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Houston Arboretum and Nature Center hosts Backyard Composting Workshop

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

In Part 1 (3-4 p.m.), learn the science behind decomposition and how to create compost for kitchen wastes and yard debris. Part 2 (4-5 p.m.) will focus on the steps for creating a compost tumbler c


Houston Arboretum and Nature Center hosts Rain Water Harvesting Workshop

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

In Part 1 (noon-1 p.m.) learn how ancient civilizations built a catchment system that is still used today. Part 2 (1-2 p.m.) will focus on the 10 steps to convert a food-grade plastic barrel into a


Aurora Picture Show's Adult Lego Happy Hour Workshop

Aurora Picture Show

Join Aurora Picture Show for an Adult LEGO Animation happy hour in which guests receive building blocks and booze. All you need to do is bring your imagination as Aurora will supply the LEGOs, technol


Eighth Annual International Financial and Leadership Summit

JW Marriott

The two-day conference hosted by The Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation (TWEF), themed "Economic Empowerment Through Diversity and Inclusion." will benefit TWEF's scholastic sch


Writespace Workshop: "Writing in the Natural World" with Elizabeth White-Olsen and Glenn Olsen

Artists paint en plein air, or, "in the open air," so why don't more writers write outdoors? This workshop begins by enjoying examples of nature writing by poets and essayists suc


Writespace Workshop: "The Ins and Outs of Creating Great Sex Scenes" with Marian Szczepanski

Forget all those shades of grey. This class will focus, not on erotica, but on literary sex scenes that function in various ways to propel a larger narrative. Writing good fictional sex means writi


Writespace Workshop: "Make It Shine: Polish Your Picture Book Manuscript to Its Full Potential" with Kathy Duval

A successful picture book is an art form that combines lyrical language and dynamic images, each dependent on the other. To compete, the work must shine and follow the conventions of today's cr


Writespace Workshop: "How to World-Build in Every Genre" with Jessica Capelle

World-building is a term that's associate with science fiction and fantasy, but all novels require careful crafting of the world of the characters. This workshop will take writers through the p


Writespace Workshop: "Writing with Style" with Matthew Salesses

What is a "prose stylist" and how do you become one? What makes Michael Ondaatje, George Saunders and Barry Hannah a stylist? Using examples from fiction and nonfiction, participants


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss Labor Day weekend happenings

By Joel Luks

Back to school already? Don't let the sucky traffic get in the way of enjoying what's happening in Houston this weekend, which includes thespian dance, a creativity workshop, a festival tha ...


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