Wednesday, June 21 -
Wednesday, June 28
9:30 am - 2:30pm

Anderson Hall
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Free and open to K-12 educators, registration required (scroll below)

If you are a K-12 educator, we invite you to join the new Inprint Educators Institute taking place this summer!

Inprint is proud to be sponsoring the 2023 Inprint Educators Institute – an immersive experience to inspire, enlighten, and rejuvenate the educator in you – in collaboration with longtime Teachers Institute Director Dr. Bill Monroe.

For six exciting weekdays between June 21 through June 28, 2023, you will be engaged in reading, writing, leading and participating in seminar discussions, and presenting to fellow educators. In short, we will be learning together with the intention of bringing our earned insights to students and fellow educators throughout the Houston community. Educators invariably depart these summer programs feeling affirmed, excited, and ready to make their corner of the world a better place.

Three seminars will be offered during the Inprint Educators Institute, led by renowned Houston writers and scholars Drs. Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Robin Davidson, and Bill Monroe, who together have over 50 years of experience with teacher institutes. Common luncheon sessions with guest writers and educators will supplement the seminar session activities. During the registration process, you will be asked to indicate your seminar leader and topic preference.

The new Inprint Educators Institute will be held at the University of St. Thomas campus in the heart of Montrose. For more information about the program, contact Inprint at

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Generous support from Jane M. Cizik, Prometheus Foundation, and Una and Eamonn Quigley has made the Inprint Educators Institute possible and available to educators free of charge. Special thanks to the University of St. Thomas.

Seminar Options and Registration

For registration information about the Inprint Educators Institute, email, scroll below to see the seminar options. We also encourage you to check out Common Ground which takes place at The Honors College. University of Houston, July 7 – 14, 2023, click here for more information and to register. 

Option A
Outcasts, Scapegoats, and Fallen Heroes: Can They Help Us Make the World a Better Place?
Led by Dr. Bill Monroe


BILL MONROE recently retired from the University of Houston where he was professor of English and O’Connor Abendshein Professor and Dean of the Honors College. He earned a B.A. with Highest Honors, Special Honors in English, at the University of Texas and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After completing an M.A. in English, also at UT, he worked as managing editor of The Liberty Vindicator, a newspaper in East Texas, taught at the Kashmere, Sharpstown, and Waltrip campuses of Houston Community College, and returned to graduate school for a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

For over 30 years Dr. Monroe has participated as both director and seminar leader in local teachers institutes. The new Inprint Educators Institute (IEI), like the Houston Teachers Institute and the Common Ground Teachers Institute, is based on the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute model. It will bring together faculty, secondary school teachers, and other educators; IEI will focus on writing and literature as intellectual, developmental, and social resources for both teachers and students.

Dr. Monroe is the founding director of Medicine and Society, a program for those who wish to explore issues of health and health care through academic courses, research, fieldwork, internships, conferences, and keynote lectures. He is also the founding president of the University of Houston Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and serves as president of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston. He has led learning abroad travel to Israel and Palestine, Greece, Rome, Turkey, England, Scotland, Ireland, Egypt, Jordan, and Northern and Eastern Europe. In 2004 Dr. Monroe was honored with the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award and was twice nominated by the University for a state-wide Minnie Stevens Piper Professor award. He is presently working on a manuscript entitled The Vocation of Affliction: Flannery O’Connor and the Myth of Mastery.

Option B
Enabled with the Winning Vision: The Undervalued, Underserved, and Underestimated in American Literature
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Brown-Guillory


DR. ELIZABETH BROWN-GUILLORY has added knowledge to two disciplines, English and theatre, during her academic career at four universities: University of South Carolina—Upstate, Dillard University, University of Houston (UH), and Texas Southern University, where she is currently serving as Distinguished Professor of Theatre. She has over the course of her career won five teaching excellence awards, published four books, 12 plays, and a number of seminal essays in refereed journals as well as delivered over 200 lectures nationally and internationally. She is a leading scholar in black women’s theatre and has taught courses in African American literature, world dramatic literatures, playwriting, and women’s literature. Additionally, she has written, directed, and produced plays for 40 years. In the area of service, she has held national and regional offices, including serving as the president of Phi Kappa Phi (Chapter 41), president and vice president of the South Central Modern Language Association, and delegate assembly member of the Modern Language Association. Dr. Brown-Guillory seeks to transform (heal) lives with her teaching and writing.

Option C
The Mosaic of Memory and Lyric Form
Led by Dr. Robin Davidson


ROBIN DAVIDSON is the author of the poetry collections Luminous Other, recipient of Ashland Poetry Press’s 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, Kneeling in the Dojo, City that Ripens on the Tree of the World, and most recently, Mrs. Schmetterling (Arrowsmith Press, 2021), and editor of Houston’s Favorite Poems, a citywide anthology modeled on Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project. A Fulbright scholar at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland and recipient of an NEA fellowship in translation, she is co-translator with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska of two volumes of Ewa Lipska’s poems from the Polish, The New Century and Dear Ms. Schubert (Princeton University Press, 2021). She is former Houston Poet Laureate and one of three Houston artists supporting Compassionate Houston’s development of a Compassion Through the Arts program. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Dr. Davidson teaches literature and creative writing as professor emerita of English for the University of Houston Downtown.