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Writer's Garret

February, 2014

Registration NOW Open with 
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

"The Long and the Short of It": 

A Short Story Approach to Writing

(and Finishing) That Novel

 

with Peggy Chittendon Brown

 

 

Thursdays,  March 20-April 10, 2014   

6:30-9:30 PM

The Writer's Garret 

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

 


The dirty little secret is that when it comes to writing  

and publishing, "Size really DOES matter!"   

 

Most creative writing workshops in MFA programs and writers' conferences emphasize short stories, and while they are a better fit for our fast-paced lives and short attention  spans, THE REALITY IS, publishers are still eyeing that next big novel--today's Moby Dick or Harry Potter!  And yet, ironically, it's far easier to place a short story in a magazine or literary journal than publish a book. What to do? 

 

This 4-evening class series is designed to meet the needs of all levels of  writers  who might want to write short stories ormight want to write novels and who may have considerable or little experience in either, neither, or both.  If you've been wanting to "make the leap" from short stories to novels, or are not really sure how each of these writing approaches varies, this course will help you better understand the parameters, the stylistic choices of each form, and what size best fits your story.   Dr. Brown's course will provide support, ideas, and new directions that will escalate the growth of your confidence and writing.

 

  • $75 -- Early Bird for Members (Register before March 13 to save $20)
  • $95 --Members (After March 13) 
  • $140 -- Others

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Members save $45 - $65 (more than the cost of a membership)!   Not a member? No problem!   You can join here!

 

 



PEGGY CHITTENDEN BROWN has her Ph.D. in Humanities and was named Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of the State of Texas after being named Outstanding Professor at Collin College in Plano. She teaches creative writing, English composition, and humanities.  Her publishing history has included short stories, poetry, and academic articles. Her first novel, Strangler Figs, won the Readers' Favorite Award from the Association of Independent Authors. Her second is in progress with the working title of "Instincts.

Dr. Brown has given writing workshops in Austin, South Padre Island, Dallas, and Plano. In each workshop she draws on 23 years of experience teaching creative writing at Collin College.

Dr. Brown has given writing workshops in Austin, South Padre Island, Dallas, and Plano. In each workshop she draws on 23 years of experience teaching creative writing at Collin College.

 
 

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POETRY OF PLACE

 

with R. FLOWERS RIVERA

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014 

12:30 - 4:30 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

 

The landscapes of our minds inform how we imagine the world and provide the imagery we use to create poetry. Thus, poets often ground their work in a specific locale. A poet cannot stand apart from the land, observing, yet not being affected by its traditions, rituals, and symbols. Each landscape and its people affect the writer. Yet, akin to reading a difficult book, if the poet opens herself to a place, situates her imagination in a particular scene, she can unearth complicated secrets and inscribe them upon the page-a composition of proximity and exile. Memory and imagination.

 

"POETRY OF PLACE" is designed for ALL levels: to help poets familiarize themselves with lyrical, narrative, and formal approaches to setting and sensory placement, and to give writers of all genres the chance to understand the link between elevated language and chronological, historical, cultural, and physical place, and explore this interplay in greater depth.  

 

 

Learn more or register here. 

 

R. FLOWERS RIVERA is a Mississippi native with a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University and an M.A. from Hollins University. Her collection, Troubling Accentswas published by Xavier Review Press, July 2013. Rivera was awarded the 2009 Leo Love Merit Scholarship in Poetry in association with the Taos Summer Writers Conference. Her short story, "The Iron Bars," won the 1999 Peregrine Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Mischief, Caprice & Other Poetic Strategies and published in journals such as African American ReviewThe Beloit Poetry JournalColumbiaFeminist StudiesObsidian, and The Southern Review. View more of her work by visiting: http://www.promethea.com.

 

  • Early Bird (Members ONLY) until March 13 -- $45
  • Members (after March 13) -- $65
  • Others -- $110 (If you JOIN, you can save $65-$45--more than joining, so the membership ends up being FREE!) 

 

Not a member? No problem!   You can join here! 

 

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On-Going Weekly 
Mondays
 
WRITE - IN 
with Robin Yaklin
The Writer's Garret--10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)
NEXT WRITE-IN 
February 17 at 6:30 PM
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)


www.writersgarret.org
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PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

Highland Park Literary Festival
Keynote  
MARK SALZMAN
THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 7:30  
HIGHLAND PARK H.S. 
FREE!
More information, click here.

SMU Lit Fest March 18-22
More info here
DeGolyer Library

The Writer's Garret 
will host a Publishing Panel
Tuesday, March 18
at 4:30 PM
with Matthew Limpede, Joe Milazzo,Ronald Moore, Will Evans, 
moderated by Thea Temple
5:30 Reception
6 PM Reading with Joe Milazzo, Ronald Moore, R. Flowers Rivera, & 
Kristin Van Namen. 
Stay Tuned ...
FREE!
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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 . . . 

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