About our Workshops

“I loved it … I became aware of concepts I had never consciously addressed such as voice, tense, tone, and dialogue. It was incredibly eye opening and helpful." From an Inprint Winter/Spring 2014 Fiction Workshop participant
“This is my first workshop here and I have been very impressed with the quality of the teaching and the intent and quality of the other participants.” From an Inprint Summer 2014 Poetry Workshop participant
“This is a fabulous program … I cannot overestimate the importance of this class for me and my writing.” Fall 2012 Personal Essay Workshop Participant

Three times a year, Inprint offers non-credit Writers Workshops. These workshops are considered Houston’s “Best Place for Aspiring Writers” (Houston Press) and are led by accomplished local authors, including students, alumni, and faculty from the prestigious University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Inprint Writers Workshops are open to individuals of all backgrounds, including those who are exploring creative writing for the first time, as well as aspiring writers who want to prepare work for publication.

Workshops are conducted in various genres, including fiction, memoir, novel, personal essay, poetry, and others. Most workshop sessions meet once a week on a weekday evening at Inprint House, 1520 West Main. Teachers as Writers Workshops are typically held on Saturdays during the school year. Fall and winter/spring workshops meet for 10 weeks, summer workshops for 8 weeks. The Inprint Intensive Workshops meet for a day or two over a weekend.

All workshops are modeled on graduate-level creative writing courses, and may include short in-class writing assignments to jumpstart the writing process, as well as work outside of class that will entail reading the work of select published writers, critiquing the work of other workshop participants, and writing a piece to be workshopped by the class. Each participant will receive written comments from the instructor.

Workshops are limited in size to maintain an intimate workshop environment. Scroll below to read the workshop policies and procedures and the cancellation policy.

Registration for the Winter 2017 Inprint Writers Workshops begins online at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Scroll below to see the full schedule. Sign up for Inprint’s email list to receive regular workshop updates.

Winter 2017 Schedule

Registration for Inprint’s Winter 2017 Writers Workshops, Teachers-As-Writers Workshop, and Intensive Workshops, will begin on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12 noon. To register, click on the workshop you would like to take and you will be able to sign up via Eventbrite. Remember to refresh your browser if you are on our website before registration begins, and don’t forget to sign up for the waiting list below if the workshop you would like to take is full.

Course #2017-101
Wednesdays Starting January 18 1:00 pm–4:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Dana Kroos
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Course #2017-102
Thursdays Starting January 19 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks skipping February 9
Cost: $345 Instructor: Allegra Hyde
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Course #2017-103
Saturday February 25 1:30 pm–5:30 pm & February 26, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $120 Instructor: Ben Rybeck
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Course #2017-104
Saturday March 4 1:00 pm–5:00 pm & March 5, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $120 Instructor: Thomas McNeely
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Course #2017-105
Thursdays Starting January 19 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Matthew Salesses
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Course #2017-106
Wednesday January 25 6:00 pm–9:00 pm This workshop meets every other week for 9 sessions.
Cost: $345 Instructor: Nora Pierce
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Course #2017-107
Tuesdays Starting January 17 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Emily Fox Gordon
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Course #2017-108
Wednesdays Starting January 18 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Meggie Monahan
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Course #2017-109
Mondays Starting January 23 1:00 pm–4:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Cait Weiss
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Course #2017-110
Mondays Starting January 23 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Erika Jo Brown
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Course #2017-111
Saturday March 25 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Cost: $80 Instructor: Christa Forster
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Course #2017-112
Saturdays Starting January 14 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: K. C. Sinclair
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Policies and Procedures

Registration is only available online through Inprint’s website. Snail mail or registration by phone is not an option.

If the workshop you would like to register for is full at the time you try to register, please sign up for the waiting list through the form available at the bottom of this page. An Inprint staff member will notify you by email if a space opens up in the workshop.

You must be at least 21 years of age to register for a workshop.

When online registration for each session is set to begin, visit this webpage and click through to the workshop you would like to enroll in. Registration is via Eventbrite. Remember to refresh your browser if you are on the webpage before the registration is set to begin for each session.

You will receive a confirmation email from an Inprint staff member once your registration is complete.

Registration is open until the workshop is filled or until class begins.

If a workshop is accidentally oversubscribed (due to a technical error), Inprint reserves the right to cancel the registration and will provide a full refund and notification to the participant within 48 hours.

All workshops are modeled on graduate-level creative writing courses, and may include short in-class writing exercises and outside reading assignments. Participants are expected to read and write comments about each other’s written pieces. In addition to time spent on one’s own writing, the workshop may take up to two hours of work per week, with the exception of the Inprint Intensive Workshop. Prior creative writing experience is not needed unless otherwise specified.

If you are blind or visually impaired and need assistance registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop, Intensive Workshop, or Teachers-As-Writers Workshop please contact the Inprint office 2 business days before registration opens by calling 713-521-2026.

Inprint workshops offer participants a nurturing environment conducive to developing writing skills. The success of the workshops is in part dependent on the mutual support of the participants. Inprint reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any individual.

CANCELLATION POLICY

To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, you must speak to an Inprint staff member by calling 713-521-2026 at least TEN business days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Please note that for Inprint Writers Workshops a $150 cancellation fee will be deducted from the amount you are reimbursed. NO refunds will be given after the 10-day deadline for cancellation. For those registered for a Teachers-As-Writers Workshop, the $45 registration fee is nonrefundable. The registration fee and tuition for Inprint Intensive Workshops are also nonrefundable.

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