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Subject Line: Houston Writers House Socials and Events
Sat04Mar201712:00 pm to 3:00 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave. Bellaire, TX
Manning Wolfe, an author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers with a salting of Texas bullshit. The first in her series, featuring Austin Lawyer Merit Bridges, is Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peak into some shady characters’ lives and a front row seat to watch the good people who stand against them. You can contact Manning online at www.manningwolfe.com
Members - $40
Nonmembers - $50
Light snacks – pastries – coffee/tea
Sat06May201710:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Southwest Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX
Workshop with Marianne Dyson:
Two Sessions – Two Topics – One Day
Presented by: Marianne Dyson
Date: Saturday, May 6, 201
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Southwest 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.
Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
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
Sun10Sep20171:00 pm - 3:30 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX
Get ready for the Killer Weekend by preparing the pitch of your life. Shelley K. Wall will lead this workshop teaching the tricks to a successful 15 minute pitch.
Fri15Sep2017Sat16Sep2017VariesCrowne Plaza Houston Galleria, 7611 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77024
September 15, 2017 INCLUDES – September 16, 2017 INCLUDES LUNCH
Location: Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria
7611 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024
Member pricing: Friday only - Mystery Dinner Theatre- $60 - Saturday only - Event includes lunch - $130 - Two-day Pkg $145
Non-member pricing: Friday only - Mystery Dinner Theatre- $75 - Saturday only - Event includes lunch - $150 - Two-day Pkg $175
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 ins and outs of a real life crime scene. Learn the details of forensic science along the way. Meet an award winning mystery winner or two, 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 a good time along the way. You don't have to be a crime, thriller, or mystery writer to join in on the fun. Register Today! Seating is Limited! To add to the fun there will be a photo booth available to capture some quirky memories from this special event.
News Flash! Ann Collette - Agent from the Rees Literary Agency in Boston, MA has joined our lineup. Sign up today for your pitch session - slots are limited. Costs: $45
News Flash! DNA Specialist Priscilla A. Hill has joined our lineup.
**Lunch on Saturday included in the cost for the day!
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