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Intermediate - Advanced
Creative Writing with Joe Milazzo,Claudia Meyer, Trey Smith
Thursdays, April 1 - June 3, 7-9 PM (10 weeks)
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas 75214
$165 Members / $195 Others Early Bird $150 members only) Through this Thursday, March 18 plus optional $20 course fee to cover administrative costs associated with optional student chapbook (see below)
Over the course of ten weeks, we will focus on issues of language, voice, and form by concentrating on how those issues are at work and play in contemporary literature and literary approaches (theoretical and craft-based). Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a class-produced chapbook and showcase their writing with an end-of-semester reading / presentation.
Joe Milazzo is co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization STROPHE, co-editor of the online journal out of nothing, Associate Editor for Black Clock, and the Director of Community Education and Outreach at The Writer's Garret. Joe's writings have appeared in Electronic Book Review, The Dallas Morning News, Chronometry (an anthology), In Posse Review, Tea Party, Black Clock, Drunken Boat and elsewhere. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Yoruba, BABATUNDE SOLARINwas born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. He is an accomplished poet, sought-after storyteller, and winner of a 2006 Highlights' Book Award for his featured tale "In the Footsteps of Mama Bobo." His stories are modeled in the tradition of the ancient West African Griots.
Mondays, 7 - 9:30 PM Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus 6115 LaVista Dallas 75214 "Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing"
April 5- April 26: "Witness Poets of Africa,"
led by JOAN CANBY
This section of Vort Ting will examine the works and circumstances of African contemporary poets who were witnesses to a century of liberation from colonialism, civil wars, and Apartheid. As poet-witnesses, they merged their worlds of chaos to create poetry that froze their experiences and distilled those events so as to be able to teach us about them. Like much good poetry, it transports us to a place of metaphysical truth. The "Witness-Poets of Africa" whom we will discuss are Niyi Osundare, Gabriel Okara, Wole Soyinka, John Pepper Clark, Ben Okri, Kofi Awoonor, Costa Andrade, Ingrid de Kok, and Syl Cheney-Coker. May 3 - May 24: "Yehuda Amichai: Exploring Israel's Best Known Generation I Poet,"
led by VALERIE TAYLOR
Yehuda Amichai was of the first literary generation of the State of Israel and is an unofficial national poet. Well-known outside of Israel, Amichai's works are translated into some 33 languages with English translations by noted translators such as Ted Hughes, Benjamin and Barbara Harshav, and Stephen Mitchell. We will use readings by Amichai and other Israeli / Hebrew poets with additional source material to locate Amichai within poetical trends, examine biography and influence, and explore stylistic and thematic range. If you are a poet, inspirational or stylistic "leveraging" into your poetry is encouraged, and we'll have opportunity to share your work with the group.
The Writer's Garret's 2010 Spring season is made possible by our chief supporters and partners: Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Texas Commission on the Arts; Humanities Texas / NEH; Harold Simmons Foundation; Rebecca & Patrick DePole; Renee Rossi & Fred Duffy; Mike & Debra Decker; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Whole Foods; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Adolphus Hotel; Mesquite Arts Council; Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation; Simon & Schuster; donors to the Jack Myers & Jacob Myers Funds; and our Board of Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and members. If we have left anyone off, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] We sure couldn't do it without you!
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