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2022 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball

Saturday May 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Thanks to the 2022 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball, Houston will continue to be a thriving city nurtured by the power of creative writing and reading.

For close to four decades, Inprint has been bringing together Houstonians from all walks of life through the power of stories. In celebration of Houston’s literary spirit, we invite you to join us for the 2022 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball, a one-of-a-kind black-tie fundraising gala chaired by Cullen Geiselman. The featured speaker for the evening is former Houstonian and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kwan, who will be in conversation with award-winning ABC-13 News journalist Melanie Lawson.  The evening also honors Inprint Executive Director Rich Levy’s 25 years of service to the organization.

The festivities take place at The Briar Club on Saturday, May 21, starting at 6:30 pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Short salon-style readings follow by three gifted young writers, all Inprint fellowship and prize recipients and published authors—Niki Herd, Justin Jannise, and Isle McElroy. A gourmet meal, designed by celebrated chef Robert Del Grande of The Annie Café and Bar, adds to the evening, along with literary table decorations created by table hosts and volunteers and the music of Latin Carnaval. The evening culminates over coffee and dessert with a keynote presentation by Kevin Kwan, during which he will converse with Melanie Lawson.

As a thank-you gift, guests will receive a handmade artist-designed chapbook based on Kwan’s Sex and Vanity, in a signed and numbered limited edition. The evening closes with a nightcap, for those who want to keep the party going.

To make a donation to the Ball, click here.
To learn more about the featured speaker Kevin Kwan, click here.
To learn more about the salon readers, click here.
To learn more about Inprint Executive Director Rich Levy, click here.
For a schedule of the evening’s festivities, click here.

For the health and safety of all gala attendees, and to have the best possible party, we have rescheduled the 2022 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball  from Saturday, February 5 to Saturday, May 21.