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, July 18, 2019

7:00 pm start

BookPeople (Third Floor)

603 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703


Free and Open to the Public


"What Makes Writing Poetic?"


It's common for readers--and writers, too--to describe novels as "poetic." Usually this means that the language is lyrical, but the lyric is only one type of poetry and only one style available to poets (and prose writers as well). In this panel, four poets will discuss what "poetic" actually means and all of the style possible within modern poetry. We'll also talk about what prose writers can learn from poetry.



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


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.