Serving over 8,500 people annually, Inprint is Houston´s literary connection.
Inprint fulfills its mission of championing creative writing and reading through literary and educational activities in the community and support for the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
Inprint was founded in 1983 by a group of community leaders and faculty members from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. They had a vision of Houston as a city of letters, a place where the power of the written word benefits the lives of its residents. Today Inprint is a dynamic locally prized and nationally reputed non profit literary arts organization and its programs and events enhance Houston´s rich cultural life.
The Inprint Brown Reading Series features the world´s great writers on stage, at little or no cost to the public. The writers in the 2006-2007 series—who have among them three Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and four Tony awards—include Zadie Smith, Barry Lopez, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, Richard Ford, Terrence McNally, Luis Alberto Urrea, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, and Mary Oliver. This year, Inprint is also proud to announce two other new venues for great writing—a children´s reading series, co-sponsored by The Children´s Museum of Houston, and a studio series, featuring top emerging writers, co-sponsored by DiverseWorks. Visiting writers also give free craft talks at the University of Houston and outreach readings at underserved institutions throughout the city.