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Writer's Garret

April, 2012

Happy Returns, New Voices, Amazing Stories

LAST CHANCE for April Workshops in Playwriting and Fiction!
THIS FRIDAY, April 6: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call @ Oil and Cotton
2012 MAYBORN PREPARATORY CLASS WITH BILL MARVEL. Manuscripts due April 
27

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VORT TING: Trickster
Tales
Starts APRIL 9
led by PAUL SAMPSON

Section 2: April 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2012

From the most ancient folk tales to the highest literary works, one figure appears
time and time again, wearing new disguises each time we see him. He is Trickster,
the shape-shifter, mischief-maker, god and demon, prophet and liar. Wherever we 
meet him, we find conflict and chaos, but he is the indispensable agent of change
that shows us how the world really works. We will read and discuss trickster tales
from many times and cultures in this four-session course. You may find Trickster
in surprising places-maybe within yourself!

PAUL SAMPSON has led Vort Ting classes on mythology, nature and science writing,
and the Mayan folk epic Popol Vu. He has published many essays and poems in print
and online, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Dirge in a Resolutely Major
Key (Unicorn Press).

Text will include Lewis Hyde's Trickster Makes This World, but all are encouraged
to bring their own favorite Trickster Tale!

* $20 for a single visit.
* MEMBER DISCOUNTS: $65 for 1 section, $120 for any 2 sections

To learn more, visit

The Writer's Garret website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rbCG1BT9upa_Ev8XQgZ8a_ck3b97K3dDOvVRwNb0VyLt4byO1zW_CYnknzx2MJP0FwexAPwd7wX57j4oECEpJmiAUCBwMDJ3Pcdqi0eAmu84jJph2z7-hk-YRkVAilwBrM=]
or email us at gen@writersgarret.org [mailto:gen@writersgarret.org].
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WRITERS' COMMUNITY AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (CAMP)
APPLICATIONS DUE
APRIL 24

Writers' CAMP is an alternative, non-credit creative writing program for adults 
that addresses the needs of writers too challenged by time and / or financial constraints
to pursue a traditional university degree.

CAMP participants work in small cohorts and, at advanced levels, one-on-one with
professional writers to develop craft, an artistic practice and a writer's sensibility.

Specialize in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, or explore all these genres.

Both cash payment and work-exchange options are available to cover tuition.

Spring 2012 Early Bird deadline to apply: April 24, 2012

To learn more, visit

The Writer's Garret website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rbCG1BT9upa_Ev8XQgZ8a_ck3b97K3dDOvVRwNb0VyLt4byO1zW_CYnknzx2MJP0FwexAPwd7wX57j4oECEpJmiAUCBwMDJ3Pcdqi0eAmu84jJph2z7-hk-YRkVAilwBrM=]
or email us at camp@writersgarret.org [mailto:camp@writersgarret.org].
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ACT FAST! LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
THE ELEMENTS OF PLAYWRITING
With Erin Ryan Burdette
ONLY 4 seats remaining!

4 weeks: Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2 2012, 7 - 9 PM

ERIN RYAN BURDETTE began her dramatic career as an actress, earning her BFA in Theater
(SMU) and MFA at UCSD's Professional Actor Training Program. Ms. Burdette is also
a freelance writer who has written for The Dallas Morning News as well as various
magazines and literary journals. She is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal
Non-Fiction Prize for Literary Excellence from the Mayborn Writers Conference of
the Southwest. In March 2012, Erin will return to Positano, Italy for the Sirenland
Writer's Conference, where she will be workshopping her novel in progress Casting
Charlotte.


* $120 Members.
* $150 Others.

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rbyxGvMsW1Ktg5x1dXwuyfCcgmcSf9l4_skh-Yi8DKkdJAcgpvJRDCdQp1riPhlFIJnl388sYN3dqO6kAYN-yu359PxANqsW8qmlcxiBGFAZs-4DZI558qq17Q25tQFhZCnje9RSHrXT9MhJ2nXpQKw]

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION
With Joe Milazzo
ONLY 3 seats remaining!

