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!

This summer, Rail Writers returns!

Last year, we reached 204 young writers on twenty rides for one incredible summer. This year, Rail Writers returns stronger than ever. 

Turn A Phrase

The Writers Garret is proud to announce a new, regular feature for our site. Each new post will present a selected writer with connections to the North Texas area and the Writers Garret
 
We are grateful to live and work in a region full of energy, talent, and artistic collaboration, and proud to be a part of that community.
 
Check out this month’s feature Barbara Shinn.

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Show your support for our creative writing programs and receive a selection of great gifts and benefits!

Thank you, community partners!

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Feature Events

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.

Rail Writer's Community Ride

All aboard! Rail Writers takes participants on a journey of writing and exploration. In groups of 10-15, you’ll hop on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail and travel to unique neighborhoods, museums and other exciting destinations. Guided by a teaching artist, you’ll explore your surroundings and record your experiences and impressions on the page. Finally, you’ll share some of what you’ve created with your friends and passersby before riding the DART back to where your trip began. Rail Writers is an active, immersive trek into the city and through your imagination. As a group, you’ll navigate public transportation and the urban environment, explore and create culture, and get a chance to make your voice heard by sharing your story.

Turn A Phrase

The Writers Garret is proud to announce a new, regular feature for our site. Each new post will present a selected writer with connections to the North Texas area and the Writers Garret.
 
Here, at Turn A Phrase, we post on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Each post will highlight the work of a author in the North Texas Area, including special interviews.
 
We are grateful to live and work in a region full of energy, talent, and artistic collaboration, and proud to be a part of that community.

Upcoming Events

Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Mixed Genre Workshop

Stone Soup Poetry Workshop

Stone Soup Mixed Genre Workshop

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Become a Member

Memberships provide generous discounts on all programs & classes, priority class registration, annual recognition on our website, and exclusive access to valuable online workshops and readings.

Support Us

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!

Volunteer

Want to make an impact? The Writer’s Garret provides multiple opportunities to become involved in the community through mentoring, tutoring, leadership opportunities, and much, much more.