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  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Southwestern Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    The Art and Craft of Writing:
    Four mini-workshops to help you succeed as a writer.

    nikki-loftinPresented by: Nikki Loftin
    Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Location: Southwestern Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX


    Nikki Loftin is the author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, which Publishers Weekly called "mesmerizing," and Kirkus called "irresistible," and Nightingale's Nest, which received a starred review from Kirkus. She lives with her Scottish photographer husband just outside Austin, Texas, surrounded by dogs, goats, and small, loud boys.

    Morning sessions:
    1. Catch me! Hidden Support Systems for Authors
    2. Getting Over Your Bad Self: Self-Editing for Everyone —with the mini revision power round

    Afternoon sessions:
    3. Unforgettable Settings
    4. Fast and Furious Fiction

    Members $50 and Nonmembers $65 (includes lunch - sandwiches)


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  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    dee-manerGuest Speaker: Dee Maner, Author of Artie: The First Artificial Christmas Tree

    Location: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Tue
    27
    Dec
    2016
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    robin-davidsonGuest Speaker: Dr. Robin Davidson: Houston Poet Laureate

    Location: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    deborah-fronteriaGuest Speaker: Deborah Frontiera, Discussing the Kroger Program

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

    kim-newsomeGuest Speaker: Kimberly Newsome - Discussing Social Media: The Basics

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    12:00 pm to 3:00 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave. Bellaire, TX

    manning-wolfeManning Wolf Workshop: Legal Issues for Authors
    Followed by Q & A
    Date: March 4, 2017
    Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Southwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave. Bellaire, TX

    dollar-signsManning 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


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  • 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 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Megan LaFollettGuest Speaker: Megan LaFollett - Megan will speak on self-editing followed by a Q&A session.

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  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    10:00 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

    marianne-dysonPresented 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


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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: Elizabeth White-Olsen - Director at WriteSpace Houston - Elizabeth will talk about WriteSpace Houston.

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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    *June - Vacation - No Social Event or Workshop in June

    *July - Vacation - No Social Event or Workshop in July


     

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWoodforest Grille at Woodforest Golf Club 1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, Texas

    Molly Lasco English Professor, Lone Star College

    NEWS FLASH!!!  -  SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT - NORTH - HWH members who live in the northern part of the Greater Houston area - Spring - Tomball - Magnolia - The Woodlands - Montgomery - Conroe - to name a few areas  - We are having a social event in your neck of the woods on June 27th at the Woodforest Golf Club - Grille located at 1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, Texas 77316.  It is free to attend the HWH social.  You do not have to be a member to attend.  If you are hungry, you can purchase dinner at the Grill.   Their prices are very reasonable.  ~menu~

    What to Expect!  Meet your fellow members.  Rebecca Nolen and Denise Satterfield will talk about upcoming events.  Participants will have a chance to share any of their good news.   Speaker Molly Lasco - English Professor at Lone Star College.

     

  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    1 pm - 4 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Pat Guard owner of Pat and Ray's Studio will be scheduling professional photo session.  Sign up now ... sittings are limited.

    http://patandray.com/home.html


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  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Curt Locklear, author and musician

    (Kathleen M. Rodgers will not be speaking at our August Social Event due to illness.)

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  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    VariesCrowne Plaza Houston Galleria, 7611 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77024

    "A Killer Weekend Workshop"
    and
    Murder Mystery Dinner

    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 $155
    Non-member pricing:  Friday only - Mystery Dinner Theatre- $75 - Saturday only -  Event includes lunch  - $150 - Two-day Pkg $190

    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.

    **Lunch on Saturday included in the cost for the day!

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  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    Shelley K. Wall

    Get ready for the pitch of your life.  Shelley K. Wall will lead this workshop teaching the tricks to a successful 15 minute pitch.


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  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Megan Lafollett.  She will cover some social media/digital marketing tactics for authors.

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  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Guest Speaker: Elizabeth White Olsen - Writespace

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  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    2 pm - 6 pmThe Blonde Biscotti

    BLONDE BISCOTTI
    COFFEE & BISCOTTI BAR

    1000 W Gray St
    Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77019

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    9 am - 5 pmSilver Street Studios 2000 Edwards #212 Houston, TX 77007

    ABOUT THE EVENT:

    ​The Writers' Family Reunion is a one-day gathering and Build-Your-Writing-Community event designed to give writers an opportunity to develop friendships with other writers, learn from more experienced writers, and fortify their knowledge of craft and career. All levels and all genres are welcome! Just as a family reunion nourishes ties amongst long-lost relatives, the Writers' Family Reunion is an opportunity for the large, diverse family of writers living in and near Houston to come home to one another and nurture the deep love of writing that we share.

    Along with opportunities to meet local writers, attending writers will have the opportunity to discover fantastic local literary resources; form new critique groups, join existing ones, or just learn about them; and bolster their knowledge of how to complete projects, submit, find agents, and publish.

    DATE: November 11, 2017
    VOLUNTEER AND ATTEND FOR FREE!

    PRICE - Half Day Session Only, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.: Early bird price until Friday, August 18th, $35 for Writespace members, $45 for non-members. After August 18th, $50 for Writespace members, $60 for non-members.
    PRICE - All Day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Early bird price until Friday, A
    ugust 18th, $75 for Writespace members, $95 for non-members. After August 18th, $95 for Writespace members, $115 for non-members. 

    http://www.writespacehouston.org/writers-family-reunion.html

     

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    2 pm - 6 pmThe Blonde Biscotti

    BLONDE BISCOTTI
    COFFEE & BISCOTTI BAR

    1000 W Gray St
    Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77019

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social

    Guest Speaker: Lee Steiner - Lee Steiner, owner of Domestic Papers

    Lee Steiner, owner of Domestic Papers, mixes her lifelong love of books, papers and antique ephemera into a unique and fun "mash-up' of Vintage Vibe handmade books which she is thrilled to share with us!

