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

     

    Workshops

    Creative Writing Workshops

    Poetry Knockout: Four Master Poets, One Classroom (Fully Online)

    10 Sunday Evenings of Poetry
    with Erin Belieu, Blas Falconer, Niki Herd, and Helena Mesa
    April 12 to June 14
    (with easy option to pay in 2-3 installments)

    $380.00

    Writing on the Edge: Experiments with Form in the Personal Essay

    10 Tuesdays
    writing short essays
    with Cait Weiss Orcutt
    April 15 to June 17
    from 6 to 9
    $380
    (option to pay in installments and/or
    email if you need a discount)

    $380.00

    Angles In: Variations in Prose (Fully Online)

    9 Wednesdays
    Fiction, Memoir, & Essays
    with Miah Arnold
    April 29 to June 24
    from 10 to 1
    $380
    (with option to pay in two or three installments)

    $380.00

    Building Miniature Castles: The Many Shapes of the Very Short Story (Fully Online)

    10 Monday nights
    April 6 to June 15
    with Kaj Tanaka
    $380
    (with option to pay in two or three installments)

    $380.00

    Building the Ship as We Sail It: Intermediate Poetry Writing (Fully Online)

    10 Monday mornings
    April 6 to June 15
    with Justin Jannise
    from 10 to 1
    $380
    (with option to pay in two or three installments)

    $380.00

    Mother of Invention: A Generative Workshop for Poets and Writers

    Mother’s Day Workshop
    with Lauren Berry
    Saturday May 2
    from 10 to 2
    (with easy option to pay in two installments)

    $70.00

    Bolt: a Flash Fiction Workshop

    2 Mornings Writing
    with Rosario Margate
    April 25,26
    from 10 to 2
    (with easy option to pay in two or three installments)

    $100.00

    Reconstructing the Line: Explorations of Prose Poetry

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

    $100.00