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The Art of Comedy Starts a week from SATURDAY!!!
Writer's Garret

November, 2013

  


On-Going Weekly 
  
Mondays
6:30-9:30 
WRITE - IN 
with Robin Yaklin
The Writer's Garret--10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)
NEXT WRITE-IN 
MONDAY NOVEMBER 11

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Image: Neal Sanche

Bring your laptop and writing project 
and sit with other writers to drive your writing for the rest of the week!
(Not a workshop--just you writing on your own, with the support of others nearby). 
 Tuesdays
Stone Soup Peer Critiques
1st & 3rd Prose with Jim Dolan
2nd Tuesdays Poetry 
with Christopher Soden
7-9 PM
at Lucky Dog Books 
(next door to The Garret)

Saturdays (2nd & 4th) 
 
with  Mark David Noble
10 AM - 12 PM
at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 
Sat.-Sun. November 16-17
"The Art of Writing Comedy"

Learn more or register here
 
CPE CREDIT NOW AVAILABLE! 


Click here to learn about our programs 

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 Partners 

Community partners include 
Lucky Dog Books, the MAC, Highland Park Literary Festival, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Big Thought, SMU, Mayborn Literary Non-Fiction Conference,Arts & Letters Live / DMA, DISD, RISD, World Affairs Council, Poetry Society of Texas, PEN Texas, Carve Magazine, UNT, KERA, the Adolphus Hotel, DASN, Promise House,Trinity River Mission, Cancer Support Centers of North Texas, Vitruvian Park, Deep Vellum Press, and many others! 

When you join The Writer's Garret, 
you join a whole community 
that values reading and writing.  
 

Stay tuned . . . 

BIG NEWS COMING...
CHANGES IN THE MAKING...!
 
 







Click here if you can't contribute money right now, but would like to donate time, home, or other goods and services to help The Garret.


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"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."  -- Victor Borge


"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it." -- Charlie Chaplin

"Laughter is a force for democracy". -John Cleese

The ART OF COMEDY: Haha 

In Two Separate but Interlinked Courses

 

with

Carolyn Milford Gilbert 

 

For anyone and everyone who enjoys humorous writing of all kinds, including standup comedy, skits, comedic films and television, and more.

 

 

 











3850 Vitruvian Way

Addison TX 75001

  

Everyone's a comedian!

 Or so they think.   


These two mini-courses are designed for the person who has a sense of humor about life and is interested in the art of comedy.  Each interactive workshop includes discussion and provides an assessment of comedy of the past as well as the changes over time eventually evolving into the humor of today's plays, television, and stand up comedians. Even if you are not a writer of comedy (at present), this experience will provide an understanding of the elements of humor that will either inform your writing or your appreciation for the genre.  Put a little fun in your life: join us for "The Art of Comedy" workshops.  
 
NOTE: YOU NEED NOT BE A WRITER TO ENJOY AND PARTICIPATE IN EITHER OF THESE TWO COURSES, BUT IF YOU ARE A WRITER, YOU WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE THE NATURE OF YOUR OWN COMIC WRITING IN DEPTH 

   

 

Course I -- Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-3 PM

"From Jesters to Here's Johnny:

History & Analysis of Comedy"  

 

 Participants will be familiarized with comedic icons and analyze their individual styles of presentation. This will include a very diversified cadre of outstanding comics: old, young, men, women, characters, black, white, Hispanic, Asian among others. The purpose is to get a sense of the evolution of professional comedy over time.  

ABOVE ALL ELSE, WE WILL HAVE FUN!!!  

 

 

Course II -- Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-3 PM

"Comedy for the Page and Stage:   

Formats for Reading and for Performance"    

 

Writing for comedy has its own requirements and demands that are separate and apart from other genres of writing. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss the various components of successful comedy in terms of style and presentation to an audience.  Included in this discussion will be not only comics but also specific actors and comedy productions such as successful television series. Components for discussion will include the language of comedy as well as the physical body language and movement. The better the understanding of the specialties of comedy composition, the better the laughs will be!  

 

 

 

Members $50 each or BOTH for $80  

 

Non-Members can take each course for $80  

or both for $145

   

 

Not a member, no worries! You can join here!

  

 

CAROLYN MILFORD GILBERT 
 is a widely published professional
 Texas writer who has carved out a specialty of niche writing over her career, of which "The Art of Comedy" is one. Because she likes to have fun, Gilbert is fascinated with what is funny to readers or audiences--what makes people laugh--or not! Additionally, Gilbert has been published internationally on the topic of "the obituary" and been a frequent speaker at writers groups and conferences across the country. From national meetings of Press associations to groups like Crime Writers of America to university speakers series, she has shared her interest in the sometimes overlooked categories like obituaries and humor.

 

 

 

 

ALSO, IF YOU HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY CANCER, YOU CAN TAKE THIS COURSE FOR FREE! YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE WRITER'S GARRET AND / OR A MEMBER OF THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF NORTH TEXAS (joining the CSC is free;  

click here to learn more)

 

THIS IS A NEW SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED COURTESY OF AN "ARTS RESPOND" GRANT AWARDED BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON THE ARTS. 

YOU MUST STILL REGISTER HERE,  
AND USE THE CODE
"BeyondC"  

 (without quotation marks & no space).

  

"Cancer is probably the most unfunny thing in the world, but I'm a comedian, and even cancer couldn't stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through."

 

- Gilda Radner

 
 SponsoredFILMS, MAGAZINES, AND PRESSES:
SPONSORED PROJECTS & PARTNERS

Red Dust: a mixed-blood Dust Bowl childhood


Join The Writer's Garret and  help sponsor the latest creative endeavor of our long-time literary friend and Garret mentor, Allison Hedge Coke. 

The Red Dust Media Project will be filmed entirely in Texas and Oklahoma with a Native American film crew, written and produced by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, American Book Award Winner. 

$20 from each designated basic membership will be set aside to help raise the funding for USA Projects to enable the production to reach completion (the first stage has been reached for filming to begin). If you want to join or re-up your Garret membership and ALSO help the Red Dust project, hit this link     


OR
 go to our regular membership page using the button below and then enter the code RedDustMember.


  
  
 



Watch a short video 
about the project here


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Other Sponsored Partner Projects: 

Deep Vellum Press, a new publisher of the best in literary translations. Click here, if you want $20 of your Garret basic membership to support this project.
Carve Magazine, the respected on-line literary magazine named for Ray Carver.  Click here
to receive a full year Garret membership plus a PRINT subscription to Carve for $64 and save $20.95! 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 who understand the value of reading, writing, and the literary arts!

  

This season of educational programs and events 
has been made possible by the following: 

   

 National Endowment for the ArtsLucky Dog BooksCity of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs;George and Fay Young FoundationTexas Commission on the ArtsM.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions (HA.com)Allied World Assurance CompanyDallas AfterSchool NetworkBig Thought; Mike and Debra Decker; Bob and Donna Beavers; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Communities Foundation of Texas; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Texas Instruments; Chase; Adolphus Hotel; Safeway; 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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