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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

"Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here" with Elizabeth Yeampierre


Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Her lecture, “Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon Street. Yeampierre is the executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Rothko Chapel and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas. To reserve your seat visit http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/register/1547.

When:
Nov 29, 2018
Cost:
Free/Pay what you can
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Tension: How to Build It, Keep It, and Increase It

Nothing keeps a reader turning pages like tension! In this three-hour workshop, we’ll consider how writers can effectively build tension in their writing.

Nothing keeps a reader turning pages like tension! In this three-hour workshop, we’ll consider how writers can effectively build tension in their writing. Together, we’ll discuss the elements of tension, from cliffhangers to pacing, from character motivation to story stakes. We’ll dissect some high-tension examples from published stories and participate in several writing exercises in order to put these elements to work. Bring a laptop or pen and paper and be prepared to write, share, and try new thing


When:
Jan 26, 2019
INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Jaye EvansTIME: Saturday, January 26th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMPRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, January 21st: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Monday, January 21st: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007LEVEL: All LevelsCAP: Limited to 15 Writers
Cost:
$45-$70
Time:
9:30 am
Sunday Time & Price:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM $45-$70
Location:
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Beginning Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Essayist Joan Didion wrote famously, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” and over the course of six weeks, workshop participants will be given tools to inspire and instruct them in writing their own unique life stories.

Essayist Joan Didion wrote famously, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” and over the course of six weeks, workshop participants will be given tools to inspire and instruct them in writing their own unique life stories. Together we will explore a broad range of stunning examples from the masters of memoir and personal essay, from James Baldwin to Scott Russell Sanders to Cheryl Strayed. Each week we will dedicate class time to generating new pieces, as well as to studying and practicing crucial elements of writing craft—from dialogue, to image, to writing through the senses, which poet/memoirist Mary Karr calls "sacred carnality." Through these weekly craft lessons, and by sharing our work with one another and with the instructor, we will gain new insights into our own creative processes and experiences.

When:
Jan 20, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
INSTRUCTOR: Cameron Dezen HammonTIME: Six Sundays, January 20th, January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMPRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, January 15th: $210 members, $240 non-members. After Tuesday, January 15th: $240 members, $270 non-members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007LEVEL: Beginning and IntermediateCAP: Limited to 12 Writers
Cost:
$210- $270
Time:
11:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM $210-$270
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Rothko Chapel Open Letters


For his program Open Letters, artist Mark Menjivar will read aloud the letter of a Texas death row inmate. After reflection, Menjivar will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the complex issue of capital punishment. The program will be limited to 40 attendees and will be held on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon. To register visit http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/event/open-letters-with-mark-m... .

When:
Oct 10, 2018
Cost:
Suggested contribution of $10
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing

Ends on September 15, 2018
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, the board, advisory board, and editors of Gulf Coast recognize the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.

Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays.

The contest awards $3,000 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner. Two runners up will be awarded $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in Gulf Coast's printed journal as well as online. This year's contest will be judged by Wendy Vogel, an independent writer, art critic and curator based in New York. A former editor at Art in America, Modern Painters and Flash Art
International, Vogel has taught at Rice University, University of Houston, The New School and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Deadline September 15, 2018
• The 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing will be judged by Wendy
Vogel
• Previously unpublished work and work that has been published within the last year will
be considered.
• Submit one piece of critical art writing, of no more than 1,500 words, in a single .doc,
.docx, or .pdf file.
• The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your bio, your name, or any
contact information in the uploaded document. 
Due Date: Sep 15, 2018
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Lecture: The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times by Lois Farfel Stark

The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

Buildings, behaviors and beliefs reflect humans' search for pattern and meaning. We can read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift. Documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, will use beautiful photography and fresh perspective of history to take us on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China, with many places and shapes in between. Lois Farfel Stark is an Emmy Award-winning producer, documentary filmmaker and author. During her distinguished career she produced and wrote documentaries on architecture, medical research, globalization, artists and social issues. Members $12, Tickets $18

When:
Aug 28, 2018
Cost:
Members $12, Tickets $18
Time:
6:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:30pm Members $12, Tickets $18
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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
LOCATIONWritespacat 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.

Due Date: Sep 29, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-5679
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Exploring Life's Most Powerful Moments in Memoir

NSTRUCTORJoyce 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
LOCATIONWritespacat 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.

Due Date: Sep 22, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-5679
FreshArts.org is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on FreshArts.org do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Advanced Memoir and Personal Essay


INSTRUCTORMark Dostert
TIME: Four Sundays, August 19th, August 26th, skip Labor Day weekend, September 9th, September 16th, 3-6 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, August 14th: $150 for members, $180 for non-members; After Tuesday, August 14th: $180 for members, $210 for non-members
LOCATIONWritespace at 2000 Edwards #212, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: Advanced
CAP: Limited to 10 Writers

Are you familiar with the fundamentals of crafting memoir and personal essay and seek to fine tune your craft? Is there a manuscript collecting dust on your shelf that could use some fresh revision, or a new manuscript you’d like incentive to begin? If so, this workshop is for you!

We will begin the first two sessions with mini-lessons on various craft elements as they relate to the genres of memoir and personal essay--point of view, imagery, details, diction, syntax, tone, theme, as well as linear and non-linear form/structures. Then, we’ll break into small groups and work with our classmates to revise our completed manuscripts. Following the off-week, sessions three and four will be dedicated to workshopping our revised manuscripts with the entire group and instructor.

For session one, participants should bring four copies (double-spaced, 12-point font) of a 3-12 page writing sample, whether it be the opening of a longer memoir or the complete manuscript of a shorter personal essay. With manuscripts in hand, we will work together in a fun and supportive environment to bring them to the level where they are ready to send to editors and agents.

Due Date: Sep 16, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-5679
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