The Writer's Garret's 2010 Spring season is made possible by our chief supporters and partners: Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Texas Commission on the Arts; Humanities Texas / NEH; Harold Simmons Foundation; Rebecca & Patrick DePole; Renee Rossi & Fred Duffy; Mike & Debra Decker; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Whole Foods; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Adolphus Hotel; Mesquite Arts Council; Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation; Simon & Schuster; donors to the Jack Myers & Jacob Myers Funds; and our Board of Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and Members. If we have left anyone off, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] We sure couldn't do it without you!
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Creative Nonfiction Mayborn Prep Course with Dan Burns (author of the Award-Winning Saving Ben) George Getschow (May 8) 2 Meetings (NOTE: DATES HAVE CHANGED)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT WORK IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 1st!
Saturdays May 8 & June 5, 2010 12:30 PM - 5 PM Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
We'll Definitely Give You an Edge at the Mayborn! Writers studying their craft at The Writer's Garret continue to score big at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Since starting these Pre-Mayborn Intensives, ALL of our writers have been accepted into this highly competitive summer program at the University of North Texas. Many of our writers have received publication through the conference, even taking the # 1 spot in this highly competitive summer program!
$85 Members / $125 Others
We must receive previously prepared work intended for Mayborn submission no later than 5/1/10. Upon registering, send up to 20 double-spaced pages of prose via email to firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]. DAN BURNS won first place at the Mayborn in 2008 for his manuscript, "Wonderful Son," detailing his experiences raising an autistic child, which later became the best-selling memoir, Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism, published by UNT Press. Saving Ben reached the number one Amazon sales rank in the special needs category in September, 2009, and is into its third printing; People magazine calls it "a great read." Dr. Burns is a veteran of Writer's Garret Stone Soup workshops and coaches writers privately, bringing extensive experience in the tools and techniques of fiction to non-fiction projects. SPECIAL GUEST will be GEORGE GETSCHOW, Writer in Residence at the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism, University of North Texas. He'll provide an inside look at this year's Conference as well as their national writing competition and their narrative certification program, which includes a residential Writers Workshop in Archer City, Larry McMurtry's physical and literary birthplace. It's a week-long immersion experience in McMurtryland, and students will spend one day inside Larry McMurtry's home, talking to the author about his writing life. Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103353432826&s=4558&e=001I8EUg0-HGnvPnopo0mJddOtWnVS40pKbD4TVN8lWwHQ_s1QSB_arAFsM_MSOP5SDrvc_-xpGns9O6qr5tJn6ZWRkLi9XVSPdjSRFXqSX9-xZFZQ-hD6gpnCqA-7-SQds6ZO4tT-qJ4s6cDW4dVWw5gH2mgClVJ48]for more information about the class and how to register.
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Yehuda Amichai was of the first literary generation of the State of Israel and is an unofficial national poet. Well-known outside of Israel, Amichai's works are translated into some 33 languages with English translations by noted translators such as Ted Hughes, Benjamin and Barbara Harshav, and Stephen Mitchell. We will use readings by Amichai and other Israeli / Hebrew poets with additional source material to locate Amichai within poetical trends, examine biography and influence, and explore stylistic and thematic range. If you are a poet, inspirational or stylistic "leveraging" into your poetry is encouraged, and we'll have opportunity to share your work with the group. If you are not a poet or writer, the close study of his work will prove enlightening and educational.
*"Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Inspired by Jack Myers and his work, this 3-hour session explores poem closings, life "closure," and perceptual presence & endash; and what, from this, we can bring into our revision process. Each participant is requested to: 1) read "Closings," pp. 253-279 in The Portable Poetry Workshop; 2) by one week prior to our session, send in a poem in any stage of revision &endash; one for which you'd like to explore new possibilities for closing; and 3) bring to the session a favorite poem (by another poet) which for you has an especially powerful closing.
MARY ANNE MAYER REDMOND received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College in 1987, and a B.A. from Oberlin College with high honors in English, 1976. With poetry published in various small press publications, Mary Anne has taught poetry-writing / appreciation at the graduate level at MIU in Iowa, continuing education classes of Brookhaven, North Lake, and most recently The Writer's Garret.