Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reading Events in Houston

There are many literary events in Houston,; here are links to online information about some of them. Going to readings is a good way to meet other writers, to get a sense of the social sphere writers inhabit, and perhaps to find opportunities to read yourself (particularly at open mic events).

This is the premier literary event in town -- the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

Inprint also has readings by local writers, followed by open reading opportunities.

The University of Houston Creative Writing Program has readings, but also, the literary magazine they host, Gulf Coast, has a series at the Brazos Bookstore.

The Houston Poetry Fest is many events every fall: readings, awards, etc.

Here's a single event at UH-Downtown.

Kaboom Books is Houston's finest surviving used bookstore -- and they host a reading series specifically for "nanofiction"!

If you're interested in the Poetry Slam movement -- the main site has more information besides this Verboscity reading series.

Check here for ongoing notices, particularly events at Borders and Barnes & Noble stores in town.


  1. I really enjoyed all that extra information on Amy Tan. I didn't know she was the brain behind the children T.V. program "Sagwa". My children and I really loved that program a lot, and don't understand why it was taken off the air.
    Amy Tan seems to me a captivating lady, a free spirit with a wonderful sense of humor. It is sad to know that her grandmother committed suicide and that she lost her little 2lb dog.

  2. Didn't know we had that much information here in Houston as far as different readings in which you can go to. Even at UH-Downtown. I am currently taking a class there so Im going to definetely have to check it out! Thanks for sharing

  3. I didn't know as well about how many reading events there were! However, a while back I went to Barnes and Noble for a Harry Potter reading/event. I'm absolutely in love with the Harry Potter book series so it was nice to share the joy of reading those books with other fans just like me. It was very cool

  4. Thanks for the link to the Houston poetry slam website. I enjoy slam poetry and will check out one of their events.