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The Writer's Garrett: A sure thing!
Writer's Garrett

May, 2010

Readings. Talks. Readings AND Talks. Some FREE.

JPS [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RTkBRYJ3T2ISViY83OiJA7Zgod4Hu2iw3dhCmnyUmr1S4gs4vwrt0wQJAF8XJxRBdKg1KXFWe9-7Ps9EbmtGf-BgnEXy8iTIuEiKQmLvltZ7XFPl-0hnqQZUgiW2Z-WhHavlUKurLTNPngMe2wC1jbv]Njoki
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]Susannah
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]

SUSANNAH CHARLESON. JOHN PHILLIP SANTOS. SHILPI GOWDA. NJOKI McELROY. DAN BURNS.
KATHLEEN KENT.

WHATTAWEEKEND!

Upcoming Events

TEXAS WRITERS' MONTH READING
WRITERS' BLOCK

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Visit our Website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]

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For more information,
call (214) 828-1715
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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 atgen@writersgarret.org [mailto:gen@writersgarret.org]
We sure couldn't do it without you!

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Our Sponsors








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TEXAS WRITERS MONTH READING

with
SUSANNAH CHARLESON,
NJOKI McELROY, &
JOHN PHILLIP SANTOS

Friday, May 21, 7:30 PM
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RR8JWIdrb0YIfCoRwq1zf7lxrX6HESw8h_ueiMiGxz8YwjhbwH7smC0-6VFSAfFHnKluCyn1ZUimZ_a_uKUsCJxzoHd7p02NbUiKqs2mrnSLJa2SJj1q3hUwusGzLh-260=]
3120 McKinney Avenue 75204
$8 Members (of The Garret or MAC), Educators, Affiliates, Students, & Seniors

$12 General Public
At the door. Books will also be available for purchase and signing.

John Phillip Santos [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RSoJbA8duE_6Zdp3KuFVGDGI44vxnzwuMNPkR5-nD6bpsBcA2TNpRk2q9y4FSS9c-zQ9C5t2Orhut1v6lgTqfjl7Cf0lxmdDWqHtOi0PEzCZvYfwUA8ipa0H9vCoJwiMEhm8SVIK9LUgZDltKLg2E8-NGtkVnFyLsY=]
is a Rhodes Scholar, widely published author, and a documentary media producer for
CBS and PBS. Santos's memoir, Places Left Unfinished At The Time Of Creation (Viking/Penguin)
was a finalist for the National Book Award and the inaugural selection of the 2006
One Book One San Antonio project. His first book of poems, Songs Older Than Any
Known Singer, was published in 2007 by Wings Press, and the sequel to his memoir,
The Farthest Home Is In An Empire Of Fire, is just out from Viking/Penguin and has
already received extremely strong reviews.
Susannah Charleson's  [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RSYC5pJoquE3LsA72COkAmfI5IMKZiFvAAJI6AFCkZujE8kHkE28V45IOVaVUWV9n0cdBrdi7iRKqfM1Anhwpf8KFQmMTxvqUxh6PFj6OOdicTyiQZPsB1I]first
book, Scent Of The Missing: Love And Partnership With A Search And Rescue Dog, follows
her work in the field beside her canine search partner, a Golden Retriever named
Puzzle. Part memoir, part immersion journalism, Scent Of The Missing was just published
by Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt and was reviewed in last week's People magazine, as
well as just made the New York Times and IndieBound Bestseller lists!
Playwright, storyteller, and performer, Njoki McElroy  [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQZZoxrxjixtSUBOsiNa9avYkxgYvpZ8TJ2tVgakaQ-_6urnLYRd-SohU2YAcTPfN5_O6oRSfS3f7jmQlcHDSylnemkoDkT4UzYIsFrmLMVqqrxlW7muGgxJv__biHzHm4UzTRJvWE6lzBRF5ciu3WvKcYSuahMcBs=]taught
Performance Studies of Black Literature for 35 years at Northwestern University,
and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University.  She is
widely anthologized and her plays have been produced for both college campuses
and the professional stage. She is the author of Black Journey, African Folktales
Guide For Improved Listening And Learning Skills, and, most recently, the memoir
1012 Natchez.
Check out our website to learn more (Click here).  [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]
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THIS WRITERS' BLOCK IS ALSO A POTLUCK--BRING A DISH, BOTTLE OF WINE, OR APPETIZER
TO SHARE!
WRITERS' BLOCK  with
SHILPI GOWDA, NJOKI McELROY, KATHLEEN KENT, & DAN BURNS
"Texas Writers Speak:

