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:

September 4, 2015–Vanessa Zimmer-Powell

October 9, 10, 11–Houston Poetry Fest 2015 (UH Downtown)

November 9, 2015–Jane Creighton

December 4, 2015–TBA

 Please noteThe Menil Collection has begun construction on its new Drawing Institute down the block from our office. Currently a crew is installing new water and sewer lines on our side of the street. Therefore, our block of West Main is one-way going East. To park, enter West Main from Mandell and proceed past the Inprint office to the small parking lot at the end of the block on the right. You may park in any open space in this lot. Should the lot be full, exit the lot to the south, cross Colquitt, and enter the next parking lot beside the west side of the Menil’s Richmond Hall. Thank you for your patience with this. Please note as of August 7, the sidewalks on both sides of Mandell are currently torn up, so it will be safer to park on Branard, near the Menil Collection, and walk through a path that has been made to Inprint’s back door. You can access this path between the houses at 1511 and 1515 Branard Street. You can then either enter Inprint’s front door, or Robert Clark can open the sliding door to the back deck. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Upcoming Community Events

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa

Casa Cultural de las Americas presents Mario Vargas Llosa on Friday, October 30, 2015 as part of their International Literature Festival. Click here for more details.

Community literary links