I occasionally teach writing workshops in Houston as well as online. Most of my classes are offered through Writespace, a local nonprofit literary arts organization, although I also teach through other organizations too.
If you are interested in hiring me to teach a class or workshop, please fill out the form below.
Perfect for both beginners and more established writers looking to explore a new form, this workshop serves as an introduction to the three major genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Author Cassandra Clarke guides participants through generative writing exercises designed to promote creativity. By the end of the workshop, participants will walk away with drafts of stories, poems and essays and the self-assurance to begin—or continue!—their writing practice.
TOPICS INCLUDED: + “Overview of the Genres: Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction” + “Fiction: Character, Setting and Plot” + “Fiction: Brainstorming, Outlining and Getting Started” + “Creative Nonfiction: Journaling and Research as Inspiration” + “Creative Nonfiction: Telling True (or Mostly True) Stories” + "Poetry: Ekphrastic Writing and Reading for Inspiration” + “Poetry: Imagery, Form, Meter and Other Poetic Elements”
I have over a decade's worth of experience teaching classes and workshops related to literature and writing (both creative and academic) and have worked with students of all ages. In addition to my work with Writespace, I have taught at two local community colleges (Houston Community College and Lonestar College) and led library workshops for junior high students and high school students.
As an educator, I believe students should be the focus of a classroom, not the teacher. I strive to ensure my students, regardless of their age and experience, are as involved as possible in the learning process.
If you are interested in working with me to offer a workshop, class, or talk, please contact me via the form below: