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 Writers' 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. This year, again with the generous support of the Tocker Foundation, the program is more than doubling in size and expanding throughout the state.

Below you'll find a list of the 2016/2017 Texas Writes events. 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.

(NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS DATES AND LIBRARIES ARE CONFIRMED; CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES, OR CONSIDER JOINING OUR MAILING LIST.)

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. 

 

 


 

2016/2017 Texas Writes Schedule

 

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00 PM
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 Johnson and Michael Hall
More details here.


Saturday July 23, 2016
10:00 AM
Marfa Public Library
115 East Oak Street, Marfa, Texas 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 AM
Rusk Public Library
207 E. 6th Street, Rusk, Texas 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 PM
Herman Brown Free Library
100 E Washington St., Burnet, Texas 78611
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 715-5228.

Featured authors: Donna Johnson and Carol Dawson
More details here.

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016
1:00 PM
Driscoll Public Library
202 E. Hondo Avenue
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 PM
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 PM
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 PM
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 PM
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 PM

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 PM

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 AM
Mt. Enterprise Library
201 NW 2nd Street
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 AM
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 PM
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 AM

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 Johnson
More details here.

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 AM

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.

In addition, we offer thanks to Linda Ball and Forrest Preece for their kind support n 2015/2016.

For information on becoming a supporter of this or any other Writers' League programming, please contact our Executive Director, Becka Oliver, at (512) 499-8914 or becka@writersleague.org