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WLT Presents One Page Salon & Deep Vellum Emergency Fund Fundraiser LIVE WEBINAR

6/6/2020 From 8:00 PM CDT to 9:30 PM CDT


One of Austin's most beloved reading series - One Page Salon - is going virtual and teaming up with the Writers' League of Texas for a special evening of 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.

PLUS: The One Page Salon Lottery goes virtual! We'll be continuing the tradition of having one audience member read one page from a work in progress - this time, the lucky winner will be added to the slate of readers for the next live event, July 11. If you'd like to enter the lottery for a chance to be our July OPS Lottery Readerfill out this form and join us at the event on June 6th to see if your name is called.

All proceeds from this June event will go to support the newly announced Deep Vellum Emergency Fund for Texas Literary Artists. IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION, simply select the "Suggested Donation" option. If you'd like to donate more than $10 (thank you for considering it!) increase the number from 1 to whatever.

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 and you'll be added to the registration list at no charge, no problem!



Tim Bauer


Bill Cotter was born in Dallas in 1964. His first two novels, Fever Chart and The Parallel Apartments, were published by McSweeney’s. A middle-grade adventure novel, Saint Philomene's Infirmary, was published by Henry Holt in 2018, and the sequel, Second Chance, will be out early next year. Cotter's short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. An essay, "The Gentleman's Library," was awarded a Pushcart Prize. Cotter lives in Austin, where he labors as an antiquarian bookseller.







Sanderia Faye, PhD, is a Professor at Southern Methodist University. She is also a professional speaker, activist and sommelier, where she pairs wine with books. Her novel, Mourner’s Bench, is the winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit for fiction, and Arkansas Library Association, Arkansiana Award. She is the founder and host of LitNight Reading Series. Faye’s work has appeared in the Southwest Review, Rain Taxi, Nat Brut, the Collagist and other literary journals.




Jennifer Hritz is the author of two novels, The Crossing and I, too, Have Suffered in the Garden. Winner of the Chris O'Malley Fiction Prize, she holds an M.A. in Literature and Language and a Ph.D. in American Literature. Themes of memory, psychological trauma, and betrayal fill her fiction, including her forthcoming novel, Slow Burn, which will be released this fall. Her short story, “The Killing Jar,” was recently named First Runner-Up for the Los Angeles Review Short Fiction Award and was published in February. She lives in Austin, where she writes and teaches creative writing workshops for girls.





John Pipkin’s first novel, Woodsburner, was published to national acclaim by Doubleday in 2009. Woodsburner won the New York Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Massachusetts Center for the Book Novel Prize, and the Texas Institute of Letters Stephen Turner Prize for First Novel. His novel The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter was published by Bloomsbury in 2016. John has been a Dobie Paisano Fellow at UT-Austin and a fellow at the MacDowell Artist's Colony in New Hampshire. John teaches at UT-Austin and in the Low-residency MFA Program at Spalding University in Louisville, KY.