First Fridays


Readings begin at 8:30 pm

Inprint House
1520 West Main
(two blocks south of The Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell)

Admission is free

poetry fest logoInprint is proud to serve as a host for the First Friday Poetry Reading Series. The First Friday Series is the oldest poetry series in Houston and has been held monthly on the first Friday of each month since 1975. The series is coordinated by Robert Clark, who may be e-mailed at or The featured poet is always followed by an open mike. Readings begin at 8:30 pm. Readings are free and open to the public.

Please note that Inprint only serves as host to the Series, it does not
coordinate the Series.

Upcoming readings:

March 1, 2019–Elina Petrova
April 5, 2019–Robin Reagler
May 3, 2019–Jane Chance
June 7, 2019–Toni Holland
July 12, 2019–40th Anniversary with Cindy Huyser
August 2, 2019–Billie Duncan
September 6, 2019–Melissa Studdard
November 1, 2019–Anis Shivani
December 6, 2019–Carrie Kornacki
January 2, 2020–Sean Johnson
February 7, 2020–John Milkereit
March 6, 2020–Sara Henning

Community literary links

JLF Houston 2019

Produced by Teamwork Arts in partnership with Inprint, Asia Society Texas Center, and the Consulate General of India, JLF Houston is a two-day festival with internationally acclaimed authors and thinkers engaging in a range of provocative panels and debates alongside some of Houston’s leading local writers, running Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, 2019.

Visiting authors include Chitra Divakaruni, Mira Jacob, Mat Johnson, Manisha Koirala, Mike Magee, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Bapsi Sidhwa, and others.  For more information on the visiting authors, click here. Tickets and other details coming soon!


International Literature Festival 2018

Casa Cultural de Las Americas and the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences present the International Literature Festival 2018 on November 6th  and November  7th in Houston and then November 8 in San Antonio . Enjoy two days of readings, panels, and talks by writers from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.  Register here.

Download the program and schedule here.