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Upcoming Events

Just a note about the livestreams: these are generally posted on my Facebook author page and Instagram.

 

Events for 2024 are still being considered now. If YOU would like to have me talk with your book group or organization or class about writing -- poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or zines -- I'd be happy to! I'm available in person or via video chat. Contact me and let's work out the details.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Saturday, April 6th -- Books and Wines! 

This intimate book festival will feature ten authors in multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The event will be held at Imperial Wines in SugarLand, across from the historic Imperial Sugar refinery site.

address:  106 Bay View Drive, Suite C; SugarLand, TX 77478

time:  2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21st -- Lit Book Bar

Lit Book Bar is having a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. Open reading to follow after the featured poets (which include me).

address:  611 Jackson St., Suite B; Richmond, TX 77469

time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, May 3rd -- 1st Friday

I'll be the featured poet at the 1st Friday poetry reading this May. An open reading follows, which you can sign up to read in when you arrive. This event happens at Inprint House in the Montrose area in Houston. Come when doors open to get good seats and parking.

address:  1520 W. Main St.; Houston 77006

time:  doors open at 7:00 p.m., reading starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 12 -- Author Indie Book Fest 2024

This large book festival will feature a variety of authors in multiple genres. (Last year's event was the largest book festival in Texas!) The event will be held at The British International School in west Houston and be family-friendly.

address:  2203 North Westgreen Blvd.; Katy, TX 77449

time:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CLASSES

I also regularly teach Creative Writing workshops for professional organizations including Writespace, WAN Academy (Write About Now), and Grackle & Grackle. Click on the links to learn more about them and to register for these workshops. All classes will be generative in nature and include instruction, writing time, and feedback on your work.

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Happy Hour: Make You and Your Writing a Priority with Motivational Mondays
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (central time), ongoing, on Zoom

 

You’re already a writer. You’ve got a manuscript of some kind you’re trying to get down on paper, but finding the time to do it in this modern life is a challenge. Or maybe you know you want to write something, but you keep getting stuck. False starts, mushy middles, and fade-outs dominate your manuscript, preventing you from making the progress you want.

Do these dilemmas sound familiar? Most of us go through them at some point or another, but maybe we don’t have to. Join master teacher Angélique Jamail for a Creative Writing Happy Hour once a week to trouble-shoot whatever you’re working on and get some writing in. This is not a workshop. It’s not a class. There’s no specific homework. You won’t be given prompts (unless you ask for one) and won’t have to produce anything for formal critique. Just show up with your writing, your questions, and whatever snack or beverage you want for a one-hour Zoom session to start your week off with a creative, nurturing vibe.

Each session will adhere to a basic structure:

  • 15-20 minutes of trouble-shooting with a creative writing expert in which you can get your own questions answered and/or learn from others’ questions

  • a 20-minute writing sprint in which everyone writes quietly on whatever they want to work on

  • an optional 5-minute chat session in case any new questions have come up

  • one more 15-20-minute writing sprint

 

You’ll be amazed by how much writing you can accomplish in 20 focused minutes!

 

All skill levels and genres welcome. Writers can sign up for a one-, two-, or three-month subscription.

 

Email jamie@writespacehouston.org to register.

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Containing Multitudes: Personal Narratives, Braided Essays, and So Many Ways to Share Them
This class will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for more details on when. Feel free to inquire about it if you're curious!

 

When Walt Whitman famously declared, “I contain multitudes,” part of what he was reveling in was the human capacity to be filled with endless facets and contradictions and avenues of exploration. Our hens and our wolfhounds reside in our memories, along with constellations of characters populating our lives, from our dearest friends to the kids who showed up to class exactly three times and then never again. Each of us is filled with multitudes of stories about growing up, finding and losing loves, losing and remaking ourselves, understanding too little or too much, too early or too late, sometimes just enough, just in time.

 

How we come to find the right form for these tales to take is as exciting as the stories themselves. In this class we’ll move from the intimate landscape of the personal narrative, to the intricate landscape of the braided essay, as we experiment with different ways to tell our own stories. We may discover that part of our personal multitudes cannot be confined to the expected form of the printed word, “12-point Times New Roman one-inch margins all around.”

 

In this workshop, you can expect to:

 

  • read and discuss published works;

  • write during class in response to prompts crafted from our readings and class themes;

  • discuss your work and your classmates’;

  • and consider both printed and audio media as avenues to share your stories with an audience.

 

Click here to register for this course.

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Past Appearances

2024

March 23, 2024 -- Equinox volume 6 authors' reading (online)

2023

January 14, 2023 -- Sawyer Yards Arts Market (Houston, TX)

April 7, 2023 -- First Friday Poetry Reading (open mic) at Inprint (Houston, TX)

April 23, 2023 -- Lit Book Bar Book Festival (Richmond, TX)

May 5, 2023 -- First Friday Poetry Reading (open mic) at Inprint (Houston, TX)

May 26, 2023 -- Writespace Poetry Reading (Houston, TX)

July 22, 2023 -- Brookwood Community (Brookshire, TX)

August 26, 2023 -- Author Indie Book Fair (Houston, TX)

November 18, 2023 -- Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)

2022

 

February 5, 2022 -- The Twig Bookshop (San Antonio, TX)

April 9, 2022 -- Sawyer Yards Arts Market (Houston, TX)

November 12, 2022 -- Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)

2021

 

January 26, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

February 11, 2021 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

February 27, 2021 -- teaching Writespace class: How Characters Drive Stories (online)

March 11, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

March 19, 2021 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

March 29, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

April 1, 2021 -- hosted The Mutable Hour (poetry reading by Mutabilis Press)

April 7, 2021 -- livestream: poetry reading from The Sharp Edges of Water

April 19, 2021 -- livestream: poetry reading of my work from various publications

May 29, 2021 -- livestream: 2 Scribbler unboxings, my new zine, and Writespace news

November 7-9, 2021 -- Kinkaid School Book Fair (Houston, TX)

November 13, 2021 -- Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)

2020

 

February 15, 2020 -- BrazCon (Manvel, TX)

July 11, 2020 -- livestream: my sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library

July 12, 2020 -- Poetry Super Highway annual poetry contest judges' chat (online)

July 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

August 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

September 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

October 3, 2020 -- Friendswood Public Library ekphrastic poetry reading (online)

October 4, 2020 -- Poetry Super Highway annual poetry contest winners broadcast (online)

October 24, 2020 -- Homecoming official launch through Blue Willow Bookshop (online)

October 27, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

October 31, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

November 9-15, 2020 -- Kinkaid School Book Fair (Houston, TX)

November 20, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

November 27, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

December 29, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

December 29, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

2019

January 25, 2019 -- Mutabilis Press anthology launch; Jung Center (Houston, TX)

February 19, 2019 -- Poetry FIX; FIX Coffee Bar (Houston, TX)

February 23, 2019 -- BrazCon (Manvel, TX)

March 3, 2019 -- Spider Road Press Celebration of Women's Words (Houston, TX)

March 16, 2019 -- Austin Poetry Society (Austin, TX)

March 16, 2019 -- Malvern Books (Austin, TX)

August 10, 2019 -- River Oaks Bookstore (Houston, TX)

August 17, 2019 -- Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)

October 24, 2019 -- Kaboom! Books (Houston, TX)

November 11-12, 2019 -- Kinkaid Book Fair (Houston, TX)

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