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How to Structure a Short Story & PREVIEW OF SPRING 2015 CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Writer's Garret

November, 2014

Take $25 off you are a student, educator, or supporter of a partner organization (KERA, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Highland Park Literary Festival, Promise House, SMU, 
UTD, Friends of the Library, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection,
 Trinity River Mission, Deep Vellum Publishing, Big Thought, or Brookhaven College). 
 Use Code Educate .


If your life has been directly impacted by Cancer, you may use code BigC to take either or both courses for FREE (Courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts; restrictions apply*).


 For more information, call 214-828-1715 or email here

Early Bird Registration Ends FRIDAY!


How to Structure a Short Story


Sanderia Faye




Wednesday November 19, 2014

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


If you're a reader and thought you might like to try your hand at short story writing but just don't know how to get started, this course will help. This three-hour intensive course will walk you through the entire process: preparing your mind, getting ideas on paper, and organizing the elements of your narrative. Particular attention will be placed on form, structure and the essential aspects of any strong short story.


SANDERIA FAYE is the author of the novel Mourning Bench (University of Arkansas Press, 2015). A 2013 Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction fellow, Sanderia is currently completing her Ph.D in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.



  • $50 Members.
  • $65 Others.
  • Members save $10 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of November 7, 2014. 


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Storytelling for Nonprofits and Grant Writers


Robin Myrick




Saturday January 24, 2015

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


As many nonprofits find out the hard way-by losing grants, opportunities, or constituents-it's not always enough to do good and assume the public understands your value. An organization also has to be ready to translate its work into ideas and images that engage, enlighten, and persuade those it seeks to reach. Good storytelling is fundamental to demonstrating a nonprofit's merits and needs, especially when speaking directly to those who can provide the kind of support that allows an organization to serve its community well.


This course is designed for anyone working in the nonprofit world who is responsible for communicating the mission, ideas, or impact of programs / projects / services to an audience whose positive response is critical. Students will come away with a better understanding of how to tailor their writing to specific situations and readers nonprofits regularly encounter, leaning to tell bigger stores in fewer words, and to craft effective narratives demonstrating the essential value of their organizations.


Please note: this course focuses exclusively on the craft and strategy of writing; it is not designed to assist in finding grant opportunities or identifying other funding sources. Please visit for some great resources concerning those topics.


ROBIN MYRICK is a writer, visual artist, and educator based in Dallas, Texas. She also spent two decades in the nonprofit world, working as a consultant, grant writer, and program manager. She holds an MFA in Writing and Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts, and is completing her doctorate in Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas. She has also taught creative writing at UT Dallas, and through the Community Arts Partnership at Calarts. She is currently a member of the art faculty at Eastfield College, and the Art Editor of Reunion: The Dallas Review.


  • $90 Members.
  • $110 Others.
  • Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of January 16, 2015.


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Saturday Jan 24, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM 


 Poets Revising for Inspiration

with Sebastian H. Paramo

Wednesdays, Feb 11 - Mar 4, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


 Redeeming The Well-Made Story

with Cara Diaconoff

Mondays, Feb 16-Mar 9, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Writing from the Senses 

with Robin Myrick

Thursdays, Feb 19-Mar 5, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Science Fiction(s): Writing with Scientific Ideas

with Charissa N. Terranova

Mondays, Mar 23 - April 6, 2015 6:30-9:30 PM


Something Borrowed, Something Found:  

Documentary Writing and Methods 

with Robin Myrick

Thursdays, Apr 2-16, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Wreck it to Check it: A Crash Course in Fresh Methods, Conceptual Thinking, and Bold Experiments for Writers 

with Robin Myrick

Saturday May 30, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM



Book Release Party for
Joe Milazzo's first novel,
Crepuscule w/ Nellie

 Thursday November 13
7:00 PM at  
The Wild Detectives

$500 in CASH prizes! 

Vote for your favorites until November 10!
1st & 3rd Saturdays 


1st Saturdays, 4-6 PM

at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)


3rd Saturdays, 4-6 PM

at Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff
633 W. Davis St.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 
Mixed Genre 
with Jim Dolan

7-9 PM
at Lucky Dog Books 
(next door to The Garret)


2nd Tuesdays Poetry  
at The Writer's Garret 
10809 Garland Road 
(enter door on the left)


Saturdays (2nd & 4th) 

Prose & Poetry Stone Soup 

Peer Critique Workshop

with  Mark David Noble
10 AM - 12 PM
at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)



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