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Subject Line: Houston Writers House Socials and Events


  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Open Table - Q & A Session

    A Panel will be available to answer questions at this Social Event.  Please come prepared with your questions.

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  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Speaker to be announced

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  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Southwestern Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Workshop with Marianne Dyson:
    Two Sessions – Two Topics – One Day

    marianne-dysonPresented by: Marianne Dyson
    Date: Saturday, May 6, 201
    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Location: Southwestern Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Marianne Dyson was one of NASA’s first female flight controllers, the subject of her Space Shuttle memoir, A Passion for Space. She’s a speaker on space topics for adults and children, a technical editor, science fiction writer, and book reviewer. She is best known for her award-winning children’s books about space, including the NSTA 2016 Outstanding Trade Book Welcome to Mars which she coauthored with Appollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic.

    Morning session: Write a Short Story in a Day
    Description: Using a modified 7-point-plot method (developed by Algis Budrys), a couple of characters created through interview/profiling techniques, a menu of “prefab” settings and time periods, and a checklist of problem types and possible solutions, a story can be drafted in just one day. This method can also be used to write scenes for a novel or a series of linked stories that can form the basis of a novel.

    Afternoon session: How to Publish a Book
    Description: What options do authors have now to publish their work? What's the difference between traditional, academic/educational, and self publishing? Do you need an agent? What are the terms of a typical contract, and how can you avoid being scammed? What are the upfront costs? What goes into a proposal? How long does it take to publish a book? What are authors expected to do in terms of marketing?

    Member: morning session only: $30
    Member: afternoon session only: $30
    Attend all day – Members $50

    Nonmember: morning session only: $35
    Nonmember: afternoon session only $35
    Attend all day – Nonmembers $60


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  • Tue
    23
    May
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Speaker to be announced

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  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    VariesTo be announced

    A Killer Weekend Workshop"A Killer Weekend Workshop"
    and
    Murder Mystery Dinner

    September 15, 2017 – September 16, 2017
    Location: TBD

    Does someone get kidnapped in your book? Is there a murder … and a killer on the loose? We all want to know … Who dun it? … And How?

    Join the Houston Writers HOUSE in a crime and forensics workshop which will offer you information on the ends and outs of a real life crime scene. Learn the details of forensic science along the way. Meet an award winning famous crime writer, a world renowned sketch artist for HPD with a high catch percentage, real life forensic entomologist, and more.

    Let us help you make it real! And let’s have some fun along the way.

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