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

Newsfix

Video: a Houston Teacher’s Novel Approach to “Slut Shaming”

Houston teacher Jennifer Mathieu writes her first novel, addressing the issue of "slut shaming" in schools.

06/19/2014

Interviews

Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance

We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Literature

Brazos Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Karl Kilian, the founder of Houston's premier independent bookstore, reflects back on four decades at the center of the city's literary scene.

04/04/2014 By Holly Beretto

History

Oscar Wilde in Houston

In June 1882 the "Apostle of the Beautiful" embarked on a lecture tour through Texas, including stops in Houston and Galveston. Here's what happened.

03/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

INVECTIVE

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax