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This Week on KERA: The Writers Studio with Candace Bushnell
The Writer's Garret

February, 2012

This Week on KERA: The Writers Studio with Candace Bushnell

The Writers Studio: Candace Bushnell
Vort Ting, Spring 2012
March Writers' Block on YA Fiction
Classes Beginning in April & May

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A Weekend with Paul Christensen
April 20 - 22

PAUL CHRISTENSEN [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109361584725&s=4558&e=001BEFS0EMNKOWH6Kc3IiOUpJsC4k2v8fohURQ3LAxQ3eEDdY95grCyz3Ck8TwRDkmFGaX-iJ6ZUKU5IFTUbnHmW3HukkwP2SLXSt11-KaIliZU31WYa5VbGvBlSRAR00hZ]
is the author of Strangers in Paradise: A Memoir of Provence (2007) and West of
the American Dream: An Encounter with Texas (2001) among his eighteen books. His
essay, "In Praise of Bluffing," received the first "Distinguished Prose" award
from Antioch Review. The short story, "Water," won the "Best Short Fiction" award
given by the Texas Institute of Letters. He has twice won the "Violet Crown Award"
for poetry from the Writers' League of Texas, and has been a featured writer in
numerous journals and reviews. He has conducted writing workshops around the country
and taught creative writing at Texas A&M University for over thirty years. He is
also a valued member of The Writer's Garret community, and we excited to welcome
him back to Dallas for a full weekend of literary activities.

Friday, April 20 2012, 7 PM

National Poetry Month Reading, featuring Paul Christensen, JP Reese & Andrea Witzke
Slot

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Saturday, April 21 2012

10 AM - 3 PM

Workshop: Writing the Creative Nonfiction Essay

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Sunday, April 22 2012

11 AM - 5 PM

Workshop: Writing the Novel: An Introduction

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THIS WEEK: ANOTHER NEW WRITERS STUDIO AIRS ON KERA (90.1)
This Thursday evening, February 23rd, @ 8 PM
This week, tune in to listen to "Sex and the City" creator and novelist CANDACE
BUSHNELL. Called by many "the Edith Wharton" of today's Big Apple, Bushnell has
traded the delicate China teacup and saucer for a pair of leopard-spotted Italian
pumps, sashaying her way to gender-truths beneath codified props and manners.

HOSTED BY CATHERINE CUELLAR & RANDY GORDON
Next week (March 1st, 8 PM): New York Times Bestselling Author of Behind Closed
Doors and Too Much of a Good Thing KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY.

The Writers Studio is presented In partnership with KERA
and Art&Seek

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VORT TING IS BACK!!!

Section 1: March 5, 12, 19, 26 2012

"Words, Words, Words: Shakespeare's Use of Language"
led by Jeff Gaba

Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest playwright in English history, and he created
some of the most memorable characters and explored some of the deepest themes in
literature. But he was, above all, a wordsmith; no one has ever used (or created)
words more effectively to achieve an end. This is an opportunity to discuss Shakespeare's
language, both in his plays and poems, and what Shakespeare can teach contemporary
writers about their craft. When we discuss Hamlet, for example, the focus will not
be on possible existential or feminist themes, but rather on the craft of the play:
how he fit the "word to the action, the action to the word."

Course Readings: Hamlet, portions of other plays (Love's Labour's Lost, The Winter's
Tale and King Lear), The Phoenix and the Turtle, and selected Sonnets.

JEFF GABA is a professor at the Dedman School of Law at SMU. He teaches environmental
law and has written numerous books and academic articles that focus on his main
interest-solid waste. He also has an abiding love of Shakespeare, and his article
on Eighteenth Century copyright issues in Shakespeare will be published soon in
the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Fortunately, neither solid waste nor the
Copyright Act of 1709 is likely to be discussed in this Vort Ting.

Section 2: April 2, 9, 16, 23 2012

"Trickster Tales"
led by Paul Sampson

Section 3: April 30, May 7, 14, 21 2012

"Howl and Usura: The Rhetoric and Sound of Pound and Ginsberg"
led by Greg Thompson

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Writers' Block
The ABCs of YA: Definitions and Distinctions
facilitated by Kristen Dickson
and Mandy Aguilar

Sunday, March 25 2012, 1 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

Join various members of The Writer's Garret community for an open discussion of
the most vibrant genres in publishing today: Young Adult Fiction. Learn about publishing
trends, gender and race issues, censorship, and writing for teens and twenty-somethings.
We will save time to discuss your favorite books: from contemporary romances, to
urban dystopias... and even vampires, werewolves, and magicians.

This event is FREE, but donations (large or small) are accepted and deeply appreciated.

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Classes Beginning in April & May
All classes meet at The Writer's Garret, 10809 Garland Road, Dallas TX, 75218

The Elements of Playwriting with Erin Ryan Burdette

4 weeks: Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2 2012

7 - 9 PM

The Elements of Fiction with Joe Milazzo

8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31 2012

7 - 9 PM

Mayborn Preparatory Class with Susannah Charleson

3 weeks: Saturdays, April 14, 28, and May 5 2012

1 - 5 PM

"Hey, What the Big Idea?": Getting Your Novel from Concept to Reality with Paul
Black

Wednesdays, May 9 - 23 2012

7 - 9 PM

The Landscape Thinks in Me: Conjuring the Spirit of Place In Poetry with Cyrus Cassells

Saturday, May 12 2012

10 AM - 5 PM (lunch break from 12 PM - 1 PM)
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VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
ALL OF YOU!

The Writer's Garret is made possible by the support of many

individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and
governmental agencies.

This season of educational programs and events
have been made possible by the following:

National  Endowment for the Arts; Paperbacks Plus; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young  Foundation; Harold Simmons Foundation; Texas Commission
on the Arts; M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation;  Target; R.L. & Phyllis Glazer Fund;
Heritage Auctions (HA.com); Dallas AfterSchool  Network; Big Thought; Gardere Wynne
Sewell, LLP; The Cattarulla Fund of The Dallas Foundation;  Calvert K. Collins Family
Foundation; donors to the Jack Myers and Jacob  Myers Funds; and our members, Board
of Trustees, and Board of Sponsors.

(If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list,

please let us know asap. We WANT to thank you!)

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