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Celebrating the Stories of our Elders: A Reading

Sunday November 14, 2021 5:00 pm

This is a free online reading and will take place via Zoom. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to those that register in their Eventbrite email receipts.


Free and open to the public, registration is required. 

Join Inprint online at 5 pm CT on Sunday, November 14, as we celebrate the stories of our elders. Senior citizens enrolled in the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will give readings from their work, sharing touching pieces about their lives, families, community, and their neighborhoods. Readers include Marlene Shields, Joy Blumenreich, Debbie Antoon, Thelma Zirkelbach, Louise Villejo, Jo Ramchandani, Diane Eckels, and Susan Evans.

The Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops at the Jewish Community Center have been running since 1996. Throughout the pandemic, participants met on a weekly basis via Zoom. Excerpts of the work produced during the multi-week workshops are going to be collected in an anthology, made available to each workshop participant.

Since Fall 2019, this workshop has been led by Houston writer Joshua Gottlieb-Miller, who recently received his PhD in poetry at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. A recipient of the Inprint Barthelme Prize in Poetry as well as the Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize, his own writing can be found in New Delta Review, Pacifica Lit Review, Talking Writing, Brooklyn Rail, Berru Poetry Series, Miracle Monocle, and elsewhere.

This workshop is part of the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshops program, which has provided a professional writer to work with groups of senior citizens at different community centers throughout the city for more than 20 years. Similar Inprint workshops are currently running at the Finnigan Park Community Center.

Special thanks to The Samuels Foundation for underwriting this program. Inprint also receives generous support from The Jerry C. Dearing Family Foundation, Houston Endowment, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.