Austin Woerner and Su Wei: The Creative Art of Translation
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Austin Woerner and Su Wei: The Creative Art of Translation

When Chinese novelist Su Wei and his translator Austin Woerner first met in 2005, little did they know that their friendship would spark a ten-year-long experiment in creative co-translation that would take them from the classrooms of Yale to the mountains of far southern China and back again. Join us for a night of discussion about the joys and complexities of translation.

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UT-Dallas Translation Center x Deep Vellum Books Presents: A Conversation w/ Philip Boehm
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

UT-Dallas Translation Center x Deep Vellum Books Presents: A Conversation w/ Philip Boehm

Acclaimed literary translator Philip Boehm will be at Deep Vellum Books for a special one night only event! Philip will join in conversation with Dr. Nils Roemer, director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT-Dallas, to discuss his work as a literary translator and his recent translation of CHASING THE KING OF HEARTS, out now from Feminist Press!

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Joe Milazzo: How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Joe Milazzo: How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry

Instructor: Joe Milazzo
Tuition: Pay What You Can ($10 suggested donation - EVENTBRITE ONLY)
Not a member of The Writer’s Garret? Join here: http://www.writersgarret.org/become-a-member2/

In this workshop, we will work together to demystify the various ways in which poets — and poems — create an aesthetic experience via careful, imaginative manipulations of language. We will read aloud individual poems by a diverse array of poets and discuss the various elements of poetic expression and how those elements make meaning. We will concentrate especially on the sensual or perceptible rather than cerebral qualities of each poem. We will pay special attention to "seeing poetry": the poem's arrangement on the page. Finally, we will apply what we have gleaned from our collective reading to a series of short creative writing exercises designed to encourage further appreciation of poetic language as an artistic medium.

In an effort to make this workshop available to the widest possible audience, our instructor has volunteered to offer the class as a "pay what you can" event. In order to best honor our instructor's time and effort, a $10 donation is suggested.

Make your donation on Eventbrite to reserve your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-not-to-be-intimidated-by-poetry-and-perhaps-write-some-of-your-own-tickets-42291498009

For questions about the venue, contact cristina@deepvellum.com

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Joe Milazzo is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books) and the forthcoming Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People’s Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. He has taught creative writing (multiple genres) at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, Writing Workshops Dallas, and The Writer’s Garret. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, where he was born and raised.

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Chelsey Clammer - Circadian: Book Reading
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Chelsey Clammer - Circadian: Book Reading

Deep Vellum Books is excited to host Chelsey Clammer in a reading of her compassionate and reflective collection of essays, Circadian.

About the Book

Winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, Circadian is a collection of essays that weaves together personal account with cultural narrative, only to unravel them and explore the brilliant and destructive cycles of who we are. Using poetic language and lyric structures, Clammer dives into her stories of trauma, mental illnesses, and a wide spectrum of relationships in order to understand experience through different of frameworks of thought. Whether it’s turning to mathematics to try to solve the problem of an alcoholic father, the history of naming to look at sexism, weather to re-consider trauma, or even grammar as a way to question identity, these “facts” move beyond metaphor, and become new ways to narrate our cyclical ways of being.

“I have never read an interrogation of language, gender politics, or aftermath quite like Clammer's passionately searing Circadian. Though evocative of writers from Anne Carson to Kate Zambreno, Clammer’s urgency and electricity here create a flash of lightning all her own.”―Gina Frangello, author of A Life of Men and Every Kind of Wanting

“In these beautifully written essays, Clammer considers the intricate, confounding, and powerful connections between story and body, narrative and physical form. She examines the subject of trauma through a series of innovative frames, casting a fearless and curious gaze on her material and bringing new insights to life.”―Marya Hornbacher, New York Times bestselling author of Wasted (Pulitzer Prize finalist)

About the Author

Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome and winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her essay collection, Circadian. She has been published in The RumpusHobartMcSweeney’s Internet TendencyThe Normal School and Black Warrior Review among others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown and teaches creative writing online with WOW! Women on Writing. Chelsey received her MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop. www.chelseyclammer.com.

 

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Dark Moon Poetry & Arts
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Moon Poetry & Arts

Honoring the dark moon involves exploring parts of the self often kept locked away. It means transforming latent energy into something beautiful. This is the most powerful time to effect change and make art. Dark Moon Poetry & Arts exists to honor the creative feminine and non-binary powers of North Texas. We showcase poetry, music, visual art, and projects that can’t be defined by a single noun. We upset still air. 

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NFAA Monthly Meetup
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

NFAA Monthly Meetup

Join the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA) for their monthly DFW meetup, right here at Deep Vellum Books.

For tickets to this event, register at the DFW NFAA Meetup.

What is the NFAA?

The Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA) is a vibrant educational community for aspiring and experienced writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and profiting from nonfiction books. With more than 14,000+ members across the US, join today to cover your monthly meeting costs - and enjoy a vibrant network of writers, experts, and more to help you promote your work.

