Dallas’ Writer’s Garret this August

The Writer's Garret
It’s August! Summer is passing fast,
and there’s plenty of things to do with The Writer’s Garret!
Didn’t get a chance to nab your spot for Deep Ellum Blues this Saturday? Not to worry! We’ll ride the rails again on August 11th!
Rail Writers: Deep Ellum Blues II
with Lisa Huffaker
Saturday, August 11th | 3:30-8:30pm
On this journey aboard the DART rails into Deep Ellum and beyond, singer, poet, and teaching artist extraordinaire Lisa Huffaker guides a group of writers through the rich, complex history of Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood. Participants will venture on foot into Deep Ellum’s iconic cafes, bars, and cultural venues along Elm, Main, and Commerce; get an up-close look at its visual art and historical locations; learn about the decline and revival of its music scene; and explore its complicated relationship with Dallas’s evolving cultural conversation, all while writing poetry steeped in their experience and performing impromptu readings of their work in the heart of the neighborhood.
This event is free for everyone, but space is limited, so sign up now!
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Aug. 2 and 16: FREE Veterans Writing Workshops

Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic
at Metrocare Services
16160 Midway Rd, Addison, TX

We partner again this month with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare Services to bring you two free workshops for veterans and military families:

Aug. 8: Come see us at the DFW Educator Block Party at Fair Park!
We’re bringing Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools to the DFW Educator Block Party hosted by the Informal Educators of Dallas County next week! If you’re an educator looking for great ways to engage your students with creative writing in the classroom, visit our table and learn about all the programs we have to offer! 

Wednesday, August 8 | 3:30-5:30pm
Fair Park | Free parking available TX Discovery Gardens’ lot between Second Ave and Robert B. Cullum. Access this lot through Gate 6.

Coming Up Next: Fall Adult Classes 
Summer is almost over, and you know what that means! Fall adult classes will be back in session in no time, bringing a variety of workshops from accomplished instructors in every disciple, for every skill level. Stay tuned for class announcements at the end of this month! 
Jim Dolan awarded Mayborn prize   
Congratulations to Jim Dolan, our good friend and the leader of our Stone Soup Mixed Genre peer critique group, who has been awarded third place in the 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference for his book, Notorious Hoodlum: A Son’s Tale. We’re so proud of you, Jim!
Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups: August Meetings

REMINDER: Stone Soup Mixed Genre now meets in Lucky Dog Books’ new East Dallas location at 10534 Garland Rd.
Bond with local writers and find feedback in these FREE monthly workshops.

Mixed Genre with Jim Dolan: August 7th and 21st 
Prose & Poetry with Mark David Noble: August 11th and 25th
Poetry with Paul Koniecki and Reverie Evolving: August 28th

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