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Read Your Way to Writing Well: The Only Good Indians

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$150 – $210

INSTRUCTOR: Nick Almeida

TIME: Four Wednesdays, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $150 for members, $180 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Thursday, August 8. After Thursday, August 8: $180 for members, $210 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

“When the whole world hurts, you bite it, don’t you?” –The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

This four-week course is for those who feel oddly thrilled by words like these, by their peculiar logic, the hum of their heartbeat, or the resonant, chilling images they produce at the edge of familiarity. Each week, we will explore different craft aspects of Jones’ magnificent and terrifying novel, The Only Good Indians. By reading sections of the novel and examining its techniques, we will discover how we ourselves can become better storytellers of the uncanny, sublime, horrific, and powerful.

This course welcomes all levels of writing and literary analysis. Homework will include reading roughly 90 pages per class (please read to page 90 prior to our first meeting), as well as a commitment to creativity, curiosity, and community for the four weeks.

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.

This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


August 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$150 – $210
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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