What is For the Love of Words?
Every writer hangs words in their just position to give space to the world seen within. Only the right words will do and serve that world well. At this gathering, we will hear from Blake Kimzey, director of Writing Workshops Dallas, and talk about surviving rejection and forging a path to publication. In guided table discussion we will also discuss current writing projects, favorite books, and discover collaborative opportunities.
Featured Speaker: Blake Kimzey founded and directs Writing Workshops Dallas. Named one of D Magazine's Artists to Learn From, he is a graduate of the MFA Program at UC Irvine; Blake also sits on the Board of the Elizabeth George Foundation and received a generous Emerging Writer Grant from the Foundation in 2013. His fiction has been broadcast on NPR, performed on stage in Los Angeles, and published by Tin House, McSweeney’s and more. Blake’s collection of short tales, Families Among Us, an Indie Bestseller, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2014. He recently completed his first novel and is working on his second. Blake is passionate about #LiteraryDallas and sits on the Auxiliary Board of WordSpace Dallas. He has also taught creative writing at UC-Irvine and the University of Texas at Dallas. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeKimzey, find him online at blakekimzey.com.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Toasted Coffee + Kitchen