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, Tayyba Maya Kanwal, Michael Pelletier, Naheed Phiroze Patel, Rich Levy, Sanjoy K. Roy, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Roberto Tejada, Sonal Kohli, Sunanda Vashisht, Seema Sirohi, Steven Evans, and Zachary Zwald
JLF Houston is made possible by the generous support of Shazma and Arshad Matin, the Houston Endowment, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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!
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:
Arte Público Press
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Art
Houston Cinema Arts Society
Houston Great Books Council
Houston Writers Guild
Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say
Poison Pen Reading Series
UH Creative Writing Program
UH-Downtown, Cultural Enrichment Center
Voices Breaking Boundaries
Women in the Visual and Literary Arts
Writers In The Schools