Thanks to our thriving literary community, there are many educational and social opportunities for Houston area writers & illustrators. I always list these workshops on my weekly Tuesday events post, but sometimes, that isn’t enough notice. It’s disappointing to find out about a class or workshop after the available spaces have been filled, so I’m adding this page to help Houston area writers & illustrators plan their calendars. Not every event here is specifically geared toward writers or illustrators of children’s and young adult literature, but if not, it has a focus on craft which can benefit writers for any age group.

I welcome corrections, new additions and updates! If you have news to add, please send me a note through my Contact page.

If you are looking for a writers’ group to join, take a look at this list of groups in and around Houston.

The books on the right are all by Houston area authors. All are either books for young readers or nonfiction books for authors. Clicking on the images will take you to a site for that book.

 

Houston Area Writers & Illustrators Events 2017

FEBRUARY 28, TUESDAY, 6:30 PM: HOUSTON WRITERS HOUSE SOCIAL: KIMBERLY NEWSOME

Black Labrador
COST: FREE

Join writer and professional pool player Kimberly Newsome ( @wpbapro ) for a discussion on social media.

FEBRUARY 28, TUESDAY, 7:00-9:00 PM: CY-FAIR WRITERS: 1ST ANNUAL SHORT LOVE STORY WRITING CONTEST

Lone Star College CyFair Campus Library Rm 215
COST: FREE

The story contests are proving popular and inspirational, so let’s do it again! Join the CyFair Writers for a Valentine’s Day themed writing competition. The limit is 2000 words (or about 6 pages, double spaced). Shorter is fine! But please, no more than one submission per person. A prize will be awarded for Best Story. Please send your submissions to Jake at [masked] by February 26.

MARCH 3, FRIDAY, 9:00-NOON: INPRINT WRITING CAFE

1520 West Main, Houston
COST: FREE

The Inprint Writing Cafe is a place for writers to focus each week on their work. Any and all writers looking for a pleasant morning space in which to write are welcome. Enjoy the presence of other creative spirits in the lovely Menil neighborhood. While in progress, we ask Inprint Writing Cafe patrons to keep talking to a minimum and take cell phone calls outside. We have a kitchen where guests are invited to make a cup of coffee or tea (with filtered water), and sodas are available in the fridge, all of which can be enjoyed for a 50-cent donation. We also have wifi which we’ll share, but hope you’ll use the time to write. Inprint staff will be working in their offices and available to answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

MARCH 4, SATURDAY, 8:00 PM: HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION MEETUP

Applebee’s, Katy, 19625 Restaurant Row, Houston

MARCH 4, SATURDAY, 8:30 AM: NORTHWEST RWA MONTHLY PROGRAM: WORKSHOP WITH BJ BOURG

Spring Creek Oaks Clubhouse, 17111 Misty Creek, Spring

All-day workshop with BJ Bourg, an award-winning mystery writer and former professional boxer who hails from the swamps of Louisiana. Dubbed the “real deal” by other mystery writers, he has spent his entire adult life solving crimes as a patrol cop, detective sergeant, and chief investigator for a district attorney’s office. Throughout his career, he has conducted well over 150 death investigations, including murders, suicides, natural deaths, justifiable homicides, officer-involved shootings, and accidental deaths. He amassed a 100% arrest and conviction rate on all murder cases to which he was assigned, and his ability to effectively interrogate suspects and recreate crime scenes has played a pivotal role in his success as a homicide investigator…read more…

MARCH 4, SATURDAY, 6:30 PM: HOUSTON WRITERS HOUSE WORKSHOP: MANNING WOLF

Southwestern Presbyterian Church – 6033 S. Rice Ave. Bellaire
COST: Members-$40 / Nonmembers-$50

Austin author and attorney Manning Wolf returns to Houston to discuss legal issues for authors.

