Creative Non-Fiction

Zine Fest Houston 2018


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 17 from 12-6 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2018
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome.

The theme of this year’s festival is WRESTLING!

2018 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*

PROJECT SPACE
12:30-2:00
PM Screening of "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of
African-American Women in the Ring" by Chris Bournea (82 minutes)
2:00-3:00 PM Mockingbird Network Recording
3:00-4:00 PM Comedy and Agony: A History of Wrestling and Humor with Tex Lonestar of Doomsday Wrestling
4:00-5:00
PM Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading & Discussion Featuring
Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona and Yeiry Guevara, Moderated by S Rodriguez
5:00-6:00 PM Jennifer Mathieu: From Riot Grrrl to YA Author: How Zines Changed My Life and Birthed a Book!

CLASSROOM SPACE
1:00-3:00 PM Youth Zine-making Workshop
3:00-4:30 PM Détournement: Content Re-routing in Comics with Christopher Sperandio

OUTDOOR FRONT LAWN
4:05-4:20 PM Doomsday Wrestling Grudge Match

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Somos Semillas Vegan Kitchen, and Poodle Floss Cotton Candy!

SAFER SPACES POLICY
Zine
Fest Houston is FREE TO ALL, but please be aware that the festival has a
zero tolerance policy for sexism, racism, classism, homophobia,
transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other forms of discrimination and
abuse taken against members of our community such as theft of money or
property, physical, verbal, or mental abuse, sexual harassment,
inappropriate/unwelcome comments and behaviors, disruptive or
disrespectful behavior, and causing a participant or attendee to feel
distressed or unsafe. We encourage everyone participating and attending
to help us hold the festival up to the standard we have set, and to
advise festival organizers if any issues arise in this regard during
ZFH. Thank you!

ABOUT ZINE FEST HOUSTON
Zine Fest Houston
(ZFH) is an annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines
(self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative and underground DIY media and art.

Admission is
always free and low cost table space is made available for creators,
writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication,
distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media.

ZFH is the
sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging
and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community
to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to
productive collaboration.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at www.zinefesthouston.org or send an email to info@zinefesthouston.org.

When:
Nov 17, 2018
The Zine Fest Houston after party will be after the festival on Saturday, November 17th at Axelrad (1517 Alabama, Houston, TX 77004) starting at 7:30PM.
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE

Members Only Memoir and Creative Nonfiction First Page Feedback Session

Do you wonder what editors at publishing companies, magazines, and literary journals are thinking when they read the opening page of your memoir or personal essay? What are they looking for? What makes them want to keep reading?

Do you wonder what editors at publishing companies, magazines, and literary journals are thinking when they read the opening page of your memoir or personal essay? What are they looking for? What makes them want to keep reading?

If so, join your fellow Writespace members as we learn from each other in this supportive roundtable of first page critiques.

Our three-hour session will explore various craft elements essential to beginning a compelling memoir or personal essay. These lessons will be drawn specifically from our own work, with the exception of the opening page of a published memoir and a published personal essay used as mentor texts. By session’s end, attending writers will attain greater clarity about what questions good writers ask as they work, as well as a clearer sense of what editors and agents look for when they read our submissions. Please bring to workshop eleven printed hard copies of the first page of an aspiring book-length memoir or stand-alone personal essay to share with the group. You will leave with ten copies of your page full of comments, questions, observations, and suggestions.

When:
Jan 13, 2019
INSTRUCTOR: Mark DostertTIME: Sunday, January 13th, 3-6 PMPRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, January 8th: $20 for members. After Tuesday, January 8th: $35 for members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007LEVEL: All LevelsCAP: Limited to 9 Writers
Cost:
$20-$35
Time:
3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
3 -6 PM $20 - $35
Location:
General Categories: 

Writing Towards Reflection

A Creative Exploration of McGovern Lake


As writers and artists, we all need to make time to recharge our creative energies. This fall, step away from your desk and practice fresh ways of looking, thinking, and recording landscapes both internal and external, and refill your creative well thought this immersive walking investigation of McGovern Lake in Houston’s Hermann Park. Although the lake may have artificial origins, it has been transformed by a wealth of evolving ecological forces: from Muscovy ducks to channel catfish to honeybees. In many ways, McGovern Lake embodies the interplay between nature and nurture—one of several themes we will explore over the course of the session, all of which are linked by an overarching focus on reflection. What does it mean to see oneself seeing, for instance? How can image shape understanding? We will explore these questions and more through a combination of independent and collective writing exercises.

