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One Page Salon: Special Texas Book Festival Kick-Off Edition

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11/5/2020 From 7:30PM CST to 9:30 PM CST

Registration for this event is now closed, but you can go to our WLT YouTube Channel at 8pm CDT and watch the live stream. HERE IS THE LINK

The 2020 Texas Book Festival Kick-Off event: The Texas Author Celebration, featuring a special edition of One Page Salon, in partnership with the Texas Center for the Book, the Texas Library and Archive Foundation, the Texas Book Festival, and the Writers' League of Texas.

Join us at 7:30 PM CST for a Texas-sized welcome, including the presentation of the 2020 Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award.

At 8:00 PM CST our featured readers will take the stage - all Texas writers - for the One Page Salon.

One Page Salon (called "the best literary evening in town" by the Austin American-Statesman) is the brainchild of novelist, screenwriter, and comedian Owen Egerton. For this special event to kick-off the 2020 Texas Book Festival, four outstanding authors will read one page from a work in progress - which means the audience will be among the first to hear original new material from these talented writers. The brilliant and funny (and brilliantly funny) Owen Egerton will emcee.

RSVP and we'll send you the link. This event is free and open to all. 

Our featured readers:

Kelli Jo Ford lives in Virginia with her husband Scott Weaver, daughter Cypress, and dog Sylvia Plath Weaver-Ford. Crooked Hallelujah, is her debut novel-in-stories about four generations of Cherokee women, out now with Grove Press. In addition to her work as a freelance writer and editor, she teaches fiction at Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program.





Faylita Hicks (she/her/they) is a poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist. The former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, they are the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019) a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the 2019 Julie Suk Award. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Tin House, Lambda Literary, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and the Right of Return USA, the first fellowship designed exclusively for previously incarcerated artists. Their work has been featured in American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, HuffPost, Longreads, Poetry Magazine, Slate, Texas Observer, Texas Monthly and others. Hicks received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University.





Stephen Graham Jones is the author of seventeen or eighteen novels, six story collections, a couple of standalone novellas, and a couple of one-shot comic books. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels, and is the guy who wrote Mongrels, The Only Good Indians, and Night of the Mannequins. Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado.



Sergio Troncoso is the author of eight books: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust; and as editor, Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence. Nobody’s Pilgrims: A Novel and Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in between Worlds (editor) are forthcoming in 2021. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story, Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, International Latino Book Award for Best Collection of Short Stories, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, and the Silver and Bronze Awards for Multicultural Adult Fiction from ForeWord Reviews.