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

    H-Town: Creating a Bayou Poetics

    Visiting Writer Masterclass:
    a Sunday afternoon
    with Benjamin Garcia
    December 1


    Turbulence: Writing In/About/For a Broken World

    An Afternoon
    with Ranjana Varghese
    Saturday October 26
    1-5 pm


    Modern Elegy: Narrative of Things Past and the Language of Loss

    a Saturday morning
    with Rohan Chhetri
    November 2


    Fabulous Deviations: Conjuring the Bizarre in our Fiction

    A Weekend of Writing
    with Theodora Bishop
    November 9 & 10
    9 to 1


    From Drafted to Done:Prose Manuscript Workshop

    10 Classes
    with Jessica Wilbanks
    Every other Monday: 8/26, 9/9,
    9/23, 10/7, 10,21, 11/4, 11/18
    Weekly: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
    6:00 to 8:30


    Poetry and Power: Doing Things with Words

    10 Sunday afternoons
    September 8 to November 10
    with Justin Janisse
    from 2 to 5