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Our Weekend with Paul Christensen
Writer's Garret

April, 2012


Our Weekend with Paul Christensen

National Poetry Month Reading THIS FRIDAY
Weekend Workshops (Essay & Novel) with Paul Christensen
Early Bird Deadlines END THIS FRIDAY

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Eastfield Literary and Fine Arts Festival
April 16 - 21


The Writer's Garret is proud to be a co-sponsor of this year's readings, workshops,
and presentations. We are excited to announce that several of our affiliate writers
and artists will again be featured at this year's festival.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

Alan Gann [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulBHW8tObNmahfiAaVADinVyyRioD_TniiChXetSsetKTJISFjcyCiTC2bQR0zKBLFdwlJRafnW4zY-wN440kL0ocqfpFQCEoqtbzcb6Ba7u3qcTCTYvQg5_8rpVvwXvoWferigHQ8dHa0CneF1NKaoL]

Corey Marks [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulA8qOreWYLFqHW2-t4AzkudLAyMgwDCAOI-BM-vR-zcZ4zQ9VA07PstWVG1ScBQ2A-2uKWvf3IrmkYXZIrAVkdOH3bfFXlZwg5pfSZa7HmPFQLK0mEe7WH4HjcTDico5dWEMDAMDErAdZRIleWJ0HmbaFrGlzQpWlM=]

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Joe Milazzo [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulAsoeZg1w_OpS2sUjtfXewDkMU1H-RNCGgatMUA3I45W1KXw_gQvCvEhnPh25mMpYeYa3D0z7-TIxERUj7HjYVV6OT0aGma2Fy8fAdGuxjKfHBFTK3WVQgoETxnzNeC1-RGbfg8tCbhKEnDbWG7MmX1-NN6wmdhSps=]
& Jen Hofer [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCQg6Czi1iZrLnVG6S6s6jTGhiF-lghGbWAoJHbgzuAsj0YKpA92Ft_EEsbWSEmivMmMqpyZU2yesCi4F4CtXwXPk_xGokXro5pTn8s0LTy7YkUy6rnkY4_gv5keM3Qg_IHwNZlYpiZlnIMSrnOQvqH]

Glen Pourciau [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulA1G0-QuB0aIK0LmxEIjUFTlhYXZASOviSD-Smx0ulNEf80ybSBGDtm9lufauQyN8lyBr_W7Nos9KjKgBWWCbVPVQberGEIPh-CDEbIinBwemPXKxCnGH0mKxZyu_7QhEZHTPkK2GFcRZp_T_8YXUakXVvcD1ajgCQ=]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Erin Ryan Burdette [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulAceNAYjsyA0mcip8Ya42VmLIrQARHMbWAfi34qYySu6swlnaMMksp1NwiIyt2ksG6g7JSpE6lDyNAyTB7S6tUiMBu4lAGPoTOJq5S55TDYbJLDAkB0cCBv4slgnSD4mcTXvlozTHRCJhwXGVSSkr-cdULGagt4i7E=]

Robin Myrick [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulAIoifStCmkW4rCLbWWadgfa6Xh5fsnkMWQqUa7AENOugMTz6OTuSsRfsC6kZ9WWqVXxzrmLd_-ksrzLiUkThW1UDmALXyLZfBCl0X-I0JySm3HJCyHAOrJmrDKis_PoBddEpe1p_35Y1yegspN8fAyUDgSFLUDW8I=]

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Merritt Tierce [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCE6c_OAaYFCAqhFB1j1IYll1nAk8FCEHq7jnUburTA1gCvxQ1E5_1dwZAdeSlQQZL5VciX5DAATnzYCp2lpJlPOqP0SFGD0ChpLGwJhLAZIm6ErZt7S_EZygbQlyhOh0LtYb5vKQzV9o2OPufUzfITEslm6wUeBrM=]

Diane Sikes [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulDGODe1hCC4xeEEvi-SCK2ORAuoEv79iXubtZaijHLbmzVfZ6UwoXm4oRDCJDVVEPMmmL5BiPunZvlBTs11yI3OnvyIhR584GPNm0i4pTmfXU9i1jf8fc90TqYDwiy40fUaz8iesrBHTlVBYm-7BLzA-YSPKk0zCDg=]