MARCH 6, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: WENDY LANIER

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Children’s nonfiction author Wendy Lanier, author of more than a dozen nonfiction titles for four publishers, presents Taking Advantage of the Nonfiction Market. The odds of being published in children’s nonfiction are eight times higher than in children’s fiction. Join Wendy for tips on how to break into this exciting field.

MARCH 6-12: WRITEFEST

Writespace
COST: Varies, $85-$350

Writefest is a week-long writers festival hosted by Writespace, Houston’s grassroots nonprofit literary arts center. The festival kicks off with a series of Monday-Thursday workshops and culminates in a weekend filled with panels and presentations by local and national writers and literary journal editors of all genres, a Literary Journal Fair, and readings by local and nationally-recognized authors. This is the second year of the event, supported by the City of Houston via the Houston Arts Alliance.

MARCH 11, SATURDAY: 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA: THE RELEVANCY OF REVIEWS: WHAT EVERY AUTHOR SHOULD KNOW

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop WHAT IS A BETA READER AND DO I NEED ONE? The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by Cheryl Letsch begins at 10:30.

MARCH 14, TUESDAY, 7:00-9:00 PM: CY-FAIR WRITERS: WRITING THAT NOVEL – MINIPLOTS, SCENE & SEQUEL APPROACH

Lone Star College CyFair Campus Library Rm 215
COST: FREE

This skills class will be a discussion of character motivations, miniplots, cause-and-effect linking, scene structure, and conflict. Those participating in Dan’s Get-It-Written-This-Year Program have gotten an outline in place by the end of January and devoted February to getting their opening scenes written to introduce the setting and major characters. The optional, secondary goals for February are (1) a rough draft of a climax scene, OR (2) supplementing the outline with scene-by-scene motivations of their major characters to plan for their character development arcs. March’s goal is to Finish Act 1. Turn the protagonist’s world upside down and show their decision to act. The optional, secondary goal for March is a rough draft of the protagonist’s rock-bottom scene, epiphany, & decision to change.

MARCH 16, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: LEARN HOW TO GET PUBLICITY FOR YOUR BOOK

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS-FREE; NONMEMBERS-$10.00

Learn how to promote your book from a Public Relations expert. Sandy Lawrence brings her 14+ years of public relations knowledge to help our members learn the ins and outs of promoting your author business. During recent years, the largest part of her PR business is working with nonfiction authors. Learn more about her on her website where you can download her publicity planner.

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

MARCH 18, SATURDAY, 3:00-5:00 PM: BAWL MONTHLY WRITE-IN

Cafe Express, 19443 Gulf Fwy, Webster
COST: Members-Free, Nonmembers, $5.00

Join fellow writers for the first BAWL (Bay Area Writers League) Monthly Write-In. Get inspired with writing prompts or work on your own projects. All genres welcome. Bring computer or pen/paper.

MARCH 21, TUESDAY, SOCIAL 6:00 PM, MEETING: 6:30 PM: TRACY GOODWIN: INDIE PUBLISHING

Kirkmont MUD Center, 10102 Blackhawk, Houston
COST: FREE

Tonight’s topic: Indie Publishing – be bold, be brave, and realize your potential)

MARCH 25: SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

APRIL 1, SATURDAY, 8:30 AM: NORTHWEST RWA MONTHLY PROGRAM : WORKSHOP WITH BABETTE DE JONGH

Spring Creek Oaks Clubhouse, 17111 Misty Creek, Spring

Babette de Jongh -Everthing you ever wanted to know about sex but we’re afraid to write.

APRIL 3, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: BRUCE FOSTER

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Paper engineer Bruce Foster presents, Focus on Illustrators.

APRIL 3-8: BAYOU CITY BOOK FESTIVAL

All Lone Star College College Campuses
COST: FREE

The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College’s (LSC) Center for Civic Engagement. The Center desires to effectively and efficiently integrate literacy and literary works within the lives of their students and the wider Houston-area. BCBF seeks to create the venue for nationally and internationally known authors to speak to audiences about unique ideas, meet with attendees on an individual basis, provide free literary programming, promote diverse works of literature and their authors, and focus attention on literacy within the City of Houston. Exhibitors consist of book sellers, authors, presses, non profits, and unique specialty items relating to literacy and literary works. See list of events here.

