes place at Inprint House on Tuesday, August 2nd. Featured poets in this year’s tour include Kool B, Brother Said, Chris Crawford, Gerald Cedillo, Deep, Corina Delgado, Winston Derden, Marlon Lizama, Tracy…

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September 2015
Sep
17

Mary Karr and The Art of Memoir

7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
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Presented by Inprint, in association with Brazos Bookstore and Christ Church Cathedral Presentation followed by a book signing. Ticket includes general admission and a copy of Mary Karr’s new book The Art of Memoir. Doors open at 6:45 pm. MARY KARR is “one of the best memoirists of her generation” (Kirkus Reviews) and her “most powerful tool is her language, which she wields with the virtuosity of both a lyric poet and an earthy, down-home Texan” (Michiko Kakutani, New York…

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Sep
21

Inprint Jonathan Franzen Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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JONATHAN FRANZEN is “one of those exceptional writers whose works define an era and a generation, and his books demand to be read” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). He is the celebrated author of four novels and five works of nonfiction and translation. Franzen became a literary star with the publication of The Corrections, which won the National Book Award, sold three million copies, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. “Funny…

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October 2015
Oct
12

Inprint Sandra Cisneros Reading

7:30 pm
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance #18,
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Presented in association with Rice University Multicultural Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs. SANDRA CISNEROS “is a writer for all people,” proclaims USA Today, and The New York Times Book Review says she is “not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” Her works include two highly acclaimed novels, a story collection, two poetry collections, and an adult picture book. The first female Mexican-American writer to be published by a mainstream publisher, Cisneros is best known for…

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November 2015
Nov
09

Inprint Salman Rushdie Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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SALMAN RUSHDIE—for whom “the pen is a magician’s wand” (Financial Times)—is the internationally celebrated author of 11 novels, including Midnight’s Children, which won the Booker Prize and the “Best of the Booker” and was called “one of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation” (The New York Review of Books). His other highly regarded works include the novels The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Enchantress of Florence, Shame, Haroun and the…

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January 2016
Jan
25

Inprint Anthony Doerr Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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ANTHONY DOERR’s New York Times bestselling novel All the Light We Cannot See won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was named a best book of 2014 by NPR, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle. The Washington Independent Review of Books writes, “To open a book by Anthony Doerr is to open a door on humanity…. His sentences shimmer…. His paragraphs are luminous with bright, sparkling beauty.”  The Los Angeles Times hails…

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February 2016
Feb
29

Inprint Tracy K. Smith Reading

7:30 pm
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance #18,
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Presented in association with Rice University Multicultural Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs. TRACY K. SMITH’s memoir Ordinary Light, “one of the most anticipated books of 2015” (Time Out New York), is according to Booklist “a gracefully nuanced yet strikingly candid memoir about family, faith, race, and literature.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune writes, “Ordinary Light shines bright because of the warm glow the memoir casts on the simple everyday life of a young girl yearning to do great things…. Her spare yet beautiful prose transforms her story into a…

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March 2016
Mar
28

Inprint Mat Johnson & Helen Oyeyemi Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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Johnson and Oyeyemi

MAT JOHNSON “is one of the funniest writers in America…. [He] gets at the heart of what it means to be a person—and he does so with more skill, generosity and, yes, love, than just about anyone else writing fiction today” (NPR). Johnson is author of four novels, including Pym, Hunting in Harlem, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Drop; the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot; and three graphic novels, including Incognegro. Dwight Garner in The New York Times says his most recent novel Loving…

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April 2016
Apr
18

Inprint Tony Hoagland & Sharon Olds Reading

7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center,
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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Hoagland and Olds

TONY HOAGLAND’s “imagination ranges thrillingly across manners, morals, sexual doings, kinds of speech both lyrical and candid, intimate as well as wild,” writes the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, Mark Twain Award, and Hardison Prize, Hoagland’s five collections include the James Laughlin Award-winning Donkey Gospel, What Narcissism Means to Me, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, and his new book Application for Release from the Dream (to be issued September 1). He is also author of…

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