About our Workshops

"I am now published! I wrote a piece that started as an in class exercise that has become my first publication." From an Inprint Winter/Spring 2016 Fiction Workshop participant
"Inprint rocks—thank you for such high quality workshops that vastly enrich this poet-on-the-side’s life." From an Inprint Winter/Spring 2017 Poetry Workshop participant
"This was the most insightful and inspiring instructor I have had. She engaged everyone in the class and tailored the curriculum to fit with our goals and expectations." From an Inprint Winter/Spring 2017 Personal Essay Workshop participant

Now offered 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, novel, personal essay, and poetry. Most workshop sessions meet once a week on a weekday evening at Inprint House, 1520 West Main. Teachers as Writers Workshops are typically held on Saturdays during the school year. To meet increased demand, Inprint conducts four workshop sessions per year. Fall Inprint Writers Workshops will meet for  8 and 10 weeks and Winter, Spring, and Summer  Inprint Writers Workshops will meet for 8 weeks. The Inprint Intensive Workshops meet for a day or two over a weekend.

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. To better serve the writing community, Inprint is giving priority registration to those that sign up on a waiting list for the next session right when a workshop fills up. Scroll below to read the workshop policies and procedures and the cancellation policy for more details.

Registration for the Spring 2018 Inprint Writers Workshops opens on February 22, 2018. Scroll below for more details.  Sign up for Inprint’s email list to receive regular workshop updates.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Registration for Inprint’s Spring 2018 Writers Workshops and Intensive Workshops begins here online on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 12 pm noon; registration for the Teachers As Writers Workshop  begins later that same day starting at 7 pm. When registration begins, click on the workshop you would like to take and you will be able to sign up via Eventbrite. Don’t forget to sign up for the waiting list below if the workshop you would like to take is full.

Course #2018-201
Mondays Starting March 19 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Kaj Tanaka
Course #2018-202
Thursdays Starting March 22 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Julia Brown
Course #2018-203
Saturday April 7 1:00 pm–5:00 pm and Sunday April 8, 12 pm to 3 pm
Cost: $170 Instructor: Dana Kroos
Course #2018-204
Saturday April 28 1:30 pm–5:00 pm and Sunday, April 29, 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Cost: $170 Instructor: Thomas McNeely
Course #2018-205
Tuesdays Starting March 20 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Emily Fox Gordon
Course #2018-206
Saturday April 21 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Cost: $110 Instructor: Deborah Blumberg
Course #2018-207
Wednesdays Starting March 21 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Elizabeth Lyons
Course #2018-308
Saturday March 24 9:00 am–4:00 pm with a one hour lunch break
Cost: $35 Instructor: Justin Jannise

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.

NEW! 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.

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.

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.

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 the Inprint Intensive Workshop. 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. Inprint reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any individual.


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 are also nonrefundable.

Waiting List