    This will be a great gift giving idea!

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017
    2 pm - 6 pmThe Blonde Biscotti

    BLONDE BISCOTTI
    COFFEE & BISCOTTI BAR

    1000 W Gray St
    Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77019

  • Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Guest Speaker:  Elise Holland, Editor-in-Chief - 2 Elizabeths - Topic:  How to Submit Short Stories and Poetry to Magazines and Journals - Getting your work published in a magazine or journal can serve to build your resume, and grow your writing community. Between researching the publications that best fit your work and clicking “submit,” there are several important steps in sending work to an editor. Here are actionable steps to help you submit your short fiction or poetry to magazines and journals, from Elise Holland, editor of 2 Elizabeths.

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Guest Speaker:  Shelley K. Wall - Shelley will talk about pitching and query letters.

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  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Julie Grob

    Guest Speaker:  Leigh Owen and Julie Grob, coordinator for instruction, at UH libraries will present about the Rare Books Collections.  Leigh will give her perspective about why she believes the collections are so important to writers in our community, and Julie will share information about the department’s holdings, and how they’re used.

    black-labradorLocation: Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

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  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    4 pm - 6 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    March 9, 2018 Pamela Fagan Hutchins presents:

    Colonel Mustard in the Conference Room With His Pants Down: Workplace Investigations

    Real-life workplace investigator and mystery author Pamela Fagan Hutchins shares how art imitates life as she takes readers and writers on a guided tour of workplace investigations, comparing them to criminal investigations, and explaining how she incorporates what she knows into her award-winning books. You’ll laugh until your sides hurt and shake your head in disbelief at the bad behavior people engage in on the job, and get a glimpse into a field you probably didn’t even know existed.

    Date:  March 9, 2018
    Time:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Registration begins at 3:15 pm
    Location:  Southwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    Costs Pamela Fagan Hutchins only - Friday March 9:  Members $50 - Non-Members $75 - Includes Fajita Dinner immediately following the presentation

    Register for both days - Pamela Fagan Hutchins and Robert Dugoni - and get a $20 discount.


    HWH Spring Event with America Best Selling Authors



  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PMSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX

    March 10, 2018 Robert Dugoni presents:  How to Write a Bestseller

    Date:  March 10, 2018
    Time:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Registration begins at 8:30 am
    Location:  Southwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    Costs:  Members $120 - Non-Members $150 - Includes box lunch from Jason's Deli

    Calling all serious writers from beginner to expert - Ramp up your writing skills with this riveting workshop presented by award winning author Robert Dugoni.  This full day seminar will include:

    Creating Plots for Page Turners – I and II
    Creating memorable Characters
    Keep them up All Night

    Robert Dugoni has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for seventeen years. In 1999 he left his law practice to write full time. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. A two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, he lives with his wife and two children in the Pacific Northwest.


    How to Write a Bestseller with Robert Dugoni



  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Guest Speaker:  To be announced

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  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    9:00 am - 4:30 pmSouthwest Presbyterian Church 6033 S Rice Ave Bellaire, TX 77401

    Morning Session

    Kimberly Morris presents: What is Story?

    Kimberly Morris is an author, speaker, & custom publishing director. she has authored more than 60 books for children and young adults, many of them under a pen name, for popular series including Disney Fairies, Animorphs, Freshman Dorm and Sweet Valley. She has also written short stories for the Muppets, Muppet Babies, and Fraggle Rock characters, and animated television scripts for ThunderCats, SilverHawks, TigerSharks and MiniMonsters. As a custom publishing director, she has produced small and large-scale collaborative writing projects for HISD (Houston Independent School District) and Child Advocates, Inc. (Houston CASA) involving as many as 300 adult and student participants.

    Afternoon Session - To be Announced

    Date:  May 12, 2018
    Time:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Registration begins at 9:00 am
    Location:  Southwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    Costs:

    1/2 Day Session only - $60 Members - Non-Members $75
    All Day Session Discount - Members $100 - Non-Members $130 - Includes box lunch from Jason's Deli with full day registration only


    Learn from the Experts Series



  • Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    9:30 am - noon6033 S. Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 

     

    Presented by Mike Ely, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Champion Air Racer, Published Author, and Linda Street-Ely, Airline Transport Pilot, Champion Air Racer, Published Author.

    Whether there is an airplane scene in your novel or you're just interested in learning more about flying, don't miss this opportunity!
    Tour and learn detailed information aboard several different airplanes.
    Talk through scenes with Professional Aviators.
     
    When:  Tentative June 17, 2018
    Registration Time:  9:30 am
    Meeting Location:  Southwest Presbyterian Church at 6033 S. Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 
    Enjoy morning and coffee and pastries prior to departure.
    Departure Time:  10 am
    We will carpool to Ellington Field. 
     
    Members:  $20 
    Non-members: $35
    (non-refundable)
    Aviation Field Trip is another Houston Writers House "Learning from the Experts" series.

    Aviation Field Trip to Ellington Field



  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
  • Southwest Presbyterian Church 6033 S Rice Ave Bellaire, TX 77401

    We are currently scheduling speakers for our Historical Fiction Conference.  Please continue to check our website for updates as speakers are confirmed.

    Danielle Metcalf from authors show.com is confirmed and will be discussing marketing.