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ZINE Mania and MORE!
Writer's Garret

September, 2015

ZINE Mania and MORE
Zines, Slams and Essay Bootcamps!
Zine Camp with Robin Turner and Lisa Huffaker
Saturday September 26th 
Kid Zine 10:00-12:30
Teen Zine 1:00-4:00 PM
10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
Musician, poet, and artist Lisa Huffacker and poet Robin Turner are excited to bring to youth ages 8-19 a one-of-a-kind art and literature camp experience. Voted "Best of 2012" by the Dallas Observer, in Zine Camp your child or young adult will create his or her own "zine," learning the tools for written self-expression while exploring the artistic (and ecologically-friendly) techniques behind zines and their production. Click "Register Now" to learn more!
  • $45 Early Bird
  • (Members-only discount if registered by Friday, June 26)
  • $60 Others
  • Members $90 (after Friday, August 30)
Register for Kid Zine Camp
Saturday, September 26th, 10:00-1:00
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Register for Teen Zine Camp
Saturday, September 26th, 1:30-4:30
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slamI Slam, Therefore I Am with Joaquín Zihuatanejo
Saturday October 17th
12 PM - 3 PM
10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
Internationally recognized slam poet and award-winning teacher Joaquín Zihuatanejo hopes to foster his passion for slam poetry in your child. Through interactive exercises, quick writes, writing prompts, and modeling your child will get a first hand look at how to create an astonishing performance or slam poem. Click "Register Now" to learn more!
  • $45 Early Bird (Members-only discount if registered by Friday, September 18th)
  • $60 Others
  • Members $90 (after Friday, September 18th)
Register for I Slam, Therefore I Am Saturday, October 17th, 12-3 PM
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COLLEGECollegeessayCollege Entrance Essay Camp with CJ Critt


Saturday October 3rd, 1-4 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


Novelist and Disney staff writer CJ Critt will help your child write genuine and powerful essays before the busy and stressful fall. In this course, students will study sample essays, learn what they should and shouldn't include in their essays, brainstorm potential topics, and produce polished essay for their college applications (for ApplyTexas and Common App applications). Click "Register Now" to learn more!



  • $45.00 Early Bird (members only before October 3rd)
  • $60.00 Others
  • Members $90 (After Friday September 4th)

Register for the College Entrance Essay

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improvIMPROVImprov for Kids Camp with Catherine Brockette 

Saturday November 7th, 1-4 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218


Writer and performer Catherine Brockette will help you child explore the elements of improv in this this safe and creative environment. Through various games, exercises, and scene work, your child will learn some of the core fundamentals of improvisation such as: trust, communication, agreement (the "yes and" principle), space work, the group mind, character development, and active listening. Perfect for children to improve their acting, listening, and public speaking skills. Click "Register Now" to learn more!


  • $45 Early Bird

  • (Members-only discount if registered by September 18)

  • $60 Others

  • Members $90 (after Friday, October 9th )



Saturday November 7th, 1-4 PM 

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Not a member? No worries. You can join here!






Stone Soup Critique Groups:

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 
Mixed Genre 
with Jim Dolan

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


2nd Tuesdays Poetry  
with Jolee Davis
at Lucky Dog Books
911 West Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208

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)



Help us change minds. Literally.



Community partners include 
Lucky Dog Books, the MAC, Highland Park Literary Festival, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Big Thought, SMU, MaybornLiterary Non-Fiction Conference, Arts & Letters Live / DMA, DISD, RISD, World Affairs Council, Poetry Society of Texas, PEN Texas, Carve Magazine, UNT, KERA, the Adolphus Hotel, DASN, Promise House,Trinity River Mission,Cancer Support Centers of North Texas, Vitruvian Park, Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas Youth Poets, 
and many others! 


 When you join 
The Writer's Garret, 
you join a whole community 
that values reading and writing.  


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