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Panel Discussion in Dallas: Building Your Writing Community: How to Find Writing Groups & Support Other Writers

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Interabang Books
10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230

1/23/2018 From 7 pm to 9 pm


Building Your Writing Community: How to Find Writing Groups & Support Other Writers

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Writing can feel like a solitary pursuit, but in reality, a strong community can be key to writing success. If you're seeking motivation to put pen to paper or looking for feedback on your work, finding a writing/critique partner or group can take you and your work to the next level. But how do you go about finding your writing soul mate(s)? And once you've found them, how do you deliver effective feedback on others' work, and how do you keep your group or partnership going? Join this panel of writing professionals for insights into finding your writing community.


Blake Kimzey is Founder & Director of Writing Workshops Dallas. His short fiction has been broadcast on NPR, performed on stage in Los Angeles, and published by Tin House, McSweeney’s, Vice, Redivider, Short Fiction, The Los Angeles Review, The Masters Review, and selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015. Blake received a generous Emerging Writer Grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation in 2013 and now sits on their board. A graduate of the MFA Program at UC Irvine, he currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at Dallas and has been awarded fellowships to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Vermont Studio Center. Blake is passionate about #LiteraryDallas and sits on the Auxiliary Board of WordSpace Dallas.

Melissa Lenhardt is the author the Jack McBride mystery series, as well as the Laura Elliston historical fiction series. Her debut mystery, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and Sawbones, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new subgenre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. A lifelong Texan, she lives in the Dallas area with her husband and two sons.