KNEW IT. Now, we have the PROOF!
June, 2012READ, SEE, HEARWHY WE MATTEROur Website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_jlcBwrjm2KJC5LwLi9exOUbzvLfomUJ0Moi3f2zZ_XLDJtcuH5-I-K1EcWJHc5aQ8kLcYpWevGniWK-YIxJrLDauSe_nqmWEpTGmMl-XVbAQ==]Powerpoint Tour of [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_hH7uMx6nvDy59j-aQOMmSAmJAozBEZhrsnLp8nQo1WpBtK4zTAeui6BjCw0yMFe-6jdEZyP_9uH8eodqHrETfSoLB-wQJWeP2YmxTSsCBUvZaoklEeua2hp04BnfWDQzo=]The Writer's Garret [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_hH7uMx6nvDy59j-aQOMmSAmJAozBEZhrsnLp8nQo1WpBtK4zTAeui6BjCw0yMFe-6jdEZyP_9uH8eodqHrETfSoLB-wQJWeP2YmxTSsCBUvZaoklEeua2hp04BnfWDQzo=]Homeless & Runaway Youth Reading Their Own Poetry [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_hXQoZmDzE_ICcxo1hRyQqPrGkPEfQgoHITQq26xDGu-QhLl_D0TUcK2obfIQCyDjSQUpWO4N4Okl6NyXYeqtqJ6B0b6ruXDxQATTICj-VVKzZLfFJR2bxMmgr54sIDnKeRq2oKbtwSpA==]Vision and Goals [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_hc2qtH9O7WmmZyS3pu7b6pTgMSPUf00oXQ1Ei3aJUPATtBcE3fluN57F0aQj_Npj47Ro4k77WcHlhHW5arpmp7GCwBtAYxZLatL26p7Dpv8eMv9TruJpQrchWg2WJr8EY=]The Garret's Resume [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_jbZVlziuComldkk2Ric1l0g2QrZaj0GvNQN-ipRbtfIPYwY1_HbdFXNawJTELOAebAfAfKDLXAmCdRWkekUhwieUXgZaQkuuEopLfx3X8x8Joijg96gdBPwGlqkaFALZdyhvHj1knyITCnqq6QSopzsznziY4dTg7Zq6sK9EYzwRqd3iq3XrqbS4415HSef8Y=]THE GARRET'S STORYA DMN article of our struggles and survival [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_g8QbgCxeheBYDqN78r-3R1noBsASbDKrTjb3Hl3Y1u7SQuaMxeQ9wJnoT26t31_8fWqmaFGa3CvmSK6-wDS01Qw7kIW8bU9JepJ74-dE23Y-O79yURoHCct6yWh1_dxz4JfkC9J98IkzANz46_smeTbzrmGcFQ5fVN2CPsTl9xfLKDtIWjxeYZtaxbNKpQUI3oX-N4rKllpvXVJChxAMUSdaaasSmE7UuqV1SttXIP2pg9404d1GY6]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~INTERESTING FACTS: SPECIAL STRESS ON NONPROFITS THROUGHOUT "THE GREAT RECESSION""When the tide goes out, you find out quicklywho is not wearinga bathing suit."--Warren Buffett2009 report on the economy and nonprofits [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_gYzjw2Br8RCudx550ZAvj_jj9hbPXGCS0myvazOZzijvehiv88tftYXNs5agXfr7gLEMX2lgXycOVuLjB5oWT1EE0c56fXRMFL_Ba6KPKyunSZPvjJJhZ2iOt4J_QTgeCbNjnu2ugpsVfg20F_fBcRuTf-lxx9inOgquir5CicTQ==]2010 report [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_gHHXqdThPOwY5B2TEzf_slDFec2mAaAHeJGRX01yXP83MwZeZIK_uF8_eqRikBUEW6sDLdHCnC4t10hb4fqNTJTkiMtfCIk2C5YiWBqjdofSTB8VApD0QvWwm8AFi4KNEWCjBSEgZhGzuiVadXxLolCW3VNU5-WKjIxGh29q0hcSgfCKEM3eDI]2011 report [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_go-ZLEO9MAuXatxeu1HW3IqAirTUL8C-G_4m-YSVQ3O4LhP2B4RTVhpxS7Wo4aK_3-40BsykQNAtlFfso1WHhDlYzqDyB8AICSEw5gutibGQnFcnD6YtLvVsHkn3i_4j2lyfHoujhFMOmqwgdh_Jl8Ikhqm7OYrQ8_lsieZt1ufHSfgHFdyUR2TPzs_XWV49U=]WHAT'S AT STAKE(IN THE BIG PICTURE)Infographic on illiteracy [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_jesVE8ovIPLcuXSfld2GOsLYIwk2GQgEQ4n4JIrI0Bmv50KYge7KtzTy2_ZdoRyxpXe-DsgjEQ8q94Jk2SfMC1MbO28gCuJt7qM_KCjbD182AvhotF_JsUuNSgowXfIN-6UcCGL3VtgcHg-L9vvQV68DWoAzG3YT8T6QjRPGEmNLgndta1YMZZ]~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Wanna be SMARTER, MORE EXPERIENCED, & a BETTER PERSON? (Apparently, we can help. . . !)In March, The New York Times published "Your Brain on Fiction," referencing two scientific studies that readers and writers already knew in their hearts to be true.The first study describes how the act of reading/ writing narrative structure, sensorydetail, and METAPHOR changes us for the better! The brain responds almost the sameto fictional experiences as it does to those in the real world--with an added benefit.When people read about another's struggles, they become empathetic. They ALSO growmore skilled at solving complex social problems.*Reading AND writing make us better people, says the article, giving us FAR more "personal experience" than otherwise would be possible in our single lives.THEN a recent study in Neurology Today explains that reading only an hour a day for six months actually GROWS new white matter! Other research proves reading andwriting enable synapses to network better, improving the speed and ability to associate many ideas. Reading and writing unite the brain with many cross-overs between lobes and hemispheres.These scientific revelations explain the NEA's groundbreaking study, "Reading atRisk," which claims that regular readers show more economic and social mobility,are better thinkers and "life-long" learners, and tend to be more involved in volunteerismand philanthropy.In the macro-study world, the reading and writing of literature is one of the most economical ways to connect us as well as solve much of what ails us our society.Today's culture has become text-nologically advanced with Internet and smartphones.Meanwhile, lacking reading and writing skills is a ROOT CAUSE behind the drop-outepidemic. Lack of