Texas Writes

 

 

To be considered for Texas Writes programming, please complete both pages of this form and return it to Becka Oliver, Executive Director, Writers’ League of Texas via email attachment (becka@writersleague.org) or via mail to WLT, 611 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200A3, Austin, TX 78704, attn: Becka Oliver. Questions? Call us at 512-499-8914.  (NOTE: Only libraries that reside in communities of less than 12,000 are eligible; if you're not sure if you qualify, reach out.)

 

 

About Texas Writes:

Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public. 

The Writer
s' League of Texas, supported by a grant from the Tocker Foundation, established the Texas Writes program in 2013 with five visits to rural libraries in Central Texas. Now in its fifth year, this program has hosted 45 visits and impacted hundreds of writers in communities across the state.

Below you'll find a list of the upcoming 2018/20189 Texas Writes events (below that, you'll see where we visited in 2017/2018). This list is updated periodically as new events are added, so please do check back occasionally if you're wondering about a program coming to a library near you. Each Texas Writes event lasts approximately 3 hours and refreshments are provided.


If you have any questions about the Texas Writes program or you're a librarian interested in learning more about participation in Texas Writes, please do email us at wlt@writersleague.org or call us at (512) 499-8914. 

 

Upcoming Event: 

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 a.m.

​Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th Street, Hallettsville, TX 77964
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 798-3243.
More details soon!

 


2018/2019 Texas Writes Schedule 

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Kaufman County Library
3790 S. Houston St. Kaufman, TX 75142
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (972) 932-6222.
Featured authors: Charlotte Gullick and Joe Milazzo
More details here.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Olton Area Library
701 Main Olton, TX 79064
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (806) 285-7772.
Featured authors: Jennifer duBois and David Eric Tomlinson
More details here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Sutton County Library 
306 E. Mulberry Street, Sonora, TX 76950
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 387-2111.
Featured authors: Donna M. Johnson and Nan Cuba
More details here

Thursday, November 1, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Yoakum County Library - Plains
901 Ave. E., Plains, TX 79355
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (806) 456-8725.
Featured authors: Tex Thompson and Karen Witemeyer
More details here.

Friday, November 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Bridge City Public Library
101 Parkside Drive, Bridge City, TX 77611
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (409) 735-4242.

Featured authors: Christie Craig and Michael Hall
More details here.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 a.m.

Krum Public Library 
815 E. McCart Street, Krum, TX 76249
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (940) 482-3455.

Featured authors: Rachel Starnes and Kathleen Kent
More details here.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 a.m.

​Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th Street, Hallettsville, TX 77964
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 798-3243.
More details soon!

2017/2018 Texas Writes Schedule 

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Bosque Arts Center (Hosted by the Nellie Pederson Civic Library)
215 S. College Hill Dr., Clifton, TX 76634
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (254) 675-6495.
Featured authors: Greg Garrett and Jennifer duBois & Meg Gardiner and Jeramey Kraatz
More details
here
.

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Shallowater School County Library
1202 12th St., Shallowater, TX 79363
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (806) 832-4951.
Featured authors: Charlotte Gullick and Donna M. Johnson
More details
here
.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Alpine Public Library
805 W. Avenue E., Alpine, TX 79830
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (432) 837-2621.
Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Donna M. Johnson
More details here.

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Comfort Public Library
701 High Street, Comfort, TX 78013
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 995-2398.
Featured authors: Stacey Swann and Michael Hall
More details here

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Alvarado Public Library
210 N. Baugh Street, Alvarado, TX 76009
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (817) 783-7323.
Featured authors: Jeramey Kraatz and Karen Witemeyer
More details here.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 Front Street, Yoakum, TX 77995
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 293-5001.
Featured authors: Nikki Loftin and Christie Craig
More details here.


Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 a.m.

East Texas Regional Arts Center (Hosted by the Jasper Public Library)
364 N. Austin Street, Jasper, TX 75951
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (409) 384-3791.
Featured authors: Suzy Spencer and Reavis Z. Wortham
More details here. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library
410 Post Hill Street, Mason, TX 76856
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 347-5446.
Featured authors: Amy Gentry and Donna M. Johnson
More details
here

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Tom Burnett Memorial Library
400 W. Alameda, Iowa Park, TX 76367
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (940) 592-4981.
Featured authors: Kathleen Kent and Jeramey Kraatz
More details here.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Spicewood Elementary School (Hosted by the Spicewood Community Library)
1005 Texas Spur 191, Spicewood, TX 78669
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 693-7892.
Featured presenters: Becka Oliver and Michael Noll
More details here.


Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Peñitas Public Library
1111 S. Main Street, Peñitas, TX 78576
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (956) 583-5656.

Featured presenters: Charlotte Gullick and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
More details here

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Bonham Public Library
305 E. 5th Street, Bonham, TX 75418
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (903) 583-3128.
Featured presenters: Meg Gardiner and David Eric Tomlinson
More details here.

 

 

 

 

 A big THANK YOU to the Tocker Foundation for its generous support of the Texas Writes program.