Spring Programs and Workshops Now Open!

Creative nonfiction, romance, revision, fairy tale poetry, and many more workshops lie ahead! Check out the programs coming this spring:

Writers In Neighborhoods & Schools

Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools (WINS) workshops and programs equip people of any age, background, or walk of life with the tools to write their story!

Rail Writers 2018

204 young writers.
11 partner venues.
3 neighborhoods.
20 rides.
1 amazing summer of Rail Writers.

This is Rail Writers 2018. This is The Writer’s Garret.

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Thank you, community partners!

Learn more about the friends and collaborators that help our programs take flight!

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.

March 2nd: Little Red Retold: Modern Explication and Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry

** $50 Early Bird ends Feb 15th! **

Few know the beguiling, bizarre, and intoxicating genre of Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry. From Susan Mitchell’s “From the Journals of the Frog Prince” to Louise Glück’s “Gretel in Darkness”, we will explore the unspoken, rich, mind-blowing subtext of familiar stories and jump in to write our own versions of this intriguing genre.

Feb 16th: A Spoonful of Subplot Sugar: Adding Romance to Any Novel

Register online or at the door!

Author and SMU Writer’s Path instructor Amanda Arista is here to help you season stories of any genre to perfection… with a dash of romance! We’ll cover the who, when, why, and how of adding a romantic subplot, integrated seamlessly into your main storyline and brought to a delicious conclusion.

March 30th: Deep Ellum Adventure Walk for Young Writers

(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. 

April 13th: A Writer's Walk through Deep Ellum

(Adults 18+)

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.

Spring Workshops Are Now Open for Registration!

Take a look at the exciting adult programs and workshops on the roster for Spring 2019. Creative nonfiction, fairy tale poetry, revision, managing submissions, and lots more from instructors like Julianne McCullagh & Bill Marvel, Christopher Stephen Soden, Logen Cure, Amanda Arista, and more.

“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 Mixed Genre Workshop

Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Poetry Workshop

Little Red Retold: Modern Explication and Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry


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Your donation increases our ability to share literature and develop writing skills that can change the lives of children and youth, “at risk” populations, adult learners, educators, and members of the community. What’s more: every dollar you give to The Writer’s Garret leverages another $5, so give generously!


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