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Youth and Family Programs, This Weekend and BEYOND!
Writer's Garret

May, 2012


The Writer's Garret connects with people out in the community through Writers in
Neighborhoods & Schools (WINS). WINS places professional writers into schools, 
after-school programs, and community organizations to engage children and adults
in the literary arts. WINS offerings include creative writing classes, book clubs,
poetry clubs, writing mentorships, literary magazines, visual arts and writing courses,
and poetry slam workshops.
Our instructors have diverse backgrounds, with intense writing experience as the
foundation. Many have MFAs in the arts. In addition to being widely published writers,
many are photographers, musicians, and performers who have taught in unique locations
here and abroad. All are committed to exploration of the self and the world through
the written word.
To learn more, visit The Writer's Garret website [].



*  Memberships renewed NOW will be good through December 31, 2013 (that's half a
year's membership FREE!)
*  Current members who refer 4 NEW members before June 1 2012 will receive a voucher
for up to $50 off of one class (or special event) at The Writer's Garret! (New members:
Please enter the name of the individual referring you in the designated area of 
the membership order form.)
*  Current members who refer 7 NEW members before June 1 2012 will receive a voucher
for up to $100 off of one class (or special event) at The Writer's Garret! (New 
members: Please enter the name of the individual referring you in the designated
area of the membership order form.)
*  The current member who refers the most NEW members before June 1 2012 will receive
a signed first edition by a noted author.

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New FAMILY Programming at the Crown Collection of Asian Art!

Families! Join us this Saturday, May 19, from 12-1 PM at the Crow Collection of 
Asian Art for our brand new Family Writing Workshop.  Using pieces from the Crow
Collection's exhibitions, Evan Cleveland will lead families in a creative writing
exercise.  This workshop is great for all ages, provided parents participate with
their children.  The cost is only $10 per family, and we'd love to have yours join

Crow Collection of Asian Art []
2010 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Saturday, May 19, 12 - 1 PM, immediately following the Yogiños: Yoga for Youth [
family classes.


Library Live! at the Park Forest Branch Library

Presented by Target and Big Thought [],
Library Live! []
is a monthly family literacy program which takes place in every Dallas Public Library
branch. This Saturday, May 19, 11 AM, Our WINS authors will present interactive,
educational and culturally-based literacy activities for children and their families
through storytelling and visual art at the Park Forest Branch! Drop in, read, and
write with us!

Dallas Public Library, Park Forest Branch []
3421 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75234
Saturday, May 19, 11 AM


The Writer's Garret and Oil and Cotton []
are excited to announce Paper Explosions: Zine Camp 2012, an art and literature 
camp experience for youth ages 8 - 18.

Through Paper Explosions, your young adult will create his or her own zine, learning
the tools for written self-expression while exploring the art techniques behind 
zines and their production methods.  We are offering the camp twice: June 18 - 22
and July 16 - 20, from 1 - 4 PM. Each camp costs $150, and space will be limited.
If you act fast, your young artist could even join both weeks.

To double down on the summer art, your child can also join our partner camp Taking
It to the Streets []
with Dallas Contemporary [],
which will happen during the same weeks from 9 AM - 12 PM.  Parents can drop off
at the Dallas Contemporary at 9AM and pick up at Oil and Cotton at 4 PM. FREE TRANSPORTATION
from the Dallas Contemporary to Oil and Cotton will be provided by DART, and a healthy
lunch will also be included, with produce provided by Urban Acres [].

This summer, our students will explore their obsessions, define their margins, and
go viral, by hand.

To sign your student up, click HERE [].


The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of many

individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and
governmental agencies.

This season of educational programs and events
has been made possible by the following:

National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; M.B. and
Edna Zale Foundation; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions (;
Dallas AfterSchool Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; The Cattarulla
Fund of The Dallas Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob Myers Funds; and
our members, Board of Trustees, and Board of Sponsors.

(If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list,

please let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!)


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