As you may know, our location offers more than just printing presses and offices. We host monthly art exhibits at our gallery ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, offer space for events in our seminar room and conference room, and have the pleasure of sharing our building with multiple nonprofit organizations (with more suites available – contact us to find out more!), including Shakespeare Dallas.

This year, we have been so delighted to welcome to our space literary arts nonprofit, The Writer’s Garret! Their beautiful, book-lined space – while offering us all a cozy-up-and-read kind of vibe – is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the variety of events and services they provide. They reach out not just to writers and readers, but to so many communities in DFW, and further afield, including kids, educators, veterans, and the cancer support community.

Their mission is this:

To foster the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences, by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.


Thea Temple, Executive Director of The Writer’s Garret, expressed her excitement at their new location, stating, “The entire board and staff are thrilled to be part of the Metropolitan space.” At the organization’s Open House in February, several members commented about the offices, “There’s no way to describe it – you have to see it in person!”

According to their website, in their 21 years of promoting the literary arts they have served “over 2 million readers, writers, children and youth, educators and others, sharing with them the value of reading and writing quality, crafted language.” What an accomplishment! We are in astounding company here at our building on Majesty Drive.

You can get involved!
Their website showcases the wide variety of upcoming events offered by The Writer’s Garret. Here’s a snapshot of just a few on the way:

  • Stone Soup Poetry Workshop on March 28, 7-9pm, a recurring event that takes place every 4th Tuesday at Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff.
  • Graphic Novels, Children’s Books, & Zines: Exploring Illustrated Writing on April 15, 1-5pm with instructor A. Kendra Greene, a workshop “for practitioners of text and image—and those who would like to be.”
  • Making a Scene: A Weekend Intensive in Two Parts, April 29-30, with instructor Ellen Myers Fontana is geared especially toward “the aspiring screenwriter on a tight schedule.”

Visit writersgarret.org to find out about more events, how to become a Member, or support them through donating or volunteering.