Sharing your work is always optional. Facilitation will be in English, but you should feel free to write in any language.

REGISTRATION: $45
MAX. PARTICIPANTS: 12

MORE INFO:  fuenteco.com/calendar/writingreflection2018

When:
Nov 3, 2018
Cost:
45
Time:
1:00 pm

Theta Charity Antiques Show

One of the preeminent charity antiques show in the nation, featuring nearly 70 exhibitors and benefiting 8 local charities

Now in its 66th year, the Theta Charity Antiques Show is one of the preeminent charity antiques shows in the country, with proceeds benefitting deserving local charities. The 2018 Show—which focuses on the timeless beauty of botanicals—brings together nearly 70 exhibitors and features fine art, furniture, and decor spanning a wide variety of design styles and time periods. Visitors can experience the Show in full bloom by taking expert-led walks through the exhibition space, browsing curated collections of antiques and artisan-made items for the home, and attending talks and book signings by renowned designers (Ashley Woodson Bailey, James Farmer, Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd and Carolyne Roehm). Visit www.thetacharityantiquesshow.com for more information. 



Proceeds from the 2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show support the Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Centers, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Child Advocates, Inc., the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Arrow Child & Family Ministries — Freedom Place, Martha's Way — CCSC, Second Servings, and Small Steps Nurturing Center.

When:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Miles Redd 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Randy Powers 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Melissa Grobmeyer 2:00 p.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer Suzanne Kasler 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Saturday, November 17, 2018 Schedule: 10 a.m. Exhibits Open 10:30 a.m. A Conversation and Book Signing with Designer  Carolyne Roehm 1:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtnay Elias 1:00 p.m. Art Walk with Sarah Foltz 2:00 p.m. A Conversation with Ashley Woodson Bailey 4:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Courtney Hill Fertitta 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close Sunday, November 18, 2018 Schedule: 11 a.m. Designer Walk and Book Signing with James Farmer 12 p.m. Exhibits Open 1:00 p.m. Conversation and Book Signing with James Farmer 3:00 p.m. Designer Walk with Hallie Henley Sims 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close
Cost:
$20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday Time & Price:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Time & Price:
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Inprint Cool Brains! Sylvia Acevedo Reading


Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents an inspiring afternoon with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts and former rocket scientist at NASA, coming to Houston to share her new memoir for middle graders, Path to the Stars


Event includes:
*100 free copies of Path to the Stars given out at the event
*Presentation and Q+A by Sylvia Acevedo about her journey from being one of the few girls in her community to go to college to becoming a rocket scientist
*Book sale, signing, meet the author
*Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (Official) info booth
*Bus scholarships available for student groups, contact info@inprinthouston.org

Where Sylvia was growing up, many girls were not graduating from high school, let alone going to college from her community. Sylvia’s story of overcoming obstacles with confidence, hard work, and education is an inspirational tale. She navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a master’s in engineering from Stanford University and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

A gifted public speaker, Acevedo is an advocate for empowering children to achieve their dreams, especially encouraging an interest in STEM education. In addition to being a rocket scientist at NASA, she has worn many hats—an engineer at IBM, an award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
When:
Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Zine Fest Houston 2018


Zine Fest Houston (ZFH)  is a local volunteer-run organization and annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, and underground DIY media and art. Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

This year’s programming includes lectures on healthcare options for freelancers/artists and the history of wrestling, and workshops on teen and youth zine making and DIY animation. Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales to support ZFH 2018's launch of the spb grant during the 5pm - 8pm happy hour on Thursday, August 23, at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. ZFH will also collaborate with local comedy wrestling organization Doomsday Wrestling on a make-your-own wrestler zine making workshop for their September performance to celebrate Zine Fest Houston 2018's wrestling theme.
When:
Nov 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

ZFH Opens Registration for 2018 Festival, Launches shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters

Contact Name:
Nancy Agin Dunnahoe
Contact Phone:
8324443103
Press Documents:

(HOUSTON) – Registration is now open for Zine Fest Houston 2018, which will take place November 17, 2018, from 12pm - 6pm, at Lawndale Art Center. Registration will close on September 17, 2018. As part of its mission to lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) also announces the launch of its shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters (spb Grant), which will provide an artist stipend to an LGBTQ+ creator to attend this year’s festival.

