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Writer's Garret Happy Returns, New Voices, Amazing Stories!
Writer's Garret

March, 2012

Happy Returns, New Voices, Amazing Stories

The Portable Poetry Workshop Is Back!
Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call
Attention: Storytellers! Fiction Workshops on the Horizon!

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A Weekend with Paul Christensen
April 20 - 22

PAUL 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" 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

Early Bird Deadline Expires this Saturday, March 31!

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Sunday, April 22

11 AM - 5 PM

Workshop: Writing the Novel: An Introduction

Early Bird Deadline Expires this Saturday, March 31!

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The Portable Poetry Workshop Is Back!
Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM
Lucky Dog Books, 10801 Garland Road

Whether you are a practicing poet, a writer interested in learning more about the
possibilities 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 sections
of 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 volume
of drafts to then work on further, cannibalize for other poems (or prose), or leave
behind altogether.

Please RSVP (to thea@writersgarret.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 and
drink as we discuss and create poetry.

Lucky Dog Books is located in Dallas about 1.5 miles north of Casa Linda at 10801
Garland Road, 75218 (between Centerville and Jupiter).
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Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call

Friday, April 6 2012, 7 PM

Oil And Cotton [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109352459031&s=0&e=0013Cb7_s9MgdFUXUgzpR3DCXGPe10W2trZS63dV02peHb6BA6K4eYEW2lXQzobnuSoAZjnvTBW_AftKmqerw8ZBSgYg9V4NGkn12BUIC_cjns=]

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,

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]
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Attention: Storytellers! Fiction Workshops on the Horizon!
THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION
With Joe Milazzo

8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31, 7 - 9 PM

Over the course of 8 weeks, we will concentrate on those matters of design, structure
and 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 technical
issue (e.g., point-of-view, setting, plot, etc.) specific to the creation of prose
fiction. Such practice will occur in the form of both writing exercises and careful
critical reading of model texts. In the final 2 weeks of the course, we will address
issues of both and apply the insights derived from our discussions in workshop sessions
dedicated to writing produced by members of the class.

"The Elements of Fiction" is designed to help novice fiction writers familiarize
themselves with the salient features of fiction, and to give more experienced writers
an opportunity to study these features in greater depth. All participating writers
will 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 REALITY
With Paul Black

3 weeks: Wednesdays, May 9 - 23, 7 - 9 PM

So 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. National
awarding-winning fiction author, Paul Black, reveals the secrets to developing the
initial concept. Students will learn how to research and hone their idea, develop
a great log-line, dissect the good from the bad, vet their concept and outline their
story.

PAUL BLACK has been a professional creative for more than 20 years. As a creative
and design director in advertising, his work has been recognized by nearly every
major competition and periodical. His trilogy series The Tels won Writer's Digest's
Book of the Year for Genre Fiction, along with gold and silver medals from ForeWord
Magazine and was also a finalist in the Independent Publisher's Book Award for Science
Fiction. 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
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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
has been made possible by the following:

National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young 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; 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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