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 2017/2018 Texas Writes events (below that, you'll see where we visited in 2016/2017). 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 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.


 

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 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 Front Street, Yoakum, TX 77995
More details to come!

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

Jasper Public Library
175 E. Water Street, Jasper, TX 75951
More details to come!

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

Tom Burnett Memorial Library
400 W. Alameda, Iowa Park, TX 76367
More details to come!
 

 

2016/2017 Texas Writes Schedule

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Marathon Public Library***
106 NE 3rd St., Marathon, TX 79842
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (432) 386-4136.
***Meet at the Marathon Public Library at 1pm; the program will take place across the way at the Community Center.

Featured authors: Donna M. Johnson and Michael Hall
More details
here.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Marfa Public Library
115 East Oak St., Marfa, TX 79843
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (432) 729-4631.
Featured authors: Charlotte Gullick and Scott Wiggerman
More details
here.

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Rusk Public Library
207 E. 6th St., Rusk, TX 75785
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (903) 683-5916.
Featured authors: Greg Garrett and Debra Winegarten
More details
here.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Herman Brown Free Library
100 E Washington St., Burnet, TX 78611
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 715-5228.
Featured authors: Donna M. Johnson and Carol Dawson
More details
here.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Driscoll Public Library
202 E. Hondo Ave., Devine, TX 78016
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 663-2993.
Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Reavis Wortham
More details
here
.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Salado Public Library
1151 N. Main St., Salado, TX 76571
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (254) 947-9191.
Featured authors: Elizabeth Crook and Steve Harrigan
More details
here.


Saturday, November 19, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Elgin Public Library
404 N. Main St., Elgin, TX 78621
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 281-5678.
Featured authors: Debra Winegarten and Greg Garrett
More details
here.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
1:00 p.m.
City of Wolfforth Library
508 E Hwy 62/82, Wolfforth, TX 79382
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (806) 855-4150.
Featured authors: Jodi Thomas and Karen Witemeyer
More details
here.


Thursday, January 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Jackson County Memorial Library
411 N. Wells St., Edna, TX 77957
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 782-2162.
Featured authors: Christie Craig and Varian Johnson
More details
here
.

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Livingston Municipal Library
707 N. Tyler Ave., Livingston, TX 77351
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (936) 327-4252.
Featured authors: Charlotte Gullick and Suzy Spencer
More details
here.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Live Oak County Library
402 Houston St., George West, TX 78022
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 449-1124.
Featured authors: Nan Cuba and Amanda Eyre Ward
More details
here.



Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Mt. Enterprise Library
201 NW 2nd St., Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (903) 822-3532.
Featured authors: Kathleen Baldwin and Charlotte Gullick
More details
here.


Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Lillie Russell Memorial Library
200 E. Hubbard St., Lindale, TX 75771
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (903) 882-1900.
Featured authors: Jeramey Kraatz and Liz Garton Scanlon
More details
here.


Saturday, February 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Hood County Library
222 N. Travis St., Granbury, TX 76048
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (817) 573-3569.
Featured: Meg Gardiner and Susan Wittig Albert
More details
here
.

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Yorktown Public Library
103 W. Main St., Yorktown, TX 78164
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (361) 782-2162.
Featured authors: Greg Garrett and Donna M. Johnson
More details
here.

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Andrews County Library
109 NW 1st St., Andrews, TX 79714

If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (432) 523-9819.
Featured Authors: Chaitali Sen and Natalia Sylvester 
More details
here.

    
 

 

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