2019 Fearless Writer’s Nights


Does your child have a passion for creative writing? Our Fearless Writing Nights are the perfect way to breathe life into that passion!

We are kicking off our 2019 Explore Horizons Writers’ Awards in style with some free, fun workshops all over Dallas/Fort Worth! We will be joined by a panel of writing experts including internationally acclaimed author Murray Richter as well as our own curriculum experts to discuss writing as it relates to upcoming standardized testing, creative expression, and beyond.

This is all to celebrate our annual writing competition, where students all across the Dallas/Fort Worth area will be submitting 500 word short stories to be reviewed by our judge, Murray Richter, with the winner of the competition getting $500 of books for their school’s library and a Kindle Fire HD!

key dates

Book yourself onto one of our Fearless Writer’s Nights available on the following dates:

Frisco location > Wednesday January 23, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

Plano location > Wednesday January 30, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

Garland location > Wednesday February 6, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

Alliance Town Center location > Wednesday February 27, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

Dallas location > Wednesday March 6, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

McKinney location > Wednesday March 27, 2019 – 6pm-8pm

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 Free to attend

 Passion for writing

 Supporting annual competition

Free Skills-Based Creative Writing Workshop

At Fearless Writer’s Night there’s a lot in store for parents and children alike that will leave you confident in your child’s writing, ready to enter the competition with a solid advantage, and informed about the many ways you can use reading and writing to expand your child’s imagination and life opportunity.

The first hour will be a story writing workshop, introducing children to this year’s theme of “A Chance to Change the World” and helping them to start writing their competition entry. This workshop will also equip students with the skills needed to brainstorm and plan their own creative writing in the competition and beyond!

Q&A with International Author, Murray Richter

The second hour of the evening, Explore Horizons will be joined by a panel of experts including Murray Richter and our own curriculum masters to open discussion about creative writing as a practice for unlocking your child’s potential. We’ll have questions for the panel of experts about creative writing, their own writing process, and what they love most about writing. Learn more about Murray below:

Murray Richter grew up in Whitney, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism. He once heard a really smart person say, “Readers are leaders,” and this has encouraged him to pursue writing as a profession. As a long-time member of the Society Of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Murray has found great pleasure in creating critique groups throughout Texas for writers to help other writers achieve their goals.

When he’s not working on his next novel, Richter can be found reading a book by another author, playing a good joke on a friend, or fishing and hunting with friends and family, and teaching anyone who wants to learn how to throw a cast net.

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