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

    What Now?: Turning Ideas to Essays Through Collaborative Discussion

    3 Thursdays (every other week)
    writing Memoir & Essays
    with Cait Weiss Orcutt
    July 9,  July 23, Aug 6
    from 6 to 9


    A Journey into Writing Confessional Poetry

    8 Monday mornings
    June 29 to August 17
    with Paige Quiñones
    from 10 to 1


    Holding Poetic Space for One Another: A Generative Workshop

    9 Sunday nights
    June 28 to August 30
    with Niki Herd
    from 6-9


    Crafting A Different World: Speculative Fiction Workshop

    8 Monday nights
    writing fiction
    with Josie Mitchell
    July 13 – Aug 31


    Writing Memory and Self

    9 Tuesdays
    writing Memoir
    with Onyinye Ihezukwu
    June 30 to Aug 25 2020
    from 6 to 9


    Variations in Prose

    8 Wednesdays
    Fiction, Memoir, & Essays
    with Cait Weiss Orcutt
    July 8 to Aug 26
    from 10 to 1