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Writer's Garret Events
Writer's Garrett

February, 2010


The Writer's Garret

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For more information,
call (214-828-1715)

Upcoming Events

Writer's Block
Vort Ting
Fiction Writing I


Writer's Block
Western Legends:Yesterday and Today []
featuring Elizabeth Lawless, Cleo Hearn, Wendell
Prince, Sr., Roslietta Reed and Doug
Sun, Feb 28, 1-3 PM
Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [map []]
the author of three books with over 20 years experience as a speaker
and publicist; with 18 working with "Cowboys of Color" Rodeos. Her new
book, the first
in a series, was developed during her lectures on Multicultural
to Texas
American History.
FREE, but we love donations!

Our Sponsors

Vort Ting: Poetry & Prose Discussion Group
Vort Ting is Danish for "Our Thing"
"The Persistence of Myth"
led by Paul Sampson
Monday, Feb 1-22, 7-9 PM
Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [map []]
Myths, mainly of the Olympian pantheon, have furnished stock stories and characters
in every age since ancient  times. In English, Chaucer, Shakespeare (and many Elizabethans),
the authors of the Augustan Age and the Romantics, the Victorians-all used the themes
and personae of Classical, Norse, and Celtic (especially Arthurian) mythology. Modern
writers have drawn from the same well, and have also discovered some other springs,
including the myths of "primitive" peoples. Some names: James Frazier (The Golden
Bough), Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul--myth as therapy),
W ,B. Yeats (Celtic myths), Joseph Campbell, Louise Glück, Margaret Atwood, James
Joyce (Ulysses), John Updike (The Centaur), Mary Renault, Louise Erdrich (Native
American myths), T. H. White (The Once and Future King) and, Arthurian sources,
including Tennyson. Besides the stories usually regarded as myth, there is an enormous
body of folklore, both tales and songs, that also serves the mythic purpose of helping
a people define itself in stories. But first and last, myth is metaphor made flesh.
These stories are part of everyone in a culture. From the Parables of Jesus to the
iconic superheroes of the comics, myths run through all our stories and all our
"Pound on Eliot, or Eliot by the Pound"
led by Greg Thompson
Monday, March 1-29, 7-9 PM
Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [map []]
We will read T.S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land". While reading, we will look at
the poem in the context of biography and influence. We look at the two different
versions of "The Waste Land," the first version written by Eliot, the unknown version,
and the second version edited by Ezra Pound, the version we now recognize as one
of the great poems written in English. We will ask such questions as how was it
written, why was it written, when it was written, and who wrote and edited the
poem. We will read the poem closely to understand the poem, to understand how the
poem was constructed and how the construction of the poem changed the meaning and
the meaningfulness of the poem.
General Public: $15 per visit with advance RSVP
Member's Discount: $50 per section / $185 full series
Click here to register []
or call 214.828.1715 to RSVP


Fiction Writing I
with Lisa-Lenard Cook
Alternating Mondays
March 1 - June 7 (8 wks)
7-9 PM
Location: Online, via WiZiQ []
This eight-session course covers the seeds of story, character, plot, and background
before moving to timing, form, style and more!
Recommended reading:  Best American Short Stories.
Lisa Lenard-Cook's Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction was published
by Writer's Digest Books in April 2008 and was awarded second place in the NM Presswomen's
Communications Contest in the Instructional Book Category. Dissonance, her first
novel, won the Jim Sagel Prize for the Novel while in manuscript.
General Public: $75 per session / $480 entire series
Member's Discount: $50 per session / $360 entire series
Save $40 off entire series if register by Early Bird deadline (Feb 19)
Click here to register []
or Call 214.828.1715 to RSVP

The Writer's Garret's 2010
Spring season is made possible by our chief supporters and
Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment
for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Texas
Commission on the Arts; Humanities Texas / NEH; Today Foundation / Today
Newspapers; George and Fay Young Foundation; James and Gayle Halperin
Foundation / Heritage Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences;
Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Adolphus Hotel; Mesquite Arts Council;
Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; The Cattarulla
Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation;
Random House (Knopf / Vintage / Anchor); Simon & Schuster; Penguin;
FSG (Picador); Chronicle Books; and our Board of Trustees, Board of
Sponsors, and members.
If we have left anyone off, please email
us []
We sure couldn't do it without you!


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