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"Sparkling Sentences and Glitzy Grammar" with Tex Thompson

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

9/28/2019 From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Finally--a chance to learn grammar in a way that is practical and memorable.

Are you tired of apologizing for your lack of syntactical savvy? Sick of crying in your commas, panicking over prepositions, and second-guessing your sentences? It’s not too late to become a confident writer! Join us as we ditch the sentence diagrams and MLA handbooks to focus exclusively on the grammar issues that are relevant for storytellers of all stripes – in a fun, fearless, fast-paced workshop guaranteed to leave you feeling empowered and inspired!



  • You wish you understood grammar better but don't want the usual, tedious grammar instruction.
  • You're finishing a draft that you will send to agents or editors.
  • You want to improve the sentence-level quality of your writing.



  • "Some really great food for thought about things I think a lot of writers take for granted: sentence structure, and how to really get to 'less is more.'"
  • "I too often just draft with the hope to make great sentences immediately, and end up putting too much pressure on myself. This class reminded me to see the sentence/paragraph structuring as a process that comes later down the line. I've already experienced a change in my writing!"
  • "Tex's vibrant personality really sells the class, definitely never boring."



Tex Thompson is an instructor for the Writers Path at SMU and the author of the internationally-published Children of the Drought series. She is also the founder and 'chief instigator' for WORD - Writers Organizations 'Round Dallas. When she's not leading the charge at home in Dallas, Tex brings her particular brand of 'red-penthusiasm' to conferences, conventions, and workshops all over the country.



St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Trustee Hall 303. You can find a St. Edward's University campus map here.



$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, September 26. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit