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Sizzling discounts on summer programs
Writer's Garrett

July, 2010

Let your creativity light up the summer!
Classes, Summer Camps, and more . . .

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air..."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."  ~ Wallace Stevens

Upcoming Events

Youth Writing & Art CAMP
Elements of Fiction
The Long Form: Novels
"Block" Party


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For more information,
call (214) 828-1715

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; George and Fay Young
Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Rebecca & Patrick DePole; Renee Rossi & Fred
Duffy; Mike & Debra Decker; PEN Center USA; 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


"SHOW AND TELL": Summer Writing and Art CAMP for Youth

Co-sponsored by
The Writer's Garret,
Dallas Contemporary,
PEN Center USA

Click  []here
to register your young writer and / or artist for this amazing experience bringing
together writing, visual art, and performance. Special introductory rates starting
at $60 per participant. Limited to youth attending middle school through high school
(ages 12-18).


Learn more by clicking here [].

Mondays - Thursdays, July 12 - July 22

Morning and afternoon sections (take one or both)
9 AM - 1 PM and 1:30 - 5:30 PM     M-TH

One complete section for two weeks is only $110 (32 hours of hands-on participation
and creative fun!)

One section for one week is only $60 (16 hours)

Take both sections for full eight days for only $200 (64 hrs)

Limited to 20 participants!  Register here. []

This summer, The Writer's Garret  []partners
with Dallas Contemporary  []and
PEN Center USA  []to
invite youth, ages 12-18, to participate in a unique summer course combining reading,
writing, and the visual arts. "Show and Tell: Creating Text and Texture" provides
hands-on experience in ekphrastics, or the art of interpreting artthrough poetry
or prose.

Over the course of eight days, young people will be exposed to a variety of creative
exercises stemming primarily from visual and literary arts. In addition to reading
and writing about visual art, participants will engage in art-making strategies
to encourage personal expression while sharpening critical thinking skills. Course
includes instruction, supplies, and a field trip to the Nasher Sculpture Museum
and Garden.

Students will have the opportunity to display their own work through three culminating
projects: an evening reading to the public, a show of visual art, and a printed
anthology of their visual and written work.

Location: Dallas Contemporary(in the Design District)

REGISTER or JOIN by clicking here [].
KRISTI WIPPERFURTH is a published writer, poet, and visual artist who received her
MFA this year from the acclaimed Vermont College program. Her art and poetry have
been widely featured, and she is the managing editor of ON Magazine.

TINA AGUILAR is a writer, weekly published blogger / contributor for KERA's Art&Seek
Initiative, professor of humanities and cultural studies at Brookhaven College,
and a practicing artist. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Arts and Humanities from
The University of Texas at Dallas and was Co-Art Editor for the literary and art
journal Sojourn.

The Elements of Fiction
with Lisa Lenard-Cook

Eight separate "mini-course" topics
that can be taken individually
or together as a satisfying whole

Lisa L Cook []
Mondays, July 12 - August 30, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Online, via WiZiQ

$50 Members / $75 Others per session;
$360 Members / $480 Others for entire series

Members save $40 off full series
if registered by the Early Bird Deadline of June 28th

Click here  []for
more information on how to register.
This eight-session course covers the seeds of story, character, plot, and background
before moving to timing, form, style and more.

· Topic 1 (July 12): The seeds of story
· Topic 2 (July 19): Character
· Topic 3 (July 26): Situation, story, plot
· Topic 4 (August 2): Background, setting, place, milieu
· Topic 5 (August 9): Voice, speech, dialogue, point of view
· Topic 6 (August 16): Pacing, time
· Topic 7 (August 23): Beginnings, middles, ends
· Topic 8 (August 30): Style, organic form, final meaning
Recommended reading: Best American Short Stories.

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; her second novel, Coyote Morning,
won Best Southwest Book of the Year.

Check out our website to learn more (Click here).  []

The Long Form:

Tackling Novels
with Kathleen Kent
Saturday, July 31, 1 PM - 4 PM

Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus []

$75 Members / $90 Others
$65 Early Bird special for Membersif registered by the Early Bird Deadline of July

Click here  []to
The best fiction is anchored by research taken from life's experiences and contemporary
or historical records, but how does a fiction writer transform a repository of facts
and figures into an exciting and relevant story? This workshop will explore ways
to create memorable characters and settings, develop an authentic voice, and find
the proper pacing for an extended narrative. The course will also examine how personal
stories and experiences can be used to promote a finished manuscript through marketing
and publicity.Click here []
for more information.

Kathleen Kent []

is the author of The Heretic's Daughter and a forthcoming prequel The Wolves Of
Andover. After living for several years in New York, she returned with her family
to Dallas and began writing the book she had always wanted to write: the story of
Martha Carrier, the author's grandmother back 9 generations, who was hanged as a
witch in Salem in 1692. Her first novel, The Heretic's Daughter, has been a New
York Times bestselling novel, both in hardcover and in paperback. Published in
over a dozen countries, it was the recipient of the 2008 David J. Langum award for
American historical fiction. Ms. Kent's second novel, The Wolves Of Andover, about
the life of Thomas Carrier, will be published by Little Brown November 2010.

Check out our website to learn more (Click here).  []

JULY WRITERS' BLOCK--Potluck POOL PARTY (without the actual pool...)

"Cool Poolside Reading

for Hot Summer Days"
Sunday, July 11th, 1 PM - 3 PM
Location: Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus [],
6115 LaVista
Don't know what to read this summer? Overloaded with recommendations? Join us for
a roundtable discussion with avid readers, writers, and others all sharing their
favorite summer readings, old and new.
Bring some summer snacks, coolers, key lime pie (yum!), barbecue, salad, or your
favorite special dish to share along with your favorite summer reads. Swim suits
and towels optional.
FREE, but we love donations! If you come to snack, but don't bring anything to share,
we ask that you donate $5

The Writer's Garret | PO Box 140530 | Dallas | TX | 75214-0530


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