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

    Get to the Punchline: A Workshop in Employing Humor in Our Writing

    An Hilarious Morning Writing
    with Theodora Ziolkowski
    Saturday March 21
    from 10 to 2
    (with easy option to pay in two installments)


    Out of the Woods: A Generative Workshop for (Re)Writing Fairy Tales

    2 Mornings Writing
    with Theodora Ziolkowski
    Feb 22, 23
    from 10 to 2
    (with easy option to pay in two or three installments)


    Reconstructing the Line: Explorations of Prose Poetry

    2 Mornings
    with Paige Quiñones
    April 4-5
    from 10 to 1
    (with easy option to pay in two or three installments)


    The Birthplace of Fresh — A Hybrid Workshop

    5 Mondays
    Hybrid Literature
    with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
    March 2-March 30
    from 6 to 9
    (with easy option to pay in two or three installments)


    Reinventing Conventions

    10 Sunday afternoons
    Jan 19 to Mar 22
    with Emily Bludworth de Barrios
    from 2 to 5
    (with option to pay in two or three installments)