On this page find information about classes I’m teaching that YOU can take!
I teach regularly for Creative Writing organizations, including Writespace, Grackle & Grackle, and WAN (Write About Now) Academy. The listings here are for classes that are coming up which are open to the public. Click the links in the class titles to find out more and to register for each course. In many cases — particularly with Grackle & Grackle and Writespace — scholarships are often available if you contact the organization and ask.
Classes listed here are offered on Zoom unless otherwise noted, which means you can take them even if you’re not in Houston, from anywhere with an internet connection.
Writespace and Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are teaming up in February, March, and April of 2023 to offer a mentoring program for middle school students interested in Creative Writing. At the beginning of each of those months, a professional writer will teach the kids in the program a course on fiction or playwriting or poetry, and then over the course of the next four weeks, those middle school students will be mentored regularly by CW students at HSPVA.
I’ll be teaching the Fiction course on February 5th, my colleague Kathryn Peterson will be teaching Playwriting on March 5th, and then I’ll be teaching the Poetry course on April 2nd. There will be a reading of the students’ original work at the end of the three-month program.
If you have or know any middle school kids interested in Creative Writing, please do send them our way! These courses will be conducted over Zoom, so location is not as much of an issue. This could make a wonderful holiday or birthday or bar/bat mitzvah gift for a young author-to-be! Space will also be limited, so I recommend signing up earlier rather than later.