Inprint Katherine Paterson Reading

Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People

KATHERINE PATERSON, two-time winner of the Newbery
Medal and the National Book Award, has captivated young readers for over four
decades and is the author of more than 30 books. Her bestselling middle grade
novels, among others, include Bridge
to Terabithia
 and The Great
Gilly Hopkins
. She comes to Houston to share her latest middle grade
novel My Brigadista Year, which
Booklist describes as “a fascinating...portrayal of a turbulent time in history,” and
Kirkus Reviews says, “the themes of literacy, freedom, and community stay
strong. Educational and inspiring.”
On September 26, 1960, Fidel Castro
declared to the United Nations that Cuba would eradicate illiteracy within one
year. More than 100,000 students from the cities volunteered as brigadistas in
the campaign; most of them were 12 to 19 years old and over half were
women. Publishers Weekly writes,
“Paterson’s story is without political agenda, focusing instead on an
improbable (and successful) literacy campaign and how it dramatically expands
the world of one sheltered but determined girl.” Ms. Paterson’s other awards include
the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s
Literature, she is well known for her work in promoting literacy in the United
States and internationally, and in 2000 the Library of Congress named her a
Living Legend.

Ms. Paterson will make a lively presentation about her book,
followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book sale and signing. 

Nov 12, 2017
3:00 pm
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Zine Fest Houston 2017


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.


2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at or send an email to

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Inprint Nathan Englander & Nicole Krauss Reading

2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

The 2017/2018 Inprint
Margarett Root Brown Reading Series kicks off with award-winning fiction
writers Nathan Englander & Nicole Krauss.

Nathan Englander’s collection What We Talk about When We Talk
about Anne Frank
 was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize,
won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Best Book
of 2012. Michael Chabon hailed the collection as “certifiable
masterpieces of contemporary short-story art.” Englander’s other works include
the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable
, the novel The Ministry of Special
and the play  The Twenty-Seventh Man.
He will read from his new novel, coming out in September, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, a political
thriller set in the conflicted Israeli-Palestinian


Nicole Krausswhose work
has been translated into more than 35 languages, is, according to The New York Times, “one of America’s most
important novelists.” Her novel Great House was
a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love won the William Saroyan Prize
and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Ėtranger. About her new novel Forest Dark, coming out in September, Publishers Weekly writes, “Krauss’s elegant,
provocative, and mesmerizing novel is her best yet…. Vivid, intelligent, and
often humorous, this novel is a fascinating tour de force.”

Reading followed by
on-stage interview, book sale, and signing.

Sep 18, 2017
General admission tickets $5 available at
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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Women's Voices Matter

What do women’s voices bring to the fabric of our society? Are their voices different from men's? If there is a difference, is it a difference that is now more relevant than ever?
This six-week workshop provides a safe space for women of all ages to tell their stories and examine their journeys as individuals, as women, and as members of a larger world. By reading other women, we will explore themes that lead us to examine the bones of our lives. Such examination can help us to become more aware of the path our one “wild and precious life” is taking, and to celebrate that path through our own writing. Our texts will be Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, which explores the importance of women’s voices, and Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home, which celebrates the power of women’s friendships.
There will be an additional voluntary reading of participants’ work in the Hines Center’s labyrinth after the session ends, open to friends.
TIME: Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m., September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd, 10th, and 17th; Optional Reading: Thursday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30
PRICE: $130 for Writespace members, $160 for non-members; After September 7th, $160 for Writespace members, $190 for non-members
The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer
LEVEL: All levels
CAP: 12

Due Date: Oct 17, 2017
Contact Name: Elizabeth White-Olsen
Phone: 7135165679
Fee: $130 for Writespace members, $160 for non-members; After September 7th, $160 for Writespace members, $190 for non-members is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: Fall/Winter 2017 – Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 – Cusco, Peru

Arquetopia Foundation – Mexico and Peru

Arquetopia Foundation – Mexico

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:

Fall and Winter Sessions 2017 Puebla
& Oaxaca, Mexico

Spring Sessions 2018 Cusco,


Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday,
August 13, 2017.

Spaces are limited. Our selection
committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after
the deadline has passed.



E-mail Chris at for more information.


Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Mexico,
Arquetopia is an internationally
established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social
scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are
the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of
contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent
cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists in Mexico and Peru. Our resident artists
have come from 60 countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple
times. Our residency programs offer
competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national
and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers,
journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.


