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Witches, Faeries & Wizards begins 10-28

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“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” ~ Danielle Steele

The black arts have divined their way into our hearts and our love for lore has been listening to us tell their tales of foe and woe. The supernatural world surrounds us—on all continents, in all aspects of our mundane lives—yet we know little of how or why.

In this class, we will not only study the origins of the supernatural, especially those areas common to paranormal and fantasy literature, but also study how they affect us and therefore affect your readers as we divine the supernatural world.

WHAT: Witches, Faeries & Wizards: Divining the Supernatural for Writers of Paranormal & Speculative Fiction

WHEN: Oct 28 – Nov 24 (can register anytime during the first week of class, tell them Alley sent you)

WHERE: registration page

WHO: Pat Hauldren (Alley)




Truths, Trollops & Tropes

Sorry, my other blog got corrupted.

Here’s Truths Trollops and Tropes in Paranormal and Speculative Fiction lesson backup site.

Please let me know if you have any problems.



5pm Mini-Class Sat Aug 10

Teresa PattersonThis month’s Mini-Class presenter is local writer

Teresa Patterson.

Teresa co-authored

The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time,

The Word of Shannara,

No Quarter,

Combat Corpsman.


Teresa lives in Arlington and works as a balloon sculptor and show horse trainer. She says, “In the past I worked as a movie extra and managed a jousting and horseback combat show at a local renaissance fair. My other interests include scuba diving, Tai Chi, medieval re-enactment, archery, and being a mom to cats and horses.”

Teresa runs her own writing group (which is where I met her many many years ago) and has written and published short stories. You have probably seen Teresa at FenCon and ConDFW.

You can find out a lot more about Teresa here: “Teresa Patterson: Living the Fantasy

Teresa will also be our special guest for the workshop and will be participating in the critiques.

I’m excited to have Teresa with our group! Be sure to carve a niche in your schedule for 5pm this Sat!


Yur’s Night Sat Apr 13

Yuri's Night Sat April 13 at Benbrook LibraryOur regular meeting in April is Saturday, April 13. However, we are changing the time and venue for this meeting only.


NEW VENUE: Benbrook Library, Benbrook, TX

WHEN: Sat, April 13, 2013 ONLY

We will be celebrating Yuri’s Night with the Greater Ft. Worth Moon Society and the National Space Society of North Texas with films starting at noon, the NTSFW meeting at 3, and awards and readings at 6pm.

Yuri’s Night is an annual world-wide celebration of the first manned space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and the first flight of NASA’s space shuttle program. People around the world celebrate wtih parties, star viewing, films, readings, and more.

Public welcome, great for families!

See you NTSFW peeps there Saturday, April 13, at 3pm at the Benbrook Library. 

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