Participants will enter the workshop with two poetry goals, one public (getting involved with a magazine or reading series, writing a review, interviewing an author etc.) and one personal (putting together a book or chapbook manuscript, sending work out to journals, reading at an open mic, etc). You will come out of the workshop with new poems of your own, new techniques, and organic reading lists. We will confer live online once a week as a group, via Google Hangouts,…Find out more »
This course will provide an overview of the SFF genre. The group will consider those elements of writing which are crucial to crafting compelling speculative stories, such as building our own worlds, extrapolating the fantastic from reality, and creating compelling non-human characters. In addition to discussing classic and contemporary SFF works, you will participate in writing exercises and bring in your own work for critique. Meets six Wednesdays from 6-9 PM between April 22nd and May 27th; In-studio meetings April 29th,…Find out more »
The Houston Writers Guild is offering an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, publishers, self-publishers and authors. The Annual Spring Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with other likeminded people.
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In this hands-on revision workshop, we’ll take a fresh look at your characters, setting, plot, and picture book language. Participants will complete exercises to polish their prose, as well as create a dummy to see how your text fits into a picture book format. Feedback in small groups will help you take your picture book to the next level. Offered Saturday, April 25th, 10-12 AND 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, and pricing, visit the Writespace Houston website.Find out more »
In this workshop, will examine aspects of craft that go far beyond high school. Through participating in fun writing exercises, discussing great poems and novel passages, and joining in group critique, we will discover and enjoy the kinds of questions that professional writers ask themselves as they work. Writers of all genres are welcome, including writers of literary fiction, poetry, personal essay, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, horror, and mystery novels. Three Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. on April 30th, May 7th, and…Find out more »
Author Mary A. Perez will be in attendance on Friday May 1st! If you are there, stop by and show your support!Find out more »
Have a great idea for a novel but don't know how to start? Stuck in the middle of novel-drafting and don't know why? Much of writing a novel through to its end is about what is set up by its premise. Bring your novel ideas or incomplete novels to this workshop on novel premises. We will discuss the novel form and do some exercises on character and plot. Plan to leave with ideas of how to go forward with your draft. For…Find out more »