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1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

February 2020

Feb
01

Multi-Genre Intensive 2020-116

1:30 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

As the great Henry James once opined, a story should never be just a story, meaning it should rarely be just an anecdote.  Rather, it should show some true essence of the story’s character to explore some fundamental shift in that character’s psyche from the beginning of the narrative to the end of it.  In this weekend intensive, we’ll be rooting ourselves in this exact concept to tackle narrative projects in prose, poetry, and non-fiction works (including the essay) as…

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Feb
29

Flash Fiction 2020-105

1:30 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Made popular by writers like Stuart Dybek, Lydia Davis, and Amy Hempel, very short fiction or “flash fiction” is one of the newest and fastest growing literary genres. With many new writers leaving their mark on flash fiction every year, it’s an exciting time to write and publish in this genre. This workshop will focus both on how to create flash fiction stories and how to find publication for them. Flash fiction can be lyrical, fantastic, realistic, experimental, or anything in between. Just be yourself, and keep it…

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March 2020

Mar
23

Advanced Fiction 2020-107

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This workshop is designed to benefit those that have some writing experience, either through a previous creative writing class, on their own, through publication, or in some other capacity.  This workshop will look at innovative forms of fiction writing, with special attention to more unconventional narratives as well as finding a character’s/narrator’s voice and playing with time and stream of consciousness. We’ll read and discuss short stories and novels by both contemporary and established authors and see how our writing can be…

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Mar
24

Fiction 2020-102

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This workshop will examine the ways in which detailed and exuberant setting can foster story. An activated environment connected to the land, water, air, and city can serve as an integral foundation for plot, character, and tension. With this focus we will read and analyze published short stories by established and emerging writers. In our in-class generative writing, we will sharpen our skills through imitation and innovation. Through workshop critique of writer’s works-in-progress we will support each other in our…

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Mar
26

Creative Nonfiction 2020-111

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Creative nonfiction can encompass a variety of personal essay and memoir styles and sub-genres. In this workshop, we will learn about and experiment with a few select creative nonfiction forms including the flash essay, personal narrative, and the hermit crab essay. We will use writing prompts and discuss craft elements from the books Tell It Slant, co-edited by Brenda Miller and Susanne Antonetta, and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, edited by Dinty Moore*. We will read sample texts by marginalized…

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Mar
28

The art of (writing) the picture book 2020-119

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

In a successful picture book, the words and the illustrations come together to create something greater than the sum of the parts.  The words and the art matter in equal measure. Too often, we focus on the art, overlooking the text. Although almost everyone recognizes Where the Wild Things Are on sight, the book succeeds due to the fact that, “The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind, and another, his mother called him a…

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Mar
30

Multi-Genre in Spanish 2020-118

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Taller Transgénero en Español Este taller está dirigido a quienes quieren experimentar con la escritura creativa en español sin limitarse a un género literario específico. A través de lecturas y ejercicios de ficción, no ficción y poesía, cada participante podrá explorar la capacidad de cruzar de un género al otro con fluidez, así como de indagar en la estructura y la materialidad del lenguaje. Asimismo, trabajaremos en un proceso de retroalimentación con otras artes como la música, el cine y…

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April 2020

Apr
01

Personal Essay 2020-109

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Much good essay writing is the articulation of lived thought, a balance between vividly conveying an experience to a reader on its own terms and making some sense or significance out of that experience. This class will address the fundamentals of the personal essay from the premise that good writing is good thinking and that both are grounded in acute observation of one’s own predilections as well as those of the world. With this premise in mind we’ll explore the…

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Apr
04

Flash Creative Nonfiction 2020-112

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Short But Sweet In this generative intensive workshop, we will explore the emerging sub-genre of Micro Memoir/Flash Nonfiction (FNF) by reading published work, sharing craft essays on form, and writing together, in class, new work of our own. For those new to FNF, flash prose includes any non-lineated creative writing piece under 750-words (roughly 3 pages double-spaced standard 12-point font). Little but fierce, these works build stakes, provoke emotions, and pack the punch of many longer pieces. Looking at the…

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Apr
18

Poetry Intensive 2020-115

9:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Writing Our Truth: Memory, History, and Lyric Form In her book Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, Jane Hirschfield writes, “Good art is a truing of vision, in the way a saw is trued in the saw shop, to cut more cleanly. It is also a changing of vision.” Literary texts offer the opportunity for such “truing,” acute seeing, in terms of both personal and social transformation. In this weekend intensive, we will explore memory (our interior lives)…

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Apr
25

The agent search + query letter intensive 2020-120

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Join a former literary agent (with 20-plus years of publishing experience) for an informative, candid, no-holds-barred class on finding the ideal agent for you, including tips for writing a compelling query letter—and how to navigate the relationship once you’ve found that perfect match. The first half of the class will cover everything from understanding the industry today, knowing when and what to query and submit, identifying the most promising agents to approach for representation, avoiding the pitfalls that lead to rejection,…

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May 2020

May
02

Reconsidering Place in Fiction 2020-104

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Location, Location, Location! At some point in our primary education, many of us learn about the three primary forms of conflict in fiction—character v. character, character v. themselves, and character v. environment. Of the three, character versus environment is the most seldom seen in contemporary fiction, which typically privileges internal and inter-personal struggles. These two forces—the internal and the inter-personal—often animate the plot of a narrative and serve as the cornerstone of character development. Certainly, plot and character direct readers…

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May
16

Freelance Writing 2020-121

1:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Projects you’re passionate about. The flexibility to make your own schedule. The freedom to work from wherever you want. The freelance, or gig economy is booming as more and more nine-to-fivers venture out on their own. Freelance writing is fulfilling, and when done right, it can be extremely lucrative. From journalism—writing for magazines or newspapers—to content marketing—crafting blogs, articles, web copy or brochures for corporations and non-profits, the opportunities are endless. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set yourself…

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