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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– 

    JOSEPH MILAZZO

    HOW NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY POETRY &

    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.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Online in Euless, TX

    Read Signup For Online Meeting May 27, 2020

    TO BE ADDED TO THE READ LIST YOU MUST RSVP. A LINK TO THE MEETING WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN THE RSVP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT EMAIL.

    Enter the number of pages you plan on reading below.

    If you will be attending the meeting but not reading, leave the number of pages as zero (0).

    Please go to Zoom Video Conferencing and sign up for a free account using the email address you used for the DFW Writers' Workshop website. This will facilitate breakout room assignments for critiques.

    RSVP must be submitted before 6:00 PM on the day of the workshop meeting.

    Please do not join the meeting before 6:30 PM on the day of the meeting.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in Euless, TX

    VISITOR Signup For Online Meeting May 27, 2020

    Thank you for your interest in the DFW Writers' Workshop.

    We meet every Wednesday at 7:00.

    A LINK TO THE MEETING WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN THE RSVP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT EMAIL.

    Please do not join the meeting before 6:30 PM on the day of the meeting.

    Due to current restrictions on group meetings we have transitioned to online video conferencing using Zoom. After RSVPing you will receive an email with instructions on how to attend the meeting.

    Please go to Zoom Video Conferencing and sign up for a free account using the email address you RSVPed with for the DFW Writers' Workshop video conference. This will facilitate breakout room assignments for critiques.

    RSVP must be submitted before 6:00 PM on the day of the workshop meeting.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We 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.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We 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.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 08:00 AM through June 15, 2020 · 3 rsvps

    2020 DFW Writers Conference

    2020 will be DFWCon’s 13th year! We’ve seen publishing change dramatically in that time span, and we’ll make sure DFWCon changes with it so it can continue to help propel your writing career.

    DFWCon is the premier multi-genre writers conference in the Southwest. We welcome writers in all genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and we provide:

    • a top-notch educational program
    • hands-on workshops
    • access to literary agents and editors from around the country
    • opportunities to grow your professional network
    • a chance to make lifelong friends
    • an amazing, fun-filled, memorable weekend!

    It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, or whether you’re on the traditional publishing side or self-published or indie or hybrid. There’s more than one path in the world of publishing, and DFWCon is committed to providing valuable content that will help you no matter which path you choose.

    Over the years, our keynote speakers have included: Scott Westerfeld, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Donald Maass, Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Stephanie Klein, Kevin J. Anderson, Christopher Golden, Jonathan Maberry, Michael Capuzzo, Deborah Crombie, Jodi Thomas, Chuck Wendig, and Candace Havens.

    DFW Con 2020 is June 13-14 at the Hurst Conference Center

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We 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.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We 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.

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Simmons Center in Euless, TX

    Wednesday Night Read and Critique

    The Workshop meets every Wednesday, regardless of holidays or weather. We welcome visitors to come to any of these regular weekly meetings. There is no need to notify us in advance, just show up! 

    We 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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