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Houston, TX 77006 United States

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November 2018
Nov
30

Inprint Writing Cafe

9:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Work with fellow writers in a pleasant space on Friday mornings* from 9 am to 12 pm We open our doors from 9 am to 12 pm on Friday mornings and transform our room for workshops/meetings/readings into a writing cafe.  Any and all writers looking for a pleasant morning space in which to work are welcome. Enjoy the presence of other creative spirits in the lovely Menil neighborhood. We ask Inprint Writing Cafe patrons to keep talking to a minimum…

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December 2018
Dec
08

ESCRITORES EN LA CASA: Octavio Quintanilla

7:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Presentado por Inprint, Fuente Collective y Tintero Projects Les invitamos a una noche de lectura con el escritor Octavio Quintanilla como parte de la serie de lecturas en español, Escritores en la casa. La lectura es gratis y abierta al público. Los libros del autor estarán disponibles para la venta durante el evento. Octavio Quintanilla es el autor de la colección de poemas, If I Go Missing (Slough Press, 2014) y el Poeta Laureado de San Antonio, TX 2018-2020.  Su…

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January 2019
Jan
13

Inprint Book Club: Gary Shteyngart’s Lake Success

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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Jan
19

TEACHERS AS WRITERS – SHORT STORIES 2019-114

9:30 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This workshop is for K-12 educators In the words of writer and artist Renee Gladman: “Writing is a kind of architecture.” How, then, does one turn a mental blueprint into a finished piece? In this course, we will explore a variety of methods for constructing short stories from the building blocks of character, plot, point of view, voice, setting, and style. We will discuss the strategies of established authors with the intention of implementing those strategies into our own work…

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Jan
21

Fiction 2019-101

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Good stories have the power to transform the mundane into the magical, the distant into the intimate, and the incomprehensible into the reasonable. They transcend their characters, plots, and situations to connect with readers in deep and meaningful ways. Good stories stick to the bones. In this course we will examine fiction writing strategies and explore basic elements of craft including voice, tense, character, point of view, plot, and style. The course will include the reading and discussion of published…

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Jan
21

CREATIVE NONFICTION 2019-108

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Creative nonfiction can encompass a variety of personal essay and memoir styles and sub-genres. In this workshop we will experiment with and learn about a variety of creative nonfiction forms including: the braided essay, the lyric essay, personal narrative and memoir, and the hermit crab essay. We will use writing prompts and discuss craft elements from the books: Tell It Slant co-edited by Brenda Miller and Susanne Antonetta and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction edited by Dinty Moore*. Participants will…

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Jan
22

Fiction 2019-102

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In this course, we will discuss practical strategies and approaches to the basic elements of fiction (such as plot, structure, characterization, style, points of view, dialogue, and revision) using contemporary short stories and novels as models. Classes include short lectures and discussion on various craft elements, short writing exercises, and, most importantly, workshopping of story drafts. The goal of this class is creative generation on your projects. Each student will complete two full stories (10-20 pages each) and have momentum and drive to continue writing…

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Jan
23

CREATIVE NONFICTION 2019-109

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In visual art good composition entails knowing what to show, how to show it, and how to arrange the chosen elements in order to present the most compelling image. Creative Nonfiction works in much the same way, drawing upon life, focusing the attention of the reader, and intentionally arranging information in order to frame a situation or idea to make the mundane profound and the extraordinary accessible. In this course we will practice writing strategies such as description, scene-building, and…

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Jan
23

Fiction 2019-103

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

How do we write stories that not only hook a reader in the first couple of paragraphs, but captures attention on the first sentence? How do we create characters that do more than just feel real, but have real breath in their lungs? How do we move beyond a mere point of view, and inhabit the story itself? How can we take prose, and let the story come alive with its own unique voice? In this course we will be…