JP Reese [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulD5jhxlSBTlze5tCaJT6J3vwV2E3fr8wvL_gmXYHpwRQYav9wUQGpRqxGaGPu8FgLyJdvTVhVR2wDFEtTvBw-ARPB8u1ZAz9R7OX5ZwsL_xLbBgPXvedQy_7msgX1xqEqpsLVqCXE6ZRqipEkM8k05l]

To view the full schedule and learn more, visit

the Festival website [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulANxQycorxihUG_yROnhmbDT-BvpZqyj7PDfQWjpXDmODtdYpRm-B4i6fGuBlsfiMtwEWuEJHndt8dV3W7fjBg-RN142YL0r7uW3e387JcdwsjHlMqfqOgNWs-tNlAZw_ExJylwsl8FPCXze6mstmeJ]
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Writers' Community And Mentorship Program (CAMP)
EARLY BIRD 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=001p6quxXikulAnumjzOohdO71w9EI1PpDu3A1Kd94iGrC88ep95VNUGR9zoF52D1LHr9iyi5bUJQEAF6GJXngxipGwtZt32lcZoFhNHwK1UyT7T7P-AODV3M2x4AKH2MofsF1RPzpaJZc=]
or email us at camp@writersgarret.org [mailto:camp@writersgarret.org].
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National Poetry Month Reading
Featuring Paul Christensen, JP Reese,
& Andrea Witzke Slot
and Honoring Carol Bardoff (who is leaving Dallas)

Friday, April 20, 7 PM

The Writer's Garret

10809 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

PAUL CHRISTENSEN [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulA66h4KeQ0s7O8DmRiBgpB6eB2Z7zjpG0xrTx5WYXf9-P6e0q9hzp7iNzmLVeU_8YjKh7O5KV5strsmR3TCOA06maMA-zf45hJ7AvqNUlbCRsxoKGofgJSw]
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
most recent volume of poems, The Human Condition (2011), is a finalist for the 
Texas Institute of Letters' Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry. He has twice
won the "Violet Crown Award" for poetry from the Writer's League of Texas, and has
been a featured writer in numerous journals and reviews.

JP REESE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCCIrdIK9MIVk7yBceotrVNnxwy3lTMcssjT7zgHOc4VjNxswSFGmlk4E92CTORPsX0SmojBEgW78D7FcVqccAp7NFYqkEb033MaW_w0XnTbg==]
is a poetry editor for THIS Literary Magazine and Associate Poetry Editor for Connotation
Press: An Online Artifact. Reese's poetry chapbook, Final Notes, is available from
Naked Mannekin Press.

ANDREA WITZKE SLOT [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulBf7eFpbG-qnxblt5dC34PZ_XpwyQOZ2JshgHk9LD83RNoKcEp0qsRMaueE8N8QHLPMRayYw8a0V6rgAXUgCr5phl5Mg0FcjEgx-mOcEdSL3-ISdwj_aTXv]
is the author of To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012). Her work has appeared
in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Translation Review, and The Pacific Review,
among other print and online journals. She teaches at the University of Illinois
at Chicago and is an associate editor at Rhino Poetry as well as the book review
editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal.
We are also taking this National Poetry Month reading to honor one of our dearest
poetry friends, CAROL BARDOFF. A talented poet, Carol has been part of our family
for many years, having served as a Garret employee, grant writer, student, instructor,
volunteer, and supporter extraordinaire. In a few weeks, she will be leaving Dallas
to move back home to San Francisco. We will VERY MUCH miss her. PLEASE JOIN US IN
BIDDING HER FAREWELL!

This event is FREE and open to the public, but donations
(large or small) are accepted and deeply appreciated.
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TWO SEPARATE Weekend Workshops:
Creative Nonfiction & Novel-Writing
with MASTER AUTHOR
PAUL CHRISTENSEN

Writing the Creative Nonfiction Essay

Saturday, April 21, 10 AM - 3 PM

ONLY 2 SEATS REMAINING FOR THIS WORKSHOP!


* $70 Members
* $100 Others

Click here to learn more [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCawGVuk4lFesYkrcuE-CsAWz0DcrTMNNepncm2grGggtpeAijUFTDXYvEUMbRsCOJO0HDAfqm9MAO_bNUG58lInwFxVkxySaxwjyreZyfrcrfovtZFhDznmxRtFDXSwbZCQ53H3nx2Y4pX9Tz0awXM]

Click here to register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulB2RlSn7OFW94MOVXjmfYV-rpH7-2tR1pHY_w7KAHK8ZsA4TibJWRCBZIXaPyKHcXV1sUDs61Ibzx5_jsjwQrss96ReaBxTUPR4kYtQdZFzl5ijt_vWWyKTEFwKe-LkFv4=]

Writing the Novel: An Introduction
Sunday, April 22, 11 AM - 5 PM

ONLY 3 SEATS REMAINING FOR THIS WORKSHOP!


