BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Inprint - ECPv4.9.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Inprint X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://inprinthouston.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Inprint BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20230312T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20231105T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230602T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230602T213000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20230516T190026Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230517T151522Z UID:47843-1685736000-1685741400@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:First Fridays presents Anthony Sutton DESCRIPTION:Free and open to the public \nInprint is proud to serve as the host for the First Fridays Reading Series. The First Fridays Reading Series is the oldest poetry series in Houston and was organized by Robert Clark from 1975-2019. Today\, First Fridays are curated and hosted by local community members. \nReadings are held on the first Friday of each month. The program will include a featured reader\, followed by an open mic. \nFor more information about the First Fridays Reading Series\, click here. To join the First Fridays Facebook group\, click here. \nANTHONY SUTTON resides on former Akokiksas\, Atakapa\, Karankawa\, and Sana land (currently named Houston\, Texas)\, as an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor fellow at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing and Literature PhD program and teaches in the community for Grackle and Grackle. Anthony’s 2023 book of poetry\, PARTICLES OF A STRANGER LIGHT\, published by Veliz Books\, employs a wide array of approaches and forms to obsessively dissect issues of memory\, identity\, culture\, and history.  A recipient of a United States of Writing grant from Poets and Writers\, Anthony’s poetry and criticism has appeared in guesthouse\, Gulf Coast\, Grist\, The Journal\, Prairie Schooner\, Puerto del Sol\, Oversound\, Quarter After Eight\, Southern Indiana Review\, Zone 3\, and elsewhere. \n“A Small God Carrying Endless Light”\nby Anthony Sutton \n\nEven after dedicating my life\nagainst prayer\, never having\nwritten the word prayer\, getting \nself-conscious upon hearing\nmention of prayer\, I know\nif I had a god to pray to \nit would be the light fixture\nin the jail cell I spent most\nof a day in. It sat behind \ntextured glass\, imitating sunlight.\nAt 2 am I thought it resembled\ndaybreak. By 2 pm\, my cellmate \nbelieved he was watching an overcast\nmorning. Now\, I bow to it\,\nto study its changes in color \nto understand the changes\nin myself. I should consider\nits correlatives with Dante. \nWhat of the other sky behind it?\nIs the universe organized\nby relative distance from the light? \nThen\, I would abandon Dante.\nThen\, I would study the god\nfor itself. Is its light cast \nfrom a lantern or from the god’s\nmind? When I learn\nthe answer I will abandon \nthe material world and enter\na field on the other side\nof the glass\, one implied by the light \n(where true believers go). I’m sure\,\nat some point today\, someone sang\nGod Bless America. I want \nto ask them if they really believe\nthat a nation’s legitimacy\ndepends on its being \nthe expression of a god. If\nmy god’s light is unending\nbecause the god is fed \nby corporations and taxpayers.\nMany of whom live nowhere\nnear this jail\, but \nmany have driven by. \n\n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/first-fridays-presents-anthony-sutton/ LOCATION:Inprint House\, 1520 W Main St\, Houston\, TX\, 77006\, United States CATEGORIES:First Fridays ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/335251907_119038097682872_7157827402115235957_n.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230611T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230611T170000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20221007T202312Z LAST-MODIFIED:20221214T210759Z UID:44943-1686499200-1686502800@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Book Club discusses Ada Limón's The Hurting Kind DESCRIPTION: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). \n  \n \nThe 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. \nInprint 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. \nIf you have any further questions\, please email info@inprinthouston.org. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-book-club-discusses-ada-limons-the-hurting-kind/ LOCATION:TX CATEGORIES:Inprint Book Club ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Ada.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230617T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230617T163000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20230510T155233Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230524T155412Z UID:47720-1687014000-1687019400@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Special Event with Liara Tamani DESCRIPTION:  \nInprint is proud to partner with Kindred Stories to present a special event with acclaimed Houston author Liara Tamani\, sharing her new YA novel What She Missed as part of the Inprint Cool Brains! Series. For more information and to RSVP\, click here.  \nABOUT THE BOOK\nSixteen-year-old Ebony Jones is devastated when both of her parents lose their jobs\, and her family moves from Houston to her grandmother’s house in the country. There’s nothing for Ebony in Alula Lake\, Texas. So She Thinks. What She Missed is a rich and emotional novel that celebrates change\, nature\, friendship\, growing up\, and love\, for readers of Sarah Dessen’s The Rest of the Story and Elizabeth Acevedo’s Clap When You Land. \nWhen Ebony and her parents move from Houston to her grandmother’s house in a small lake town\, Ebony is sure that her life is doomed. And to make matters worse\, the ghost of Ebony’s beloved grandmother—a strong swimmer who tragically drowned in the lake—is everywhere. Alula Lake does offer one perk: reconnecting Ebony with her childhood friend\, Jalen. \nBut as Ebony settles into life\, she finds herself drifting away from Jalen and gravitating to his older sister\, Lena. Lena is chaotic\, disorderly\, and rebellious\, yet she offers a reprieve from the anger and sadness Ebony feels over losing so much. \nAn ode to nature\, art\, friendship\, history\, family\, and love\, this lyrical coming-of-age story explores one girl’s summer of self-discovery as she reimagines the world and her place in it. \nABOUT THE AUTHOR\nLiara Tamani lives in Houston\, Texas. She is the author of the acclaimed young adult novels Calling My Name\, All the Things We Never Knew\, and What She Missed. Her words have appeared in TIME Magazine\, NPR\, and The New York Times. And her work has been featured by Good Morning America\, Buzzfeed\, Essence Magazine\, Teen Vogue\, and more. Before becoming a writer\, she attended Harvard Law School and worked as a marketing coordinator for the Houston Rockets & Comets\, production assistant for Girlfriends (TV show)\, home accessories designer\, floral designer\, and yoga and dance teacher. