Where am I? July-August 2023

Where am I? I’m back home in Houston, and I have a lot going on! I’d love to see faces old and new at these events.

July 11
I’ll be on a panel sponsored by the Dramatist’s Guild called “Operatunity! Librettists in Conversation Part III: How to Build a Career as an Opera Librettist.” Join me and hosts Cerise Jacobs and Amy Punt and panelists Sokunthary Svay, Omar Najmi, Brandy Carie at 7 pm Central. Register here: https://events.dramatistsguild.com/event/operatunity_librettists_in_conversation_part_iii_how_to_build_a_career_as_an_opera_librettist
July 22
I’m teaching “Renew Your Love for Writing: Writing About Place” with Writespace from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Zoom.
In this workshop, we’ll investigate tools and techniques for writing about local history, whether a non-fiction, fiction, or poetic. Have you ever wanted to write about the stories from your hometown or another specific place you’ve been to or lived in? The history of that Art Deco building and the people who lived in it, or maybe how your city coped during World War I? Maybe you want to dig into local history to add detail to a story you’ve already begun, or want to make sure your characters are using the right kinds of slang. In this workshop, we’ll investigate tools and techniques for writing about local history, whether from a non-fiction, fiction, or poetic point of view. You’ll learn how to use free online resources to find information from newspapers, census records, and other documents, as well as small museums, local historical societies, and other places. We’ll talk about creating characters that are in keeping with their localities, including how they speak, interact with others, and participate in local customs. This workshop is open to all writers, writing about any place. Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Monday, July 17. After Monday, July 17: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renew-your-love-for-writing-writing-about-place-tickets-638893897847
August 22
I’ll be at the Author Indie Book Fair with Writespace at Spring Street Studios from 9am-12pm. Come say hello, get info on Writespace’s fantastic workshops and courses, and check out books by Writespace authors. register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-indie-book-fair-2023-tickets-643096548087
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