Inprint Book Club discusses Abraham Verghese’s The Covenant of Water

This Inprint Book Club meeting will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same for every meeting and will be provided in your Eventbrite email receipt (scroll down to the Additional Information section).

 

The Inprint Book Club will discuss The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, who will appear as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, May 8, 2023.

Inprint Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Inprint Book Club meetings, click here. To receive a 10% discount on The Covenant of Water, visit brazosbookstore.com and use the coupon code INPRINT.

If you have any further questions, please email info@inprinthouston.org.

Inprint Book Club discusses Leila Mottley’s Nightcrawling

This Inprint Book Club meeting will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same for every meeting and will be provided in your Eventbrite email receipt (scroll down to the Additional Information section).

 

The Inprint Book Club will discuss Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley, who will appear as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Inprint Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Inprint Book Club meetings, click here. To receive a 10% discount on Nightcrawling, visit brazosbookstore.com and use the coupon code INPRINT.

If you have any further questions, please email info@inprinthouston.org.

Inprint Book Club discusses Ada Limón’s The Hurting Kind

This Inprint Book Club meeting will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same for every meeting and will be provided in your Eventbrite email receipt (scroll down to the Additional Information section).

 

The Inprint Book Club will discuss The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón, who will appear as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Inprint Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Inprint Book Club meetings, click here. To receive a 10% discount on The Hurting Kind, visit brazosbookstore.com and use the coupon code INPRINT.

If you have any further questions, please email info@inprinthouston.org.

Inprint Abraham Verghese Reading

General admission tickets for $5 will go on sale Tuesday, April 18, 12 pm noon and will be available on this webpage. 

New York Times bestseller Abraham Verghese will read from his new novel The Covenant of Water, followed by an on-stage conversation with Houston author and physician Ricardo Nuila. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing. 

ABRAHAM VERGHESE – a physician, professor, and writer for more than four decades – was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama for “his range of proficiency…from his efforts to emphasize empathy in medicine, to his imaginative renderings of the human drama.” His debut memoir My Own Country, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, is the story of his experience caring for patients during the AIDS epidemic in rural Tennessee. Verghese is also the author of the nonfiction work The Tennis Partner, a New York Times Notable Book, and the novel Cutting for Stone, which sold more than 1.5 million copies and stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. The New Yorker called Cutting for Stone “beautiful and amazing,” and USA Today described Verghese as “something of a magician as a novelist.”

He joins us to share his highly anticipated novel The Covenant of Water, which follows a Christian family living on South India’s Malabar Coast that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning. A hymn to progress in medicine and human understanding, The Covenant of Water reflects on a lost India and the passage of time. A decade in the making, this is Verghese’s first book since Cutting for Stone. Verghese’s op-eds on the patient-doctor relationship have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Texas Monthly. He was born in Ethiopia and serves as Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University.

RICARDO NUILA is an associate professor of medicine, medical ethics, and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab program. His book The People’s Hospital is forthcoming in March 2023, and his fiction has appeared in Guernica, New England Review, McSweeney’s, and other literary magazines. He currently serves on the Inprint Advisory Board.

Inprint Book Club discusses Matthew Salesses’ The Sense of Wonder

This Inprint Book Club meeting will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same for every meeting and will be provided in your Eventbrite email receipt (scroll down to the Additional Information section).

 

The Inprint Book Club will discuss The Sense of Wonder by Matthew Salesses, who will appear as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Inprint Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Inprint Book Club meetings, click here. To receive a 10% discount on The Sense of Wonder, visit brazosbookstore.com and use the coupon code INPRINT.

If you have any further questions, please email info@inprinthouston.org.

Inprint Leila Mottley Reading

General admission tickets for $5 will go on sale Tuesday, March 7, 12 pm noon and will be available on this webpage. 

Breakout star Leila Mottley will read from her new novel Nightcrawling, along with another celebrated writer to be determined, followed by an on-stage conversation with acclaimed ABC-13 News journalist Melanie Lawson. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing.

LEILA MOTTLEY is “a bold new voice in fiction” and a New York Times Writer to Watch (Associated Press). Her debut novel Nightcrawling is “a soul-searching portrait of survival and hope” (Oprah Winfrey) which she published at the age of 19. Named an Oprah’s Book Club Pick and a “Best Book of the Summer” by The Millions, LitHub, Stylist, and Elle, Nightcrawling tells the story of a young Black woman who falls victim to a sexual abuse scandal within the Oakland Police Department. Kiese Laymon calls the novel “the most compelling book written by an American teenager in my lifetime” and Ron Charles in The Washington Post writes, “Nightcrawling really is a powerful, poignant story worth your attention….My god – that voice. It’s sometimes too painful to keep reading, but always too urgent to stop.”

Mottley served as Oakland’s Youth Poet Laureate in 2018, and her poetry has appeared in The New York Times and Oprah Daily. According to The Guardian, Mottley writes with a “voice and vision you won’t easily get out of your head.” She is founder of Lift Every Voice, a youth-led art advocacy workshop series about youth incarceration. Mottley lives in Oakland and has performed at the Oakland Women’s March, the Oakland March for Our Lives, and City of Oakland Cultural Dialogue meetings.

ABC-13 News journalist MELANIE LAWSON has won numerous awards for her reporting, including three Emmys. She is well-known for her in-depth interviews with a wide range of notables, including three U.S. Presidents, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou, Destiny’s Child, Spike Lee, and Denzel Washington.

Inprint Book Club discusses Yiyun Li’s The Book of Goose

This Inprint Book Club meeting will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be the same for every meeting and will be provided in your Eventbrite email receipt (scroll down to the Additional Information section).

 

The Inprint Book Club will discuss The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li, who will appear as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Inprint Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Inprint Book Club meetings, click here. To receive a 10% discount on The Book of Goose, visit brazosbookstore.com and use the coupon code INPRINT.

If you have any further questions, please email info@inprinthouston.org.

The People’s Hospital by Ricardo Nuila: Book Launch

Inprint and Asia Society Texas are proud to present Baylor College of Medicine physician and hospitalist Ricardo Nuila, sharing his debut book The People’s Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine. The program will include a reading and on-stage conversation with Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction winner Tayyba Maya Kanwal, followed by a book sale and signing.

General admission tickets for this event are available for free, and general admission tickets + a signed book are available for $25 on the Asia Society website.

“Ricardo Nuila takes a literary scalpel to the U.S. medical system….The People’s Hospital is the antidote to hopelessness in healthcare that prevails.”
— Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting

“With humanity and humility, Nuila guides us from a place of deep understanding, rooted in low-income communities in Houston, to a destination of healthcare as a human right for the entire country.”
Dave A. Chokshi, MD, 43rd Health Commissioner of New York City

In the richest country on earth, why does the high cost of health care leave millions without access to lifesaving treatments? And how do we change a system so mired in politics and corporatism? In The People’s Hospital, Ricardo Nuila takes us inside Ben Taub—a publicly funded hospital that provides accessible, quality care for pennies on the dollar—where he has worked as a physician for more than a decade. He shares the experiences of five desperately ill patients, braiding their stories into a narrative that defies the notion that good healthcare in America is available only to the well insured. As readers follow the twists and turns of these astonishing patient journeys, it becomes undeniable that the system is broken—and that Ben Taub’s innovative model, which emphasizes people over payments, could represent a brighter path forward.

Nuila is an associate professor of medicine, medical ethics, and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab program. His reporting on Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and health disparities has appeared in Texas Monthly, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. His fiction has appeared in Guernica, New England Review, McSweeney’s, and other literary magazines. He is the winner of the Seeds of Hope Award, the Doctors for Change Health Advocacy Award, and the New England Review Award for Emerging Writers. He lives in Houston and serves on the Inprint Advisory Board.

Tayyba Maya Kanwal is a Pakistani-American writer from Houston, and fiction editor at Gulf Coast Journal. Her work appears in Witness Magazine, Meridian, Quarterly West, and other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is winner of a 2022 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and Witness Magazine 2022 Literary Awards runner-up. An Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and MFA candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program, she holds an MS in Mathematics from the University of Oregon and leads Inprint writing workshops for healthcare providers at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and Texas Children’s Pediatrics.

Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents Jasminne Mendez

  • Free and open to the public
  • Free copies of Aniana del Mar Jumps In for the first 100 families
  • Presentation and Q&A by Jasminne Mendez
  • Meet the author, book sale, and signing
  • Bus scholarships available for student groups at info@inprinthouston.org

The 2022/2023 Inprint Cool Brains! Series proudly presents acclaimed Houston author Jasminne Mendez, sharing her new middle-grade novel in verse Aniana del Mar Jumps In.

JASMINNE MENDEZ is a Houston-based poet, playwright, translator, and award-winning author of several books for children and adults. Her YA memoirs Island of Dreams and Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American chronicle her experience coming of age as an Afro-Latina. About Islands Apart, Kirkus writes, “At times poignant and at others heartbreaking this volume is sure to empower those who share the pressures of forced assimilation.” Her debut picture book Josefina’s Habichuelas was released last year, and she translated Amanda Gorman’s bestselling picture book Change Sings into the Spanish edition La canción del cambio. Her debut poetry collection City Without Altar was a finalist for the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry.

She joins us to share her new novel in verse Aniana del Mar Jumps In, the story of a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who gets diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. About the book, David Bowles writes, “Aniana del Mar Jumps In is about trusting our own bodies when they tell us what they can and cannot do, trusting our own hearts when they point the way, and trusting one another when we say who we are and what we need.” Natalia Sylvester adds, “Beautiful in its honesty and vulnerability, this is a powerful story about dreams and bodily agency that sings from the heart.” Mami forbids Aniana from returning to the water, but her doctor believes that swimming along with medication might help Aniana manage the disease. Will Aniana ever be able to swim again?

Jasminne is the co-founder and Program Director of Tintero Projects and the co-host of Ink Well, a literary podcast by Tintero Projects and Inprint that features emerging and established Latinx writers. When she is not writing or napping in her hammock, Jasminne enjoys playing with her daughter, swimming in the ocean, practicing yoga, baking cupcakes, and laughing with her partner Lupe Mendez.

***Please note that the book signing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entering the theater, people wishing to have books signed will be given a number, and the book signing will take place in numerical order after the on-stage presentation.***

Inprint Ada Limón Online Rebroadcast

DETAILS AND HOW TO WATCH: This is an online rebroadcast of Ada Limón’s live event as part of the 2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. This online event will be accessible from the Inprint website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to season subscribers. Those who purchase general admission tickets for this rebroadcast event will be provided the viewing link on their Eventbrite email receipt.

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will read from her new collection The Hurting Kind, followed by an on-stage conversation with Houston poet Roberto Tejada, author of the poetry collection Why the Assembly Disbanded.

For more information about the Inprint Ada Limón In-Person Reading, click here.

BOOK DISCOUNTS: Our partners at Brazos Bookstore are offering a 10% discount on The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón. To receive the discount, buy your copy of Limón’s new collection at brazosbookstore.com from now through March 12th using the coupon code INPRINT.

ADA LIMÓN will serve as the 2022-2023 U.S. Poet Laureate. About her work, Tracy K. Smith in The Guardian writes, “Limón is a poet of ecstatic revelation,” and Richard Blanco adds, “Both soft and tender, enormous and resounding, her poetic gestures entrance and transfix.” Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including Lucky WreckThis Big Fake World, and Bright Dead Things, which was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is also the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Carrying. According to The Washington Post, “Evocative dreams and pivotal memories make this collection a powerful example of how to carry the things that define us without being broken by them.”

Limón will read from and talk about her new collection The Hurting Kind, a moving exploration of “the restorative connections between human life and the natural world” (Vanity Fair). According to The New York Times, “The Hurting Kind is packed with quiet celebrations of the quotidian…. a handful of genuine masterpieces.” Limón lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she writes, teaches remotely at Queens University of Charlotte, and hosts the critically acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown.

ROBERTO TEJADA is the author of the poetry collections Why the Assembly Disbanded, Full Foreground, Exposition Park, and Mirrors for Gold, as well as the essay collection Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness, and the art and media histories National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment and Celia Alvarez Muñoz. He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston.