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Upcoming Events

Philip Caputo  reads from Some Rise By Sin
Monday, May 15, 7pm

(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)=
Presented in partnership with the Baker Institute
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist! Based on actual events, propelled by moral conflict, and animated by a keen and discerning sensibility, Some Rise by Sin demonstrates yet again Philip Caputo’s generous and insightful gifts as a storyteller.
Friday, May 19, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Join us for a conversation with Ching-In Chen, community organizer, author of the poetry collection The Heart’s Traffic, and editor of The Revolution Starts at Home and Here Is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets.
Jeff VanderMeer reads from Borne
Monday, May 22, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor, most recently the author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy the first volume of which, Annihilation, is being made into a movie to be released by Paramount in 2017.
Deb Olin Unferth reads from Wait Till You See Me Dance
Tuesday, May 23, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, NOON, and the Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day.
Anis Shivani – Literary Writing in the 21st Century
Wednesday, May 24, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Edited by Houston’s own Anis Shivani! An incredible array of today’s leading fiction writers, poets, critics, editors, publishers, and booksellers engage in no-holds-barred dialogue about the challenging issues facing writing and publishing today.
Poison Pen Reading Series 
Thursday, May 25, 8:30 pm
(Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)
Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Analicia Sotelo reads from Nonstop Godhead
Friday, May 26, 7pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Analicia Sotelo’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Boston Review, The Antioch Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. Analicia is the 2016 Disquiet International Literary Prize winner in Poetry and is the recipient of scholarships from Squaw Valley and Image-Text-Ithaca. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston.
Boldface Writers’ Conference
Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
(UH Honors College)
Boldface was founded in 2009 by the editors of Glass Mountain, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Houston, as a conference devoted exclusively to developing writers (i.e., anyone who has not studied creative writing at the graduate level is welcome).