* $85 Members
* $115 Others

Click here to learn more [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulBAS1XxW2zFulEh1kbTxEI4sZyWwkyWPL72qt5jm7gQ5WKwELMzGKeZ7Tj8XUX-ZLR_Zg9SL6NSm8uoEpjzdLVI8810tvGZAW29p8iamR_XBTFXnZfreLItxrytZmFD5tNTLPhmypGeZgKizeYYFCPh]

Click here to register [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulB0jA0WJtveLqu5zgqsf7XlwoYzpk2lJtk543ubNsdsGM0UmA2d2-c4kAsRezJmQxl2Wp5o1WNuhHIsird8GPYL51U5CXqU1ooO6R8sz7_bTVt5CJ4kaKUbcesbN6zNrRw=]
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LAST CHANCE FOR DISCOUNTS:
Two Early Bird Deadlines END
THIS FRIDAY, April 20!

PREPARE, POLISH, & PUBLISH
Your PROSE
with Award-Winning Essayist / Journalist
(and past Mayborn Judge)
BILL MARVEL
Interested in polishing and publishing creative nonfiction? GET YOUR CREATIVE NONFICTION
(Personal essay) READY FOR The Mayborn Conference [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCnlCYz_p59nh3KxxPkYUkMUSG4t7DE4fq84vIlpdqSNb_BN61tskYF7j4wDCI3LmyhcWZqtU2Pfifq-tOw8fQbscIJByzfL30SlZ_FT1dMeZd0S-YD6GfXARzOlJfdous=]
this summer. Each year, our writers SCORE BIG with awards, publications, and even
book contracts.  Don't know about the world-famous Mayborn? Click here [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCnlCYz_p59nh3KxxPkYUkMUSG4t7DE4fq84vIlpdqSNb_BN61tskYF7j4wDCI3LmyhcWZqtU2Pfifq-tOw8fQbscIJByzfL30SlZ_FT1dMeZd0S-YD6GfXARzOlJfdous=].
3 weeks: Saturdays, May 5, May 19, & June 2
1 - 5 PM

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.

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].


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

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulCMh0FvPvZF4XamJEo8yKnxtbhuaclb1hjvvnbAKibedGSyEIhUoMni-2m6FTpQdjv3UHQmtd4nn_90fm2AQxRTeTy8MJqAJsEC1qTnnxkUW08weHzg9Ax07VrHiU-Z0hjY2BNfy3JSB8KMdBnQWTVT]

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

The Landscape Thinks in Me:
Conjuring the Spirit of Place in Poetry
with Award-Winning Poet
CYRUS CASSELLS
Saturday, May 12, 2012

10 AM - 5 PM

Through in-class exercises, sharing of student pieces, and discussion of insights
by writers and artists as diverse as William Blake, Elizabeth Bishop, Sandra Cisneros,
Dante, Cesare Pavese, and Georgia O'Keefe, this lively, one-day workshop is designed
to bolster your ability to recreate beloved landscapes and sacred ground that have
the stamp of your individuality. How do places in our poems serve both as sites 
of communion and as self-portraits?

CYRUS CASSELLS is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Soul
Make a Path through Shouting, Beautiful Signor, and More Than Peace and Cypresses.
His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, and a translation manuscript, Still Life
with Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, are forthcoming. Among his
honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, a Pushcart
Prize, two NEA grants, and a Lambda Literary Award.


* $95 Members
* $125 Others
* Members save $15 if registered by the Early Bird deadline of April 20.

VISIT THE WRITER'S GARRET WEBSITE [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001p6quxXikulDbcUOkUPf2cHqqLX4e5PUJE_BR06BCOBds5kefRrT8cCN4y9uE5Hchx3y4ADC9hMraBNN5NPBVmjhc0nMSzmBVYjOD2veyOpf55AyyVNn4YB3US3CzhbZa4fijBddnctxArzFZ1EF4_3HWHGtj3y-J]

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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