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Writer's Garret

October, 2014



The Elements of Creative Writing 



Thursdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 2014

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Writer's Garret 

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


Via both regular in-class writing exercises and reading discussions, this course offers a comprehensive overview on how to build and sustain a writing practice. "The Elements of Creative Writing" is designed to help novice writers appreciate how writing is both art and craft, and to give more experienced writers an opportunity to continue to hone and master essential skills. Participants will have ample opportunities to generate new writing and to participate in group critique.  


Please note: This course is a prerequisite for many of our other offerings.


JOE MILAZZO is the author of Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Productions) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books). He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing] and is the proprietor of Imipolex Press. A lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Dallas, Joe also serves as the Writer-in-Residence at The Writer's Garret, where he has offered a variety of popular courses over the last six years.   



  • Early Bird for Members: $140 
  • Members (Starting Sept. 30): $160
  • Others: $185  
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NOT A MEMBER? No worries. Join here and save $45 in registration fees (the price of the membership!)

Poetic Imitation and Innovation  


Logen CURE




Saturdays, Oct. 4, 18, & 25, 2014 (no class Oct. 11)

1 PM - 3 PM

The Writer's Garret 

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218  


Early Bird Registration ENDS THIS WEDNESDAY!


Imitation offers a poet a way to break out of habits and try new strategies. Writers at any level can benefit from this type of conscious practice. This course will explore imitation as a tool to discovery and increased poetic skill. Come prepared to create new work guided by published poems from a variety of poets and styles. Participating writers will have an opportunity to share model poems they admire and to imitate those specific models in class. The final session will be dedicated to formal workshop of writing generated by members of the class. Poems written in class will be discussed for their potential as original poems, not for their merit as imitations. 


LOGEN CURE is the author of a chapbook, In Keeping, published by Unicorn Press in 2008. Her writing also appears in Word Riot, Cactus Heart, IndieFeed: Performance Poetry, and elsewhere. An educator as well as a practicing poet, Logen earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

  • $90 Members.
  • $110 Others.
  • Members save $15 if registered by MIDNIGHT THIS WEDNESDAY!




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 The Elements of Creative Writing  

with Joe Milazzo  

Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 6, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM  

Saturdays, Oct 4, 11, & 25, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 


Wednesdays, Oct 22 - Nov 12, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM 


Saturdays, Nov 1 - 22, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 


How to Structure a Story

with Sanderia Faye

Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM 





Saturday Jan 24, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM 


 Poets Revising for Inspiration

with Sebastian H. Paramo

Wednesdays, Feb 11 - Mar 4, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


 Redeeming The Well-Made Story

with Cara Diaconoff

Mondays, Feb 16-Mar 9, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Writing from the Senses 

with Robin Myrick

Thursdays, Feb 19-Mar 5, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Science Fiction(s): Writing with Scientific Ideas

with Charissa N. Terranova

Mondays, Mar 23 - April 6, 2015 6:30-9:30 PM


Something Borrowed, Something Found:  

Documentary Writing and Methods 

with Robin Myrick

Thursdays, Apr 2-16, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM


Wreck it to Check it: A Crash Course in Fresh Methods, Conceptual Thinking, and Bold Experiments for Writers 

with Robin Myrick

Saturday May 30, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM


The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support 
of many individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits,

 educational institutions, and governmental agencies who understand the value of reading, writing, and the literary arts!


This season of educational programs and events  

has been made possible by the following: 


 National Endowment for the ArtsLucky Dog Books;  City of Dallas Office of Cultural AffairsGeorge and Fay Young FoundationTexas Commission on the Arts; Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;  

Heritage Auctions ( Publishers; Big Thought;  

Brookhaven College; Mike & Debra Decker; Gardere;  

Texas Instruments; Chase; Adolphus Hotel; Safeway;  

Donors to the Jack Myers & 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!) 




 Registration for Fall 2014  

& Spring 2015 Classes  

& Workshops


Now OPEN! 



Facebook HAIKU Contest

CASH prizes!

FREE entries for members

andNT Giving Day donors--

Running now until Oct. 14!



Dallas Youth Poets


1st & 3rd Saturdays 

with Joaquin Zihuatanejo 


1st Saturdays, 4-6 PM

at The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road

(enter door on the left)


3rd Saturdays, 4-6 PM

at Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff

633 W. Davis St.



Stone Soup Peer Critiques:


1st & 3rd Tuesdays 

Mixed Genre 

with Jim Dolan

7-9 PM
at Lucky Dog Books 
(next door to The Garret)

2nd Tuesdays Poetry 
with Christopher Soden
at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)



Saturdays (2nd & 4th) 



Prose & Poetry Stone Soup 

Peer Critique Workshop

with  Mark David Noble
10 AM - 12 PM
at The Writer's Garret
10809 Garland Road
(enter door on the left)




If you couldn't donate through North Texas Giving Day,

you can still join

or donate here now!







Community partners include 
Lucky Dog Books, the MAC, Highland Park Literary Festival, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Big Thought, SMU, MaybornLiterary Non-Fiction Conference, Arts & Letters Live / DMA, DISD, RISD, World Affairs Council, Poetry Society of Texas, PEN Texas, Carve Magazine, UNT, KERA, the Adolphus Hotel, DASN, Promise House,Trinity River Mission,Cancer Support Centers of North Texas, Vitruvian Park, Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas Youth Poets, and many others! 


 When you join 

The Writer's Garret, 

you join a whole community 

that values reading and writing.  



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