NFAA meetings will always contain one or more of these aspects: 

  • An expert speaker
  • A panel discussion
  • A member spotlight
  • A fifteen-minute mastermind session, where three members can receive group feedback on a particular issue or topic
  • A tip exchange, where members share their best writing, publishing, or marketing tips
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Sweet and Simple Book Signing
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sweet and Simple Book Signing

Christina Lane is a 3x cookbook author who writes books (and a blog!) all about how to cook for two! Mainly small batch desserts for two, but drinks and dinners, too! Get your chance to meet her and have your Sweet & Simple book signed! We can't wait! 

Don't forget to check out her blog and social media! 
@Dessertfortwo
https://www.dessertfortwo.com

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Pilgrim's Pit Stop
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Pilgrim's Pit Stop

2018 Tales from The Last City features our five journeys: geographical, linguistic, internal, cultural, and religious. We're calling it Pilgrim's Pitt Stop. 


We'll be at Deep Vellum Books at 7pm bi-monthly. Join us for music and conversation, we look forward to experiencing these journeys with you!

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Writer's Bloc: A Writing Workshop
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Writer's Bloc: A Writing Workshop

Writer’s Bloc: A Working Group for All Writers

Writer’s Bloc is group where all writers can bring, share, and discuss works in progress, from freshly conceived ideas to nearly finished pieces. We begin each session by discussing individual’s writing processes, then spend time sharing original work, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. We firmly believe sharing with and learning from each other buttresses everyone’s creativity. Join us every other Wednesday from 6-8pm.

Writer's Bloc is led by Craig Nydick. Craig is a poet and prose writer who is endlessly fascinated by the creative process. His desire to bring people together and support creative efforts led him to start a writer’s group on moving to Dallas in June 2016.

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Vellum Ouroboros - A Poetry Open Mic Salon
Mar
13
6:45 PM18:45

Vellum Ouroboros - A Poetry Open Mic Salon

Every second Tuesday of the month Deep Vellum presents Vellum Ouroboros - A Poetry Open Mic Salon that invites YOU "to be yourself and someone else too". Poets please bring three poems to perform and make sure that at least one poem is someone else's work. Tell us a story and touch our hearts. We are here to hear you.

Vellum Ouroboros will be brought to you from now on by your new host, James Barrett Rodehaver, and co-host, Nadia Wolnisty. We will now also be hosting for the first time ever a new regular house artist: Court Hoang. 

Court Hoang is a singer/songwriter, composer and live-looping artist based in Fort Worth, TX incorporating electric guitar, a cappella styles and beatboxing into his work. Originally from Dallas, he's worked in California, Vietnam, and most recently Austin before moving back to north Texas. His latest album Compass Rose is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and SoundCloud. More at courthoang.com

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White Rock Zine Machine: Flight #6
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

White Rock Zine Machine: Flight #6

White Rock Zine Machine launches its 6th flight of zines, Saturday March 3rd at 7 pm! Our newest series presents highlights from the annual Art & Words show at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth. 

Come see how artists and writers inspire each other in this series curated by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and designed by Lisa Huffaker. Contributors include writers Layla Al-Bedawi, Katie Bickham, Logen Cure, Renee Lyons Crowley, Evan Klavon, Katharyn Howd Machan, Courtney Marie, Joe Milazzo, Tony Pisculli, Leah Tieger, Allyson Whipple, and Laura Madeline Wiseman. Contributing artists include Bang Dang, Suedabeh Ewing, Todd Ford, Nikolai Lanier, James Rosin, Jennifer Stufflebeam, Samira Syed, Stacy Thompkins, Linda Wallace, and Jackson Zorn.

Come for a reading of the twelve zines in the series and collect all twelve for just a quarter each! We vend handmade zines in a whimsical vending machine to remind you how it felt to be a five year old who wanted bubblegum... and then blow your mind with a windfall of grown-up art!

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Joe Milazzo - Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Re-)Launch
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Joe Milazzo - Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Re-)Launch

Joining us for a thrilling night of conversation as we celebrate the re-launch of Joe Milazzo’s Crepuscule W/ Nellie. 

Joe Milazzo will join Robin Myrick, Brenda Randall, and David Eric Tomlinson for a panel discussion to talk about the book and the many issues that orbit it. Each panel member represents a different perspective and artistic discipline. With every question we will examine what the book is and what the reader believes it to be. 

About the Book

Joe Milazzo's debut novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie explores, via imagined as well as reimagined circumstances and incidents, the relationships between jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, his wife Nellie, and his patron and confidante, the Baroness Pannonica De Koenigswarter. A work of speculative historical fiction, Crepuscule W/ Nellie does not attempt historical accuracy. Neither is it an ekphrastic experiment meant to mimic Monk's brilliance, with his signature dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists. Instead, much like Monk's composing, Crepuscule W/ Nellie creates a whole new architecture in which to tell its otherwise untold story. (Crepuscule W/ Nellie is the first volume in the #RECURRENT novels series, edited by Janice Lee)

About the Author

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. He edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], and is a Contributing Editor at Entropy. He is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, Texas, and his virtual location is http://www.joe-milazzo.com.

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