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The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise



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"Together We Thrive" Membership Drive

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 06:30:01 +0000

When:


Where:
The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Whether or not you are a reader, writer, educator, or community supporter, we invite you to join our growing, vibrant community and share an experience BEYOND WORDS."

 

BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER LIST SO THAT YOU DON'T MISS MEMBERS' OPPORTUNITIES! CLICK HERE.

Benefits of Membership

  • Huge discounts on all programs, events, and classes
  • Priority notification & registration for adults, children, and whole family (with family membership)
  • "Members' Only" opportunities and incentives

And more...

Types of Membership -- THROUGH OCTOBER 2, 2016, WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 21ST BIRTHDAY--YOU CAN  GET  ALL MEMBERSHIPS, GRANTING DISCOUNTS TO YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY, FOR ONLY $21! That's $24 OFF--more than 50% discount in celebration!

  • Basic: Individual membership
  • Family: You and your nuclear family
  • Student: Full-time student
  • Senior: Age 65 and older
  • Educator: Currently employed teacher or instructor with a recognized institution of learning
  • Affiliate: Discounted membership for our partner agencies (KERA, Dallas Poets Community, Theatre Three)

Remember -- you must sign up for our newsletter in order to hear about great membership opportunities! CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

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Writing Past Cliché: Diverse Lit for Diverse Audiences

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:05:01 +0000

When:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Where:
The Writer's Garret
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75165

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Instructor: Richard J. Gonzales
Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members through February 9)
$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here.

This one-day interactive workshop offers information, examples, and exercises for writers seeking to write responsibly about diverse people. An increasingly multi-cultural reading audience, agents, and publishers expect writers to create and describe diverse characters, settings, and motives in a manner reflective of their complex cultures and conflicts, devoid of stereotypes and "alternative facts." Class participants will have the opportunity to share their work with the instructor and other class attendees for constructive feedback on their efforts to write responsibly. Diverse insights are welcome.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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Richard Gonzales has published nonfiction, Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas, in March 2016 (University of North Texas Press), and a novel, Deer Dancer, in July 2017 (Sleeping Panther Press). He was a contributing Fort Worth Star-Telegram op-ed columnist for six years (2001-2007) and has published short stories in the Americas Review, a literary journal of the University of Houston. His work has appeared in a TCU college reader, as well as out-of-state newspapers. He was selected by LatinoAuthor.Com as the number one Latino author for nonfiction in 2016.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. For more information, contact us at gen@writersgarret.org.





Tantalizing: Crafting Poetry and the Balance of Disclosure

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:06:55 +0000

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) Where: The Writer's Garret1250 Majesty DriveDallas, TX 75165 Hosted By: The Writer's Garret The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Register for this event now at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tantalizing-crafting-poetry-and-the-balance-of-disclosure-tickets-42289500033?aff=rss Event Details:  Instructor: Christopher Stephen Soden Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before February 17) $50 (Members); $65 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Any poet must struggle with balance of disclosure to the reader. How much information is too much? Merriam-Webster defines tantalizing as "to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach." Tantalizing sparks a hunger for answers that compels the reader to stay actively, gloriously involved and ensures full participation in the poem. This class will use Carolyn Forché, Adrienne Rich, Mark Doty, and others to explore how to carefully calibrate a poem with just enough disclosure to create a symbiotic, compelling connection on the page. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Christopher Stephen Soden received his MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January of 2005. He teaches craft, theory, genre and literature. He writes poetry, plays, literary, film and theatre critique for sharpcritic.com, EdgeDallas and John Garcia’s The Column.  Christopher’s poetry collection, Closer, was released by Rebel Satori Press on June 14th, 2011. He received a Full Fellowship to Lambda Literary's Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. His performance piece, Queer Anarchy, received The Dallas Voice's Award for Best Stage Performance. Water and A Christmas Wish were staged at Bishop Arts and Every Day is Christmas. In Heaven at Nouveau 47. Other honors include: Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. His work has appeared in: Rattle, G & L Review, Chelsea Station, Glitterwolf, Collective Brightness, A Face to Meet the Faces, Resilience, Ganymede Poets: One, Gay City 2, The Café Review, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, and others. REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. For more information, contact us at gen@writersgarret.org. [...]



