"Being around a good teacher inspires me to inspire my students." Inprint Fall 2020 Teachers-as-Writers Workshop Participant
"I feel much more validated in my writing...being a learner once again has made me much more empathetic with my students and with the learning process." Inprint Spring 2021 Teachers-as-Writers Workshop Participant
"I know that my work has improved. I have already adapted many of the exercises to my own classes." Inprint Winter 2021 Teachers-as-Writers Workshop Participant

Started in 1996, Inprint Teachers-as-Writers Workshops provide tuition-free creative writing workshops for Houston-area K–12 educators. These workshops provide teachers with an encouraging and engaging environment to focus on improving their own creative writing skills.

Courses are led by accomplished local authors, including students, alumni, and faculty from the prestigious University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Workshops are open to educators of all backgrounds, including those who are exploring creative writing for the first time, as well as aspiring writers who want to prepare work for publication.

Workshops are conducted in various genres, including fiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, and more. Most workshop sessions meet once a week, online via Zoom or in-person at Inprint House, and run for 6-10 weeks.

Workshops are modeled on graduate-level creative writing courses, and may include short in-class writing assignments to jumpstart the writing process, as well as work outside of class that will entail reading the work of select published writers, critiquing the work of other workshop participants, and writing a piece to be workshopped by the class. Each participant will receive written comments from the instructor.

Courses are limited in size to maintain an intimate workshop environment. To review Inprint’s workshop registration policies, click here.

Inprint is deeply grateful to The Samuels Foundation for providing underwriting support for this program.

Common Ground Teachers Institute

Inprint is proud to partner with the Common Ground Teachers Institute which has inspired teachers in the Greater Houston metropolitan area since 1989 through collaborative summer seminars designed and facilitated by university professors. Gathering in the Honors College at the University of Houston, educators energize each other in spirited, thoughtful incisive discussions about literature, the classroom and the world.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming Workshops

If the workshop is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, click here. 

Course #2024 - 106
Mondays Starting April 15 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks Online
Cost: $45 registration fee; HISD educators & staff will receive free registration Instructor: Leisa Loan
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