Twenty Five Years Of History
From kitchen table concept to award-winning programs
Twenty-five years ago, The Writer's Garret incorporated to become the first literary center in the North Texas region. With a mission to develop the local literary community, and connect writers and readers with each other, the young organization grabbed Dallas's attention and made headlines. In the quarter of a century since its founding, The Garret has connected over 2 million readers and audience members with thousands of writers.
Anniversary Celebration Events
From The Writer's Desk Panel & Discussion
One of the most popular and notable programs in the history of The Writer's Garret was the Writers Studio, a series of recorded interviews with writers of national and international renown, episodes of which are still accessible for free at PRX. In the spirit of the Writers Studio, From The Writer's Desk invites 3 Dallas-based authors with national acclaim to sit down and talk about their process.
Thursday | October 22nd, 2020
Free | 7pm
The Common Language Project: Fortune Reading
The Common Language Project was born of a desire to bring the many members of the North Texas poetry community into conversation with each other, and to expose the broader public to a rich facet of the literary landscape of the city. Named after and inspired by “The Dream of a Common Language” by Adrienne Rich, the project seeks to increase the collective sense of community between individual poets and poetry groups, and to invite the larger civic community to re-examine the possibility of poetry in their lives.
Friday | October 23rd, 2020
Free | 7pm
The Quarter Century Club Book Signing Event
Our supporters are the most important people to come through our door, virtually and in real life. That's why we created the Quarter Century Club: to recognized and honor the individuals who've helped us through our first 25 years, and who set us up for success in the next 25. We're hosting a special book signing event where members can sign their commemorative book, snap a picture with the Quarter Century bookcase, and pick up their exclusive tote with The Writer's Garret logo.
Saturday | October 24th, 2020
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From second-graders to slam poets, from teens to retired businesswomen, The Writer's Garret connects people from all walks of life. With an array of classes, workshops, and events throughout the year, there's something for you.