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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

August 2016

Aug
12

Inprint Memoir Workshop Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

FREE For the past two months participants in the Summer 2016 Inprint Memoir Writers Workshop led by Erika Jo Brown–aspiring writers of varied backgrounds from throughout the greater Houston area– have examined the craft of this rigorous and exploratory form. They’ve considered narrative arc, emotional “stakes,” concretizing details, dialogue, point of view, characterization, structure and form, research, beginnings and endings, and other creative strategies. And now, they will present the fruits of their labors with original and diverse compositions. Special…

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September 2016

Sep
15

Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Jennifer Grotz Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free Jennifer Grotz, a recipient of an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship, received her PhD from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She is the author of the award-winning poetry collections The Needle and Cusp. Her poetry has appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. She teaches at the University of Rochester. Her new collection, Window Left Open, was published by Graywolf Press earlier this year. Pre-order your copy of Window Left Open for pickup at Brazos Bookstore.  In these…

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November 2016

Nov
09

Reading of Donald Barthelme’s Snow White

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Inprint is honored to join with Catastrophic Theatre and Brazos Bookstore in a reading of Donald Barthelme’s Snow White, in celebration of more than 25 years of the Inprint Barthelme Prizes Free and open to the public. Reception begins at 6:30 pm, reading starts at 7 pm.  Donald Barthelme’s influence was vitally important to the creation of the Houston literary community. An influential faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program in its early years, he attracted many…

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March 2017

Mar
08

Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Glenn Blake Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free Pre-order your copy of The Old And The Lost: Collected Stories for pickup at Brazos Bookstore Glenn Blake, a former Inprint fellowship recipient and a graduate of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, is senior editor at Boulevard magazine and is the author of Drowned Moon and Return Fire. His short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Southwest Review, The Hopkins Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston, and…

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April 2017

Apr
09

Inprint 2017 Prize Winners Reading

6:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Enjoy an evening of readings by the city’s top emerging writers This spring, Inprint awarded 11 prizes ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to students studying creative writing in Houston. Winners of these prizes will give short readings from their work, followed by a reception. Houstonians are invited to Brazos Bookstore for the reading and to meet these diverse young writers. Daniel Chu, Inprint Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the University…

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Apr
29

Inprint Poetry Workshop Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

For the past few months participants in Erika Jo Brown’s Spring 2017 Inprint Writers Workshop in Poetry–aspiring writers of varied backgrounds from throughout the greater Houston area–-have been exploring this form through in-class writing exercises, outside readings, and revising. Participants will give readings from the poems written in the workshops followed by an audience Q&A. Special thanks to Brazos Bookstore for hosting this reading. This reading is preceded by other activities celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. Click here and here for more…

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January 2018

Jan
16

CANCELLED: Denis Johnson Memorial Reading

6:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Due to inclement weather predictions this event has been cancelled. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Free and open to the public In memory of National Book Award winning author Denis Johnson (1949-2017) and the release of his The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, join Inprint, Brazos Bookstore, and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program us for a marathon reading of his book of short stories, Jesus’ Son. Stories will be read aloud by local writers.

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April 2018

Apr
07

2018 Inprint Prize Winners Reading

5:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Enjoy an evening of readings by the city’s top emerging writers This spring, Inprint awarded 10 prizes ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to students studying creative writing in Houston. Winners of these prizes will give short readings from their work, followed by a reception. Houstonians are invited to Brazos Bookstore for the reading and to meet these exciting young writers. The 2018 Inprint Prize Winners include: Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction – Michele Nereim Inprint Marion Barthelme…

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Apr
28

Inprint Poetry Buskers @ Independent Bookstore Day

1:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Independent Bookstores are more than just shops, they are places for community, thought, and conversation. For more than four decades, Brazos Bookstore has been one of Houston’s leading indie booksellers. The Inprint Poetry Buskers, a group of talented local writers, will help celebrate Independent Bookstore Day by writing free personalized poems upon request using typewriters for Brazos Bookstore patrons. Tapping into the muse of immediate inspiration, and sponsored in part by BB&T, the Inprint Poetry Buskers will bring the joy…

