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, in live online classes, and around Houston, a reading group for books in translation, and we are in the midst of creating a publishing house. During the Covid pandemic, all our classes have moved online, where they will remain for the foreseeable future.

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 writer 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.

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

Scholarship Fund Donation for Grackle Writers

I started Grackle and Grackle to create a space where writers are rewarded for teaching innovative, first-rate creative writing courses they enjoy, while anybody who…

Between Starshine and Clay: Monday Morning Poetry

10 Monday Mornings
Feb 1 to Apr 5
with Niki Herd
from 11-1


Curiouser and Curiouser: Writing a Full 75-90 Minute Play

10 Sunday Evenings
with Playwright Elizabeth Michaela Keel
6-9 pm
Jan 10 to Apr 11, 2020
(Skipping the month of February to write)

$500.00 $499.00

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The Sound of the Story

10 Saturdays
creating podcasts with
with Alex Chambers
Jan 23 – Mar 27
from 10 to 1 (Central)


Thin Places: A Personal Essay Workshop with Cait Weiss Orcutt

10 Thursdays
writing essays with
with Cait Weiss-Orcutt
Jan 14 – Mar 18
from 6 to 9 pm


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Unequal Realities: Telling Environmental Justice Stories in the Oil and Gas Capital of the World

8 Sunday afternoons
writing environmental justice
with Allyn West
Jan  23 to Mar 13
from 3 to 5


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The Truth in Disguise: Fiction with Georgina Key

10 Tuesdays
writing Fiction
with Georgina Key
Jan 19 to Mar 24
from 6 to 9


We Dare Defend These Poems: An Ex-Pat Poetry Workshop

10 Mondays
writing Poetry
with Ashley M. Jones
Jan 18 to Mar 23
from 6 to 9


Variations in Prose

10 Wednesdays
Fiction, Memoir, & Essays
with Miah Arnold
Jan 13 to Mar 17
from 10 to 1


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