Inprint's Poets and Writers Ball 2010 will feature tasty food (care of Elouise "Ouisie" Jones) and bookworm-appropriate entertainment (readings and lectures). The local literary organization is best known for hosting internationally renowned writers, but it also sponsors writers' workshops, readings for kids and more. The ball brings readings by Alexander Parsons, Coert Voorhees and Gwendolyn Zepeda, with an after-dinner speech by National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty. "He really does have a great affection for Houston and a deep knowledge of Houston," says Inprint Executive Director Rich Levy. "He's written some beautiful poems...that encapsulate, I think, the essence of Houston." 6:30 p.m. Houston Country Club, 1 Potomac Drive. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. $500 to $2,000.
Sat., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., 2010