we know you tell stories.

Grackle and Grackle teaches creative writing workshops, consults with organizations and companies in Houston that want to bring a literary touch to campaigns or projects, and we will be opening a publishing house in 2019. We were founded by writers Raj Mankad and Miah Arnold — each of whom has taught, written, and wondered in Houston for most of the past twenty years. It is our desire to help expand the literary landscape in this greatest of American cities.

We integrate craft, intimacy, and truth-force into all aspects of our work. Our aim is to bolster the power of story-telling in Houston by leading creative writing workshops taught by experienced and successful writers who love teaching; by consulting for non-profits and for-profits who need literary expertise to help boost a campaign or project; by working with the many writing and arts organizations we have spent years working with already to provide writing workshops or experiences to a variety of different Houston communities.


Grackle and Grackle hosts weekend workshops for retreats geared toward specific kinds of writing, therapy, or outcomes; and weekly workshops in institutional or hospital settings. As consultants, we deliver strategic plans, texts, publications, illustrations, and videos. We collaborate with graphic design, landscape, urban planning, and architecture firms.

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