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Jan
23

POETRY 2019-111

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Robert Frost wrote that a poem “begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” and that this figure is the same for love. This generative workshop will assume a love of language, its rhymes and rhythms, its narratives and puns. We will cultivate an understanding of the poetic process as an erotic pursuit of knowledge, both of the self and of the other. We will share our work within a generative-workshop model that focuses on encouraging, peer-driven feedback; beginners and experienced writers alike will…

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Jan
24

Personal Essay 2019-107

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

TIME, SPACE & THE LANDSCAPER OF SELF In this creative writing workshop, writers will delve into what has made the personal essay a unique and captivating literary form for centuries, both for readers to read and writers to write. To add a new element to this personal essay course, we will specifically be looking at how landscapes — geographical, historical, political, aesthetic and bodily — impact the way we tell our stories. From Fran Leibowitz to Ta-Nehisi Coates, Philip Lopate…

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Jan
26

FICTION: PLOT VS. STORY 2019-104

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

What is the difference between plot and story? And how might characters drive both? In this workshop, we’ll talk about the importance of differentiating between what happens and how it happens in an effort to ground narrative in the stakes of characters acting and reacting to the world around them. We’ll discuss short stories by Lauren Groff, Lu Lang, Tommy Orange, and Nicole Krauss, among others. In-class exercises will focus on writing characters based on the opposite of you, recognizing the stakes in character,…

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February 2019
Feb
10

Inprint Book Club: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss Citizen by Claudia Rankine, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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Feb
17

Dialogue 2019-106

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Humans are social creatures; we gossip and gab, argue and brag, blow hot air and let cats out of bags. As such, human conversations in fiction—just like in life—are essential. Dialogue often forms the backbone of a scene. It reveals character, creates conflict, and moves a story forward. For many writers, however, crafting effective dialogue can prove challenging. How does one, for instance, write an exchange that is realistic and compelling? This class is dedicated to addressing such questions. In addition to…

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March 2019
Mar
02

PUBLISHING YOUR WORK 2019-113

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

So you’ve got a great novel or memoir. Now what? How do you know when it’s ready to be sent out to an agent? And how exactly do you send it out to an agent? What goes into picking the right agent and writing the perfect query letter? And what about sealing the deal with that agent, getting your book sent out to publishers, negotiating a book contract, promoting and publicizing your book, and more? The path to getting your book published can…

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Mar
10

Inprint Book Club: Tommy Orange’s There There

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss There There by Tommy Orange, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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Mar
16

ADVANCED NONFICTION: STALKING THE SELF 2019-110

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In her groundbreaking treatise on creative nonfiction, The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick argues that the careful creation of a narrative persona is an essential element of any personal narrative. Without it, she says, there is neither subject or story. In this advanced weekend intensive, designed for those who have taken at least one nonfiction workshop, we will discuss the steps necessary for crafting a strong narrative persona, and how one’s choice of a persona ends up affecting everything else in…

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Mar
23

FICTION: BUILDING TENSION AND CONFLICT 2019-105

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

“In daily life, a writer may practice conflict avoidance, but in fiction a writer must welcome conflict and walk straight into it.” – Charles Baxter Tension and conflict are indispensable to great stories. Whether through good old-fashioned action or unbearable inner turmoil, our characters need a solid sense of stakes in our writing. This can be notoriously difficult to do in fiction, especially as we draw from our own lives and the world around us for inspiration. In our daily lives,…

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April 2019
Apr
06

TRANSLATION AS WRITING 2019-112

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Since the beginning of literature many of the world’s best writers have been translators. More recently, leading writers of the 20th century, including Haruki Murakami, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov and Italo Calvino, spent parts of their careers engaged in the art of translation, which can enrich a writer’s own work and enhance the way we think of language as a tool for expression. In this exploration of the craft of literary translation we will explore many aspects of the art,…

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Apr
14

Inprint Book Club: Valeria Luiselli: Lost Children Archive

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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May 2019
May
12

Inprint Book Club: Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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June 2019
Jun
09

Inprint Book Club: Richard Powers The Overstory

4:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

The Inprint Book Club will discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers, who appears as part of the 2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more info about the Inprint Book Club, click here.

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