we know you tell stories.

Grackle and Grackle is expanding the literary landscape in Houston and across the world. We host creative writing workshops in-house in the Houston Heights, and live, online Zoom classes to people everywhere with an internet or phone connection. We also consult with nonprofits and businesses that need a literary touch for projects, and we are expanding into small publishing ventures. 

Our workshops are taught by accomplished writers who know how to teach writing. 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. 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.

Many of our students are new to writing, many have MFAs or PhDs in writing, and many of them wrote “a long time ago” but haven’t written for years. They are a thoughtful, intelligent community of writers. Creative writing can feel like a luxury we don’t have time for, but for many it is a piece of our lives we must make time for. In that light, we 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

Straddling the Line: The Art of Poetic Syntax

9 Monday evenings
June 14 – Aug 9
writing poetry
with Justin Jannise
from 6 to 9


Quick-lipped: Flash Fiction

9 Thursday nights
Writing Flash Fiction
with Josie Mitchell
June 17 – Aug 12


Finding your Story: A Generative Fiction Workshop

Wednesday Nights
writing fiction
with Tayyba Kanwal
June 16-Aug 8
from 6 to 9 pm


Variations in Prose with Robin Reagler

8 Wednesdays
Fiction, Memoir, & Essays
with Robin Reagler
June 23-August 11
from 10 to 1


Writing the Micro Essay

A Saturday Morning
writing Micro Essays
wIth Justin Jannise
May 22


Mother of Invention: A Generative Workshop for Poets and Writers

Mother’s Day Workshop
with Lauren Berry
Saturday May 8
from 10 to 2


Mastering Your Draft: Manuscript Workshop

Every Other Thursday
workshopping full novels
with Theodora Ziolkowski
June 3 – Sept 9
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Crafting the Chapbook: Possibilities for a Cycle of Poems

Every Other Tuesday
shaping poetry chapbooks
with Robin Davidson
June 1 – Sept 7
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


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