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January Inspired Writing Contest
February 1, 2018

Heart of a Tree by Cassandra Lane, Winner of the January Inspired Writing Contest

Congratulations to Cassandra Lane, winner of our January Inspired Writing Contest!  Formerly a newspaper journalist and high school teacher, Cassandra Lane is an alum of Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and A Room of Her Own. She received an MFA from Antioch University, and has published stories in The Bellingham Review, The Manifest-Station, Writers Resist, […]

Happy New Year from The Fig Writer's Studio and Zelzeleh Online Literary Magazine!
December 30, 2017

For the Happy New Year an Inspired Writing Contest!

The Fig Writer’s Studio and Zelzeleh Online Literary Magazine wish everyone a happy, peaceful, and writerly new year! True to our small business/side hustle/writerly nature we are busy as bees preparing for 2018, on the penultimate day of 2017.  We intend to have great fun bringing our community interesting programs, workshops, and events this year.  […]

Thank you for your donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund!
November 22, 2017

Thank You! Proceeds from Novel Writing Workshop Donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund!

Thank you to Lilas Taha and the participants in the fall session of her Novel Writing Workshop for making it possible for The Fig Writer’s Studio to donate proceeds from that workshop to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund!   […]

ru freeman is reading in Houston on Oct 26 and 27
October 15, 2017

Ru Freeman coming to Houston!

Here at the Fig Writer’s Studio we are proud to admit we have favorites!  Lucky for us, and Houston, one of our favorites is coming to Houston this month to read from her brilliant work. Ru Freeman is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane […]

Zelzeleh, ground breaking
October 1, 2017

Submit your Stories to Zelzeleh Online Literary Magazine!

The Fig Writer’s Studio is pleased to announce that we are launching Zelzeleh, an online literary magazine, in Summer 2018! Great stories crack you wide open like an earthquake, or zelzeleh, as it is known in Arabic and Farsi.  We want to read engaging and breathtaking literature; the kind of thing you can’t put down, which transports you […]