The heart of Houston is its people and their stories. From complete newcomers to those with deep roots in the Bayou City, every Houstonian has a story to share. Houston stories are universal stories of cities as places of discovery, opportunity, invention and reinvention. They are also stories unique to this place, these people and our individual and collective experiences. In this course, we read a range of works about Houston and Houstonians including fiction, poetry and essays. Taking inspiration from this writing, craft and share your own Houston stories. This workshop will include discussion, writing exercises and group critiques, as well as a guided field trip to a local literary event. Experience the exceptionally diverse voices of our city, and add your own story to the mix.


  • Writespace


Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation for the course field trip.

Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.


Enroll Now - Available Sections

Section Title
Houston Stories: Writing and Reading About the Bayou City
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 26, 2019 to Nov 07, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
* non-credit $310.00
Section Notes
Limited Enrollment.  No class Oct. 17