Spring Break Writing Camps for Kids

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:03:14 +0000

When:
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Where:
The Writer's Garret
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Immerse young writers in a camp with poetry, prose, and lots of creative self-expression at The Writer’s Garret!

This week-long, daily 9am – 4pm, camp for kids 8-14 includes Poetry Workshop with Fatima Hirsi, Dallas’ typewriter wielding sidewalk poet, and Zine Making, hands-on creation of a uniquely realized, individual mini magazine of self-expression and artistic work, led by poet and artist Lisa Huffaker, of the award winning “Best of Dallas” Zine Workshops. Over the five day camp, attendees create their own zine while learning creative writing, collaging, printmaking, and bookbinding.

Fatima Hirsi gives poetry to the community as an instructor for The Writer’s Garret. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to create poems for strangers. She has been published in EntropyAnthropology Now!Bearing the Mask, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by KERA, The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas ObserverWriter’s DigestDMagazine and others. Recently, SMU invited her on-campus to share her unique poetry to students.

Lisa Huffaker, creator of White Rock Zine Machine, is a poet, musician, visual artist, and teacher. Lisa is an award-winning poet, published in Southwest ReviewPoet Lore, MeasureSouthern Poetry ReviewMezzo CamminThe Texas ObserverAble Muse, OneSouthern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. She won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She teaches creative writing through The Writer’s Garret, presenting monthly creative writing adventures at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as zine workshops – a “Best of Dallas”!

Attendees must bring their own lunch for the lunch hour break, supervised onsite at The Writer's Garret, and paperwork must be completed and signed before attending.





How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry (And Perhaps Write Some of Your Own)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:55:57 +0000

When:
Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Where:
Deep Vellum Books
3000 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Event Details:

Instructor: Joe Milazzo
Tuition: Pay what you can ($10 suggested donation)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here.

In this workshop, we will work together to demystify the various ways in which poets — and poems — create an aesthetic experience via careful, imaginative manipulations of language. We will read aloud individual poems by a diverse array of poets and discuss the various elements of poetic expression and how those elements make meaning. We will concentrate especially on the sensual or perceptible rather than cerebral qualities of each poem. We will pay special attention to "seeing poetry": the poem's arrangement on the page. Finally, we will apply what we have gleaned from our collective reading to a series of short creative writing exercises designed to encourage further appreciation of poetic language as an artistic medium.

In an effort to make this workshop available to the widest possible audience, our instructor has volunteered to offer the class as a "pay what you can" event. In order to best honor our instructor's time and effort, a $10 donation is suggested.

For questions regarding the venue, please contact cristina@deepvellum.com.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:


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Joe Milazzo is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books) and the forthcoming Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People’s Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. He has taught creative writing (multiple genres) at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, Writing Workshops Dallas, and The Writer’s Garret. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, where he was born and raised.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. Contact gen@writersgarret.org for more information.






The World of Metaphors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:13:40 +0000

When:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Where:
The Writer's Garret
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Event Details:

Instructor: Candy Zantea
Tuition: Early Registration $35 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, March 13)
$35 (Members); $50 (Non-members)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here.

Get the most out of your poetic images with the second half of Candy Zantea’s writing-focused spring workshops (companion to All Words Matter, but attendance at the former is not required). Sharpen your knowledge of the poetic history behind the phrases we use, examine how metaphors have dulled through overuse, and hone your skill with strategies that will keep your poetry on the cutting edge of language.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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Sherrie “Candy” Zantea has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years.  Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team; to date, she has been on ten poetry slam teams, is the first woman to coach six teams, and serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization.

Candy teaches creative writing in the DFW School Districts. She recently created a teaching artist program for Dallas Poetry Slam and has partnered with Young DFW Writers LTAB (Louder Than a Bomb) Program, Rockwall ISD and Lancaster ISD. She serves as Teaching Artist Lead Instructor for the The Writer’s Garret Rail Writers program and teaching artist partner for Big Thought Youth Development Non-Profit and Dallas ISD.

