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
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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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