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.

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, creative journaling, novel, personal essay, poetry, and others. Most workshop sessions meet once a week on a weekday evening at Inprint House, 1520 W. Main. Teachers as Writers Workshops are typically held on Saturdays during the school year. Fall and winter/spring workshops meet for ten weeks, summer workshops run for 8 weeks.

All workshops are modeled on graduate level creative writing courses, and may include short in-class writing assignments to jumpstart the writing process, outside readings of literary masters, and most importantly, time to constructively critique each participant’s own writing, with 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 cancellation policy.

The Winter/Spring 2015 Inprint Writers Workshops are underway and all workshops are full. The Summer 2015 workshops will begin in June. Stay tuned for more details.

Winter/Spring 2015 Workshops

Course #2015-101
Mondays Beginning January 19 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Miah Arnold
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Course #2015-108
Mondays Beginning January 19 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Henk Rossouw
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Course #2015-103
Thursdays Beginning January 22 4:30 pm–6:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Mary S. Dawson
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Course #2015-105
Tuesday January 20 6:15 pm–9:15 pm
Cost: $345 Instructor: Emily Fox Gordon
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Course #2015-106
Wednesdays Beginning January 21 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Matthew Salesses
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Course #2015-107
Wednesdays Beginning January 21 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $345 Instructor: Austin Tremblay
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Course #2015-104
Wednesday January 21 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Cost: $345 Instructor: Elizabeth Winston
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Course #2015-102
Thursdays Beginning January 22 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $395 Instructor: Giuseppe Taurino
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Course #2015-109
Saturdays Beginning January 24 10:00 am–1:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $45 Instructor: Conor Bracken
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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. 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 registering for a workshop, Instant Seats (which we use for registration) will ask you for an email address and password. If you have taken an Inprint workshop in the past and remember your password, you can input it at that time. If you do not remember your password, we recommend that you sign in as a new customer and put in a new password even if your email is the same.

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. 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 or Teachers-As-Writers Workshop please contact the Inprint office 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 working days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Please note that 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.