APRIL 8, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by Sherry Thomas begins at 10:30.

APRIL 8, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

APRIL 15, SATURDAY, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM: LIKE I CARE: NOVEL COMPREHENSIVE WITH LORIN OBERWEGER

Norris Center, 9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102, Houston
COST: SCBWI member-$75, Non-member-$95, E-critiques-$35

A full day workshop with Lorin Oberweger, an experienced book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five years experience in
publishing working with writers of all genres of fiction and creative nonfiction. Lorin is now an agent with Adams Literary, representing middle grade, young adult, and select adult manuscripts. This workshop is designed to help writers create fiction that challenges, enthralls and makes readers care, producing a lifelong audience for your work. Lorin’s students and clients have millions of books in print and have been published by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney, and many other medium and small presses.

APRIL 15, SATURDAY, 3:00-5:00 PM: BAWL MONTHLY WRITE-IN

Cafe Express, 19443 Gulf Fwy, Webster
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $5.00

Join fellow writers for the first BAWL (Bay Area Writers League) Monthly Write-In. Get inspired with writing prompts or work on your own projects. All genres welcome. Bring computer or pen/paper.

APRIL 18, TUESDAY, SOCIAL 6:00 PM, MEETING: 6:30 PM: JENNIFER BRAY-WEBER: CREATING APLHA MEN AND WOMEN

Kirkmont MUD Center, 10102 Blackhawk, Houston
COST: FREE

APRIL 20, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

APRIL 22, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

APRIL 28-30: DIVERSE INPIRATIONS: CONNECTING THE DOTS

Rice University, 6100 Main St, Houston
COST: Varies

HWG is partnering with Houston Baptist University for our annual March one day conference, including a variety of panels and breakout sessions. The keynote speaker is Nina Sankovitch, author of three books of nonfiction, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading; Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing; and The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family. Agents attending: Doug Grad, The Doug Grad Literary Agency; Jennie Goloboy, Red Sofa Literary; Johnnie Bernhard, Loiacono Literary Agency; Alex Franks, Literary Agent, The Donaghy Literary Group. Editors attending: Christine Klocek-Lim, Senior Acquisition Editor, Evernight Publishing;

MAY 1, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: AILEEN KIRKHAM

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Aileen Kirkham presents, Nuts & Bolts of Marketability & The Paper Trail: Networking, Timelines,Invoices, Contracts, & Insurance

MAY 6, SATURDAY: HOUSTON WRITERS HOUSE WORKSHOP: MARIANNE DYSON, 2 WORKSHOPS IN ONE DAY

Southwestern Presbyterian Church, 6033 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX
COST: Members: Morning session only: $30 / Afternoon session only: $30 / All day: $50
Nonmembers: Morning session only: $35 / Afternoon session only: $35 / All day: $60

Award-winning author Marianne Dyson will lead two workshops in one day!
Morning session: Write a Short Story in a Day
Using a modified 7-point-plot method (developed by Algis Budrys), a couple of characters created through interview/profiling techniques, a menu of “prefab” settings and time periods, and a checklist of problem types and possible solutions, a story can be drafted in just one day. This method can also be used to write scenes for a novel or a series of linked stories that can form the basis of a novel.
Afternoon session: How to Publish a Book
What options do authors have now to publish their work? What’s the difference between traditional, academic/educational, and self publishing? Do you need an agent? What are the terms of a typical contract, and how can you avoid being scammed? What are the upfront costs? What goes into a proposal? How long does it take to publish a book? What are authors expected to do in terms of marketing?

