A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.
DATE: Saturday, December 3rd 7:30pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of our second anthology, In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between, with readings by local and national contributors. Enjoy drinks and snacks on us while listening to selections of boundary-breaking fiction. This event is free and open to the public.
Multi-genre writer, Jody T. Morse, lives in the heart of a mystical forest on an 18-acre farmstead. Life for her is about connecting with others through written and spoken word, visual and performance arts. Jody has enjoyed connecting with fellow writers through Writespace and critique groups in North Houston since late 2015. To learn more about her work and passions, visit www.bountifulbalconybooks.
Dorothy Tinker is a writer of epic fantasy novels and short stories that run the gamut from scifi/fantasy/spiritual to horror to romance/erotica. She is the author of the young adult epic fantasy series, Peace of Evon, which also includes Gift of War and Lost King. With a fascination for languages and cultures, she incorporates both other languages and other cultures into the works that she writes.
L.C. Lara is currently working toward her master’s degree in creative writing with the University of Denver. More of her writing can be found in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. She is a wife, mother, and former school teacher turned dance teacher. When she’s not busy family-ing, reading, writing, or dancing, she likes volunteering her time with Writespace. She’s lived south, north, west, and now east of Houston; no matter how many times she moves she’s never very far from the city.
Jennifer Stephan Kapral writes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. She was born in the shadows of steel mills in Western PA and studied creative non-fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Houston, TX, spending time by the bayous with her husband and two dogs.
DATE: Friday, November 18, 7:30pm
Join us at Writespace for an all-genre open mic! New and emerging writers welcome! We will be accepting sign-ups for writers from all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, et al. Come read your work in front of an audience and have the chance to receive feedback, if you would like (feedback is optional).
Audience members will provide feedback to readers who request it. Readers will have five minutes total: 3 minutes to read and 2 minutes to receive feedback, or five minutes to read without feedback. Please practice and make sure you time yourself beforehand. To sign up in advance, please email us or sign up at the door at 7:15 pm. Write@Writespacehouston.or
Also before or after the open mic, feel free to visit our artist neighbors' open studios during the Silver Street Summer Series, which lasts from 5-9 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 7 :30-9 p.m.
This Halloween, let’s transform Writespace into Frightspace! In celebration of all that is creepy, Frightspace will recreate the friendly competition that inspired Mary Shelley to write her gothic monster tale, Frankenstein in 1816 with a Terrifying Tales Contest and open mic.
Frightspace invites writers of all genres to read excerpts of their scary, weird or suspenseful works to an audience of the likewise twisted-minded. Phobophiles who make it through all the readings without soiling themselves will vote on their favorite scary storyteller.
No scary story to read at Frightspace? Join us from 2-4 p.m. for ourJumpstart Your Writing--Halloween-Style!,
Reading is not mandatory, so you are also welcome to participate as an audience member and cast your vote at the end of the night. Free libations will be provided for readers and listeners in need of liquid courage. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Email Layla to sign up to read your work. Layla@writespacehouston.or
Houston Public Media
The Moth - "Love Hurts"
Tuesday February 9, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Tickets: ON SALE FEB. 2 AT 2 PM - http://ticketf.ly/1SIA4Wu
$10 GA. This is a seated show
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
LOVE HURTS: Our annual celebration of heartbreak because what doesn’t break you, makes you eager to vent! (But please, make sure all venting is in story form!) Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome.