InPrint Houston and The Jazz Church of Houston collaborate on a series of evenings featuring the works of writers and poets from Houston and exploring the nexus between Jazz and the written word. 


Lupe Mendez is a poet/educator/activist and a CantoMundo and Macondo Fellow. He is co-founder of the Librotraficante Movement, which is dedicated to supporting Mexican-American Studies programs. He works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature, and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. Lupe is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers within the Texas Gulf Coast region, with Houston as its hub. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. His publishing credits include prose work in Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and poetry in Luna Luna, Ostrich, Revista Síncope, Pilgrimage, Border Senses, and Gulf Coast. To find out more about Lupe, please check out his website.

Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.  He’s also a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in various publications, such as African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, Boston Review, The Common, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Harvard Review Online.  Moody is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012).  Olympic Butter Gold, his second collection, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize.  He lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and son and teaches English at Pearland High School.