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April 2015

Books, Journals, and More: Where and How is Poetry “Out There” (Online) – Writespace

April 22, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Writespace Houston – Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212
Houston, TX 77007
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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,…

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Science Fiction and Fantasy (Hybrid) – Writespace

April 22, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Writespace Houston – Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212
Houston, TX 77007
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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,…

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Houston Writers Guild Annual Spring Conference

April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
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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.

For more information, and pricing, visit the Houston Writers Guild website.

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Make it Shine! Polish Your Picture Book to its Fullest Potential! – Writespace

April 25, 2015
Writespace Houston – Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212
Houston, TX 77007
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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.

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Spring Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 14-19) – Writespace

April 30, 2015 - May 14, 2015
Writespace Houston – Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212
Houston, TX 77007
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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…

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May 2015

Howard Partridge Round Table

May 1, 2015
Howard Partridge Round Table, Double Tree Hilton Hotel-Hobby Airport
Houston, TX

Author Mary A. Perez will be in attendance on Friday May 1st! If you are there, stop by and show your support!

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Mary A. Perez will be at Glow Worm Bookstore!

May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Glow Worm Used Books and Sundries, 311 Main St.
Spring, TX 77373
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Starting Your Novel – Writespace

May 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writespace Houston – Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards #212
Houston, TX 77007
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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…

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