Dallas Poetry Project: Common Language

We turn the spotlight on the top ten winners of The Common Language Project with this feature reading, showing their winning poems alongside beloved Dallas poets Lyn Lyric and Tammy Gomez.

April Workshops

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

Writers In Neighborhoods & Schools!

The Writer’s Garret connects with people of all ages, walks of life, and communities through Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools WINS!

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. Anthology and reading winners have been announced! Find out who won on The Common Language Project page:

Come out to Arts Mission Oak Cliff on April 27th at 7:30 to see ten top winners perform their poems! Free, but space is limited, so RSVP!

Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction

Sat, April 21: Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam leads us through the creation of fictional worlds that feel as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres often require the writer to play creator not only of characters but also of whole worlds, new cultures. $50 for members; $65 for nonmembers.

“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 Poetry Workshop

Dallas Poetry Project: Common Language

Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Mixed Genre Workshop


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