About our Workshops
Now offered three to four times a year, Inprint offers non-credit Writers Workshops. These workshops are considered Houston’s “Best Place for Aspiring Writers” (Houston Press) and are led by accomplished local authors, including students, alumni, and faculty from the prestigious University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
Inprint Writers Workshops are open to individuals 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, novel, personal essay, poetry, and more. Most workshop sessions meet once a week on a weekday evening either online via Zoom or at the Inprint House, 1520 West Main. Teachers as Writers Workshops are typically held on Saturdays during the school year. Inprint conducts three to four workshop sessions per year. Workshops run from 6 – 10 weeks. The Inprint Intensive Workshops meet for a day or two over a weekend. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all workshops are currently being conducted online and most run for 6 – 8 weeks. Inprint Intensive Workshops are currently on hold until in person programming is possible again.
All 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.
Workshops are limited in size to maintain an intimate workshop environment. Scroll down to read the workshop policies and procedures and the cancellation policy for more details. Sign up for Inprint’s email list to receive regular workshop updates.
Fall 2021 Inprint Writers Workshops will be conducted online in real-time via Zoom. Those that register will be given specific instructions on how to log on to their sessions. Most workshops are 6 – 8 weeks long. Workshops are limited in size to maintain a nurturing workshop environment. Stay tuned as more workshops continue to be added to the schedule.
Policies and Procedures
Registration is only available online through Inprint’s website. Snail mail or registration by phone is not an option.
If the workshop you would like to register for is full at the time you try to register, please sign up for the waiting list through the form available at the bottom of this page. An Inprint staff member will notify you by email if a space opens up in the workshop. You will also receive priority registration the next time a similar workshop is conducted.
You must be at least 21 years of age to register for a workshop.
When online registration for each session is set to begin, visit this webpage and click through to the workshop you would like to enroll in. Registration is via Eventbrite. Remember to refresh your browser if you are on the webpage before the registration is set to begin for each session.
You will receive an email receipt from Eventbrite when your payment has been received. You will also receive a final confirmation email from an Inprint staff member once the workshop is full.
Registration is open until the workshop is filled or until class begins.
If a workshop session is cancelled due to inclement weather or due to an instructor illness, the class will extend one week.
Inprint reserves the right to limit the number of multi-week workshops for which participants may register per session.
Inprint reserves the right to prohibit enrollment in the same multi-week workshop by immediate family members and significant others.
Inprint reserves right to prohibit enrollment in a workshop based on past interaction with the participant. In such a case, the participant will be provided a full refund before the class begins and notified via email by an Inprint staff member.
Inprint Writers Workshops aim to create an inclusive environment in which participants from all walks of life feel supported and encouraged in their writing endeavors. All workshop participants will be expected to avoid offensive language when interacting with each other and the instructor, whether it be in verbal or written communication. Participants who use language that is deemed offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc., will be removed from the class at the discretion of the instructor and will not be provided a refund if the workshop has already begun.
For online workshops, if a participant does not attend two consecutive sessions without notifying the instructor, the instructor has the right to remove that person from shared e-communications with workshop participants.
For online workshops, if a participant misses a session, workshop sessions will not be recorded.
If a workshop is accidentally oversubscribed (due to a technical error), Inprint reserves the right to cancel the registration and will provide a full refund and notification to the participant within 48 hours.
All workshops are modeled on graduate-level creative writing courses, and may include short in-class writing exercises and outside reading assignments. Participants are expected to read and write comments about each other’s written pieces. In addition to time spent on one’s own writing, the workshop may take up to two hours of work per week, with the exception of Inprint Intensive Workshops. Prior creative writing experience is not needed unless otherwise specified.
If you are blind or visually impaired and need assistance registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop, Intensive Workshop, or Teachers-As-Writers Workshop, please contact the Inprint office 2 business days before registration opens by calling 713-521-2026.
Inprint workshops offer participants a nurturing environment conducive to developing writing skills. The success of the workshops is in part dependent on the mutual support of the participants.
To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, you must speak to an Inprint staff member by calling 713-521-2026 at least TEN business days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Please note that for Inprint Writers Workshops a $150 cancellation fee will be deducted from the amount you are reimbursed. NO refunds will be given after the 10-day deadline for cancellation. For those registered for a Teachers-As-Writers Workshop, the registration fee is nonrefundable. The registration fee and tuition for Inprint Intensive Workshops and online workshops are also nonrefundable.
Tips for registering
- Visit this Inprint workshop schedule page when registration opens. Scroll down on this page to the workshop schedule section and then click on the workshop for which you would like to register. You will then be able to register via Eventbrite. Remember to refresh your browser if you are on this page before registration begins.
- Please read the Inprint Writers Workshops’ registration policies in advance of registering for a workshop to inform yourself about our cancellation policy. You must be 21 years of age or older to register for an Inprint workshop.
- If the workshop you want to take is full, please be sure to sign up on the waiting list. Individuals who try to enroll in a workshop when registration first begins, find it full, and then join the waiting list will be given priority registration for the next session of Inprint Writers Workshops.