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Can't see the forest for the trees? Let Writer's Garrett help!
Writer's Garrett

April, 2010

Can't See the Forest for the Trees?

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Upcoming Events

Tonight--National Poetry Month Reading
Eastfield Fine Arts Festival
Melissa Shultz
The Future of The Garret
OTHER National Poetry Month Readings


The Writer's Garret's 2010 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; Mike & Debra Decker; 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!


Our Sponsors


Texas Poets & Their Poetry Mentors

Toni M. Holland, Jean Lamberty, Ricardo Garza,

Kristi Wipperfurth, & Gayle Bell

When: TONIGHT -- Friday, April 16, 7PM
Where: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista Dr.,
Dallas 75214
FREE, but we love donations!
In honor of National Poetry Month several accomplished local poets will read from
their own creative works as well as from the works of their poetic inspirations
and mentors.

Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, RICARDO GARZA has been writing and performing
from South Texas to the Bay Area. Ricardo's contemplative writings on the common
and disenfranchised minority appear in his chapbook, Blood Brother's y Otros Poemas,
and spoken word CD, Fiebre del sol. Mentors and influences include Jimmy Santiago
Baca, Robert Bly, Martin Espada, and Miklos Radnoti.

KRISTI WIPPERFURTH is an artist, published writer and poet finishing up her MFA
at Vermont College, and editor-in-chief and creative director of ON Magazine.

JEAN LAMBERTY has taught writing and literature at Dallas area community colleges
and high school ESL; she now does freelance writing and conducts poetry workshops.
Her poetry has appeared in small press publications including Ilya's Honey, Word
Search, and Sentence, and she has been a juried poet at the Houston Poetry Festival.

GAYLE BELL is a black womanist who has self-published several chapbooks, her latest,
Blue and Jazz Mix, will be out this year, and she has been repeatedly anthologized.
Ms. Bell was featured in the Film "Poetic Healings" directed by Chinwe Odeluga.

TONI M. HOLLAND is a published poet and doctoral student who specializes in poetry
and poetice. She also teaches technical writing, world literature, American literature,
transatlantic literature, British literature, introductory and advanced creative
and academic writing. Her latest publication is in New Letters.


Eastfield College Literary and Fine Arts Festivalfeaturing Garret Writer (and Community

Njoki McElroy

When: Friday, April 16 from 11:15 - 12:10

Where: Eastfield College,
3737 Motley Dr., Dallas 75150 in building G-101 and 102

FREE! For full schedule, click here [].
NJOKI McELROY will speak from her memoir,

1012 Natchez.

Playwright, storyteller, performer, she taught Performance Studies of Black Literature
for 35 years at Northwestern Univ., and is currently an adjunct professor at Southern
Methodist University. She is widely anthologized and her plays have been produced
for both college campuses and the professional stage. She is the author of Black
Journey and African Folktales Guide for Improved Listening and Learning Skills.
She resides in Dallas and the Chicago area.



The Art of Nonfiction Storytelling II
with Melissa Shultz
Wednesday Evenings April 28 - June 2, 2010
7 - 9 PM

$135 Members / $165 Others

Pre-Registration required. Click here [].

Learn how to turn your real-life experiences into essays and articles for websites
and magazines. Gain a clearer understanding of the hook you need to make your work
saleable, and hone your voice along the way.
A workshop and exercise intensive class, the six week course will be taught by Melissa . Shultz of Jim Donovan Literary in Dallas. Melissa has written for print, television,video, and radio including: The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, D Magazine, letter Health and Living, Ladies' Home Journal, Newsweek, and CNN Radio.

The first assignment will be made ahead of class on 4/21 to bring on 4/28 to the
first class. Students will write up to 7500 words in this course which will be
critiqued by the group and by the instructor.
Pre-requisite: a creative nonfiction course or equivalent

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To learn more about this and other classes, visit our website []

Only 6 spots remain. Pre-Registration required. Perfect companion piece to Dan Burns'
course below.

Creative Nonfiction Mayborn Prep Course with
Dan Burns (author of the Award-Winning Saving Ben) & guest lecturer George Getschow
(May 8)
Saturdays May 8 & June 5, 2010
12:30 PM - 5 PM

$85 Members / $125 Others

Pre-Registration required.
Click here  []for
more information about the class and how to register

To learn more about this and other classes, visit our website []

Writers' Block:Pie in the Sky or Piece of Cake: The Future of The Writer's Garret

(Rescheduled from last month's "snow day")

FREE, but we love donations!

Join us for a brainstorming session about the kinds of programs, events, and literary ssues that are important to you--we want you to be more involved in your literary ommunity! Meet other readers, thinkers, parents, educators, and writers who care bout creativity and the written word. Anyone who brings a cake or pie (not cherry r apple--we're bringing those) gets a 5% discount coupon good for any programming ver the next year (excluding fundraisers) and a 25% discount coupon for any on-line lass. Good with any other discount.


Other National Poetry Month Readings:

Poetry Reading with Roger Greenwald
When: Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:00 pm
Where: University of Texas at Dallas (in Richardson)
Jonsson Building, Room 5.508 (fifth floor).
A map can be found by clicking here [].
ROGER GREENWALD grew up in New York City. He has won two
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Literary Awards, for poetry
and travel literature, and many translation awards. His poetry has appeared in such ournals as The World, Poetry East, he Spirit That Moves Us, Pequod, Saturday Night, Prism International, The Texas
Observer, Leviathan Quarterly, and Pleiades.His books include Connecting Flight
(poems);Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas, afinalist
for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; and North in the World: Selected Poems f Rolf Jacobsen, winner of the ewis Galantière Award (American Translators Association).


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