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Writer's Garret

November, 2014

1st & 3rd Saturdays 


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.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 
Mixed Genre 
with Jim Dolan

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


2nd Tuesdays Poetry  
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!


Take $25 off if you are a student, educator, or supporter of a partner organization (KERA, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 
Highland Park Literary Festival, Promise House, SMU, 
UTD, Friends of the Library, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection,
 Trinity River Mission, Deep Vellum Publishing, Big Thought, or Brookhaven College). 
 Use Code Educate.

 If your life has been directly impacted by Cancer, you may use code 

BigC to take either or both courses for FREE 

(Courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts; restrictions apply*).


 For more information, call 214-828-1715 or email here



The Elements of Creative Writing


Joe Milazzo




Wednesdays, January 21 - February 25, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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.


  • $160 Members.
  • $185 Others.
  • Members save $20 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of January 12, 2015. 


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Storytelling for Nonprofits and Grant Writers


Robin Myrick




Saturday January 24, 2015

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


As many nonprofits find out the hard way-by losing grants, opportunities, or constituents-it's not always enough to do good and assume the public understands your value. An organization also has to be ready to translate its work into ideas and images that engage, enlighten, and persuade those it seeks to reach. Good storytelling is fundamental to demonstrating a nonprofit's merits and needs, especially when speaking directly to those who can provide the kind of support that allows an organization to serve its community well.


This course is designed for anyone working in the nonprofit world who is responsible for communicating the mission, ideas, or impact of programs / projects / services to an audience whose positive response is critical. Students will come away with a better understanding of how to tailor their writing to specific situations and readers nonprofits regularly encounter, leaning to tell bigger stores in fewer words, and to craft effective narratives demonstrating the essential value of their organizations.


Please note: this course focuses exclusively on the craft and strategy of writing; it is not designed to assist in finding grant opportunities or identifying other funding sources. Please visit for some great resources concerning those topics.


ROBIN MYRICK is a writer, visual artist, and educator based in Dallas, Texas. She also spent two decades in the nonprofit world, working as a consultant, grant writer, and program manager. She holds an MFA in Writing and Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts, and is completing her doctorate in Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas. She has also taught creative writing at UT Dallas, and through the Community Arts Partnership at Calarts. She is currently a member of the art faculty at Eastfield College, and the Art Editor of Reunion: The Dallas Review.


  • $90 Members.
  • $110 Others.
  • Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of January 16, 2015.


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Poets Revising for Inspiration


Sebastian H. Paramo




Wednesdays, February 11 - March 4, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 


This workshop will focus on one of the more important skills in writing: revision. We will go beyond taking out a line or changing a word and focus on new angles for revision. We will give ourselves rules to force ourselves to be creative and break free again. Our pieces will focus on finding their best form and way of retelling what we want to say. Students will be required to bring in three poems to revise, and our final class will focus on preparing a revised piece for submission. 

Please note: all participants must have previous workshop experience.


SEBASTIAN H. PARAMO is the founding editor of the online journal 
The Boiler. His own writing has appeared in upstreetThe North American ReviewTampa Review OnlineLunch TicketThe Oklahoma Reviewand elsewhere. A Vermont Studio Center resident, Sebastián is also a graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, where he served as co-director of the 2012 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival.  


  • $120 Members.
  • $140 Others.
  • Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of January 30, 2015. 


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The Elements of Creative Writing
with Joe Milazzo
Wednesdays, Jan 21 - Feb 25, 2015 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Saturday Jan 24, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM  


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


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


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 - Apr 6, 2015 6:30 - 9:30 PM


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


 Wreck It to Check It: A Cresh Course in Fresh Methods, Conceptual Thinking, and Bold Experiments for Writers
with Robin Myrick

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


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