2019 In-Person Classes & Workshops

 

Writers' League of Texas Classes and Workshops feature a variety of topics taught by outstanding instructors. Open to members and nonmembers, our classes offer something of interest for all writers - from novice to professional.

Check out the list below and click on the title to register. Information about registration, discounts, terms and conditions, and refunds can be found at the bottom of this page.

For online classes, click here.

 

Schedule

 

Forget Discipline: How to Want Your Way Through Writing a Book

with ire'ne lara silva
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Want to rekindle the fire of your imagination as you start or restart a project?

 

The Agent Search: Tips, Tricks, and Timeless Advice

with Becka Oliver
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Learn the process and expectations for finding a literary agent for your book.

 

Publishing 101: What Authors Need to Know About the Business

with Leila Sales
Saturday, September 14, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Get an insider's view of how the book publishing business works.

 

Layering: A Structured Approach to Revision

with Chaitali Sen
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Want to learn an approach to revision that will allow you to see what your book is missing without getting overwhelmed?

 

Ten Steps to a Leaner, Cleaner, Meaner Manuscript

with Tex Thompson
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University

Learn editing strategies for making your finished draft as tight and gripping as it can be.

 

Sparkling Sentences and Glitzy Grammar

with Tex Thompson
Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University

Finally--a chance to learn grammar in a way that is practical and memorable.

 

Throw More Stones: How to Build Your Character Through Conflict

with Samantha M. Clark
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Want to learn an approach to revision that will allow you to see what your book is missing without getting overwhelmed?

 

The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Story Structure

with Jill Chamberlain
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
ACC Highland, Austin, TX

Learn the difference between story and situation.

 

Character Driven and Intricately Plotted Mysteries

with Sherry Thomas
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
ACC Highland, Austin, TX

Learn an approach to mystery writing that focuses on characters and conflict rather than figuring out your plot in advance.

 

Classes are added periodically, so check back often for updates. Announcements will also be sent to members through the League's Footnotes e-newsletter and by e-mail. Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are open to the public.

 

Registration

Click on the course title to register online with a credit card during the online registration period. For more information, call 512-499-8914. Please scroll down for information on mail-in and walk-up registration.

If you have a disability that requires access accommodations and you wish to attend one of our workshops or classes, please contact the WLT office at least one week prior to the program date.

 
Terms and Conditions

ONLY ticket-holders will be allowed in class. Each ticket is for one person only. No family members, friends, or pets may accompany unless cleared by both WLT staff and the instructor. Ticket-holders must be 18 or over. Some exceptions can be made, but please contact WLT before making a purchase.

Instructors have the right to maintain a class environment necessary for instruction, and registrants may be asked to leave if they continually disrupt the learning atmosphere.

By purchasing a ticket you agree to abide by our registration and refund policies -- as well as all other stated terms and conditions of Writers' League and those of the class venue. Questions? Please contact us via email at wlt@writersleague.org or by phone at 512-499-8914.

 

Walk-Up Registration

NOTICE: If you wish to attend a class, yet online registration has closed, you may arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time on the day of class, unless the class has sold out. Subject to availability and $10 added to class price. Please pay by check or money order. 

 

Registration by Mail

If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

 

Refund Policy

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.
 

Discounts on Workshops

Our classes, workshops, and conferences are open to the public, but members receive special discounts. To join the League, visit the membership page. Discounts vary depending upon the cost of the class, workshop, retreat or conference, yet the bottom line is "you can pay for your membership via the savings offered."

 

Class Location and Parking

For classes held at St. Edward's University, click here.

For classes held at ACC's Highland Campus, click here.

For classes held at ACC's Riverside Campus, click here.

 


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

 

 

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to  www.arts.texas.gov.

 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

 

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit www.stedwards.edu.

 

 


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank Austin Community College for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit
www.austincc.edu