Robert Frost: A Guided Discussion With Gregg Thompson

The Writer's Garret 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas, TX, United States

A beloved icon of American poetry, Robert Frost composed some of the most recognizable works in the form. From "Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening" to "Nothing Gold Can Stay" and beyond, Frost's body of work spanned nearly 50 years. Join us for an afternoon discussion led by Gregg Thompson, drawing from material…

Haiku & Senryu With Joan Canby

The Writer's Garret 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas, TX, United States

Most of us are familiar with the Haiku poetic form–or at least we think we are. Haiku are 3 lined short poems about nature with a serious theme and have a Japanese kigo (seasonal word) or a kireji (a cutting word).  Senryu are 3 lined short poems about the human condition, often humorous or cynical…

Writing From The Senses With Joe Milazzo

Full City Rooster 1810 S. Akard St. #100, TX, United States

Powerful writing presents us with things to hear, see, touch, smell, and touch. In this workshop, participants will engage brief readings, discussion, and shared writing exercises, with a  focus on: How to get in touch with our senses. How to translate sensory impressions into figurative language (or imagery). How to use imagery to make our writing…

Writing In Nature With Lisa Huffaker

Twelve Hills Nature Center 817 Mary Cliff Rd., Dallas, TX, United States

The shift of seasons, year after year, means the natural landscape provides ever-changing inspiration for artistic expression. Whether honing the precision of observational description or threading the needle of metaphor, writers of every skill level and style can use nature writing as a practice for experimentation, development and pleasure. Join Teaching Artist in Residence Lisa…

Gardens Of Solitude: Reading Faiz With Maryam Baig

The Writer's Garret 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas, TX, United States

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was and remains among the most celebrated poets of Pakistani literature, remaining influential even now, forty years after his death. Join Maryam Baig for an afternoon reading and discussing Faiz's work, which will not only introduce participants to genres, themes, and structures in Urdu poetry, but will also detail Faiz’s works in…

Dallas Is Lit! Iluminado: A Conversation With Javier Zamora

Texas Theatre 231 Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX, United States

Salvadoran poet and memoirist Javier Zamora, author of Solito, will appear at the Texas Theatre on May 16, 2024, presented by The Writer’s Garret in partnership with Activating Reading Communities Organization (ARCO). Zamora will be joined by ARCO founder Claudia Vega for a conversation. The conversation will include his migration, his experiences as a poet…