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The Writer’s Garret

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1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
(214) 828-1715

September 2016

Facilitating Workshops for Veterans & Vulnerable Populations

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Join us for a FREE training on facilitating writing workshops with military veterans and other vulnerable populations. This training is great for developing the sensitivity and skills of instructors and counselors who work with students and writers learning from a unique perspective. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Leila Levinson has led writing workshops for veterans and their spouses in Austin over the last several years, and served as workshop facilitator for the Veteran Writes pilot project in Waco this past summer. The daughter…

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November 2016

Closed: Getting Your Work Published

November 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$60 – $90

Instructor: Joe Milazzo, MFA Tuition: $60 (Members); $90 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. In this 4-hour intensive workshop, participating writers will be guided through the entire process of submitting stories, poems, and essays for publication, from identifying markets to formatting manuscripts to knowing what to expect (and when) from editors. In the process, this class will also provide opportunities to discuss the pros and cons of both print and online publication, research tools for evaluating markets, demonstrate…

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Closed: Storytelling for Nonprofits and Grant Writers

November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Instructor: Robin Myrick, MFA Tuition: $90 (Members); $110 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. No refunds will be given. As many nonprofits find out the hard way—by losing grants, opportunities, or constituents—it's not always enough to do good and assume the public understands your value. An organization also has to be ready to translate its work into ideas and images that engage, enlighten, and persuade those it seeks to reach. Good storytelling is fundamental to demonstrating a nonprofit's…

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Closed: Never Let Me Go: How to Craft your Chapter’s Beginning and End

November 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Instructor: Weina Dai Randel Tuition: $60 (Members); $75 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. No refunds will be given. How important is the beginning of a chapter? What makes you keep reading? In this intensive three-hour workshop, we'll talk about some important elements that are vital for keeping readers captivated. We'll analyze some well-known novels, such as A Girl on the Train, The Sympathizer, A Storm of Swords, etc. and see why they work. Bring your current…

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February 2017

Open House

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Join us in our new home at Metropolitan Press for a fun-filled Saturday! Huge discounts on upcoming workshops + Samplers of upcoming courses and author readings by Erin Burdette, A. Kendra Greene, Kathleen Kent, Melissa Shultz, and many others + Four opportunities to win a raffle prize + Activities for kids, too! Scroll down to RSVP!

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Partner Zines for Lovers & Others

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$45 – $60

Instructor: Lisa Huffaker Tuition: $45 (Members); $60 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. No refunds will be given. *Ticket prices are for each individual taking part, not for each pair of partners.   What will happen? ART & WRITING AS A COOPERATIVE GAME!! You & your partner will create an amazing handmade book together and each take home a copy. We'll experiment with collaborative poetry, stories, collage, drawing, and more. Please bring a lunch. Who should sign up?…

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Poetic Imitation & Innovation

February 13, 2017
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Free – $110

Instructor: Logen Cure, Poet, MFA Online; February 13 – March 10, 2017 Tuition: Early Bird $70 (Members only through Jan. 30) $90 (Members); $110 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer's Garret? Join here.  Registration will close midnight, February 10. No refunds will be given. Advanced Required Text: None. All readings will be included in the course. Imitation offers a poet a way to break out of habits and try new strategies. Writers at any level can benefit from this type…

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Storytelling for Nonprofits and Grant Writers

February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Free – $110

Instructor: Robin Myrick, MFA Tuition: $90 (Members); $110 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Registration will close midnight, February 15. No refunds will be given. As many nonprofits find out the hard way—by losing grants, opportunities, or constituents—it's not always enough to do good and assume the public understands your value. An organization also has to be ready to translate its work into ideas and images that engage, enlighten, and persuade those it seeks to reach. Good…

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The Elements of Creative Writing

February 21, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$135 – $185

Instructor: Darcy Young Online; February 21 - April 15, 2017 Tuition: Members ($160); Non-members ($185) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Registration will close midnight, February 20. No refunds will be given. Via both regular in-class writing exercises and reading discussions, this course offers a comprehensive overview on how to build and sustain a writing practice. The Elements of Creative Writing is designed to help novice writers appreciate how writing is both art and craft, and to give more…

