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What's in a Word? The Writer's Garret
The Writer's Garret

March, 2011

Writer's Life and More

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"Vort Ting"* Poetry & Prose Discussion Group


Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus, []
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas 75214

*Vort Ting

is Danish for "Our Thing"

Special "Foundations of Early 21st Century American Poetry: The Poetics of Modernism
and Post Modernism"

(March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16)

Led byGregg Thompson

The group will examine many of the most important American poets of the  20th century.
Each generation of poets wrote their poems in the context  of the poets of the past
and their contemporaries. Patterns emerged  which are now evident. We are continuing
with an examination the great  women of poetry in the first half of the 20th century.
These include  Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Dolittle), Myna Loy, Marianne Moore,
Muriel  Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Lorine Niedecker, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton,
 Sharon Olds, Jorie Graham and Anne Carson. This is a class for both  writers and
readers. For writers, we will look carefully at the  techniques of these great poets
in the context of our own writing. For  readers, hopefully, by looking carefully
at these poems, the stark  beauty of these works will become more evident.

Section 2: "North American Short Stories" ( []March
14, 28, April 11, 25) []

Section 3: "Arabic Poets"  [](May
9, 23, June 6, 13) []

$15 per visit with advance RSVP.

MEMBERS' discounts: One complete (1) section for $50;

Two (2) sections for $90; Three (3) sections for $120.

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March at The Garret

(click here for upcoming classes, talks, and events) []

"The Contemporary Writer: Practices and Practicalities"

with Joe Milazzo       Register NOW by clicking here [].

10 weeks: THURSDAYS, March 24 - May 26, 7 PM - 9 PM Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas 75214

Over  the course of 10 weeks of study, discussion and writing, students will  be
asked to examine writing of literary quality in terms not so much of  medium or
genre, but of common operations, concerns and meaning-makings.  At the same time,
students will pursue a second, or complementary,  integration: they reflect upon
and articulate for themselves what it  means to have a "writing life." And, as
an experiment in charting a  course through a present-day literary existence, students
will conceive,  plan, produce and make public a presentation of their own writing.

$185 Members / $215 Others (includes $20 course fee

and student chapbook publication costs)

MEMBERS save $15

if registered by the Early Bird Deadline of THIS THURSDAY, March 10. Click here


Reserve a seat in for your young writers, ages 12-19, in this Summer's Writing CAMP
by clicking here [].

The Writer's Garret 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;  KERA; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage
Auction Galleries;  ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Harold
Simmons Foundation; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation; Adolphus Hotel;  Mesquite Arts
Council; Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch  Foundation; Kay Cattarulla
Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K.  Collins Family Foundation; Whole Foods;
and our Board of Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and members.


TUES. 3.8 and 3.22  7-9 PM

-- Stone Soup Workshop--Peer Prose & Mixed Genre

(1st and 3rd Tuesdays)

TUES. 3.15  Stone Soup Workshop --Peer Poetry (2nd Tuesdays)

TUES. 3.29  Stone Soup Workshop --Portable Poetry Workshop, working with Jack Myers'
text, The Portable Poetry Workshop (4th Tuesdays)

(order copies here [])

Click here []
to learn more []
about Jack Myers's final poetry collection,

The Memory of Water (out this Spring)

Everything great in your reading & writing life takes place upstairs at Paperbacks
6115 La Vista Drive, Dallas, TX 75214. Give us a call at 214.828.1715. Click []
for full calendar.


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