Houston's oldest open reading series, hosted by Robert Clark since 1975, usually on the first Friday of every month at Inprint House, 1520 West Main, one block south of the Menil Collection, one block east of Mandell, in the Museum District of Houston, always free, open to the public, always an open reading after the featured poet
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

February 1, 2019
Julianne Tran

A Californian from Silicon Valley, Juliane moved to Houston in 2007.  In 2015, a poetry-writing workshop at Inprint led by Bryan Owens rekindled an adolescent love of poetry. She was soon a Top 5 Finalist in theWeasel Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Juliane is enrolled at the University of Houston, where she is studying the Spanish language and creative writing.

A Juried Poet in the Houston Poetry Fest in both 2017 and 2018,she often attends First Friday and was a participant in Public Poetry’sprogram Poets and Musicians. Her work has appeared in such places asthe 2017 and 2018 Houston Poetry Fest Anthologies, the StanfordJournal of Asian American Studies, an anthology Not My President– the Anthology of Dissent, and Royal City Arts Society Magazine(where she placed third). She won Second Place in Archway Gallery’s 2017Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, as well as Second Place in Glass Mountain”s annual Poetry and Prose Competition in 2018, judged by Hayan Charara.

At this reading, she will be selling and signing two chapbooks.

 Upcoming Featured Poets

-- 2019 --

February 1
-- Julianne Tran
March 1
-- Elina Petrova
April 5
-- Robin Reagler
May 3
-- Jane Chance
June 7
-- Toni Holland
July 12
-- Our 44th Anniversary -- Cindy Huyser
August 2
-- Billie Duncan
September 6
-- Melissa Studdard
October 11, 12, 13 Houston Poetry Fest 2019 at UH-Downtown
November 1
-- Anis Shivani
December 6
-- Carrie Kornacki

-- 2020 --

January 2, 2020 -- Sean Johnson
February 7
-- John Milkereit
March 6
-- Sara Henning

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