The exhilarating energy of the Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Houston this year to celebrate the unique culture, diversity, and energy of the Bayou City. Join Teamwork Arts, the producer of JLF Houston, for a weekend of live in-person programs that showcase South Asia’s rich literary and oral heritage, while also featuring authors from around the world as well as local literary figures. The 5th edition JLF Houston is scheduled to take place on September 9-10 and is presented in association with the Consulate General of India, Asia Society Texas, and Inprint.
Speakers include: Anita Jaisinghani, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Daisy Rockwell, Gayatri Sinha, Guru Prakash Paswan, Jenny Bhatt, Manil Suri, Maya Kanwal, Michael Pelletier, Naheed Phiroze Patel, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Roberto Tejada, Sonal Kohli, Sunanda Vashisht
BIPOC Book Fest
Inprint is proud to be a partner of the inaugural BIPOC Book Fest. A two-day event taking place in person in Houston, Texas on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, 2022, the festival centers on writers of color and showcases literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other marginalized communities. Inprint will be leading an opening session Inprint Writing Workout led by Houston poet and educator Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal and the Bilingual Inprint Poetry Buskers will be on hand to write free poems for festival attendees upon requested themes via typewriters. Curated by notable writers and readers of color, the festival combines the nostalgia of book fairs we knew and loved as students with unique programming, artist talks, readings vendors, book-related memorabilia, must reads from all genres, and more!
FIRST FRIDAY READING SERIES
Readings begin at 8:30 pm CT
1520 West Main
Free and open to the public
Inprint 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 email@example.com or HPFest@aol.com. The featured poet is always followed by an open mic. Readings begin at 8:30 pm CT and 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. Updates regarding future readings will be posted here.
Community literary links
Here is a list of other organizations around town adding to Houston’s exciting literary community, many of whom Inprint has collaborated with: