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Texas State University

October, 2014

Poetic Imitation & Innovation  


Logen CURE



Saturdays, Oct. 18 & 25, 2014 

1 PM - 4 PM

The Writer's Garret 

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218  



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 RiotCactus HeartIndieFeed: 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. Early Bird -- $15 OFF if registered by THIS FRIDAY.
  • $110 Others.
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If your life has been impacted by Cancer, 
you may use code Big C to take either or both courses for FREE
(courtesy of the Texas Commission on the Arts).
On-Line audits available for Logen Cure's course -- 
so follow the course from anywhere!

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

Creating the Poem


Sebastián H. Páramo




Wednesdays, October 22 - November 12, 2014

7 PM - 9 PM

10809 Garland Road, Dallas, 75218 


Do you feel that you are stuck writing the same poem over and over again? This generative workshop is designed to encourage participants to find new ways of channeling the poetic impulse and giving that impulse form. Special consideration will be given to the topics of line, syntax, diction, tone, and music. Poems from other authors will be explored, modeled and built upon via class discussion and in-class writing prompts. Each week, participants will also be given a writing exercise to complete and share in class for workshop. 

Please note: all participants must have previous workshop experience. 


SEBASTIÁN H. PÁRAMO is the founding editor of the online journal The Boiler. His own writing has appeared in upstreetThe North American ReviewTampa Review OnlineLunch TicketThe Oklahoma Review. and 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. Early Bird --Save $15 through Tues., Oct. 14
  • $140 Others.
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Saturdays, Oct 18 & 25, 2014 1:00-4:00 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