we know you tell stories.

    Join us, at Grackle and Grackle, in expanding the literary landscape in this greatest of American cities. We host 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 successful 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


    Reading in Translation Book Club

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



    Mythical Truths & How We Contain Them: Building a World in Poems

    Poetry with Cait Weiss Orcutt
    8 Mondays/  April 16-June 11
    6-9 pm

    Scholarships available. Email for information.


    Riding the Craft

    Fiction with Bryan Washington
    8 Tuesdays/  April 17- June 12
    6-9 pm/

    Scholarships available. Email for information.


    A Perfect Pain: Food Writing in Houston

    Food Writing with Alice Levitt
    May 5, May 12


    Songwriting for Dilettantes

    Songwriting with Lucas Masllorens
    April 7. 14, 21, 28


    Houston Flâneur (Spring)

    Essays with Allyn West
    March 3,4


    Variations in Prose Writing: Generating New Work

    Variations in Prose Writing: Generating New Work
    Fiction, essays, scripts with Miah Arnold
    10 Wednesdays/ 4/11-6/13
    from 10 to 1


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