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Houston, TX 77006 United States

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August 2017
Aug
25

Inprint Writing Cafe

9:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Work with fellow writers in a pleasant space on Friday mornings* from 9 am to 12 pm We open our doors from 9 am to 12 pm on Friday mornings and transform our room for workshops/meetings/readings into a writing cafe.  Any and all writers looking for a pleasant morning space in which to work are welcome. Enjoy the presence of other creative spirits in the lovely Menil neighborhood. We ask Inprint Writing Cafe patrons to keep talking to a minimum…

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September 2017
Sep
05

POETRY 2017-311

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

We’ve all fallen in love with a poem. But what happens after we read a favorite new poem? How do we move from inspiration to writing our own poem? During each class, we’ll read contemporary poems, discuss what makes a poem “work,” and then write new work inspired by these examples. Some of the poets we will study are: Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, Natalie Diaz, and Richard Siken. A large portion of each class will be devoted…

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Sep
06

PERSONAL ESSAY 2017-310

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In this creative writing workshop, writers will delve into what has made the personal essay a unique and captivating literary form for centuries, both for readers to read and writers to write. After all, we all know our lives are filled with facts stranger than fiction, but how do we get them on the page in a way that brings the audience into the story? From Michel de Montaigne to Joan Didion, Philip Lopate, and Eula Biss, the diverse works we…

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Sep
06

Personal Essay Master Class 2017-301

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The application deadline for this workshop has now passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.  Workshop description: The personal essay is a uniquely liberating and playful form. It’s fun, but as any writer who has tried it knows, it’s not easy. In this advanced workshop, students with writing experience and a developed prose style will have the opportunity to work with a specialist in the genre. In the workshop we’ll do a lot of reading and discussion to get a…

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Sep
07

FICTION 2017-303

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In the words of writer and artist Renee Gladman: “Writing is a kind of architecture.” How, then, does one turn a mental blueprint into a finished piece? In this course we will explore a variety of methods for constructing short stories from the building blocks of character, plot, point of view, voice, setting, and style. In addition to undertaking a series of generative exercises, we will discuss the strategies of established authors with the intention of incorporating those strategies into…

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Sep
08

First Friday presents Reyes Ramirez

8:30 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free and open to the public Inprint 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 and curated by Robert Clark. Each reading begins with a featured poet, followed by an open mic. First Friday presents a reading by Reyes Ramirez on September 8. In addition to…

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Sep
09

FICTION—THE ART OF INTIMACY 2017-304

9:30 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

CREATING AUTHENTIC CONFLICT Characters fight, not just because they hate each other, but because they hate each other and love each other—because they want things from each other desperately—acceptance, forgiveness, security, transformation.  Conflict in the best fiction is about characters trying to get what they want from each other—and these conflicting desires create fiction’s emotional and moral richness and ambiguity.  In this two-session intensive course, we will explore how characters’ desires drive scenes in the fiction of Robert Stone, Ernest…

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Sep
11

FICTION 2017-302

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In water, surface tension pertains to the cohesion of individual molecules that allows liquid to resist external force, and overfill the glass as though taking on the form of something solid. In a story, tension is defined by the emotional investment made by the reader. Created by engaging characters, conflicts, and settings, this tension is why a reader commits him or herself fully to a fictional world; it is the magic that allows that glass, or the story, to hold…

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Sep
11

PERSONAL ESSAY 2017-309

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

“To essay is to attempt, to test, to make a run at something without knowing whether you are going to succeed.” Phillip Lopate Writing a personal essay is an act of observation, of analysis, and of exploration, one in which writers draw on their own experiences to tell a larger story. In this 10-week workshop, participants will read examples of personal essays and discuss the craft elements that help shape effective stories. Then, using in-class writing exercises, participants will explore…

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Sep
16

TEACHERS AS WRITERS FICTION 2017-306

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

“The art of storytelling,” novelist Robert Coover wrote, “revels in the improbable and the unexpected, even as its focus remains on the real.” Good fiction, we often say, must be believable—but it must also spring from the writer’s imagination. In this class, we will look at the connection between the improbable and the real driving much of modern fiction and storytelling. By reading the work of writers like Alexandra Kleeman, César Aira, Rachel Cusk, Julie Otsuka, George Saunders, and others,…

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Sep
23

“LISTENING TO THE MARTIANS”: WRITING AS RECEPTION 2017-312

2:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Poetry Intensive In this advanced intensive workshop, we’ll explore forms of composition that focus on the idea and various ways of “receiving” a text—as opposed to the general notion of expressive “creative” writing—and the unique poetic disposition and attention these require. We’ll begin by looking at Breton and the Surrealists and the writing techniques they developed (automatism, surrealist games, etc) to make use of the unconscious, chance, coincidence and the idea of “signal” as ways to get us out of…

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October 2017
Oct
07

THE AGENT SEARCH 2017-313

1:30 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Join a former literary agent (with 20-plus years of publishing experience) for an informative, candid, no-holds-barred class on finding the ideal agent for you—and how to navigate the relationship once you’ve found that perfect match. This class will cover everything from nailing your pitch and presentation materials, identifying the most promising agents to approach for representation, avoiding the pitfalls that lead to rejection, asking the right questions, and most everything in between, including the essential elements of a winning query letter. Registrants…

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Oct
21

WRITING MEMOIR: BALANCING SCENE & SUMMARY 2017-308

1:30 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The most powerful memoirs balance the use of vivid scenes, or “close-ups,” with engaging summaries, or “long shots.” When scenes and summaries are used effectively, both can propel the narrative forward. But how do memoirists decide which pieces of their story to render in scene, and which to present in summary form? And how do they ensure that both scenes and summaries contain only the most essential and engrossing material? In this memoir workshop, we will review the guiding principles…

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