2017 Calendar of Events

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The Houston Writers Guild hosts a vast array of events throughout the year.  The Guild’s main program includes two conferences, seasonal series of hands-on workshops, and a new yearly Tech Con. For details on lineups, session descriptions, and registration, please visit the specific pages for each event.

Hands-On / Special Series

Revision Hands-on Series

Revision Hands-on Series will take place February and March 2017.  Dates, Times, and Locations will vary.  Focus will be on hands-on application of revision strategies.  Cost to members $5 per session; nonmembers $10

Summer Series

Summer Series will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of June, July, and August from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center.  Topics to be determined.  Suggestions Welcome. Cost to members $10 per session; nonmembers $30

Pre-writing Hands-on Series

Pre-writing Hands-on Series will take place in October. Dates, Times, and Locations will vary.  Focus will be on hands-on application of prewriting strategies to prepare for creating a first draft. As a courtesy for those doing Nanowrimo these sessions will be free to all authors.

2017 Calendar


 

 

       Mondays in June, July, and August

from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

       Katherine Tyra Library

       16719 Clay Rd

       Overview: Hands-on sessions for generating writing, revising, and exploring a variety of techniques for craft enhancement.


Friday thru Sunday

Sept 15-17

       Rice University Campus

       Ley Student Center

       Overview: This conference focuses on aspects of marketing, branding, author platform creation, and other professional topics for the active hands-on author.


Fall Pre-writing Series

During October

Dates, Locations and Times Vary

Overview: In honor of November’s Nanowrimo, the Guild hosts hands-on sessions to develop the world, characters, and plots of the Nanowrimo project with the purpose of refraining from actually writing on the story until November 1st.

For details on Nanowrimo, check out their website at https://nanowrimo.org


Saturday, October 21

7pm to 11pm

North Marriott Hotel

255 N Sam Houston Parkway E

Overview: To enjoy a fun time dressed up in formal evening wear or in a character’s costume.  This is a seated dinner with dancing, door prize giveaways, and silent auction items.


 

Fall Tech Con

Saturday, November 11

9 am to 3 pm

Trini Mendenhall Community Center

1414 Wirt Rd

Overview: Hands-on sessions focused on technology use.  Great for the not-so-tech savvy author who needs to jump into the 21st Century authors’ market.

2018 Calendar


 

Spring Revision Series

During February

Dates, Locations and Times Vary

Overview: For those authors who have first drafts of their work completed, this series offers hands-on sessions focused on specific revision techniques for improving the content.


Spring Tech Con


Saturday, March 3

9 am to 3 pm

Trini Mendenhall Community Center

1414 Wirt Rd

Overview: Hands-on sessions focused on technology use.  Great for the not-so-tech savvy author who needs to jump into the 21st Century authors’ market.


April Conference

 

Friday thru Sunday
April 27-29
Rice University Campus
Ley Student Center

Overview: This conference focuses on all aspects of the writing and publishing industry. A special focus is on traditional publication pathways, with various literary agents and acquisition editors available to take pitch sessions for authors whose work is ready.


Summer Series

Mondays in June, July, and August
from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Katherine Tyra Library
16719 Clay Rd

Overview: Hands-on sessions for generating writing, revising, and exploring a variety of techniques for craft enhancement.


Indiepalooza Conference

Friday thru Sunday

Sept 14-16

Rice University Campus

Ley Student Center

Overview: This conference focuses on aspects of marketing, branding, author platform creation, and other professional topics for the active hands-on author.


Fall Pre-writing Series

During October

Dates, Locations and Times Vary

Overview: In honor of November’s Nanowrimo, the Guild hosts hands-on sessions to develop the world, characters, and plots of the Nanowrimo project with the purpose of refraining from actually writing on the story until November 1st.

For details on Nanowrimo, check out their website at https://nanowrimo.org


Masquerade Gala

 

Saturday, October 20

7pm to 11pm

North Marriott Hotel

255 N Sam Houston Parkway E

Overview: To enjoy a fun time dressed up in formal evening wear or in a character’s costume.  This is a seated dinner with dancing, door prize giveaways, and silent auction items.


Fall Tech Con

Saturday, November 10

9 am to 3 pm

Trini Mendenhall Community Center

1414 Wirt Rd

Overview: Hands-on sessions focused on technology use.  Great for the not-so-tech savvy author who needs to jump into the 21st Century authors’ market.

On-going Write-Ins

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Throughout the year, the Guild hosts write-ins for members and nonmembers to come together and write in an atmosphere of camaraderie.  These are free to all writers.  Visit our website, Facebook page, or stay tuned to these newsletters for specific dates, times, and locations.

Guild Socials are on selected Fridays & start at 7pm

(locations will vary)

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7PM TO 9PM
FRIDAY, JULY 28
FADIS MEDITERRANIAN GRILL

12360 Westheimer
near Dairy Ashford/Kirkwood area

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Other Locations TBD; Suggestions Welcome; Dates are:

Aug. 25
Oct. 27
Dec. 1– Holiday Celebration