Writer's Garret News - This Week
May, 2011For READERS and Writers and Art Lovers
Talks on Arabic Poets
and Emily Dickinson
at the Gallery Opening of Lesley Dill
Last Tuesday of every month (THIS TUESDAY, MAY 24), the "Portable Poetry" Stone
Soup meets at 7 PM Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ctqzkybab&et=1105348854814&s=0&e=0011hL_1I1d4-pwkADygqeIO22DYyOuGgOT9WWpjIN404z1xOrVJa4l32nDNVZVksXpfNUpdED5McSoQnF80_Wf4TlZrOa_53OS5CgW3UtlSveShLtHNls448tZLbFXqc-VPXF0FwIsAlw=]to
discuss the craft of writing poetry based on the teachings of Jack Myers, one of
our co-founders, and former Poet Laureate of Texas.
First visit is free, but $3 thereafter. RSVP [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] requested.
Jack was a student of Richard Hugo, who in turn was a student of Theodore Roethke--this
makes us his literary great-grandchildren when we study Jack and his teaching methods.
To purchase his wonderful textbook on writing poetry (many say, "The best ever
written"), click here. [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ctqzkybab&et=1105348854814&s=0&e=0011hL_1I1d4-pwkADygqeIO22DYyOuGgOT9WWpjIN404z1xOrVJa4l32nDNVZVksXpfNUpdED5McSoQnF80_Wf4TwtpAKWnJT321vj6nqRyxRoB6q155XtPglXvl14wAN3NKG8Dv_Y6U4TncBB6HeXbDsRIjvxR2htvhli0mFnE5d05A3DwnOhJ6AVuFbVCJJ_1Y-ZeSakpDa2_K2YFDgqzvgcZgfVQBejvajCPWqYW9XS9huBQoG3t_jEcLIV7Nt-xSgKvH4oy39R1oLsTgRcog==]
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VORT TING Continues
Monday, May 23, 7-9PM
This class will explore, discuss and read the Afghan born, Persian speaking poet
Jelauddin Rumi, who immigrated to Konya, Turkey and wrote in Persian/Farsi. We
will then study modern Turkish poets of the 20th century and today: Necip Fazil
Kisakurek, Nazim Hikmet, Sezai Karakoc, Cahit Zarifoglu and Enis Batur. The third
week we will study contemporary poets such as: Hoda Hussein of Egypt, Didem Madak,
Nada el Hage of Lebanon and Zulaykha Abu-Risha of Jordan. We will look at the
ancient Arabic poetry patterns of the kalip, as well as the ghazal. There will
be discussion about the history of the region and the influence of the Ottoman
Empire. We will also have an opportunity to write our own individual poems inspired
by the poets that we have read.
*"Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing"
$15 per visit with advance RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or w214.828.1715.
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FREE Discussion on
Emily Dickinson [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ctqzkybab&t=nmn4cxfab.0.6yolpvfab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0619&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2F%23ed-mac],
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THIS Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 PM
The MAC (The McKinney Avenue Contemporary) [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ctqzkybab&t=nmn4cxfab.0.xqmvv7cab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0619&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-mac.org%2F]
3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, 75204
Panel facilitated by JOE MILAZZO, Garret Director of Community Education and Outreach
MARY ANNE MAYER REDMOND,
since her days as a student at Oberlin College, has studied and admired the poetry
of Emily Dickinson. Mary Anne holds a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Oberlin
(1976) , an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College, and has had numerous poems
published in small press publications.
is the author of Palabras in Each Fist (Pecan Grove Press). Her work has appeared
in over forty journals and magazines, including North American Review, Concho River
Review, Red River Review, and Oklahoma Review. Rebecca holds an M.F.A. from Bennington
Writing Seminars, regularly speaks at conferences, and serves Tarrant County College
as Associate Professor of English.
is the Senior Host of "The Writers Studio," a series of interviews with living
authors broadcast throughout the country by KERA/National Public Radio. His recent
book, Rehumanizing Law: A Theory of Law and Democracy, was published in 2011 by
the University of Toronto Press. Randy is a past Faculty Fellow of the Institute
for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, an Adjunct
Professor of Law and Lecturer in English at Southern Methodist University, and
a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities And Culture. Randy holds a Ph.D.
in Law from University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in English from
the University of Kansas.
is the Hughes Professor of English at SMU and the longtime editor-in-chief of The
Southwest Review, the country's third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly.
He writes about, and teaches, English and American poetry, especially that of the
past two centuries. He has written ten books, most recently Seven Pleasures: Essays
on Ordinary Happiness. He writes cultural criticism for The Wall Street Journal
and also contributes to Opera News, D Magazine, and other magazines and journals.
The Writer's Garret is proud to collaborate with The MAC on this special presentation
on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. In conjunction with the exhibition Lesley Dill:
Word Queens and Necklaces, on view at the MAC from May 21 through June 11, The
Writer's Garret welcome panelists REBECCA BALCARCEL, RANDY GORDON, MARY ANNE REDMOND
and WILLARD SPIEGELMAN, moderator JOE MILAZZO and all audience members to participate
in a discussion of Dickinson's life, work and legacy.
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The Writer's Garret 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; KERA; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage
Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Harold
Simmons Foundation; George and Fay Young Foundation; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation;
Whole Foods; Mesquite Arts Council; R.L. and Phyllis Glazer Fund; Energy Production
Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; Kay Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation;
Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation; Whole Foods; and our Board of Trustees, Board
of Sponsors, and members.
TUESDAYS. 7-9 PM -- Stone Soup PEER WORKSHOPS
(FIRST AND THIRD--PROSE; SECOND AND FOURTH--POETRY)
Click here to learn more [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ctqzkybab&t=nmn4cxfab.0.c4jodueab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0619&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wmich.edu%2Fnewissues%2Ftitles%2Fmyers-memoryofwater.html]about
Jack Myers' final poetry collection The Memory of Water
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