Texas Writes

 

 

To be considered for Texas Writes programming, please complete both pages of this form and return it to Kelsey Williams, Member Services Manager, via email attachment (kelsey@writersleague.org) or via mail to WLT, 611 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200A3, Austin, TX 78704, attn: Kelsey Williams. 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.

Since 2013, we’ve visited more than sixty libraries in communities of 12,000 or less.

Including:

Alpine, Alvarado, Andrews, Atlanta, Bee Cave, Bonham, Bowie, Bridge City, Bulverde, Burnet, Chico, Clifton, Comfort, Crockett, Devine, Diboll, Edna, Elgin, Fort Davis, Franklin, George West, Granbury, Hallettsville, Harper, Hughes Springs, Iowa Park, Jasper, Johnson City, Kaufman, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lindale, Livingston, Llano, Mt. Enterprise, Marathon, Marble Falls, Marfa, Mason, Olton, Palacios, Pearsall, Peñitas, Plains, Pottsboro, Rusk, Salado, Shallowater, Silverton, Snyder, Sonora, Spicewood, Taylor, Waskom, West, Wimberley, Wolfe City, Wolfforth, Woodville, Yoakum, Yorktown.

 

Below you'll find a list of the upcoming 2019/2020 Texas Writes events (below that, you'll see where we visited in 2018/2019). 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. 

 

 


 

2019/2020 Texas Writes Schedule 

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m.

McCulloch County Library
401 E. Commerce Brady, TX 76825

If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 597-2617.
Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Rachel Starnes
More details here

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. 

Lakehills Area Library
7200 FM 1283 Lakehills, TX 78063
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 510-2777.
Featured authors: Donna M. Johnson and Naomi Shihab Nye
More details here

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Carl and 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: Stacey Swann and Jessica Wilbanks
More details here.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Bandera Public Library
515 Main Street Bandera, TX 78003
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 796-4213.
Featured authors: Carol Dawson and Charlotte Gullick
More details here. 

Saturday, January 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Decatur Public Library
1700 S. Hwy 51 Decatur, TX 76234
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (940) 393-0290.
More details here.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Medina Community Library
13948 State Hwy 16 N Medina, TX 78055
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 589-2825.
Featured authors: Nan Cuba and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
More details here.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Burkburnett Library 
215 E. 4th Street Burkburnett, TX 76354
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (940) 569-2991.
More details here.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Reagan County Library
300 Courthouse Square Big Lake, TX 76932
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 884-2854.
More details here.


 

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
1:00 p.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.
Featured authors: Carol Dawson and Joy Preble
More details here.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 a.m.

Harper Public Library
23247 West US Hwy 290, Harper, TX 78631
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 864-4993.
Featured authors: Natalia Sylvester and Marshall Ryan Maresca
More details here.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
10 a.m.
Lake Dallas Public Library
302 S. Shady Shores Rd, Lake Dallas, TX 75065
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (940) 497-3566.
Featured authors: ire'ne lara silva and Nikki Loftin
More details here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1 p.m.

Onalaska Public Library
372 South FM 356, Onalaska, Texas 77360
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (936)-646-2665.

Featured authors: Joy Preble and Reavis Wortham
More details here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
10 a.m.

Sterling County Public Library
301 Main St., Sterling City, TX 76951
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 378-2212.
Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Michael Hall
More details here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 a.m.

Dublin Public Library
206 W. Blackjack Street, Dublin, TX 76446
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (254) 445-4141.
Featured authors: Charlotte Gullick and Karen Witemeyer
More details here.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 a.m.

Wimberley Village Library
400 FM 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 847-2188.
Featured authors: Jennifer DuBois and Sasha West
More details here.

  

 

 

 

 

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