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Candy Zantea: The World of Metaphors

The Writer's Garret

Instructor: Candy Zantea
Tuition: Early Registration $35 (Both members and non-members before 11:59 pm, March 13)
$35 (Members); $50 (Non-members)

Get the most out of your poetic images with the second half of Candy Zantea’s writing-focused spring workshops (companion to All Words Matter, but attendance at the former is not required). Sharpen your knowledge of the poetic history behind the phrases we use, examine how metaphors have dulled through overuse, and hone your skill with strategies that will keep your poetry on the cutting edge of language.

About the Instructor

Sherrie “Candy” Zantea has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years. Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team; to date, she has been on ten poetry slam teams, is the first woman to coach six teams, and serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization.

Candy teaches creative writing in the DFW School Districts. She recently created a teaching artist program for Dallas Poetry Slam and has partnered with Young DFW Writers LTAB (Louder Than a Bomb) Program, Rockwall ISD and Lancaster ISD. She serves as Teaching Artist Lead Instructor for The Writer’s Garret Rail Writers program and teaching artist partner for Big Thought Youth Development Non-Profit and Dallas ISD.

In addition to her poetry slam experience, she has added to her resume 2017 and 2018 Host City Coordinator of the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam Event Coordinator with Poetry Slam Inc. Candy facilitates workshops with universities across the country.

REFUND POLICY: In the event that you have purchased a class or event ticket and are not able to attend, you may request that The Writer’s Garret hold your payment as credit for registration in a future class. The Writer’s Garret does not offer refunds.


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  • $35-$50

1250 Majesty Drive · Dallas, TX 75247