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Honoring Black History Month

Event: Ongoing, during the month of February 5A/5B in the Underwood Library

The Creative Writing Club invites students to write blackout poetry on social injustice to connect with the more representative underserved and disenfranchised communities.

Event: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5A/5B in the Underwood Library

The English Department presents an African American Read-In. Diversity in Action members will read from favorite, and lesser-known, black authors during both lunch periods. Wayne Jones, Sponsor of DIA, will open the event with a short reading and a short introduction to Black History Month and its importance.

Underwood Library Speaker Series - Mr. John Flanagan

Presentation: February 19, 2019 during 5A/5B

Mr. Flanagan will discuss his jewelry book collection including the following topics: royalty, diamonds, rubies, pop culture, and show how a laser reacts with diamonds and a quartz crystal.

His jewelry book collection will be displayed in the Underwood Library from February 12 - March 8, 2019.

Students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to the presentation, February 19th during 5A/5B in the Underwood Library.

2019 Spring Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

February 26, 2019 at Stude Concert Hall - Rice University

Valeria Luiselli - Lost Children Archive

Tommy Orange - New York Times bestseller, There, There

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March 25, 2019 at Stude Concert Hall - Rice University

Carmen Giménez Smith - Milk and Filth: Poems

Fady Joudah - Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance: Poems

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April 22, 2019 at Stude Concert Hall - Rice University

Tayari Jones -New York Times bestseller, An American Marriage

Richard Powers - New York Times bestseller, The Overstory

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Tickets for all Inprint events can be sold out quickly!


March 30, 2019 at Clear Springs High School, League City, TX - A free event!

Over 20 authors including:

  • Laurie Halse Anderson: A New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages.
  • Jennifer Lynn Barnes: "Barnes'... immersive world of Southern debs hides a darkness beneath the white-gloved veneer of civility. Sawyer's smart narrative, along with plenty of biting social commentary, will keep readers turning the pages."―Kirkus Reviews
  • Mackenzie Lee: New York Times Bestsellers: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy.
  • Veronica Roth, Divergent Series
  • Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give. On the Come Up

Abby Wambach

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and author

"Abby Wambach will discuss her new book Wolfpack, which is based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard Colleges graduates in New York City. Abby delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together." She is an activist for equality and inclusion and the New York Times bestselling author of Forward: A Memoir."

Hogg Middle School in the Heights, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Blue Willow Bookshop: For more information and tickets...