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WLT Presents One Page Salon & People of Color in Publishing Fundraiser LIVE WEBINAR

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8/1/2020 From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM CDT

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

One of Austin's most beloved reading series - One Page Salon - has gone virtual and teamed up with the Writers' League of Texas for a series of special monthly events featuring quick readings, feel good fundraising, and lots of literary shenanigans.

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 virtual event, five 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.

All proceeds from this August event will go to support the organization People of Color in Publishing. IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION, simply select the "RSVP
 + donation" option. If you'd like to donate more than $10 (thank you for considering it!) increase the number from 1 to whatever.

People of Color in Publishing is a grassroots organization created by book publishing professionals dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members throughout the industry, we seek to create a safe and inclusive space celebrating and promoting diversity. Through a planning committee and network of chaired subcommittees, we advocate and foster career development and advancement of people of color (including Native/Indigenous) professionals’ work. You can learn more at

Of course, we also know that many in our community are experiencing lost wages and work right now and we don't want this event to be cost prohibitive. If you can't make a donation this time around, simply select "RSVP +
 no donation" and you'll be added to the registration list at no charge, no problem!

Our readers:


Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently GESUNDHEIT! (with Sam Herschel Wein & out from Glass Poetry Press). His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, and The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence and co-runs the journal, Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles.



Manuel Gonzales is the author of the novel The Regional Office is Under Attack! and the acclaimed story collection The Miniature Wife, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A graduate of the Columbia University Creative Writing Program, he teaches writing at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer.







Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Trust of Amy Lowell, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her new book, The Nightfields, was published by Penguin on July 7th.







Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and raised in Wyoming. She earned her MA from the University of Wyoming, and her MFA at the University of Houston. Her short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians was the winner of the 2014 PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, and The Asian American Literary Review among others. She teaches at the University of Wyoming and at the MFA program at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She is currently the Walter Jackson Bate fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.






Rachel Barchus is a wordsmith with 20+ years in higher education communications and nonprofit grant writing. A personal essayist, she writes creatively with purpose. She aims to "make facts dance” like a word choreographer. Rachel's personal essays range from the serious to the humorous, from the comfortable to the uncomfortable, but always with the intent of honoring the written word.