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Flash Fiction, Postcard Essays, & Micro Prose: Exploring Short Forms

February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$45 – $90

Instructor: A. Kendra Greene, MFA Tuition: $45 (Early Bird Members through February 8) $60 (Members); $90 (Non-members) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Registration will close midnight, February 22. No refunds will be given. Dare to go shorter. Sudden, short, micro, nano­—whether you call it flash fiction or the postcard essay, join us for a workshop celebrating creative writing's short forms. If it's less than 750 words, and especially if it's a lot less, bring your writing for…

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March 2017

Finding Your Voice

March 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Free – $110

Instructor: Melissa T. Shultz Tuition: Members ($90); Non-members ($110) Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. All writers have a voice. What’s yours? Sometimes we just need a little help uncovering it and translating our thoughts to the written word. Join author Melissa T. Shultz for this three-hour Saturday memoir workshop filled with exercises and tips to help you discover your natural writing style. Bring paper and pen or a laptop. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Melissa's first book, From Mom to Me Again: How…

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April 2017

Graphic Novels, Children’s Books, & Zines: Exploring Illustrated Writing

April 14, 2017 @ 7:44 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$5.00 – $90

RESCHEDULED Instructor: A. Kendra Greene, MFA Tuition: $45 (Early Bird Members) $60 (Members); $90 (Non-members) *All students required to purchase a separate $5 materials expense ticket. Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Registration will close midnight, April 12. No refunds will be given. This workshop is for practitioners of text and image—and those who would like to be. Graphic novels, children's books, zines, and illustrated writing are just a few points on the spectrum of relationships between text…

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Strategies in Writing the First Ten Pages

April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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$45 – $75

Instructor: Weina Dai Randel CLASS FILLED. Registration is now closed. Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. Feel daunted about writing the first ten pages of your novel? Come to this workshop. We'll discuss the strategies of writing these pages, the types of beginnings in different novels, and the major elements in writing these pages. You'll learn what approach fits your narrative style and have a better chance to fully engage your readers from the very beginning. ABOUT…

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June 2017

Arts & Health in the Military

June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Artwork: Honor by Armando Garcia, Reflections by Denise Knebel, Will Not Be Forgotten by Enrique Reyes ARTS & HEALTH IN THE MILITARY: Meeting the Challenge of a Post-War Zone Life Presenters: VSA Texas' Distinguished Artist Veterans Program and Bring Everyone In The Zone Tuition: FREE (Please RSVP below to let us know you will attend.) Veteran Writes, a project of The Writer’s Garret, invites you to join us for this FREE workshop presented by the VSA Texas Distinguished Artist Veterans…

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September 2018

Remembering Drema Hall Berkheimer: Memorial Reading

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Remembering Drema Hall Berkheimer: A Memorial Reading Sunday, September 23 | 2-4pm | The Writer’s Garret | 1250 Majesty Dr, Dallas, TX 75247 The Writer's Garret comes together with the DFW literary community to celebrate the life of a writer important to the history of the Garret and to our friends: Drema Hall Berkheimer. A beloved long-time member of our Community and Mentorship Program (CAMP) and our Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups, Drema arrived at the Garret an unpublished writer…

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October 2018

Ekphrasis: Poetic Response to Visual Art

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Instructor: Logen CureLocation: The Writer's Garret (1250 Majesty Dr, Dallas) Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, October 5)$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. 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…

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Be Heard: Strategies for Performing Written Text

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Instructor: Aaron GloverLocation: The Writer's Garret (1250 Majesty Dr) | Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, October 12)$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. What we say matters, but how we say it matters too. This active three-hour workshop will explore strategies for both the composition and performance of dynamic texts. Participants will work on the page to craft persuasive, engaging writing and on their feet to bring life to a variety…

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Revising Like an Editor

October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writer’s Garret, 1250 Majesty Drive
Dallas, TX 75247 United States
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Instructor: Amber Helt | Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, October 13)$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here. 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…

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