Michael Clay

Co-Exeuctive Director

Michael has career experience in a number of areas in Equipment Manufacturing; Forecast Management, Product Management, Field Marketing and Customer Service. He is a poet, the poetry editor for a literary/visual arts website and the co-host of a monthly open mic in Dallas. He has been a featured reader and workshop facilitator with other arts organizations in the community for over 10 years. He combines his business experience and a writer’s personal perspective to serve The Writer’s Garret and those who seek to improve their abilities as artists of the written (and spoken) word.

Aaron Glover

Co-Executive Director

Aaron Glover’s first chapbook, Bio Logic, was released in February 2017 via INF Press. His poetry appears in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Illya’s Honey, the Red River Review, Chicon Street Poets, and elsewhere. From 2011-2016, he was on faculty in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. As a performer and director, he worked throughout Texas and the Great Plains. He holds an MFA from the University of Houston.

M. Grace Kenney

Accounting Administrator

M. Grace Kenney has been with The Writer’s Garret for over 12 years.  A voracious reader, she is a graduate of Tulane University and has a background in corporate and non-profit financials.

Emmy Piercy

Office Administrator

Allison Emmaline Piercy graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016 with a BA in English and Creative Writing. She has served as a writing consultant for her university, an outdoor science educator for Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, and a reading intern for Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents. She now works as Office Administrator for The Writer’s Garret and performs poetry in the Dallas literary community.

Audrey Turner

Program Coordinator

Audrey Turner is an enthusiastic leader of young people of all ages to write thoughtfully and creatively, exploring their ideas with pen and paper. She employs various writing styles and techniques to make young writers blossom. After graducating from UTD with an Interdisciplinary Degree including creative writing and literature, now she is passionately involved in the Writers In Neighborhoods & Schools program as Program Coordinator and curriculum writer. In workshops, she creates a writing activity that involves the young writer looking at the subject in a way that directly affects them. These lessons are filled with fun, self-expression, and creativity for young people of all ages!