Non-Fiction

Technical Writing II


INSTRUCTORAndreana Binder
TIME: Saturday, September 15th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, September 10th: $40 for members, $55 for non-members; After Monday, September 10th: $50 for members, $55 for non-members
LOCATIONWritespace at 2000 Edwards #212, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

In this workshop, we will build on the knowledge shared in Technical Writing I. In doing so, we will explore more complex texts and more advanced writing exercises like those you would receive if you accept a position as a technical writer. In addition to completing writing exercises, we will cover proofreading strategies and best practices for sending work and reviews to colleagues. We will also take a look at the most common authoring tools, such as Microsoft Word, and find out how they can make your life easier as a writer and editor of your own technical documentation. We will discuss other business writing forms, such as web content and copywriting, as technical writers are sometimes also asked to assist with sales-related writing material. We will conclude with a Q&A, in which the instructor will answer any additional questions about the field, such as what typical pay rates are and how to find technical writing jobs.

Please note: Technical Writing I is recommended, but not a prerequisite for this course, as it can be replaced by commensurate experience.

When:
Sep 15, 2018
Cost:
$40-$55
Time:
9:30 am
Saturday Time & Price:
9:30am-12:30pm, $40-$55
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The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.


The Greater
Heights Area Chamber of Commerce will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor
and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly breakfast connection.

 

Dr. Samuel Axelrad
is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently
published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his
time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he finds
himself helping not only American soldiers but hundreds of Vietnamese citizens
both wounded and ill. Peaceful Bones is about one special patient named Hung
Nguyen aka "Charlie" who becomes an unlikely friend on the
battlefield. Dr. Axelrad saves Charlie’s life, forging a bond that crosses
cultural and enemy lines.

 

Their reunion, 46
years after losing touch in 1967, was a moving and inspiring moment that made
history around the world. Peaceful Bones is Dr. Axelrad’s stories of the war,
his life, and the uncanny "coincidences" that brought him and Charlie
together twice in one lifetime over several decades and thousands of miles.

 

The Greater
Heights Area Chamber of Commerce invites guests, members and non-members to
attend and enjoy a hot breakfast. Online tickets are $20 for members and $25
for non-members prior to the event. At the door on the day of the event,
tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Peaceful Bones autographed
copies will be available for purchase. To order Peaceful Bones online, please
visit Amazon.com.

 

A portion of the
book’s proceeds benefit
Texas for Heroes, an organization that sponsors retreats
for U.S. veterans, and
Hoa Binh Peace Village, which supports children in Vietnam
affected by Agent Orange.

When:
Apr 12, 2018
Cost:
$20-$30
Time:
7:00 am
Thursday Time & Price:
7am-8:30am; $20-$30
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Bad Love: A Dark Valentine's Eve Reading and Open Mic


THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Love is not always roses and chocolates. Sometimes love is dark, sometimes it's a punch in the gut, and sometimes it's just laugh-out-loud ridiculous. This Valentine's Eve, join us for a different kind of Valentine's reading--one that doesn't focus on the happily-ever-afters but that instead lingers on all that is less than perfect in, about, and around the subject of love. We'll feature three special guest readers, Jasminne Mendez, Chelsey Clammer, and Adrienne Perry, and will then open the stage to any and all Houston writers and poets for an open mic session. Bring your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and everything in-between!

Open mic signup will be on the night of the event, and will be starting at 6.30 pm. Get there early to secure a 5-minute spot on the Bad Love stage.

WHAT TO READ: Anything about bad love, sad love, love gone hilariously wrong, love cynically rejected, love misplaces, love lost. Feel free to interpret the theme widely: it doesn't have to be romantic love--you can talk about family relations gone sour, friends turned enemies, your cat whom you love but who hates you, or the book you tried to love but that sorely disappointed your expectations. We can't wait to see how you interpret the theme!

WHAT NOT TO READ: We will not tolerate readings containing/promoting acts of violence committed in the name of love. We will not tolerate readings that are racist, sexist, ableist, or contain hate speech against any minority groups. We reserve the right to end any reading with material or themes we deem unacceptable for these or other reasons. 

When:
Feb 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:

60+ MONTH-LONG RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS

25 VSC Fellowships Open to ALL Artists and Writers


ALL artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships.



Every VSC residency includes:

--private room

--private studio space

--all meals.



Apply: https://vsc.slideroom.com/



We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D woman artists; and artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, many generous merit-based grants are available.



