Inspired to Write

“Being a writer need not be as difficult or as lonely as writing itself, particularly when the good company of other writers is so proximate and so possible.” – Julie Checkoway

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    Date and Time:

    Thursdays @ 5:30 to 6:00

    Summer Book Club for Teens (14+)

    I will lead students in a close reading of two novels over the course of ten weeks this summer, beginning the week of June 1. We will meet online via Zoom each Thursday at 5:30pm for a discussion of the text. Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Students are welcome to "read" via audiobook though I think they'll get more out of the text if they read along as well as listen. This is a free course, there are no grades, and the goal is to encourage a love of reading and engagement with literature.
    Free!
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    Date and Time:

    Thursdays @ 5:00 to 5:30

    Summer Book Club for Kids (8+)

    I will lead students in a close reading of two novels over the course of ten weeks this summer, beginning the week of June 1. We will meet online via Zoom each Thursday at 5:00pm for a discussion of the text. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan   Students are welcome to "read" via audiobook though I think they'll get more out of the text if they read along as well as listen. This is a free course, there are no grades, and the goal is to encourage a love of reading and engagement with literature.
    Free!
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    Date and Time:

    Available during the Academic Year

    Children’s Workshops

    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!

    Contact us for more information about how to bring our program to your child’s school or to arrange a personalized program for a group of children.  We offer programs for children in Elementary, Middle, and High School.

    Contact us for pricing.