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Annual, Weekly and On-Going Socials

Weekly Saturday Social with HWG

      Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (CST) via Zoom for a time of networking and connecting to other writers. Conversations about current work in progress, publishing, troubleshooting issues, plus sharing news and opportunities with one another take place during this time as we meet up in virtual space for coffee.

Last Saturday of the Month, Rally for Hope with former guild president, Andrea Sanchez.

     On the last Saturday of each month, in lieu of our social, we join in with former guild president Andrea Sanchez as she hosts a Rally for Hope from 10:00 am to 11:00 am CST.

      Each Rally includes motivational speakers that share compelling stories and insight to motivate us and help us remember we are not alone in this journey called life.

     Check out more about this ongoing program and register for the next event here: andrea@sparkstory.co

Saturday Socials
Seminars and Summits
Sarah Cotez

Seminars and Summits

Love Your Writing Seminar

Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bayou City Press Offices

10303 Scofield Ln

Houston, TX 77096

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     Do you sometimes feel like you’re wasting too much energy climbing out of yet another writing slump? Or wasting too much time organizing your notes, your files, your life? 

      Leave all that negative stuff behind.

      We will bring clarity, focus, and renewed strength to your writing practice through writing exercises, planning tools, and SMART strategies designed to connect you to the joy of writing.

     Sarah Cortez has been working with authors as a teacher, writing coach, developmental editor, and cheer leader since 1999, with her creative writing instruction spanning students from first grade to graduate level and beyond. She’s worked for several publishing houses as a developmental editor and has fourteen traditionally published books in poetry, essay, crime fiction, YA, and literary fiction.  She is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters, Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

     Her poems, essays, book reviews, and short stories have been anthologized and published in journals, such as Texas Monthly, Rattle, The Sun, Pennsylvania English, Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, The Midwest Quarterly, Southwestern American Literature.  Her books have placed as finalists and won many contests, such as the Writers’ League of Texas Awards, Los Angeles Book Festival Awards, The National Federation of Press Women Communications Awards, the PEN Southwest Poetry Awards, International Latino Book Awards, Border Region Librarians Assn. Award, Tucson Book Festival Awards, Press Women of Texas Editing Award.  She has been both a Houston and Texas finalist for poet laureate. Her latest novel is a crime fiction thriller, The Carlucci Betrayal.

You can connect with Sarah on Facebook facebook.com/sarah.cortez.writer at and Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/SarahCortezWriter 

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     Marketing your book is neither a pastime, nor an impossible feat. In this session, Ronel will explain and provide practical tools to help you:

 

Create a Vision

Set Goals

Develop an Optimal Process

Execute

Measure Success

Realign to Improve Outcomes

     Ronel Golden is a communications advisor to corporate and community leaders and author based in Houston, Texas. Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa and Europe, Ronel draws from her global and diverse personal and professional experiences to write fiction and non-fiction that inspires individuals to face their demons and embark on transformational journeys for themselves and others.

In her historical fiction romance, Nicole, Ronel tells the story of a searching white ballerina and a strong-willed Indian boy who grow to love each other amidst the turmoil of late Apartheid South Afirca - an environment that will pull them apart and push both towards the brink of death. In her soon-to-be released self help book, The Getting Out Guide, Ronel helps victims of abuse understand what they're dealing with in simple terms and gives them a proven, practical, step-by-step roadmap for getting out and moving on.

 

You can connect with Ronel by e-mail at updates@ronelgolden.com.

Morning/Afternoon Session Only = $40 each session members/$55 each session nonmembers

Full Day = $50 members/$65 nonmembers.

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Visit the Houston Writers Guild on EventBrite for full detail on registration!

Ronel Golden

Upcoming Houston Writers Guild Events

Authopalooza

Authorpalooza Extravaganza Conference

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2023

Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center

6633 Travis Street

Houston, TX 77030

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     Kevin J Anderson has published more than 175 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy trilogy beginning with Clockwork Angels, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Wake the Dragon and Terra Incognita fantasy trilogies, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson is the director of the graduate program in Publishing at Western Colorado University. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press. His most recent novels are Clockwork Destiny, Gods and Dragons, Dune: The Lady of Caladan (with Brian Herbert), and Slushpile Memories: How NOT to Get Rejected.

     Writing Coach and Developmental Editor, Max Regan, offers ongoing workshops and programs for writers of all genres.

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     For more information and to register contact Max Regan at hollowdeckpress@mac.com.

     Upcoming sessions offered by Max Regan:

10-Week Poetry Lab

January 17, 2023 - March 21, 2023 ; Tuesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (MST) Time taught by Max Regan via Zoom

10-Week Storycraft Series

January 19, 2023 - March 23, 2023 ; Thursdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (MST) Time taught by Max Regan via Zoom

Breaking Open The Book - On-Line Lecture Series - Exploring The Domestic Thriller Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

January 27, 2023 - Friday, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (MST)

Time taught by Max Regan via Zoom

10-Day February Bootcamp

February 1, 2023 - 10, 2023

Taught by Max Regan via Email

1 Day Writer's Craft Class ; Making The Match: Choosing the Right Work to Submit to The Right Places

February 11, 2023 - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MST)

Time taught by Max Regan via Zoom

11-Week Beyond Bootcamp Class, Spring 2023

February 20, 2023 - 7, 2023

Taught by Max Regan via Email

Workshops by Max Regan

Writer's Room
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo
In Person and Virtual Write-Ins 2023

     Check back in April 2023 for Camp NaNoWriMo listings!

     Virtual Write-Ins via Zoom: The following write-ins will be held via zoom. The link to the room will go live on the HWG website in the Writers Room page 15 minutes before the official start time. You can access the link on the website anytime.

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