First Fridays


Readings begin at 8:30 pm

Inprint House
1520 West Main
(two blocks south of The Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell)

Admission is free

poetry fest logoInprint is proud to serve as a host for the First Friday Poetry Reading Series. The First Friday Series is the oldest poetry series in Houston and has been held monthly on the first Friday of each month since 1975. The series is coordinated by Robert Clark, who may be e-mailed at or The featured poet is always followed by an open mike. Readings begin at 8:30 pm. Readings are free and open to the public.

Please note that Inprint only serves as host to the Series, it does not
coordinate the Series.

Upcoming readings:

March 6, 2015–Barbara Youngblood Carr (new date)

Barbara Youngblood CarrBarbara Youngblood Carr is a multitalented Texas treasure whose hats include author, storyteller, humorist, musician and editor. She is an icon in the Austin poetry scene and spent years as the host of Borders-on-the-Word. Her active poetic life has included the publication of over a dozen books of poetry, prose and essays. She has appeared before at the First Friday Reading Series and was a juried poet at Houston Poetry Fest.

Open mic follows the featured reader.

April 13, 2015–Robin Davidson

May 1, 2015–Saba Husein


Community literary links

Upcoming Community Events

The Fondren Library Cherry Reading Series and the Rice University English Department present Susan Minot on Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 pm. Click here for details.

The Rice/University of Houston Visiting Writers Series presents Alan Michael Parker & Jameelah Lang on
Thursday, April 2, 7 pm. Click here for details.