JLF Houston Online

The iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually at the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, has always believed in the spirit of community and the hope, strength, and vitality literature gives. As we distance ourselves from each other physically, Teamwork Arts, the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, goes on curating international editions of JLF, which traditionally infuse the multilingual literary heritage of South Asia with the distinct flavor of the host regions, in the digital space with a diverse and engaged community of book-lovers. JLF Houston is scheduled to take place on October 16-17 and is presented in association with the Consulate General of India, Asia Society Texas Center, and Inprint.

Speakers include: Adam Tooze, Kim Ghattas, Lupe Mendez, Katherine Eban, Patrick Radden Keefe, Rabih Alameddine, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vinod Busjeet, Jenny Bhatt, Namita Gokhale, Ira Mukhoty, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Vinita Sud Belani, Kunal Basu, Firdous Azim, Sadaf Saaz, and Lisa Taddeo

Registration is free and open to the public. To join any of the sessions, register here. To see the schedule for Day 1, click here. To see the schedule for Day 2, click here.

 

First Fridays

FIRST FRIDAY READING SERIES

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 houstonfirstfri@aol.com or HPFest@aol.com. 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.

First Friday readings are currently on hold. Any update regarding future readings will be posted here. 

November 15, 2019–Anis Shivani
December 6, 2019–Carrie Kornacki
January 3, 2020–Sean Johnson
February 7, 2020–John Milkereit
March 6, 2020–Open Reading
April 3, 2020–Rebecca Oxley
May 1, 2020–Leslie Contreras Schwartz
June 5, 2020–Joseph Machado
July 10, 2020–First Friday’s 45th Anniversary with Kevin Prufer
August 7, 2020–Jasminne Mendez
September 4, 2020–Marlon “Marley” Lizama
October 9, 10, 11, 2020–Houston Poetry Fest 2020
November 6, 2020–Michael D. Snediker
December 4, 2020–TBA
January 8, 2021–Aliah Yvonne Tigh
February 5, 2021–TBA

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