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Writer's Garret In With The (Literary) Lions
The Writer's Garret

March, 2012

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In With The (Literary) Lions

This Week on The Writers Studio
March Writers' Block on Young Adult Fiction
The Elements of Playwriting
More Classes Beginning in April & May
Dan Boehl & Ryan Call

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A Weekend with Paul Christensen
April 20 - 22

PAUL CHRISTENSEN [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109454681587&s=4558&e=0019tn2PdhoomyL2S_YINomEF4qsiMRaq0yw_cd9MlQ7xVOPdvUBBBSvDsXNPi_0VPnKdgGQXxT0_qViTC4CwPM60jKCNN2xrobGUI6vIL2uwyZ39yzuiG2AEiESEGwTqD4]
is the author of Strangers in Paradise: A Memoir of Provence (2007) and West of
the American Dream: An Encounter with Texas (2001) among his eighteen books.

His essay, "In Praise of Bluffing," received the first "Distinguished Prose" award
from Antioch Review. The short story, "Water," won the "Best Short Fiction" award
given by the Texas Institute of Letters. He has twice won the "Violet Crown Award"
for poetry from the Writers' League of Texas, and has been a featured writer in
numerous journals and reviews. He has conducted writing workshops around the country
and taught creative writing at Texas A&M University for over thirty years.

He is also a valued member of The Writer's Garret community, and we are excited
to welcome him back to Dallas for a full weekend of literary activities.

Friday, April 20, 7 PM

National Poetry Month Reading, featuring Paul Christensen, JP Reese & Andrea Witzke
Slot

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Saturday, April 21

10 AM - 3 PM

Workshop: Writing the Creative Nonfiction Essay

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Sunday, April 22

11 AM - 5 PM

Workshop: Writing the Novel: An Introduction

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THIS WEEK ON THE WRITERS STUDIO
KERA (90.1), Thursday, March 8,  8 PM

Mary Gordon

Called by The New York Times "America's preeminent novelist of Roman Catholic mores,"
she is also a memoirist who discusses with directness her mother's descent into
earlier years because of Alzheimer's.
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Next week: (March 15, 8 PM): Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich's first book of poems, Jacklight, was published in 1983, followed
a year later by Love Medicine, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Love Medicine eventually became the first in a remarkable series of novels concerned
with the Native American experience, including The Beet Queen, Tracks, The Bingo
Palace, The Antelope Wife, The Master Butchers Singing Club, and The Painted Drum.

The Writers Studio is presented In partnership
with KERA and Art&Seek
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Writers' Block
The ABCs of YA: Definitions and Distinctions
Facilitated by Kristen Dickson
and Mandy Aguilar

Sunday, March 25, 1 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

Join various members of The Writer's Garret community for an open discussion of
the most vibrant genres in publishing today: Young Adult Fiction. Learn about publishing
trends, gender and race issues, censorship, and writing for teens and twenty-somethings.
We will save time to discuss your favorite books: from contemporary romances, to
urban dystopias... and even vampires, werewolves, and magicians.

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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THE ELEMENTS OF PLAYWRITING
With Erin Ryan Burdette

4 weeks: Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2 2012, 7 - 9 PM

Back by popular demand (and acclaim) Erin Ryan Burdette will be leading this course
on the basics of dramatic writing. Over the course of four weeks, the class will
cover basic scene work with a particular focus on character building. By the end
of the class experience, each participants will also have produced and workshopped
the first draft of a ten-minute play.

ERIN RYAN BURDETTE began her dramatic career as an actress, earning her BFA in Theater
(SMU) and MFA at UCSD's Professional Actor Training Program. Ms. Burdette is also
a freelance writer who has written for The Dallas Morning News as well as various
magazines and literary journals. She is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal
Non-Fiction Prize for Literary Excellence from the Mayborn Writers Conference of
the Southwest. In March 2012, Erin will returns to Positano, Italy for the Sirenland
Writer's Conference, where she will be workshopping her novel in progress Casting
Charlotte.


* $120 Members.
* $150 Others.
* Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of March 21.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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More Classes Beginning in April & May
All classes meet at The Writer's Garret,
10809 Garland Road, Dallas TX, 75218

The Elements of Fiction with Joe Milazzo

8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31

7 - 9 PM

Mayborn Preparatory Class with Susannah Charleson

3 weeks: Saturdays, April 14, 28, and May 5

1 - 5 PM

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

Wednesdays, May 9 - 23

7 - 9 PM

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

Saturday, May 12

10 AM - 5 PM (lunch break from 12 PM - 1 PM)
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Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call

Friday, April 6 2012, 7 PM

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837 W. 7th Street, Dallas 75208

214-988-9189

DAN BOEHL is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which
put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs
de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost, and he has self-published a middle
grade novel, Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt, on the Amazon Kindle. He writes
copy for the University of Texas at Austin.

RYAN CALL is the author of The Weather Stations (Caketrain). His stories appear
in Mid-American Review, New York Tyrant, Conjunctions, Annalemma and  elsewhere.
The recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, he teaches  English and coaches
cross country at a high school in Houston.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO REGISTER,

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VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
ALL OF YOU!

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
Lucky Dog Books; 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 (HA.com);
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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