Returning for its second year, this poetry competition, anthology, and public reading invites you to come into a shared and sacred space and bear testimony to a transformation. Submissions open March 1st-31st. Cash award for all thirty winners. Judges: Will Evans, Darius Ajai Frasure, Opalina Salas.
“Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity, and he will set fire to the world.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Led by Lisa Huffaker) In this family-friendly exploration of Deep Ellum, we’ll gather found text, images, and field notes as we scout this exciting neighborhood for clues about local history, architecture, culture, and art.
To write is to revise—but how do you find the distance necessary to edit your own work? In this workshop, professional editor Amber Helt will walk you through the process of self-editing like a pro. We’ll discuss the different types of editing passes, how a professional assesses a manuscript, and where to start revising your own work. This workshop will focus on developmental and line editing for fiction writers. NOTE: Participants will submit a scene from their own writing (>1000 words) ahead of time to be workshopped by the group.
From Dracula to Lisbeth Salander to the Wicked Witch, speculative fiction is full of characters we love to hate and hate to love. A well-crafted antagonist or questionable protagonist can make a story memorable. In this course, we will examine memorable villains and antiheroes in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery and talk about creating believable motivation for the unrelatable. Bring your own speculative fiction work to discuss.
The popular workshop returns! Ekphrasis, or responding to visual art in poetry, is an important literary tradition. This workshop will explore as ekphrasis as a tool to discovery and increased poetic skill. Come prepared to generate work in response to visual art on display in the ArtSpace gallery. This workshop is suitable for all poets at all levels of experience.
Essayist A. Kendra Greene serves as our guide on a writing adventure through historic Deep Ellum. Learn some history you never knew, get a close-up look at the great contemporary art that covers the streets, and hear the sounds of music and humanity unlike anywhere else in Dallas while crafting your own creative response to Dallas’s most vibrant neighborhood.
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.
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