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Turning Historic Love Letters into a Novel

Posted on · Maybe this Valentine’s Day you’ll write or receive a love letter. But what if, many years from now, someone were to find your love letters and use them as the basis for a novel? That’s essentially what writer – and Houston native – Nelda Hirsh has done with some love letters between an historical figure […]

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Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Recent Conversations: Monday’s Show (May 25, 2015)

Posted on · On this Memorial Day, we’re going to listen back to some of our favorite Houston Matters conversations and reports of recent months, including a few that seemed particularly appropriate on this holiday — and some that would be worthwhile to hear again on any day.

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Grandson Pores Over Love Letters from World War II

Posted on · On this, the eve of Valentine’s Day, it’s perhaps one of the few times these days we still take pen to paper and write something akin to the old-fashioned love letter. Writing letters at all — let alone love letters – is often seen as a relic of a bygone era. A trove of love […]

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How to Write a Heartfelt Love Letter

Posted on · Wanting to do something a little different for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Elizabeth White-Olsen, founding director of Writespace, gives the basics on writing a love letter. Writespace is also hosting an event this Valentine’s Day featuring wine, chocolate, and romantic readings by Houston romance writers.

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Happy Houston and WWII Love Letters: Friday’s show (February 13, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed poverty, crime, guns, missing persons, the homeless – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we take a little break from the trials and tribulations of […]