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Writespace to hold first Open House
and Faculty Reading Series March 20-21


HOUSTON  – Writespace, a non-profit literary organization, announces its first Open House and Faculty Reading Series to be held Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Faculty readings will be held both nights at 7:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public, and $15.00 Writespace Gift Certificates will be awarded to all who attend.


Friday features a free write-in and critique session. Free feedback from a professional editor will be offered. Please bring the first two to five pages of your fiction, poetry, essay or memoir work in progress, as well as seven copies for the group. Afterwards enjoy a spontaneous poetry lesson from Writespace instructor and local poet, BJ Love. There will be a free happy hour reception (21+) before the faculty reading at 7:30pm.


Saturday, Writespace Director Elizabeth White-Olsen will give a mini-workshop on “How to Wow Readers on Page One.” A “Meet and greet” will be hosted afterward for those interested in our Young Writers Program. SAT/ACT and college admissions essay instructor, Jessica Capelle, and Creative writing instructors Elizabeth White-Olsen and Adrienne Perry will be on-hand.



For more information visit or contact Elizabeth White-Olsen at


About Writespace: Located north of downtown, Writespace is Houston’s new writing center offering services such as writing workshops for adults and young writers, open mic readings, manuscript consultations, editing services and SAT/ACT prep for students. Writespace supports writers of all genres, including literary fiction, poetry, mainstream fiction, young adult and picture book, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery genres.











Friday, March 20th:

   12:00-3:00 p.m.: Free write-in with writing prompts hosted by Layla Al-Bedawi

   3:30-4:30 p.m.: Free critique session with Writespace director Elizabeth White-Olsen

   4:30-5:30 p.m.: BJ Love poetry presentation

   5:30-7:30 p.m.: Happy Hour and public reception (Free to the public, 21+)

   7:30-9:00pm: Faculty readings:

        KJ Russell

        Cassandra Rose Clarke

        Kathleen Bagley

        Benjamin Rybeck

        BJ Love


Saturday, March 21st:

4:30-5:30pm: “How to Wow Readers on Page One” presentation by Writespace's director, Elizabeth White-Olsen

5:30-6:30pm: Young writers program meet-and-greet with Jessica Capelle, Elizabeth White-Olsen, and Adrienne Perry

6:30-7:00 p.m.: Electric violin performance: "Our Simple, Spacious Envelope" by Shepherd School of Music student Nigel Deane

    7:30-9:00pm: Faculty readings:

        Adrienne Perry

        Matthew Salesses

        Joy Preble

        Jessica Capelle

        BJ Love

        Elizabeth White-Olsen





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