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!

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


Readings begin at 8:30 pm CT

Inprint House
1520 West Main

Free and open to the public

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 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. 

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