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.
Speculative fiction—an umbrella term encompassing science fiction, fantasy and other works with fantastical elements—is one of humanity’s oldest and most expansive forms of storytelling. From Homer to Heinlein, Shakespeare to Shelley, people love stories that push the boundaries of our imagination. Join established speculative fiction novelist Cassandra Rose Clarke in an exploration of the elements crucial to the genre, such as worldbuilding, nonhuman characters and common speculative tropes. After reading important works of classic and contemporary speculative fiction, we will craft and share our own works of science fiction and fantasy. Writers of all levels are welcome in this workshop, as are readers who want to try their hand at writing stories of their own. Interested? Sign up here!
Scrivener 101 | March 14th, 1 PM | $45 - $75 Offered through Writespace | Houston, TX
How many of us have wasted time scrolling through a three hundred page Microsoft Word document looking for one specific scene? The powerful, designed-for-authors writing software Scrivener has a solution. How many of us have deleted pages of material only to realize later that we want it back? Once again, Scrivener to the rescue. Or maybe you just want to organize your story notes in one place? Or write on a simple blank screen as clean as a sheet of paper? Scrivener can do all these things and more.
In this workshop we’ll learn the fundamentals of using Scrivener software for writers to discover how it can streamline your drafting and editing process. As powerful as Scrivener is, it can be overwhelming to new users, so we’ll start simple and learn through hands-on experience. By the end of the workshop, students will walk away with an understanding of Scrivener’s basic functionality, and perhaps a whole new approach to writing. Please bring a laptop with Scrivener installed. Interested? Sign up here!
Hire Me to Teach Your Writing Workshop!
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: