Calling All Rappers: Free Teen Writing Workshops

Posted November 19, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

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WITS offers free writing workshops and poetry slams on the 4th Friday of every month.  If you are between the ages of 13-19, come join us for Meta-Fourth Friday. This month because of the holidays it will be December 20th, held 7:00-9:00 PM at Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, (the cross street is Van Buren) Houston, TX 77019.

This free program will teach you how to write and perform original poetry about issues that are important to you. Share your work in a supportive environment and grow as a writer.

Free Creative Writing Workshop This Saturday

Posted June 7, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

This weekend a free writing workshop will be held at HCC, and former WITS luminaries Victoria Jones, Randy Watson, and Tony Diaz will be leading sessions. Here’s the scoop:

The Johnny Harris Writers Group Writing Workshop
What: Fiction and Poetry workshops
Where: HCC Central Campus (rooms TBA)
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 8 am – 4 pm
Costs: Free and open to the public. Limited space; instructors will add seats if necessary.
Additional info: Later at 7 pm, join workshop leaders for a reading at Foelber Pottery Studio, 706 Richmond Ave., 4 blocks east of Montrose.

Contact: Sharon Klander at [email protected]

Writing bug bitten you yet? The Johnny Harris Writers Group hosts a free writing workshop in fiction and poetry this Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm at the HCC Central Campus. Spaces are limited for both workshops, and participants should email their manuscripts to Sharon Klander at [email protected] by Thursday, June 9th, following these guidelines:

  • no more than 5 pages of poetry, single spaced
  • no more than 10 pages of fiction, double-spaced
  • ALL manuscripts should have the following header on the title page: name and address in upper left corner, phone and email in upper right corner. Subsequent pages should bear the usual MS header.

A Snapshot of the Schedule:

8 – 9 am: Breakfast (provided)
9 – 10: Keynote Address by Selena Villareal, “Poets Writing in Oppressive Regimes”
10 – 12: Fiction workshop with Cliff Hudder* OR Q&A session with Victoria Jones RE: Life After an MFA
12 – 2: Lunch (provided); Tony Diaz will read from his book Children of the Locust Tree during this time
2 – 4: Poetry workshops with Dave Parsons and Randy Watson* OR Lecture with SueAnna Davis, “Who’s the Hero, and How Do We Know?”