Non-Fiction

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• Previously unpublished work and work that has been published within the last year will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
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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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Spirtual Memoir

INSTRUCTORCameron Dezen Hammon
TIME: Saturday, September 15th, 1-4 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, September 10th: $40 for members, $55 for non-members; After Monday, September 10th: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
LOCATIONWritespace at 2000 Edwards #212, Houston, TX, 77007
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

To borrow an aphorism—writing about spirituality is like dancing about architecture. In other words, it’s a challenge, though not an impossible one. In this workshop, we will discover that writing about our spiritual lives is not only possible but potentially enjoyable and rewarding. Through study of outstanding examples of the genre, in-class writing prompts, short lessons on craft, and class discussion, participants will work toward developing a spiritual vocabulary that articulates their individual experiences and traditions, while connecting them to the shared human experience. Spiritual memoir is open to writers from all spiritual and religious traditions, as well as to those who claim no spiritual or religious tradition. Essayist Joan Didion wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In this workshop, we will discover new and engaging ways to articulate our unique spiritual stories, in order to more fully explore and inhabit our spiritual lives.

Due Date: Sep 15, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-5679
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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 9, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-56799
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: Aug 26, 2018
Contact Name: Writespace
Phone: 713-516-5679
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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
Location:
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