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Books in the Basin 2016 - Odessa, TX

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Odessa College - Saulsbury Campus Center
201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764

4/9/2016 to 4/10/2016 From 9 am to 12 pm

Join the Writers' League of Texas at Books in the Basin, in Odessa, TX! WLT staff will be available at our exhibitor table throughout the weekend to answer questions about WLT programming and to meet members and prospective members alike. We're also hosting a panel on "Being A Good Literary Citizen": join us and guest authors to discuss what reading and literacy can do for a community. Visit the Books in the Basin website for a full schedule of the weekend's programming.

Our "Being A Good Literary Citizen" panel will be moderated by WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver and our distinguished panelists will be...

Claire Banschbach was born and raised in Midland, TX, the fourth of eight children. She was homeschooled through high school and is now a proud member of the Texas A&M University class of 2014. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.






Lev Grossman’s #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy has been published in 25 countries. It debuted as an NBC/Universal television series on the SyFy channel this January. For the past decade, Grossman has been both the book critic and the lead technology writer at Time, covering virtually every cultural and technological revolution of the new millennium. He has interviewed and profiled the major drivers of cultural change in the Internet era, from Steve Jobs to Jonathan Franzen to John Green. Grossman has also written for Wired, The Believer, and The Village Voice among many others.



Jeramey Kraatz is the author of the children's book series The Cloak Society from HarperCollins. His essays and short fiction have been featured in places like Salon, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Gizmodo. Jeramey is a graduate of the MFA writing program at Columbia University and currently teaches writing at Texas Christian University.







Michelle Newby Lancaster is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Writers' League of Texas, and PEN America. Michelle is a book reviewer for Foreword Reviews, freelance writer and literary critic, blogger at Her reviews appear in Pleiades Magazine, High Country News, The Rumpus, BookSlut, Rain Taxi, World Literature Today, South85 Journal, The Review Review, Concho River Review, Monkeybicycle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Atticus Review, and The Collagist.