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Renew Your Love of Writing: End of Summer Edition

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$45 – $70

NSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard, PhD

TIME: Saturday, August 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, August 25. After Sunday, August 25: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

Singer-songwriter Neko Case tells us, “Don’t let this fading summer pass you by,” so we’re gonna grab onto it and write epic end-of-summer, back-to-school, hot-days-in-the-city poems! In this gentle generative workshop, we’ll use visual, musical, and written prompts to capture whatever vibes you feel come August, whether it’s nostalgia or relief or something else entirely. We’ll experiment with wordplay and form, consider meter and rhyme, and try out different points of view. You’ll leave this workshop with some finished poems, some new ideas, and some prompts to try out on your own to keep the momentum going. All genres and levels of writers are welcome!

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 31
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45 – $70
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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Houston Cultural District
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