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Writers Workshops

Inprint Writing Workshop – Open Session at Harris Health

Tuesday March 23 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Instructor: Niki Herd & Cait Weiss Orcutt

Race, Resistance, Resilience


REGISTRATION: This online workshop is free and only open to Harris Health employees, BCM, and UT medical staff, but registration is required. This workshop will take place via Zoom. The Zoom login details for the meeting will be emailed 48 hours in advance to those that register.

This winter, Inprint hosted two free writing workshops at Harris Health on Race, Resistance, and Resilience for Harris Health employees, BCM, and UT medical staff, team taught by Niki Herd and Cait Weiss Orcutt.

Now, Inprint offers a one-time two-hour writing workshop, taking participants through some of the writing activities utilized through those sessions, providing participants a safe space for reflective writing about the extraordinary times we are living in.

Harris Health employees will receive 50 Premium Points on www.mycigna.com for participating.

About the instructors

NIKI HERD is the author of The Language of Shedding Skin and co-editor with Meg Day of Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master, which features the poetry of and critical essays about disability activist Laura Hershey. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Herd’s poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets (Poem-a-Day), Lit HubThe Rumpus, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, among other journals and anthologies. Her work has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Newberry Library, and Cave Canem. She lives in Houston where she is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and a PhD candidate of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

CAIT WEISS ORCUTT’s essays and poems have appeared in Boston ReviewBust Magazine, Chautauqua, FIELDThe Pinch, The Academy of American Poets online, and more. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net, and her manuscript VALLEYSPEAK (Zone 3, 2017) won Zone 3 Press’ First Book Award, judged by Douglas Kearney. Cait has an MFA from The Ohio State University and is currently a PhD candidate in Poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program, where she received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship.