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Spring Forward in Time to Write!
Writer's Garret

March, 2015


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)



Help us change minds. Literally.

Early Bird Registration ENDS 


SCIENCE FICTION(s): Writing with Scientific Ideas


Charissa N. Terranova




Mondays, March 23 - April 6, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218



Science Fiction(s): Writing with Scientific Ideas

If we take the phrase "science fiction" in its most literal sense, we find an area of invention that is a bit more expansive than stories of extraterrestrials, planetary exploration, and otherworldly intrigues. This is not in any way to diminish the bountiful convention of such imaginative forays into fiction writing, but rather to open up the genre as it plays more fundamentally on the word "fiction," from the Latin fingere, meaning "to form." 

The goal we will pursue in this course is to use scientific ideas in order to stake out new terrains of thinking. From this perspective we might think of the field in the plural as "science fictions" in order to tease out a broader scope of writing formed and informed by scientific ideas. Examples include but are not limited to: science journalism, cultural studies theory, new media theory, philosophies of science, the history of science, art and architectural history borne on scientific ideas, traditional science fiction, short fantasy fiction, and realist and/or historic fiction in which scientific ideas carry the plot.


Charissa N. Terranova is Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She lectures and teaches seminars on art and architectural history, theory, and criticism and media and new media theory. As a scholarly writer and freelance curator / critic she works both nationally and internationally. She is the author of Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image 1920-1970 (forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, London) and Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art (UT Press, 2014).
  • $120 Early Bird (Members ONLY, if registered before Monday 3/16) 
  • $175 Others
  • $145 Members (after Monday, 3/16)
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Take an additional $25 off if you are an educator, 
including our very own WINS Instructors: 
 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 


Telling the TRUTH: Impacting Your Writing 

with Life & Experience 


Allison Hedge Coke




Saturday, April 18, 2015

1 - 5  PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 



Telling the Truth: Impacting Your Writing with Life & Experience

So what IS the duty of the writer? Aren't all poems and memoirs "truth"? Doris Lessing described fiction as being more truthful than life itself. When we hear an extraordinary tale, why does it matter to us, as readers or audience, that the story was "totally true"?


Whether you are a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, screen / plays, or poetry, this course will help you get past your own hesitations to find the integrity residing inside your work. Sometimes it is about finding the most compelling angle to tell your story, or, surprisingly, leaving something out. 


Exercises will help you to learn to trust the reader and yourself, while letting the truth propel your work forward. Not unlike a gifted karate master, success lies in channeling the energy of reality, not in necessarily being stronger than an opponent. The writer who can masterfully channel the energy of the truth can and will have a lasting impact on any reader.


American Book Award winner, Allison Hedge Coke, is the author of Dog Road Woman and Off-Season City Pipe (poetry); Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer, a memoir; and Blood Run, a verse-play. Hedge Coke has edited eight additional collections, including Sing: Poetry of the Indigenous Americas and Effigies. She has cropped tobacco and worked fields, waters, and factories.


  • $45 Early Bird (Special Members-only discount if registered by 4/3 ).
  • $85 Others.
  • Members $68 (after April 3). 
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Other SPRING 2015 



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


May 2-3, 2015 (TBA)

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




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