8 weeks: Thursdays, April 12 - May 31 2012, 7 - 9 PM

JOE MILAZZO [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rYEQQiOxjygJol538e2LREs5qw7Zlim28itislt04DysVkPUT4Hg3U-g4VSPm0r_5pRswx-oL2-NNX5PDClWbSd8jSnHS6fM0eIfna3pjSM3yWyrdTIhEQRWrqwZV9an0w=],
in addition to serving as Director of Community Education and Outreach at The Writer's
Garret, is co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rbXp5LwKSMbNIW39o-HIr4wJb83iTmFCZWgyGINEOfxxWIx4wecRP5jZES_VFlz4dhwQYynDiMrUif-KzXuzuwQ36CL3FLlzZmI_hlREqRZUA==],
co-editor of the online journal [out of nothing] [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rYuMzK6GwRaqYmOplqeqAsco7OYJa9FdO4iDeXO7GTCTjf7s6VCHUlurrdgaVpGeb4xelQRnI2c8bzfb8yiTH1QSybHxgdQ0C5LLo_mASBXwg==],
Assistant Managing Editor for Black Clock [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rZKEg0NKB0NmbJeI8XPFPpBFdIZc_z3vOCsb_X1W_WuHrUs7UosDJVzruKQxhxtOk5zyjpqtUFY7YQ3iHk0X8Or9lBhpx7NFrAMU28u43F_8A==],
proprietor of Imipolex Press, and author of The Terraces (Das Arquibancadas) (Little
Red Leaves Textile Series [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7ra42HR7rZUmQLHSjdaRgKRIo3s75xmZDnWSXLktJmvjfY0IAi_0lxyBpnVguasqOK8CupewBJCG6be7yPhfAOMijXyKdJdCFqkiBncH9_tVUw==],
2012). His writings have appeared in Electronic Book Review, The Dallas Morning 
News, HTMLGiant, Antennae, Drunken Boat, Super Arrow, H_NGM_N, Black Clock, and 
elsewhere.


* $150 Members.
* $180 Others.

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001iHN3ve8s7rZPFRXiGRiALx0z8pqeftI3AMLk9JZov0dgbrmhKcWSiJDQD6mm7bx5F9dNUMsaAGpF_GAKgFyFdkB6Li-Dr--y0Ft5VgOYZ6l4a3w0rz2Fc8SQO2BAV2rH4pTDiAed3wwUhwamIP49t0OYYQ0Lnp0F]

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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THIS FRIDAY!
Reading: Dan Boehl & Ryan Call

Friday, April 6 2012, 7 PM

Oil And Cotton [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1109352459031&s=0&e=0013Cb7_s9MgdFUXUgzpR3DCXGPe10W2trZS63dV02peHb6BA6K4eYEW2lXQzobnuSoAZjnvTBW_AftKmqerw8ZBSgYg9V4NGkn12BUIC_cjns=]

837 W. 7th Street, Dallas 75208

214-988-9189

DAN BOEHL is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which
put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs
de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost, and he has self-published a middle
grade novel, Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt, on the Amazon Kindle. He writes
copy for the University of Texas at Austin.

Read a review of Dan's Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre HERE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=hd6cbpjab.0.kayvbpjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0751&p=http%3A%2F%2Fcoldfrontmag.com%2Freviews%2Fpoems-les-miseres-et-les-mal-heurs-de-la-guerre]
(courtest of coldfront).

RYAN CALL is the author of The Weather Stations (Caketrain). His stories appear 
in Mid-American Review, New York Tyrant, Conjunctions, Annalemma and  elsewhere.
The recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, he teaches  English and coaches
cross country at a high school in Houston.

Read an excerpt from Ryan's The Weather Stations HERE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=hd6cbpjab.0.layvbpjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0751&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.conjunctions.com%2Fwebcon%2Fcall10.htm]
(courtesy of Conjunctions).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO RSVP,

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE! [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=hd6cbpjab.0.w6bitnjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0751&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2Fprograms%2Freading-series%23boehl-call]
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2012 MAYBORN PREPARATORY CLASS
WITH BILL MARVEL
MANUSCRIPTS DUE APRIL 27

3 weeks: Saturdays, May 5, May 19, and June 2 2012

1 - 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. This course 
will cover strategies for ensuring Mayborn submissions are to a high content, professional,
and competitive standard, as well as how to get the most out of workshop sessions
and the dos and don'ts of pitching manuscript projects to agents at the conference.
Previously prepared work intended for Mayborn submission must be submitted prior
to meeting.

Please note: It is recommended that you have taken "Elements of Creative Writing,"
"Creative Nonfiction I," "Creative Nonfiction II," or an equivalent before enrolling
in this course.

Pre-work required: Please email 20 double-spaced pages MAX of material (an essay,
a chapter or section from a nonfiction work-in-progress, etc.) by 6 PM, Friday, 
April 27 2012. Please send your work as an MS Word .doc or RTF attachment to gen@writersgarret.org
[mailto:gen@writersgarret.org].

Veteran journalist and freelance writer BILL MARVEL has been involved with the Mayborn
Literary Non-Fiction Conference as judge and workshop leader from its inception 
in 2005. In addition to his work for several newspapers, he has written for D Magazine,
American Heritage, Smithsonian, Horizon, American Way, Southwest Spirit and other
publications. He is co-author, with R.V. Burgin, of Islands of the Damned: A Marine
at War in the Pacific, and author of A Mighty Fine Road: The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Island Railroad. Bill has taught before at The Writer's Garret and at UNT's
Mayborn School of Journalism.


* $125 Members.
* $150 Others.
* Members save $10 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of April 20 2012.

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=hd6cbpjab.0.kbznipjab.ctqzkybab.4558&ts=S0751&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.writersgarret.org%2Fprograms%2Fclasses%23mayborn]

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
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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
has been made possible by the following:

National Endowment for the Arts; Lucky Dog Books; City of Dallas Office of Cultural
Affairs; George and Fay Young 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; 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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