Writer's Garret Coming Attractions: Bill Marvel, Paul Black, Cyrus Cassells, andmore!
May, 2012Coming AttractionsGet Ready for The Mayborn with BILL MARVELLAST CHANCE to Study with Novelist PAUL BLACKConjure the Spirit of Place with Award-Winning Poet CYRUS CASSELLS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Writers' Community And Mentorship Program (CAMP)EARLY BIRD APPLICATIONS DUETODAYWriters' CAMP is an alternative, non-credit creative writing program for adults that addresses the needs of writers too challenged by time and / or financial constraintsto pursue a traditional university degree.CAMP participants work in small cohorts and, at advanced levels, one-on-one withprofessional writers to develop craft, an artistic practice and a writer's sensibility.Specialize in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, or explore all these genres.Both cash payment and work-exchange options are available to cover tuition.Spring 2012 Early Bird deadline to apply: April 24, 2012To learn more, visitThe Writer's Garret website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnFJuM872PBwnPIbJJ2UqyHhhHywCmV8RZLLNIHfbhJZBGB8DP4psSOKPJfq9Nl1X8LrbnKWozcRpSOsKIrapbSPOzvpBbY_MQ5Yf8Bt_lh1tI257S3YaeJQZQswv8es6o8=]or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com].~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~================================================================================~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OurPORTABLE POETRY WORKSHOPStone SoupcontinuesTONIGHTPlease join us at 7 PM THIS Tuesday, April 24, AT LUCKY DOG BOOKS [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnEqHw77gyjPGTSJ6xojkNtAvfYDmJ_YUdFXkG4ThGVRW13j9gBIHD39Nx1P2yP3ikLpuZhCPkoKHzHvIZMjEpkI5RVsTeyPG8FIqqVT2Z9FBDWye3jtLkFu]for the Stone Soup Portable Poetry Workshop, which uses Jack Myers's The PortablePoetry Workshop as a guide to discussion. Tonight, Paul Koniecki will be discussing"Form" (p.149); Alan Gann will discuss "The Movement of Line / Endings in Free Verse"(156); and one of our newest colleagues, Paul Chaplo, will be discussing "Flow" (p.165).We then use the remainder of the time as a "generative" workshop.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com], and please also let us know if you can bring snacks, beverages, etc. (Letting us know what you bringhelps, too!)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~================================================================================~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPCOMING FREE PROGRAMSat The Writer's GarretFriday, May 11, 7 PMReading: Cyrus Cassells & Evan ClevelandLearn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnGVQH_wvHU5ZJ-MlWCjdWSn2hqtOoVPFcVK7mMcEobPi9rSE4d2BLHmUpgfcUu7pFoeiXq9moq9YkNLSjox67TxNnxFPcexgnDiH_U1tUQg5m99I_wSh76Cu2xFTIMGNScCZM1kvxn6ZCAdliDci5_MWr4HxHoMKLyN4Uahe7HMJA==]Reserve Your Seat [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnF6N6GrLGhwYArUJrlx6D_6plgC3hZScXTo6VkOzVoMewYTFSWESfUtDvMFGynLPlkgPFgUC0kzqY2kcEdf4nd5EuWNI1VdyzrMkmaJf7YnWoxPTv2R2tPhnCmyd90GvOs=]Sunday, May 20, 1 PMWriters' Block: "Cormac McCarthy and The Western Gothic," facilitated byJim DolanLearn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnGvHPIomj-ppvd2GdEIkFPLoJkslyg1Y89vyImrCo1fgigFrtF28pfOcKAp5VRQ1EGkvVthgtlwP-HXy2sHvIZqFxfOkTCk10HJpSQ9chswIagKwCvHYn9TYNL0BPv-meWQe1n_bs_pknY3spQbWtbmGXkN8jNXsv4=]Reserve Your Seat [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnED8pV3bRDAFCGeQwGQvegrfvaEk5e4hPpTH3zoTNkC2UJl7C8uiwCsheyNy6Z8Ve4HgYlAMbs3Wgh3TBO-6zqYDfig2CCaDVL7pk2xvW4Gi3cLUOscgazCg_KNH4b_zfw=]Friday, June 1, 7 PMReading: Brian Allen CarrLearn More [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnFDg0eWSrMWk9G0Thq4Hsftg-7XMbtN-4UoQHzlv-bfSlTOUKgaucvhhVAeTQw-H8qVShLsAUbWocTepQYxN89EJ-UgY81bhEsm132e-UINfX5z1GvdgIw39JkJNdwJcavkAe5KTZ3hX5Rdp2VSZIVGtJAal93BGsQ=]Reserve Your Seat [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnHcrhOhG5B_tMFXGFOa9_dAsXCwKDh4VUEl7ykOfacu4MkJHLL66D7A-Dd6OSVLTfwdFc4tl97O_t_aPYSQ1zLD_vOTw6ENxk0n9_LqS9JJnooCgIOFr2f32Ff3Rujg1Dk=]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GoodSearch cause banner [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnHIpJCIxTK55lKWNA_v_JTdwY8xIJGK8FU3qnNVym5t3x9UKp_1T-x9wc-9S_sN8lch1pSduCzd52vlymLA5c7UIfbLFz8FnC_-6kh1N4osPA==]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PREPARE, POLISH & PUBLISHYour PROSEwith Award-Winning Essayist / Journalist(and past Mayborn Judge)BILL MARVELInterested in polishing and publishing creative nonfiction? GET YOUR CREATIVE NONFICTION(Personal essay) READY FOR The Mayborn Conference [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnFpOqLCxnVpdOk0EW7IcpYhZ_-pM6bDxJI0nxdNd3hzd2k0aJAiEMdhpTkxr7fqALu4sEJ5KN-4_4AVUVptnSJzrYSnr7urrlsT_5tXK298AKOs1icM-YkkWZ4F7vMdIc4=]this summer. Each year, our writers SCORE BIG with awards, publications, and evenbook contracts. Don't know about the world-famous Mayborn? Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnFpOqLCxnVpdOk0EW7IcpYhZ_-pM6bDxJI0nxdNd3hzd2k0aJAiEMdhpTkxr7fqALu4sEJ5KN-4_4AVUVptnSJzrYSnr7urrlsT_5tXK298AKOs1icM-YkkWZ4F7vMdIc4=].3 weeks: Saturdays, May 5, May 19, & June 21 - 5 PMThis course will cover strategies for ensuring Mayborn submissions are to a highcontent, professional, and competitive standard, as well as how to get the mostout of workshop sessions and the dos and don'ts of pitching manuscript projectsto agents at the conference. Previously prepared work intended for Mayborn submissionmust be submitted prior to meeting.Pre-work required: Please email 20 double-spaced pages MAX of material (an essay,a chapter or section from a nonfiction work-in-progress, etc.) by 6 PM, Friday, April 27 2012. Please send your work as an MS Word .doc or RTF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org[mailto:email@example.com].Veteran journalist and freelance writer BILL MARVEL has been involved with the MaybornLiterary Non-Fiction Conference as judge and workshop leader from its inception in 2005. In addition to his work for several newspapers, he has written for D Magazine,American Heritage, Smithsonian, Horizon, American Way, Southwest Spirit and otherpublications. He is co-author, with R.V. Burgin, of Islands of the Damned: A Marineat War in the Pacific, and author of A Mighty Fine Road: The Rise and Fall of theRock Island Railroad. Bill has taught before at The Writer's Garret and at UNT'sMayborn School of Journalism.* $125 Members* $150 OthersVISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnFdpK9RjmRCYbKKOWiJLpYTkx2IqwGZiDtQLT56OKDFqRI-ip9OMgW4osp03lx812t3kRYPV2GNwbpTHmjWLcRn2_L5StMk4XrpfE03KVgRiyVDYMm47yAfN_cnZjIszSsXqrwbPlLpnHR-mE3pNExW]FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ONLY 2 SEATS REMAININGIn Award-Winning AuthorPAUL BLACK's Novel Workshop"Hey, What's the Big Idea?": Getting Your Novel from Concept to RealityWednesdays, May 9 - 237 - 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. As a novelist, his trilogy series, The Tels, won Writer's Digest's Book of the Year for Genre Fiction, along with gold and silvermedals from ForeWord Magazine and was also a finalist in the Independent Publisher'sBook Award for Science Fiction. His latest book, The Presence, won the 2011 goldmedal for science fiction in the same competition. You can check out all of Paul'swork at his author site: www.paulblackbooks.com [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnH8Fw0eyEQkLwQ8q-S3P3Y_d0DzgNIL9HjIAJVQfiNCBGq7wGpr-as1g495hVyp_ms-EbWxjwisVsq5VsChOaJEJXu5zuqbPmUmwz9MlzOqrJ3bLOrX0OzX].* $90 Members* $120 OthersVISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnHouIXISQ46e1PIubkS1M5MteWfQ2ti3yOCLm1Q94RFHVGs3iL7DtkqpizE8KEW6v0zaqgcpZInL3P2l_EMhpRmHraxWuvHTnqk3fsvDkTt44jWG4ROGJQqqg5N7u_UMRoX83bVwNn7Dd0deUYHDmaM]FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Landscape Thinks in Me:Conjuring the Spirit of Place in Poetrywith Award-Winning PoetCYRUS CASSELLSSaturday, May 12, 201210 AM - 5 PMThrough in-class exercises, sharing of student pieces, and discussion of insightsby writers and artists as diverse as William Blake, Elizabeth Bishop, Sandra Cisneros,Dante, Cesare Pavese, and Georgia O'Keefe, this lively, one-day workshop is designedto bolster your ability to recreate beloved landscapes and sacred ground that havethe stamp of your individuality. How do places in our poems serve both as sites of communion and as self-portraits?CYRUS CASSELLS is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, SoulMake a Path through Shouting, Beautiful Signor, and More Than Peace and Cypresses.His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, and a translation manuscript, Still Lifewith Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, are forthcoming. Among hishonors are a Lannan Literary Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, a PushcartPrize, two NEA grants, and a Lambda Literary Award.* $95 Members* $125 OthersVISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pmEbdWTEWnGpqF5ElM5R2qbCRObZ5K52j924ECebxzlXSDUOgPxdtXoMI0pVSkRmxacCjOIOWigcRLTrtE1irWqE_qSXH-n5MrhwTt1ttwdGnmAGLKWllezEpPE3XnWpTWfvQJgar8i58EvS1sRkRYQ4GUajJR1x]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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