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Writers Workshops

Overcoming Writer’s Block 2023-214/In-Person

Course #2023-214
Saturday August 19 1:30 pm–5:30 pm Sunday, August 20, 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Cost: $180 Instructor: Nick Almeida


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.


“Writer’s block for me is a question I haven’t solved yet,” the Pulitzer-winning novelist Colson Whitehead once said. “Maybe I have to keep writing and come back to that part of the story later. Maybe I have to do some more research. Maybe it’ll come to me in the shower. But eventually I’ll figure it out.”

This weekend intensive workshop will be dedicated to the stories we can’t get over—that short story you can’t seem to finish, or that novel you can’t seem to start—with the specific aim of overcoming whatever prevents your fiction from moving forward. Through a series of short readings, exercises, and discussions, this workshop aims to provide a refreshed sense of narrative possibility and diverse strategies for writing through roadblocks. Come with a story in any form of incompletion, and, together, we’ll find a way to do the impossible: to get it all on the page.

Anyone is welcome to register for this workshop, although those who have attempted to write a story or novel and have encountered “writer’s block” or some sticky issues in drafting are most likely to benefit most from this class.

about the instructor

NICK ALMEIDA’s writing has appeared in PleiadesAmerican Literary ReviewMid-American ReviewSoutheast Review, and elsewhere. Masterplans, a chapbook of stories, is available now from The Masters Review. He is a PhD candidate at University of Houston Creative Writing Program, where he is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and a Scripps Fellow at the UH Medical School. His chapbook, Masterplans, is the grand prize winner of The Masters Review’s inaugural Chapbook Contest in Fiction, selected by Steve Almond. Nick has led several Inprint Writers Workshops and Inprint Healthcare Provider Workshops.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here.