"The Writers' League of Texas makes me feel like a proud momma. I can't believe this group I helped start with potlucks and cheap wine in my backyard has grown into such a vast enterprise. My entire motivation was the loneliness of the writing life, and WLT still offers the cure for that and most other writer afflictions." -- Sarah Bird, member since, well, the beginning...
2016 marks the Writers' League of Texas' 35th Anniversary. We're at close to 1300 members strong and doing great work every day that services our mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of writers across this great state of ours and beyond. With programming in communities large and small, from presentations in rural libraries and public schools to an annual Agents & Editors Conference that's among the very best nationwide to a Summer Writing Retreat that has been called "transformative".
In three and a half short decades, we've had a big impact on writers in Texas and beyond. As we celebrate the big "35" in 2016, we're marveling at the statistics: Our school visits program, Project WISE, has impacted more than 40,000 school kids since 2006. 40,000! Our weekend classes are attended by more than 1,000 writers each year, and our rural library program, Texas Writes, has visited close to 30 libraries since 2013, reaching more than 700 writers in communities across the state. 2016 will mark the 10th Anniversary of our Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine, which brings together 100 writers every year. And our Agents & Editors Conference will bring together writers and industry professionals in Austin for the 23rd time this June.
Share Your Writers' League of Texas Story!
We're collecting stories, memorabilia, and photos from our members past and present to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. We've created a form to make it easy to share stories or photos from our history. Click here to submit your contribution.