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This Week--Starting TOMORROW!!
The Writer's Garret

February, 2012

Upcoming GARRET Programs

Reading: Bonnie Friedman & Tom McClellan
Writers' Block: Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday Celebration
Classes Beginning in April & May
Author Events at the World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth


Stone Soup
Peer Critique Workshops

Tuesdays, 7 - 9 PM

1st & 3rd, Mixed Genre

2nd Poetry; 4th is the "Portable Poetry Workshop"

First visit is FREE and $3 thereafter.


10 AM - 12 PM

2nd & 4th, Prose & Poetry

(No meetings 1st & 3rd Saturdays)

First visit is FREE and $3 thereafter.

Monthly "Reading for Performance" Workshop

3rd Sunday of each month,

4 - 6 PM. Come and practice reading new work (poetry or prose) to a group of your
peers. FREE.

Monthly Poetry

Discussion Group

2nd Thursday of the Month,

7 - 9 PM

ALL OF THESE ARE in the community room of Lucky Dog Books (right next door to The

Call 214-828-1715 or email []
for monthly topic


We will begin with Holocaust survivor and author of the acclaimed About Schmidt,
Louis Begley.
For more information, check out this link [].
In partnership with KERA

Reading: Bonnie Friedman & Tom McClellan

Friday, February 10 2012, 7 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road (Next door to Lucky Dog Books)

Dallas, TX  75218

is the author of the Village Voice bestseller Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction,
and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life, which has been anthologized in six different
textbooks. She is also the author of the memoir The Thief of Happiness, called "profound"
and "compelling" by The Washington Post. Her essays have appeared in literary journals
including Ploughshares, Image, and The Michigan Quarterly Review, and have been
included in The Best American Movie Writing, The Best Writing on Writing, and The
Best Spiritual Writing. She teaches at the University of North Texas.

TOM MCCLELLAN is the author of Reflections from Mirror City (2010). A teacher and
writer who lives with his wife in Dallas, Tom has published essays in D Magazine,
the Texas Observer, and several Texas Folklore Society annuals. His poems have appeared
in Christian Century and Saint Luke's Journal of Theology.

This event is FREE, but donations (large or small) are accepted and deeply appreciated.

Writers' Block: Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, February 12 2012, 1 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road

Dallas, TX  75218

Facilitated by Darron Hamilton

When one considers that a birthday is bestowed upon each of us without regard to
merit or achievement, it seems peculiar that its annual recurrence should be cause
for celebration, particularly when it occurs in the life of a man unknown to the
celebrants and unlikely to either attend the festivity or defray its expense. Nevertheless,
it is appropriate for us, as men and women dedicated to the appreciation of all
things literary, to mark the 200th anniversary of the nativity of a writer of lasting
and worldwide appeal. We, therefore, cordially invite you to join us for an energetic
discussion of the life, literature, and legacy of Charles Dickens. Guests are encouraged
to bring favorite passages from the author's work. Wassail will be provided.

DARRON HAMILTON is an attorney with degrees from Texas A&M University, the University
of Texas, and the University of Houston. He has lived in Dallas for six years and
recently joined the Writer's Garret Community and Mentorship Project (Writer's CAMP).

This event is FREE, but donations (large or small) are accepted and deeply appreciated.

The Writer's Garret is excited to announce that our move to 10809 Garland Road,
Dallas 75218 (near Centerville/Peavy & North of Casa Linda) is complete! Thanks
to everyone from the community who pitched in!

While we are currently still in the process of unpacking, we are looking forward
to hosting the same high quality literary programs we have always offered in this
new space. And February is full of opportunities to join us for an experience "beyond

Section 1: March 5, 12, 19, 26 2012

"Words, Words, Words: Shakespeare's Use of Language"
led by Jeff Gaba


Classes Beginning in April & May
All classes meet at The Writer's Garret, 10809 Garland Road, Dallas TX, 75218

The Elements of Playwriting with Erin Ryan Burdette

4 weeks: Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2 2012

7 - 9 PM

Writing the Creative Nonfiction Essay with Paul Christensen

Saturday, April 21 2012

10 AM - 3 PM (lunch break from 12 PM - 1 PM)

Writing the Novel: An Introduction with Paul Christensen

Sunday, April 22 2012

11 AM - 5 PM (lunch break from 1 PM - 2 PM)

"Hey, What the Big Idea?": Getting Your Novel from Concept to Reality with Paul

Wednesdays, May 9 - 23 2012

7 - 9 PM

The Landscape Thinks in Me: Conjuring the Spirit of Place In Poetry with Cyrus Cassells

Saturday, May 12 2012

10 AM - 5 PM (lunch break from 12 PM - 1 PM)

Author Events at the World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth
The Writer's Garret is proud and excited to announce that the organization will
be collaborating with the World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth []
this season as a cooperating partner for several author events.

This coming Tuesday evening, February 7th, former Dallas Morning News investigative
reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Gregg Jones will be speaking about his new
book Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise
and Fall of America's Imperial Dream at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel.

From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders'
heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges
of U.S. military misconduct and torture in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly
captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded
its influence abroad.

But in a larger sense, this is the story of America's emergence as a world power,
and the bitter national discourse that accompanied that rise. The issues at the
heart of that forgotten debate will sound familiar to anyone who has followed America's
contemporary back-and-forth over military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The use of U.S. power, the propriety of torture in the pursuit of American interests,
the obligations of national honor - then, as now, as readers will see, Americans
held passionately disparate views on these subjects.

Click here to learn more about this event. []


The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of many

individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and
governmental agencies.

This season of educational programs and events
have been made possible by the following:

National  Endowment for the Arts; Paperbacks Plus; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young  Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commission
on the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation;  Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;
Heritage Auctions (; Dallas AfterSchool  Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne
Sewell, LLP; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation;  Calvert K. Collins Family
Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob  Myers Funds; and our members, Board
of Trustees, and Board of Sponsors.

(If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list,

please let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!)

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