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This group is operated by Writespace (January 7, 2020).

Writespace is a nonprofit literary arts organization dedicated to supporting and vitalizing the writing community in Houston and beyond. We support writers of all genres through on-site and online craft and critique workshops, manuscript consultations, editing services, write-ins, readings, open mics, and social gatherings. As well as serving adults, we provide workshops for young writers. We are located south of the Heights in Silver Street Studios at 2000A Edwards #208, 77007.

Upcoming events (5)

Quiet Write-Ins

Online event

$5.00

Looking for a quiet place to work on a new novel or finish up an old piece? At the Writespace studio, you’ll find coffee, WiFi, and inspiration, all in a gorgeous art gallery setting. Bring a snack or lunch: we've also got a microwave and a refrigerator. We welcome writers of all genres, so pull up a chair and get some writing done! You’re welcome to join us at any point during the scheduled write-in period. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot below. Writespace members! Be sure to enter your member discount code (sent to you via email) before checking out. Simply click "Tickets" below, then "Enter promo code".

Magazine Writing: Three Story Structures for Success - Three Tuesdays $60-$90

Please note: RSVPing on Meetup does not register you for this workshop. You must register at https://www.writespacehouston.org/creative-writing.html. TIME: Three Tuesdays, July 7th, 14th, and 21st, 7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT PRICE: Early-Bird until Thursday, July 2: $60 for members, $75 for non-members. After Thursday, July 2: $75 for members, $90 for non-members. Become a member at https://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html. Scholarships available at https://www.writespacehouston.org/scholarships.html LOCATION: Online via Zoom CAP: 15 writers Skillful magazine writers don’t sit down to blank computer screens. Instead, they rely on specific writing structures that provide workable organizations to keep the words flowing. This class will introduce writers to the basic structures that provide the frameworks for most stories in consumer and trade magazines and will explore techniques to enable students to energize and develop their work. Using examples and exercises that will enhance their magazine writing, this class will show students how to combine the artistry of literary writing with marketplace requirements. Not a magazine writer? These structures can also help bloggers and even fiction writers control the movement of stories from start to finish. No matter your writing project, never sit down to a blank computer screen again!

Quiet Write-Ins

Online event

$5.00

Looking for a quiet place to work on a new novel or finish up an old piece? At the Writespace studio, you’ll find coffee, WiFi, and inspiration, all in a gorgeous art gallery setting. Bring a snack or lunch: we've also got a microwave and a refrigerator. We welcome writers of all genres, so pull up a chair and get some writing done! You’re welcome to join us at any point during the scheduled write-in period. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot below. Writespace members! Be sure to enter your member discount code (sent to you via email) before checking out. Simply click "Tickets" below, then "Enter promo code".

Facts and Detail in Nonfiction: Show, Don’t Tell - Three Wednesdays $60-$90

Please note: RSVPing on Meetup does not register you for this workshop. You must register at https://www.writespacehouston.org/creative-writing.html. TIME: Three Wednesdays, July 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT PRICE: Early-Bird until Friday, July 3: $60 for members, $75 for non-members. After Friday, July 3: $75 for members, $90 for non-members. Become a member at https://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html. Scholarships available at https://www.writespacehouston.org/scholarships.html. LOCATION: Online via Zoom CAP: 15 writers Writing nonfiction does not mean pages of explanations, analysis, or worst of all, telling. In fact, readable nonfiction requires making readers “see” with the use of savory descriptions that don’t sacrifice the truth. The two goals: Get it right; get it read. This class will help writers to go beyond the surface-level action of stating facts and learn how to involve the reader with sensory sentences that describe images as well as taste, smell, sound and touch. Writers will learn to replace abstract words and phrases with descriptive details that draw readers into narrative prose. Whether writing for media or blogging for family and friends, class members will understand the importance of consciously selecting details. You already know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Through examples and exercises, this class will demonstrate that the right selection of words can paint a thousand pictures.

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