APRIL 2019 On the Road Again… This month our office chairs and hiking boots were abandoned for podiums and dress shoes as Shumla team members presented in Orlando, Austin and Albuquerque. ORLANDO Dr. Karen Steelman presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting and was selected as a “Must See” Speaker among thousands of presenters. AUSTIN Executive… Read more »
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announces that financial planner Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, senior vice president of Carter Financial Management, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Vester Hughes Award, which was established in 2017 to honor individuals who most embody the spirit of the late, respected tax lawyer, Vester T. Hughes, Jr. Donors often take a personal approach to charitable giving, but… Read more »
You’re invited to kick off the new year with The Writer’s Garret! Join us on Saturday, January 26th, 1pm-4pm, as we celebrate the goals we’ve accomplished in 2018 and preview the exciting new projects that lie ahead this year for WINS, Rail Writers, Write to Heal, spring workshops, and more. Join us for live music, readings, drinks, and refreshments! Free & Open to the Public! 1250… Read more »
November is a time to reflect on the things we hold dear. At The Writer’s Garret this month, we honor the memory of a dear poet and friend, give the gift of poetry to Dallas children, and celebrating new chances to write with you. November means FREE poetry workshops for YOUR Dallas ISD school! The Dallas Public Library’s annual Express Yourself Youth Poetry Competition… Read more »
FALL INTO WINTER featuring members of Dallas Bach Society November 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Single tickets are now available! Part of the Deloitte concert series, CCGD’s ‘Fall into Winter’ will feature music of the Renaissance and Baroque time periods, as well as many traditional holiday favorites. In addition to the music of J. S.… Read more »
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20. Mac McFarland, CEO of GenOn Energy, will serve as chair of the board of directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. McFarland succeeds Hernan Saenz, who served as chair for the 2016-2018 fiscal years. Joining McFarland as board officers are Karen Katz (former… Read more »
Join CHILDREN AT RISK as we celebrate the release of our 2018 Parent Action Guide, a Texas School Guide publication. Our Parent Action Guides help parents navigate our complex public education system and empower families to succeed. Guests will receive our latest parent engagement materials, learn about recent regional school performance trends, and hear from local parent advocates. Seats are limited,… Read more »
Fly fishing is at the center of JT Van Zandt’s life. He’s been fly fishing the coastal waters of Texas since 1991. The oldest son of the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, JT honors his father’s spirit by finding and protecting harmony in nature. As a longtime fly-fishing guide who specializes in red fishing on the Texas coast, JT is dedicated to protecting natural… Read more »
Dave Scullin, president and CEO, said CFT is blessed with extraordinarily talented individuals who put those talents to use to improve the quality of life in North Texas. “Every one of the promotions we announce today reflects on the hard work and insight provided by these individuals to make our communities stronger,” Scullin said. “Communities Foundation of Texas is fortunate to count these individuals… Read more »
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 IIwith Lisa HuffakerSaturday, August 11th | 3:30-8:30pmAges 21 and up | FREE (ONLINE SIGNUP REQUIRED) On this journey… Read more »
Congratulations to three high school seniors selected as winners in the 2018 “Don’t mess with Texas” scholarship contest. Dalton Shaw of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas was chosen as the grand prize winner and received a $6,000 scholarship. Brittany Nation of Richland High School in North Richland Hills and Andrew Wagner of St. Paul High School in Shiner each received a $2,000 scholarship.… Read more »
Turning 10 is a big deal, especially for the nation’s biggest community day of giving, which this year will occur September 20. Communities Foundation of Texas will mark North Texas Giving Day’s milestone year with a slew of newness and improvements, ranging from a new platform that enables personalized crowdfunding, an ambassador program to spread the word and increase participation, four new qualifying counties… Read more »
Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.
The Meadows Foundation, a private family philanthropy, was established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia S. Meadows from wealth accumulated through the General American Oil Company, once among the largest private oil and gas companies in the United States. They established the Foundation to serve and support the people of Texas, the state in which they had been so successful. They stipulated that it be governed by their descendants and trusted advisors so that they might carry on their legacy of giving in perpetuity.
June 30: Soup’s On! A Stone Soup Reading Showcase: Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, & Cynthia Stock Soup’s On! Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce St June 30 | 1-3pm Join us for our summer installation of Soup’s On!, a reading showcase for the writers of Stone Soup Peer Critique groups, featuring the talents of Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, and Cynthia Stock. Hosted by Emmy… Read more »
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Nebula Finalist Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam teaches us how to create new worlds of science fiction and fantasy that suspend disbelief. But Early Registration prices only last until midnight tomorrow! Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction: Hogwarts, Middle-earth, Westeros, Arrakis, Earthsea: these are some of the fictional worlds that have felt as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres–fantasy, science fiction, horror,… Read more »
Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Genesis Luncheon on Friday, May 11! We are thrilled to host Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank as keynote speaker.
Spring break is just around the corner. Immerse the young writer in your house in a camp with poetry, prose, and creative self-expression at The Writer’s Garret!
This week-long day camp for kids 8-12 includes poetry with Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, Dallas’s typewriter-wielding sidewalk poet, and zine-making led by poet and maker extraordinaire Lisa Huffaker. Over the five day camp, attendees create their own zine while learning creative writing, collaging, printmaking, and bookbinding.
In fiction, everything is seen through the eyes of a character, which makes characterization one of the most important elements of fiction.