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Beat the Heat with Indoor Camps!
Writer's Garret

July, 2016 


Check out 

 all these summer camps 

The Writer's Garret 

has to offer!


 Special Discount Codes for Educators, Veterans, and Those Impacted by Cancer 


Register now!

All classes are limited to only 20 spots.   

Early Bird deadline quickly approaching!



Zine Camp Session 1: $90 

 Zine Camp Session 2: $90

Video Camp: Summer Sale! $90 


Slam Camp: Summer Sale! $70  


 College Entrance Essay Camp: Summer is HERE Sale! $50


ALL Summer Camps for Combined Discount: BEST DEAL! Summer is HERE Sale: $300





of DATES: July 29-Aug. 6





Drema Hall Berkheimer 

Alan Birkelbach 

Nathan Brown 

Allison Hedge Coke 

Karla K. Morton 

Weina Randel

Lori Riesenbichler 

Renee Rossi 

Tim Seibles


and many others...


Stay tuned!




Stone Soup Critique Groups





1st & 3rd Tuesdays 

Mixed Genre 

with Jim Dolan

7-9 PM

at Lucky Dog Books  

(next door to The Garret)


2nd Tuesdays Poetry 

with Jolee Davis

7-9 PM

at Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff

911 W Jefferson Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75208


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)






Watch for BETA-Testing  

of our new on-line programming with


Logen Cure   

Ellen Myers Fontana  

Joe Milazzo 

Robin Turner 


and a faculty of more than 40 acclaimed writers

and poets coming soon,  



 Tony Ardizzone

Alfred Corn

Owen Eggerton  

Shilpi Gowda  

Garrett Hongo

Richard Jackson 

Rex McGee 

Molly Moynahan 

Josip Novakovich 

 Victoria Redel  

Sanderia Faye Smith 

Ellen Sweets  

Bruce Weigel


and many others!





Work-Exchange Opportunities!






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Help us change minds. Literally.

Ten ways reading and writing make you happier, healthier, 

and downright smarter.







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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Beat the Heat Indoors at
The Coolest Summer Camps!
The Writer's Garret 2016 Kids'
Summer Camps:

Monday-Friday July 18-22, 1-4 PM
The Writer's Garret, 10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
With video websites and smartphone apps growing, spreading, and influencing our society daily, the age of amateur short film is upon us. Video Camp is a five-day immersion into the world of film-making, including collaboration in writing a script or song for performance in a short film. Together, summer campers will plan shots and storyboards, cast roles, rehearse, film, and edit the video. Each filmmaker will experience the value of imagination and dramatization, while learning various aspects of performance and improvisation.
Come out and enjoy the fun and learning with Video Camp -- and leave with a film created by your team!
  • $75 Cool Summer Sale! (if registered by Monday, July 18)
  • $160 Non-Member (after Monday, July 18)
  • Members $115 (after Monday, July 18)
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Zine Camp
 with Lisa Huffaker
For ages 10-19
Voted "Best Kids' CAMP" (out of over 300 camps in DFW) 
by the Dallas Observer!
Monday-Friday, 1-4 PM
Session 2: July 25-29 
The Writer's Garret, 10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218 
In Zine Camp, your young adult (ages 10-19) will create his or her own "zine," a uniquely realized, individual magazine of creative work. Each hands-on camp will explore self-expression and artistic (and ecologically-friendly) techniques behind zines and their production. Ranked #1 "Best Kids' CAMP by The Observer.  
  • $90 Cool Summer Sale! (if registered by Monday, July 25)
  • $160 Non-Member  (after Monday, July 25)
  • Members $115 (after Thursday, June 30Monday, July 25)

Session 1, Monday-Friday June 20-24, 1-4 PM
Taught by musician, poet, and artist Lisa Huffaker, who brings a one-of-a-kind, art-and-literature, camp experience. Learn more here.

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Session 2, Monday-Friday July 25-29, 1-4 PM 
Instructor Robin Turner is a poet, teaching artist, and longtime literacy outreach worker in Dallas-area schools, youth shelters, museums, and community centers. Learn more here.
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Saturday, July 23, 1-4 PM
The Writer's Garret, 10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
Open to students of all ages wanting to learn those special skills behind writing a superior college-level essay. We will study sample essays; learn structure, paragraph-development, compelling phrasing, and what should and shouldn't be included; brainstorm potential topics; and, finally, produce a polished essay for college applications (for ApplyTexas and Common App). Learn more here.

  • $50 Cool Summer Sale! (if registered by Saturday, July 23)
  • $125 Non-Member  (after Saturday, July 23)
  • Members $80 (after Saturday, July 23)
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Not a member? No worries. You can join here!
Horacio Elizondo

Saturday July 30th, 1-4 PM
10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218
Slam poet and teacher Horacio Elizondo will lead this upbeat poetry camp. Through interactive exercises, quick drafts, writing prompts, and modeling, participants will get a first-hand look at how to create an astonishing performance or slam poem. Words will leap off the page through voice as we give life to poetry. Your young writer will get a first hand look at how to create an astonishing performance or slam poem. Learn more here.

    • $70 Cool Summer Sale! (if registered by Saturday, July 30)
    • $140 Non-Members (after Saturday, July 30)
    • Members $95 (after Saturday, July 30)

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Not a member? No worries. You can join here!

  • Educators (including WINS instructors) and their families can receive 100% off with Code "Educate" (no quotation marks)
  • Veterans and their families can use the Code "US" (no quotation marks) for 100% off registration courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts
  • Those whose lives have been directly and deeply impacted by Cancer (self or member of nuclear family) can use code "BigC" (no quotation marks) for 100% off registration, also courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts
The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of many individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, 
educational institutions, and governmental agencies who believe in 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 BooksCity of Dallas Office of Cultural AffairsTexas Commission on the ArtsTarget; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund; Heritage Auctions ( Publishers;  Big ThoughtCommunities Foundation of Texas; Mike & Debra Decker; Gardere; 

Enterprise Holdings Foundation; Safeway; Amazon Smile; 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 listplease let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!) 


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