March Workshops

Joe Milazzo leads us through diverse readings and exercises to help us “see” poetry, while Candy Zantea introduces us to the best ways to keep our language fresh in every poem.

April Workshops, Part I

Logen Cure teaches us how to use the rich tradition of confessional poetry to take risks and tell our universal truth, while Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam helps us drop our characters into fictional worlds that will suspend disbelief.

April Workshops, Part II

Learn the best tricks for a powerful stage presence, then practice poetry performance skills with feedback from Dallas Poetry Slam’s Candy Zantea.

Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups

Free monthly meetings. Three different spaces to connect with Dallas writers. Seeking constructive feedback on your creative writing in an easygoing workshop environment? Stone Soup is for you.

The Common Language Project

Poetry competition and public reading. Submissions open March 1-31! 30 words. 30 lines or fewer. 30 winners. Judged by Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, Joe Milazzo, and B Randall.

How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry

Sun, March 25: Joe Milazzo leads us through diverse readings and exercises to demystify the various ways in which poets — and poems — create an aesthetic experience via careful, imaginative manipulations of language. Pay what you can ($10 donation suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.)

“Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity, and he will set fire to the world.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Upcoming Events

Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Mixed Genre Workshop

Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Workshop


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