Since 1980 the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series has presented more than 400 great writers from 36 countries, including winners of winners of nine Nobel Prizes, 64 Pulitzer Prizes, 57 National Book Awards, 48 National Book Critics Circle Awards, and 15 Man Booker Prizes, as well as 19 U. S. Poet Laureates. Every reading in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series is a literary adventure led by some of the world’s best writers, who transform words and sentences into great stories and poems—a kind of miracle.  The series remains accessible to all with $5 general admission tickets and free rush tickets for students and seniors citizens. Scroll down to see highlights from past seasons.

Highlights from 2019/2020

The 2019/2020 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presented ten remarkable authors including Reginald Dwayne Betts, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Natalie Diaz, Louise Erdrich, Carolyn Forché, Elizabeth Gilbert, Carmen Maria Machado, Emily St. John Mandel, Colum McCann, and Colson Whitehead. Readings featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Natalie Diaz, and Emily St. John Mandel and Colum McCann were both live-streamed virtual events. Overall this season served 6,277, with sold out season tickets and five of five readings were packed.

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Highlights from 2018/2019

The 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featured seven evenings with 12 world-renowned authors, including Esi Edugyan, Tayari Jones, Fady Joudah, Barbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Lethem, Valeria Luiselli, Tommy Orange, Richard Powers, Claudia Rankine, Gary Shteyngart, Carmen Giménez Smith and Meg Wolitzer. For this season 6,452 were served and two of seven readings sold out.

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Highlights from 2017/2018

The 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featured seven evenings with 11 world-renowned authors, including Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan, Nathan Englander, Aminatta Forna, Rigoberto González, Nicole Krauss, Jhumpa Lahiri, Claire Messud, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kevin Prufer and Samanta Schweblin. In this season Inprint served 7,315, season tickets sold out, and four of seven readings sold out as well.

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Highlights from 2016/2017

The 2016/2017 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featured 10 celebrated authors, including Rabih Alameddine, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lauren Groff, Ada Limón, Gregory Pardlo, Ann Patchett, Annie Proulx, George Saunders, Colm Tóibín, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. During this season 8,221 were served, and season tickets sold out as did five of seven readings.

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Highlights from 2015/2016

The 2015/2016 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series was a wonderful success and featured 9 internationally celebrated authors, including Sandra Cisneros, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Franzen, Tony Hoagland, Mat Johnson, Sharon Olds, Helen Oyeyemi, Salman Rushdie, and Tracy K. Smith, in addition to a special event with Mary Karr. Many of the authors read from new books. Close to 6,500 individuals were served by the season, season tickets sold out as did five of the eight readings.

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Highlights from 2014-2015

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The 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featured 11 world-renowned authors, including Michael Cunningham, Geoff Dyer, Deborah Eisenberg, Cristina Henríquez, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marlon James, David Mitchell, Antonya Nelson, Karen Russell, Mary Szybist, and Kevin Young. At the top of their literary careers, these talented writers have won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Booker Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, British Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur “genius” fellowships, and much more. Over 4,500 people attended readings, season tickets hit another all time high, and the season received spectacular media coverage.

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Highlights from 2013/2014

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The 2013/2014 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series had a stellar season featuring 12 world-renowned authors, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, Robert Boswell, Anne Carson, Edwidge Danticat, Mohsin Hamid, Khaled Hosseini, James McBride, Colum McCann, George Saunders, Elizabeth Strout, and Daniel Woodrell. The series, which took place from August 2013 through April 2014 in downtown Houston, attracted more than 6,500 attendees to packed theaters. Six of the eight readings were sold out events and season subscription sales were at an all time high.

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Highlights from 2012/2013

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In May 2013, Inprint celebrated 30 years of literary adventures. And every reading in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series is exactly that—an adventure led by the great writers who transform words and sentences into great stories and poems. These highlights from the 2012/13 season, feature some of the finer moments with such internationally acclaimed authors as Junot Díaz, Terrance Hayes, James Salter, and Jesmyn Ward.

Highlights from 2011/2012

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Highlights from the 2011/12 season feature some of the finer moments with such literary icons as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and former U. S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin, along with other acclaimed novelists and poets whose work is shaping the future of great literature.