The Spectrum Center Writer’s Guild in Houston, Texas

IMG_2565The Spectrum Center Writer’s Guild is directed by writing teacher Max Regan and Rosa Glenn-Reilly, founder of Spectrum Center in Houston, Texas. The Guild has been offering writing classes and workshops to the Houston community for over twenty years. We offer classes, workshops, seminars and private coaching sessions to writers working in any genre, at any level of expertise.

Creative Writing Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays in Houston TX at Spectrum Center. Max is in town teaching in the months of January, March, April, July, September and November, and we invite skilled writing teachers from the local Houston community to offer classes in Feb, May, June, August and October. Individual classes cover a variety of writing subjects and genres, from poetry to fiction to memoir. Ours is a good-natured, supportive writing community . Tuition varies by class. Classes usually include anywhere from 6 to 14 writers, ranging in age from 20 to 70. We meet to discuss various aspects on the writing craft and to support one another in bringing our texts and projects through to completion. Recent classes include: Writers and The Web, Getting Serious: The Art of Pushing Your Practice Forward, The Poet’s Eye, Secrets and Lies, Shaping The Plot, etc. Each Saturday and Sunday class stands alone, so you can attend one or both.

Spectrum Center was founded in Houston in 1988 to serve as a community center for healing and therapeutic arts. Spectrum is dedicated to the education and well-being of individuals and families through skilled professional care, workshops and lectures. For more than 25 years, they have offered traditional as well as non-traditional approaches to health, spirituality and lifestyle to the Houston community. Spectrum currently has more than 25 practitioners who provide a wide range of services including psychotherapy for adults, families and children. Practitioners also offer executive and life coaching, career profile assessments, massage, acupuncture, Zero Balancing, naturopathy, energy medicine, as well as a variety of workshops, classes and lectures for personal and spiritual growth. Spectrum features highly skilled local teachers, along with nationally recognized leaders in innovative thought.

For a current list of  Spectrum Guild writing classes and workshops, please see the calendar page and check out The Writer’s Guild page on Spectrum’s website and click on the “schedule” link at the very bottom of the page. Spectrum Center is located at The Preserve, 2060 North Loop West, Suite 205, Houston, TX 77018
Exact directions to the Spectrum Center are available on their website.

To register for a writing class or to sign up for the Spectrum Newsletter, or with questions about the cancellation policy, please contact Rosa Glenn-Reilly by e‑mail:

Private Coaching and Editing  sessions with Max are available for Houston-based writers who have specific projects or questions and would like to meet with Max while he is town for teaching weekends. These sessions are scheduled on the Monday following Writing Weekends. Max meets with clients at his office in Spectrum Center. Writing clients might use this time to talk about poetry, fiction, prose, writing projects, publishing or methods of organizing their writing space at home. In-depth feedback on their specific book, poem, manuscript, project, performance, story, novel or idea is always available, as well as coaching from first draft to final manuscript.

An initial consultation often begins with in-depth conversation about where you are in your writing life, where you want to go and how to move forward with energy and focus. Often initial meetings occur in person and are followed by a series of phone sessions to provide the writer with on-going support. The rate for Private Coaching is $90 per hour. To check availability or to set up a time, please send an e-mail to Max.