Inspired to Write
“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.” -Emily Dickinson
The Fig Writer’s Studio is an inspired space for writers of all ages and skill levels to learn about and explore the art and craft of creative writing. We offer workshops in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and everything in between. We also offer fun and engaging afterschool creative writing programs for children. Our Children’s Workshop is a lively and intellectually engaging program that introduces children to the art and craft of writing through storytelling and imagination. Our program endeavors to entertain and foster creative expression, as well as explore the function and values of writing, stimulate our children’s imaginations, and clarify thinking. Our goal is to teach our children to write compelling stories, with creative transitions, character desires, obstacles, climax, dialogue and resolve. Our programs are offered in partnership with Houston schools and educational institutions, and provide children with a critical set of skills and tools to navigate the human experience.
We believe creative writing offers children a safe space to make sense of the world around them, as well as a way to explore humor, narrative complexity, abstraction, and metaphor. We also believe in having fun, encouraging whimsy and wonder, and being inspired to write!
Our main office and studio is nestled in the cozy heart of Montrose in a one-bedroom apartment on a quiet street.
Don’t live in or near Montrose? No problem! If you are interested in participating in a workshop with 8 to 12 of your friends & neighbors, contact us and let us know, we may be able to come to you!