Writer's Garret Happy Returns, New Voices, Amazing Stories!
March, 2012Happy Returns, New Voices, Amazing StoriesThe Portable Poetry Workshop Is Back!Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan CallAttention: Storytellers! Fiction Workshops on the Horizon!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Weekend with Paul ChristensenApril 20 - 22PAUL CHRISTENSEN [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL-K1Uj-peRIqPrvbvK4jy0m0ax1O7-eZfaTBunm-5lH19WDdZVzvwBwP7ayfLrJxjLtnWGjwhI3dD72IfD4VvP1SJO6ZIf6WXKXwcPjKowRMBGPHxchZl88]is the author over 15 books, including Strangers in Paradise: A Memoir of Provence(2007), West of the American Dream: An Encounter with Texas (2001), and, most recently,The Human Condition: New Poems (2011).His essay, "In Praise of Bluffing," received the first "Distinguished Prose" awardfrom Antioch Review. The short story, "Water," won the "Best Short Fiction" awardgiven 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 countryand 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 PMNational Poetry Month Reading, featuring Paul Christensen, JP Reese & Andrea WitzkeSlotLearn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL-zm5zOVTgOY6nT6W98U0cwzsyFvbr4R0NxZJ-_RNvK063UqFQNzjqBApJBojyV4AxTL35QyjZEiSzAcZKgzikzeqasWs_ERDLCaVXnuf9jNAoLfdxgczAOJJea94H4QOtt4GK5VG26IWhVf-u0rKDPc1bNaMAl7xU7bBq2cVUDjQ==]Reserve Your Seat [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL-3xZ2eZaThcxHl0Rj-mq3f1KsbnhtjiQgteGmb1QBa-11PdpaeSy-NOsPZ2nZcAR3Jrn5qFwMc7gRWNzn-Mg-TN7BdC1SRzu0EprRBXPPIvlR-_bUlLXYNnEHDoIW6-2g=]Saturday, April 2110 AM - 3 PMWorkshop: Writing the Creative Nonfiction EssayEarly Bird Deadline Expires this Saturday, March 31!Learn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL9ntz0-QlKDYO1l3NUbMPObTbBSSghGmvizo4iwnxluEWzOBUb1EEsmVOssmPyXrd9O7_CZmdEotcdzgL5k9eDNLDKSQVOTiDPD4aMdYejS4nvyoFU9JhIilUTa57narugX4rUr1fz1ve-TLd_7vzja]Register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL8fYC0H3rDgXBzFuDk2CjF5NVfMyI-WpnWxUS7y3xsfzFCW32ZeR3xCa98bAfSfqwwVwZLs8dmBY9EnlzHwsIX1LZIPmRuKW56Pdow093lgAtP0A18yXsh1Sj7ptCMYpvM=]Sunday, April 2211 AM - 5 PMWorkshop: Writing the Novel: An IntroductionEarly Bird Deadline Expires this Saturday, March 31!Learn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL-3UIWTHMjgzJ2MZa9zot7wMbVLMNQzgtDQqO_zFQ4k-na39O8MEwb9yj5Ga6PXRkFAeBxJi-4lZEQSQFffvHwtsoHpB5coDyj5JanYAvGJ28eA-4cc1bOJcddLJUiP4aL7in4RVSDLcR-sUwShEfdd]Register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL8eeEbhDBH-EWewuJNlUsBmpZHnqUafQoD9bPONKZXQN6sOz6j-OOfmU5sspuXwFcwST3Z5C6SaYf_l2T2G_6JhsA1d66Ig2sVvO-PDfpYep2bBCoHoRnNE8p7g1oJCfnk=]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GoodSearch cause banner [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL-sOfHaQ9_yTjGFJJQ68c7exnxVrq0Gmnt31CiFGTXAAGjpteJsQyUL_C3unprIdritMBXMy_cH19K8ehnoqxRjMLpO2wBtr0gthCfwMxfwTg==]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Portable Poetry Workshop Is Back!Tuesday, March 27, 7 PMLucky Dog Books, 10801 Garland RoadWhether you are a practicing poet, a writer interested in learning more about thepossibilities of poetry, or someone who just enjoys good verse, please consider joining us at 7 PM Tuesday, March 27, at Lucky Dog Books (formerly Paperbacks Plus)for the Stone Soup Portable Poetry Workshop [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL8I52AhB9rPnlzrvwdCwAGXfIjzffL1ox8UlVK7tUc3UVBDTinZotqGLYQBrNdsfIlF62-epK3vI41hW3yZ432illlRozgSAM_kJQuRCwn1976posLYjaYHRaQTz9NyFZ-eg_AInwrAFQ==],which uses Jack Myers's deep and thorough poetry text as our guide for discussion.Since it has been so very long since we were together, we will get to know each other, the book, and have a solid exercise to work on a piece for revision at a later date.As a reminder and as a general rule, you do not have to be "up to snuff" on the book The Portable Poetry Workshop [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL8jYyHavQByLA6_1DYeM6LGl6Hzd-DCgn9Ut88o2YMSakuD1az1UUfJH_j5qeTIig3jR0RcIn3j8iiP3PZPpMQP_1oHOnNcNauwQDQnofh6TcYeiHZdQ1KjoNIiGjRAcSRc0407T2TSpzWxOcFK1kPkzpfpqOXHJMWTgXzRMB_CR4ErdlEQIS0P]by Jack Myers [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109595454539&s=4558&e=001-0kCmtbXXL8jYyHavQByLA6_1DYeM6LGl6Hzd-DCgn9Ut88o2YMSakuD1az1UUfJH_j5qeTIig3jR0RcIn3j8iiP3PZPpMQP_1oHOnNcNauwQDQnofh6TcYeiHZdQ1KjoNIiGjRAcSRc0407T2TSpzWxOcFK1kPkzpfpqOXHJMWTgXzRMB_CR4ErdlEQIS0P].While it does help to own a copy, we have copies you can borrow, and we take sectionsof it, review it aloud, and discuss implications for our poetry and that of others.We then use the remainder of the time as a "generative" workshop to produce a volumeof drafts to then work on further, cannibalize for other poems (or prose), or leavebehind altogether.Please RSVP (to firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know if you will be attending.In your RSVP, please indicate if you can bring snacks, wine, beer, soft drinks,fruit, etc. (Letting us know what you can bring helps, too!) We love to eat anddrink as we discuss and create poetry.Lucky Dog Books is located in Dallas about 1.5 miles north of Casa Linda at 10801Garland Road, 75218 (between Centerville and Jupiter).