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Annual, Weekly and On-Going Socials

Weekly Saturday Social with HWG

      Join us on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 11 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:

 

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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On-Going Workshops

     The Houston Writers Guild is gearing up to offer new workshop opportunities hosted both in-house as well as through partnerships with local community organizations.

Monday Night Workshop Group:

 

We partner with Abundantly Social, which offers Monday night learning sessions from 7pm to 8pm CST each week. Our members get discounted pricing to the various series hosted by Abundantly Social.

 

The purchase also includes access to the Wednesday morning Mastermind hour follow up time. Wednesday mornings from 9am to 10am CST, those who are participating in the current series can enjoy a time of troubleshooting and discussing the implementation of the information from that Monday’s session.

 

In addition, all sessions are recorded. So even if a series has already started, you can jump in and access the sessions you missed and take advantage of the wonderful learning opportunities.

 

For information on the current topics and to register visit: https://abundantlysocial.com

More sessions and opportunities will be added so check back often and/or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about the new offerings.

Upcoming Houston Writers Guild Events

 
 

NaNoWriMo
In Person and Virtual Write-Ins 2022

     The Houston Writers Guild will be hosting some write-ins during the month of November for those who would like to come and write together. Whether you are doing Nanowrimo officially, or just want to hang out with other writers to get some words down, these are opportunities for you to come and write together.

     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.

Jack O' Lantern

Monday, October 31, 2022

(for midnight kick off) starting at 11:30pm to 2am

Old Hebrew Prayer Book

Friday, November 18, 2022

8pm to midnight and beyond

Writing with Pen

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

8pm to 11pm 

Pumpkin Spice

Friday, November 18, 2022

8pm to midnight and beyond

Fallen Leaves

Friday, November 4, 2022

8pm to midnight and beyond

Working on Laptop

Saturday, November 19, 2022

9am to noon 

     In Person Write-Ins: The following write-ins will be in person. Please refer to the addresses available in the listings below.

Strawberry Pie

Sunday, November 13, 2022

6pm to 10pm 

IHOP

5790 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069,

@Champions Forest  

Digital Book

Monday, November 14

4pm to 10pm

IHOP

5790 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069,

@Champions Forest

 

Authorpalooza Extravaganza Conference

     We will be announcing more about our brand new Authorpalooza Extravaganza Conference Event set for October 2023. This mega-writers conference will include traditional publication sessions, indiepalooza sessions, writers craft sessions, pitch sessions with editors/agents, as well as other fun offerings.

 

     Thank you for your support of the Houston Writers Guild and stay tuned to exciting news about our all new Authorpalooza Extravaganza 2023 Event!

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