Have you been considering whether or not to pursue an advanced degree in creative writing—wondering what you’ll get out of it, whether it will be worth it, and how much it will cost? If so, join Blake Kimzey and Mag Gabbert from Writing Workshops Dallas as they host a panel of local writers in an open discussion of the pros and cons—and ins and outs—of pursuing an MFA in creative writing. This FREE roundtable event will take place on Thursday, October 11th from 7:30PM - 9:30PM at Deep Vellum Books. Topics will include the application process, available funding, job applicability, and much, much more! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own questions, or to tweet them in advance: #MFAQs @DallasWriters. This FREE program is co-sponsored by Writing Workshops Dallas and Deep Vellum Books. To RSVP, click on the button below.
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