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



    Creative Writing Workshops

    Poetry and Power: Doing Things with Words

    10 Sundays
    September 1 to November 10
    (No Class on Labor Day Sunday)
    with Justin Janisse
    from 5 to 8


    Story Whispering: Coaxing A Narrative From Psychic Clutter

    Two Saturdays
    with Sarah Rolater
    May 18 & May 25
    from 11:00 – 2:00  pm


    This Sensational World

    10 Thursdays
    with Sara Rolater
    April 25 to June 27
    6 to 9


    Variations in Prose: Tailoring, or The Shapes Of Us

    9 Wednesdays
    Prose with Miah Arnold
    May 1 to June 26th
    from 10 to 1


    Making it Personal: A Nine Week Generative Workshop in the Personal Essay

    Personal Essay with Cait Weiss Orcutt
    9 Wednesday Evenings
    April 3rd to June 5th
    6-9 pm



    Poetic Intelligence

    One Saturday with Christa Forster
    Saturday March 30
    from 1 to 5 pm


    The Self as Bestiary: Writing the Animal

    8 Sundays
    April 14 – June 16
    (No Class on Easter or Mother’s Day)
    with Paige Quinones
    from 4 to 7


    When the Body Breaks: Writing About Illness and Health

    A Weekend
    With Martha Serpas and Chelsea B. DesAutels
    April 13 & 14


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