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Poetry Now and CNF Later!
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April, 2009

The Garret Weekly Gazette

"Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity, and he will set fire to the world." --Saint-Exupery
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Currently offered...
Poetry starts This Week
Writers' Block & AfterWords and Russian Poetry
Creative Nonfiction with Stephanie Elizondo Griest
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The Writer's Garret's 2009 Spring season is made possible by our chief supporters and partners:

Paperbacks Plus; National Endowment for the Arts; City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Texas Commission on the Arts; Humanities Texas / NEH; Today Foundation / Today Newspapers; George and Fay Young Foundation; James and Gayle Halperin Foundation / Heritage Auction Galleries; ArtsPartners / Young Audiences; Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP; Adolphus Hotel; Mesquite Arts Council; Energy Production Corporation (EPCO); Wukasch Foundation; Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation; Random House (Knopf / Vintage / Anchor); Simon & Schuster; Penguin; FSG (Picador);  Chronicle Books; and our Board of Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and members.

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We sure couldn't do it without you!

Poetry Writing Workshop
with Toni Manning Holland 
March 26-April 30
6:30-9 PM 
In this six-week class / workshop learn to anchor your feelings and ideas by compressing and elevating language that connects with others.
TONI M. HOLLAND teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she specializes in poetry and poetics. She is the recipient of both a Scholar Award and an Academy of American Poets' University Award, first-runner up. Since then, she's attended poetry residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
Recommended taken Introduction to Creative Writing or equivalent
$165 Members / $195 Others    
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas, TX  75214  
ChinatownposterCOMING NEXT WEEK!

Writers' Block 
"Round Robin" talk on CHINATOWN and other great literary films in Tribute to another successful year of AFI Dallas!
Sunday, April 5, 1-2:30 PM   
Join Garret Founder and E.D. Thea Temple, members, critics, AFI filmgoers, and you, for this "Round Robin" discussion. With a little bit of wine and cheese and thee, we'll all share our passions and insights into our favorite "literary" film, whether it be an original screenplay or a book adaptation.
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas TX  75214

FREE, but we love donations! 
"Vort Ting" * presents 
20th Century Russian Poets
led by JOAN CANBY 

Four Mondays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27
7-9:30 PM Anna Akhmatova  
The poetry of Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstrom, Joseph Brodsky and Marina Tsvetayeva will be read and discussed. Each student will be encouraged to bring one poem of his own to class each week that is inspired by the week's reading.

JOAN CANBY is an educator in the community college system in Dallas. She teaches both English and the Humanities. She was a 2007 MFA graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has had her poetry published in the Honolulu Advertiser, Thema, and Beginnings.  
*"Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing"
Members pay $50 for the series
or $15 per visit with advance RSVP
to 214-828-1715
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas TX  75214
Stephanie Griest
Save BIG
if registered by April 3!
Creative Nonfiction Workshop with
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Saturday, April 18
11 AM-5 PM
(Single Day Intensive)
STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST has mingled with the Russian Mafiya, polished propaganda in China, and belly danced with rumba queens in Cuba. These adventures inspired her memoirs Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana, Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines, and the guidebook 100 Places Every Woman Should Go. She won the 2007 Richard J. Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting and was inducted into PEN in 2008.  She will be one of the keynote speakers at the Mayborn this year.
Recommended taken Intro to Creative Writing, Fiction or Creative Nonfiction I or II, or equivalent
$90 Members / $120 Others     
Members save $10 by registering
by the Early Bird Deadline of 4 / 3

THEN, take one more:
Pre-Mayborn Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Sunday, April 19, 11 AM-5 PM    
Writers studying their craft at The Writer's Garret continue to score big at the nationally recognized Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the University of North Texas. Many of our writers have received publication through the conference, even taking the # 1 spot in this highly competitive  summer program. Previously prepared work intended for Mayborn submission must be submitted prior to meeting, no later than 4/13, call 214-828-1715 or email for details.
NOTE: Recommended taken Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction or Creative Nonfiction I or II, or equivalent

$100 Members / $130 Others  
Members save $10 by registering by the Early Bird Deadline of 4 / 3
Members may take both workshops for $165 (save $15); with an additional $15 early bird discount if registered by 4 / 3

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The Writers Studio has been called the "Best" original literary series in Dallas by both D Magazine and the Observer. Past authors have included Alice Walker, Umberto Eco, Joan Didion, Junot Diaz, and others.
 Richard Price
April 21 
Listen to Richard Price talk
about his Clockers on NPR

Eric Bogosian
May 19


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