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1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006 United States

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January 2018
Jan
11

PERSONAL ESSAY 2018-109

6:00 pm
Writers In The Schools–workshop space, 1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006 United States

“The art of nonfiction is an acting job, and, like an actor, the essayist performs a character role each time he or she starts a new piece. The author’s theater is the page, and his/her persona is a function of textual, rather than physical or audible, ‘gestures.’” Natalie Kusz Rather than seeing a work of nonfiction as a dry catalog of facts or an attempt at a full transference of an author’s “real” essence to the page, we will examine texts with the…

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Jan
17

FLASH FICTION 2018-102

6:00 pm
Writers In The Schools–workshop space, 1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Learn to write stories that pop, sparkle, and flash! Made popular by writers like Stuart Dybek, Lydia Davis, and Amy Hempel, flash stories are one of the newest and most exciting literary forms. Flash stories can be poetic, fantastic, realistic, experimental, tragic, comic, or anything in between. There’s only one rule: keep it short (1000 words or fewer). Learn how to create fully realized, complex narratives in a single page or two that compress, skip, hint, tease, surprise, and amaze.…

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