In addition to her poetry slam experience, she has added to her resume 2017 and 2018 Host City Coordinator of the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam Event Coordinator with Poetry Slam Inc. Candy facilitates workshops with universities across the country.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds.





Craft and Confession

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:12:41 +0000

When:
Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Where:
The Writer's Garret
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75165

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Instructor: Logen Cure
Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members through 11:59pm, March 24)
$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here.

Students in this workshop will read and write poems in the confessional tradition. Confessional poetry is often characterized as self-indulgent or too much like a personal diary. This workshop aims to disprove that by highlighting the power of telling the truth and taking risks. We will explore how confessional poetry taps into universal ideas, reaching beyond the concerns of the individual poet. This workshop is suitable for all poets at all levels of experience.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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Logen Cure is a poet. She is the author of three chapbooks: Still, Letters to Petrarch, and In Keeping. She’s an editor for Voicemail Poems. She teaches English at Tarrant County College and has taught several workshops for The Writer's Garret, including Terrible Poetry: Editing & Revising Your Work and Poetic Imitation & Innovation. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Learn more at www.logencure.com.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. Contact gen@writersgarret.org for more information.






Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:55:57 +0000

When:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Where:
The Writer's Garret
1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75165

Hosted By:
The Writer's Garret

The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



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Event Details:


Instructor: Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, April 6)
$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here.


Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction: Hogwarts, Middle-earth, Westeros, Arrakis, Earthsea: these are some of the fictional worlds that have felt as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres--fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical realism, and fabulism alike--often require the writer to play creator not only of characters but also of whole worlds, whole cultures. A well-built world can transport a reader, while mistakes in worldbuilding can break a reader's concentration. In this course, we'll discuss various elements one must consider when crafting worlds. We will run through several writing exercises to start building world through description, then we'll drop our characters into these worlds to see how and with what they interact.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 40 magazines and anthologies both literary and speculative such as ClarkesworldHobartLightspeedand Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Her fantasy novelette “The Orangery” was a finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award. Released in 2015, her collaborative fiction-jazz album Strange Monsters centered on the theme of strong women making unconventional choices. She also created and coordinates the annual Art & Words Collaborative Show in Fort Worth.

(photo credit: Tony Najera)

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. Contact gen@writersgarret.org for more information.





From the Pen to the Stage

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:40:05 +0000

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) Where: The Writer's Garret1250 Majesty DriveDallas, TX 75247 Hosted By: The Writer's Garret The Writer’s Garret Literary Center fosters the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.  Come, get inspired. We promise you an experience Beyond Words!  The Writer's Garret is an exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Register for this event now at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-pen-to-the-stage-tickets-42580192502?aff=rss Event Details: Instructor: Candy Zantea Tuition: Early Registration $35 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, April 10) $35 (Members); $50 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Ready to perform your poetry, but still have stage fright? Whether you're a slam poet, a spoken word artist, or just working up the nerve to read your poems out loud, Candy Zantea of Dallas Poetry Slam will give you the push you need to get up there and make your voice heard. Learn Candy’s tricks and tips to evolve a stellar stage presence and maximize the power of your poetry performance, then see it all come together with performance examples from Candy herself. Ready to put your own performance skills to the test? Practice your poetry performance skills with personalized feedback from Candy. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sherrie “Candy” Zantea has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years.  Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team; to date, she has been on ten poetry slam teams, is the first woman to coach six teams, and serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization. Candy teaches creative writing in the DFW School Districts. She recently created a teaching artist program for Dallas Poetry Slam and has partnered with Young DFW Writers LTAB (Louder Than a Bomb) Program, Rockwall ISD and Lancaster ISD. She serves as Teaching Artist Lead Instructor for the The Writer’s Garret Rail Writers program and teaching artist partner for Big Thought Youth Development Non-Profit and Dallas ISD. In addition to her poetry slam experience, she has added to her resume 2017 and 2018 Host City Coordinator of the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam Event Coordinator with Poetry Slam Inc. Candy facilitates workshops with universities across the country. REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds. [...]