Hurry! Gay author Wade Rouse starts his two-day writing workshop in Fairview tonight

Tonight and tomorrow, author Wade Rouse comes to (way) North Texas to help budding writers with their craft. This is a guy who knocked out two books in 2011:  It’s All Relative: A Memoir of Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays and 50 Boxes of Wine and as creator and editor of the dog anthology, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales about Man’s Best Friends by America’s Favorite Humorists. So I’d recommend taking good notes with what he has to say. From Rouse’s website.

We are doing it up Texas Style!!! We are coming to Dallas and stopping by to say “Howdy!” A two-day evening workshop is just what we ordered up for you. Let’s see if those writing stars shine big and bright deep in the heart of Texas!! Treat yourself to an intensive literary renewal that will cover everything from how to get your book published, to life-changing writing exercises. It’s sure to be a memorable experience…invite a friend and we’ll see you there! They say everything is bigger in Texas so come on out to the retreat and prove it!!

Rouse’s workshop happens at A Real Bookstore in Fairview, Tex., which is roughly 30 miles north of here. Both sessions will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to register (you better hurry), click here.

—  Rich Lopez

WORKING FOR EQUALITY

RAISING FUNDS  | Out & Equal DFW Council held “Deep in the Heart of Texas” at Times Ten Cellars on Aug. 18. The event was the organization’s fifth fundraiser to support its educational programming in the DFW area and to support scholarships to attend the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, set for Oct. 25-28 at the Hilton Anatole. Pictured are Gib Murray of Raytheon, left, Jeffrey Gorczynski of Citi, center, and Paul von Wupperfeld of Texas Instruments.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 2, 2011.

—  Michael Stephens