MAY 6, SATURDAY, 8:30 AM: NORTHWEST RWA MONTHLY PROGRAM: WORKSHOP WITH JULIE GLOVE

Spring Creek Oaks Clubhouse, 17111 Misty Creek, Spring

Julie Glove – Beyond the Rules: Grammar Choices that Add Power to Your Novel

MAY 13, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

MAY 13, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by TBA begins at 10:30.

MAY 18, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

MAY 27, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

JUNE 2-4: EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION

Hyatt Place Houston Airport
COST: $529

The emotional effect of fiction on readers is more than just luck. It’s a craft. Based on psychological research and extensive study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, workshop participants will discover how to go beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers–one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable. Spend three days learning about the craft of writing emotion with Donald Maas.

JUNE 5, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: CRYSTAL ALLEN

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Middle Grade author Crystal Allen presents, Creating Elements of Humor in Kid-Friendly Manuscripts.

JUNE 10, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by TBA begins at 10:30.

JUNE 10, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

JUNE 15, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

JUNE 24, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

JULY 8, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by TBA begins at 10:30.

JULY 8, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

JULY 10, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: DOTTI ENDERLE

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Multi-genre author Dotti Enderle (aka Dax Varley) presents, Writing & Submitting a Book Series.

JULY 20, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

JULY 22, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

AUGUST 7National SCBWI Recap – A Panel Discussion

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

AUGUST 12, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by Teri Wilson begins at 10:30.

AUGUST 12, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

AUGUST 17, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

AUGUST 26, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

SEPTEMBER 5, TUESDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: CATHY BERNER

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop presents Best of Books: Early Childhood through Teens.

SEPTEMBER 9, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, TBA. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by TBA begins at 10:30.

SEPTEMBER 9, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

SEPTEMBER 15-16: A KILLER WEEKEND WORKSHOP AND MYSTERY DINNER

TBA

Houston Writers House presents this workshop with Kathryn Casey, an internationally acknowledged true-crime writer who has many books out about true crime especially in the Houston area. Her latest is about the “stiletto murder” in the high rise on Herman Drive. She’ll be out Friday speaker and then immediately following will be a Mystery dinner. Saturday’s keynote presenter Lois Gibson is a world renowned police sketch artist for HPD. There will also be several true forensics experts in various fields. There will be bugs!

SEPTEMBER 21, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

SEPTEMBER 23, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

OCTOBER 14, SATURDAY, 8:30-NOON: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: TBA

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: *FREE
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in and PRO workshop, Tracey Goodwin. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 followed by a networking break. The workshop presented by TBA begins at 10:30.

OCTOBER 14, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

OCTOBER 19, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

OCTOBER 28, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

NOVEMBER 6, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: PANEL DISCUSSION

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Houston SCBWI Conference Recap – Panel Discussion

NOVEMBER 11, SATURDAY, 8:30-TBA: WEST HOUSTON RWA MTG: ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Memorial Drive Christian Church, 11750 Memorial Dr., Houston
COST: TBA
*Writers and industry professionals interested in joining West Houston RWA can attend two meetings before deciding whether to join or not.

Doors open at 8:30 for check in. All Day workshop with Tracey Goodwin. The business meeting is from 9:00-10:00 with officer elections.

NOVEMBER 11, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

NOVEMBER 16, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

NOVEMBER 25, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

DECEMBER 4, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI MTG: HOLIDAY PARTY

Tracy Gee Community Center
COST: FREE

Holiday Party – Potluck, Booktalks & Sales

DECEMBER 9, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE

DECEMBER 21, THURSDAY, 6:00 PM: NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION: TBA

La Madeleine Town & Country
COST: MEMBERS: FREE; NONMEMBERS: $10.00

Our NFAA local chapters focus on the business side of writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Meeting agendas typically include a guest speaker focused on a topic related to the publishing industry, introductions by all attendees, and a signature mastermind session where three to five attendees are selected to share a publishing-related challenge or question and receive feedback from the group. We meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss the business side of writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction.

DECEMBER 23, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-NOON: CLEAR LAKE WRITERS MEETING

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library
COST: FREE