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THIS FALL. . .
Open House coming this September! All new programming! Discounts! Pot luck! Fun and Prizes! Special Topics to discuss! New people to meet!
The Writer's Garret wishes to thank our chief supporters and partners who make our very existence possible:
Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Texas Commission on the Arts; KERA; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Harold Simmons Foundation; George and Fay Young Foundation; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Whole Foods; Mesquite Arts Council; R.L. and Phyllis Glazer Fund; Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; Kay Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation; Whole Foods; and our Board of Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and members.
This class will explore, discuss and read the Afghan born, Persian speaking poet Jelauddin Rumi, who immigrated to Konya, Turkey and wrote in Persian/Farsi. We will then study modern Turkish poets of the 20th century and today: Necip Fazil Kisakurek, Nazim Hikmet, Sezai Karakoc, Cahit Zarifoglu and Enis Batur. The third week we will study contemporary poets such as: Hoda Hussein of Egypt, Didem Madak, Nada el Hage of Lebanon and Zulaykha Abu-Risha of Jordan. We will look at the ancient Arabic poetry patterns of the kalip, as well as the ghazal. There will be discussion about the history of the region and the influence of the Ottoman Empire. We will also have an opportunity to write our own individual poems inspired by the poets that we have read.
*"Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing"
$15 per visit with advance RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Show and Tell" blends nature, community, and the creative cycles of life into a hands-on journey through ecology, literature, art, and performance.
FREE to all young people living in Mesquite (courtesy of the Mesquite Arts Council).
Others may still sign up through a special offer: if you register by 5 PM this coming Wednesday (June 15) your young writer / artist can receive the full 20 hours for only $125! If you miss that deadline--no biggie, as regular tuition is still only $140.
Limited to youth attending middle school through high school (ages 12-18).