For the complete list of awards, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships


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The Vermont Studio Center is a vibrant, diverse community of artists situated in Vermont's northern Green Mountains. Each month we welcome more than 50 writers and visual artists from across the country and around the globe to our historic campus along the Gihon River in the town of Johnson, Vermont.



Residencies range from 2 to 12 weeks and offer residents unrestricted time for creative work, along with daily opportunities to engage with fellow artists. Our monthly program includes slide nights, readings, open studios, gallery openings, and optional studio visits and conferences with our Visiting Artists and Writers.



Email: info@vermontstudiocenter.org

Phone: 802.635.2727


Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Name: Nicole Czapinski
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25
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Lois Stark: The Telling Image

Join documentary filmmaker Lois Stark as she explores the topics in her newest book

Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Presented by the Houston Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: American General Conference Room, Mezzanine Level, Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main Street. Parking available in garage. 

Documentary filmmaker Lois Stark notes that history is often told as a story of rulers and wars; she prefers to tell the story of human history through the lens of shape. 

Ms. Stark will illustrate the mental maps that shape how humans build shelters, bind social systems, and form sacred sites. She avers that early humans understood the world as a web, building round thatched huts and stone circles. In contrast, industrial age humans saw the world as a ladder, ordered by hierarchy and measurement, from pyramids to skyscrapers. In today’s interconnected world, she contends, networks are our mental map, as seen in everything from architecture to biology to social media. By noticing past shapes, Ms. Stark asserts that we can anticipate what’s next. Nature does not change, only the map in the human mind.

Lois Farfel Stark is the author of the forthcoming book The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times. She has been a producer and writer for NBC News, filming in Africa, the Middle East, Cuba, Northern Ireland, Europe, and the USA. She has produced and written over forty documentaries on architecture, medical research, globalization, artists, and social issues. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and has master’s degrees in communication and in education.
When:
Nov 14, 2017
Tickets available via the Houston Seminar. Space is limited. 
Cost:
$40
Time:
6:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:30pm $40
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Harvey Relief Open Mic

Writespace is hosting an open mic to collect donations for the LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.

On September 23, Writespace is hosting an open mic to collect donations (cash, check, and credit card accepted) for the LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. The event is free and all are welcome to participate--come hear local writers and poets read their work in a celebration of Houston's resiliency. If you are interested in reading, please e-mail Cassandra at cassandra@writespacehouston.org.



When:
Sep 23, 2017
Cost:
Free for all, although monetary donations for LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief are encouraged.
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free for all, although monetary donations for LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief are encouraged.
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Healing from Harvey Write-In

If you experienced losses from Harvey or you know someone who did, come explore your experiences through writing prompts designed to facilitate the healing process.
Throughout September, Writespace is offering free write-ins dedicated to helping writers and non-writers alike heal from their experiences of Harvey. If you experienced losses from Harvey or you know someone who did, come explore your experiences through writing prompts designed to facilitate the healing process.

Due Date: Oct 1, 2017
Contact Name: Cassandra Clarke
Phone: 713-516-5679
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Healing from Harvey Write-In

If you experienced losses from Harvey or you know someone who did, come explore your experiences through writing prompts designed to facilitate the healing process.
Throughout September, Writespace is offering free write-ins dedicated to helping writers and non-writers alike heal from their experiences of Harvey. If you experienced losses from Harvey or you know someone who did, come explore your experiences through writing prompts designed to facilitate the healing process.

Due Date: Sep 24, 2017
Contact Name: Cassandra Clarke
Phone: 713-516-5679
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Women's Voices Matter

What do women’s voices bring to the fabric of our society? Are their voices different from men's? If there is a difference, is it a difference that is now more relevant than ever?
This six-week workshop provides a safe space for women of all ages to tell their stories and examine their journeys as individuals, as women, and as members of a larger world. By reading other women, we will explore themes that lead us to examine the bones of our lives. Such examination can help us to become more aware of the path our one “wild and precious life” is taking, and to celebrate that path through our own writing. Our texts will be Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, which explores the importance of women’s voices, and Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home, which celebrates the power of women’s friendships.
There will be an additional voluntary reading of participants’ work in the Hines Center’s labyrinth after the session ends, open to friends.
TIME: Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m., September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd, 10th, and 17th; Optional Reading: Thursday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30
PRICE: $130 for Writespace members, $160 for non-members; After September 7th, $160 for Writespace members, $190 for non-members
LOCATION:
The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer
LEVEL: All levels
CAP: 12

Due Date: Oct 17, 2017
Contact Name: Elizabeth White-Olsen
Phone: 7135165679
Fee: $130 for Writespace members, $160 for non-members; After September 7th, $160 for Writespace members, $190 for non-members
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