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June is sizzling at The Writer's Garret!
Writer's Garret

June, 2012

We are excited to welcome PAM BOYD to the Writer's Garret Board!

Pam is the author of several books, most recently The Two-Minute Tune-Up [].
She also writes a daily blog, which can be found here [].


Coming THIS FALL: Robin Hemley Returns!!
Robin Hemley is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on the hilarious
DO-OVER! [].

Robin has published seven books, and his stories and essays have appeared in The
New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and many literary magazines
and anthologies. He is the editor of Defunct []
Magazine [].
Stay Tuned!


Reel Books with Joe Milazzo

3 sections: Thursdays,

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Is it true what people say: that the book is always better than the film? If so,
why? In this course [],
we will watch and read together, engaging in an open but structured discussion of
what it means for literature to come to life.

Section 1:
(film by Bennett Miller / book by Michael Lewis)
July 12, 19 & 26
Section 2:
The Last Picture Show

(film by Peter Bogdonavich / book by Larry McMurtry)
August 16, 23 & 30
Section 3:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
(film by David Fincher / book by Stieg Larsson)
September 6, 13 & 20

$50 for any 1 section / $90 for any 2 sections / $125 for the entire series
MEMBER DISCOUNTS: $40 for any 1 section / $75 for any 2 sections / $110 for the 
entire series.


GoodSearch cause banner []

Beginning next week...


A Series of Panel Discussions
What makes contemporary art truly contemporary? Artistic currency is more than a
matter of how popular or "hot" an artist may be. Artistic currency has much to 
do with both how and why contemporary artists make the work they do, the contexts
in which they create, and what audiences are inspired to think and say in response
to their art.

This summer and fall, The MAC []
and The Writer's Garret []
will continue congruent educational outreach initiatives to present Spin Off [],
a series of multidisciplinary panel discussions giving audiences a rare opportunity
to get involved in those larger conversations that continue to define contemporary
art, its practice, its theory, its history, and its meaning. Discussion topics are
inspired by current MAC exhibitions and are tied loosely to themes and ideas presented
in these exhibitions. By bringing together panels consisting of a diverse collection
of scholars, critics and artists working across various fields of study, Spin Off
will thoughtfully explore the most exciting and influential ideas and trends in 
today's art.

These discussions are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Wednesday, June 27; 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Residency Programs
Wednesday, August 15; 6:00-7:00 pm
What the #$%& do you do with an art degree?
Thursday, October 11; 6:00-7:00 pm
The Anxiety of Influence
Thursday, November 8; 6:00-7:00 pm
Graphic Texts
For more information and to learn about featured panelists, click HERE [].


Please join us at 7 PM NEXT TUESDAY, June 26, at LUCKY DOG BOOKS []
for the Stone Soup Portable Poetry Workshop, which uses Jack Myers's The Portable
Poetry Workshop []
as a guide to discussion, study, and a generative workshop.
RSVP to [], and please also 
let us know if you can bring snacks, beverages, etc. (Letting us know what food 
and/or drink you will be bringing helps, too!)

For the YOUNG reader or writer

in your household...


The Writer's Garret and Oil and Cotton []
are excited to announce Paper Explosions: Zine Camp 2012, an art and literature 
camp experience for youth ages 8 - 18.
Through Paper Explosions, your young adult will create his or her own zine, learning
the tools for written self-expression while exploring the art techniques behind 
zines and their production methods. Our second camp session runs July 16 - 20, from
1 - 4 PM. The camp costs $150, and space will be limited.
To double down on the summer art, your child can also join our partner camp Taking
It to the Streets []
with Dallas Contemporary [],
which will happen during the same week from 9 AM - 12 PM. Parents can drop off at
the Dallas Contemporary at 9AM and pick up at Oil and Cotton at 4 PM. FREE TRANSPORTATION
from the Dallas Contemporary to Oil and Cotton will be provided by DART, and a healthy
lunch will also be included, with produce provided by Urban Acres [].

This summer, our students will explore their obsessions, define their margins, and
go viral, by hand.

To sign your student up, click HERE [].



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
has been made possible by the following:

National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; M.B. and
Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions (;
Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; The Cattarulla
Fund of The Dallas 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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