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WLT Presents One Page Salon

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Location
The North Door
501 Brushy Street
Austin, TX 78702

6/5/2018 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. During the course of the evening, five 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 Writers' League staff). 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 debuting 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 these awesome writers:

 

Meg Gardiner is the Edgar Award-winning author of fourteen novels, which have been called “Hitchcockian” (USA Today) and “nailbiting and moving” (Guardian). They have been bestsellers in the U.S. and internationally and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Into the Black Nowhere, her current title, is the second novel in the UNSUB series, featuring rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix. Publishers Weekly calls it “excellent.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls it “thrilling and un-put-downable.” The first novel in the series, UNSUB, has been nominated for a Barry Award for Best Thriller, and is in development as a television series by CBS. The Evan Delaney novels feature a feisty journalist from Santa Barbara, California. Stephen King calls them “simply put, the finest crime-suspense series I’ve come across in the last twenty years.” Beyond writing, Meg is a three-time Jeopardy! champion and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

 

 

Charlotte Gullick is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds BA in Literature/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis as well as a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship for Fiction, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, and residencies at MacDowell and Ragdale.

 

 

 

 

 

Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Ecotone, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Quarterly Review, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Christina Soontornvat is the author of the Changelings series. She spent most of her formative years either manning the counter of her parents’ Thai restaurant or loitering around local science museums. After earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) and Science Education (M.S.), she spent the next ten years in the informal science education field as an educator, exhibit developer, and consultant. She began writing fiction soon after her eldest daughter was born. Her and her family travel often to the woods of rural Tennessee, the inspiration for my first novel’s setting. It’s a magical place where, in the right light, you can spot a gaggle of faerie children running barefoot through the trees. Or that might just be her daughters and their cousins, up to their usual mischief.