Arts & Drafts

Want to Write? These Classes and Workshops Will Help You Get Started

Find inspiration and instruction, whether in an online seminar or a hands-on workshop.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Get Lit

Houston's Surprising Connection to the Billion-Dollar Romance Novel Industry

Romance Writers of America is headquartered in Houston. Ready to have your love conquer all?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writing

How UH's Creative Writing Program Went to the Head of the Class

Here's to the risk takers.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writers Galore

Live Readings and Lectures Fill Houston's Concert Halls

Live readings from authors and aspiring poets? The city is full of them.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

Houston-Set Novels: A Sampling

Looking for some books to put on your Need-To-Read list? Here's a place to get started.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Now Reading: Houston Edition

We asked Houston-based and -born authors: What's on your nightstand?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer Photography by Audra Oden

Lit Inspiration

Happy Endings for a Starving Writer

One writer's journey through Houston's literary landscape.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pastry Perfection

Houston Chef Pens New Book For Pastry Enthusiasts

Russell van Kraayenburg guides aspiring bakers in the ways of Making Dough.

12/29/2015 By Emily Oberton

Spread It Around

Culture 'Round the Corner: Thirty Magazines Pops In

Houston is once again becoming a hospitable environment for cultured conversation and magazine lovers.

12/07/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 27-29

The Nutcracker opens at Houston Ballet, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet at Houston Symphony, Bower Yusse and Thomas J. Cryan at Blue Willow Bookshop, Reverend Horton Heat at Scout Bar and SonKiss'd Dance performs at Texas Rock Gym

11/25/2015 By Nick Esquer

Trill Reads

If You Don't Know, Now You Know

Why was Houston music writer Shea Serrano reluctant to write his latest book, The Rap Year Book?

11/06/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Lectures

Fight For Your Right

Two leading human rights activists come to Discovery Green to share their stories

10/19/2015 By Andrea Siso

Events

Comics Come Home

Local graphic novel storytellers band together at Houston Zinefest.

10/09/2015 By Sara Samora

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 9-11

Hanna Ranch screening at Discovery Green, ROCO Brass Quintet at MATCH, Author Amy Stewart at Murder By The Book, Texas Ren Fest returns to Houston, Bonnie & Clyde the musical at Hobby Center

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Science Talk

What Dreams May Come

Psychotherapist Anna Guerra helps artists tap into their unconscious at the Jung Center.

10/06/2015 By Nick Esquer

Poetry

Friends, Poets, Houstonians—Lend Me Your Ears

The Houston Poetry Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with an interactive lineup.

10/02/2015 By Akshaya Iyer

Cook the Book

Robb Walsh Hosts a Book Signing and Chili-fest This Friday

The former Houstonia food critic is celebrating the release of his 13th cookbook, this one all about chili.

09/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 4-6

Authors Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber, the Symphony plays The Beatles, The Princess and the Frog at Discovery Green, a film about legendary actor Marlon Brando and the Houston African Arts Festival

09/02/2015 By Nick Esquer