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Bath Bomb Workshop

at Love & Make - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St, Houston, Texas 77007

In this class, our Instructors will teach you how to create and customize your bath bombs using the freshest, premium ingredients. Take bath time to the next level by making your very own bath bombs! These fizzy and fun treats create a luxurious, nourishing and relaxing spa-like ambiance for the bath. ​This class includes: 1.5-2 hours of guided...

Saturday Nov 3rd, 3pm - 5pm

Writing About Your Life: Blogging and Publishing

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Life is full of constant struggle, even on the most ordinary of days, struggle that can feel dangerous in large or small ways. In this workshop we will attempt to understand ways that the art of personal writing can help us confront our struggles and find meaning in them. We will practice writing about struggle, drawn from the mundane and daily concerns,...

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$45

Personal Essay and Memoir

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

This workshop will explore the question: What makes a stranger take interest in my experiences, thoughts, feelings, joys, sorrows, musings, and confusions? The essay and the memoir are gifts to readers, a lens to know consciously what previously had only been known subconsciously. One goal in this workshop will be to demonstrate that effective personal...

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$155

4 sessions

Food Writing

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Have you always wondered what it takes to be a restaurant critic? A food writer? A dining editor? In this day-long workshop, Houstonia Managing Editor Katharine Shilcutt will give you a top-level overview of food writing, covering a range of topics from how to set a scene and how to describe a dish to the ethics and guidelines of honest, thoughtful...

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$85

Using Objects & Memory as Springboards into Inspiration

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Objects and memories can carry significant resonance and inspire literary explorations in every genre. In this workshop we will learn how we can use memories and personal, familial, and historical objects as prompts for imaginative rumination and writing. We'll consider examples in fiction ("Mortality" by Pablo Medina), poetry ("Mauches" by Angele...

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$45

Writers of Color Workshop

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

We recognize that while no single feature can capture the experience and identity of a human being, writers of color—of all levels, and from all genres and backgrounds—have the opportunity to thrive in workshop experiences where their many, varied voices are welcomed and seen to enrich the workshop’s diverse worldview. This means that we will...

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$195

6 sessions

How to Be Genuinely Funny in Your Writing

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy That's a really great first line, but it has very little to do with our upcoming workshop, accurately entitled "How To Be Genuinely Funny in Your Writing." And you want to be genuinely funny, do you not, my dear workshop attendee? By that we mean...

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$55

Introduction to Writing Flash Fiction

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Good flash fiction slices to the center of the story to reveal the tension and emotion at its core. As more readers embrace stories of one thousand words or less that they can read on their eReader or tablet, now is the time to learn strategies and insights into crafting stories in this unique genre. Having fewer words with which to create a narrative...

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$55

Tension: How to Build It, Keep It, and Increase It

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Nothing keeps a reader turning pages like tension! In this three-hour workshop, we’ll consider how writers can effectively build tension in their writing. Together, we’ll discuss the elements of tension—from cliff-hangers to pacing, from character motivations to story stakes. We’ll dissect some high-tension examples from published stories and...

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$45

Collaboration and Creativity

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

In this workshop, we will discover how writerly collaboration—in particular, through feedback on each other’s work—can boost creativity, generate ideas, and help writers as they work on long-term writing projects. Drawing on the work of Dr. Diana Glyer in Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings,...

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$85

Cultivating a Writing Practice in Poetry

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

Why do we write? Writing is a kind of work, just like carpentry, engineering, or laboratory science. But it is also a vocation, requiring a kind of dedication and passion to create a sustained practice that can be both frustrating and rewarding. This four-day workshop will focus on the craft of writing poetry with which you can build a sustained practice—despite...

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$85

3 sessions

Non-Fiction/Memoir Workshop: Improving Essays

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

You have a story to tell, but what’s the best way to tell it? Should you write about your relationship with your mother in the first person point of view or second? What about tense? Past, present, future? And how about the actual structure and organization of the story? Does a clear chronology better reflect the theme than a non-linear narrative...

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$85

3 sessions

Infinite Possibilities: Short Speculative Edition

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

In this workshop, students will explore the infinite possibilities of science fiction and fantasy. From plausibility and accuracy to great settings, plots, and characters, we’ll work on making speculative fiction shine. The class will read and discuss some examples of published work, and also have the chance to submit original work for critique....

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$85

3 sessions

Flash Fiction: Fast Flash

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

This week-long flash fiction workshop will focus on creating lots of new writing, adding new skills to your writerly toolbox, and giving support and feedback to your fellow writers. The goal is to show students how to write beautiful, resonant stories of 1000 words or fewer. Fun and fast paced! More than simply a very short story, flash fiction is...

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$85

3 sessions

Fiction Workshop: How to Write a Short Story

at WriteSpace Houston - Sawyer Heights 2000 Edwards St #212, Houston, Texas 77007

A short story is a "flare illuminating a brief moment of life" (Robey Macauley). In this intensive class, we will each craft a brief story of approximately 3000 words. First, we will workshop five pages of each student's writing to be submitted and read before the workshop by each student and me, to assess strengths, weaknesses, and issues we'd like...

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$85

3 sessions

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