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WLT Presents One Page Salon

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The North Door
501 Brushy Street
Austin, TX 78702

6/4/2019 From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

One of Austin's most beloved reading series - One Page Salon - is teaming up with the Writers' League of Texas for a special evening of quick readings, slow drinking, 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.
Four outstanding writers (who have all participated in WLT programs in the past year) will read one page from a work in progress.

Confirmed readers include poet/nonfiction writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Texas Monthly reporter Michael Hall, poet/novelist/essayist ire'ne lara silva, and Texas Book Festival literary director Julie Wernersbach.

The brilliant and funny (and brilliantly funny) Owen Egerton will emcee (with special appearances from your friendly WLT staffers), and there will be a cash bar plus tacos from Pueblo Viejo, one of the best taco places in Austin.

During the course of the evening, writers will read a single page from a work in progress (goodbye, literary readings that go on and on and on) and answer three questions from the hosts (hello, witty banter with the incomparable Owen Egerton). Midway through, there's a break for eating (tacos!), drinking (the cash bar will have beer, soda, and more), and talking (this. is. the. best. part.).

One person from the audience will have the opportunity to read one page of their work. If you're interested, bring the page and grab a lottery ticket when you arrive. We'll also be bringing back, by popular demand, the One Sentence Salon (what?? How can there be so much fun had in one night??  Impossible!)

Come for the tacos and beer, stay for the sneak peek at some terrific writings-in-progress from some awesome writers. We hope to see you there!