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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.

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

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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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  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    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 is the critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series, My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing, and The Trapped Girl. and Close to Home. The Crosswhite Series has sold more than 2,500,000 books worldwide and My Sister’s Grave has been optioned for television series development. His literary novel, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell will be released April 24, 2018.  He is also the author of the best-selling David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm Murder One and The Conviction, and the stand-alone novels The 7th Canon and  The Cyanide Canary, A Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and several short stories.  He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction, and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for the International Thriller Writers award for best novel, and a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for best novel. His David Sloane novels have twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for legal fiction. His books are sold world-wide in more than 25 countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages including French, German, Italian and Spanish. Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com, and follow him on twitter @robertdugoni and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorRobertDugoni


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

    Tuesday Social 

    Guest Speaker:  Apple Gidley

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

    A Touch of Spice with Six Honest Serving Men

    Research / ReSearch
    Rudyard Kipling’s poem is the very essence of research - the What, Why, When, How, Where and Who - for any kind of writing, particularly historical fiction. It is the writer’s responsibility to research the facts then drop them into a story in an engaging manner that does not hector the reader. Finding those facts, then cross-checking them, can be a labyrinthian task.

    Gidley will discuss her research into the Caribbean of the 1800s, how that information was massaged into a story, and how research can in fact change the trajectory of a story. She will encourage, through a short writing exercise, the use of ‘spice’ in writing - advice given by her first publisher.

    Apple Gidley is the published author of two books, many articles, and writes a regular blog, A Broad View on whatever takes her fancy.

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  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm5325 Katy Frwy, Suite 2, Houston, TX 77007

    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:   April 21, 2018
    Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location:  5325 Katy Frwy, Suite 2, Houston, TX 77007

    Costs - Pamela Fagan Hutchins Members $50 - Non-Members $75 - includes lunch


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  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Ray Depew

    Guest Speaker:  RD Vincent

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

    RD Vincent, author of the Donbridge Series (a series of family folktales) will speak about how historically people don't preserve family history.

     

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

    Kimberly Morris

    Morning Session: by Kimberly Morris

    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.

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    Marianne Dyson

    Afternoon Session: by Marianne Dyson- (Back by Popular Demand)

    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?

    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:  This Event is Full - another date is being considered for a repeat.

    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



  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

    Editor Amy

    Guest Speaker:  Amy Megill, Editor Amy

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

    Editor Amy will present:  Preparing to Work with and Later Working with an Editor

     

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  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
    9:30 am - noon6033 S. Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 

     

    "Winging it - Making your story take flight" - An Aviation Field Trip to Ellington Field

    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:  June 16, 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:  10:00 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



  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

     

    Guest Speaker:  Jody Townsley Morse

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

    Jody will present:  "Writer's Lifting Each Other Up By Using Social Media"

     

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  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.1199 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Montgomery, TX 77316

    Tuesday Social 

    This month HWH will conduct two separate social events - we will have the usual event at the Black Labrador in Houston and, for our members that live north of Houston and are unable to attend the Houston socials, we have added a social event at the Woodforest Grille in Montgomery, TX.

    Two Guest Speakers:  Sandy Lawrence with PerceptivePR - Sandy will discussing Marketing.

    Lee Steiner with Domestic Papers: Domestic Papers mixes my lifelong love of books, papers and antique ephemera into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of Vintage Vibe handmade books I'm thrilled to share with you!

    Location: 1199 Fish Creek ThoroughfareMontgomeryTX 77316

     

     

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  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

    Tuesday Social 

     

    Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Bossart - Photographer

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

    At this social event, Kathleen Bossart will be taking professional photos for anyone interested.

    Details of shoot:  30 photos with a choice of two edited for $34.00.

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  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    times varySouthwest Presbyterian Church - 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401

    SEPTEMBER 21 AND 22, 2018

    FRIDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM - includes dinner
    Registration begins Friday at 2:00 PM

    FRIDAY, Sept 21, 2018 - Afternoon Sessions

    FIRST SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED - 2:30 PM - 3:40 PM

    SECOND SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED - 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

    The Dinner Show  - 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

    To be announced

     

    SATURDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - includes lunch
    Registration begins Saturday at 8:30 AM

    Saturday Sept 22, 2018 - Morning Keynote

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Keynote Speaker - Robert Hicks, author of "Widow of the South" and "Orphan Mother"

    Robert Hicks is the author of The New York Times Bestseller The Widow of the South and has played a major role in preserving the historic Carnton mansion, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin which occurred on November 30, 1864. Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently named Robert as the #2 in the top 100 Reasons to Love Nashville, describing him as Nashville's "Master of Ceremonies".