From Concept to Publication"

AfterWords, a Reading


Sunday, May 23, 1 PM
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RRWrswgWUHhcoslTDHSdzvsmoiZPy3eUFTxU2Ex2nImuAGM9_xvPVuvpvFb_k_3LZ6q4TYOFNQ_CJyjgO9D5yMQjCde7n3UhMtHt3lHhQBHtJjD7S2w79G_MBsvL8IkvSc=],

6115 LaVista Dr. 75214
Shilpi [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]
FREE (BUT WE LOVE DONATIONS)!!!

Join us for a talk, reading, and book signing with four accomplished Texas authors
sharing their stories of how they researched, lived, wrote, and published their
successful first books!

Two have written acclaimed first novels (Shilpi Gowda and Kathleen Kent) and two
are memoirists sharing striking personal histories (Dan Burns and Njoki McElroy).
You will be amazed by the range of talent and experience compressed into a single
afternoon.
SHILPI GOWDA [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RRLYIOsgw0G7TiRf7hcB0wsp2ahA3ZkUQuzTSZ5HAwueLaoSPd10NQqPwVE-Dnlm8j0qWnS-oNeuugCUbzf4J-7es3B8NuEA7Hk1BY_u2PThA==],

a Stanford alumnus and the daughter of Indian immigrants to Canada, spent a summer
as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, which seeded the idea for her first novel,
Secret Daughter, which debuted at #4 on the Canadian Best Seller List, only three
days after its launch.

NJOKI MCELROY [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RTLz3D-2WHKalOiMHP_SumO3GC_dQDG0mA0Ge2puexe89zDKgGzQksGWjqdMQzFjMvPFh0o3mXxJoiJkA626e6EQu-nlzN9-1UYnNmuSBWBZQ==]
is an educator, storyteller, prose writer, and playwright. Her work has been anthologized
alongside Joyce Carol Oates, Ntozake Shange and Rita Dove.

DAN BURNS' [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RS4FpoUPCULC0-sq7bWQ1GhKTfIUa2mIe1qPZnPijecJuW2hO2KGyyKWFe6zZInMaSyDfzLffx7EvCaWhgbQN8Mrh8oi9RCGVYYmHVjk7SWvdbqaaaIeRA_MTTZdo4XgVGLs7CR4IdllK7JGPi9smNorDocFzwlSVA=]
memoir, Saving Ben: A Father's Story Of Autism, won first place in the 2008 Mayborn
Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference and is published by UNT Press; it reached
the #1 spot in Amazon's special needs category and is into its third printing.

KATHLEEN KENT [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQfKvvbTljG2JdiJlpIuYhLKtu8boO-ab00JvJSBBLj2IND_Qd0eSN0iniINjClDHVSQ0H7DTOcbT3g48ceE_PPk53MdvWSsZ9I1WZ3vC8WLQBhDQLOW4HBASXk96eeIR41Ep9_Cbni9WgWdcQsEoQOnTMfuVBu9DprYMVmD40Fpw==]
is the author of the best-selling novel, The Heretic's Daughter, and of a forthcoming
prequel, The Wolves Of Andover, which will be published by Little Brown this coming
November.

FREE,
but we love donations!
Check out our website to learn more (Click here).  [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103426171884&s=4558&e=001uv7cjQ-G_RQucympKZOq_t6rupS_CzHTniom9exPDv8GHOdlwAik-hadaTuRqjLJXhWYRqepLS7K6q1uuTigW5trO6wOsCft-zoxYmgOQIQwEF_MoiuMLA==]


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