Remembering Drema Hall Berkheimer

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.3.1″] About Drema and The Writer’s Garret [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”About Drema” _builder_version=”3.3.1″] The Writer’s Garret mourns the passing of a writer dear to the heart of our community: Drema Hall Berkheimer. A beloved long-time member of our Community and Membership Program (CAMP) and our Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups, Drema arrived at…

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Alan Gann, last important thing

last important thing Alan Gann Cannot fathom why the doorman does not lift this rope and let these shoes pass the stanchion. Money is a shade that cannot buy luster hidden behind his curtains, embrace of harmony, or respite from city clamor— so let them fall and trust a once thankful earth to receive and…

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The Next Chapter: A Word from the New Leadership Team

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Dear Friends,   Today, The Writer’s Garret begins a new chapter.   As your new leadership team, we’re excited to introduce ourselves and look forward getting to know all of you. In the next couple of months, we’ll be letting you know about new…

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A Farewell to Our Founder

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://writersgarret.org/wp/../sites/writersgarret/uploads/2017/11/thea.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Many changes in the autumn air. Last year, we found our new “forever home” inside Metropolitan Press. This Fall, after 23 years, we say goodbye to co-founder…

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Fall Series, No. 9: Beauty Beyond Risk; Diversity Beyond Stereotype

    Richard Gonzales’s fall workshop series, Writing Past Cliché: Reflecting Real Diversity in Literature, brings into focus the way our preconceived notions about race, gender, sexuality, and disability factor into the worlds we create through our writing. This four-session interactive workshop offers information, examples, and exercises for writers seeking to write responsibly about diverse people. Class…

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Fall Series, No. 8: Memes as Lingua Franca in the New Age of Digital Poetry

      Joe Milazzo’s fall workshop series, Digital Poetics & New Hybridities, brings into focus the ways that poetic expression has adapted, evolved, and expanded in the ever-changing tide of technological advancement. This three-week generative workshop will explore the how contemporary poets draw inspiration from Internet culture and experiment with creating digital poems. To…

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Fall Series, No. 7: An Interview with Natasha Sajé

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We interviewed poet and professor Dr. Natasha Sajé, author of Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994); Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004); Vivarium (Tupelo Press, 2014); and Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014). Her many essays have appeared in such venues as the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Liberal Education.…

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Fall Series, No. 6: An Interview with Susannah Charleson

We interviewed author Susannah Charleson, whose first nonfiction book, Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010) made the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Amazon, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011. Charleson’s second book, The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of Rescues Taught Me About Service,…

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Fall Series, No. 5: An Interview with Jan Morrill

  We interviewed Jan Morrill, public speaker and author of the novel The Red Kimono (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), selected as the Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice and an Arkansas Gem by the Arkansas State Library, Life: Haiku by Haiku, and Creative Characterization. Her award-winning stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the…

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Fall Series, No. 4: An Interview with Richard Gonzales

  We interviewed author Richard Gonzales, whose nonfiction book, Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas, was published by the University of North Texas Press in March 2016. His novel, Deer Dancer, was published by Sleeping Panther Press in July 2017. He was a contributing Fort Worth Star-Telegram op-ed columnist for six years (2001-2007). His work has appeared in the Americas Review, a TCU college reader,…

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