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Sat12Nov20169:00 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.
Presented 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.
1. Catch me! Hidden Support Systems for Authors
2. Getting Over Your Bad Self: Self-Editing for Everyone —with the mini revision power round
3. Unforgettable Settings
4. Fast and Furious Fiction
Members $50 and Nonmembers $65 (includes lunch - sandwiches)
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
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 $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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Sun24Sep20171:00 pm - 3:30 pmSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX
Get ready for the pitch of your life. Shelley K. Wall will lead this workshop teaching the tricks to a successful 15 minute pitch.
Sat17Mar20189:00 AM - 5:00 PMSouthwestern Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX
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.
More details to come. Stay tuned ...