~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan CallFriday, April 6 2012, 7 PMOil And Cotton [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109352459031&s=0&e=0013Cb7_s9MgdFUXUgzpR3DCXGPe10W2trZS63dV02peHb6BA6K4eYEW2lXQzobnuSoAZjnvTBW_AftKmqerw8ZBSgYg9V4NGkn12BUIC_cjns=]837 W. 7th Street, Dallas 75208214-988-9189DAN BOEHL is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, whichput out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heursde la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost, and he has self-published a middlegrade novel, Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt, on the Amazon Kindle. He writescopy 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 coachescross country at a high school in Houston.FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO REGISTER,VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE! [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=lc4vqmjab.0.w6bitnjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0739&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2Fprograms%2Freading-series%23boehl-call]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Attention: Storytellers! Fiction Workshops on the Horizon!THE ELEMENTS OF FICTIONWith Joe Milazzo8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31, 7 - 9 PMOver the course of 8 weeks, we will concentrate on those matters of design, structureand textual production associated with fiction. Each week for the first 6 weeks of the course, we will explore as well as practice working with a technique or technicalissue (e.g., point-of-view, setting, plot, etc.) specific to the creation of prosefiction. Such practice will occur in the form of both writing exercises and carefulcritical reading of model texts. In the final 2 weeks of the course, we will addressissues of both and apply the insights derived from our discussions in workshop sessionsdedicated to writing produced by members of the class."The Elements of Fiction" is designed to help novice fiction writers familiarizethemselves with the salient features of fiction, and to give more experienced writersan opportunity to study these features in greater depth. All participating writerswill have opportunities in this class to develop healthy writing habits.* $150 Members.* $180 Others.VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=lc4vqmjab.0.kkco8ljab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0739&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2Fprograms%2Fclasses%23fiction]FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER"HEY, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?": GETTING YOUR NOVEL FROM CONCEPT TO REALITYWith Paul Black3 weeks: Wednesdays, May 9 - 23, 7 - 9 PMSo you got this big idea, eh? Or do you? It's the most important thing in writing,even more than writing itself, but it's hard to know if it's good or not. Nationalawarding-winning fiction author, Paul Black, reveals the secrets to developing theinitial concept. Students will learn how to research and hone their idea, developa great log-line, dissect the good from the bad, vet their concept and outline theirstory.PAUL BLACK has been a professional creative for more than 20 years. As a creativeand design director in advertising, his work has been recognized by nearly everymajor competition and periodical. His trilogy series The Tels won Writer's Digest'sBook of the Year for Genre Fiction, along with gold and silver medals from ForeWordMagazine and was also a finalist in the Independent Publisher's Book Award for ScienceFiction. His most recent novel is The Presence (2011). You can check out all of Paul's work at his author site: www.paulblackbooks.com [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=lc4vqmjab.0.y6bitnjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0739&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulblackbooks.com].* $90 Members.* $120 Others.* Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of April 13.VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=lc4vqmjab.0.z6bitnjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0739&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2Fprograms%2Fclasses%23pb-novel]FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VERY SPECIAL THANKS TOALLOFYOU!The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of manyindividuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, andgovernmental agencies.This season of educational programs and eventshas been made possible by the following:National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of CulturalAffairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; M.B. andEdna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions (HA.com);Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; The CattarullaFund of The Dallas Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob Myers Funds; andour 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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