DFWWW Wednesday Meetings and COVID


Dear DFWWW Members,

In recent weeks, the workshop board has been monitoring updates from the CDC and Tarrant County and discussing our response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Our concern is to keep our Wednesday night critique safe for our members, as well as to support the community in limiting the transmission of the virus.

Things have progressed quickly—what’s appropriate for Wednesday’s meeting is out of date by Thursday afternoon. For the time being, in-person DFWWW meetings will be suspended until we get the all clear. 

We are conducting meetings online, including read-and-critique. DFWWW has met continuously for over 40 years, and we don’t plan to break that streak.

Our weekly meetings are a huge factor in the success of the DFW Writers’ Workshop and our members. Regular meetings build a regular habit—a habit of prioritizing professional and creative goals. Every Wednesday night we critique and learn, we inform and support, we connect to other writers and go home inspired.

Members receive instructions in email on how to attend any virtual meetings. Our goal is to make them as easy to access as possible, even if you’ve never done it before.

To make sure you don’t miss any news or updates on how we’re proceeding during the COVID-19 epidemic, you may want to log in on the DFWWW website, go to your account page (click on the profile pic at the upper right corner and select “My account” from the pull-down menu), and make sure under “Contact Info” you have checked “Receive emails.”

Until it’s safe and responsible to resume meetings in person, we hope to replicate the magic in an online format. (No pressure!) Bear with us, watch your email and social media for updates, take care of yourselves, and keep writing.

Best regards,

DFWWW President's Signature

Rosemary Clement

President, DFW Writers Workshop


We help writers of all genres and experience levels to produce and promote professionally published work. We do this by providing read-and-critique sessions, educational activities, ongoing author support, networking opportunities and a welcoming, inclusive community.

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    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM through June 13, 2020 · 1 rsvp

    How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry & Perhaps Write Some of Your Own with Joseph Milazzo

    Dallas Area Writers Group ONLINE EVENT featuring– 



    Perhaps Write Some of Your Own

    Don’t be afraid to briefly step away from the cerebral and begin to see and feel your work.  Soothe your artistic anxieties with a discussion with poet and author, Joseph Milazzo that takes the mystery out of poetry and creative writing.

    Together, we will work to demystify the various ways in which poets — and poems — create artistic experiences via careful, imaginative manipulations of language. We will read aloud poems by a diverse array of poets and discuss the various elements of poetic expression and how those elements make meaning. The manner in which the poem sounds itself out; its form or "body" on the page; the images active within its saying; etc. Finally, we will apply what we have gleaned from this collective reading to a short creative writing exercise designed to encourage further appreciation of poetic language as an artistic medium.

    Joseph Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, designer, and the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and two full-length poetry collections: The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books) and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places (Spuyten Duyvil). His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Prelude, Tammy, Texas Review, and other publications. In addition to co-curating the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], he is an Associate Editor at Southwest Review, a Contributing Editor at Entropy, and the proprietor of Imipolex Press.

    Joseph lives and works in Dallas, Texas. His virtual location is www.joe-milazzo.com.

    Join us in Facebook Groups at Dallas Area Group - Group for this video presentation. Scroll to the bottom of the write-up (after you've read it of course) to find the links to the presentation and the handouts that are available to enhance your artistic experience.



    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. We welcome visitors join us at any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    Due to the current pandemic, we are meeting online. To attend the meeting please go to the appropriate event and RSVP, and a link to the upcoming event will be sent to you.

    For MEMBERS: Read Signup For Online Meeting May 27, 2020 (will be posted the Saturday before the meeting)

    For VISITORS: VISITOR Signup For Online Meeting May 27, 2020 (will be posted the Saturday before the meeting)

    Once social distancing mandates have ended we will meet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center, 508 Simmons Drive in Euless, TX and rarely go past 10:00 p.m. Many continue on after the meeting at a nearby IHOP on 183 and Westpark/Murphy in Euless.

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