The spb Grant honors ZFH founder shane patrick boyle, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. "We are proud to launch this special initiative honoring shane, who always encouraged creative expression and embraced the unique members of Houston's DIY community,” say ZFH organizers Maria-Elisa Heg, Anastasia Kirages, Evan McCarley and Sarah Welch. “We hope to keep his legacy alive by providing support to emerging LGBTQ+ creators, and also especially encourage POC to apply."

ZFH is a local volunteer-run organization and annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art. Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

This year’s programming includes lectures on healthcare options for freelancers/artists and the history of wrestling, and workshops on teen and youth zine making and DIY animation.

Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales to support ZFH 2018’s launch of the spb grant during the 5pm - 8pm happy hour on Thursday, August 23, at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. ZFH will also collaborate with local comedy wrestling organization Doomsday Wrestling on a make-your-own wrestler zine making workshop for their September performance to celebrate this year’s festival theme.

Attendance to ZFH is free and open to the public.

About Zine Fest Houston

Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is dedicated to providing opportunities and space for zinesters, artists, and self-publishers to present DIY works and participate in an alternative avenue for commerce. Through year-round educational programming, publications and a free annual festival, ZFH seeks to empower independent artists, lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, and promote equitable conditions for its creative community to thrive. ZFH 2018 is generously supported by Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Follow our space at zinefesthouston.org.

ZFH Opens Registration for 2018 Festival, Launches shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters

Contact Name:
Nancy Agin Dunnahoe
Contact Phone:
8324443103
Press Documents:

(HOUSTON) – Registration is now open for Zine Fest Houston 2018, which will take place November 17, 2018, from 12pm - 6pm, at Lawndale Art Center. Registration will close on September 17, 2018. As part of its mission to lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) also announces the launch of its shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters (spb Grant), which will provide an artist stipend to an LGBTQ+ creator to attend this year’s festival.

The spb Grant honors ZFH founder shane patrick boyle, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. "We are proud to launch this special initiative honoring shane, who always encouraged creative expression and embraced the unique members of Houston's DIY community,” say ZFH organizers Maria-Elisa Heg, Anastasia Kirages, Evan McCarley and Sarah Welch. “We hope to keep his legacy alive by providing support to emerging LGBTQ+ creators, and also especially encourage POC to apply."

ZFH is a local volunteer-run organization and annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art. Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

This year’s programming includes lectures on healthcare options for freelancers/artists and the history of wrestling, and workshops on teen and youth zine making and DIY animation.

Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales to support ZFH 2018’s launch of the spb grant during the 5pm - 8pm happy hour on Thursday, August 23, at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. ZFH will also collaborate with local comedy wrestling organization Doomsday Wrestling on a make-your-own wrestler zine making workshop for their September performance to celebrate this year’s festival theme.

Attendance to ZFH is free and open to the public.

About Zine Fest Houston

Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is dedicated to providing opportunities and space for zinesters, artists, and self-publishers to present DIY works and participate in an alternative avenue for commerce. Through year-round educational programming, publications and a free annual festival, ZFH seeks to empower independent artists, lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, and promote equitable conditions for its creative community to thrive. ZFH 2018 is generously supported by Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Follow our space at zinefesthouston.org.

Exploring Life's Most Powerful Moments in Memoir


INSTRUCTORJoyce Boatright
TIME: Two Saturdays, September 22nd, September 29th, 1-4 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, September 17th: $80 for members, $95 for non-members; After Monday, September 17th: $95 for members, $110 for non-members
LOCATIONWritespace at 2000 Edwards #212, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 12 Writers
NOTE: This workshop was formerly entitled, “Turning Points in the Arc of Memoir”

You have a memoir—a life story—that you know needs to be written. But how? There is so much to tackle in crafting a memoir, no matter the length. Where do you begin? How do you shape a memory into a story that engages readers? How do you sustain their interest?

In this workshop, we will explore the important turning points in your life, so you can choose the one(s) that merit your attention. We’ll also examine the popular themes in memoir so you know how to publish your finished memoir, if you so desire. We’ll discuss memoir and truth, answering questions about whose truth it is... or is it? Finally, everyone will discover the natural arc (inner change) that comes from overcoming life’s challenges, which is so crucial in a credible memoir.

Participants will have prompts to practice skills in discovering these elements of memoir as well as have the opportunity to workshop their first draft of a beginning memoir at the second session.​


When:
Sep 22, 2018
Cost:
$80-$110
Time:
1:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1-4pm, $80-$110
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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