Arts & Culture

Houston Nonprofit To Release Collections By Local Authors

Writespace, a Houston-based literary organization, is publishing its first anthology of works by 25 Houston-area writers.

 


Image Credit: Writespace Facebook Page

Writespace is a Houston-based grassroots literary organization. The organization hopes to help local writers of all backgrounds with their work.

They hold workshops, readings, open mic events, and provide opportunities for editing and critiques.

One year after being founded, Writespace is publishing its first anthology of works by 25 Houston-area writers.

Holly Walrath is with the nonprofit and says that the local authors and their work are all unique.

“We have people from all different backgrounds … race, gender, sexual orientation. They’re a really diverse group of writers,” she said. “So it’s amazing to see that and I think it’s reflective of Houston.”

Walrath said the idea for the collection of pieces came when they started brainstorming ideas for their fundraising campaign.

“We knew that we wanted to launch an Indiegogo campaign this summer to raise funds for our next year.” said Walrath. “We wanted to really offer something tangible that people could get if they donated.”

What resulted was “Our Space,” a collection of short stories and poetry from the Houston community. Walrath said it wouldn’t be possible without Houston.

“Houston has really grown as a literary community. I think maybe, just over the last couple of years, it’s seems to have exploded,” she said. 

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