Think you’re ready to submit your work but not quite sure if it’s “there?” Come join writer and editor Amber Helt to learn how clean up your work for submissions. You’ll find out how to make your manuscript more marketable, how to craft an enticing book blurb, and more! Each participant will bring a sample…

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Join us for an afternoon of linguistic invention to help start getting words down on the page. Led by facilitator Joe Milazzo, you’ll choose from a huge array of creative writing prompts spanning multiple genres — poetry, fiction and nonfiction (essay) — and including approaches utilizing sound, figurative language, theme, character, setting, collaborative writing and…

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In this workshop, you’ll get to know your protagonist intimately, so you can accurately capture their voice and craft a more authentic story. In this workshop, you’ll map your character’s likes, dislikes, fears, interests, and more with the intent of finding out who they are. In addition to leaving with a character map, you’ll also…

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This workshop will explore as ekphrasis as a tool to discovery and increased poetic skill. Come prepared to generate work in response to visual art on display in the ArtSpace gallery. This workshop is suitable for all poets at all levels of experience. Objectives: Students will be able to… -Read and analyze poems inspired by…

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Writers block isn’t real… Or is it? Come to this workshop and learn different techniques to help tackle writers block and get clear about what you need in order to bring your best self to the expression of poetry. This workshop will consist of discussion, note taking, and writing prompts. Ebony Stewart is an international…

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“The personal is political” Audre Lorde reminds us. By just living and breathing in our everyday lives, we are political beings. As poets and writers, we are the storytellers of the people we come from. In this workshop, expect rich and honest conversation, expect to read and discuss contemporary political poems, expect to leave with…

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Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is an Associate Editor for Southwest Review, and the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX,…

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Professor Darius Frasure is a highly sought after poet and creative life coach. He holds degrees from Paul Quinn College, Luther Rice Seminary, and National University. His work revolves around partnerships with literary arts and education organizations, which impact the state of Texas and the U.S. His poetry appears in many literary journals and select readings are on…

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Since Sallie moved to Seattle, I interviewed her by email.  I sent her a few questions and she returned with answers. I first met Sallie when she participated in a Mayborn Prep class that Bill Marvel and I taught.  Sallie is lovely and bright and deep and insightful. Qualities I treasure in a writer. How…

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Mag Gabbert holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her essays and poems have been published in 32 Poems, Stirring, The Rumpus, Thrush, Anomaly, Phoebe,Birmingham Poetry Review, and many other journals. Mag teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University and for Writing Workshops Dallas; she serves as an associate…

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