Our Executive Director, Blake Kimzey, is the featured guest on the Point of Departure podcast this month. Blake got to talk about founding and directing Writing Workshops Dallas, our work in the literary community here in Dallas, teaching, Writing Workshops Paris, and his own writing. Thank you to Brittany Griffiths and Christopher Moock for having Blake on the podcast! We think it is a great interview and you can listen to it via the button below if interested:
We're exited to share that our Executive Director, Blake Kimzey, and Writing Workshops Dallas are featured in Voyage Dallas today as part of their Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas series. You can click HERE to read the article and learn a little bit more about our Origin Story and our founder. Thanks for reading! Happy Writing!
At Writing Workshops Dallas we take your writing seriously. We place the highest importance on teaching the craft of writing so that students can produce meaningful and memorable work that has the opportunity to find a readership beyond the workshop. Essential to our mission, we want writers to be part of a literary community that goes beyond the workshop table. We were created on the basis that having a literary community is essential to the life of any creative writer.
It was such an amazing turnout at Interabang Books on Tuesday night for the panel on building and finding literary community. We were honored to be part of this amazing night. Thank you to The Writers' League of Texas for putting on this great event, featuring our Director, Blake Kimzey, and Dallas-based authors Kathleen Kent, Tex Thompson, and Melissa Lenhardt.
Don't let your writing goals dissolve into the new year! For many writers, finding a community is an essential step that leads them to take their work and craft more seriously. It's time you found your writing community. If you're looking for an excellent creative writing workshop in Dallas, you've come to the right place! We hope you’ll take your next step with us and enroll in one of our many creative writing courses, available on the Classes page.
Simply click on the photo above to view our available classes! We look forward to having you in class in 2018!
Writing Workshops Dallas is thrilled to be featured by the Writers' League of Texas. With over 1,300 members statewide, the Writers’ League of Texas is a vibrant community that serves to educate and uplift Texas writers, whatever stage they may be at in their writing careers. In addition, the WLT offers valuable service to communities across the state with free programming in libraries and local schools. And so we're honored the WLT interviewed our Director, Blake Kimzey, about our mission at WWD, information on our workshops and seminars, and what we're up to in Literary Dallas. Click on the photo above to read the interview!
Join DFW-area authors Kendra Greene, Logen Cure, Joe Milazzo, Blake Kimzey, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Sebastian H. Paramo, and Evan Cleveland on Sunday, July 23 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM for a candid and open discussion of the ins, outs, ups, downs, pros and cons of pursuing an advanced degree in creative writing. The goal of this FREE roundtable conversation is to inform, advise and help emerging writers decide if the MFA is right for them. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns, or to Tweet them in advance: #MFAQs @DallasWriters. This FREE program is sponsored by Writing Workshops Dallas and Deep Vellum Books. To learn more or to register for this free seminar, simply click on the picture above.
If you're a fiction writer looking to get to the next level or if you've been hiding from your work or if you've never taken a creative writing class then our 8-Week Fiction Workshops are for you.
Each week we focus on craft and discuss published work, though the central focus of each class meeting is the discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual’s voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft.
Each writer will have two opportunities to have his or her work critiqued in class (up to 25 pages each time) and will receive typed feedback from both the instructor and his or her classmates. A private conference with the instructor is included. What are you waiting for? Bring your work and wonder!
For more information and to register for a Fiction Workshop click on the photo above!
Writing Out of the Wilderness: Craft a Memorable Story, Survive Rejection, and Forge a Path to Publication - March 23, 2017 - 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Blake Kimzey, founder of Writing Workshops Dallas, will show you the resources and strategies you need to put your work out into the world with purpose. He'll discuss the mountain of rejection any writer will face on their way to publication and how to overcome the odds and forge a path to publication. Topics will include: strategies for submitting work to literary journals and contests, crafting a smart cover letter, attending conferences/residencies, taking charge of your professional development, how to make yourself findable online to editors and agents, and how to engage with and become part of the online literary community. Blake will also discuss building a memorable character and believable setting, and how to use narrative inventory to architect your story. Hosted by Know How Dallas.
Fee: $10 / Register by clicking HERE
- Blake Kimzey, presenter
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
- Location: Serj Bookstore: 400 North Saint Paul Street / Dallas, TX, 75201
- Complimentary light snacks, beer & wine will be available
Private Creative Writing School for Emerging Writers to Open in Dallas Spring 2017.
Dallas, TX—Now enrolling for its spring 2017 term, Writing Workshops Dallas is an independent writing school for hardworking, talented writers who want to strengthen their voice, develop a greater understanding of craft, and forge a path to publication along the way.
Founded by Dallas-based fiction writer and University of Texas at Dallas creative writing faculty member Blake Kimzey, Writing Workshops Dallas offers multi-level writing courses, seminars, and individual consultations to fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and poets in an intimate workshop setting. Classes are inclusive and intentionally small, offered four times a year, beginning in January, March, July, and October. All workshops are held at The Mix in East Dallas.
Kimzey, a graduate of the MFA program at UC-Irvine and a widely published author, says Writing Workshops Dallas places the highest importance on teaching the craft of writing so that students can produce meaningful and memorable work that has the opportunity to find a readership beyond the workshop.
“Essential to our mission, we want writers to be part of a literary community that goes beyond the workshop table,” said Kimzey. “I created Writing Workshops Dallas on the basis that having a literary community is essential to the career of any creative writer. You can’t do it alone.”
Writing Workshops Dallas is a welcome addition to the thriving literary scene in Dallas, established by WordSpace Dallas, the independent bookstore Wild Detectives, and critically acclaimed independent publisher Deep Vellum, among others.
Adds Kimzey, “We’re excited to join the most exciting emerging literary scene in the country. If you’re a writer in DFW, we’d love to have you join in this movement with us.”
For more information, see the Writing Workshops Dallas website (https://writingworkshopsdallas.com/) or follow them on Twitter (@DallasWriters).
Blake Kimzey, Director of Writing Workshops Dallas
9125 Diceman Drive
Dallas, TX, 75218