Time to Burn

The Houstonian's Guide to Staying In

What to read, watch, ponder, and drink right now.

05/01/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

Reading Rainbow

Houston Literati Shines at 34th Annual Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

The gala welcomed award-winning poet and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Terrance Hayes as this year's featured speaker.

02/21/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Presidential Picks

Obama Had Love for Houston in 2019

Here are all the Houstonians who made 44's famous year-end lists of favorites.

12/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Write It Out

How I Found My Pen Pal at Brazos Bookstore

One writer finds post-Harvey solace in physical media and human connections at a club that grew from two friends who loved to write letters.

01/05/2018 By Rachael Holliday

Year in Reading

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

12/27/2017 By Ryan Pait

Literary Lovelies

2017 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball

Reading, writing and glamour were the orders of the day at the benefit for the group that supports literary endeavors.

02/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Reading

Southern Women’s Complex Lives Are at the Center of Always Happy Hour

Mary Miller reads from her new short story collection at Brazos Bookstore this month.

12/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Banned Books Week

5 Books Currently Banned or Restricted in Texas Schools

De-shelved books from school libraries continue to speak volumes about censorship.

09/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Performing Arts

Using Piano to Bring A Literary Masterpiece to Life

Da Camera pianist Sarah Rothenberg pays tribute to Marcel Proust, bringing his text to life through music and mirth.

02/05/2016 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

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

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

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

Reading

Jamie Tworkowski Fights Depression with Words

A blogger who combats depression with his writings makes his print debut.

06/04/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Book Review

One-Minute Critic: Mat Johnson’s Loving Day

The UH creative writing professor tackles America’s deepest problems.

05/03/2015

Readings & Lectures

Kazuo Ishiguro Comes to Houston

The Japanese-born British writer will read from his first novel in a decade.

03/09/2015 By Justin Mitchell

Slideshow

2015 Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

This year’s ball featured Man Booker Prize–winning author Salman Rushdie.

02/11/2015

Slideshow

Five Houston Socialites and Their Children’s Books

A considered guide to Houston’s many well-heeled wordsmiths

11/30/2014

Children’s Lit

Slideshow: Five Houston Socialites and Their Children’s Books

A considered guide to Houston’s many well-heeled wordsmiths

11/30/2014

Interview

Talking Nightmares With Amanda Stevens

The celebrated romantic suspense author talks about creating imaginary horrors—and recovering from real life ones.

11/03/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg