Since 1980 the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series has presented more than 340 great writers from 28 countries, including winners of winners of eight Nobel Prizes, 60 Pulitzer Prizes, 55 National Book Awards, 48 National Book Critics Circle Awards, and 14 Man Booker Prizes, as well as 17 U. S. Poet Laureates. Every reading in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series is a literary adventure led by some of the world’s best writers, who transform words and sentences into great stories and poems—a kind of miracle.  The series remains accessible to all with $5 general admission tickets and free rush tickets for students and seniors citizens. Scroll down to see highlights from past seasons.

Highlights from 2015/2016

The 2015/2016 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series was a wonderful success and  featured 9 internationally celebrated authors, including Sandra Cisneros, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Franzen, Tony Hoagland, Mat Johnson, Sharon Olds, Helen Oyeyemi, Salman Rushdie, and Tracy K. Smith, in addition to a special event with Mary Karr. Many of the authors read from new books. Close to 6,500 individuals were served by the season, season tickets sold out as did five of the eight readings.

Click here to view the 2015/2016 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series brochure.

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Click here to see pictures and press clippings from the 2015/2016 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

 

Highlights from 2014-2015

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The 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featured 11 world-renowned authors, including Michael Cunningham, Geoff Dyer, Deborah Eisenberg, Cristina Henríquez, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marlon James, David Mitchell, Antonya Nelson, Karen Russell, Mary Szybist, and Kevin Young. At the top of their literary careers, these talented writers have won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Booker Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, British Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur “genius” fellowships, and much more. Over 4,500 people attended readings, season tickets hit another all time high, and the season received spectacular media coverage.

Click here to view the 2014/2015  Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series brochure.

Click here to view the 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series poster

Click here to see 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series press clippings.

Click here to see pictures and other highlights from each of the 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series readings.

Highlights from 2013/2014

imrb13_email2 The 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series had a stellar season featuring 12 world-renowned authors, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, Robert Boswell, Anne Carson, Edwidge Danticat, Mohsin Hamid, Khaled Hosseini, James McBride, Colum McCann, George Saunders, Elizabeth Strout, and Daniel Woodrell. The series, which took place from August 2013 through April 2014 in downtown Houston, attracted more than 6,500 attendees to packed theaters. Six of the eight readings were sold out events and season subscription sales were at an all time high.

Click here to view the 2013/2014  Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series brochure.

Click here to view the 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series poster

Click here to see 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series press clippings.

Click here to see pictures and other highlights from each of the 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series readings.

Highlights from 2012/2013

imrb_eblast In May 2013, Inprint celebrated 30 years of literary adventures. And every reading in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series is exactly that—an adventure led by the great writers who transform words and sentences into great stories and poems. These highlights from the 2012/13 season, feature some of the finer moments with such internationally acclaimed authors as Junot Díaz, Terrance Hayes, James Salter, and Jesmyn Ward.

Highlights from 2011/2012

revised eblast banner 1.19.12 Highlights from the 2011/12 season feature some of the finer moments with such literary icons as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and former U. S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin, along with other acclaimed novelists and poets whose work is shaping the future of great literature.