We are currently
welcoming applications for the following residency programs in Puebla and
Oaxaca, Mexico and in Cusco, Peru:




Click on the link below for
program info.


1. Performativity of
Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico, Special 2-in-1
International Program (October 9 to November 6, 2017) Puebla, Mexico

2-in-1 International Program Includes Day of the Dead Arts Techniques
Instruction and Self-Directed Art Production. Why is the idea of Death
representing Mexico globally? This 4-week critical program addresses the
subject of Death as a national totem, by questioning its construction as a
macabre source of identity, exploring its relevance in the invention of Mexican
modern art and its secularization in popular culture. It explores the
performativity of rituals in Mexico and focusing on the mortuary celebrations
known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).




Click on each link below for
program info.


2. Art, Design, or Photography
Production Residency
Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks
in the spectacular countryside of Cusco. Various techniques and resources


3. Mexican Ceramics
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

Self-directed sessions of 6 to 12 weeks
in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.


4. Printmaking Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla
, Mexico

sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.


5. Art History or
Cultural Research Residency Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from
pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted) sessions of 3 to 8
weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.


6. Writers
Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca,
Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the beautiful countryside
of Oaxaca or Cusco.




Click on each link below for program info.


7. Mexican
Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry Fall/Winter
2017 Oaxaca, Mexico

With master instruction, learn to create
traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving, embroidery, or tapestry) in
the countryside of Oaxaca, with time for independent production.


8. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving Spring
2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn to create
traditional Peruvian Textiles (back-strap weaving) in the countryside of Cusco,
with time for independent production.


9. Natural
Pigments Instructional Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn to create
and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca or
Cusco, with time for independent production


10. Gold Leafing and
Estofado Instructional Residency
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico;
Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn Gold
Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic
district of Puebla or the beautiful countryside of Cusco,
with time for
independent production.


11. Novohispanic
Arts Instructional Residency: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic
Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico

With master instruction, learn one of
four Novohispanic art techniques: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic
Arts, in the majestic central historic district of Puebla,
with time for
independent production.


12. Peruvian Arts
Instructional Residency: Painting or Sculpture Spring 2018
Cusco, Peru

With master instruction, learn one of
two Peruvian art techniques: Painting or Sculpture, in the beautiful
countryside of Cusco,
with time for independent production.


the Arquetopia website at

E-mail Chris at for complete inclusions, fee, and terms.

Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence
Online Application Form, following the
instructions on the web page.

selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.


is distinguished worldwide for its
array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental
schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, our residency
spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and
researchers and are built on structured, informative programs; a network of
collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios;
and individualized
project support


Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international
community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all
aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia
actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and
activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national
origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

File attachments:
Due Date: Aug 13, 2017
Contact Name: Chris Davis
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UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

Fiction Contest Now Open

The University of New Orleans Press is
looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story
collections, for the third annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author
will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to
publish with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There
is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open
from April 5-August 15. More information, including the Submittable link, can
be found at:

Due Date: Aug 15, 2017
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Fiction: How a Story Thinks

Point of View Fiction Writing Workshop with Randi Faust

Point of View: How a Story Thinks
Course #2017-203


Starting June 5

10:00 am–1:00 pm

running 8 weeks
skipping July 17

Whether you are just beginning to think about a story you want to
write or are in the middle of a project, experimenting with point of
view can be productive, help jump-start your writing, and help you to
better understand the central truths in a narrative.

Even when a piece of fiction employs an omniscient narrator, someone is
still telling that story, making choices, directing the reader’s
attention. How do you choose point of view? For some writers,
determining the most fitting point of view for a story might be an
instinctive decision. Others allow the narrative strategy of each piece
to help them choose. In this course, we will define and explore some of
the many ways one can deploy point of view. In-class writing prompts and
exercises and lively discussion of selected readings will help us in
the process.

Your writing will be the primary focus of our weekly workshops, which
will offer a comfortable and creative setting for writers of all levels
of experience to share their work. The class will focus on providing
participants with constructive feedback on the story as a whole, as well
as on the uses and effects of different narrative strategies and points
of view. Our ultimate goal is to enhance you toolkit as a fiction


RANDI FAUST holds an MFA from the UH
Creative Writing Program, where she was awarded an Inprint C. Glenn
Cambor Fellowship. Her short stories have been published in American Letters & Commentary, Hampton Shorts, and The Iowa Review. Her story Displacement was chosen as the winner of the 2007 Iowa Review Fiction Contest. Randi is the former President of Advisory Board for Glass Mountain Magazine, the undergraduate literary journal at the University of Houston.

