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Nourishing Creativity: Taking Nourishing from Adjective to Verb

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$45 – $70

INSTRUCTOR: Karleen Koen

TIME: Saturday, January 13, 1:00–3:00 p.m. CST

PRICE: Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, January 7. After Sunday, January 7: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Writespace, 1907 Sabine Street, #125, Houston, TX 77007 (map)

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

Creativity is the green fuse that makes life vibrant, yet it is easily lost in becoming and being an adult. This course allows you to begin or renew a relationship with the creative impulse, its inner wildness, its certainty, its sense of adventure and knowing. Are there pieces of yourself that you have shut down? Do you feel stuck and dull? Overwhelmed? Here is a gentle beginning toward the unfolding of a personal roadmap back to the innate creativity within. Personal reflection, discussion, a little writing, a bit of movement will all be guides that can lead you back home to yourself.

Do not overthink but go on impulse: Please bring a small object representing yourself. It can be anything.

Karleen Koen is a seasoned and award-winning writer/editor and novelist. Her first novel, Through a Glass Darkly, was a New York Times bestseller. She has written three other novels, Now Face to Face, Dark Angels, and Before Versailles. Former jobs include editor of Houston Home & Garden Magazine, managing editor of the University of Houston’s feature magazine, and director of editorial services for the University of Houston. She teaches about craft and creativity and writing for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University and has taught at the Writer’s League of Texas and Writespace. She is one of the founders of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts and currently serves the Community for Conscious Aging. Her website is www.karleenkoen.net

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. This project is generously funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.


January 13
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45 – $70
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(713) 487-5603
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City of Houston District
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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