Writespace is Houston's new writing center. Founded in April of 2014, we are a grassroots literary arts organization founded by writers, for writers. At Writespace, we support writers of all genres, including writers of literary fiction, poetry, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, young adult, and other genres. Through our weekly writing workshops led by some of Houston's finest writing teachers, we seek to give writers who can't afford to earn an MFA in Creative Writing the same high-quality training and mentorship opportunities available through MFA programs.
Writespace hosts its national literary festival, Writefest, in March of each year, and its local literary festival, Writers’ Family Reunion, in August of each year. In addition to offering regular weekly workshops, Writespace offers manuscript consultations, readings, write-ins, open mics, and classes and private lessons for young writers. At Writespace, we plan to have such a positive impact on the local and the global writing community that great books that would not have been written will now be written.
Writespace is a participant in Engage Houston, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance with support provided by the Houston Endowment.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Elizabeth White-Olsen founded Writespace in 2014 and served as its executive director until March 2019, when she left to work with the Bayou City Initiative to help stop flooding in Houston.
You can read more about Elizabeth's work and accomplishments here.