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Writer's Garrett

February, 2010


The Writer's Garret

Upcoming Events

Writers' Block & Pot Luck
Elements of Fiction Writing
Vort Ting


Writers' Block
Pot Luck

THIS Sunday,
Feb. 28, 1-3 PM


Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 LaVista, Dallas 75214 [map []]
Bring a dish, dessert, snack, or bottle of wine to share and be entered into a FREE
Drawing for 14 Tickets to the Brinker International Forum at the AT&T Performing
Arts Center's "The Creative Process" []
Panel with Writers, Directors, Actors & More (including Campbell Brown, Peter Guber,
Bob Balaban, & Brett Ratner). Tickets normally go for $20-$150.

Western Legends: []
Yesterday and Today []
featuring Elizabeth Lawless, Cleo Hearn, Wendell Prince, Sr., Roslietta Reed, and
Doug Smiley
ELIZABETH LAWLESS is 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
Contributions to Texas and American History.
FREE, but we love donations!

Visit our Website []
For more information,
call (214-828-1715)


Our Sponsors

THIS FRIDAY (Feb. 26) IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!!! This class is on-line, so you
can live anywhere in the world and commune with other writers!


with Lisa-Lenard Cook
Alternating Mondays
March 1 - June 7 (8 wks)
7-9 PM
Location: Online, via WiZiQ []
(not to worry--very easy--and we will help set you up!!!)
This eight-session course works collectively or with stand-alone options and covers
the seeds of story, character, plot, and background before moving to timing, form,
style and more! You can take each session independently or save $40 by taking all

Recommended reading:  Best American Short Stories

Session 1, 03/01/10: "The Seeds of story"
Session 2, 03/15/10: "Character"
Session 3, 03/29/10: "Situation, Story, Plot"
Session 4, 04/12/10: "Background, Setting, Place, Milieu"
Session 5, 04/26/10: "Voice, Speech, Dialogue, Point of View"
Session 6, 05/10/10: "Pacing, Time"
Session 7, 05/17/10: "Beginnings, Middles, Ends"
Session 8, 05/31/10: "Style, Organic Form, Final Meaning"
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 more information about Lisa Lenard-Cook, check
out her website by clicking here [].

Members':$50 per session / $360 entire series-- If registering for single session,
designate which one

General Public: $75 per session / $480 entire series
Click here to register []
or Call 214.828.1715

Vort Ting: Poetry & Prose Discussion Group
Vort Ting is Danish for "Our Thing"
"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


The Writer's Garret's 2010 Winter-Spring season is made possible by our chief supporters
and partners:
Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; Texas Commission on the Arts; Humanities Texas / NEH; Harold Simmons Foundation;
Rebecca & Patrick DePole; Renee Rossi & Fred Duffy; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;
Whole Foods; 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; Simon & Schuster;
donors to the Jack Myers & Jacob Myers Funds; 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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