Creative Writing for Teens

Posted August 20, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

m4 kidsWord! is a series of 9 poetry/creative writing workshops provided by Hope Stone and Writers in the Schools (WITS). Students will work with a published WITS writer to explore ideas and get inspired by literature.  As a community of writers, we will workshop these inspirations into polished poems, stories, or memoir.

When: Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Hope Stone, 1210 West Clay, Suite 26, Houston, 77019

Ages: 12-16

Cost: $185 for nine workshop sessions

Dates for 9 classes:

September 13, 20
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15
December 6

To register, click here.  See you in class!

 

Meta-Four Youth Poetry Slam

Posted April 4, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

Photograph - Meta-Four Students Performing 2 copy

Join other youth for a Meta-Four Youth Poetry Slam hosted by Outspoken Bean, the 2013-14 Houston V.I.P. Slam Champ!

Writers in the Schools provides a safe, encouraging environment where teens of diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances can explore and express their truths through workshops and poetry slams.

Youth ages 13-19 are encouraged to participate in free year-round weekly workshops and monthly open-mic events hosted by Writers in the Schools. In the spring and summer, youth poets are selected through a series of slam competitions to represent Houston in the annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival.

Meta-FourThe next FREE Space City Slam is:

April 6 (Sat) @ Houston Public Central Library 10-12pm

Bring your friends for a poetry workshop and slam. Spread the word!

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?”