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The Writer's Garrett: A sure thing!
Writer's Garrett

May, 2010



THIS DERBY WEEKEND, BET ON A SURE THING:THE ENDURING VALUE OF LANGUAGE

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"If I was a betting man and I had to wager on who I thought would inherit the earth,
my money would be on the curious."

--Jim Coudal



Upcoming Events

Last Day! Dan Burns & Mayborn
Mary Anne Mayer Redmond

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The Writer's Garret's 2010 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; Harold Simmons Foundation;
Rebecca & Patrick DePole; Renee Rossi & Fred Duffy; Mike & Debra Decker; R.L. &
Phyllis Glazer Fund; Whole Foods; 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;
The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation; Calvert K. Collins Family Foundation;
Simon & Schuster; donors to the Jack Myers & Jacob Myers Funds; and our Board of
Trustees, Board of Sponsors, and Members.
If we have left anyone off, please email us atgen@writersgarret.org [mailto:gen@writersgarret.org]
We sure couldn't do it without you!

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Our Sponsors

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Creative Nonfiction Mayborn Prep Course with
Dan Burns (author of the Award-Winning Saving Ben)
George Getschow (May 8)
2 Meetings (NOTE: DATES HAVE CHANGED)


DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT WORK IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 1st!

Saturdays May 8 & June 5, 2010
12:30 PM - 5 PM
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus

We'll Definitely Give You an Edge at the Mayborn! Writers studying their craft at
The Writer's Garret continue to score big at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
Since starting these Pre-Mayborn Intensives, ALL of our writers have been accepted
into this highly competitive summer program at 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!

$85 Members / $125 Others

Pre-Registration required.

We must receive previously prepared work intended for Mayborn submission no later
than 5/1/10. Upon registering, send up to 20 double-spaced pages of prose via email
to gen@writersgarret.org [mailto:gen@writersgarret.org].
DAN BURNS won first place at the Mayborn in 2008 for his manuscript, "Wonderful
Son," detailing his experiences raising an autistic child, which later became the
best-selling memoir, Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism, published by UNT Press.
Saving Ben reached the number one Amazon sales rank in the special needs category
in September, 2009, and is into its third printing; People magazine calls it "a
great read." Dr. Burns is a veteran of Writer's Garret Stone Soup workshops and
coaches writers privately, bringing extensive experience in the tools and techniques
of fiction to non-fiction projects.
SPECIAL GUEST will be GEORGE GETSCHOW, Writer in Residence at the Mayborn Graduate
School of Journalism, University of North Texas. He'll provide an inside look at
this year's Conference as well as their national writing competition and their
narrative certification program, which includes a residential Writers Workshop in
Archer City, Larry McMurtry's physical and literary birthplace. It's a week-long
immersion experience in McMurtryland, and students will spend one day inside Larry
McMurtry's home, talking to the author about his writing life.
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VORT TING*
New Series Topic begins This MONDAY
May 3 - 24      7 PM - 9:30 PM

"Yehuda Amichai: Exploring Israel's

Best Known Generation I Poet,"
led by Valerie Taylor

Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista Dr., Dallas  75214

$15 per visit with advance RSVP
Members' discounts:

$50 each section
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Yehuda Amichai was of the first literary generation of the State of Israel and is
an unofficial national poet.  Well-known outside of Israel, Amichai's works are
translated into some 33 languages with English translations by noted translators
such as Ted Hughes, Benjamin and Barbara Harshav, and Stephen Mitchell.  We will
use readings by Amichai and other Israeli / Hebrew poets with additional source
material to locate Amichai within poetical trends, examine biography and influence,
and explore stylistic and thematic range. If you are a poet, inspirational or stylistic
"leveraging" into your poetry is encouraged, and we'll have opportunity to share
your work with the group. If you are not a poet or writer, the close study of his
work will prove enlightening and educational.



*"Vort Ting" is Danish for "Our Thing"
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Closures, Closing, and Presence:

a Poetry Workshop

with Mary Anne Mayer Redmond

Saturday, May 15th, 1 PM - 4 PM

Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
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$75 Members / $95 Others
Early Bird special for Members only: $65 if paid THIS FRIDAY (TODAY)
Pre-registration required. Work must be submitted no later than May 8 to be covered
in the class.

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for more information about the class and how to register.


Inspired by Jack Myers and his work, this 3-hour session explores poem closings,
life "closure," and perceptual presence & endash; and what, from this, we can bring
into our revision process. Each participant is requested to: 1) read "Closings,"
pp. 253-279 in The Portable Poetry Workshop; 2) by one week prior to our session,
send in a poem in any stage of revision &endash; one for which you'd like to explore
new possibilities for closing; and 3) bring to the session a favorite poem (by another
poet) which for you has an especially powerful closing.

MARY ANNE MAYER REDMOND received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College
in 1987, and a B.A. from Oberlin College with high honors in English, 1976. With
poetry published in various small press publications, Mary Anne has taught poetry-writing
/ appreciation at the graduate level at MIU in Iowa, continuing education classes
of Brookhaven, North Lake, and most recently The Writer's Garret.

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