Due Date: Jun 1, 2017
Contact Name: Krupa Parikh
Phone: 713-521-2026
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Inprint Colm Tóibín Reading

2016/2017 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

2016/2017 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series concludes with internationally
celebrated Irish writer Colm Tóibín. Three times shortlisted
for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín 
has received critical acclaim for his short stories,
nonfiction works, plays, poetry, and novels, including Brooklyn, Nora Webster, and his latest, House of Names. Booklist, in a
starred review, describes House of Names—which
is a retelling of the legend of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon—as "brilliant...gripping...The selfish
side of human nature is...made tangible and graphic in Tóibín's lush
prose." His work has been translated into more than 30 languages. 


reading will be followed by an on-stage interview conducted by novelist and
University of Houston Honors College faculty member Robert Cremins, and a book
sale and signing.
and Houston Public Media will also live stream the reading on and

May 8, 2017
Tickets $5 general admission, available online at
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Boldface Conference

A conference for emerging writers.

Boldface was founded in 2009 by the editors of Glass Mountain, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Houston. Our goal is to give emerging writers an experience that is usually available only to professional writers: several days of intense focus on the craft of writing through workshops, readings, and craft talks.

Boldface will be held from May 22nd - May 26th, 2017, at the MD Anderson Library at University of Houston.


  • Workshops
  • Readings
  • Craft talks
  • Manuscript consultations
  • Panels
  • Book fair
  • Networking
  • And more!

Each year, Boldface features three remarkable visiting writers to represent writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. This year, our visiting writers will be Bill Broun for fiction, Leah Lax for non-fiction, and Hayan Charara for poetry. These writers will have readings, talks, and attendees may also pay to have a manuscript consultation with visiting writers as well.

Attendees are also invited to enter their work in the Robertson Prize, a competition specifically for Boldface attendees. Each year participants may submit any prose and poetry workshopped during the conference to the Robertson Prize. Winners will receive cash prizes and publication in the Fall 2017 issue of Glass Mountain.

Shared on-campus housing and manuscript consultations with 2017 visiting writers are available on a limited basis for additional fees. Group registration is also available.

Apply for Boldface here!

For more information, please visit our website, or contact our
Boldface Coordinator, Erika Jo Brown, at

Boldface is hosted by Glass Mountain, the University of Houston’s undergraduate
literary magazine, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Due Date: May 22, 2017
Contact Name: Erika Jo Brown
Fee: Early-bird until April 25th: $195 (Students) / $295 (Community) ; $295 (Students) / $395 (Community) until May 14th ; $395 (Students) / $495 (Community) until May 22nd is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Writefest Keynote Reading at Brazos Bookstore

Writefest: A Literary Journal Festival for Emerging Writers

Join us for an evening with our Writefest 2017 keynote speakers, award-winning authors Ken Liu and Kelly Luce. The reading will take place on Friday, March 10th at 7 pm, at Brazos Bookstore. Both authors will read from their work, answer audience questions during a following Q&A, and stay for a book-signing (books by both authors will be available at Brazos).

About the authors: 
Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog,Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places.
Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings (2015), is the first volume in a silkpunk epic fantasy series, The Dandelion Dynasty. It won the Locus Best First Novel Award and was a Nebula finalist. He subsequently published the second volume in the series, The Wall of Storms(2016) as well as a collection of short stories, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016).
In addition to his original fiction, Ken is also the translator of numerous literary and genre works from Chinese to English. His translation of The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015, the first translated novel ever to receive that honor. He also translated the third volume in Liu Cixin’s series, Death’s End (2016) and edited the first English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction,Invisible Planets (2016).
He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
​Kelly Luce grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years.
​Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, Electric Literature, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, and other publications. She received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin in 2015 and lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
She is a contributing editor for Electric Literature and a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Her debut novel, Pull Me Under, was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

About Writefest:
Writefest is a week-long writers festival taking place March 6-12th, 2017 in Houston, TX. It is hosted by Writespace, Houston's grassroots nonprofit literary arts center. The festival kicks off with a series of Monday-Thursday workshops and culminates in a weekend filled with panels and presentations by local and national writers and literary journal editors of all genres, a Literary Journal Fair, and readings by local and nationally-recognized authors.For more information about the festival, visit or @WritefestTX. Writefest is funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Writespace is a fiscally sponsored project of Fresh Arts.

Free and open to the public.
Mar 10, 2017
7:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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