Third Thursday

Our Third Thursday program offers free and open to the public monthly discussions on the craft and business of writing. Each month, we focus on a specific topic of interest to writers and readers, bringing together four distinguished panelists for a conversation moderated by the Writers' League of Texas' Program Director.

Third Thursday

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7:00 pm start

BookPeople (Third Floor)

603 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

"The Art of Personal Essays"

Perhaps the defining literary work of the past decade has been the personal essay. An explosion of online literary venues has created more possibilities than ever for individuals to write and publish their real-life stories. This panel of authors will explore the shape that personal essays can take, the perspectives and mechanics of successful essays, and suggestions for where to find models for your own.

 

M. M. (Maude) Adjarian has published her essays, short fiction and poetry in such journals as the Baltimore Review, Grub Street, Verdad, South 85, The Serving House Journal, Pif, Gravel, Glint and Crack the Spine, among others. A senior non-fiction book reviewer at Kirkus, her articles have also appeared in Arts+Culture Texas, Bitch Magazine, Tribeza-Austin and the Dallas Voice. Currently, she is at work on a family memoir provisionally titled This Life That Binds.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Charlotte Gullick is the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College, and she holds a MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her first novel, By Way of Water, was chosen by Jayne Anne Phillips as Grand Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project. Her other awards include a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction a MacDowell Colony Residency, a Ragdale Residency, as well as the Evergreen State College 2012 Teacher Excellence Award. Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Pithead Chapel, Hippocampus, and the LA Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Ecotone, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Quarterly Review, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Austin, Texas.


 

 

Can't attend in Austin? This panel discussion will be recorded and made available as a podcast through Soundcloud.

  

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


WLT would like to thank BookPeople for helping to make the Third Thursday program possible. In addition to providing space for the program, BookPeople kindly offers a 10% discount to WLT members. WLT and BookPeople applaud your support of independent bookstores and local businesses.