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Writer's Garret Presents Bards, Baby-Sitters, Sea Kings, and More!
The Writer's Garret

February, 2012

Bards, Baby-Sitters, Sea Kings, and More!

A Weekend with Paul Christensen, April 20 - 22
Vort Ting, Spring 2012
March Writers' Block on Young Adult Fiction
Dan Boehl & Ryan Call
Classes Beginning in April & May

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A Weekend with Paul Christensen
April 20 - 22

PAUL CHRISTENSEN [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109402969064&s=4558&e=001VgVBSgmxdlCjXKySwANS-QYwxiBVJEx45-Rk7l4jC4sqs0oKzux4cv656PGCLn1avG5J2MCyyOtkPT1nKz5CFHfqIZrgR4dYJE0lkxrf6CmHvXSnHbAbvjcHqH0RlH9a]
is the author of Strangers in Paradise: A Memoir of Provence (2007) and West of
the American Dream: An Encounter with Texas (2001) among his eighteen books.

His essay, "In Praise of Bluffing," received the first "Distinguished Prose" award
from Antioch Review. The short story, "Water," won the "Best Short Fiction" award
given by the Texas Institute of Letters. He has twice won the "Violet Crown Award"
for poetry from the Writers' League of Texas, and has been a featured writer in
numerous journals and reviews. He has conducted writing workshops around the country
and taught creative writing at Texas A&M University for over thirty years.

He is also a valued member of The Writer's Garret community, and we are excited
to welcome him back to Dallas for a full weekend of literary activities.

Friday, April 20, 7 PM

National Poetry Month Reading, featuring Paul Christensen, JP Reese & Andrea Witzke
Slot

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Saturday, April 21

10 AM - 3 PM

Workshop: Writing the Creative Nonfiction Essay

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Sunday, April 22

11 AM - 5 PM

Workshop: Writing the Novel: An Introduction

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ANOTHER WRITERS STUDIO
AIRS ON KERA (90.1)
Thursday evening, March 1,  8 PM
Kimberla Lawson Roby
The New York Times bestselling author has written eight novels, and topped charts
from Dallas to Boston. Listen Thursday evening to hear her candid insights into
contemporary society, racial trends, religion, and the craft of writing (via  self-exploration).
Both entertaining and illuminating.

Next week (March 8, 8 PM) -- Mary Gordon
Called by The New York Times "America's preeminent novelist of Roman Catholic mores,"
she is also a memoirist who discusses with directness her mother's descent into
earlier years because of Alzheimer's.

The Writers Studio is presented In partnership
with KERA and Art&Seek
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VORT TING IS BACK!!!

Section 1: March 5, 12, 19, 26

"Words, Words, Words: Shakespeare's Use of Language"
led by Jeff Gaba

Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest playwright in English history, and he created
some of the most memorable characters and explored some of the deepest themes in
literature. But he was, above all, a wordsmith; doubtful anyone has ever used (or
created) words more effectively to achieve an end. This is an opportunity to discuss
Shakespeare's language, both in his plays and poems, and what Shakespeare can teach
contemporary writers about their craft. When we discuss Hamlet, for example, the
focus will not be on possible existential or feminist themes, but rather on the
craft of the play: how he fit the "word to the action, the action to the word."

Course Readings: Hamlet, portions of other plays (Love's Labour's Lost, The Winter's
Tale and King Lear), The Phoenix and the Turtle, and selected Sonnets.

JEFF GABA is a professor at the Dedman School of Law at SMU. He teaches environmental
law and has written numerous books and academic articles that focus on his main
interest - solid waste. He also has an abiding love of Shakespeare, and his article
on Eighteenth Century copyright issues in Shakespeare will be published soon in
the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Fortunately, neither solid waste nor the
Copyright Act of 1709 is likely to be discussed in this Vort Ting.

Section 2: April 2, 9, 16, 23

"Trickster Tales"
led by Paul Sampson

Section 3: April 30, May 7, 14, 21

"Howl and Usura: The Rhetoric and Sound

of Pound and Ginsberg"
led by Greg Thompson

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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Writers' Block
The ABCs of YA: Definitions and Distinctions
facilitated by Kristen Dickson
and Mandy Aguilar

Sunday, March 25, 1 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

Join various members of The Writer's Garret community for an open discussion of
the most vibrant genres in publishing today: Young Adult Fiction. Learn about publishing
trends, gender and race issues, censorship, and writing for teens and twenty-somethings.
We will save time to discuss your favorite books: from contemporary romances, to
urban dystopias... and even vampires, werewolves, and magicians.

This event is FREE, but donations (large or small) are accepted and deeply appreciated.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call

Friday, April 6 2012, 7 PM

Oil And Cotton [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109352459031&s=0&e=0013Cb7_s9MgdFUXUgzpR3DCXGPe10W2trZS63dV02peHb6BA6K4eYEW2lXQzobnuSoAZjnvTBW_AftKmqerw8ZBSgYg9V4NGkn12BUIC_cjns=]

837 W. 7th Street, Dallas 75208

214-988-9189

DAN BOEHL is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which
put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs
de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost, and he has self-published a middle
grade novel, Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt, on the Amazon Kindle. He writes
copy for the University of Texas at Austin.

RYAN CALL is the author of The Weather Stations (Caketrain). His stories appear
in Mid-American Review, New York Tyrant, Conjunctions, Annalemma and  elsewhere.
The recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, he teaches  English and coaches
cross country at a high school in Houston.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO REGISTER,

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Classes Beginning in April & May
All classes meet at The Writer's Garret,
10809 Garland Road, Dallas TX, 75218

The Elements of Playwriting with Erin Ryan Burdette

4 weeks: Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2

7 - 9 PM

The Elements of Fiction with Joe Milazzo

8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31

7 - 9 PM

Mayborn Preparatory Class with Susannah Charleson

3 weeks: Saturdays, April 14, 28, and May 5

1 - 5 PM

"Hey, What's the Big Idea?": Getting Your Novel from Concept to Reality with Paul
Black

Wednesdays, May 9 - 23

7 - 9 PM

The Landscape Thinks in Me:
Conjuring the Spirit of Place In Poetry with Cyrus Cassells

Saturday, May 12

10 AM - 5 PM (lunch break from 12 PM - 1 PM)
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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.

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

National Endowment for the Arts; Paperbacks Plus; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commission
on the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;
Heritage Auctions (HA.com); Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne
Sewell, LLP; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family
Foundation; 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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