    Working both as a music publisher and in artist management in both country and rock music, my interests remain broad and varied. A partner in BB King's Blues Clubs (www.bbkingbluesclub.com) in Nashville, Memphis and Los Angeles, I serve as 'Curator of Vibe' of the corporation.

    A lifelong collector, I was the first Tennessean to be listed among Arts & Antiquities' Top 100 Collectors in America - my collection focuses on Outsider Art, Tennessean, and Southern Material Culture. I served as co-curator (with Ben Caldwell and Mark Scala) on the exhibition, Ar of Tennessee, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. The exhibition was a seven year endeavor from conception at my kitchen table to its opening, September 2003. I was co-editor of the exhibition's award-winning catalog, Art of Tennessee (UT Press, 2003).

    In the field of historic preservation, I've served on the Boards of Historic Carnton Plantation (www.Carnton.org), the Tennessee State Museum, The Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (www.oldsalem.org/about/mesda.htm). In December 1997, after a third term as president of the Carnton board, and in light of my years of service to Carnton, I was named by board resolution: "the driving force in the restoration and preservation of Historic Carnton Plantation."

    For the past two years,I've headed up Franklin's Charge: A Vision and Campaign for the Preservation of Historic Open Space (www.franklinscharge.com) in the fight to secure and preserve both battlefield and other historic open space in Williamson County. Franklin's Charge has taken on the massive mission of saving what remains of the eastern flank of the battlefield at Franklin - the largest remaining undeveloped fragment of the battlefield - and turning it into a public battlefield park which will eventually run from the Lotz and Carter Houses (www.carter-house.org) to Ft. Granger and Carnton Plantation, with significant holdings around Breezy and Winstead Hills. (www.civilwarinteractive.com)

    Saturday Morning - Session I - 10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Robert Hicks - topic to be announced

    Lunch 11:30 - 12:30 - Jason Deli - will be provided

    Saturday Afternoon Session II - - 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm

    Danielle Hampson from THE AUTHORS SHOW

    Danielle Hampson

    New Media Book Marketing in the 21st Century

    New technologies continue to evolve at a fast pace making it increasingly difficult for authors to keep up with them and acquire a thorough understanding of how these new tools can be utilized to enhance the exposure of their work to the book buying public.  Danielle Hampson, a podcasting pioneer in the publishing industry explains the "Who, What, Why, Where, When and How" of incorporating audio & video in your 21st century book marketing strategy and utilizing social media effectively. And she does in plain and simple English!

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. A clear understanding of the value of incorporating audio/video in your book marketing strategy;
    2. Learn to present your work to traditional & online media show producers in a professional manner;
    3. Avoid common interview mistakes.

    A podcasting pioneer in the publishing industry, Danielle Hampson created “The Authors Show” many years before Internet streaming radio & TV and podcasting became popular.  Now in its 13th year of podcasting, the show has processed over 4000 authors from around the world, and currently has 3 hosts to meet the interview requests.

    Danielle is an accomplished talk show personality and a public speaker on several topics, including “New Media Book Marketing in the 21st Century”.  She has conducted many workshops at conferences organized by various organizations, including the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Readers Favorite, the Phoenix Writers Club, the Phoenix Writers Network, Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, SIAS International University in China where she also received a Leadership Award in 2017, the AZ Department of Education and the Girls Scouts. Previously, as an International Business & Marketing Consultant speaking several languages, she traveled the world assisting small and large U.S. & foreign corporations establish their markets on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific.  As the founder & facilitator of a business networking organization with multiple chapters across various states, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs develop and improved their business networking skills, and for several years she served on the Advisory Business Education Council of the Arizona Department of Education.  She volunteers as Director of Media Relations for World Academy for the Future of Women, an advanced leadership program to accelerate women’s leadership worldwide , and she has created “Give A Book Get A Smile”, a literacy initiative that brings books to those challenged with reading skills and access to books.   Ms. Hampson is the President & CEO of KDResources, Inc.

    Saturday Afternoon Session III -  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Presenter and topic to be announced

    Saturday Conclusion - Historical Fiction Panel - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Panelists:

    Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Janet Shawgo

    Janet Oakley

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    SATURDAY - MEMBERS $150 - NON-MEMBERS $175 - INCLUDES LUNCH

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