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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Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-six books including, most recently, Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (L.E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Book Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse, 2018), Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), and The…

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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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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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This is a shout out to any of you who write, maybe a little, scribbling in a notebook or you tap out some thoughts on your screen.  You have a secret hope of producing a book or publishing short stories. Maybe you think you are too old, spent too much time on the rest of…

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Robin Underdahl is coauthor with Anshel Brusilow of Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy (UNT Press, 2015), whichreceived first place in the 2015 INDIEFAB book prizes (Music and Performing Arts) and in the 2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Contest (book manuscripts). Her fiction and memoir has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Columbia, Coachella Review Upstreet, and other journals. Her novel The…

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Margaret Allyson enjoyed a long career in publishing and is now happy to sleep late, work in the garden, faff around with textiles, play with food, and generally have a fine old time. She’s written books (nonfiction), songs (some pretty good), poems, and countless magazine articles. Margaret is basically a decent human being, and she’s glad…

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