Dec
9
2:00 pm14:00

Imagine Dallas Poetry Teachers' Workshop

Join us on Saturday, February 18 at the Tutoring Place (6121 Sherry Lane) for this essential training session. This workshop will support teachers of grade 3 and above who want to teach students more effectively to understand and interpret poetry. Learn the techniques that work to make poetry accessible to students, and take home fully-formed lesson plans that teach students to:

  • approach poetry as a natural medium for thought and feeling
  • read for tone and understand the effect of tone on meaning
  • distinguish literal and metaphorical usages
  • address each poem as a thematic unit
  • participate meaningfully in interpretive discussions of poetry

Each participant will have access to email and limited phone support after the seminar, and can schedule a free in-class followup session at their school. Lunch is included in the workshop.

Bonehouse Poetry Party
Jul
23
3:00 pm15:00

Bonehouse Poetry Party

Once again we're inviting all poetry-loving (or even just poetry-curious) Dallasites to enjoy an afternoon of verse mixing memory and desire, at their favorite Dallas bar/bookstore. We will be returning to The Wild Detectives on Saturday, July 23 at 3 PM for a free poetry reading.

Bonehouse at the Bar
Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

Bonehouse at the Bar

  • The Wild Detectives

Enjoy some local draft beer and local draft poetry at your favorite Dallas bar/bookstore, The Wild Detectives, 3pm March 19

Bonehouse Returns
Feb
27
3:00 pm15:00

Bonehouse Returns

The Bonehouse poets invite you to join their interpretive community at The Wild Detectives this month, Feb 27 at 3PM.

Fundraiser: Imagine Dallas Presents
Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

Fundraiser: Imagine Dallas Presents

Five lyric poets of Dallas County invite you to join their interpretive community. On Saturday, January 23, come enjoy some wine, cheese, and poetry and learn how you can help turn Dallas into the world's poetry lab.

Bonehouse at the Bar
Dec
12
3:00 pm15:00

Bonehouse at the Bar

  • The Wild Detectives

Enjoy some local draft beer and local draft poetry at your favorite Dallas bar/bookstore, The Wild Detectives, 3pm Dec. 12

Bonehouse is a group of local poets who believe that good poetry happens within thoughtful community. Poetry is meant to be heard, and they have a particular commitment to inviting listeners to participate in the critical activity of poetry, the experience of a poem.

They take their name from a line in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ "The Caged Skylark" as a reflection of their common interest in the life of the body, a life awkwardly and beautifully strung between spirit and dirt.

Giving Tuesday
Dec
1
12:00 am00:00

Giving Tuesday

Today only:  every donation made to Imagine Dallas through crowdrise.com will get us a little closer to the $25,000 grand prize awarded to the organization that raises the most on #GivingTuesday!

Help us deliver world-class programming to schools and the general public and publish more great writing by making your donation today.

Imagine Dallas has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. 

Bonehouse at the Bar
Nov
21
3:00 pm15:00

Bonehouse at the Bar

  • The Wild Detectives

Does your Autumn lack substantial melancholy? Is Frost just not satisfying your angst? Do you need a beer, coffee, or some eccentric company?