Greater Denton Arts Council

WRITE IT! 2016

Your Story, Your Style
Saturday, September 10, 9:30-3:30
$35 registration fee (all supplies, refreshments and lunch included)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Presented by Artists Enclave of Denton County and the Greater Denton Arts Council

Join high school students from Denton County and the surrounding communities for the debut writing workshop focused around telling powerful stories through poetry, filmmaking, and journalism!
Questions that we will be exploring include, but are not limited to: 
What impacts you the most?
How do you interact with the world around you?
Where do you hear the voice of your generation?
Do your thoughts inform your art?

**Some of these discussions and activities can bring up intense content**

Workshop leaders include experienced journalists, poets, screenwriters, and documentary filmmakers.

The workshop is only open to the first 15 applicants. 
Deadline to register is Friday, September 2nd

ARTIST BIOS

Linda S. Anderson
Linda S. Anderson, account representative at The Crouch Group in Denton, has over 20 years of communications and marketing experience in the corporate, government and education sectors. Prior to her current position, she was the associate director for marketing and circulation of a state public policy magazine for a major university, served as public information officer for a large state agency, and worked for two Fortune 500 companies in various business communications capacities. She also taught English and journalism at the high school level. Recently, Anderson has added filmmaking to her skill set, writing the script and producing a short documentary. She received a journalism degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and teaching certification from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Susan Carol Davis
Susan Carol Davis is founder of Curious Dog Creative, a consulting service for film production, acting performance and development of clients' dream projects. Working in Walt Disney Studios’ marketing department as well as distribution and development for New York City’s Olive Tree Television paved the way for Susan’s establishment of CDC locally. Documentary films are at the heart of Susan’s interest in film direction with the most recent development of the Living Art film series with producer Linda S. Anderson. Other credits include co-directing the four-time festival award winner, Retno’s Refusal, and associate producing the documentary feature When We Were All Broncos. Susan is a longtime member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, serves on the Governing Board of the Thin Line Festival and chairs Artists Enclave of Denton County.

TK Henderson
TK Henderson is a self-taught screenwriter who was led to write screenplays in 2006.  Since she didn’t know the first thing about writing a movie, she ignored the thought.  It wasn’t until a story developed in her head causing her many sleepless nights that she finally pulled out plain old notebook paper and started writing.
After years of studying her craft, the first feature film she was credited as a writer, ‘Steps of Faith’, has won 13 awards including ‘The Spirit’ award at the 2014 International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.  She was also a finalist for her screenplay, ‘The Garter’, at the 2016 Las Vegas Black Film Festival.  Currently, TK lives in North Texas and just wrapped on a second feature film where she is credited as a writer.

Caitlyn Jones
Caitlyn Jones is a graduate from the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas and currently covers the education beat at the Denton Record-Chronicle. Prior to her time at the Record-Chronicle, she was a breaking news intern at the Dallas Morning News and served as the editor-in-chief for the North Texas Daily, the student-run newspaper at UNT. She was also a video producer in a study abroad program called the Heart of Mexico, where journalism students paired up with students from a university in Mexico for a long-form, online journalism project. She has covered everything from fires to food, bad guys to budgets, and even got the chance to interview Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush.

Anne Keefe
Anne Keefe is the author of a book of poems, Lithopedia (2012), which won the Bull City Press First Book Award. She holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in 2006, she has been a semi-finalist in the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry contest and runner-up for the Maureen Egen award from Poets & Writers. Keefe's poems have appeared in literary journals including Prairie Schooner, The Southeast Review, Cream City Review, The Greensboro Review, The Grove Review, and Ekphrasis. For her scholarly work on contemporary poetry and the visual arts, Keefe won the 2013-14 National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship in poetics at Emory University. She is the publications coordinator at the Meadows Museum in Dallas.

Makayla Price

Makayla Price is a poet, writer and performer in Denton Texas. She has performed with Spiderweb Salon, Seattle’s Rain City Spoken Word Group and the University of North Texas Program Council.  She is a writer for the online entertainment website, The Dentonite. Makayla is co-founder of Denton’s Spoken Word Collective. She graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Arts in English and teacher certification. Makayla works as a ninth grade English teacher for McKinney Boyd High School and is a sponsor of her school’s slam poetry club. She is currently working on her Master of Library Science degree at UNT. 

Jeremy Taub

Jeremy Taub was initially pre-med in school but fell in love with film and eventually graduated from UNT in 2015 where he was Director of Photography for 9 senior student films. He has edited professionally for 8 years and works in video production around the DFW area, including being the editor for the Living Art doc short film about Denton watercolor artist, Jo Williams. Jeremy looks to further his career in documentary, independent film and music videos.

Conor Wallace
Conor Wallace is a singer, songwriter and musician who has collaborated with numerous bands in Texas. He spent the last five years producing Spiderweb Salon. Spiderweb is an arts collective that gives musicians, performers and other artists a platform to present their work to the community.  As co-founder of Spiderweb, Conor has worked on Salon zines, publications that display various performers’ work and experimental art. Before Spiderweb he was a founding member and coordinator of Tex Gallery. Conor recently finished up his solo album titled Friday Mean, which was praised by The Dentonite and Denton Record Chronicle. By day he works for Denton ISD.