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and serves on the Inprint Board of Directors. \nABOUT THE MODERATOR\nJ. Elle is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy fiction and a 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth and Teens. Her work is being translated and distributed in over fifteen countries. The former educator credits her nomadic lifestyle and humble inner-city beginnings as inspiration for her novels. When she’s not writing\, Elle can be found on the hunt for desserts without chocolate\, looking for any excuse to get dressed up\, and road-tripping her way across the country with her family of six plus four pets in tow. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/liara-tamani/ LOCATION:Holy Family HTX\, 3719 Navigation Blvd\, Houston\, TX\, 77003 ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/author-photo2022-c.jpeg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230623T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230623T200000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20230530T153312Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230530T154226Z UID:48018-1687545000-1687550400@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Awake & Asleep: Experience a Novel Come to Life DESCRIPTION:Free and open to the public \nHouston author Iván Brave presents his newest novel Awake & Asleep. Experience the novel come to life in various art mediums\, funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. \nPROGRAM\n \n\nCollage Art by Glassell/MFA Houston Artist-in-Residence Bryan Castro\nPolaroid Photography by professional photographer Osman Galindo\nLive Poetry by local Houston poet (who prefers to remain anonymous until the last minute)\nVietnamese Food by Huynh Restaurant\nClassical Indian Music\nTheater Reading by TSU Theater Troupe\nCeremonial Manuscript Burning of the original first draft\, a 93\,000-word memoir written in 2015\, which needs to go in order for the novel to grow\nPaperback novel copy giveaway\, given to the most-liked photo from the event\, posted on your favorite social media using the hashtags #houstonartsalliance & #awakeandasleepFree $20 UBER gift card to the first five groups of carpoolers\, to encourage ridesharing to the event.\nFree $20 UBER gift card to the first five groups of carpoolers\, to encourage ridesharing to the event\n\nABOUT THE AUTHOR \nIván Brave has received awards from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (2015)\, the Vera List Center in New York (2017)\, and the Corda Foundation in Santiago de Chile (2022). Currently he is studying to earn his doctorate in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Houston. He has two novels published\, The Summer Abroad (2018) and They Lived They Were (2020)\, and work printed in Tilted House\, Latino Book Review\, as well as work online in Asymptote\, Suburbano\, and other journals. His latest novel\, Awake & Asleep\, garnered him a generous artist grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance\, to complete and showcase the manuscript over the summer (2023). Learn more at www.ivanbrave.com/. \n \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/awake-asleep/ LOCATION:Inprint House\, 1520 W Main St\, Houston\, TX\, 77006\, United States ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/ivanbrave_square1.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230707T200000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230707T200000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20230530T211319Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230530T211800Z UID:48034-1688760000-1688760000@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:First Fridays Presents Rebecca Danelly DESCRIPTION:Free and open to the public \nInprint is proud to serve as the host for the First Fridays Reading Series. The First Fridays Reading Series is the oldest poetry series in Houston and was organized by Robert Clark from 1975-2019. Today\, First Fridays are curated and hosted by local community members. \nReadings are held on the first Friday of each month. The program will include a featured reader\, followed by an open mic. \nFor more information about the First Fridays Reading Series\, click here. To join the First Fridays Facebook group\, click here. \nREBECCA DANELLY completed her MFA in Creative Writing at Texas State University. She’s currently co-editor of poetry at “table//Feast Mag” and has published poems in numerous journals and anthologies\, including Glass Mountain\, The Ocotillo Review\, and the Porter House Review. After serving eight years in the United States Air Force\, Rebecca graduated with a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Houston in 1999. That year she won the Howard Moss Undergraduate Poetry Award. Since then she has taught\, raised children\, trained dogs\, organized poetry and creative writing workshops\, and worked on her craft. In 2016\, she was chosen as a juried poet for the Houston Poetry Festival and was published in the Festival Anthology. \n“That Boat Don’t Float”\nby Rebecca Danelly \nCertainly not the rowboat in the lake \nat Camp Bluebonnet. It was well past floating\, \nhalf-sunk in the russet mud of what was not \nmuch more than a cattle tank. Home to water \nmoccasins and box turtles\, the bygone vessel \nof Mad Pierre whose bygone stalking of \ncampers thrilled us around the bonfire when \nFather Rich and counsellor Clyde mimed \nwith a pine branch wielded as a bloody axe \nthe horror the lumberjack wreaked from his cabin. \nThe story was Mad Pierre wrecked his boat fleeing \nthe sheriff. Its carcass was proof enough to believe \nwhat was blatantly untrue. \n  \nThat boat don’t float\, I think\, watching \nthe news. The governor asks us to believe \nwhat is blatantly untrue. Some people say \nyou shouldn’t make the deaths of children \npolitical. But\, I’m going to. The Texas \ngovernor asks us to be calm\, to see reason\, \nto pray while passing laws that make the purchase \nof assault rifles easy. Arguments \nare made and forgotten; money and power \nwon’t listen. Listen\, Mad Pierre’s boat \nis still sunk in the mud. A snake skims its \njointless way into the murky lake\, its pearly \nmouth just above the swimmer’s wake. \n  \n“I’m not one to praise life’s little joys”\nby Rebecca Danelly \nI’m not one to praise life’s little joys\, \nthose be here now moments that self-help books \nI despise go on about\, but today I walked \nout on the balcony and the barn swallow \non the railing perched there unfluttered \nand turned its head just so slightly as if \nit deigned to acknowledge my presence\, but \ncouldn’t be less bothered\, then turned back \nto keep watch on its demesne. I always think \nof joy as grand\, like the rain of confetti at a \nticker tape parade at the end of a war\, not \nthe barn swallow’s nest on the fire sprinkler \nwhere she sits proudly on her eggs. Today\, \njoy is birdshit bright white on a dull wall. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/first-fridays-presents-rebecca-danelly/ LOCATION:Inprint House\, 1520 W Main St\, Houston\, TX\, 77006\, United States CATEGORIES:First Fridays ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/335251907_119038097682872_7157827402115235957_n.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230716T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230716T170000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20221007T202450Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230508T162614Z UID:44946-1689523200-1689526800@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Book Club discusses Leila Mottley's Nightcrawling DESCRIPTION: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). \n  \n \nThe 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. \nInprint 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. \nIf you have any further questions\, please email info@inprinthouston.org. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-book-club-discusses-leila-mottleys-nightcrawling/ LOCATION:TX CATEGORIES:Inprint Book Club ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Leila.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20230813T160000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20230813T170000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20221115T195346Z LAST-MODIFIED:20221214T210803Z UID:45890-1691942400-1691946000@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Book Club discusses Abraham Verghese's The Covenant of Water DESCRIPTION: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). \n  \n \nThe 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. \nInprint 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. \nIf you have any further questions\, please email info@inprinthouston.org. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-book-club-discusses-abraham-vergheses-the-covenant-of-water/ LOCATION:TX CATEGORIES:Inprint Book Club ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/3737.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20231001T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20231001T160000 DTSTAMP:20230531T023536 CREATED:20230515T182355Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230515T184428Z UID:47809-1696172400-1696176000@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents Jon Klassen DESCRIPTION:\nFree and open to the public\nFree copies of The Skull for the first 100 families\nPresentation and Q&A by John Klassen\nMeet the author\, book sale\, and signing\nFree bus scholarships available for student groups at info@inprinthouston.org\n\nDiscounted books available through Brazos Bookstore\n\n\n \nThe 2023/2024 Inprint Cool Brains! Series proudly presents Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Klassen\, sharing his new middle-grade novel The Skull. \nJON KLASSEN is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Want My Hat Back\, which won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor\, and its companions: This Is Not My Hat\, which won a Caldecott Medal and a Kate Greenaway Medal\, and We Found a Hat\, named a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year. He is also the author-illustrator of The Rock from the Sky and the illustrator of The Wolf\, the Duck\, and the Mouse; Extra Yarn; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole; Triangle; Square; and Circle\, all by Mac Barnett; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; the Skunk and Badger series by Amy Timberlake; and the middle-grade Pax series by Sara Pennypacker. Originally from Niagara Falls\, Ontario\, Jon now lives in Los Angeles.  \nHe joins us to share his new middle-grade novel The Skull\, a humorous and thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. In a big abandoned house\, on a barren hill\, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and run away\, and when she finds herself lost in the dark forest\, the lonely house beckons. Her host\, the skull\, is afraid of something too\, something that comes every night. Can brave Otilla save them both? According to Kirkus Reviews\, “Caldecott medalist Klassen’s signature style is brought to bear on a Tyrolean tale imbued with equal parts comfort and creepiness. . . . One can only hope that children will tell and retell this reinterpretation many times to themselves throughout the years.” The New York Journal of Books adds\, “This is a book sure to be read over and over and over again. Even the most reluctant reader will be eager to keep these pages turning.” \n***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.*** \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-cool-brains-series-presents-jon-klassen/ LOCATION:Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School\, 10410 Manhattan Drive\, Houston\, TX\, 77096\, United States CATEGORIES:2023/2024 Inprint Cool Brains! 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