Thank you so much to Dallas literary luminary Sanderia Faye for inviting Writing Workshops Dallas to host LitNight Dallas at Chocolate Secrets on Tuesday night! Our faculty and students had a great time reading new and published work. If you don’t yet know: LitNight happens once a month at Chocolate Secretes and is one of the best literary events in Dallas. You can see the upcoming schedule on the LitNight Facebook Page. We were thrilled to take part and hope to see you at the next event!
Our Spring Classes start NEXT WEEK! We launched two years ago and in that time 1000+ writers have allowed us to be part of their writing journey and 42% of them take more than 2 classes! We'd be honored to be part of your writing journey as well. More info on our upcoming classes below:
We're excited to announce our lineup of Summer 2017 classes! Fiction, Poetry, and Non-Fiction workshops are enrolling now and classes will begin the first week of June. In the coming weeks we'll also confirm the dates for our Screenwriting workshops for the Summer term. Writing Workshops Dallas also offers individual manuscript critique, MFA application prep, and one-on-one coaching services available via the Coaching & Critique link above. Click on the picture above for a full listing of our summer classes.
And you can use the Contact link above to send any questions you might have about summer enrollment or our editing services. We look forward to hearing from you!
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!
Now more than ever the world needs your words. Poet Joseph Milazzo is teaching a 3-hour seminar on 4/30 at 1PM titled "Poetry from the Senses." We'd love to have you join us for this great workshop, as detailed below:
What is poetic imagery? From one perspective, poetic imagery is the activation of the imagination's sensory networks. The reader encounters a reference to a visual, auditory, olfactory or tactile phenomenon, and, in his or her own mind, reconstructs a perceivable object. In this intensive generative seminar, we will discuss the value of concrete imagery in a poetic context, the implications and entailments of the individual senses, and how, as poets, we can create new work both around and out of our own sensory experiences. Through brief readings, shared writing exercises and traditional workshop, we will focus on how to make our writing powerfully sensual, vivid, and deeply connected to basic (or "universal") human experience as made available to us via perception. Participants will also leave this workshop with a set of new tools that they can employ in sustaining their own independent writing practices. To register, simply 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