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Restore Your Writing Joy

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$85 – $115

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cindy Childress

TIME: Two Saturdays, August 10, 17, 1:00–4:00 p.m. CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $85 for members, $100 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, August 4. After Sunday, August 4: $100 for members, $115 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

Hustle culture is all too pervasive today. Under the pressure of that go-go-go, produce-produce-produce mentality, our creativity wilts. While the publishing industry has long praised workaholism, the cost of that pressure is often the loss of the pleasure of writing.

The truth is, this write-write-write mandate runs us into the ground. Passion for a writing project turns into perfectionism, and suddenly, writing isn’t a joy anymore. Writer’s block becomes a chronic condition, and our writing habit swiftly turns into a habit of not writing.

If your writing life feels dried out and dried up, this workshop is for you!

We know you need more than just writer’s block hacks and time management tips. We know you need to reconnect with your creative self, so we filled this in-person experience with activities, games, and group activities to restore your joy in writing.

We’ll explore the stories around why we are burnt out and spend time noticing what we are doing and how it’s serving us. We’ll explore ways to fill the creative well and keep it full. At the end of this workshop, we’ll leave with our writing spirit reawakened and with fresh commitments to the joy of expressing our imagination and ideas through writing.

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 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$85 – $115
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
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