these skills costs U.S. businesses BILLIONS each year. CreativeWriting as THERAPY is popping up in trauma units, mental wards, Alzheimer's serviceagencies, and long-term care clinics.Just 25 years ago people generally believed that the brain couldn't change onceset, nor could IQs improve... FALSE! This begs the question of what other singleactivity can produce as many positive, long-term results in such a compressed action.And what other single nonprofit can produce as many long-term results with so fewresources?Demand for our services continues to grow, but dollars from individuals, foundations,and corporations continue to shrink. For the first time in 15 years, we've not receivedNEA funding. We have less than 25% of the dollars we had in 2008, and yet we stillserve readers, children, educators, and writers by the thousands.We are reaching our limit without more help...So far, ONLY 10 of our 8000+ subscribers have re-upped, joined, or made a contribution.That's .00125 of our subscribers and less than 2% of last year's membership. SURELYmore of you can help than that. Evaluations tell us that people LOVE our programs;we've won national, regional, state-wide, and local awards for excellence in programming.We change lives.The Writer's Garret: Beyond Words [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_jow49WjPKMn67r2SG71jYDEwKeHdd2gTMk6Xr9qZMLGkHEFm0iVIyOrmKrxNFUtBt1u8OThTd6gBqdGta_Drf86Bsk4_Ias4SIEd5z0xeT3a_Us1m8gxU62q1Ahcv6vW4oKiivRnMuWQ==]View The Writer's Garret: Beyond WordsScratch our back, and we'll scratch yours...(and stimulate your mind, stroke yourconscience, and help you to grow as a person and thinker). Join today and you willget nearly 6 months of FREE membership added on, and help us to continue to surviveand thrive.* We have over 8,000 free subscribers(Thank YOU!)* We have fewer than 500 paying members(the same number we had in 1995)* If each member renews NOW, we can survive the summer(and, in thanks, we will add6 months to your membership -- 1&1/2 years for the price of one!)* If every member brings on ONE friend, The Garret will thrive through winter!* If every subscriber donates ONLY $10, we're good through NEXT Spring!JUST $10! (Please feel free to donate to the Jack Myers or Jacob Myers Funds--justlet us know.) <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick"><input name="hosted_button_id"type="hidden" value="NVUSEA3E5JSYY">(You can also call 214-828-1715or send a check to The Writer's GarretP.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)_____________________________________________Running NOW through the 4th of JulyThe Writer's Garret asks youto support our"Summer Survive / Fall Thrive" DriveOf course, you can join anytime this summer and receive extra months, but the sooner,the better. AND until July 4, any member bringing in four (4) NEW members will getup to a $50 discount on any Garret class, workshop, event, program, or subscription.Bring in seven (7), and it's up to $100 off! We're also offering a "gently used"Lenovo laptop for the most new members brought in by a current member (click here[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_hrTS8y7JkU32VfVjJTzxDFf0HuqrmGcKme5To_GFjk8rLmU-UPztpJdKHZHrxJ9qgVT9ugLeO8vox4wfFbe0vATDuT3f8ibT9xJVcw3mJKdxbnr9o1cd-T2fCL2ce_MSsW76Ve2666RetLlauCI9il]for more info).These are good with other discounts. Your referral MUST credit you when joining.Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c2Ju7uH9F_gQenueS1vyGfNTLHzK7KAzYQK1a4PpSd1_sb4gYPWE3iYh3r8P1xj4YfOajq1CsWA170MXRq6fH66eDOQHR-Rgev1UhEYt75cW6c2zA7sUuzonaWgebrVXb5zT1eHVfDg=]if you want to get started with your membership--first time or renewing, good untilJanuary 1, 2014, and help us stay alive this summer and beyond!WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(You can also call 214-828-1715or send a check to The Writer's GarretP.O. Box 140530 / Dallas, TX 75214-0530)(*Apparently, Carl Jung was right when he claimed that the unconscious can't tellthe difference between structured symbolism and experience.)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VERY SPECIAL THANKS TOALL OF YOU!The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of manyindividuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, andgovernmental agencies.This season of educational programs and eventshas been made possible by the following:National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of CulturalAffairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commissionon the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;Heritage Auctions (HA.com); AWAC; Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; GardereWynne Sewell, LLP; The Dallas Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob MyersFunds; 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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