we know you tell stories.

    Join us, at Grackle and Grackle, in expanding the literary landscape in this greatest of American cities. We host creative writing workshops in-house and around Houston, a reading group for books in translation, and we are in the midst of creating a publishing house.

    Located in the Houston Heights, our creative writing workshops are taught by accomplished writers who know how to teach writing. Our consulting team works with nonprofits and businesses who want to bring in workshops or add literary expertise into a project. Our goal is to help every Houstonian find the kind of story they want to tell, to help them tell it in the most engaging way possible, and to encourage them to write enough that the process becomes easier and more fluid with time. We all know that creative writing can feel like a luxury we don’t have time for, and that creative writing is a piece of our lives we must make time for. We work hard to ensure our students leave classes with the desire to write, to revise, to forge forward; that our critiques are forthright and true to each individual writer’s intentions and goals and not to a group’s norms.

    We know you tell stories.

    We are here to help you share them. In that light, we also offer discounts and scholarships to ensure that every person who wants to take a workshop with us is able to — if you need financial assistance to make the workshop, don’t hesitate to contact Miah Arnold.

    Grackling Hot Creative Writing Classes in the Houston Heights



    Feeling, Thinking, and Telling: How to Read (and Write) Poetry

    3 Mondays
    with Kevin Prufer
    November 12th, 26th, and December 3rd
    6:00 to 9:00


    Testimonios and Documentary Writing: Flood Museum

    with Miah Arnold and Raj Mankad
    7 Wednesdays from 6 to 9; 2 Sat flex times
    9/19-10/31; 6/7 or 6/8 & 10/20 or 10/21
    FREE (25 dollar registration fee returned at end of class)


    Literary Journalism

    with Allyn West
    4 Tuesdays 6-9


    Songwriting for Dilettantes

    with Lucas Masllorens
    6 Sundays
    Sept 30 thru Nov 4


    Starting and Finishing: A Workshop for Prose Writers (fiction and nonfiction)

    with Claire Anderson
    8 Mondays from 6 to 9
    9/10 to 11/29


    Variations In Prose: Volumes

    10 Wednesdays
    with Miah Arnold
    9/12-11/14 from 10-1

    Scholarships available. Email for information.


    Houston Flâneur Memorial

    Memorial Location
    with Allyn West
    September 22-23


    Between Us and Ourselves: The Art of Personal Essay

    with Jessica Wilbanks
    3 Tuesdays 6-9
    9/18, 9/25, 10/2


    The Poet’s Workshop

    10 Thursdays
    with Georgia Pearle
    September 6 thru November 8
    6:00 to 9:00


    Reading in Translation Book Club

    Grackle and Grackle Book Club
    1st Thursdays (April, 2nd Thursday)
    6:30-8 pm



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