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May 2018

May
17

Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Aja Gabel Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free and open to the public Reading followed by audience questions and a book sale and signing. For more information and to order a copy of The Ensemble for pick up at the event, click here. Aja Gabel is a former recipient of the Inprint Alexander Prize in Fiction, an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction, and an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/Fondren Foundation Fellowship. Her stories can be found in New England Review, New Ohio Review, Glimmer Train, BOMB, and elsewhere.…

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July 2018

Jul
13

Brazos Bookstore/ Inprint Thea Lim Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free and open to the public Reading followed by a conversation with Houston writer and former Inprint Fellow Jessica Wilbanks. For more information and to order a copy of An Ocean of Minutes click here. Thea Lim is a former Inprint MD Anderson Foundation Fellow and the recipient of an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction. Her writing has been published by the Southampton Review, GRIST, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Bitch Magazine, Utne Reader and others, and she has received multiple awards…

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September 2018

Sep
04

Brazos Bookstore/ Inprint Luisa Muradyan Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free and open to the public Luisa Muradyan, recipient of the Inprint Jones Fellowship, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry, and the Inprint Marion Barthelme Gulf Coast Editor’s Prize, will read from her new book American Radiance, along with Inprint Prize winner Georgia Pearle. For more information and to order a copy of American Radiance click here. Luisa Muradyan is originally from the Ukraine and is a current PhD candidate at the University of Houston where she holds a CLASS…

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Sep
28

Brazos Bookstore/ Inprint Henk Rossouw Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Free and open to the public Henk Rossouw, a former Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow, will read from his new poetry book Xamissa, followed by an audience Q&A and signing. For more information or to order a copy of the book click here. Henk Rossouw currently teaches at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Boston Review, and other publications. Xamissa is a book-length poem that sounds out the city of…

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November 2018

Nov
17

Brazos Bookstore/ Inprint Jessica Wilbanks Reading

7:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Join Brazos Bookstore for a reading by Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow Jessica Wilbanks. She will be reading from her new memoir When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its Loss, published by Beacon Press in 2018, an excerpt of which appeared in The Guardian. Growing up in poverty in the rural backwoods of southern Maryland, the Pentecostal church was at the core of Jessica Wilbanks’ family life. At sixteen, driven by a desire to discover the world, Jessica walked…

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March 2019

Mar
23

2019 Inprint Prize Winners Reading

6:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Enjoy an evening of readings by the city’s top emerging writers This spring, Inprint awarded 10 prizes ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to students studying creative writing in Houston. Winners of these prizes will give short readings from their work, followed by a reception. Houstonians are invited to Brazos Bookstore for the reading and to meet these exciting young writers. The 2019 Inprint Prize Winners include: Inprint Alexander Prize in Fiction – Rachel Ballenger Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing – Alex McElroy Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry…

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April 2019

Apr
27

Inprint Poetry Buskers @ Independent Bookstore Day

12:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Poetry Buskers will be at Brazos Bookstore for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27 from 12pm – 2pm. We can’t wait to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you again, Houston! Independent bookstores aren’t just shops; they’re places for community, thought, and conversation. What better way to say thank-you than a party? From 12pm-2pm, the talented Inprint Poetry Buskers will write free poems. Stop by and we’ll write a special poem for you! To learn more about Brazos…

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April 2020

Apr
04

Cancelled: 2020 Inprint Prize Winners Reading

5:00 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This reading has been cancelled. Inprint will aim to reschedule at a later date. This spring, Inprint awarded 10 prizes ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to students studying creative writing in Houston. Winners of these prizes will give short readings from their work, followed by a reception. Houstonians are invited to Brazos Bookstore for the reading and to meet these exciting young writers.        The 2020 Inprint Prize Winners include:         Inprint Alexander Prize in…

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