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:

December 7, 2018–CANCELLED Varsha Saraiya-Shah

January 4, 2019–Outspoken Bean
February 1, 2019–Julianne Tran
March 1, 2019–Elina Petrova
April 5, 2019–Robin Reagler
May 3, 2019–Jane Chance
June 7, 2019 Toni Holland


Community literary links

Jaipur Literature Festival at Houston 2018

Produced by Teamwork Arts in partnership with Inprint, Asia Society Texas Center, and the Consulate General of India, JLF at Houston is a 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 14 and 15. Scroll below for details on each day’s events. 

TICKETS: Use discount promo code INPRINTJLF2018 for $50 tickets for Friday and Saturday here or $10 tickets for Saturday only here. Special $5 student tickets are available for the Saturday portion of the festival as well.


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.